Walter Sheppard wrote:In this case, however, leadership has basically said that Core is new and that we're still figuring out what works best for it. Given that, making changes like this right out of the gate are not likely to happen. This is why I encourage anyone that has issues with Core at the moment to hold off, play a few games of Core, collect your thoughts, then consider posting proposed changes.
While I think it's unlikely that Mike and John will decide to allow mundane items to be written into chronicles, or that they will ever be fully included on chronicles, I do think that it's worth pointing out that people speaking up and explaining their issues with different aspects of Core has already resulted in some significant changes. If people hadn't spoken up about the lack of Golarion specific languages, those wouldn't have been added. If people hadn't spoken up about non-Wizards being able to learn non-Core spells from scrolls, that wouldn't have happened.
Your advice for anyone seeking a change to collect their thoughts is good, because a well formed case in favor of a change is more likely to get attention. I just thought it was worth pointing out that campaign leadership has shown that, when faced with a good enough reason, they are willing to make a change right out of the gate. In fact, in some instances, it might make more sense to make certain changes now.
I don't see a strong enough argument for listing all non-Core mundane items on chronicles. It's a lot of bookkeeping for items that, for the most part, don't have a large mechanical impact (a few weapons and armor excepting). While that does mean they're unlikely to be game breaking, it also means spending a not insignificant amount of time keeping track of them. Plus, not doing that by default means mundane items can be included as special items on future chronicles. Something like including a sawtooth sabre in a scenario centered around the Red Mantis Assassins, or possibly a boon like the several out there which...
Main thing I was thinking about was for the group I am going to be doing Core with, online, where we are going to be doing Season 0 & 1 on the road to Eyes with all the right backgrounds, if you know what I mean.
But, since we are staying with the relevant scenarios for Eyes background, none of them will offer much chronicle access for non-Core stuff.
@PeteZero: Some of it harks back to the Potion Sponge question and its relatives. If the source for Potion Sponges is not legal for Core, can you still drink a potion underwater without a problem?