Pathfinder Society 2e:Hirelings and downtime


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I have two questions in regards to Hirelings and downtime. Can Hirelings be used for downtime and ,if so, can Hirelings do their own earn income checks or can they assist in my earn income check? Every Hireling comes with a lore skill. They all have the means to do earn income checks. I was curious how this would work mechanically. I was thinking of getting a full set of Hirelings for a blacksmithing business story for my society character.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

They can't assist. You can use their bonus instead of yours.

Also note that they do use up a boon slot so you can only have a few active at any time.

Grand Lodge 4/5 Venture-Agent, Colorado—Denver aka roll4initiative

Every time you have a new one, they come with "a different set of skills". No multiple hirelings with blacksmithing.

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria

I am not necessarily sure, if you can actually have a hireling slotted during your downtime, just like I am not certain of you can still have a hero point when you do your downtime checks.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Considering some boons explicitly effect downtime, I don't see why the hireling wouldn't be around.

You'll generally do quite a bit better than one as well.

Silver Crusade 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Germany—Bavaria

Robert Hetherington wrote:

Considering some boons explicitly effect downtime, I don't see why the hireling wouldn't be around.

You'll generally do quite a bit better than one as well.

Good point, still not 100% certain about the availability of hero points for those downtime checks.

5/5 Venture-Agent, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka Pirate Rob

Sebastian Hirsch wrote:
Robert Hetherington wrote:

Considering some boons explicitly effect downtime, I don't see why the hireling wouldn't be around.

You'll generally do quite a bit better than one as well.

Good point, still not 100% certain about the availability of hero points for those downtime checks.

Agree. Answer uncertain.

The Exchange 5/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Texas—Dallas & Ft. Worth aka Belafon

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Robert Hetherington wrote:
Considering some boons explicitly effect downtime, I don't see why the hireling wouldn't be around.

Those boons are (in theory) all supposed to have the “Downtime” trait (which hirelings do not).

You know, I’ve been so used to the Starfinder boon system that I completely missed the fact that you can slot multiple hirelings in PFS2. This actually makes me a lot less anxious about building a low-skill character.

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Kevin Willis wrote:
Robert Hetherington wrote:
Considering some boons explicitly effect downtime, I don't see why the hireling wouldn't be around.

Those boons are (in theory) all supposed to have the “Downtime” trait (which hirelings do not).

You know, I’ve been so used to the Starfinder boon system that I completely missed the fact that you can slot multiple hirelings in PFS2. This actually makes me a lot less anxious about building a low-skill character.

Personally, I am probably going to get 5 with skill sets similar to what a class would get fill out a party better on skills. Like arcane/planes for lore or stealth/underworld lore. I think it is going to be exponentially tougher the more things you are bad with. At the worst, you can assist

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