Gathlains becoming legal?


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Quoting from the new Additional Resources document published August 10th, "Class Bonuses: The favored class bonuses in this book are legal for play except the gathlain’s kineticist favored class bonus."
From my interpretation of this, the other Gathlain favored class bonuses are legal. But the Gathlains themselves are not society-legal?

Additionally, Additional Resources says all Additional Racial Traits and Feats are legal, and doesn't list the Gathlain material as excluded.

Are there any Gathlain boons, am I missing something, or is this a hint at changes to Season 9?

I've only been playing Pathfinder since March, and there is a lot of material spread out all over, so it's entirely possible I've missed something.


Gathlains are currently an illegal race, but, IIRC, Ultimate Wilderness will include an update to the race, and I think nerfs to their racial immunities were mentioned. Perhaps Campaign Leadership thinks that these changes would make gathlains a suitable boon race.

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Would be nice. The image on page 9 of Legacy of the First World is pretty nice. I like the armor and the tree-wings.

Sovereign Court 4/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Netherlands—Leiden aka Ascalaphus

What racial immunities were those?

I would expect it's starting with a racial fly speed at level 1 that's a cause for concern.

Shadow Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Indiana—Southern aka CanisDirus

There is also the possibility that PFS leadership is setting up Gathlains to be a boon-accessible-only race, and laying the groundwork now saves time later!

Dark Archive 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Minnesota—Minneapolis aka Silbeg

Who knows, we may see the tier1 gen Con GM's with it soon

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Jack Brown wrote:
Who knows, we may see the tier1 gen Con GM's with it soon

If I knew anything about the goings-ons of conventions, I would suspect this.

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Jack Brown wrote:
Who knows, we may see the tier1 gen Con GM's with it soon

Possibly either this or a charity auction boon.


Lau Bannenberg wrote:

What racial immunities were those?

I would expect it's starting with a racial fly speed at level 1 that's a cause for concern.

None, apparently; I can never remember that gathlain aren't plants. >.> The fly speed does seem like the real issue; I'm guessing its use will be limited to (1 * character level) minutes/day, similarly to 3.5e's raptorans.

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