PF2, what will be different?


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I hope this is the correct part of the forums to ask this, but the title tells all, I'd like to know how much of a difference there will be between the old and the new, how compatible they will be, and all that.


http://paizo.com/pathfinderplaytest


Hmm? I don't plan on finding out. If it is compatible with the current version of pathfinder, I will probably borrow some mechanics but I won't be switching over to it. Some of it looks promising though.


There are more differences than can be easily summarized. The biggest in my view is a revamp on class mechanics so that every class is modular to the same degree as say the Kineticist.

Nothing in 2E will be compatible with stuff in 1E without conversion, or vice versa.


DeathlessOne wrote:
Hmm? I don't plan on finding out. If it is compatible with the current version of pathfinder, I will probably borrow some mechanics but I won't be switching over to it. Some of it looks promising though.

well, I'm going through a massive $$$ shortage, so I'm definitely not buying the playtest versions, and I'm interesting in knowing how useful my old style books will be in the new style play... one thing I have no interest in is goblin PCs, but I need to know more.


Arachnofiend wrote:

There are more differences than can be easily summarized. The biggest in my view is a revamp on class mechanics so that every class is modular to the same degree as say the Kineticist.

Nothing in 2E will be compatible with stuff in 1E without conversion, or vice versa.

thanks, I don't know what the kineticist is, I don't have the book for it (and it's likely my favorite class anyway since, in 3.xx, I was a major warlock fan), but I get your point and wonder if I should resell or get rid of my current edition PF books... I suck at character building in that system anyway...


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Klorox wrote:
wonder if I should resell or get rid of my current edition PF books... I suck at character building in that system anyway...

I wouldn't just yet.

You get to go through the whole playtest for free, using the online pdfs.

If you don't want to participate in the playtest, then there won't be any new rules available until Aug 2019.

If you want to play for the next year or so, you'll still want your current books.


Yeah, play test rules are free, though not yet available to the public. You only have to pay for a physical copy.

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