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Pathfinder Second Edition General Discussion


Hi, all.
First, loving the game.

One of the great things Wizards have done is their digital library/tools. Is anything like this in the pipeline?


There's the official online reference over at 2e.aonprd.com

as for tools like the character builder part of things, I'm sure lots of folks are currently working on those. The best one I know of, Pathbuilder, is an app though, so not as easily helpful to PC usage.


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There is Herolab online, though many people malign it I've had positive experiences with it. However, it isn't free which I suppose the Wizard's version is. I'm not actually familiar with the Wizard's tools.

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The Pathbuilder 2 android app and the pf2.easytool.es website (and pf2.easytool.es/sheets and pf2.easytool.es/tree) seem to be the main ones mentioned previously in this forum.

Also try searching on the pathfinder2e reddit. There are several character sheets and character sheet apps popping up.


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Worth noting that Wizards outsourced all their tools to dndbeyond, which is owned by Fandom. As a former user of dndbeyond I can say: it's very good, but it continually nags for you to buy more and more content by showing you endless hidden locked content. That got tired, fast. It gets really expensive if you want more than the basics. I particularly resented buying the physical books then having to buy them again as digital editions to access them on dndbeyond, at full price.

pf2.easytool.es is the best performing UX i've seen for PF 2 content so far. Check it out, it's good.


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Is pf2.easytool.es in violation of copyright? I see they are using things from AoA

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Phaye wrote:
Is pf2.easytool.es in violation of copyright? I see they are using things from AoA

They appear to be using the OGL and our Community Use Policy. (I have not done a deep dive to ensure that they are adhering to the terms of those licenses, though.)


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Yossarian wrote:
I particularly resented buying the physical books then having to buy them again as digital editions to access them on dndbeyond, at full price.

HeroLab also charges a fee for additional content, but it isn’t full price of the additional book. I have only used HeroLab, not HeroOnline so I am not familiar with their pricing scheme.

If the tool is including something from the rulebooks, they need to pay a licensing fee in order to be able to include any content that isn’t OGL. My understanding is that Community Use doesn’t cover for profit.


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BretI wrote:


HeroLab also charges a fee for additional content, but it isn’t full price of the additional book. I have only used HeroLab, not HeroOnline so I am not familiar with their pricing scheme.

It does. Herolab however also provides a huge amount of functionality for modifying monsters and building them. Much more than dndbeyond, which is rather limited when it comes down to tweakability.

It's not the main reason I play Pathfinder, but how paizo manages its content and works with the community is one reason I choose it. And with 2nd edition the underlying design makes it much more suited to digital tools, so the future looks bright imho.

I would like to see this site get an upgrade from the antique WebObjects, but that's a whole other story.


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If you want a powerful tool for Pathfinder 2nd edition (or 5th edition for that matter), you can check out the offering from The Only Sheet!

DEMO versions of both TOS 2nd CORE edition or TOS FIVE are available if you want to test these out on your system.

These tools do not focus on flashy graphics, but rather on automating the creation & maintenance process of Characters so that users can focus on playing the game, and not on adding numbers. This is even more so when using these products Dynamically (meaning during a gaming session). Don't be the one slowwwing down the flow of your games with constant need to lookup rules in the book or online!

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The main thing I don't like abut HeroLab Online is ... the mandatory online component. I understand why it's there but I still miss the times when I could just sit with a few sourcebooks and some paper and scribble up a character. I don't mind using a computer (it's easier to read even if you set the font to Wingdings), but when the local net goes down I'd like something else.

Either that or it's time to break out the notebooks and pencils again.

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