I ordered my physical Softcover copies of the books and the map multi-pak from Game Goblins, here in Little Rock. I was told we could pick them up on August 2,at the store. I won't be able to get them until August 8,because I have to get a ride from a friend to get there. I'm going to be picking up the pdfs just so I can start reading the material.
For those who don't know that the Sandy Petersen's Chthulhu Mythos book is not going to be out until after Christmas. It states on Petersengames.com that the book won't ship until January 2018. It also may have a higher price than Paizo listed. The people on the Kickstarter for the book said that they add 50 pages to the book.
I wanted to say that the Ninja you offered for playtest is one of the best write-ups I have seen on the character. I know several people who were trained as ninjas and they are pleased with these too. I think that the ghost warrior is really hard to portray when we are not supposed to see him, hear him, or even know he is in the area. We have one of the best write-ups of an invisible character that isn't there and who no-one knows. Hopefully when you put out the book, Ultimate Combat; you will have the weapons and accutrements ready at that time too. One of the things you will need is the cricket floors that the lords used to put in their houses to stop the quiet approach of the ninja.
I think that one of the best things that you have done so far is choose the Samurai and make him similar to the Caviliar in the West. The Samuraai is so steeped in Tradition that it is hard for anyone in the West to understand-how important his lord was to him. There is no Western character that easily is compared to the Samurai. The powers of the Samurai are also very well chosen. Samurai depended on his horse, his sword and his honor to evoke the mythos of the leader that he was. There was only one man who could have used a wooden Sword and had a legend build up about his exploits-Miamoto Musashi. I like your Samurai and your ninja.
I love the new characters from the Advanced Character Guide. All of the new characters are useful and not overpowered or overpowering. It is so cool that Paizo has taken the time to ask the general players to try new character types before they approve them for print and accept the testing done by the average players; something that Wizards or TSR before them did not do. I have read through the new character types listed and will attempt to play a game with several of the new types in it. It is hard to really do it because there are few players that are in my area and I do not not have transportation to go where a lot of them congregate. We used to have a group but we all got older and it broke up. I especially like the Pracle, Summoner, and Inquisitor. the three have very interesting abilities and I would love to see how they would relate to game terms and whether they would be useful. I have been playing roll-playing games since 1979. I have been thru 5 versions of D& D and 2 versions of Pathfinder. I just think that Pathfinder is 1000 times better because they care for the players and try to give the players what they want. I love the game. Pathfinder has so improved over 3.5 D & D that it should not be even compared anymore to that.
The oracle spell learning progression is flawed in that there is a qwuestion on page 9 of the pdf. It says that the oracle gets a bonus number of spells and says check table 1-3. But less than 1 paragraph later it seems to say that it is not a bonus of spells known, just a bonus of spells cast. Would you please check this out and make it a little clearer when you go to the next level, because people will think this is like legal jargon when they read it. I like the new classes after a swift overview. I hope that the other classes are as good. We do need more groups for the Cavalier And more foci for the Oracle.
I was reading thru the playtest version of thwe Oracle and there is some confusing language. On page 9 of the pdf it says that Oracles' with high Charisma sciores gets bonus spells, but later on that page it seems to disagree with that saying its a bonus in spells being cast per day. It is not easy to go thru this anbd almost like reading a lawyer's legal jargon. This may need to be revised in the hard copy.