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Hi all! This month we have Starfinder #17: Solar Strike, continuing the Dawn of Flame adventure path. Next month we won't have anything new I'm afraid, Paizo's release schedule puts the next big arrivals coming to you in September, with Alien Archive 3 and a couple of APs. More to come then!


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Hi everyone! We've added a new Adventure Path this month for you, Pathfinder #143: Borne by the Sun's Grace. 2nd Edition draws ever closer, keep an eye out for the new website coming August 1st!


Hello everyone! Updates for the next few months are going to be smaller ones, with one Adventure Path being added this month and one more coming the next. The next big release in a few months will be Alien Archive 3, coming up in mid-September.

This month Mark's added Starfinder #16 - The Blind City to the roster, continuing the Dawn of Flame adventure path. Enjoy!

Archives of Nethys - Pathfinder 1E | Pathfinder 2E | Starfinder
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Yup - this got pointed out on the Reddit thread too, looks like the wrong Source was flagged when it got input. It's been corrected already in test and should be fixed live soon.


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Hello everyone! The countdown draws ever closer to 2nd Edition, but there is still 1st Edition content to share and catalog. This month is a treat, with Devin inputting both the latest Pathfinder and the lovely Chronicle of Legends, which brings with it a host of new mechanics that required some new code to handle it. As a bonus surprise, Mark also completed Bestiary #6, bringing the last of the big books on the back burner finally to a close!

Details on all the new stuff is below. To those who have sent email and are awaiting replies, thank you for being patient - my free time these days is eaten up by focus on the new site for 2nd Edition, and I think you'll all be happy for some of the new features being worked in there. I did want to answer one popular question: when 2nd Edition comes out, will the 1st Edition site go away? The answer is an emphatic no - of course not. With the sheer number of hours I've (and many others) put into this site, I'll be hosting it long into the end times, even if our world is torn apart by Cthulian horrors. Maybe I can teach some mi-gos how to play Pathfinder.

Archives of Nethys - Pathfinder 1E | Pathfinder 2E | Starfinder
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New Books
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #142: Gardens of Gallowspire
[Player Companion] Chronicle of Legend
[RPG] Bestiary 6

Site Changes
- Alternate Capstones, introduced in CoL, have been appended to the end of every Class to which they apply. In the Sources area you can find direct links to many of the new capstones that are class specific. There are some capstones which apply to multiple classes, and those ones do not have links out of Sources. Couldn't think of a great way to do it without cluttering up the information. May update that in the future, but for now you can still check any Class to see what their capstones are.
- Cavalier Banners (also introduced in CoL - sensing a theme?) have been added to the site
- Legacy Items, a type of magical scaling item, have been granted their own section. Pathfinder Unchained's scaling items will join them in a future update.
- Magical Sets have been added to the site, and various ones which are tied to Deities will show up on that Deities' page.
- Bugs and errors have been fixed, typos corrected, goblins tickled, etc.


Hello everyone! Small update this month on the Starfinder side of the fence, adding Starfinder #15: Sun Divers to the roster. I've also added a new section that was missed an update or two ago. It's a "miscellaneous" class of systems first introduced back in Pact Worlds of various extra things and bits you can add to a starship, and a few of the APs have added more examples since then.

Thanks for visiting and enjoy!

Archives of Nethys (Pathfinder 1E | Pathfinder 2E | Starfinder)
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New Books
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #15: Sun Divers

Site Updates
[Starship] Other Systems section added


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Hello everyone! This month brings us a couple of new titles, along with some much-needed progress on the long backlogged Bestiary 5 - thanks once again to Mark and Devin for their efforts there! A number of minor bug fixes come with this update as well, but there's nothing huge to note yet. We also welcome Fritz to the team, who is going to join Alex in looking at improvements for the UI.

Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy the update!

Archives of Nethys - Pathfinder 1E | Pathfinder 2E | Starfinder
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New Books
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #141: Last Watch
[Campaign Setting] Concordance of Rivals
[RPG] Bestiary 5 - Partial, updated through "R", all non-monster entries (new races, items, etc.) added
[RPG] Bestiary 6 - Partial, all non-monster entries added


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Hi everyone! It's been a while since an update on this side of the fence, and I am sorry for the delays. There's been a lot going on in the life of Nethys - I don't want to repeat the text here, but you can see a summary of it over on the updates at www.aonprd.com.

More excitedly, I'm happy to announce we have a couple of new Acolytes to assist the website. First, Mark von Drake joins to help with the Data Entry side of things, focusing on the Starfinder RPG (but hoping to help us catch up the final two Bestiaries on Pathfinder as well!) Second is Alex Reeser, who will be working on some UI improvements to the main menu, with a focus on mobile accessibility. Welcome to both of them! Mark in particular has been instrumental on getting this side of the fence caught up with the releases, experience he brings to us from his own take on the SRD at the Hidden Truth. All of the recent Adventure Paths, along with material from Starfinder Society, is now online! Mark also wanted to assure everyone that he'll still be continuing updates at THT, in addition to the Archives, so fans of both sites will continue to enjoy the content.

Next, Devin has been working on an official plugin of his own that, while not ready for full release yet, will assist users in searching through the website's content. We'll have more on that later.

To help with announcements, we also have a new Twitter account - follow us @NethysArchives to get the latest updates on the Archives of Nethys!

Lastly, a question that continues to come up is whether or not we will be doing a website for 2E - I am very happy to announce that not only will we be doing a website for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, but we will have it online at 2e.aonprd.com on August 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM (Pacific Time)! Look forward to it then, and thanks for all of your support!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #10: The Diaspora Strain
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #11: The Penumbra Protocol
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #12: Heart of Night
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #13: Fire Starters
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #14: Soldiers of Brass
[Starfinder Society] Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guide
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-01: The Commencement
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-03: Yesteryear's Truth
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-04: Cries From the Drift
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-08: Sanctuary of Drowned Delight
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-09: Live Exploration Extreme!
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-11: In Pursuit of the Scoured Past
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-22: The Protectorate Petition
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-24: Siege of Enlightenment
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #1-27: King Xeros of Star Azlant


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Hi everyone! This month we have a few new books for you along with some long-needed improvements to the site's UI.

More excitedly, I'm happy to announce we have a couple of new Acolytes to assist the website. First, Mark von Drake from the Hidden Truth joins to help with the Data Entry side of things, focusing on the Starfinder RPG (but hoping to help us catch up the final two Bestiaries on Pathfinder as well!) Second is Alex Reeser, who will be working on some UI improvements to the main menu, with a focus on mobile accessibility. Welcome to both of them!

Next, Devin has been working on an official plugin of his own that, while not ready for full release yet, will assist users in searching through the website's content. We'll have more on that later.

To help with announcements, we also have a new Twitter account - follow us @NethysArchives to get the latest updates on the Archives of Nethys!

Lastly, a question that continues to come up is whether or not we will be doing a website for 2E - I am very happy to announce that not only will we be doing a website for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, but we will have it online at 2e.aonprd.com on August 1, 2019 at 7:00 AM (Pacific Time)! Look forward to it then, and thanks for all of your support!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #139: The Dead Road
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #140: Eulogy for Roslar's Coffer
[Player Companion] Heroes of Golarion

Site Changes
- Improvements made to over half of the sites' pages with adjustments to the Header, showing specific information first before the broader "Archives of Nethys" label
- Implementation of meta tags to the same subset of pages in order to improve search engine visibility


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Hello everyone! As you're all well aware, I didn't put out an update for February and I am sorry for that. My wife and I found out from our landlord that the house (we were renting a bottom level) was being sold, and we had to quickly start packing and find a new place to move.

That said, I can't go more than a few days without getting itches to get back to work, and I've still been busy while Kat and I have been packing and house hunting. Devin has, as usual, been his amazing self and kept up with more data entry while I've worked on changes to the site's front-end. We finally found a new place to rent a couple weeks ago and moved in 3 days ago, so all's well there now. I'm writing this post balancing the keyboard on my lap and using a TV on a bookshelf as my display, but the unpacking shall happen soon!

As for the changes, I'm happy to announce that some significant progress and long-needed updates are finally here. The main thing I wanted to talk about was the recent outages and the site's load times. I'm hoping you all have seen a significant improvement on the second part, as the outages were directly related to me finally becoming fed up with my old host and moving to a VPS (Virtual Private Server). While I originally intended this to provide more reliable uptime for the site and advanced notifications of maintenance, this had an unintended side effect.

For some time now I've struggled with the best way to deliver content to the users - I thought I had figured out the right way to do output caching of the pages in the last update, but my tests showed mixed results. Sometimes it seemed to work, other times it didn't trigger at all. I did figure out one mistake I'd been making when it came to a Parameter-specific field, but even with that change the caching was intermittent. Then, I moved the site. I still am unsure on the why, but once I was fully moved over to my lovely new Server VM, caching started working! I was skeptical at first, not sure on why it failed to work on shared hosting while working on the VPS, but after repeated testing from multiple computers/networks, it seems like I've finally gotten it fixed. In truth, all of you should have seen the changes already - for about a week now the site has been on the new VPS, and load times are better than ever.

Now, some of you probably have still seen some slowness here and there - to test things out, I set the code to only retain a cached copy of a specific page for 1 hour. The first time a page was loaded without an existing cache, speeds were as they were - alright someplaces, bad on others. For the next hour afterwards, however, users would get the cached version and the page would load in a few seconds. With this update, I'm increasing the cache limit to a full day, so as soon as anyone at all checks a page in a given day, for 24 hours after all should see quick speeds getting to that page. This is especially useful for many of the Spells pages, Feats, Wondrous Items, and other historically longer loading areas.

A lot of this is probably like a 5-year old gushing about how he figured out the multiplication table to a seasoned web developer, but for someone who ultimately programs as a hobby, this was extremely satisfying to finally get working. The last month has been a ball of chaos and stress, but today making this update I'm very happy where everything's landed. Thanks so much to all who emailed and commented with tips and suggestions!

Without further inducing of a TL;DR status, here's the updates!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Curse of the Crimson Throne (PRPG)
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #132: The Six-Legend Soul
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #133: Secrets of Roderic's Cove
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #134: It Came from Hollow Mountain
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #135: Runeplague
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #136: Temple of the Peacock Spirit
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #137: The City Outside of Time
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #138: Rise of New Thassilon
[Adventure Path] Return of the Runelords Player's Guide
[Adventure Path] Tyrant's Grasp Player's Guide
[Comics] Pathfinder: Goblins! #1 and #5 (the others had no mechanics to add)
[Module] Seers of the Drowned City
[Module] Thornkeep
[Player Companion] Wilderness Origins

Site Changes
- New sections have been added to the Monster area, including the long-requested Templates and a new section for Monster Family descriptions and member lists (sub-groups of like monsters)
- The Qinggong Monk powers were updated to include all available options
- New rules from Book of the Damned, Gamemastery Guide, Horror Adventures, Planar Adventures, Ultimate Combat, and Ultimate Wilderness were added
- Rules clarification added to the Divine Gift portion of each Deity entry
- Corruptions, introduced in Horror Adventures, have been added to the Afflictions section
- Occult Rituals have been added into the Spells area

Community Assistance
I often get asked if people can assist the site in various ways, so we thought it might be useful to start including some requests from the community that the site could use assistance on. At the moment, that focus is the Rules content. Devin has crawled through many of the RPG product line books and added their rules to the website, but there are many mechanics and systems hidden throughout Adventure Paths, Campaign Setting books, and other product lines.

If you know of some mechanics/sub-systems that we could add (and don't have already - filter the Rules by Source to see if something's been covered) then please send us an email (feedback@aonprd.com)! We very much appreciate any assistance on this, there are a lot of books.


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Happy New Year!

Before I get to what's new, I wanted to address the couple of outages the site has had recently. Twice now the Pathfinder side has gone down for 24 hours or so, and each time it's been due to some "unexpected maintenance" on the side of my host. I've been looking into alternative hosting, but did just upgrade my plan for a while longer with these guys so we'll just have to see how things go for now. With any future outages, I'll do my best to post updates on them at both my Facebook fan page and my Patreon page.

Anyhow, that aside, onto the new stuff! Devin knocked it out of the park this month with many updates to the Adventure Path section of the site, along with the continued updates of hyperlinks among all of our rules.

New Books
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #123: The Flooded Cathedral
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #124: City in the Deep
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #125: Tower of the Drowned Dead
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #126: Beyond the Veiled Past
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #127: Crownfall
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #128: Songbird, Scion, Saboteur
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #129: The Twilight Child
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #130: City in the Lion's Eye
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #131: The Reaper's Right Hand
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #132: The Six-Legend Soul
[Adventure Path] Ruins of Azlant Player's Guide
[Adventure Path] War for the Crown Player's Guide
[Campaign Setting] Faiths of Golarion

Site Additions
- While we still need to finish up with monsters in Bestiary 5 and 6, we are happy to announce that we've updated the site with a full list of Types, Subtypes, and the long-needed Universal Monster Rules.
- One of the improvements we've been working on making across the website is more hyperlinks - to that end, I've updated a number of places (including Monsters, NPCs, and Feats themselves) with new hyperlinks on the various Feat sections. Expect more of these next update that will start to link Spells, the new Monster Rules themselves, and many other components.


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Hi everyone! With November's update comes the Against the Aeon Throne adventure path - enjoy!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #7: The Reach of Empire
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #8: Escape from the Prison Moon
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #9: The Rune Drive Gambit


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Hello everyone! Apologies for the delay this month - the holiday break took a bit more from me than I'd hoped, so I wasn't able to get this done over the weekend. Starfinder, as well, will also be a bit longer - I'll update that side of the fence this coming weekend with some new APs and Society material.

This month on Pathfinder, below, I'll cover some new books we added and a few new sections of the website. In addition, Devin's not only been entering a lot of the data, but he's been adding some much needed hyperlinks to many areas of the rules, both new and old.

Beyond that, I wanted to say that I've been hearing the issues of speed - experienced many of them myself. With the partnership announcement, the server the site lives on definitely took a hit. The plan that I had just wasn't feasible any longer for the audience size. As such, I've also recently upgraded said plan to a semi-dedicated server, sharing space with only a few others instead of dozens. This is something that's only been possible thanks to the support of everyone out there, whether by using the Patreon or just white-listing the site on your ad blocker.

In addition to the server upgrade, I also worked on a few sections of the site that had been particularly slow - Wondrous Items (and other parts of Magic Items) and the Deities main list, to name a few. As other problem areas present themselves I'll do what I can to improve speed there.

Lastly, I was not fully utilizing the output caching possible with this type of website. I've made adjustments in that realm across the whole of the site, which will significantly improve loading times.

Hopefully all of you see the improved speeds across the site - if some pages are still bad at load times, shoot me an email (feedback@aonprd.com) and I'll do what I can to help!

Enjoy!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #121: The Lost Outpost
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #122: Into the Shattered Continent
[Campaign Setting] Construct Handbook
[Player Companion] Martial Arts Handbook

Site Updates
- We've added a new section to the main menu - Afflictions & Hazards. We've moved the Poison and Traps sections here, and have added new Disease, Drug, Haunt, and Madness sections. (Yes, I know the main menu is already rather long - one of our main projects is figuring out a better menu solution, something collapsible I hope, but that's for a future update.)
- Another new area is Construct Modifications, something introduced in Ultimate Magic that's been expanded upon in the Construct Handbook.
- Finally, we've updated the Weapons area to include a section for Siege Engines, expanded in Ultimate Combat off of the original Core material.


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Apoc Golem wrote:

Dude, high marks for chilling on the boards and answering questions. I know you're probably crazy busy getting AoN tricked out for the changeover and I for one appreciate it.

I can't think of any specifics I wanted to bring up (aside from agreeing with both Michael Hallet and Zin Z'arin on the woes of d20PFSRD). I do use PFSRD significantly more, but that's mostly because I'm a creature of habit. I'd like to get into the habit of using AoN more, if for no other reason than I've started playing PFS regularly here on the boards, and it's nice to have the PFS-only option for searches.

As a general question, are there any changes you're planning as far as site functionality? I know you mentioned some coding changes, but as far as like, layout or anything? One example, on the PFSRD, they have an option to use "feat trees" to easily find feats based on specific prereq's (locating Furious Focus on the list by going to Power Attack, for example). Any thoughts on doing something similar on AoN?

The current idea is to do this per Feat - IE you would load up a Feat and there'd be a small list at the bottom of all Feats which list the one you're looking at as a prerequisite, and all Feats listed in the current Feat's own prereq list (so you can see what comes before and what comes after). I'd need to play with the look and feel, but that could accomplish a type of "dynamic" tree, dependent on which Feat you're viewing.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Speaking of which, why are the Archives presently only going up to 6th-level in the "Spells" department - even for the 0-9 mages???
Ah, doh - I know exactly why that bug is there. Part of the reason Spells loading time improved is because I migrated over code from Starfinder, where 6th level is the cap. It's a simple fix and I'll roll that out ASAP when I get home today. Sorry for the inconvenience!

This should now be fixed.


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I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
The Archives of Nethys wrote:
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Speaking of which, why are the Archives presently only going up to 6th-level in the "Spells" department - even for the 0-9 mages???
Ah, doh - I know exactly why that bug is there. Part of the reason Spells loading time improved is because I migrated over code from Starfinder, where 6th level is the cap. It's a simple fix and I'll roll that out ASAP when I get home today. Sorry for the inconvenience!
Since you're presently manifesting before me, may I ask something I've always wanted to know: Why is your site dramatically slower to load than most other sites? While yours isn't the only site I frequently go to that is conspicuously more troublesome than everywhere else, it is in very sparse company (a thing called listverse.com is the other thing I can think of that's similar - I don't know why).

A lot of the PF-side code is archaic and built when I was first learning ASP/SQL - the Starfinder side is built more intelligently and you should see faster speeds there. The other reason it's ultimately slower than the old PRD/d20pfsrd in places is because I dynamically build the vast majority of the pages based on database tables. This allows one or two people to manage the huge deluge of content as we just need to update simple DB tables instead of editing a huge amount of pages. For example, the legacy PRD had over 3,000 files. The PF Archives has a little over 200 (and yet supports hundreds of books compared to the dozen or two on the legacy PRD).

Now, I still want things fast, so I'm going to be moving improved code back to PF over the coming months and you should see improvements. The Spells.aspx pages alone were already drastically improved over the weekend.


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GM Lorenzo wrote:

Comparing the Archives of Nethys and d20pfsrd, I think I'll make more frequent use of the latter for now, mainly because I find its organization and search tool function more effective, given its greater similarity to the Paizo PRD.

I'll concede that AoN is prettier though, in a kind of goth teen way. Its black background makes me want to get some new tattoos and maybe some piercings.

If you want to change the color scheme, just click the toggle in the top-right. :)


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For those upset that their old PRD hyperlinks now redirect to the new legacy frontpage, I've emailed Paizo about that to see if it can be fixed, as they setup the redirect. I would hope it could - I used similar redirecting logic myself, and hyperlinks don't break there:

Example:
Old Link: http://archivesofnethys.com/SpellDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Cure%20Light%20Wound s

Successfully redirects to: http://aonprd.com/SpellDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Cure%20Light%20Wounds

Hopefully they can update their redirect to keep the same path structure and preserve old links, but I'll let them speak to that. :)


Zin Z'arin wrote:

Oooooof. I like and have used AoN for a while, as it's been the better option than d20pfsrd for content that wasn't in the Paizo SRD.

But I always deferred to the Paizo SRD as the official source, so if it was in there, that's where I went.

I make EXTENSIVE use of hyperlinks in my character profiles. And now they pretty much ALL have to be updated.

Ugh.

The hyperlink issue is one I need to visit with Paizo, as they setup the redirect. I imagine it can be fixed - I used similar redirecting logic myself, and hyperlinks don't break there:

Example:
Old Link: http://archivesofnethys.com/SpellDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Cure%20Light%20Wound s

Successfully redirects to: http://aonprd.com/SpellDisplay.aspx?ItemName=Cure%20Light%20Wounds


I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
Speaking of which, why are the Archives presently only going up to 6th-level in the "Spells" department - even for the 0-9 mages???

Ah, doh - I know exactly why that bug is there. Part of the reason Spells loading time improved is because I migrated over code from Starfinder, where 6th level is the cap. It's a simple fix and I'll roll that out ASAP when I get home today. Sorry for the inconvenience!


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William Nova wrote:

As a new player, I personally prefer the d20pfsrd. I LOVE the filtering options, since the kitchen sink approach to spells and skills and feats and everything else over on AoN can be really overwhelming, not to mention in my game we're only using the Core book and nothing else, so there's a ton of cruft to dig through to find what Iwant.

Response time is also a big factor, I find AoN to be slow as molasses, even just loading regular pages. The last time I tried to filter a spell list it took literally 18 seconds, I timed it. That's just ridiculous.

FYI, the Spells page loading times got much improved over the weekend.


DM Omen wrote:
Ok this is really bizarre. I can't find the Furious Draw rage power anywhere. It's not on the PFSRD, but I found it on Archives of Nethys being mentioned as a prerequisite for another rage power, but it doesn't actually mention it anywhere else.

Re-organizing Rage Power is on my list, not happy with the current state. Furious Draw is in the Miscellaneous powers area.


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Milo v3 wrote:
The Archives of Nethys wrote:

Go to any Class page to see the Archetypes specific to that class.

Example - Note the "Archetypes" link in the header

That is a very odd decision considering there are zero archetypes specific to any classes in Starfinder.

This line in the Core Rulebook made me decide that I should probably future-proof the code and just show the Archetypes applicable per Class by default, as the day may come when there are some class-limited Archetypes:

"Archetypes can generally be added to any class, though some archetypes might note they are available only to specific classes or might have other prerequisites you must meet to select them."

That said, I'm not fully satisfied on the Archetypes layout either so it will likely see some revision in the near future.


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Milo v3 wrote:
Starfinder AoN has rules text describing how archetypes work, but doesn't appear to have any of the archetypes themselves on the site.

Go to any Class page to see the Archetypes specific to that class.

Example - Note the "Archetypes" link in the header


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Hi everyone! With September's update we have some long needed changes to the core code, along with a few new books. Enjoy!

New Books
[Campaign Setting] Inner Sea Taverns (subsystems for new Alcohol and Bar Fight rules will be added with a later update)
[Miscellaneous] Spiral of Bones #3
[Miscellaneous] Spiral of Bones #4
[Miscellaneous] Spiral of Bones #5
[Player Companion] Heroes from the Fringe

Site Updates
- Spells page loading times improved.
- Rules section updated to allow users to sort by Source or not.
- Contact Us page updated.


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Ravingdork wrote:
The Archives of Nethys wrote:
Ravingdork wrote:
I can't seem to find the Soulfire fusion from the Armory anywhere in the AoNPRD. That's kind of a big deal for soliarians. How did it possibly get overlooked? That makes me wonder what else might have been overlooked. :(
It does look like the Weapon Fusion table from the Armory didn't get pushed up - I'll get that addressed this weekend. If you ever spot a bug/anything off, just shoot me an email at the appropriate endpoint (bugs@aonprd.com or aonsrd.com). There's a lot of data and ultimately mistakes will happen - we can address most of them fairly quickly, we just need to be made aware of them. :)

Thanks man! Clearly, you've got your work cut out for you. Now that you're official, you're going to be getting a LOT of requests for various functionality improvements (such as those mentioned by Papa-DRB in the post above).

The WeaponFusion table had indeed been overlooked in the update; just pushed up the latest copy and all should be correct now.


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Ravingdork wrote:
I can't seem to find the Soulfire fusion from the Armory anywhere in the AoNPRD. That's kind of a big deal for soliarians. How did it possibly get overlooked? That makes me wonder what else might have been overlooked. :(

It does look like the Weapon Fusion table from the Armory didn't get pushed up - I'll get that addressed this weekend. If you ever spot a bug/anything off, just shoot me an email at the appropriate endpoint (bugs@aonprd.com or aonsrd.com). There's a lot of data and ultimately mistakes will happen - we can address most of them fairly quickly, we just need to be made aware of them. :)


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The legacy PRD is now being hosted on my site as well: http://legacy.aonprd.com


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Asterothe91 wrote:

so i have a buddy who at lvl 20 can pull off 149D6+ damage in a full round attack. the DM said that the wording on the double barrel pistols says as a standard attack act they can be fired simultaneously. the dm said that bc it can be done as an attack action, he sees no reason it cant be dont during a full round attack. specifically bc it doesn't say only or bc it doesn't say that you can't. and logically if you can as an attack action you should be able to as a full round attack. can anyone plz make a definitive ruling on this?

ive seen an organizer state that it is done as a standard attack but that didn't really help bc i also asked Nethys from archives of nethys who said that organizers dont make rulings they just organize gameplay. (nothing against organizers specifically(id actuallylove to be an orgaizer). im just looking for an actual judges ruling. this is casual play, not organized or competitive.

To clarify, I said that *I* don't judge the gameplay - not speaking for anyone other than myself and the Archives. :)


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Anguish wrote:
The Archives of Nethys wrote:
I'm happy with the arrangement we ended up at

Okay. There you've told me how I should feel. For which I am thankful.

Congrats, Blake. It's kinda darned neat to have a personal pet project turn into a corporate-endorsed tool.

You're telling me!


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kcunning wrote:

Can we get some smarter redirects? Because right now, every link that Google brings up sends you to the front page of AoN. If you don't see the blog post, it can feel almost like a hijack.

Also, can someone at Paizo float some money towards an accessible redesign?

Any redesign is all at my feet at the moment, not Paizo's, and as I've said previously, the way my site gets income hasn't changed. I do have a number of QOL improvements I want to make, so change is coming, rest assured. Mobile functionality, improved search, and minimizing the menu image are the main ticket items.


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Fourshadow wrote:
And AON appears to be down...don't remember this happening before. Too bad, I spend A LOT of time there. ;-D

Looks to be up now - I've seen a few small blibs in the last few days to the news, which I expect to stabilize, but I haven't seen an outage last longer than a minute or two yet.


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Anguish wrote:

I'm surprised nobody has anything to say about this:

"Nothing is changing with regards to how the Archives generates income for hosting expenses."

I don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand, I'd love to jump on the "congratulations, Blake" bandwagon, because AoN is awesome and he's deserving of praise. On the other hand, this reads as Paizo offloading the expense and responsibility for maintaining and making available this content onto the shoulders of a community member. On the gripping hand, if someone volunteers, they volunteer, I guess.

I've run the Archives at my own expense for the first few years of its lifespan. Since then I ran it using ad revenue and Patreon (plus misc donations) to offset the costs.

While the statement is correct, nothing is changing with regards to how I generate income, the main change is that the Archives will now see more traffic. More traffic means more potential ad revenue, potentially more Patreon subscribers.

Ultimately, my world doesn't really change at all, and myself and my team now get faster support from Paizo with regards to early access books, quick answers to PFS/errata issues, and more.

I'm happy with the arrangement we ended up at, and want to assure everyone that thinks I'm being treated unfairly that it is definitely not the case. I wouldn't have accepted the deal if I wasn't happy with it. :)


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Fourshadow wrote:

WHHHHHAAAAAAAT?! YES! Absolutely awesome! My favorite site on the 'net is not going away and is in fact Pathfinder's (well, Starfinder too, but I'm not interested) official RD!

Congrats to Blake and all who assist him with AON!

AON/Blake, you do intend to keep all classic Pathfinder content available when 2nd ed PF kicks off, correct? It's so rich in flavor and options that I will not be making the switch. Love classic Pathfinder.

Most definitely. PF1E will be kept around even after PF2E launches.


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Try visiting https://www.aonprd.com instead of just http://www.aonprd.com . Depending on how you're being blocked, that may get around it.


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Thomas Seitz wrote:
Just curious Blake, but does that mean stuff like Horror Adventures and Planar adventures will be in there too soon? Cause I'd love to see some of that go live soon.

Those have been live for a while (see below for links). If you mean the rules content from them (as opposed to new mechanics/options), then yes, that's coming. We aim to get all the Rules from the RPG line and any other book that includes new rule options.

https://www.aonprd.com/SourceDisplay.aspx?FixedSource=Planar%20Adventures
https://www.aonprd.com/SourceDisplay.aspx?FixedSource=Horror%20Adventures


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For all who have suggestions on how to improve the site / give back functionality now lacking with the old PRD removal, please hit up the feedback emails (feedback@aonprd.com and feedback@aonsrd.com) - we have a lot in the works right now and I hope to address the most common concerns in the coming months.


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Jacob W. Michaels wrote:

Congrats. I've been a huge fan of Archives of Nethys for my freelance work, so it's well-deserved.

And I think the search function's been pretty much fine from what I can tell over the last couple years.

My one request -- I wouldn't mind some *less* in-depth levels. For example, I wouldn't mind the old PRD's style of all the weapons in one list (so if I don't know off the top of my head if a weapon is simple/martial/exotic, I can just do a search on one page for the weapon and then see what category it is).

I've actually been thinking about this for a while. Having an "All" version and one still split by Proficiency.


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Alexander Augunas wrote:

Nice!

Question for the Paizo People — is Blake still going to be allowed to host Paizo content that isn't part of the Core Rulebook line, or does he have to take all of that down now?

For example, the Archives of Nethys currently host a lot of rules content from Player Companions and Campaign Setting Guides, stuff that the Pathfinder RD traditionally didn't include. (Exception: Technology Guide) Is that going to change?

Golarion IP will still very much be a part. The post touches on this a little, but I can confirm for certain that part of the site will not be changing. :)

"As an official licensed partner, the Archives of Nethys includes setting-specific rules content as well as Open Game Content, so you'll be able to find the Golarion- and Pact Worlds–specific rules you're looking for quickly and easily."


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shervo wrote:

PRD for PF 2.0 playtest with HYPERLINKS, anyone?

If you check out the Starfinder side, you can see a lot of areas where we've started hyperlinking other mechanics. They aren't always clearly visible as I don't change font color/boldness on links (for example: see the Absalom Station settlement - both the planet and Settlement Qualities have populated links)

Hyperlinking has been a big desire of mine, but until recently the "catch up" has taken priority. With Starfinder over the hump, there should be many updates about more inter-linking in the near future.


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Richard Lowe wrote:
Tay-Dor wrote:

Boo....This blows (at least for the moment).

I was in the middle of using the PRD and WHAM...redirected to AON and the site grinds to a halt.

I preferred the organization of the PRD. Hopefully AON sees fit to put in Product references for those of us who want to limit things to certain books.

AoN has the source for things on every page, there is also a 'Source' option in the left hand menu that you can click on and select a specific source to see everything from it... it's actually miles ahead of anywhere else in that regard.

Jumping in on this to point out a another feature many don't notice: namely, you can switch the background/foreground color scheme any time by hitting the toggle in the top-right.

As Richard says, the Sources area is the best way to break up all the mechanics by Source.


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Veragond wrote:
Really, you announce this on the day that it goes live? No warning? The search function on AON still says it's in Beta. With Paizo redesigning their website making it almost impossible to find content, the new edition playtest, shipping off their own reference document to a 3rd party without any warning, and the debacle that was mustering for GenCon, I'm just about done with Paizo. Used to be a really good company with fun games. Hope they can find good leadership again someday.

In fairness, the search engine on PF has been "in Beta" since its inception. I honestly could remove that text without it changing anything.

Ultimately, we have a new search engine in the works that is faster, more comprehensive, and will sort results based on quantity of the search terms found, like a real search engine. My devs say they're a few days out from it being ready for SF, then it's just a matter of converting it over to PF use.

Search isn't great now, but that's top of the list to change.


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Peevenator wrote:

As a long-time user of AON, this is pretty exciting!

A concern that has come to mind, but I didn't see mentioned here or on the AON front-page announcement:

To date my understanding is that AON has primarily consisted of character options and encounters, with little in the way of core game mechanics. Will core game mechanics be added to the AON?

That's already become a part of the site, namely in the "Rules" section: https://www.aonprd.com/Rules.aspx?Name=All&Category=None

I talk a bit about this in my announcement in the "Pathfinder Backlog" section:

"Rules: For a long time I chose not to post this longer content as Paizo’s own PRD had it covered; generally, I focused on mechanics which were reproduced across multiple volumes, like Feats and Spells. Since the discussion of this partnership, however, we’ve made large strides towards bringing that same content onto the Archives. Still, this is the one area in which we’re behind the original PRD, but that gap is closing every day. We’ve already finished ingesting the rules from the Advanced Player’s Guide, and the Gamemastery Guide is next on the list."