I see (and have) some mixed feedback about the playtest, and there are some mechanics I still want to know how they are going to work before deciding if I like the game ENOUGH to subscribe since the beginning.
For example: the resonance system is now gone, but I don't know what is replacing it. I liked the idea of limiting the number of potions/scrolls/magic items and making charisma more useful. And personally don't like how in PF1 my players are like a Christmast tree with magic items for decorations, and so I'm waiting to see how they resolve this issue before deciding going full head on with this edition with a subscription since the start or just buying the CBR from Amazon to play a couple of games from time to time.
You see, subscribing from the EU is a bit of a hussle, that's why I want to make sure I like the game enough to be worth it, and thus why those details are important to me.
I have a question that may be stupid but I’m new to this subscription thing. The subscription to Adventure Paths grants Paizo Adventage, which, if I understood correctly, gives you a 15% off in other products. I asume that 15% off applies to the items we are getting from the other subscriptions but it states the discount will only apply after the first AP in the subscription is sent. Does it mean that, if I subscribe to various Pathfinder subscriptions to jump into 2E hype train head on I won’t get the 15% in the other products until the next subscription shipment?
TL:DR - If I subscribe to various subscriptions to start with the first batch of 2E content, will I get the 15% off in all the other items of that first shipment?
Marco Massoudi wrote:
I purchased directly from Paizo and they told me I dont have to return the defective copies. Now I have two defectives copies, which I will try to repair and donate to a RPG association in my city once I get an alright copy of the book.
My replacement copy had the defective binding too. I just had to lay it down flat and the binding started to fall apart.
I’m curious to know if the white stripe must be attached/glued to the cover or not. The Pathfinder CRB does, as many other RPG manuals, but the Eclipse Phase one does not, so I’m not sure if that’s part of the binding problem or a conscious binding decision.
Could someone with a proper binded book post a photo for comparison?
Diego Valdez wrote:
Excuse me for jumping in here, but I had the very same problem and sent the email specifying I would be willing to wait for a second print before seeing this post.
I know it will be some time before I receive any response to the email (I totally get you are very busy right now) but I wonder if I would need to “remind” you about the replacement when the second printing comes along or will you do it automatically? When, approximately, can we expect the second print? Just curious, I’m not in a rush as I can use the PDF for now (using the books with the defective binding deeply hurst my RPG soul).
Hey, for those of us who haven't gotten much use out of our books yet, is there an easy test that doesn't risk causing a problem in a book that doesn't have one? Or is it really obvious if something has gone wrong?
I have used my book twice with absolute care (mainly because those creeking sounds hurts my soul) and it shows the problem at the top end. If you lay open your book and go throught several chapters the problem should appear (if it's present).
Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
The very first comment on this thread states that he got an auto-reply, therefor I thought they enabled some kind of auto-reply in this time of trouble.
How long does it take to get a response back from Paizo support? I submitted a message a couple of days ago and haven't seen so much as an auto-response.
At least you got the auto-response, I didn't even get that so not sure if I should do something more but I don't want to flood them with more emails, this must be already very bussy.
The Sideromancer wrote:
It's a way of doing stacked notation without special characters, it expresses 1½. Personally, improper (3/2) or decimal (1.5) would be much easier.
Thanks for the info, it must be something used in the USA, as it's the first time I see it. Using 1.5 would be easier in my opinion, specially to avoid the confusion due to the - symbol. At least now I know what it means. Thanks again!
Maybe I'm reading this the wrong way, but in page 136 in the Tumble description, the DC is calculated as 15 + 1 - 1/2 * opponent CR. As I understand, that would make higher CR easier to tumble through.
CR 2 -> 15 + 1 - 2/2 = 15 + 1 - 1
Doesn't make a lot of sense to me, since a more difficult enemy should be more difficult to tumble through, not easier. I must he reading the equation incorrectly or the equation should be 15 + 1 + 1/2 * CR.
Ey Diego, i just received the refund for the authorization, so those initial 200€ are back into my account. Everything is ok now.
From now on I know I must make sure to have at least double the cost of that month's subscription costs, as it seems my bank lags a couple of days to return the money from the authorization.
Thanks for your time and for an awesome product like Starfinder.
Diego Valdez wrote:
Ups, you are right, I missed that "by".
Diego Valdez wrote:
Ok, I will wait a couple days to give time to my bank in case they need some time to complete that release.
Thanks for the info Diego.
I just received my shipping notification for my Starfinder Subscription and noticed that I've been charged again. I was already charged 200€ on July 30th during the payment authorisation, and another 200€ right now.
If I understood it correctly, on the payment authorisation the money is put on hold to make sure there is enough to pay it when the time comes, but I have been charged again instead of using that money, and there is no reimbursement either, so effectively I've been charged twice. Is it an error or the refund of the money put on hold during the authorisation may be lagging a bit?
We are really excited for this game, but they need to rest during the weekend, just as any of us, and do family/life/hobby stuff.
I echo nuttallfun. Just make the AP larger Paizo peoples! Pathfinder honestly kind of intimidates me with all the different lines that come out for it.
That's the reason I subscribed to Starfinder, because it looks way more reasonable to fit in my budget at that pace. Pathfinder release speed is way too intimidating.
Sadistic GM wrote:
Yep, looks like F5 will have some rest until 19:00 Spanish hour. At least the idea of playing the AP#1 next week with my friends while in vacations seems feasible.
If there are lucky people out there who can play as often and fast, they can play many other RPG games (Pathfinder included) in the mean time, or write their own adventures. For my group, even if we could play every week I know for sure that it would take morae than one month for each AP. They really like going deep and slow on the details, role playing and social interactions aspects of the game.
That's what we are all waiting for :-P
Sara Marie wrote:
Starfinder Maps: Flip-Mat: Basic Starfield is sold out on paizo.com, new maps subscribers will need to start on Flip-Mat: Cantina. We still have some stock of Flip-Mat: Terrain.
Amazing how many products are sold out even before release. I hope that's a sign of a huge interest in the game and a great starting point for Starfinder. Maybe Starfinder will be to Sci-Fi what D&D was to fantasy. Long life Starfinder!
Don't know for the U.K., but in my case (Spain) if you plan to buy everything, you are better off subscribing to Paizo instead of buying from Amazon, even with the absurd shipping costs.
My August subscription will deliver me the CRB, AP1, Mat Terrain, Mat Starfield, GM Screen, Pawns, combat pad and character folios for 225$ (includes 57$ of shipping). That converts to roughly 200€. Buying everything from Amazon Spain will cost me 212€, which will ship later and won't include the PDFs.
Here is a breakdown of those numbers in a nice image.
I was charged 200€ on Friday, so I can confirm you that's the final price I got. For £ the conversion seems to be pretty similar, around 200£, but you should compare with the prices from Amazon UK. It may be a better deal to subscribe and get all those nice PDFs for free, an get the books on release instead of whatever Amazon will do.
Paris Crenshaw wrote:
Biggest problem with Realm Works for me it's not being available for Mac/iOS/Android. I prep each season in my pc (Syrinscape, Herolab, Trello), but I use my iPad while DMing as it takes less space and the touch interface and single app at a time fits really well with all the other old-school tools (pen, paper, real dice etc). I love the physicality of those things and using my laptop while DMing makes me focus on using it much more than I should, distracting me more than I want.
John Lynch 106 wrote:
I initially had the same problem but after crunching some numbers, if you are from Europe and are subscribing to several categories up to the point where you get the subscriber discount and considering currency exchange, the final cost is roughly the same as purchasing from Amazon, for example, and you get all the PDFs!
Yeah, that's what got me thinking about getting the PDF to read while the books get to my country, but that may just be what the system shows by default and may not be true for a launch item like Starfinder just like Joana said.
So I received the payment authorization on Saturday and the full amount was charged. My order now shows as pending, so I guess everything is fine and I just need to wait for my order to ship.
This is my first time as a subscriber so I have to ask. The PDFs included in the subscription will be available when the items ship or on August 17th when they officially launch? Fingers crossed for a quick shipping, I'm super hyped for Starfinder!