Some Faction / Fame / Faction Boon questions


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I've played scenarios -01, -02, -03, and the Into the Unknown quests (all parts). I received 2 reputation in each. I had the wayfinders champion boon slotted for all of them. Do I have 8 fame, or 6 (since I've seen some reports that we shouldn't have slotted faction boons for the quests). (Need to double check records, probably an extra +1 from the faction specific bonus for one of the scenarios)

In either case, I'm at tier 1 with Wayfinders now, so starting to look at their boons from the Starfinder Roleplaying Guild Guide and I'm a little confused by one of them -- Mobile Translator (slotless boon). For two fame you get a 500 credit level 2 gadget; under "normal" it lists you spending credits to purchase it. However its not listed anywhere in the CRB, so its not universally available. So the "normal" advantage seems misleading -- its not available for purchase, correct? Compared to the two other tier 1 boons, that only cost 1 fame, it seems weaker and more expensive. What am I missing? Thematically it makes sense for my character, but seems wasteful of fame. I guess it is slotless compared to slotted so that can increases its value.

The Exchange 1/5 ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Agent aka Shaudius

There's an official clarification, you get the fame and reputation for one of the factions whose faction boons you possess (usually the free one but you could technically buy a second and pick between them.)

My understanding would be that the Tetrad Translator is available to purchase for anyone who is level 2(barring infamy which would make it higher) as the Society Guide is an official resource that is no the core rulebook.

As for the fame cost, not all boons are created equal, some will be more useful for their fame cost than others.

Liberty's Edge ⦵⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Lieutenant, Illinois—Fairview Heights aka Freedom Snake

6 and 8 are both wrong based on what information you gave.

Spoiler:
You have 9, not 8 reputation. If you got the secondary success condition for 1-03, your GM was also supposed to award you 1 wayeinder's rep in addition to whatever was slotted. So if you slotted Wayfinders, you should have gotten 3, not 2. Have your GM check page 18 under "Faction Notes" in the scenario.


I recall the 2nd Reputation and the bonus being not guaranteed you get it. My group did not due to some failed skill checks.

Freedom Snake wrote:
6 and 8 are both wrong based on what information you gave. ** spoiler omitted **

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EC Gamer Guy wrote:

I recall the 2nd Reputation and the bonus being not guaranteed you get it. My group did not due to some failed skill checks.

Freedom Snake wrote:
6 and 8 are both wrong based on what information you gave. ** spoiler omitted **

Second fame = second rep. There is no skill check to gain the third point of rep. They get 1 point or 3 points total. Only 2 points is not possible. Source:

Spoiler:

FACTION NOTES
If the PCs completed the secondary success conditions, they
impress the Wayfinders faction. Each PC earns 1 additional
Reputation with the Wayfinders faction, in addition to any other
Reputation earned as a result of completing this scenario.


Whatever, The point was a 2 fame/3 rep conclusion was not guaranteed due to some culinary saves and Cha skill checks.

Sobak "Future Snake, Elf-Bane" wrote:
EC Gamer Guy wrote:

I recall the 2nd Reputation and the bonus being not guaranteed you get it. My group did not due to some failed skill checks.

Freedom Snake wrote:
6 and 8 are both wrong based on what information you gave. ** spoiler omitted **

Second fame = second rep. There is no skill check to gain the third point of rep. They get 1 point or 3 points total. Only 2 points is not possible. Source:

** spoiler omitted **

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