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Leng Spider's type in the RPG is magical beast, not outsider. While the ACG traits don't need to match RPG creature types (indeed they often don't), I just wanted to point out that outsider is actually it's own type; things from other planes aren't necessarily always outsiders.
We generally use the creature types from the RPG, but "Magical Beast" is an exception (partly because it's just way too long as a trait name); we recategorize those case-by-case. Sometime we make them Aberrations, like the Devilfish and the Manticore. The Griffon and the Pegasus are just Animals. Lamia are Lamia, and the Frost Worm is just a Worm. The Bunyip is, of course, a Bunyip.
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
I will also note that the logo is still subject to change.
I haven't attempted to verify the completeness of this list, but a few missing items do immediately come to mind:• The Beginner Box (the second printing added the Transition Guide, and the pawn stands gained the Pathfinder logo)
• The Critical Hit and Critical Fumble decks (the product pages tell you what changed)
• The Combat Pad has been redesigned a few times—it was originally designed by Open Mind games; we gave it a facelift when we added it to the GameMastery brand and then another when we branded it Pathfinder RPG.
• Flip-Mat Basic has been through a few printings, though the most notable changes are in the packaging—it was originally polybagged with a header card, and now has a full wraparound cover.
• Several of the Pawn boxes have been reprinted—I'm not sure which ones—and if the original printing's pawn bases didn't have the Pathfinder logo, I'm pretty sure they all gained it in reprinting.
• The entire Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Rise of the Runelords Adventure Path was reprinted.
WTF! $21 postage on a $31 order?
That sounds bad... but everything in your order is on clearance. If you were to phrase your question based on retail value rather than sale price, $21 postage on a $172 order seems much more reasonable, doesn't it?
But shipping costs aren't based on retail value *or* sale price: they're based on size, weight, destination, and the chosen shipping method. You've got more than 6 pounds of stuff, including a board game that weighs 2.5 pounds by itself.
If you go to the USPS website and ask for a quote to ship a 6-pound package from our zip code (98052) to yours, the cheapest shipping option you'll get is USPS Retail Ground for $22.98 (the smallest single box everything would fit in is 13x10x6, so it won't fit in any Flat Rate Box, and the contents don't qualify for Media Mail). By breaking it into two packages, we can charge you a bit less than that and get you Priority service.
Our shipping charges are designed to cover our costs, not make a profit; we spend a lot of effort keeping our costs as low as we can without losing money—including breaking your order into multiple packages when it saves *you* money.
Analyzing loot in that way doesn't necessarily tell the whole story.
Some loot cards—especially weapons—will be outgrown, while other cards will remain useful for the rest of the AP. And not all loot cards are created equal—Emerald Codex is one of the best cards in RotR, so even if that's the only loot card in your deck, I'm not going to cry for you.
The title of Season of the Righteous Adventure 4 changed in development, so the copy of the Adventure Path page currently included in adventures 1 through 3 have the wrong title (The Mighty and the Fallen); the copy included in adventures 4 through 6 have the correct title (The Mighty and the Righteous).
If we ever have cause to update those files, the sheets will be updated, but we're not going to make everybody redownload all those files just to get a minor correction to a page that they already have in corrected form anyway (and if they don't have it in corrected form yet, that means they haven't gotten far enough for it to matter anyway).
Complete list below:
All PACG Traits:
Note: This list is in kit form; you'll need to assemble it yourself. You will need multiple copies of many of the components below. Some components may not be used. No further instructions are available.
Playing an item counts as playing an item, unless something tells you otherwise, and nothing here is telling you otherwise. (Note in Hawk's link above, Goblin Buckler Gun tells you it counts as playing a weapon instead of an armor.)
Playing a spell limits your ability to play other spells, so doing something that counts as playing a spell limits your ability to play other spells.
A fresh take:
Optional vs. Required Checks
(Shrine to Lamashtu and Coastline, and possibly a few other cards, should then say "Either do X or do Y.")
Ezekiel Shanoax, the Stormchild wrote:
...thanks to Paizo for making it possible for 3rd party publishers like Steve to contribute freely and grow the game for all of us.
Steve is the very exemplar of the reason we do these things. His impact on the industry goes far beyond the products he published.
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Those who have educated themselves on TSR's demise don't all agree on the relative import of the various causes, but I doubt many of them would put Alternity in their top 10 list.
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
While very little has been firmly decided, I'll note that the Pathfinder Compatibility License doesn't prevent you from using it on products that are also compatible with systems other than the Pathfinder RPG. I don't see any reason why we'd want to change that with the Starfinder license.
That being said I'm not sure it will be as successful as PF was imo.
The good news is that Pathfinder is not the stick by which Starfinder will be measured. As I said upthread:
...another key to all of this is that we're not expecting Starfinder to be as big as Pathfinder. It's got a much smaller team producing a much smaller number of products, and that... means that we don't need to achieve a Pathfinder-like level of success for the line to be worthwhile.
Nobody is expecting to sell as many copies of the Starfinder RPG core rulebook as the Pathfinder RPG Core Rulebook. Frankly, if it sells more copies than, say, Bestiary 5, we'll be pretty happy.
For S&S, we have an official card count, although I don't quite understand the discrepancy with Runelords.
Do you mean the fact that (excluding promos) Runelords has 1155 cards and S&S and Wrath each have 1170?
Our cards are printed on 110-card sheets. This is why all six adventure decks and each set's Character Add-On Deck contain 110 cards each; together, they account for 770 cards in each AP.
That leaves 385 B cards in Runelords, and 400 B cards in Wrath and S&S.
385 means we're using 3.5 110-card sheets. (The "half-sheet" cards are printed on regular sheets where the top and bottom halves are identical; the top half goes into one box, and the bottom half goes into another.)
So what's with the extra 15 cards in Wrath and S&S?
Some of you will recall that Runelords was first printed in China, so it was designed to suit the requirements of that printer. You may have noticed that all of the cards that have checkboxes on them have a different surface than the other cards. The other cards have a lacquer varnish that protects the card surface, and also gives them a nice glossy look. We don't varnish the cards with checkboxes because they're easier to write on that way (and because you're never asked to shuffle cards with checkboxes on them, we're not concerned about the lack of a protective surface). With our Chinese printer, the unvarnished cards were on the same sheet as varnished cards.
With our US printer, they prefer to put the unvarnished cards on a separate sheet. S&S and Wrath each have 15 unvarnished cards: 7 characters, 7 roles, and the Fleet card (in S&S) or the Redemption card (in Wrath). We still use 3.5 regular sheets in those sets, so the total count is increased by the number of unvarnished cards.
So now you're probably wondering why the US-printed Character Add-On Decks and Class Decks have unvarnished cards but aren't over 110 cards. The answer is that our printer *prefers* the unvarnished cards on a separate sheet, but that doesn't mean they *require* it. It's more important in this case that these products fit into a standard box, and the standard box is designed for a single 110-card sheet, so we put the unvarnished cards on the same sheet as the varnished cards.