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Pathfinder Society® General Discussion

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okay, always available, I get

but, Fame limits to buy from factions vs available from chronicle sheet has me confused.

For example, Tier 4-5 of Silent Tide gives me access to a screaming bolt for 267gp. But if you have 5 or more fame, you can buy anything costing 500gp or less from your faction, right? And if you're playing tier 4-5, there's no way, unless you're seriously playing up with a 1st level or poorly played 2nd lvl character, that you don't have 5 fame. So why bother listing the screaming bolt on the chronicle sheet?

This apparent redundancy is the cause of my confusion. Help?

Shadow Lodge ****

Because it's possible to play it at lvl 2.
It's possible to have not earned any fame.

The chronicle sheets contain all non-always-available treasure present, even when that treasure is only worth 1000gp at tier 10-11 or 267gp at tier 4-5.

Grand Lodge *****

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Prestige Points are not guaranteed. It is possible a character would not have 5 Fame at 5th level. Very sad, but possible.

Cheliax ****

Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

That's the point when you need to look at your Taldan half-orc fighter with 7 intellect and 7 charisma, and consider maybe building a character that can do some faction missions.

Taldor *** Venture-Captain, Oklahoma—Tulsa aka Rob Duncan

Redundant items like that serve the same purpose as the pizza party that the losing team gets in a youth league soccer game.. You give out "better luck next time" stuff so even if people didn't earn it so they feel included and special. ^_^

Andoran **

I love that connection to the Pizza Party.

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