Starfinder rules Vs 2ed


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Im certain that this has been talked about, but to me it seems a little ilogical to just newly release a ruleset in Starfinder then relese another a few years later. Why not use that ruleset for both games? Most players will maybe play both these games , so learning 2 diffrent systems could be very ..ehmm mixing and daunting or confusing, like how was it now? Is this from pathfinder or starfinder, nah thats from the super old 1e system..lol

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I haven't had a chance to get in depth with 2E yet, but I have already seen several similarities between Starfinder and 2E.

I think they tried out a few rules in Starfinder first to see if they worked,


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Tim Statler wrote:

I haven't had a chance to get in depth with 2E yet, but I have already seen several similarities between Starfinder and 2E.

I think they tried out a few rules in Starfinder first to see if they worked,

Yeah, I think so to but woud it not be convinient to have one ruleset to both these games. I think that the way things are now there is a huge possibillity that things will get very confusing for players. Atleast in the big diffrences between rulesets,like the action economy in 2e and the stamina system in starfinder

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Different design teams with different timelines.
Both games were being developed in parallel and one had a much shorter release timeline

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This assumes folks who play PF also play SF in significant numbers. Im not sure thsts true.


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Pan wrote:
This assumes folks who play PF also play SF in significant numbers. Im not sure thsts true.

I was very interested in doing so and then the design team decided that capping their AP's at relatively low levels would be the way to go. That killed it for me, until they change their mind about that.


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LukeM wrote:

Different design teams with different timelines.

Both games were being developed in parallel and one had a much shorter release timeline

Well if that is the case then its stupid. Even if they naturally has 2 design teams for these to games i refuse to believe that they do not talk to one another or plan accordingly. Even if most players woud not be playing both games this for me seems counter productive to say the least

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Junker wrote:
LukeM wrote:

Different design teams with different timelines.

Both games were being developed in parallel and one had a much shorter release timeline
Well if that is the case then its stupid. Even if they naturally has 2 design teams for these to games i refuse to believe that they do not talk to one another or plan accordingly. Even if most players woud not be playing both games this for me seems counter productive to say the least

They were talking, as evidenced by PF2 adopting the bulk system of SF or both games doing away with 5-foot-step as it was in PF1.


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Pan wrote:
This assumes folks who play PF also play SF in significant numbers. Im not sure thsts true.

Why would it have to be true ? It's not that BIG of a diffrence between the games just because one is sci-fi and the other fantasy. They are even in the same universe. Ohh well

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Just sayin I dont think its going to confuse many people.


SF to PF2, is a bit like SWSE and ToB/Bo9S to 4th Ed.

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