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    Okay, additional nOOb question. So I downloaded the demo, tried to make a PF2 character, but there weren't any ancestries or classes or anything. I thought the PF2 "ruleset' was included, but i guess the ancestries, classes, etc., are part of the "rulebook" that I need to buy and that's not the "ruleset"?

    I've noticed this:

    > You don't have to re-purchase any add-ons for FGU.

    So is the core PF2 rulebook an "add-on" which I would not need to repurchase for FGU?

    (Maybe the FAQ can include a glossary of these terms?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by duus View Post
    Okay, additional nOOb question. So I downloaded the demo, tried to make a PF2 character, but there weren't any ancestries or classes or anything. I thought the PF2 "ruleset' was included, but i guess the ancestries, classes, etc., are part of the "rulebook" that I need to buy and that's not the "ruleset"?

    I've noticed this:

    > You don't have to re-purchase any add-ons for FGU.

    So is the core PF2 rulebook an "add-on" which I would not need to repurchase for FGU?

    (Maybe the FAQ can include a glossary of these terms?)
    DLC that works with Classic is supposed to work with Unity. That's been the plan all along. So, if you get the PF2 book now, it will work with FGU when it comes out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnD View Post
    DLC that works with Classic is supposed to work with Unity. That's been the plan all along. So, if you get the PF2 book now, it will work with FGU when it comes out.
    Cool, thanks!

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    From the home page:

    Rulesets
    2E, 3.5E, 4E, 5E, FATECore, PFRPG, PFRPG2, Numenera, SFRPG

    Data Libraries
    D&D 5e SRD , D&D 5e Basic Rules , D&D 3.5E SRD, FATECore, Pathfinder SRD libraries

    All other content is mostly paid for.
    There is a PF2 SRD bestiary on the forums I think.

    There is lots of PF1 SRD content.

    The rest of the PF content is an add on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by damned View Post
    From the home page:

    Rulesets
    2E, 3.5E, 4E, 5E, FATECore, PFRPG, PFRPG2, Numenera, SFRPG

    Data Libraries
    D&D 5e SRD , D&D 5e Basic Rules , D&D 3.5E SRD, FATECore, Pathfinder SRD libraries

    All other content is mostly paid for.
    There is a PF2 SRD bestiary on the forums I think.

    The rest of the PF content is an add on.
    Ok, I think I'm getting it, thanks. So if I understand it correctly...the core rulebook is the SRD (...right?) so if any of us get a standard license there's no reason to buy the core rulebook in addition. Right?

    Again, sorry if this is obvious.

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    The rulesets have the mechanics. They have the character sheets and they know what a weapon is and a shield is and how to change the attack and defense. BUT, the rulesets don't have the actual items (swords, classes, spells, etc).

    The SRDs have a basic set of items (classes, etc) so that people can have enough to get a flavor of the game and so that third party publishers can create compatible information.

    The DLC rulebooks have all the items (races, classes, weapons, etc). But, if you want to spend the time, you can create all (or mostly all) of those things yourself through the interface. It's a lot of typeing / copy/paste etc, so most people feel it's worth their time to buy the FG versions of the books (i.e. DLC). But you can buy them as you need/want them and in the meantime enter just what you need manually.

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    Have a look here for more info on the Pathfinder SRD
    https://www.d20pfsrd.com/

    And here for the 5E SRD
    https://dnd.wizards.com/articles/fea...e-document-srd

    There is a while lot of history but basically way back in D&D 3E or 3.5E the Wizards released a whole bunch of Core info as free to use and reuse providing you follow the terms of the Open Gaming License.

    They still have products they sell, and still have much content that is not in the SRD.

    The Pathfinder Core Rules are here:
    https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store...ZOSMWPZO2101FG

    and the other PF2 material that is available on FG is here
    https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store...search=&sort=1

    For 5E the Core rulebooks are
    Players Handbook https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store...OTC5EPHBDELUXE
    Monster Manual https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store...WOTC5EMMDELUXE
    Dungeon Masters Guide https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store...p?id=WOTC5EDMG
    but there are many more...
    https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store...search=&sort=1

    Pathfinder 1 has more books again...

    You do not need all books to play

    Pathfinder 2 probably does require the DLC
    5E you can start with the SRD (included) for no extra cost
    Pathfinder 1 you can start with included and forum available material for no extra cost

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    The "Pathfinder SRD" mentioned with the base product is the first edition SRD. If you’re playing Pathfinder Second Edition you’ll either need to enter all the data you need manually as you need it (a lot of work) or purchase the Core Rules DLC.
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    For RPG systems that Fantasy Grounds doesn't officially support, our group's solution was to have each player responsible for creating a module with the data their character would use e.g. race, class/career, spells/powers, weapons/gear, etc.

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