SFS and the COM


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There was a mention on the podcast the Friday before Thanksgiving that the hope is to have it by Christmas, if possible. *fingers crossed*

That would be a nice Christmas present to Organized Play!

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Well as of today it's been over a year since the additional resources document was updated. Not to late for a Christmas miracle yet though.


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Just saw that they're doing maintenance on the site today *crosses fingers an update will come with it*

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TheGoofyGE3K wrote:
Just saw that they're doing maintenance on the site today *crosses fingers an update will come with it*

I admire your positive attitude!

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TheGoofyGE3K wrote:
Just saw that they're doing maintenance on the site today *crosses fingers an update will come with it*

No such luck, at least not yet.

Sad face.


Didnt thinking would be worth making a new thread for this but I'm curious-what everyone be doing for their first COM SFS character? I have a gnome biohacker, Witchwyrd Witchwarper, and an uplifted Bear Vanguard just itching to see some play.

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Honestly? I haven't bothered looking at COM (or any other books released in the last year), since I can't actually use it in SFS yet.

However, when Additional Resources is updated, I foresee a *lot* of feverish reading in my future :-)

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TheGoofyGE3K wrote:

Didnt thinking would be worth making a new thread for this but I'm curious-what everyone be doing for their first COM SFS character? I have a gnome biohacker, Witchwyrd Witchwarper, and an uplifted Bear Vanguard just itching to see some play.

Mom Norveg. Biohacker and the mom of my mischief of Ysoki. She has a name but after all the kids just calling her Mom for so long she doesn't bother with it.

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I wonder if there will be options to 'retrain' to a different kind of Vesk -- I have someone who would be *much* more suited as per their backstory and characterization to brains not brawn...

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


I wonder if there will be options to 'retrain' to a different kind of Vesk -- I have someone who would be *much* more suited as per their backstory and characterization to brains not brawn...

That would be pretty cool! Similarly, my -701 Android was built for hitting hard, so "retraining" to the +2 Strength model would be awesome.

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Would be nice if they allowed a one time free rebuild, like when Pathfinder unchained was released.


TheGoofyGE3K wrote:
I'm curious-what everyone be doing for their first COM SFS character?

Akachi, Human Vanguard

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#VERYSoon(TM)

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I have a number of plots.

Uplifted Bear Street Rat Aesthetic Warrior Qi Adept Soldier Battleflower of Ning. The most graceful of bears.

Izalguun Armor Storm Soldier...I realize I don't need the COM to play one, but I want a pile of feats and gear boosts from COM to make the beaty-est down-iest character possible.

Brakim Vanguard. I mean, +Con/Dex; what's not to love for a Vanguard?

Multi my Nuar Blitz Soldier 3 to Biohacker at level 4. All the injections and a pile of melee damage, too.

Multi my SRO Augmented Shock & Awe Soldier 4 to Experimental Armor Mechanic at level 6. Then slap Power Armor Jockey on there at level 11.

Probably more that I don't remember.

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
#VERYSoon(TM)

Define VERY? :P


"in a high degree" :3


Thurston Hillman wrote:
#VERYSoon(TM)

Yippee!! Not trying to rush you, just super excited :D

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I'm pretty decided on a Dragonkin Vanguard. The stats aren't Brakim level of ideal, but the concept seems cool enough. Plus, I'm thinking of trying out a low AC Vanguard. Also, maybe some fun with the Partner Bond ability and a friend playing an operative or blitz soldier.

I'm thinking an Elebrian Biohacker. Who wouldn't want an Elebrian being their doctor?

As for Witchwarper...I'm unsure. Right now I'm leaning toward a Contemplative, though Stellifera is in consideration as well.

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
#VERYSoon(TM)

What? Thurston, why do you taunt us so? Haven’t we been good to you?!?!

Also: to answer questions about COM character ideas.

Rahirez, “Male” Copaxi biohacker

Spoiler for Copaxi scenario:
Trying to find out, genetically’ speaking how Copaxi lost their mystical abilities.

Beauregard Truthpelt, Male Nuar “Private Eye” (Bounty Hunter). A film Noir Nuar

I don’t have a name yet, but I am thinking of making a Pahtra dex vanguard with the athlete theme (if it’s legal), who is a regular on pact worlds warriors, and views Starfinder as ‘training’ in the off-season.

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"Dr." Cupi wrote:

I'm pretty decided on a Dragonkin Vanguard. The stats aren't Brakim level of ideal, but the concept seems cool enough. Plus, I'm thinking of trying out a low AC Vanguard. Also, maybe some fun with the Partner Bond ability and a friend playing an operative or blitz soldier.

I'm thinking an Elebrian Biohacker. Who wouldn't want an Elebrian being their doctor?

As for Witchwarper...I'm unsure. Right now I'm leaning toward a Contemplative, though Stellifera is in consideration as well.

I've been considering a Stellifera Witchwarper as well. Seems like it could be a lot of fun.

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Ooh, first COM characters? Well...

April Puck, halfling biohacker, dentist that took a lot of clients that had bad reputations because she believes everyone deserves dental care. Lost her license when a rival gang member attacked her office and she defended her patient with medical gear.

Aeatar, khizar biohacker. Studies plants to try and synthesize new remedies.

The Comeback Qid, maraquoi vanguard. Almost died, now fights to protect people from the same fate.

Mukuro Abadashi, human witchwarper. Aiming for a melee witchwarper build, they were raised in the slums of Absalom Station and trained to take advantage of any and all tactical opportunities... and to make new opportunities as possible.

Norria Divi, human vanguard. Going for a dirty trick build, she was from a long line of pompous solarians who kicked her out for manifesting vanguard powers. Naiaj recruited her to put a roof over her head and because she saw her potential.

I have about ten more planned... but those are the first five. :P

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Dr. Dov Delano, uplifted bear biohacker and anesthesiologist (his patients barely feel a thing), loaded up with some GM credit already...and I'll paws a bit there, just scratching the surface of ursinine humor. It's even more unbearable if you know a little bit of Hebrew and American history + word association games.

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Been wanting to make Stellifera witchwarper too. Now if only there was spell to turn everything into water physics...(I also need COM for envoy abilities and noble scion(hopefully that one gets allowed since the money ability allows only buying flavor things) to make fake mystic Speaker Embri with con boon)

But yeah, speaking of the whole "Hard time getting chance to play scenario that unlocks boon", all of early starfinder season 1 scenarios are played by almost everyone except me in local scene, so I still can't get that copaxi boon since I have nobody to run the scenario for :p Wanted really to make copaxi mystic because clearly I have the worst character ideas

But yeah, I have to say I have liked how there are multiple ways to unlock races. And scenarios that unlock races tend to come with "If you already have character with this race, you can instead increase one of stats by 2 up to 14" way to spend the boon.(I guess they might be intended for if you gm/play scenario, unlock new character and then play/gm the scenario with character unlocked by first boon, but I could sworn there was one race with two chronicle sources or at least unlocked by both even boon and chronicle boon maybe?)


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CorvusMask wrote:

Been wanting to make Stellifera witchwarper too. Now if only there was spell to turn everything into water physics...(I also need COM for envoy abilities and noble scion(hopefully that one gets allowed since the money ability allows only buying flavor things) to make fake mystic Speaker Embri with con boon)

But yeah, speaking of the whole "Hard time getting chance to play scenario that unlocks boon", all of early starfinder season 1 scenarios are played by almost everyone except me in local scene, so I still can't get that copaxi boon since I have nobody to run the scenario for :p Wanted really to make copaxi mystic because clearly I have the worst character ideas

But yeah, I have to say I have liked how there are multiple ways to unlock races. And scenarios that unlock races tend to come with "If you already have character with this race, you can instead increase one of stats by 2 up to 14" way to spend the boon.(I guess they might be intended for if you gm/play scenario, unlock new character and then play/gm the scenario with character unlocked by first boon, but I could sworn there was one race with two chronicle sources or at least unlocked by both even boon and chronicle boon maybe?)

Could always run the scenario yourself, maybe even online on the forums

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We're always looking for Starfinder GMs in PBP!

Hmm

Dark Archive 4/5 ** Venture-Agent, Finland—Tampere

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Really not into PBP though mostly because playing a game that takes over course of multiple days encourages my bad habits of checking paizo forum too many times per day for new posts even when I should be doing something else :p

Running online with random players on otherhand has kinda issues of it being kinda scary. Like, my general experience with random online players is that you can really get any kind of player and then there are the horror stories

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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

We're always looking for Starfinder GMs in PBP!

Hmm

I'm only one man! I'm currently running Against the Aeon Throne in campaign mode so that people can play COM stuff, and then hopefully when we end the COM will be legal so they can apply credit to their new COM characters. What more do you want from me?

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***Warning! Rampant Speculation!!***
In one of the latest blog posts (This Week in Twitch, Dec16-20), they mention some of the upcoming Twitch streams, then say “for the rest of December we [seemingly ‘the Paizo staff’] will be off.” So, if PAIZO is off from the 21st to the 31st, and we are supposed to get COM SFS legal by the end of the year, that means it’ll happen on the 20th at the latest.

Of course that is assuming A) The rumor about getting SFS before 2020 is true, B) That blog meant Paizo employees and not just those few people mentioned and C) Their timetable doesn’t get screwed up.

So, like I said, rampant speculation.

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The PDF for SFS Additional Resources has been updated.

link

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Lau Bannenberg wrote:

The PDF for SFS Additional Resources has been updated.

link

No more 'Ring of Fangs'. My Vesk must must seek out something else to fill his magic item slots with.

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It is a fresh AR, I would personally wait if/until there are any clarifications before you get your hopes up.

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Official Clarification on FAQ: As the new FAQ is live, the Ring of Fangs is no longer allowed in Starfinder Society Organized Play. Players with this item can refund it for 100% its cost.

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Is it just me, or does the AR page still say its last update was December 7th? Couldn't find the COM in that page, but it did in the PDF (which says December 13th). Reloading and switching browsers didn't seem to do anything. >_>

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
Official Clarification on FAQ: As the new FAQ is live, the Ring of Fangs is no longer allowed in Starfinder Society Organized Play. Players with this item can refund it for 100% its cost.

Aw man! I had a character who was going to use that ! It wasn’t even gonna be broken or anything! He was going to reflavor it as switching from tai-chi style martial arts to praying mantis. (All rules would have been kept mechanically the same.)

His solar weapon (through a crystal) has the stun property, so it was going to be like:
Enemy: “Why don’t you drop your solar weapon and give me a fair fight?!”
Me: “Oh, you misunderstand. I don’t use my solar weapon to kill people. I use my solar weapon so that I don’t kill people.” (Switches off solar weapon, adopts a much more lethal stance)

Other news: YAY, Com is legal. Except boo, preserve specimens is not. I was gonna get that spell.

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Yeah no monk style soldiers.. Qi adept..

I get Noble Scion but why is grifter not allowed?

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Probably because 1st level 'can roll any Profession untrained' and at 6th level 'reroll any roll from any Profession roll', just based on a very quick glance?

EDIT: Because it has been forgotten in the mad euphoric rush of seeing amazing things!

[color=blue]"THANK YOU VERY MUCH ORGPLAY TEAM FOR THE EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT!"[/color]


Wei Ji the Learner wrote:

Probably because 1st level 'can roll any Profession untrained' and at 6th level 'reroll any roll from any Profession roll', just based on a very quick glance?

Yes, I think this would lead Grifter players to assert that there's always some profession that applies to everything, so pretty much everything (and all knowledge checks) should be tryable untrained. And then you have to argue about which mental stat is appropriate for the just invented and curiously applicable profession check they want to try.

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A little disappointed. I had three character ideas I wanted to build using COM, and all three aren't allowed.

  • Melophile mystic
  • Wrathful Warrior Soldier with Ring of Fangs
  • Cyborg Melee Technomancer with the Cache Augmentation and Instant Upgrade

    Still excited to get brewing on some new ideas though!

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    Wei Ji the Learner wrote:

    Probably because 1st level 'can roll any Profession untrained' and at 6th level 'reroll any roll from any Profession roll', just based on a very quick glance?

    EDIT: Because it has been forgotten in the mad euphoric rush of seeing amazing things!

    "THANK YOU VERY MUCH ORGPLAY TEAM FOR THE EARLY CHRISTMAS PRESENT!"

    Yes, seconded. Despite my grousing, I am very appreciative that this came out!

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    Also thank you!

    Wayfinders

    Thank you to all who have worked so hard to put this together.

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    This is not COM, but I am so excited to see the nanite patches that I wrote for AA3 be society legal!

    (And so totally unsurprised that the Flux Fig that I also wrote was made illegal. Good call, leadership team! That was an item written for GMs rather than players.)

    Hmm

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    I'm glad to see that the AR has been updated, and several of my characters can begin leveling again, but the absence of the qi adept fighting style is disappointing. (I also have a regular player who was very excited about making a grifter who is likewise not taking the news well.)

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    I am hoping that Noble Scion will turn up as a society reward someday. I did have a character planned for it. But she can have some other theme!

    Hmm

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    Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

    I am hoping that Noble Scion will turn up as a society reward someday. I did have a character planned for it. But she can have some other theme!

    Hmm

    I mean, if you want a rich snobby archetype for a theme, you could just make an Icon and flavor them as Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian. Just as an option.

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    Yeah, but I already have two icons.

    Hmm

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    Hateful Visage is really problematic. I know its the higher level for SFS but anything that isn't fear immune is going to more or less automatically be denied its actions as the witchwarper casts and then move action intimidates, (followed my move action intimidate and casting)

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    Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:

    Yeah, but I already have two icons.

    Hmm

    Yeah, lack of Noble Scion also Kaibosh's my idea of making Jonathan Joestar as a Vanguard. Luckily, I have a backup vanguard concept.

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    Thank you very much to Thurston and everyone else who worked on getting the COM and other sources out there for our players in time for the holidays!

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