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Hello everyone!

You've asked for it for a long time, and I'm happy to announce that the mobile view and minimized sidebar (thanks in large part to Acolyte Alex!) have made their way over to the 1st Edition site! The search engine is still on the old framework, but we hope to update that to 2nd Edition soon as well. In the meanwhile, we've at least added the search box into the main menu like 2E so you can access it quicker.

With this update also comes a large number of bug fixes to the data. Enjoy!

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Hello everyone!

This update has been a long time coming, and I appreciate everyone's patience! With this launch comes two big books, the Gamemastery Guide and Gods & Magic, along with a number of other sources. We've finally deployed an early version of the Feat filter (much more to come here), and updated the PFS icons to reflect the new Society system used in 2nd Edition.

Still missing from the Gamemastery Guide are the NPCs - we're working on a tool to better help us enter the statblocks, as currently it's a very lengthy task. Hopefully we can bring a new NPC section and these statblocks to you with the Bestiary 2, coming out in the very near future!

Thanks to the Archives team for all of their time and energy in getting all these books in, and everyone out there for supporting us. It's a chaotic time right now so I hope everyone's staying safe and playing lots of games at home with their loved ones.

Enjoy the Archives!

New Books
- [Adventure Path] Extinction Curse Player's Guide
- [Adventure Path] Pathfinder #151: The Show Must Go On
- [Adventure Path] Pathfinder #152: Legacy of the Lost God
- [Blog Post] Pathfinder Society Character Options
- [Lost Omens] Gods & Magic
- [Lost Omens] Gods & Magic Web Supplement
- [Rulebooks] Gamemastery Guide
- [Society] Pathfinder Society Quest #5: The Dragon Who Stole Evoking Day
- [Society] Pathfinder Society Scenario #1-15: The Blooming Catastrophe

Site Changes
- A new section for Afflictions has been added, with Curses, Diseases, and Item Curses found within
- Intelligent Items, Relics, and Vehicles have been added to the Equipment section
- Deities have been updated with new abilities from Gods & Magic
- Planes have been added to the Settings area
- A new Filter has been added to the Feat section - more to come with this!
- PFS Icons have changed to reflect the new PFS system, with a page for explaining the icons found here
- A new section in Feats has been added for feats with the General trait but no Skill trait


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Hello everyone, and welcome to the first update of 2020! We bring you a few new books, catch up the Starfinder Society material, and continue to fix bugs. Thanks as always go to Mark for his hard work in keeping Starfinder up to date!

Enjoy!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #24: The God-Host Ascends
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #25: The Chimera Mystery
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #2-16: A Scoured Home


Hey everyone! Happy New Year! It's been a while since we've had an update, I know - the holidays consumed me much as they do every year, leaving little time to work on the Archives. In addition to the usual holiday madness, my day job rewarded me with a lovely prestige class, allowing me to move away from IT/SysAdmin stuff (which I did enjoy, don't get me wrong) into a more focused Business Analyst role. I've been liking a lot of the new puzzles, though it does exhaust my brain a bit more before the end of each day. I'm partway finished on a few different changes, including a new filter for Feats, an expanded Factions area, and an expanded Regions area.

Todays update is, content wise, only a single book, but as it does each time, it brings with it a host of bug fixes and updates (thanks in large part to my acolytes). I've also added a new "Feat Group" section to applicable feats, so we can show more information on how to acquire those Uncommon/Rare feats (this will be expanded on in the Region/Faction updates later as well).

I want to extend a big thanks to my team of acolytes/assistants who've helped get everything online and corrected. The Archives wouldn't be the same without them! Especially with what's coming... Next update will be a much larger one, with Gods & Magic, and hopefully some of the above new sections finished! Until then, enjoy!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #150: Broken Promises


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Hello all! Bit of a delayed update this time around, the new additions from the Character Operations Manual required a few new pages and some code changes. That said, I'm happy to say that all is done and ready for your viewing! Big thanks to Mark for his diligence in getting everything into the databases. New content listed below!

New Books
- [Adventure Path] Starfinder #22: The Forever Reliquary
- [Adventure Path] Starfinder #23: Hive of Minds
- [RPG] Character Operations Manual

Site Changes
- Alternate Class Features have been added to the different classes
- Alternate Ability Adjustments and Racial Traits added to certain races
- New type of equipment, Shields, has been added
- Downtime rules have been added to the Rules area
- The Rules section has been restructured using the PF2E code, grouping the Rules by Source and providing a different flow of access


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Hello everyone! While this month only brings one new book to the database, it also comes with a host of bug fixes and errata updates. I want to give a humongous shoutout to our new editor Kao for combing the Discord channels and Archives pages and identifying/fixing everything they could find within. Another big thanks to Devin for updating the Core rulebook data to reflect the latest Errata!

With Kao's addition, I'll also be updating the Contributors page to showcase the folks that help out so much with the website in a cleaner way, so expect a change coming to that page in the next update or two!

Enjoy!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #149: Against the Scarlet Triad

Site Updates
- The Core Rulebook has been updated with the first wave of errata
- Dozens (if not hundreds) of spelling bugs, grammar bugs, bad links, and other sorts of bugs all fixed


Hi everyone! This month we've added Starfinder #21: Huskworld (Attack of the Swarm! 3 of 6) to the database. Next month we continue that adventure path, along with the larger addition of the Character Operations Manual! Enjoy!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #21: Huskworld


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Hello everyone! Tonight we have a couple new books for you, including the massive Lost Omens Character Guide. Other adjustments can be found in the changelog below. Enjoy the new content!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Pathfinder #148: Fires Down Below
[Rulebooks] Lost Omens: Character Guide

Site Updates
- Added artwork to all Monsters from non-Bestiary content (APs, Plaguestone) where applicable art was present in the source material.
- Added new section for Hellknight Orders.


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Hello everyone! Today, I don't have much new content for you - a new Feat from Pathfinder Society Quest #2 was added, but that's it for now. The main reason for this update is that we've completed work on a large number of new Search and UI related features that I know many have wanted for quite some time. I won't detail them all here, check out the changelog below for the full list.

Now that we've done a lot of the changes we wanted to on 2E, we can start bringing these changes to the other sides of the site. Expect announcements on those fronts in the coming weeks!

Since this update involves some UI changes, there's a chance bugs may arise if you don't clear your browser cache, so please be sure to do that if you notice any oddness before leaving us a comment/email about a bug. It often clears up issues related to these types of updates.

As always, enjoy!

Site Updates
[Rules] Links to parent Rules added to the top of each rule entry (except those already at the top)
[Search] Search bar added to the main menu on both Desktop and Mobile views
[Search] Query parameter added to URL for an optional Search entry - for example, searching for Fireball, you'd use https://2e.aonprd.com/Search.aspx?Query=Fireball
[Search] Chrome Omnibar support added
[Search] Results ordering changed, priority now goes to the category which includes the best match
[Search] Exact Matches, when found, are now called out at the top
[Search] "Teleport to Best Result" button added to Search (also available as a URL Parameter, BestMatch=True) - this will take you to the best match we can find based off of your search. For now this is only available on the Search page itself, but we will be adding a button alongside the search box on the menu in another update
[Search] Boolean option for AND added to Search page - default logic is to search for each word individually, OR, now you can search for only objects which include ALL words


Hello everyone! We have a few new books for you this month, including the enormous Alien Archive 3! Mark and Devin did a great job getting everything from this book ingested, including new Creature Companions!

Thanks for checking out the Archives of Nethys, enjoy!

New Books
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #18: Assault on the Crucible
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #19: Fate of the Fifth
[Adventure Path] Starfinder #20: The Last Refuge
[RPG] Alien Archive 3
[Starfinder Society] Scenario #2-08: The Stumbling Society, Part 2: Sangoro's Gifts

Site Updates
[Equipment] New section added for Creature Companions, introduced in Alien Archive 3
[Main] The minimize/maximize feature that Alex introduced in Pathfinder 2E is now on Starfinder - the new and improved Mobile View also on 2E will be coming next


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DanyRay wrote:

Quick question for you, on AoN you list the recall knowledge check DC and am curious of where I can find that rule(other than the DC is set by the GM) or what is the formula you use to obtain the number.

At low level it seems linked to the level + 15 with a bump for rarity but it do not work for higher level.

Feel free to point me if I missed Something, I'm far from an expert and still Learning the new system.

Thanks!

Took me a while to find too initially - Core Rulebook, page 505 is where it suggests to use level-based DCs for creature Recall Knowledge checks. The table for level-based DCs is back on page 503.


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Hey everyone! We have a mid-week update for you tonight with a couple of recently released books in the Age of Ashes Adventure Path - Cult of Cinders and Tomorrow Must Burn! In addition to those and some other bug updates, we've also updated the mobile view with a few sub-categories in the menu items and a bit of adjustment to the UI. Huge thanks as always to the team for all of their work! As to when that's coming to Starfinder and Pathfinder 1st Edition, I'm aiming to push an update this weekend to that very end, so coming soon!

Lastly, I'm happy to announce that Paizo has agreed to allow us to move up our release schedule, timing it with the official street date of the releases (instead of around 2 weeks later as we'd previously been waiting). That begins with this update, as today coincides with the official release date of Age of Ashes #3. This news applies to the Starfinder side of the site as well!

Enjoy!


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Hello everyone! With this update, we bring you a couple of great new additions to the Archives. First is the Lost Omens World Guide, with a host of new archetypes and mechanics tied to the various Regions all around Golarioion. Thanks go to Devin and Milan for this addition! You can expect more Regional features to come in a future update, providing you a central area to access all of the various mechanics tied to a given region.

The second is a long-requested feature for the Archives of Nethys. Alex Reeser, who helped us with the code for the minimized menu, has introduced a new Mobile Appearance/Menu that should give back a lot of space to those of you on your phones, tablets, etc. Please keep in mind that this menu is still in beta, there are a few other features we're adding before we consider it done. We plan to condense the menu options down into sub-categories, along with adjusting some of the icon layouts. Some of the wider tables will need to be handled better. Lastly, you'll be getting a Search bar for the search page right in the main menu.

Finally - YES, as soon as the finished mobile view comes (which should be in the next update or two), we'll push out duplicate versions to Pathfinder 1E and Starfinder. :)

Enjoy the update!

Source Updates
[Rulebooks] Lost Omens World Guide

Site Updates
[Main] A new look for Mobile has arrived, moving the main menu to the top of the screen and expanding the width of the site to the rest of your browser. Please keep in mind this is still in Beta, we have a few other features we will be bringing in the next update (see above).
[Rules] Each source has now been condensed with collapsible fields.


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Yes.


HitherandThence wrote:
The Archives of Nethys wrote:
Monsters are still in progress - check out the Incomplete section of the front page for more info. They should be all done and online in the next 1-3 days.
Are the monsters all online now or is it still being updated? I noticed a few monsters still have some apparently incomplete stat blocks (I say incomplete because I lack the bestiary for comparison).

All online now, the latest front page post has all the details.


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So they are! Noted going forward, thanks :D


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Alert: For the new main menu feature, please make sure to clear your browser's cache/cookies as there may be bugs if you do not

"A few days" was my original quote for how long it should take us to finish the monsters. I think by now most have realized that I severely underestimated that time. I didn't realize how large of a chunk was truly left, and it took myself, my acolytes, and the assistance of other community supporters to get it all finished up. I'm very sorry to everyone for the delay on all of these juicy statblocks.

I want to give a huge thank you to the following folks for stepping up and donating their time with some database additions to finish up the Monster chapter: Dan G, fireflash51, fryguy, Huumalu, Sam M, and talon1232. This update wouldn't be possible without your help, so thank you!

All of that said, I am proud to announce that the Monsters are finally done! The full statblocks, along with the sidebars, traits, and anything else that was missing, should all be online. In addition to the pure data content, we've made significant adjustments to other areas of the site that I'll call out in the full changelog below.

Thanks to all for using the Archives of Nethys, and I hope you enjoy the update!

Site Changes
- [Main] Thanks to Alex Reeser, the main menu now has a Minimize/Maximize option to give users back a bit more page-width (especially useful on mobile). We aren't close to done with changes to the main menu UI yet, but this little bit was ready in time for the update so why not make it usable. If you're seeing anything wonky with the menu, please make sure to clear your browser's cache/cookies which should correct most problems.
- [Equipment] Sections added for Armor Groups and Weapon Groups.
- [Monsters] The Bestiary content has been completed!
- [Monsters] A new Monster Filter has been added to the monster section, including the ability to filter your monster selections by level, creature type, alignment, size, and many more. More options will come in future updates (including a keyword search like Milan's main search engine), and similar filters will be coming soon to other sections (Spells and Equipment to start).
- [Spells] Sections added for All Spells and Focus Powers.
- [Spells] Sort by School toggle added to all Spell lists (example: Divine Tradition).
- [Spells] Superscript added to all spells in the main lists to show Heightened options along with Rarity. Rarity tags will be coming to other areas (like Equipment) soon.
- [Spells] Shortened school info added to every spell in main lists (when not sorting by school).
- [Misc] Many many many other bugs have been fixed in the first month of the new site, huge thanks to Devin and Mark as always for their support!


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Monsters are still in progress - check out the Incomplete section of the front page for more info. They should be all done and online in the next 1-3 days.


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Hello everyone! The 2nd Edition of Pathfinder launched this morning, and with it, the new version of the Archives of Nethys! I'm not going to repeat my entire announcement post here (as it is very lengthy) but I encourage you to check it out on my new front page: https://2e.aonprd.com

The 1st Edition website and Starfinder websites will continue to be updated, and aren't going anywhere. So long as there is traffic to them I will maintain them, never fear!

Thanks so much for all of your support!


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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.


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!

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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