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    Can you always take a 5 ft step?

    It’s called a shift, and it takes one action. How do you go back so far for a necro like this- is it a result of googling a rule or something? This isn’t the first of its kind this year.
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    Pathfinder 2E Pathfinder 2: beginner box unboxing

    Given what we hear about industry salaries, I'd say definitely not.
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    Pathfinder 2E Regarding the complexity of Pathfinder 2

    This is the main point- the pathfinder team basically decided to name every single option in the game a feat, for good or ill. The only ones that resemble feats as they exist in 3/4/5e are skill feats and general feats, both of which are disassociated from specific heritages or classes...
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    Pathfinder 2E Potions, Medicine, Special Materials & more...

    Hmm, okay, now I'm seeing the reason for the drastically improved healing options- Oh, my word, that barbarian is going to need them. they are at an overall -5 or so behind the fighter with a shield, and -7 behind the paladin. The overall damage taken by someone behind by 5 AC is dumbfounding-...
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    Pathfinder 2E Potions, Medicine, Special Materials & more...

    I was using the sorcerer because I was comparing them to the apex martial class that was forgoing any semblance of defense in order to maximize damage, which I thought was already sort of going above and beyond- of the three martials in the group I'm playing with (2 fighters, 1 paladin) two use...
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    Pathfinder 2E Potions, Medicine, Special Materials & more...

    No, d No, let's do the math. 7th level Sorcerer with 19cha, dangerous sorcery. DC: 10 + 7 (level) + 4 (proficiency) + 4 (charisma) = 25 Damage: 4th level Lightning Bolt: 5d12 + 4 to every opponent: 36.5 on a failed save, 18.25 on a save 3rd level Lightning Bolt: 4d12 + 3 to every...
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    D&D 5E Going from 1st to 5th Edition

    The not-so-great tone aside, you do have to understand the prevailing gaming environment up through somewhere around 1987, when the forgotten realms gray box came out and there was a big push to use it. Up to then (and for quite a few years afterwards) there was essentially no established world...
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    Pathfinder 2E Release Day Second Edition Amazon Sales Rank

    I dunno, that humble bundle deal was a huge success, apparently, making the core rule book hard to get. Wouldn’t be surprised if that had an immediate effect of dropping amazon sales a bunch, since everyone who wanted one got it at a bigger discount than Amazon could provide. There’s a good...
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    Pathfinder 2E Potions, Medicine, Special Materials & more...

    Hold on- just like Celt’s talk about 5th being the turning point, this is also an exaggeration. 7th level is clearly the point at which combat casters come into their own. At that point a 4th fireball or lightning bolt can certainly do many rounds’ worth of martial damage, and a third level...
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    Pathfinder 2E Potions, Medicine, Special Materials & more...

    I think these qualify as "out of the box" thinking, but they're definitely legitimate points- spellcasters maybe shouldn't expect to be able to rely on spells constantly throughout an adventure. This thinking was pretty much baked into the rules before 3rd edition. I DEFINITELY disagree here...
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    ways to increase BAB other other than leveling

    I mean, you can always necro one intentionally jsut for kicks, but eighteen years might be some kind of record. We're talking 3.0 and a book I bought in Waldenbooks in a mall that's been closed for a decade (the mall, not the bookstore, which got closed long before that). My daughter's a...
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    Pathfinder 2E Is this a fair review of PF2?

    The OP asked whether there are as many mods as there were in PF1, though, not whether the system is crunchy or not- it very clearly is. compared to PF1, though, it is extraordinarily clean and mod-lite. PF1’s combat system required me to use a spreadsheet by 8th level to track all the...
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    Pathfinder 2E Is this a fair review of PF2?

    To start with, I think 5e and pf2 are both very worthy games. their relative levels of complexity mean they'll share a large swath of target audience, with differences on the edges- some 5e fans will think that pf2 is way too complex, some pf2 fans will think than 5e is way too simple (I'm...
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    Pathfinder 2E Here's What's Coming For Pathfinder Over The Coming Year

    That's sorta a case of apples to oranges, honestly. 5e is definitely a lean, mean RPG machine of a game that doesn't have you making major character decisions at every level. More options would certainly be welcomed by the community (look at the response to Xanathar's), but it doesn't seem...
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    Pathfinder 1E Pathfinder 1.5 rumblings: Corefinder

    There's a case to be made that there's not enough pay-off for the complexity. For many people it takes a spreadsheet or super-expensive third party product to accurately keep track of all the modifiers flying around in PF1 (see HeroLab reference above). That Champions-Level amount of detail...
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