How Long Before Reprints?


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I sort of hope that Starfinder is a lot faster at reprinting things from the Adventure Paths into the main line of books compared to Pathfinder. It's abit annoying having to decide whether or not the new mechanics are going to be worth the cost when you know that you're never going to have the chance to play the adventure path.


Armory will show whether anything like the Necrografts (AP3) and corrosive guns (AP2) show up. I wouldn't expect the Golarion themed magic items from AP1 or the primitive stuff from AP4 to make an appearance.

Some of the AP4 drift article (admittedly not much) made it into Pact Worlds, and I think a couple of early AP monsters made it into Alien Archive. I'll be interested to see how many more are reprinted in Alien Archive 2.

All of this would be less urgent if AoN or the pfsrd sites would update their Starfinder content more often. Some other sites like The Hidden Truth have been really good about things like Pact Worlds themes/feats/spells and the AP devastation connection, but they don't cover equipment or monsters.

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We're always trying to balance having useful information in condensed places, and not wanting to ask people to buy the same content twice. Certainly we are aware of how useful it can be to have all your augmentations of weapons in just one or two sources, for example, and that many people only buy the hardback books so material in the AP is simply invisible to them. At the same time, we don't want anyone to ever feel like they have already seen most of what is in a book.

It's a balancing act, and one we reassess regularly.


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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:

We're always trying to balance having useful information in condensed places, and not wanting to ask people to buy the same content twice. Certainly we are aware of how useful it can be to have all your augmentations of weapons in just one or two sources, for example, and that many people only buy the hardback books so material in the AP is simply invisible to them. At the same time, we don't want anyone to ever feel like they have already seen most of what is in a book.

It's a balancing act, and one we reassess regularly.

Thank you for your hard work.

Personally, I have trouble finding money in my budget to buy 6+ $23 adventure modules that I will never run because my players prefer homebrew, but at the same time I feel left out because, man, it would be cool to have those Elebrian player race rules and new equipment, monsters, mystic connections, etc...

Wheras I know I will buy and use hardcovers all the time.


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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:

We're always trying to balance having useful information in condensed places, and not wanting to ask people to buy the same content twice. Certainly we are aware of how useful it can be to have all your augmentations of weapons in just one or two sources, for example, and that many people only buy the hardback books so material in the AP is simply invisible to them. At the same time, we don't want anyone to ever feel like they have already seen most of what is in a book.

It's a balancing act, and one we reassess regularly.

Thank you for your hard work.

Personally, I have trouble finding money in my budget to buy 6+ $23 adventure modules that I will never run because my players prefer homebrew, but at the same time I feel left out because, man, it would be cool to have those Elebrian player race rules and new equipment, monsters, mystic connections, etc...

Wheras I know I will buy and use hardcovers all the time.

This is the same boat I'm in. I finally caved and bought the AP with the elebrian stuff, but I've yet to touch any of the others. I'm glad the information on the Drift got reprinted in Pact Worlds, it would have been real annoying to have something so important to the setting in a non-core book.


Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:

We're always trying to balance having useful information in condensed places, and not wanting to ask people to buy the same content twice. Certainly we are aware of how useful it can be to have all your augmentations of weapons in just one or two sources, for example, and that many people only buy the hardback books so material in the AP is simply invisible to them. At the same time, we don't want anyone to ever feel like they have already seen most of what is in a book.

It's a balancing act, and one we reassess regularly.

I think part of the issue is that the AP material isn't invisible. Like, I know that if I want to use things like the native races of one of the pact worlds (elebrians) or the necrografts that are mentioned regularly in regards to anything Eox related I need Dead Suns 3 rather than it just being in a more general book like Pact Worlds.


Races, at least, seem to get online very quickly.


I don't really trust the unofficial sites. I keep having to deal with players using things from them and then me having to tell the player "That's not actually what it says in the book".


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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:

We're always trying to balance having useful information in condensed places, and not wanting to ask people to buy the same content twice. Certainly we are aware of how useful it can be to have all your augmentations of weapons in just one or two sources, for example, and that many people only buy the hardback books so material in the AP is simply invisible to them. At the same time, we don't want anyone to ever feel like they have already seen most of what is in a book.

It's a balancing act, and one we reassess regularly.

I personally love the current mode of operations.

Thank you for all your hard work!

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