|Matthew Morris RPG Superstar 2009 Top 32, 2010 Top 8|
(Decided to start a new thread to avoid the clogging of the updates thread as was suggested)
Long rant incoming…
I’m very disappointed by the latest updates from the Additional Resources. Many things were banned, apparently with no rhyme or reason I can see. I’m going to go over the ones that I read and stuck out in my mind.
Races of the Inner Sea:
(Positive, glad to see the nipped ‘obsessed with success vs day job argument in the bud)
(Aside, might want to add ‘blood of X’ to the phrasing “The racial heritages section from page 236–254 is a legal resource when qualifying to play a character of a different race, much as if the player owned a copy of the corresponding Bestiary or Advanced Race Guide.”)
Blood of the moon
Dirty Tactics Toolbox
Heroes of the Streets
Aside: I’m sad to see we still can’t use the fixed version of the scorpion whip. And that blood transcription is still illegal.
To sum up, I’m very disappointed in the lack of rhyme or reason seeming in these decisions. Some things were banned that were flavorful (Tribalistic, Illustrious Urbanite) Campaign setting friendly (Wasp Familiar) or just plain useful (ears of the city). I do think the ban hammer was used too liberally on these recent additions, and needs to be revisited.