My first question is really on if there is any word on how or when Uplifted Bears will be cleared for Starfinder Society play?
But I guess pursuant to that, my question would be is if there an official list out there of what races are playable in Starfinder Society via boon? I GM at conventions all the time, and I have a bunch of different Starfinder Society Racial Heritage boons, but I'm unaware of a list somewhere. Does something like that exist?
I have a couple friends who really want to make Uplifted Bear characters in society, but were not sure how to go about doing that (e.g. like we did for Skittermanders). Thanks in advance for any help :)
Thanks Bretl for your suggestion. I guess I just have to get a dedicated suitcase and tablet, and carry them both everywhere I go, because despite everyone wanting to purchase digital copies/PDFs, a lot of PFS is played in stores or cons that we need to support with purchases.
Cons are one thing, but if we all completely go digital, I wonder why the local stores would even let us play in their store's space at all.
It's a delicate balance with stores, available gaming spaces, purchasing, and I just wonder if there isn't a better solution. Why can't there be a ruling of photographing the books, registering the books with Paizo, serial registration, or some other solution that doesn't require carrying a suitcase and tablet around? It just isn't economic or feasible.
Thanks everyone... so the arcane prerequisite is the early entry problem. If I abandon Kitsune all together - this is going by the link Angry Wiggles shared - he states I can do this the early arcane 2nd level entry with a with a Drow, Duergar, or Half-Elf. Is that correct? If so, what is the spell-like ability that allows a Drow, Duergar, or Half-Elf count as a 2nd level arcane spell?
For Half-Elves is this the Drow Magic Alternate Racial Traits that allow you to cast Darkness? I don't think this is available to PFS.
Sorry, I'm just looking for options for early entry, and it seems like there are not alot that are solely intelligence or charisma based that can let you in at 4.
I looked through the forums for almost an hour, and I couldn't find the answer to my question; if this has already been answered, please point me in the right direction.
I own digital books, hardback books, and PDFs... I buy books from Paizo whenever possible, but sometimes if I'm at a con or store and I see something, I buy it there to support the con/store. Considering that I have PDFs, digital books, and physical hardback books - and money doesn't grow on trees - I'm not really looking to re-purchase anything.
So, I guess my question is what should I carry around, or what is the best format/thing to carry around, that shows all the resources I own that span PDFs, digital books, and physical books?
Just a question here... I'm going to PAX for the second time, and the last time I went three years ago, I wasn't involved in Pathfinder Society.
So, what is the quest format, and are Pathfinder Society events for PAX East 2016 posted here, on WarHorn, or EventBrite?
Thanks in advance for any information you can provide :)
Thanks! Sorry about the title. The original post was going to be to inquire about giving a spell like ability or first level arcane spell, without having a class. For example, through a feat or trait. I soon realize that you have to have an arcane class to advance the spells though... I just didn't update the thread title.
Let's say you have a really great Human Archer in Pathfinder Society Organized Play, and you want to become an Arcane Archer. Instead of taking a level in Sorcerer or Wizard to get your 'ability to cast 1st-level arcane spells' are there good Bard, Magus, Witch, or Summoner options?
I have to admit since the Arcane Archer only get the spell progression from the class, the simple choice would be Sorcerer or Wizard, but I was wondering if anyone had luck with the other arcane casting classes as an Arcane Archer?
WVPopCon (West Virginia Popular Culture and Comic Book Convention) is coming August 22nd and 23rd, 2015 – a convention held at Mylan Park in Morgantown, WV that includes exhibitors, creators, and panels on the latest and greatest comics, movies/TV series, toys, anime, manga, cosplay, and gaming – and the West Virginia Pathfinder Society will be running various level Pathfinder Society Organized Play Scenarios and Sanctioned Modules at WVPopCon over the two day period.
Saturday, August 22nd from 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Pathfinder Module: Crypt of the Everflame
Pathfinder Society Scenario #5-13: Weapon in the Rift
Pathfinder Society Scenario #2-13: Murder on the Throaty Mermaid
Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-1: Rise of the Goblin Guild
Pathfinder Society Scenario #6-10: The Wounded Wisp
Sunday, August 23rd from 12:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.
Pathfinder Module: Feast of Ravenmoor
Pathfinder Society Scenario #4-13: The Fortress of the Nail
Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-18: The Gods’ Market Gamble
Pathfinder Society Scenario #5-11: The Library of the Lion
Pathfinder Society Scenario #3-5: Tide of Twilight
Thanks a lot Angry Wiggles. My thought is just to get in with as early entry as possible, which would be to take a level of MT at 4. As you pointed out it's very easy to meet the ranks by level 3, and the divine spell requirements, but for a Kitsune Sorcerer I'm not seeing a quick way to meet the arcane requirement. I would think a bloodline ability or just taking one feat could get you the qualifier for arcane casting, but I'm still looking into what's possible.
Doing it through Kitsune can give you a DC20 on you enchantment compulsion spells at level 1 (20 Charisma, Kitsune Magic, Spell Focus, and Mediator) so combining an Oracle and a Sorcerer's enchantment compulsion spells - Sleep, Command, etc - would be epic fun to play!
That are my only thoughts so far :)
I think all of the Kitsune early-entry posts I'm reading out there aren't PFS legal... I see what you are saying Thren, but there is an exception to that point... the Aasimar/Tiefling who has Pyrotechnics, which of course states that it is 'gained as a spell-like ability'.
I'm starting to look at the possibilities of doing it through Feats or Oracle and Sorcerer - much like people do with Cleric's of the Trickery domain getting Copycat and it counting towards the '2nd-level divine spells' requirement - but if you think of anything, please let me know :)
I know everyone is sick of Mystic Theurge early entry tricks, but I would really like to challenge myself to see if I can build a Charisma-based Kitsune Mystic Theurge from an Oracle and Sorcerer, with early entry at 4th level.
We all know that to qualify to become a Mystic Theurge a character must fulfill all the following criteria:
* Skills: Knowledge (arcana) 3 ranks, Knowledge (religion) 3 ranks.
So, here are my questions at this point:
1). There are posts out there that state the Kitsune's Change Shape Racial Trait fulfills the '2nd-level arcane spells' requirement. Can someone clarify as to if this is true for PFS?
2). Is anyone aware of any Oracle Mysteries or Revelations that grant a spell-like ability that counts for the '2nd-level divine spells' requirement?
Rangers, Paladins, Cavaliers, and even certain archetypes like a Barbarian Mounted Fury all get animal companion/mounts. However, if you are playing one of the many Pathfinder Society classes that don't get an animal companion or mount, but you really REALLY want one for your character, how do you go about getting one?
For example, if you want the many extra Feats of a Fighter because you want to make a decent archer character, the only way I know to give the character a mount is to take the Nature Soul and then Animal Ally Feats.
Is this correct, or is there another way to give a Rogue, Bard, straight Fighter, or any otherwise animal companion/mount-less character a animal companion or mount?