Greetings, Pathfinders! As we come to the end of January, we wanted to provide an update on the status of our digitization efforts. There’s some exciting news below, in addition to some general information, so read on!
As of today, there are Bequeathal boons available in the AcP store! They will allow you to transfer access to a character option from one character to another, whether that option is access to an item, feat, background, or another option. The price varies based on the rarity of the option in question, and the boon should be purchased on the character giving up access to that option.
For recordkeeping (either digital or analog), write “Bequeathed” and the gaining character number on the chronicle/boon. Make a copy of the original chronicle/boon sheet and include it with the gaining character, leaving the original, along with the bequeathal boon, on the character which earned the chronicle/boon.
This is one of our most-requested options and should complete the transfer of existing Fame boons into the AcP store. The text of the boon is below for your reference.
Bequeathal Boon Text
When you acquire this boon, select one [Uncommon/Rare/Unique] character option to which you’ve gained access through an adventure’s Chronicle Sheet or via a no-cost boon from the online boon store (e.g., a listed magic item or a boon that allows you to acquire a special animal companion).
Choose another of your characters. That character gains access to that special option instead, though they may only use the option once their level equals or exceeds the lowest level able to play the Chronicle Sheet’s adventure (e.g., 5th level for Levels 5–8). The receiving PC must also meet any prerequisites for the boon (e.g. they must be Liked by a particular faction to access that faction’s unique gear from Lost Omens Pathfinder Society Guide). On the Chronicle Sheet, write “Bequeathed” and the recipient character’s number next to the option. You no longer have access to that option (and must retrain the character option or sell an item back for full cost if you acquired the option and would no longer qualify for it).
New Character Options Page
Art by Wayne Reynold
Pathfinder Society: Digitization Update
Thursday, January 28, 2021
We’re also happy to announce the launch of our brand new Character Options page for Pathfinder Society! This page, in addition to looking fantastic, will allow us to get sanctioning out to you faster than before.
Big thanks to our tech team and art department who have worked with us over the past couple of months to get this online; we’re very excited about it, and we hope you find it more useful than its predecessor. Once we know we’re happy with this page, we’ll be doing the same for Starfinder Society. This isn’t the only page revamp we have in the works; expect more news soon!
Status of Known Bugs
Last week, we met with the tech team to check in on the status of some of the known bugs with the AcP & reporting system. We identified four major issues that we believe should be fixed with rollouts in the next couple of months. Those bugs are:
- Capping Reputation for a table at 8, when Adventures award 12
- The boon store rearranges the order of boons, so sometimes incorrect boons are purchased
- Related to this, we currently have no way to sort the boons within the store, this is also on the fix list
- And finally, GMs cannot currently download chronicle boons for scenarios they run
As these bugs are fixed, we’ll notify you via blog posts. If we don’t believe they will be fixed by the deadlines we’ve set internally, we’ll provide workarounds until they are. We thank you for your patience! If you’ve noticed any bugs with reporting or the boon store that don’t fall under any of these umbrellas, let us know on the forums or by emailing pfsreportingerrors[at]paizo[dot]com.
End of Fame Purchases
As we announced last month, January 31 is the last day to use Fame to purchase boons. As of that date, any remaining Fame will have no value and cannot be used. The “Retired Rewards” section will remain in the Guide for reference, but Fame will no longer be earned or spent in any way. Boons purchased with Fame can still be used, and progression boons such as Eager Protégé can be fulfilled.
We thank you all for your patience as we transition our programs. We know there are bumps any time we make program changes, but once these final pieces settle into place, we believe the program will be better for it.
A gentle reminder that the Guns and Gears playtest ends on February 5th, so you are in the last week for running games and taking the survey. Please check back next Thursday for our February program updates.
As always, stay healthy and safe, and don’t forget to Explore! Report! Cooperate!
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