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Exo-Guardians

The Grease spell description reads:

Quote:

All solid ground in the area is covered with

grease. Each creature standing on the greasy surface
must succeed at a Reflex save or an Acrobatics check
against your spell DC or fall prone. Creatures using
an action to move onto the greasy surface during the
spell’s duration must attempt either a Reflex save or an
Acrobatics check to Balance. A creature that Steps or
Crawls doesn’t have to attempt a check or save.

If I cast Grease on a square where a creature is standing, when does the creature have to make the Reflex save/Acrobatics check or fall prone? As soon as I cast the spell? On the creature's turn? Both?

Furthermore, say a creature starts its turn Prone in a Greased square. It uses an action to Stand. It's now "standing on the greasy surface"-- does it therefore have to make a Reflex save/Acrobatics check or fall prone again?

Exo-Guardians

The Widen Spell feat reads

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You manipulate the energy of your spell, causing it to spread out and affect a wider area. If the next action you use is to Cast a Spell that has an area of a burst, cone, or line and does not have a duration, increase the area of that spell. Add 5 feet to the radius of a burst that normally has a radius of at least 10 feet (a burst with a smaller radius is not affected). Add 5 feet to the length of a cone or line that is normally 15 feet long or smaller, and add 10 feet to the length of a larger cone or line.

So it affects bursts, cones, and lines-- but it doesn't say anything about emanations. Is that intentional, or a mistake?

Exo-Guardians

So despite poring over the 2e CRB in detail for the last two months, i somehow failed to notice until yesterday that *arcane spell failure chance from armor doesn't exist in PF2*! Literally the only thing stopping Wizards (and Sorcerers) from armoring up is lack of proficiency-- a problem easily solved with a single feat.

I feel like a moron for not realizing this sooner, particularly since i've been intentionally trying to read and interpret the PF2 rules "as they are" rather than through the lens of PF1. Clearly i failed in this case, and it makes me wonder-- how many other things have I missed thanks to "mental blinders" or subconscious assumptions formed by years of playing PF1?

Has anybody else had similar experiences? Any tips on keeping an open mind/avoiding false assumptions? Apparently it's harder than i thought!

Exo-Guardians

do Specialist Wizards get an extra spell slot (which must be used to prepare a spell from their school) AND a School Spell (which uses Focus), or are those the same thing?

if they are two separate things, then it would appear that Specialist Wizards get just as many spell slots per day as Sorcerers, which seems odd to me. am i missing something?

Exo-Guardians

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In the CRB, the Flame Pistol is listed as being Light bulk, and the Flame Rifle is 1 bulk (similar to other Small Arms and Longarms respectively). However in the Ammo section, standard Petrol tanks are listed as 1 bulk each, and high-capacity tanks as 2 bulk, whereas all other ammo besides Missiles are Light or no bulk.

We know that all standard weapons are sold pre-loaded with one full standard-capacity magazine/battery/etc.

How can a Flame Pistol include a 1-bulk petrol tank and still be Light bulk? Is a standard Petrol tank really supposed to be comparable to a Longarm in terms of bulkiness (both 1 bulk)? That seems excessively large to me. Combine that with the high price of Petrol (only four shots worth per 60-credit tank) and the very short range of Flame weapons and they start to look really impractical.

I really want my character to use a Flame weapon, but he's not a Soldier and doesn't have much excess carrying capacity. Am I missing something, or should Petrol tanks really be Light bulk?

Exo-Guardians

I've created a Mystic with the Longarms proficiency feat, and since he's a priest of Sarenrae the Flame Rifle seemed appropriately thematic-- plus the Line ability is quite nice.

However after playing him in a SFS scenario this week I realized that replenishing my Petrol is going to be pretty expensive. Petrol is 60 credits for a 20-unit tank, but the flame rifle uses 5 units of petrol per shot. That's 15 credits a shot. At that rate I could easily be spending 150-200 credits per scenario just on ammo! Oof.

Compare that to 3 credits a shot for a projectile rifle (30-40 credits per scenario). And of course battery charges are completely free.

Is the high cost of petrol worth it, do you think? Or should I swap the flame rifle for another weapon? A laser rifle still technically does fire damage at least...

Dataphiles

Currently listed as Preorder; when is this mini expected to be available?