Request to allow characters to buy the Bequeathal Boon more than once


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Wayfinders 4/5 5/55/55/55/5 *** Contributor

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Dear Organized Play Community -

Is there any possibility that you might consider allowing characters to purchase Bequeathal multiple times, each time for a different option, rather than only once each for common / rare / unique?

I find myself faced with the dilemma of how to deal with an upcoming Extinction Curse chronicle, which offers several lovely uncommon options, but I can only bequeath one of them.

Hmm

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Wait, can they not?

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OP Guide wrote:

Boons

Boons are rewards that can be applied to a character. Common types of boons include Achievement Points (AcP), Chronicle, or Faction. Boons often have traits that describe how the boon applies. There are some boon traits that deserve specific mention:

Advanced: A boon with the Advanced trait is typically more powerful than other boons. Characters may only benefit from one advanced boon during an adventure.
Ally: A boon with the Ally trait sometimes places a Pawn. This does not allow players to bypass the limits on the number of Pawns they can play.

Unless a boon states otherwise, you can only apply one of any given boon to a character.

Bequeathal makes no such statement. I've been complaining about this for years :(

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Thanks, Rob.

An OrgPlay announcement here plus a later FAQ would help enormously here, if the intention is to allow players the chance to bequeath more than one option from a character for the play lifetime of that character.

The current wording closes doors, and leaves an even more perplexing question of where to put the next fun chronicle, since I would not be able to move anything off of it if I bequeath something now.

Hmm

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The costs in my opinion are reasonable.

Bequeathal (Uncommon Option) 4 ACP
Bequeathal (Rare Option) 8 ACP
Bequeathal (Unique Option) 12 ACP

If it were allowed, transferring multiple bequeathals would make it a lot less annoying when an option is applied to the ‘wrong’ character rather than the one that can make good use of it.

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Alex Speidel wrote:
Wait, can they not?

The fame version had:

Quote:


Special You can purchase this boon multiple times. Each time you bequeath a different character option.

Is that missing from the AcP verison?

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Online Guide Team Lead - JTT wrote:
Alex Speidel wrote:
Wait, can they not?

The fame version had:

Quote:


Special You can purchase this boon multiple times. Each time you bequeath a different character option.
Is that missing from the AcP verison?

The full text is on the FaQ for anyone to check right? (can't link the boon itself on Paizo but I can also link it on my unofficial docs site)

I also downloaded a bequeathal boon and confirmed this. Not that I felt any strong urge to check what individuals such as Hmm and Pirate are saying, as they are very reliable sources.

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Hrm, that seems like an oversight/error in the transition. I will double-check with the devs but I see no reason we shouldn't allow this (especially if the Fame version already did).

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Thank you for looking into this, Alex!

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Doug Hahn wrote:

I also downloaded a bequeathal boon and confirmed this. Not that I felt any strong urge to check what individuals such as Hmm and Pirate are saying, as they are very reliable sources.

Should always check before making your own statement, its how I got a rep for being reliable.:)

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I just tested something else for fun. You can buy multiple of these boons for the same character anyway.

I suspect the system does not enforce the purchase limit rules. I almost want to try and buy two skeleton ancestries just to see if the system actually enforces it. (I suppose technically applying a boon ≠ purchasing a boon, but if that is the argument here the system is flawed and should warn players making multiple/illegal purchases.)

In the past, I've also spent my own AcP just to get complete boon text, even though I didn't want the boons, but I'm not quite sure I am ready to try a 206-AcP experiment.

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It's enforced the same way the Hobgoblin was.

A second skeleton is listed as costing... 2,472,000.00 ACP

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We do have code now that lets me limit how many of a boon a character can purchase, but not a player. That limit is enforced by the Multiplier of Absurdity (TM Patent Pending).

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Pirate Rob wrote:

It's enforced the same way the Hobgoblin was.

A second skeleton is listed as costing... 2,472,000.00 ACP

"#goals, amirite?" Zo! points at that number. "If you're gonna do it, do it big!"

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I had that thought too before I did the math...

So lets say you GMed at a Premier event all day forever and each game took exactly 4 hours. That's 6 games a day * 12 ACP a game is 72 ACP a day....

Or 34,333.33 days or.... ~94 Years.

I suspect there are easier and faster ways to turn into a skeleton

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Pirate Rob wrote:

I had that thought too before I did the math...

So lets say you GMed at a Premier event all day forever and each game took exactly 4 hours. That's 6 games a day * 12 ACP a game is 72 ACP a day....

Or 34,333.33 days or.... ~94 Years.

I suspect there are easier and faster ways to turn into a skeleton

Only run the Bounty Box, and speed run the dungeon so that both floors combined takes only 4 hours. That's 48 ACP in 4 hours for 288 per day, for 8583.3 Days, or only 23.5 years. Totally doable in one lifetime! Though with 4th edition Pathfinder out by then, is it really worth it?

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