consolidating redundant terms


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So as I read through the playtest rules, a few things struck me as no longer having distinct meaning, yet the terms were kept over because that's what they were called in pf1. Seems like these could be combined into one term to remove confusion.

Small/medium. There appears to be no difference so why have two size categories here when the rules for both are the same? Combine these terms into medium.

Archetypes/multiclassing/prestige. No need to even call them archetypes or multiclassing or prestige classes because that confuses anyone who has played previous editions into thinking they are something which they are not. They are just more feats that could be listed along with the other feats in the feats chapter where they belong.

Those are the ones that were really bugging me. Anyone else notice other old terms like this that could be fixed? Or am I the only one bugged by this stuff?


gnoams wrote:
Archetypes/multiclassing/prestige. No need to even call them archetypes or multiclassing or prestige classes because that confuses anyone who has played previous editions into thinking they are something which they are not. They are just more feats that could be listed along with the other feats in the feats chapter where they belong.

They need some distinction because you take them with class feats, not general feats. You could bundle them all into "Universal Class Feats" though if you wanted a catch all to remove the 3 different traits.


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vagabond_666 wrote:
gnoams wrote:
Archetypes/multiclassing/prestige. No need to even call them archetypes or multiclassing or prestige classes because that confuses anyone who has played previous editions into thinking they are something which they are not. They are just more feats that could be listed along with the other feats in the feats chapter where they belong.
They need some distinction because you take them with class feats, not general feats. You could bundle them all into "Universal Class Feats" though if you wanted a catch all to remove the 3 different traits.

Dedication and Archetype are the only keywords that seem to have any mechanical effects. I haven't been able to find any mechanical effects from the multiclassing or prestige keywords.

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gnoams wrote:
Small/medium. There appears to be no difference so why have two size categories here when the rules for both are the same? Combine these terms into medium.

It plays a role in certain abilities and being able to move through occupied squares (Small creatures can move through a Large creatures space I believe).

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