[2E] PFS boons and access to cultural weapons


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There's several boons like Home Region that let you satisfy access conditions and prerequisites for uncommon cultural options. The problem is that weapons don't have access conditions and prerequisites.

So now my Tian Xia fighter has access to almost all weapons in the game, but not the everyday weapons of his homeland. Unless I have him be human (in a land where nonhuman ancestries are common) with the Unconventional Weaponry feat.

Can we get a clarification about this?

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A clarification or at least some solid guidelines are indeed required.


Has anyone with an early copy off LOWG seen if it has anything about this when discussing the various regions?


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Uchuujin wrote:
Has anyone with an early copy off LOWG seen if it has anything about this when discussing the various regions?

Nothing in it that I could find, sorry.

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Cyrad wrote:

There's several boons like Home Region that let you satisfy access conditions and prerequisites for uncommon cultural options. The problem is that weapons don't have access conditions and prerequisites.

So now my Tian Xia fighter has access to almost all weapons in the game, but not the everyday weapons of his homeland. Unless I have him be human (in a land where nonhuman ancestries are common) with the Unconventional Weaponry feat.

Can we get a clarification about this?

THIS 100%. This is necessary for PFS and its RAWness.

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GreatGraySkwid wrote:
Uchuujin wrote:
Has anyone with an early copy off LOWG seen if it has anything about this when discussing the various regions?
Nothing in it that I could find, sorry.

That's disappointing. I was hoping the campaign setting guide would clarify how to get options for your heritage.

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That might be in the Character Guide coming out later?


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The Aldori Swordlord Dedication feat does grant access to the (uncommon) Aldori Dueling Sword, and being from a particular region does grant you access to that (uncommon) feat. That is how access to the few uncommon weapons introduced in the Lost Omens World Guide generally works.

I suspect that the appropriate PFS guidelines will need to be updated so that you must specify where your character is from for the purpose of such options.

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David knott 242 wrote:

The Aldori Swordlord Dedication feat does grant access to the (uncommon) Aldori Dueling Sword, and being from a particular region does grant you access to that (uncommon) feat. That is how access to the few uncommon weapons introduced in the Lost Omens World Guide generally works.

I suspect that the appropriate PFS guidelines will need to be updated so that you must specify where your character is from for the purpose of such options.

That's different. Aldori swords were introduced in LOWG. The big problem is that there's currently no RAW way to obtain some core weapons in the game because they have no explicit access conditions.


I was just reading a different thread on this. You can get access to the monk weapons via this (which have a mostly eastern european falvor to them). The only one you can't access is a katana, but given the roughly mideval time setting could be appropriate as access to them was restricted for quite some time. Though there really ought be a way to gain access. Maybe there will be a samurai archetype or class (or Cavalier option if they make a cavalier class).

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GM Sedoriku wrote:
I was just reading a different thread on this. You can get access to the monk weapons via this (which have a mostly eastern european falvor to them). The only one you can't access is a katana, but given the roughly mideval time setting could be appropriate as access to them was restricted for quite some time. Though there really ought be a way to gain access. Maybe there will be a samurai archetype or class (or Cavalier option if they make a cavalier class).

The Home Region boon is supposed to give you access to options like this, but technically, it does not. Because weapons do not have access conditions.

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David knott 242 wrote:

The Aldori Swordlord Dedication feat does grant access to the (uncommon) Aldori Dueling Sword, and being from a particular region does grant you access to that (uncommon) feat. That is how access to the few uncommon weapons introduced in the Lost Omens World Guide generally works.

I suspect that the appropriate PFS guidelines will need to be updated so that you must specify where your character is from for the purpose of such options.

It’s already in the Guide, just in a roundabout way.

The Home Region boon lets you choose one country (such as Brevoy) to be from. You count as being from that country and from the larger region (Broken Lands in the case of Brevoy) for purposes of access conditions. It costs 0 Fame and is Slotless. You can only have one such boon, but you can “buy” it again (for free) to change your home country as long as you aren’t using any item or feat that requires that country/region for access.

A very technical way of saying “you may only have one home country for the purpose of meeting access conditions.”

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