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TheRabidOgre wrote:
I'm curious about the Sprite race. Are they tiny flying fairies? If so, are they still balanced as a normal party member?

Yes, they are. And probably, assuming Paizo know what they’re doing.


Thanks, that's interesting. I don't follow RPGs too closely so I don't know if it's been a thing before, but I know when I've tried to make homebrew fairy races they've been completely taken apart as unbalanced by anyone I've showed them to. Interesting to see them try this.

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THey don’t start as flying. They can slowly get to it by later levels. Also, one is small sized rather than tiny.


I might have been bothered by that compromise (considering wings are sort of an iconic element and it feels bad to have to earn basic elements of your ancestry's archetype), but I found more details elsewhere and I think it works out pretty well.

When I think about it, the limited movement that you can choose at Level 1 is mostly the limit of what you tend to see fairies using their wings for in fiction anyway. The ability to gain better flying later is just a bonus.

I might pick up this book, but I'd like to find a campaign to play any of these characters in first.


TheRabidOgre wrote:

I might have been bothered by that compromise (considering wings are sort of an iconic element and it feels bad to have to earn basic elements of your ancestry's archetype), but I found more details elsewhere and I think it works out pretty well.

When I think about it, the limited movement that you can choose at Level 1 is mostly the limit of what you tend to see fairies using their wings for in fiction anyway. The ability to gain better flying later is just a bonus.

I might pick up this book, but I'd like to find a campaign to play any of these characters in first.

The in-universe justification seems to be that, while PC sprites, those born on the Material Plane, start off weaker than their First World cousins, no wings, fewer innate spells, etc., they have the potential to become much more powerful than other sprites as a tradeoff. I think the highest level sprite creature is 4, so it holds water, even if levels are even less of a serious limiter than they were in PF1E.


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I wonder if we will ever see a First World Planar Scion. I was reading J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan when I came across the lines that essentially describe Pete Pan as betwixt and between and not quite human and not quite fey. This got me thinking that Betwixt would be a great name for a First World Planar Scion and Peter Pan makes a pretty good template of what Betwixt might look like in game terms.

Betwixt (Versatile Heritage)

Can float and eventually fly
Has a mischievous shadow that acts somewhat like an Unseen Servant spell
Is naturally mesmerizing
Is eternally youthful and spry
Can eventually move between the First World and the Material Plane.

I could see some interesting lore behind how Betwixt came about and an ancient connection to the Eldest.


I like that idea, though gnomes kind of fill that role as humanoids that came from the First World/were originally fey.

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