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Maybe I'm blind, but I have been unable to find the pregens mentioned in the blog post. Are those available somewhere? I know of some players who want to try the new mechanics in play before they commit to building a character when we run at the LGS.

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Sasha Lindley Hall wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

No ranged attacks. Slam and trample would be otherwise unaffected.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

I ran this 2x at Origins and saw some very creative solutions. In one party they [/spoiler]...they had two level 8 pregens who were unaffected by the medium radiation in their ilvl armor suits. We had a Ysoki (we'll call him Ysoki A) who happened to be high enough ilvl armor, but then we had the other Ysoki (we'll call him Ysoki B) in ilvl 5 armor.

Ysoki A grabbed the Mk2 Null Space Chamber they found and Ysoki B hopped inside to reduce his exposure time, at which point Ysoki A stuffed the chamber containing Ysoki B into his cheek pouch. When skill checks were needed or combat imminent, Ysoki A would spit out the chamber as a swift on one turn, then summon Ysoki B out of the pouch on the second turn, at which point Ysoki B then fell prone out of the pouch and began participating in combat for 30-42 seconds, then hopped back into the pouch.

As he was the only one initially affected by the radiation, he was the only one eligible for the boon.[/spoiler]

On a note regarding the personal boon, I totally took the first option for my GM credit for my Manifold Host Maraquois. Now when he hits Tier 3, he will be able to use it combined with the race boon. Let's be honest, a Daredevil (Versatile Movement) Operative Maraquois with that particular benefit is too much fun to pass up the opportunity to play!

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Awesome! Thank you so much for the clarification on this. I had a lot of fun running it last night and the players had a blast. You might find it entertaining to know that a Technomancer used a spell grenade to target "something" in encounter D2 that had a confusion effect. I was not prepared for that, but had a great time working through it with the players at the table!

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Second question: Since Ipsoth’s Balloon attack requires the foe to be adjacent and immediately lifts the opponent 30’ into the air, this would also provoke an AoO, but it’s currently his turn. If a second PC were to approach him, (he has reach) would they provoke since he hasn’t acted since his last turn, or would provoking on his turn count as “after” for those purposes?

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

On optional encounter C, it says to reduce the players credits is they defeat the Formians. Should this deduction be if they don’t defeat them or did I miss the point of the penalty in the deduction?

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Gabbers "Gab" McTalkington wrote:
Was everyone supposed to get this, or was it tied only with certain specific missions?

Spoiler:
Your GM was supposed to offer you a choice
Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Arc Riley wrote:

As I understand the entirety of Dead Suns is already sanctioned by page 1 which defines the level ranges and story content, just awaiting chronicle sheets.

So if I were you I'd keep it on the current schedule but collect everyone's email addresses. Send chronicle sheets out when they become available.

Arc, you are correct. All 6 books are sanctioned. The problem is player lockout. Until you have a chronicle for book 4, you cannot legally play that character in anything. At all. Period. Until the chronicle for 4 is received on that player. So while 5 and 6 are sanctioned for play (even though items/races are not) you cannot play 5 if your character is locked out on 4. Neither can you play any scenarios on that character. It's not so much about sanctioning as it is about "multi-session adventures and extended play" per the roleplaying guild guide.

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Mr. Bonkers wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
Star Knight gives you proficiency if you already have Heavy Armor proficiency.
Actually, it doesn't. It gives either light armor proficiency, heavy armor proficiency, or fortification if you are already proficient with both. I think he just wore it without proficiency. Yes, you do get lower EAC/KAC, but that wasn't the point of the build. The point was to have a lot of stamina, DR 5/- and just tank the hits whenever necessary. Which can be a good method, especially if you can also heal yourself when needed.

That was exactly the case. Half move speed, -EAC/KAC, etc. He was not proficient. He was just built to get in, administer treatment and get out. Mind thrust or magic missile when there's no healing to be done. Legit combat medic.

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So, to answer the question in your post title, without reading your post, an emphatic HELL YES, YOU CAN!!!”

Let me tell you about a mystic I GM’d for at Origins. Tier 5-6, 4 player. He was a level 6 Mystic doctor.

The doc wore powered armor with DR/5- and a force field. He also took Technomantic Dabbler and carried no weapons. When he would recall knowledge, the first thing he would tell me was that he was trying to remember wether or not Mind Thrust was effective against this type of creature. He literally acted as a front line fighter built primarily around Con, Wis and Dex with some Int iirc. He would run in to touch patty members, eat AoOs in the process and generally not care. If no one needed his medical services he would Mind Thrust or Magic Missile accordingly. He never needed a weapon.

This guy was a real treat to have at the table and built an outstanding combat medic. This goes to prove that if he can tank mobs and receive a proper front-line beating, you can absolutely make a melee Mystic!

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

That would require the champion boon to exist in the first place. Unless I’m mistaken, the J one does not yet exist.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

I would agree with you. Earning the boon does not count toward any check boxes, so you could conceivably earn the boon (through any means) then GM it for your first check box(es).

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

I think the tiers should be ability based. In SFS, 4-level tiers make perfect sense for a few reasons.

Weapon proficiency in SF at level 3 is a complete game changer. Factor in additional feats at 3 and 5 (4 additional feats in the case of the soldier) and having even a single level 5 at a tier 1-2 table becomes completely broken and pointless. The 5 at a table with levels 5, 1, 1, 1 (APL 2), 5, 3, 2, 1, 1 (APL 2.4), 5, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1 (APL 2.3) or a 5, 3, 3, 1, 1, 1 (APL 2.3) will hit everything on a 4 or 5, probably one-shot most NPCs, obliterate skill checks, and make the whole game no different for the low level players than it would be if they were to just watch someone else play and listen to the story. A level 5 in tier 1-2 would be obnoxious and ridiculous in terms of SF scaling.
If PF2 scales like SF does, then the tiers need to progress like SF does.

Second, if you care about new players and omission of unnecessary complication as a design aspect, adding a sandwich tier between the tiers doesn't seem to be value-added or help your case.

Frankly, limiting the sub-tiers to one increase per feat universally obtained is one of the best things Paizo did with SFS. Limiting the tiers to a maximum of 2 complete sub-tiers per tier that every player neatly fits into also makes great sense.

Anything larger than two sub-tiers should be reserved for multi-table specials.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

I believe Thursty’s spoiler above implies 2 factions available to support in the future. Possible divisions and political malarkey, infighting, all kinds of fun. Stay tuned to Absalom Station’s Syndicated News for all the latest drama!

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Thursty, we appreciate all you do for the SFS OP program. I would like to second the idea that we’ve got it pretty good compared to what PFS has. While we eagerly anticipate sanctioning, I think we also eagerly anticipate our monthly scenario drops. I imagine that having to choose which to delay would result in a nearly unanimous agreement that the scenario drops should have priority.

Thank you for keeping active and telling us where things are. No news is worse than bad news and I appreciate your keeping us out of the dark. Except for your evil menacing plots. I spend far more time than I should trying to hypothesize what nefarious plot twist will come from the dastardly duo of Thursty and John.

Thanks for all you do and stay thirsty, Thursty.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

I offered that up, but nobody here wants to have characters locked out from other scenarios while they wait on a chronicle.

Basically, if they were to play 4, they cannot play 5 or any other scenario for credit, until they receive the chronicle for 4. My players unanimously elected to wait for a chronicle rather than risk lock out or having to play 5 for no Society credit until the chronicle is released.

“Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide Version 1.0, pg. 11” wrote:
Roleplaying Guild characters can only played in one scenario or Adventure Path at a time. Characters are considered to be playing in a scenario or Adventure Path until they receive a Chronicle sheet for sanctioned content.

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Bill Baldwin wrote:
Arc Riley wrote:
Bill Baldwin wrote:
(AP2...)
After GMing it I wanted to hit the book with a flame thrower to ensure no larvae survived. AP2 made all the PCs wish for death. AP3 was so much nicer.
Disease & Poison are strangely harsh on the players in a game that mostly isn't.

My 8 year old daughter decided to play SFS for the first time recently, so I happily GMd a table for her to sit at in our LGS. I rendered her pregen unconscious with sleeping gas in that scenario. The party had to help her handle it. She had a good time though and took it in stride. She wants to play a character with a higher fort save next time, however.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

No. Nothing any more official than the boon text. Each scenario can only be used once. No distinction between GM or Play.

If you GM 1-15, check two boxes.
If you later play 1-15, check zero boxes.

Conversely, If you play 1-16, check one box.
If you later GM 1-16, check zero boxes.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

I would be surprised if Faction J is not one of the ones listed in the RPGG. There is currently no published way to join it. No boon. Only a way to earn a bonus rep unslotted. Given who the faction is and the legal technicalities in the lore, I expect we will all have the option to champion them via the RPGG.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

6 tables a month during the week (every Thursday and every other Monday), plus two tables one weekend a month and a third store possibly starting SFS in the near future.

In St. Louis a player can currently play as many as 10 tables a month before the third store goes active. We slowed down intentionally before a local con in order to make sure people had scenarios other than repeatables to play, but we’re back at full strength.

AP’s are essential for us. We have two groups eager to play book 4+ and awaiting the next AP as well.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

I don’t think that’s the case. Anyone can purchase any champion boon at any time. You could buy the “Faction J” champion boon on a level 8 character as soon as the RPGG lists it as available for purchase. It will likely be 2 fame if it is an additional purchase or free if it is the first one for that character, as that is the current standard and I haven’t seen any mention of changing that. I could be wrong. It would be neither the first nor last time that would happen.

Specifically related to 1-99, there is no access to the champion boon. Only a single point of bonus reputation.

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The Masked Ferret wrote:
@Adam, absolutely. I think there was also a post from Thursty confirming that...

See relevant thread here.

I purposely didn't link to the official clarification from Thursty because he ends up posting a couple more times clarifying things further. It really is best to read this particular thread with context rather than focus on a single post within. I hope this helps.

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pithica42 wrote:

I have a question about the "race admittance" boons. I tried searching for it on the forums and don't see an answer.

If I play a scenario that granted a race admittance boon. Create a character that is that race using the 'personal' boon I get from it, then run that scenario scenario and apply the chronicle to that character, do I get the 'Existing race character' boon?

The line that is tangling me up is the part about "that you earned from another source" in the boon. I read that as being "any source that granted you the race boon, but not this particular chronicle" but some others have told me that it must be a completely separate boon (like one granted to a GM at a convention).

You can absolutely stack the GMing and playing version. Source: This post by Thursty.

*Edit* I should have read page 5 before replying. I would have seen that someone already answered your question and saved myself a lot of Paizo style Google-Fu. I am immensely terrible at that particular style.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

BigNorseWolf wrote:

Also keep in mind that starfinder has a mode most starfinder society players aren't aware of: resolve tanking. Unlike pathfinder where you drop and you're out of the fight you can keep spending resolve pretty much no matter how hard you're hit to get back in the game and stay in it (its doubly nuts if you have a mystic spamming stabalize)

For a crash course in this , play dead suns 1...

Until you resolve tank to stand up with 1hp and suffer massive damage and go from possibly needing an unconscious body (or bodies) recovered to needing recovery and resurrection.

“CRB p. 250” wrote:

Massive Damage

If you take damage from a single attack that reduces you to 0 HP and there is damage remaining, you die instantly if the remaining damage is equal to or greater than your maximum Hit Points. If you take damage from a single attack equal to or greater than your maximum Hit Points while you have 0 current HP, you die.
Suppose Navasi has a maximum of 22 HP, but she currently has 5 HP and 0 SP. She takes 30 damage from an enemy. Navasi is reduced to 0 HP, with 25 damage remaining. Since this damage is greater than her maximum Hit Points, Navasi dies.

Also, don’t forget that resolve tanking requires 2 points of resolve. If you fall below 25% of your maximum resolve, you cannot self-stabilize and may end up dead anyway. I’m glad it worked for you against the Garaggakal (spelling?) but it should certainly be weighed against the possibility of withdrawal.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

My GM store credit showed up sometime between noon EST yesterday and now. I believe they are in the process of working on it.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Facing head on is a should. Not mandatory for the honorable conditions. The PCs only agreed to not intentionally target the rear arc. Preventing you from doing so didn’t violate that. The agreed that you “should” face head on, but did not agree that they would. Outsmarted the Vesk by taking advantage of a loophole in the terms of the agreement is well within their right. Exploiting an enemy’s weakness, (even their verbal ones) is kind of how many encounters are resolved.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Thurston Hillman wrote:
Athos710 wrote:

Recon Mission 5: City of the Ancients

Can someone help me understand the map for E Urban Dystopia.
Where do the PCs go, where do the Bots go? It seems like this should have been some kind of city map, not the Mythos Dungeon map.
Help?
HUH.... that should have been the other side of Space Station (same as area B). Let me poke the necessary people on that.

Do you anticipate an update on the poking before the weekend?

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Thanks, Thursty. I didn’t think exclusive content could be posted publicly. I should have looked anyway. I appreciate the assist.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

What is the appropriate channel for asking about information from 1-99? I’m asking as I prep for Origins. The last paragraph on the left column of page 10 lists three things, but only two are explained in the section above. Obviously, I’d like to ask a more specific question and ensure the other Table GMs have the information as well, although I’m sure Thursty can probably derive my specific question from the above information.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Yes. It was addressed in this thread.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

There are several ways race boons are acquired.

Possibility 1: Three race boons are available via scenario. These are awarded to the GM and the player.

Possibility 2: GM at a brick and mortar convention. This is the gate that 8 race boons are locked behind.

Possibility 3: GM for the online community in a qualifying setting. This grants access to its own race boon.

Possibility 4: GM 12 times during a season. This grants you access to the current season's race boon.

Possibility 5: PLAY (GM credit is NOT allowed for this) 6-12 tables. Three more races are gated behind this.

Possibility 6: Special events. Sometimes the OP team give race boons out for participating in special events, wether it by charity fundraisers, watching podcasts that they appear on, etc. This grants access to additional races.

There are other races that were once active but no longer accessible. The GenCon GM boon and auction boon for example.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

As long as you are using the editor at level 3 or below, this shouldn't be a problem. If you are level 4, you can only go back and change decisions from level 2 and 3, thus it would be too late to use the editor.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Ok. So I'm printing this map to scale (roughly 48x78) with 2"x2" squares but I'm printing it posterized on letter sized paper like a personally printed map pack. In this instance, using the existing grid, the correct implementation would be to allow 4 medium creatures/PCs to occupy a single preprinted grid as if that "space" were actually comprised of four 1" squares.

Is that correct?

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

In AP book 3, as I was going to print off the maps, I saw that the squares on the first map are 10 foot squares. Do I just use imaginary lines and allow medium creatures to occupy a quarter of a square, or are they limited to one character per square? How do reach and AoO's work? How did Pathfinder address the issue of maps published with 10 foot squares using a rule set designed for 5 foot squares?

*Edit: This is for society play this evening, so RAW matters, as we are not campaign mode.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

But can my elf from Castrovel learn Cyrunian via some sort of online learning program, study abroad, or growing up with a friend who spoke it and learning from them and their family (like how I learned German growing up in America because my Godmother was German and watched me during the day while my parents worked.)

RAW, I believe my answer is no, but it doesn't hurt to seek to be contradicted by an authority.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Keep in mind that for society play you can't purchase the Mk 1 Mnemonic Editor (ilvl 5) with credits until level 4. This means you can, at level 4, go back and correct level 2 or 3, but not level 1. Unless you gain access to a Mk 1 Mnemonic editor at level 3, via a chronicle sheet or boon, you cannot do a level 1 rebuild once you hit level 2. As of this writing, no chronicle sheet (scenario of AP) grants access to a Mk 1 Mnemonic editor.

This does not preclude using fame to purchase.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Oh, but

Spoiler:
Zon-Kuthan
would want nothing to change.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

So, after re-reading the AR, the only explicitly sanctioned content consists of items and spells. I can't help but question if that was the intent. Perhaps we can get an official clarification about languages. Are they limited to the native languages of the associated race and only accessible via the appropriate race boon?

Can any PC obtain a copy of Rosetta Starstone and study any other language so long as the player owns the appropriate source material?

Thursty?

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Spoiler:
The expression on one of our resident lore expert's face when Ylga mentioned Torag was awesome! When I said The Quest for Sky, his eyes widened and his jaw literally dropped. It was a wonderful reaction to witness. I also made up a sheet of twenty brief commercial spots (some were very punny) and rolled a d20 to decide which to read as we "cut to commercial" while the booth was set up and a PC was prepped for the interview with the ghast.

As for the big reveal, every player went back into the booth to provide their speculation. The alien zoo was one. A controlled experiment with an unknown purpose was another, but my favorite were the two Gap conspiracies, the second of which is my own.

A) An entity (possibly a deity) became aware of the Gap before it happened and created a space ark within the moon, shielding it against the Gap to preserve as many sapient species as possible

B) Triune is responsible for the Gap and prior to setting the Gap in motion collected hundreds of sapient species, mind-wiped them and put them in a simulation as a means to study the various races and how they would react to different historical events based on varied inputs. Simultaneously, the Gap would effectively create an opportunity for Triune to present itself as a deity by saving the races and introducing the Drift. Furthermore, a forgetful Golarion could theoretically be susceptible to Triune's influence, broadening their ability to guide the future. This was discovered by other deities who were able to "squirrel away" Golarion prior to the Gap actually taking place, thus keeping Rovagug safely imprisoned.

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The secondary success condition criteria states...

Spoiler:
Quote:


The PCs are on display for all the Pact Worlds, and they fulfill their
secondary objective so long as they looked good for the cameras. A
PC fulfills this objective so long as she meets two of the following
three conditions: the PCs spared the spicodranth in area A, the PCs
resolved the encounter in area B nonviolently, the PC ended the
scenario with at least 2 Fan Favor, or the PC ended the scenario
with at least 4 Fan Favor.

1) the PCs spared the spicodranth in area A

2) the PCs resolved the encounter in area B nonviolently
3) the PC ended the scenario with at least 2 Fan Favor
4) the PC ended the scenario with at least 4 Fan Favor

Which of these does not belong? (I am assuming that the 3rd and 4th are not both intended for the same purpose of the secondary success condition.)

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Lau Bannenberg wrote:
Oh, here's another thing: the "slot your boons phase" seems to occur only once at the beginning of the session, usually after mission briefing and knowledge checks. So you probably can't use the hireling for those knowledge checks. Or would it be fair game to slot boons even before mission briefing and take your chances that with more information you'd have chosen differently?

You should talk to your GM, because they are (probably inadvertently) short-changing you. The standard sequence is Receive Briefing --> PC's ask questions --> PC's slot boons --> PC's (and/or hirelings) use Culture/Diplomacy to recall knowledge/gather information.

There has never been a SFS scenario or quest published where slotting a hireling would take place after those checks. In fact, aside from the two scenarios that don't allow for slotting boons (1-00 & Quest), 1-08 is only exception (at this time) to this pattern, and even then you slot earlier than normal, not later.

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If you go to "My Organized Play" --> "GM/Event Coordinator" it will show your Nova status based not on the number of tables you have GM'd, but the number of reported tables you have GM'd. Literally as soon as your 10th table is reported, it should show up. Check your "GM Sessions" tab to see which tables have and have not been reported. Also, some tables early on were reported as "Path" not "Star" by mistake. If that is still true for any of your tables, they may not apply correctly and your reporter will need to rectify that. When I reported my 30th table, my second nova showed up as soon as I hit "Save and Exit" on the reporting page.

This information is current as of 15 Feb.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

The boon is there to provide a benefit, not a duplication until later. That wouldn't even make sense. I have been awarding based on total earnings being profession check x2. After calculating the total earnings, the boon's wording comes into play, where you multiply your total earnings. It's not a loophole for extra cash, it's the faction who acquires things giving you a boon to help you acquire things. The amount is a nice amount, but nowhere near game breaking.

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I feel like this warrants the addition of a Strawberry Machine Cake scenario tag. Just kidding. Maybe.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

That’s fair.

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The point I was implying was that 75% accuracy from behind cover is a significant reduction, but still good. To elaborate, assuming a 95% success rate in combat with no cover (which no sane person would do under threat of fire) 95% is a reasonable accuracy level. This 20% reduction is comparable to the reduction of d20-4, it is still a 20% reduction of your basic ability to shoot from what you would have achieved without cover.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

The reward for completing all three parts of one book is 3 XP, 5 fame and 5 rep. In other words, you gain one level worth of XP per book.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

FWIW, in my profession, I have to be familiar with and train to shoot a handgun from standing behind cover, kneeling behind and shooting around cover, and prone (as well as other positions). A "normal" person who has undergone similar firearms training will hit 30+/40 rounds center of mass in these circumstances. The only question in my mind is whether or not a Starfinder who is proficient in the use of a firearm has undergone a similar type of training to garner proficiency; my answer is yes. It is highly doubtful that a Starfinder proficient in small arms has never practiced and gained proficiency in shooting said small arm while leaning around a corner in a standing or kneeling position with an appreciable level of accuracy.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

Thanks Thurtsy! It does. I was able to order all three of the 1-09 maps from Paizo. While Paizo doesn't publish stock levels, another very large online retailer had 0, 1 and 2 (in no particular order) copies of the maps available. and all three stores in my area were out of stock on all 3, with 1 having a stock level of 0 (the same one as the online retailer) in their distributor inventory, thus sparking concern that I might have been dangerously close to missing out.

0 stock level is not the same as out of print however, and out of print was my real concern. You've assuaged my fears.

@Sebastian, I actually go into Photoshop and scale up the custom maps (including for the APs) to 1"x 1" squares, then print posterized on photo photo paper to create a sort of custom map pack that I can assemble and place under a sheet of Plexiglas at my tables. This allows me to keep the map pieces at letter size for storing in each scenario folder for transportability. I actually taped and rolled my first few and decided that for my needs, the custom map pack route was better. At $7/foot for a map, I have started getting the evergreen custom maps printed on vinyl at a sign store, to roll up and take to cons.

All of that said, I'm a collector at heart and want to buy "all the things" to have official products whenever possible. Out of print maps would put me in the category of a collector searching for near-mint condition flip mats.

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First let me state that I love the fact that PF Flip-mats/map packs are being used for SFS! It provides more opportunity for adventure than the comparatively young Starfinder Flip Mat line has had time to produce.

This does present a concern for me as a person with less than 1 star PFS GM experience; I don't own any of these maps and some PF maps are no longer in print or available through retail store distributors.

Because of this, I see four possible scenarios and I'm anxiously concerned that I may not be able to acquire materials called for by a scenario. I am fully aware that blank maps and wet erase pens exist, but my artistic abilities to recreate the same engaging level of detail are sorely inadequate.

Scenario 1) SFS writing criteria mandates usage of/limits usage to maps currently in publication

Scenario 2) Paizo will resume publication of any required maps that are out of print but called for in a scenario

Scenario 3) If you didn't play/purchase Pathfinder products in the past then you are in the "tough luck" boat, while those that played Pathfinder may own everything used in Starfinder scenarios

Scaenario 4) I was misinformed by a retailer and every Pathfinder Flip Mat/Map Pack ever used is still and will continue to be in print as long as Starfinder Scenarios call for it.

Can someone from Paizo give me a true sense of the reality of the situation?

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