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Awesome - keep on rocking in the free world!


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LoreSeeker wrote:

I've loved Starfinder since the first time I played it. My SFS character is one of the few continuing characters I've ever had (since I don't have a regular group, my play is mostly limited to convention one-shots), and I always enjoy playing him and exploring the game's magnificent universe.

I've only recently created a character in PFS2 that I want to stick with, but I've been having a blast playing him too.

Thank you for all you do, and may both Pathfinder and Starfinder continue to thrive for many years to come.

Glad to hear you like SF - with juggling several PF campaigns I haven't had the chance to try it out yet, but I'm definitely intrigued by a sci-fi RPG. I'd read through some Traveler stuff in the past which seemed like a very cool universe but coming from Pathfinder the system and rules just seemed so vague.


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Jon_Danger wrote:

Lol. I took this as an opportunity to order a bunch of 2E books I didn't have hard copies of.

Been on the Paizo train when my group switched from 3.5e, will continue to support them wherever this new OGL situation takes them.

Yep, after thinking about how much I appreciate the work Paizo does, I bought a bunch of books & started up some more subscriptions. Now my problem is that I just finished building some bookshelves and am going to need more space again...


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Siltoneous wrote:
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Goilveig wrote:
Well, I just bought every rulebook for 2E that I don't already own. Paizo gets some additional $ for legal defense, and WotC can come and try to take my books. They will be guarded by three house cats, one of whom may pee on their shoes.
I just did the same, though I'm still on 1E. Hopefully dropping $600 on them will help out a bit.

I won't spend that much, but yea, I'm doing the same.

There's no way WoTC couldnt' have forseen the outrage by the TTRPG community. My guess is that WoTC is out for blood, trying to end what they couldn't with 4E. Interesting point that; I saw over on the EnWorld 'lawyer' forum discussion that it looks like WotC is trying to claim that all content (other than 5E SRD) is no longer OGL because that license is being 'unauthorized'. Maybe I'm suspicious, but a kneecap attempt at Paizo?

It would be funny if WotC's attempt to better monetize D&D ends up being a huge revenue boost to Paizo :D


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Yeah, Paizo and Pathfinder (both 1E and now getting into 2E) have given me countless hours of fun with my groups over the past 13 years, and I definitely hope you continue to publish top-notch content for many many years to come. Thank you!


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Well, I just bought every rulebook for 2E that I don't already own. Paizo gets some additional $ for legal defense, and WotC can come and try to take my books. They will be guarded by three house cats, one of whom may pee on their shoes.


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First, I'll preface with the fact that I've not played a pen&paper game since some 2nd Ed Planescape games in the late '90s, so while I've studied the rules, I have no practical experience with either Pathfinder or the 3.5ed rules.

To get on to the questions, here's a bit about the party makeup and the goals of the character:

Campaign is Council of Thieves, so it's an urban setting. Three-person party. Other two players are going to be:
A) Strong, tanky front-line damage type (probably barb, maybe fighter)
B) Perceptive damage-dealing type (ranger or rogue)

Since we're a three-person group, I have a somewhat diverse set of character requirements:

Out of combat:
* Face of the Party
* Knowledge/Lore person

In combat:
* Healing
* At least middling level of survivability (since we're a 3 man team taking some hits may be unavoidable)
* Whatever utility/buffs/debuffs/support I can provide without failing at any of the other roles.

Given those requirements, the Oracle and Bard stuck out as classes that could be made to work, as they're both primary CHA casters, which meshes with the Face of the Party role.

Regardless of where I put my other levels, I was planning on doing the first level as a Haunted Oracle of Lore; taking Sidestep Secret would let me dump DEX heavily without taking a penalty to AC/Reflex saves (I'd take a hit on Init/CMD/ranged attacks, but I can live with those). I would use a feat to also take Focused Trance at level 1. Plus (as I understand spell trigger mechanics) having one level of Oracle would let me use any cleric/oracle spell wand of any level without a UMD check?

My real question is where I go from there. Would I be better off sticking with Oracle all the way, go Oracle but dipping a few levels in Bard, or go straight Bard after the first level? I've heard that straight up hit point healing is often more wand-based than spell-slot based. Either Oracle or Bard would fit well with the character theme/backstory I have developed.

Only allowed sources of spells and such are CRB, APG, plus the campaign setting.

Planned starting stats (after a 20 point buy, Middle Aged bonuses/penalties, and +2 human spent on cha). Int is maybe a bit higher than needed, but I figure I need a lot of skill points to make this all work:
Str 14(+2) Dex 6 (-2) Con 14 (+2) Int 16 (+3) Wis 8 (-1) Cha 18 (+4)