Now On Patreon: Designing Different Fighters for Pathfinder 2e

Today at my Patreon I talked about how easy it is to change what kinds of characters the fighter class creates by swapping out their shield block ability for some other fighting-style option. I did four options (for single-weapon-and-free–hand, two weapon fighting, two-handed weapons, and ranged weapons).

My Tuesday posts are Patreon-exclusive, so head over there if you want the full article (and sign up, if you haven’t already!). Once my Patreon hits $1500, I’ll go back to posting full Tuesday articles here on my blog.

However, as a taste of what’s over there, here is just one of those four options.

(Art by murat)

Free Hand Fighting
(Alternate fighter feature, replaces shield block)

When you have a 1-handed weapon in one hand and your other hand is completely free, and you take a manipulate action that takes at least one single action and only requires one hand, you can also Strike with the weapon in your other hand.

There are two massive multipublisher bundles of products on DriveThruRPG right now that are fundraisers for my growing medical debt. Each has more than $700 of pdfs, from 16+ different companies, for a dozen different ttRPGs (including some core rulebooks!), as well as maps, figures, stock art, and so on. They’re just $34.95 apiece, and will only be available through May 15th.

Bundle #1:
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About Owen K.C. Stephens

Owen K.C. Stephens Owen Kirker Clifford Stephens is a full-time ttRPG Writer, designer, developer, publisher, and consultant. He's the publisher for Rogue Genius Games, and has served as the Starfinder Design Lead for Paizo Publishing, the Freeport and Pathfinder RPG developer for Green Ronin, a developer for Rite Publishing, and the Editor-in-Chief for Evil Genius Games. Owen has written game material for numerous other companies, including Wizards of the Coast, Kobold Press, White Wolf, Steve Jackson Games and Upper Deck. He also consults, freelances, and in the off season, sleeps. He has a Pateon which supports his online work. You can find it at

Posted on May 2, 2023, in Game Design, Pathfinder 2nd Ed and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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