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Light Sensitivity - Sunglasses?


Rules Questions

Sczarni

Is there a PFS legal item that would allow someone to overcome Light Sensitivity? i.e. sunglasses?

I ask because I'm making a Dhampire (at long last) after winning the right to play one at last year's GenCon.

Thanks!

Osirion

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Companion Subscriber

The Orc bloodline's 3rd level power (achievable through Improved Eldritch Heritage (Orc) feat or sorcerer levels) can do it. It's a hell of an investment though.


Cast darkness?


Is Protective Penumbra PFS-legal? If yes, there is your solution.


The Chinese performed smoke tinting on non-prescription glasses before 1430. But dark-lensed glasses were not used to protect from the sun; Chinese judges often wore sunglasses with quartz to hide the expression in their eyes while during a court case. Seems they were onto something!


There are some kind of lenses in the Advanced Race Guide that negate Light Sensitivity. Yes, they sound like sunglasses.


Alternate Racial Traits

The following alternate racial traits may be selected in place of one or more of the standard racial traits above. Consult your GM before selecting any of these new options.

Dayborn: A few fortunate dhampirs were born during the day under the blessings of priests, and their blood has weaker ties to their undead bloodline than others of their kind. Such dhampirs are unhindered by daylight and lose the light sensitivity racial trait. This racial trait replaces the spell-like ability racial trait.

Silver Crusade

Goggles, Smoked

Source Advanced Players Guide

These spectacles have lenses made of smoked glass that help protect against creatures with gaze attacks. You are always treated as averting your gaze when dealing with gaze attacks, and you gain a +8 circumstance bonus on saving throws against visual-based attacks (any attack that a blind creature would be immune to). You have a –4 penalty on Perception checks while wearing the goggles, and all opponents are treated as having concealment (20% miss chance).

and
http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/wondrous-items/wondrous-items/h-l/lense s-of-darkness
Lenses of Darkness
Aura faint transmutation; CL 3rd
Slot eyes; Price 12,000 gp; Weight —

DESCRIPTION

Crafted from a dark-colored crystalline material and infused with magical darkness, these lenses fit over the wearer's eyes. When worn by a creature with light sensitivity or light blindness, these lenses protect the wearer against the effect of sunlight, the daylight spell, or similar light effects. Both lenses must be worn for the magic to be effective.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Wondrous Item, darkness; Cost 6,000 gp

Sczarni

Dawsjax wrote:

Alternate Racial Traits

The following alternate racial traits may be selected in place of one or more of the standard racial traits above. Consult your GM before selecting any of these new options.

Dayborn: A few fortunate dhampirs were born during the day under the blessings of priests, and their blood has weaker ties to their undead bloodline than others of their kind. Such dhampirs are unhindered by daylight and lose the light sensitivity racial trait. This racial trait replaces the spell-like ability racial trait.

Is that alternate Racial trait okay for PFS?


Pathfinder Companion Subscriber
Jimmy "Big Daddy" Ho-Chunk wrote:
Dawsjax wrote:

Alternate Racial Traits

The following alternate racial traits may be selected in place of one or more of the standard racial traits above. Consult your GM before selecting any of these new options.

Dayborn: A few fortunate dhampirs were born during the day under the blessings of priests, and their blood has weaker ties to their undead bloodline than others of their kind. Such dhampirs are unhindered by daylight and lose the light sensitivity racial trait. This racial trait replaces the spell-like ability racial trait.

Is that alternate Racial trait okay for PFS?

If the race is available, then the alternate racial traits are available.

Cheliax

blackbloodtroll wrote:
Jimmy "Big Daddy" Ho-Chunk wrote:
Dawsjax wrote:

Alternate Racial Traits

The following alternate racial traits may be selected in place of one or more of the standard racial traits above. Consult your GM before selecting any of these new options.

Dayborn: A few fortunate dhampirs were born during the day under the blessings of priests, and their blood has weaker ties to their undead bloodline than others of their kind. Such dhampirs are unhindered by daylight and lose the light sensitivity racial trait. This racial trait replaces the spell-like ability racial trait.

Is that alternate Racial trait okay for PFS?
If the race is available, then the alternate racial traits are available.

That's not entirely true. Elves, half-elves, and humans have several alternate traits that are not allowed.

Also, if you want to find out if something is PFS legal, check the additional resources. The forums aren't a valid alternative to doing your homework; when a GM asks you "is that legal?", he likely won't approve when you say "someone on the forums said so."


Klokk wrote:

Goggles, Smoked

Source Advanced Players Guide

These spectacles have lenses made of smoked glass that help protect against creatures with gaze attacks. You are always treated as averting your gaze when dealing with gaze attacks, and you gain a +8 circumstance bonus on saving throws against visual-based attacks (any attack that a blind creature would be immune to). You have a –4 penalty on Perception checks while wearing the goggles, and all opponents are treated as having concealment (20% miss chance).

and
http://www.d20pfsrd.com/magic-items/wondrous-items/wondrous-items/h-l/lense s-of-darkness
Lenses of Darkness
Aura faint transmutation; CL 3rd
Slot eyes; Price 12,000 gp; Weight —

DESCRIPTION

Crafted from a dark-colored crystalline material and infused with magical darkness, these lenses fit over the wearer's eyes. When worn by a creature with light sensitivity or light blindness, these lenses protect the wearer against the effect of sunlight, the daylight spell, or similar light effects. Both lenses must be worn for the magic to be effective.

CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS

Craft Wondrous Item, darkness; Cost 6,000 gp

I thought the same thing but after re-reading the description, I don't think (as its not stated) they have any influence on the light sensitivity.

If there is an item in the ARG, can someone poit out a page number?

Silver Crusade

When worn by a creature with light sensitivity or light blindness, these lenses protect the wearer against the effect of sunlight, the daylight spell, or similar light effects. Both lenses must be worn for the magic to be effective.

You missed that key part right there. It should solve your problem vary easily. albeit at the cost of 12 k in PFS or 6k if you can make it yourself.

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