Is the Alien Allies boon essentially two-part?


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I unlocked the Wayfinder capstone boon Alien Allies last night and reading the text more closely now that I can apply it. It appears to be two boons in one;

The first part appears to allow you to create a new PC using a race boon without it having to slot in your personal boon slot, so long as the other personal boon isn't a race boon.

The second part allows you to play a Ghibrani, specifically "You can play a husk or membrane ghibrani", and this doesn't seem be required when using the first part of the boon.

In other words, am I reading this correctly that we could (though I personally love Ghibrani and very excited to play one) combine this with any race boon to create a new PC? Eg combining the RSP 2019 GM boon with Alien Allies to create an Uplifted Bear PC while having that PC's personal boon slot available for any non-race personal boon?

If so it'd certainly encourage players who aren't as thrilled about playing a Ghibrani to reach the Wayfinders capstone.

*** Venture-Agent, Virginia—Portsmouth aka Pogiforce

I personally look forward to playing my very own prettier-than-they-should be cockroach character.

Your interpretation of the freed personal boon slots for exotic race characters looks sound, though I have another question: could you build more than one Ghibrani? It looks to me, the way it's worded, that specifically the freed personal boon slot applies to one character, and not necessarily the race option.

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Arc Riley's interpretation is correct.

The Capstone certainly has TWO uses. :)

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So, question for clarity. I buy Alien Allies with my -701 Tier 4 Wayfinder. Can I then make a freed-Personal boon character as my -702 AND a ghibrani as my -703, off of one purchase?

*** Venture-Agent, Virginia—Portsmouth aka Pogiforce

Sasha Lindley Hall wrote:
So, question for clarity. I buy Alien Allies with my -701 Tier 4 Wayfinder. Can I then make a freed-Personal boon character as my -702 AND a ghibrani as my -703, off of one purchase?

That would be my understanding of it.

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