Conversion Guide


Pathfinder Adventure Card Game General Discussion

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The Pathfinder Adventure Card Game Core Conversion Guide, which provides further instruction on using older cards with the Core Set, or using the Core Set rulebook with older sets was posted on Friday.

Please note that this is not a rules discussion thread. Please keep this thread for updates and commentary about the FAQ itself, not about the gameplay issues that are or are not described in the FAQ. (See the Rules Questions and Gameplay Discussion forum for discussion of those issues.)

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Added WotR promo character Ekkie to list of characters replacing proficiency with Light Armors with a hand size feat.

In the entry detailing spell recovery, deleted "If the action to play is “Discard” but is not rechargeable: Change its cost to 'Banish', and if necessary add 'DURING RECOVERY If proficient, (do whatever it says to) discard this card.' These spells include: Haste and Web." These cards were addressed by FAQ a while ago, and the new versions no longer have an issue.

We implemented a more gentle solution for Dream Voyage (replacing "end your turn" with "you may not explore again this turn").

Added Letter of Marque and Planar Tuning Fork to the items that care about closed locations.

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Added Urgraz' Tyrant role.


So, RAW, Cogsnap's conversion is a bit... odd. It's not obvious, but the conversion of his banish power to recovery means that for older cards - like those in his CD - he can't actually use that power until he checks the "you may discard it instead" box. Until then, he can't do anything with those cards except banish them, so they never hit the recovery pile. RAI is obvious, but still.

(Also, that discard power has been significantly buffed, but I expect that's intentional.)


On the list of proficiencies, are you guys going to add the goblin characters eventually? I'm assuming Reta gets an extra card in her hand because she has light armor proficiency, for example.

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The card feat adjustment applies only to characters who had Light Armors as a feat—that is, with a checkbox. Characters who have the proficiency without a checkbox don't receive an adjustment.

You're not the first person who has asked, so I added that as a clarification to the entry.

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Added Helms and Helmets.

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littlebeast wrote:

So, RAW, Cogsnap's conversion is a bit... odd. It's not obvious, but the conversion of his banish power to recovery means that for older cards - like those in his CD - he can't actually use that power until he checks the "you may discard it instead" box. Until then, he can't do anything with those cards except banish them, so they never hit the recovery pile. RAI is obvious, but still.

(Also, that discard power has been significantly buffed, but I expect that's intentional.)

As Chad said in the blog about the Conversion Guide, "While we were adjusting these powers, we noticed that sometimes the former wording had impacts beyond what was appropriate—the powers were turning out too broad, getting things that didn't fit or feel right for the characters. Since we needed to add specific wording for each character anyway, we took the opportunity to clean up some of these concerns. Bottom line, these adjusted alchemist characters aren't always exact mechanical equivalents to their former selves, but we feel that they're a better fit for the character concepts, and the changes result in better gameplay."

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Vic Wertz wrote:
In the entry detailing spell recovery, deleted "If the action to play is “Discard” but is not rechargeable: Change its cost to 'Banish', and if necessary add 'DURING RECOVERY If proficient, (do whatever it says to) discard this card.' These spells include: Haste and Web." These cards were addressed by FAQ a while ago, and the new versions no longer have an issue.

Haste and Web no longer do that, but Holy Feast does. Added back, giving that example.

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Added Codex of Conversations to the recovery items list.

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