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Mid MD/PA Pathfinder Society and Frederick RPG Consortium Message Board › FAQ amendment to how weapon cords work

FAQ amendment to how weapon cords work

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This was just posted by Jason Bulmahn, Lead Designer at Paizo. It's been a hot, hot topic on the boards, for those of you who don't follow things there.
Hello Everybody,
Let me start off by thanking the folks who took the time to post to this thread and who kept their remarks civil and courteous to the other people on the boards.
We have decided to walk back the FAQ concerning free actions.
We had hoped that this simple piece of advice would help solve the issue in a "soft" way without having to change the rules. This was clearly not the case. It created more problems than it solved and ultimately was not a very good fix of the problem we were trying to tackle.
In its place, we have decided to make a change to weapon cords. Within the next few minutes, a new FAQ will go up in the APG and UE FAQ forums. The time required to retrieve a weapon on a weapon cord is being changed from a swift action to a move action. This change allows the weapon cord to be used as it was originally intended (to retrieve a dropped weapon without provoking an AoO, and to prevent you from losing your weapon if panicked). We generally try to avoid making outright rules changes in the FAQ, but in this case we feel it is warranted. This change will be reflected in future printings of those books.
Thanks for participating everybody and helping us troubleshoot this issue. This thread will now be locked.
Jason Bulmahn
Lead Designer
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