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3/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Agent, Virginia—Portsmouth aka Pogiforce

I'm not seeing it on the additional resources page, but I'm hoping it will be there soon. In the meantime I have a question: does Paizo plan to make the Pathfinder Agent dedication accessible to all characters regardless of nation of origin? Being an uncommon archetype it wouldn't make much sense to me if my characters have to be from Absalom to be a Pathfinder, when they ARE a Pathfinder, and Pathfinders come from all over. It would be odd to build a Pathfinder from say, Kyonin, and for that reason they can't be a Pathfinder Agent. It's a pretty nice archetype too.

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You are considered a member of the Pathfinder Society. The "From Absalom" requirement is a little uncertain as PFS scenarios assume your character lives in Absalom and reports to the Grand Lodge.

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Access: Some uncommon options have an entry labeled “Access.” If you satisfy the access condition by being from the specified region, a member of a particular organization, or meeting some similar requirement, that option is common for you. All characters created for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play are members of the Pathfinder Society organization in the world of Golarion, so they gain access to options that require membership in the Pathfinder Society.

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

I don’t know if there a plan for a particular exception for Pathfinder Agent. However, bear in mind that in Pathfinder 2 “Home Region” refers to the area you currently call home, not the region you are originally from.

In PFS, you can buy a boon (which costs 0 Fame and requires 0 reputation) to change your Home Region. You can buy this boon as many times as you want; the only requirement is that you retrain out of any options that have your old Home Region as a prerequisite (as well as any descendants that rely on those options for access) before changing your home.

Yeah, the Absalom requirement doesn’t make sense to me either. As a practical matter it’s only an issue right now if you were planning to be both a Pathfinder Agent and some other region-based archetype.

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I guess only Pathfinders from Absalom are true Pathfinder agents...

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

Kevin Willis wrote:
Yeah, the Absalom requirement doesn’t make sense to me either. As a practical matter it’s only an issue right now if you were planning to be both a Pathfinder Agent and some other region-based archetype.

There may also be regional weapons and feats. It would be cool for example to be a character with lots of mwangi flavor -- like an ekujae elf -- and also have the Pathfinder dedication feat. However, our characters can totally be Pathfinders even if we cannot get the archetype. The archetype just makes you more of a Pathfinder's Pathfinder -- someone who has trained for this from the beginning.

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

Cyrad wrote:

You are considered a member of the Pathfinder Society. The "From Absalom" requirement is a little uncertain as PFS scenarios assume your character lives in Absalom and reports to the Grand Lodge.

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Access: Some uncommon options have an entry labeled “Access.” If you satisfy the access condition by being from the specified region, a member of a particular organization, or meeting some similar requirement, that option is common for you. All characters created for use in Pathfinder Society Organized Play are members of the Pathfinder Society organization in the world of Golarion, so they gain access to options that require membership in the Pathfinder Society.

Hoo boy, another one of those things that looks simple on first read but can (and probably will) be argued over when people start to get really literal about wording. (And start to debate "Prerequisite" vs. "Access")

I'd hate to see a later book have a Prerequisite of Pathfinder Society membership and "Master in Skill X" as an Access requirement and have players read that clause as allowing them to ignore the skill requirement.

I honestly can't come up with a wording that would prevent that argument. Any thoughts?

Grand Lodge 3/5 Venture-Agent, Australia—QLD—Gold Coast aka DanielB

Wouldnt the Home Region Boon be able to grant you access? You get a free Home Region Boon when you create a character so could come from wherever you wish and purchase it again to come from Absalom (having lived there/trained at Grand Lodge) granting you access to the Pathfinder Agent Archetype. That at least that is how i thought it would work when i read you could purchase multiple copies of the Home Region Boon.

Grand Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

All Pathfinders can choose to be from Absalom, but if they do they give up forever the options of other home regions. I think there are people who are hoping that they can be a Pathfinder archetype from a different official home region. What we all have to remember is that the archetype isn't required for us to be members of the Society. We may have to make hard choices from having a Thuvian background and being a Pathfinder Archetype, because currently, we cannot have both.

Note: there is a multicultural boon that gets increasingly more expensive to purchase, so I wouldn't purchase it until I was absolutely sure which regions I wanted to mix. In all likelihood only one of your characters is ever going to be able to afford it.

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
In all likelihood only one of your characters is ever going to be able to afford it.

Um... those are Faction boons. That would be relative to the purchasing character, not the player.

Example:

My Sarkorian refugee that studied in Nantambu has Home Region (Nantambu) and might pick up Multicultural (Sarkorian or Kellid). It would cost me a total of 2 Fame.

Then I could have a character with Home Region (Absalom) and Multicultural (Tien), again for 2 Fame.

However, if I wanted a half-orc with Hime Region (Absalom), Multicultural (Kellid), who spent time with elves Multicultural (Elf) and with the wandering Varsians Multicultural (Varsian), it would cost 34 Fame.

Note that Multicultural is ethnicity, not region, so you can't use it for specific places like Multicultural (Absalom) or Multicultural (Lastwall).

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