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As a bit of a resource, I put the races into a spreadsheet with their basic stats and SFS availability.

At the PFS prep site.

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Do you want us to update this?

For example, Draelik and Ferran are available via Boons.

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Not surprised I missed a few - only knew the boons I have myself. Yes, I'll be keeping it updated.

Please post if anything else should be on the changed.

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Ghibrani are legal with a capstone boon.

I thought the legacy races were update to all being legal with the new season guide. At least that's what I have been telling people.

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roysier wrote:

Ghibrani are legal with a capstone boon.

I thought the legacy races were update to all being legal with the new season guide. At least that's what I have been telling people.

They are.

Can't remember where, but there was also a Blog post about it, if memory serves.

Also, can't seem to be able to open it up with Open Office, any suggestions on what method to use to open it?

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Should have explained better I guess. Yes, the legacy races are all legal, but if you DO have a boon, you get a stat boost, which is what the "plus boon" meant. I'll change it to "Boon Bonus"

I've got all the columns set up with filters, which might be why Open Office regects it. I could post a version without the filters I suppose.

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I just noticed another correction. There is a Dragonkin boon also. I have one.

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For what it's worth, I am aware of Chronicles allowing you to play:
- Anassanoi
- Kish
- Stellifera
- Osharu

And there's other boons allowing you to play:
- aasimar
- tiefling
- barathu (this one was time locked and isn't possible anymore though I think)
- osharu (you can get this one via boon or chronicle)
- pahtra
- bantrid (I think anyways; don't have one personally)
- ghoran

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Depressing a spreadsheet is needed for this.

One of the major reasons my friends are turned off by SFS despite loving the game.

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*shrug* Just like living in large community, playing in large community comes with its drawbacks. Some people can handle forsaking options for the sake of playing and some cannot. It is not for everyone and there's nothing wrong with that.

AND

Scenarios can be played without playing in society. The whole thing could be played campaign style.
Fun Fact!

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Cyrad wrote:

Depressing a spreadsheet is needed for this.

One of the major reasons my friends are turned off by SFS despite loving the game.

You don't actually need a spreadsheet for this.

Some people WANT a spreadsheet to know what races are available.

You could, you know, just play the game and find out what races you can play as you go.

Like, the current "base" options are... well after Character Operations Manual and the Izalguun blog, they're enormous. You can play one of the core book races with a huge variety of alternate traits. You don't even really need to play a weird boon race.

The weird boon races aren't even significantly more powerful than the core book stuff... some I'd say are way LESS powerful, even.

"But Drac," you say, "You have twelve SFS characters and only three core book race characters, you have no leg to stand on here!" Well, that is true, I like the weird stuff... but I never needed to go looking for weird stuff to play, because SFS is incredibly generous with race boons, both for GMing and as a result of normal play.

If your friends got into SFS they would find themselves able to play new kinds of aliens sooner or later.

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Cyrad wrote:

Depressing a spreadsheet is needed for this.

One of the major reasons my friends are turned off by SFS despite loving the game.

When I started the spreadsheet, tracking boons wasn't a part of it. The most important was the descriptor column. Then there was another column (and on my own copy, still is) on if I could (Easily / Difficultly / Not At All) make such a race using my 3d modeling art program. That helped for picking races for my Wayfinder art submissions.

Soon after, I was making my vanguard and my biohacker. I knew I wanted a dex-based acrobat, and was envisioning a gnome vanguard, but had no idea what I wanted for the biohacker. So I added the attribute columns. I set a filter for Artable, then +dex or +con for the vanguard and investigated the races left. For the biohacker I filtered for Artable and +int, then added +dex and evaluated. At this point for both I realized I needed the boons column and added it in. The vanguard did indeed turn out to be a driftborn gnome, while the biohacker became a Kiirinta.

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Cyrad wrote:

Depressing a spreadsheet is needed for this.

One of the major reasons my friends are turned off by SFS despite loving the game.

They don't like what exactly.. the number of weird critters in the cantina or that there are limits on which critters they can have?

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I like that these spreadsheets exist!

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Cyrad wrote:

Depressing a spreadsheet is needed for this.

One of the major reasons my friends are turned off by SFS despite loving the game.

They don't like what exactly.. the number of weird critters in the cantina or that there are limits on which critters they can have?

Obviously the limits BNW. At least be a little more subtle about trolling.

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"Dr." Cupi wrote:
BigNorseWolf wrote:
Cyrad wrote:

Depressing a spreadsheet is needed for this.

One of the major reasons my friends are turned off by SFS despite loving the game.

They don't like what exactly.. the number of weird critters in the cantina or that there are limits on which critters they can have?
Obviously the limits BNW. At least be a little more subtle about trolling.

You know I don't have the charisma score, sense motive, or bluff to troll.

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Maybe now?

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Cyrad wrote:

Depressing a spreadsheet is needed for this.

One of the major reasons my friends are turned off by SFS despite loving the game.

Playing the odds and assuming the problem is getting the race people want...

SFS is a lot more open in terms of getting access to the cantina than Pathfinder was (especially early on pathfinder). Races can fairly commonly be open by a scenario or a boon.

Its also a lot easier to trade for a raceboon than PFS was: the race boons are more common and the player boons seem a bit better, so player for race is a hard but doable trade.

And "hey i really want to be an X...." is also a lot easier to hand to a new player.

Online conventions also make it a lot easier to dm . its pretty easy to use a ready made table to run a game. With the current situation, meatspace conventions have gone online and sometimes need another dm or two.

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The general response wrote:
But the problem is that we have to get boons to play them. Why can't they just be available to play?

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"Dr." Cupi wrote:
The general response wrote:
But the problem is that we have to get boons to play them. Why can't they just be available to play?

Because it feels awesome to get a race boon when you get one?

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The general response wrote:
But why can't they all be legal from the get go?

My counter: Might you feel awesome when you get a race boon because other people don't have access to that race?

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"Dr." Cupi wrote:
My counter: Might you feel awesome when you get a race boon because other people don't have access to that race?

Er, no. What kind of monster do you think I am?

I feel awesome because the new race opens up new, weird, fringe playstyles I might not have considered before.

It feels even more awesome when I help someone else get a race boon, like when I run a scenario that provides one, or give away my GM boon to a player who has been wanting a particular race.

Scarcity makes certain game options feel more valuable, even if they, largely, are not technically much better than other options.

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My 'counter' to Dr. Cupi's counter:

I actually feel a bit dirty when I'm playing a Boon character and someone says/asks "Hey, that's pretty neato, how do *I* get to play one?"

...and it took some GM work and negotiation via the forums to trade for the character I was playing.

Trying to explain that to a new player is... problematic.

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


My 'counter' to Dr. Cupi's counter:

I actually feel a bit dirty when I'm playing a Boon character and someone says/asks "Hey, that's pretty neato, how do *I* get to play one?"

...and it took some GM work and negotiation via the forums to trade for the character I was playing.

Trying to explain that to a new player is... problematic.

I admit I would love to play a barathu sometime just because the floating amuses me, but I don't think I have anything good to trade for one right now.

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