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Got my digital copy of Lost Omens: Pathfinder Society Guide today and did my first pass. Verdict? I *love it*.
The stories, background, and lore bits are wonderful and full of flavor and the mechanical options are varied and exciting. I put this down with ten times as many character ideas in my head, thanks Paizo!
However, I am sad to report that while there is artwork of a pistol, there is no pew pew item available, and I believe every PFS Rogue is gonna have a deck of cards moving forward!
I love this book. It is legit my favorite Starfinder book yet.
The new classes? They're thematic and different, they feel like they're a new niche not a rehash.
Species options? Rock on! I wasn't expecting this originally but new options for characters is awesome. I appreciate the Legacy options being included too!
New Class features? I AM HERE FOR IT! I feel like I can play themes that I would have access to from Pathfinder in Starfinder now, without anything being a copy/paste or something getting the serial numbers scratched off.
Also? I'm ecstatic for the new archetypes. I didn't care for the original batch from the CRB, but all of the COM ones demand I make characters for them! In particular as a player of a character who has a vehicle focus? Starwright demands to be played!
This is in the running for one of my favorite books from Paizo overall.
The new Ancestries are thematic and help flesh out the options available to players who want to play 2E in homebrew settings or on Golarion proper. The new heritages feel like they belong and are exciting to see. The Ancestry feats look fun, and this book made me excited about the concept of playing a Goblin character were I wasn't really considering it before.
Then, you get the Organizations. While we already know most of them in at least name, the options made available by way of equipment, feats, spells, and archetypes are full of flavor and power. I'll also admit that the part that stood out the most to me was the full text of the Crimson Oath and the names for some of the Pathfinder Agent feats? I laughed out loud from at least one of them.
I highly recommend this product, and I'm excited to make use of it in both my home games and eventually in Organized Play!