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Leon Aquilla wrote:
Hey Aaron - I know this stuff is planned months/years in advance sometimes, but is there any chance you could put a bug in Joe Pasini's ear for a highway/roadway flipmat? I've been wanting one for years!

Heya! Thanks for the input; the Star Chamber works as a team to plan out our Flip-Mat products, and we factor in all sorts of things—including what folks have asked for!

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Done! (TL;DR: price is 6,500 and bulk is —)

Thanks!

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Even the most powerful magic can benefit from improvement! For Galactic Magic errata, check out our official errata page.

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We're changing this ability (see the new text here), as vulnerability per the UCR is a bit too strong, and otherwise the ability is a bit too weak.

Thanks for your patience; we know this has been a source of confusion for far too long.

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Thanks for the question (and for hitting that FAQ button!)
The errata has been updated to reflect that this ability counts as a trick attack for the purpose of other operative abilities, such as debilitating trick.

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Thanks for bringing this up!

The errata has been updated to reflect that a thundergauntlet uses 1 slot, not 2.

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A drone can't act as an operator for a mech.

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Most published equipment is generally available across the galaxy (though you and your GM might sometimes want to change up its flavor) unless otherwise specified (such as Locus comms).

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Thanks for bringing this up!

The FAQ has been updated to reflect that you use your ranks in Mysticism as your caster level in this instance.

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This is where we'll post any major clarifications for the evolutionist playtest.
(Keep in mind that we'll be making plenty of changes after the playtest—this is just to clarify those things that might serve as major roadblocks.)

First up:
1) An evolutionist loses all EP at the end of combat.

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Thanks for the questions!

From here on, please start new threads for specific questions and concerns about the evolutionist; that way, folks can more quickly and easily find them.

Terminalmancer wrote:
Evolution point question--it looks as though evolution points just stick around until you spend them on something, or until you dump 2/4/6 of them as a move/standard/full-round action?

I will start a clarifications thread, but the current intention is that you lose all EP at the end of combat.

Lavabeing wrote:
The wording of this (again without the deep context of the rest of the class rules) makes it seem like EP can possibly be spent to end enchantment or other mind-affecting effects to regain mental control over an uncontrolled body.

Good to know! Have made a note to clarify.

Lavabeing wrote:
How does this work with item level restrictions normally present on weapon fusions?

Great question: TBD!

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Welcome to the Evolutionist Playtest!

This forum is a place to discuss the playtest version of the evolutionist class.
Feel free to ask questions and give feedback as you try out the class—we're listening!

Another great place to give your feedback is in the playtest survey (found here), which includes a free-form text box to tell us anything not covered in the survey.

Thank you for helping us make Starfinder even better!

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Styrofoam wrote:
Did the survey end? I am getting error on surveymonkey on 2 different devices.

Looks like the site went down for a bit, but it should be back now.

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WatersLethe wrote:
I forgot to write in Svartalfar. Can someone do me a solid?

You should be able to edit your response by returning to the survey link!

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We shut down the playtest forums and surveys once the playtest ends, but feel free to share any thoughts in the general discussion forum!

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Errata updated!

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Errata update today, covering the 1st printing of the Starfinder Character Operations Manual.
(All errata listed for that printing is incorporated in the second printing of the Character Operations Manual.)

The PDF has been updated to include the errata. Anyone who already owns the PDF should be able to download the new version immediately. If you get the old version, please try refreshing your downloads or clicking the "problems downloading this file?" link before trying again.

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Errata update today, covering the 1st printing of the Starfinder Character Operations Manual.
(All errata listed for that printing is incorporated in the second printing of the Character Operations Manual.)

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The duration of hazard should be instantaneous (creatures attempt a save when it's cast). FAQ updated!

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FAQ updated—thanks for the question and FAQ clicks!

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Do you know of any stories with the "spirit" of "Flash Gordon" or "Buck Rogers" without the Racism or the rather extreme Sexism?
I'm woefully ignorant, but I am polling the Starfinder developer and editor brain trust—watch this space for their answers!

We got:

A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe, by Alex White
Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond (anthology; tone varies wildly)
Kage Baker's Company series
To Say Nothing of the Dog, by Connie Willis

And the movie Jupiter Ascending (which I need to rewatch!).

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Andrew Mullen wrote:
Is there a particularly clever cryptic crossword clue that's stuck with you?

Hmm, none that have reached cross-stitch or tattoo level, but I do love this one from my friend Jason Keeley:

Frog station spins daily LP (4, 3)

and here're three 3-letter ones I wrote:
Eternity is end of new beginnings (3)
Strange—sordid, even (3)
Foremost component of gear! (3)

(Link explaining cryptic crosswords for the uninitiated. If you love language and logic, you may love these!)

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Do you know of any stories with the "spirit" of "Flash Gordon" or "Buck Rogers" without the Racism or the rather extreme Sexism?

I'm woefully ignorant, but I am polling the Starfinder developer and editor brain trust—watch this space for their answers!

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Lord Fyre wrote:
Is the reason that Buck Rogers and Flash Gordon were omitted from the "Inspirational Media" on pages Starfinder Core Rulebook the obvious "Yellow Peril" in the original stories?

No idea! I wasn't privy to the paring-down process when we all flooded James Sutter's inbox with inspirations—must've been a monumental task trimming them down to just two pages.

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Errata updated—thanks for the question and FAQ clicks!

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FAQ updated——thanks for the question and the FAQ clicks!

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It is indeed cheaper to transfer fusions than purchase them new, allowing for the methods mentioned above. There are no plans to errata this at this time.

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Beltin Amorus wrote:
The Giantblood theme(page138) at the top says you get +1 str but the theme knowledge says it is +1 con. Which would it be?

Str! Errata updated.

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Errata updated!

(TL;DR: Change “Disable Device, Engineering” to “Engineering, Physical Science.”)

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The information from Alien Archive 2 is correct; the Near Space parenthetical is in error.

[Oakling ghorans get +2 Con, –2 Int, +2 Cha.]

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This was indeed an error; androids' darkvision has a range of 60 feet.
Errata updated.

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FAQ updated!

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BigNorseWolf wrote:

can you swap the move part of trick attack for movement to tumble?

No; tumble is its own move action and is not an option when using the move your speed action (or equivalent).

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Indeed, the bryrvath should list its ranged attack bonus of +24.
Errata updated!

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The issue with the errata text cutting off toward the middle/bottom on narrower resolutions should be resolved (thanks, Andrew White!).

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Errata update today, covering the 1st and 2nd printing of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.
(All errata listed for those printings is incorporated in the Pocket Edition and the third printing of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.)

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Errata update today, covering the 1st and 2nd printing of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.
(All errata listed for those printings is incorporated in the Pocket Edition and the third printing of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.)

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Evolivolution wrote:
Hey there, I bought the download version of the deck. It seems to be missing all the instruction cards. Is that intentional? Do I have to make do with the four I can preview here? I feel a bit lost with how to use them in detail.

Let me look into that!

In the meantime, the instruction cards are available here for free.

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Hi, folks.

TL;DR: The Character Operations Manual FAQ applies as written. And yes, that does mean a change for interactions with things like vesk's natural weapons, whose wording we changed deliberately with the Core Rulebook errata.

I definitely understand why this might feel like a bait and switch—I apologize for that.
This errata process has been a long and winding road traversing multiple years and products, and my hope is that the road ahead will be much smoother.

I thank you for your attention to detail, your questions, and your understanding.

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From page 98 of Starfinder Armory:

Some technological items have a capacity of less than
20 (the smallest-size battery generally available). You can
use batteries to recharge such items at a rate of 1 minute per
charge transferred.

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Toothy wrote:
Are there plans to issue an errata list for the most recent changes to the CRB?

Some of the changes are already listed on our FAQ/Errata page; the rest of the changes will be added to that page as soon as we are able. Thanks for your patience!

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David knott 242 wrote:


It looks like the PDF of the Starfinder Core Rulebook has been updated. Have the changes in this PDF already been posted in the FAQ/Errata, or is there some other place we can find a list of the changes from the original version?

Some of the changes are already listed on our FAQ/Errata page; the rest of the changes will be added to that page as soon as we are able. Thanks for your patience!

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DrakeRoberts wrote:
Honestly what would be useful for SFS (and maybe just general higher-starting-level guidelines) would be a chart of "When picking forms at level X, assume your Investment is Y".

Here ya go—thanks for bringing this up.

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When creating a nanocyte higher than 1st level, start by creating a 1st-level nanocyte and then apply the leveling up process as normal for each level.

When choosing major and minor forms for your gear array at each level, use the following numbers for your nanite investment value for that new level to determine which forms you can select.

For example, at 5th level, you can choose your new major form for that level (as well as replace a major/minor form) as though your nanite investment were 4,200.

After choosing your forms at your nanocyte's maximum level, your nanite investment amount is equal to the price of the most expensive form you've learned (rather than the amount listed on the table, which is your maximum for that level). Deduct this amount from your starting wealth (Table 11–15: Character Wealth per Level on page 391 of the Starfinder Core Rulebook).

For example, if your new nanocyte is 6th level and their most expensive form is a corona laser pistol (which costs 4,270 credits), they start with 10,730 credits (15,000 starting wealth minus 4,270) to spend on gear.

Level: Nanite Investment
2nd: 1,350
3rd: 2,000
4th: 3,000
5th: 4,200
6th: 6,200
7th: 9,500
8th: 13,000
9th: 18,000
10th: 25,000
11th: 35,000
12th: 50,000
13th: 72,000
14th: 110,000
15th: 165,000
16th: 245,000
17th: 365,000
18th: 540,000
19th: 810,000
20th: 900,000

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Robbgobb wrote:

So to make sure I understand what I am reading. At creation, put in amount of credits from starting wealth and that is the character's Nanite Investment.

So the investment then decides what the value of the forms that can be created for the selection of major and minor forms?

That's correct.

Robbgobb wrote:
Also can you pick something that can't make at the moment waiting for either waiting on level (such as picking non Corebook level 2 item) or more credits to add to Nanite Investment?

Currently, you can't. The nanocyte survey does have a question specifically addressing that possibility, however.

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Don Hastily wrote:

Thanks Joe,

I think I need further clarification on the Nanite Investment.

That I can see, you don't 'spend' your nanite investment when you create an item. Is this correct?

That's correct!

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Locking this thread; please add a new thread for any questions and feedback (after checking one doesn't already exist) so that we can better keep track of your valuable input!

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Locking this thread; please add a new thread for any questions and feedback (after checking one doesn't already exist) so that we can better keep track of your valuable input!

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Locking this thread; please add a new thread for any questions and feedback (after checking one doesn't already exist) so that we can better keep track of your valuable input!

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