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Liberty's Edge

Why did they increase the wayfinder price by an accumulative +2 for each purchase? I started at 8 points to spend, now I will have 2 worthless points left over after purchasing the next boon. Also, wayfinders aren't overpowered.

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

It was a decision made to make the costs go up as you buy the same item again. I agree with frankly.

It would be nice if this was communicated better. There was a comment about it happening in a blog post.

Hope we will be able to convert the play test points into achievement points at some point.

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens Subscriber
Gary Bush wrote:
There was a comment about it happening in a blog post.

The blog said that some would have increasing costs. I was surprised to find the Wayfinder was one of those since it's the most iconic Pathfinder Society thing there is. If there's one that doesn't rise in cost, I don't know which it is/they are.

...just venting. Prices are what they are.

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Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

...or maybe they want everyone to *grind* through a certain scenario to get one?

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

Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


...or maybe they want everyone to *grind* through a certain scenario to get one?

No, that sceanrio does not give you an actual Wayfinder, though players can buy one after their first sceanrio (most should give 4 Fame)

Guide wrote:

Wayfinder

slotless

Prerequisites All Factions Tier 0

Cost 2 Fame

To guide your path, your faction has secured a wayfinder (Pathfinder Core Rulebook 617) for you to carry on your journeys and serve as a badge of office in the Pathfinder Society. This wayfinder has an effective sale price of 0 gp.

That is a normal boon literally every character can buy.

Regarding the increasing cost, I am not super happy with that myself, I had planned to buy several levels 2 characters, but now I will just wait a bit and buy a level 3 for some of my points.

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

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Yeah! Lots of people think that #1-01 gives a free Wayfinder.

Spoiler:
It's just a specially inscribed lid for one!!!

Liberty's Edge 3/5 Venture-Captain, Nebraska—Omaha

Ok that is a spoiler!

Envoy's Alliance 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

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It seems silly that the Playtest Wayfinder would go up in cost when the one you purchase with fame stays constant. I decided to purchase mine with fame because Playtest Points don't replenish. I hope they revisit this cost at some point.

Actually, I haven't gotten around to spending any of my 60 playtest points. Because I am unsure of how much costs will go up (it's not transparent on the site) I have been hoarding them like dragon instead of putting them to use.

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Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Spoiler:
"I nearly got dead repeatedly for the Society and all I got was this shiny Wayfindercap"

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Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

They added information about how much the prices are supposed to increase, but it doesn't match match how much they actually increase.

Envoy's Alliance 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

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Yep. And that is a good part of the reason that I am not spending my Playtest points. I don't feel comfortable making purchases without more accurate information handy. Eventually, I'll spend them, but for now I'll wait!

Sovereign Court 3/5 Venture-Lieutenant, Georgia—Savannah aka KitsuneWarlock

I'm in the same boat. Waiting to see the text on the boons before I make my choice. I'm tempted to just go level 3 and see how high level of a PC I can have by next con season, but I tend to drift toward more flavorful boons and excavating the tower looks intriguing...

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Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I just hope they don't expire, as they've been having a lot of other things happen lately (I'm looking at you 'store vouchers' and 'limited time rebuilds').

As it may be close to two years before I can actually play a race I'm interested in, I'd love to see those still viable at that point...

Shadow Lodge 5/5 ⦵⦵ Venture-Lieutenant, California—San Francisco Bay Area North & East aka thistledown

I'm also waiting for more info

Grand Archive 4/5

Okay, I purchased a boon (spent 4 points since I only had 4 and didn’t want to lose 2)..

Where is the sheet?

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

No sheet this time. It's just linked to your character's account.

Which, as of now, no other GM can really access.

I suggest taking a screenshot (that's what I've done) so you have a physical record.

I imagine that someday in the distant future of Starfinder 2 and Pathfinder 3 it'll all come together nicely.

Grand Archive 4/5

So, how do we track these if we have no boon sheet to understand what we bought?

Envoy's Alliance 5/5 ⦵⦵⦵

Print it out the screenshot, and attach it to your character's account!

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Youst wrote:
So, how do we track these if we have no boon sheet to understand what we bought?

Can you elaborate?

Grand Archive 4/5

Nefreet wrote:
Youst wrote:
So, how do we track these if we have no boon sheet to understand what we bought?
Can you elaborate?

I bought the excavation boon, I don’t have what it does specifically

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Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Yeah that's the one that's the most under specified. There's an "old" thread asking about it:
https://paizo.com/threads/rzs42ocs?River-Kingdom-Excavator-playtest-boon


im on the same situation bought a wayfinder i had 8 point now 6 left and i will end with 2 unusable

Sczarni 5/5 ⦵⦵

Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Youst wrote:
Nefreet wrote:
Youst wrote:
So, how do we track these if we have no boon sheet to understand what we bought?
Can you elaborate?
I bought the excavation boon, I don’t have what it does specifically

Oh. Weird. That's not on my list of available Boons.

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Paizo Superscriber; Pathfinder Companion, Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Its the fourth one in the list for me. I was going to say maybe it only shows up if you report that chapter from the Playtest, but there's some PFS playtest scenarios I didn't run/play that I see related boons for, so who knows?

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

Boon Page

Here's what it looks like to me.

Grand Archive 4/5

I just want to print it out or see the full content so I can make note of it in my character folder.

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

Ya, no further text has been provided for any of those yet :(

Grand Archive 4/5

The boon strike as me as well.. time/level limited. Hate to start playing and miss out on some/most of the utility

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