Tome of Tips: Pathfinder Second Edition



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The Tome of Tips rises from its accursed slumber once more!

We’re continuing our series on some of the most popular character sheets available on Roll20. Last time, we talked about the D&D 5E sheet. We covered chat shortcuts, item descriptions, and more.

Today, we’re taking a close look at the sheet for another popular fantasy roleplaying system: Pathfinder: Second Edition. The Pathfinder 2E character sheet features some snazzy drag-and-drop integration that makes inventory management a breeze, as well as some fantastic accessibility options.

Are you getting the most out of your Pathfinder games? Read on to find out!

Use the Pathfinder Second Edition Character Sheet on Roll20 to…

Drag-and-Drop Items and Feats from the Compendium to automatically add new Actions and Strikes

Interacting with the Pathfinder Second Edition Compendium is easy thanks to drag-and-drop integration.

Feats, Spells, and Items in the Compendium can all be dragged onto a Player’s Character Sheet. Dropped Feats will automatically add appropriate Actions to the character sheet, and Magic items that add Actions will work the same way. Weapons will add Strikes, and armor or shields will alter the character’s AC.

The drag-and-drop feature saves time not only by streamlining the Compendium-to-Character-Sheet process, but also by reducing the necessary bookkeeping for a player or GM.

Once an item’s in your inventory, you can equip or unequip it with just the click of a button–see below!

Clicking this button doesn’t remove the item from your inventory entirely. Instead, it just unequips the item. And it’ll remove the appropriate actions, strikes, or AC mods, too, making on-the-fly inventory management a breeze!

Turn on the Greyscale template for better color accessibility

Did you know that the Pathfinder Second Edition character sheet has a greyscale template for better readability? It’s true! You can find the option in this menu below. Just use the toggle to switch over to neutral.

There are a number of other options available to the sheet here, too. You can choose to turn off the drag-and-drop features mentioned above with the check boxes in the bottom-left corner.

You can even flip a switch to turn a player character into an NPC, and vice versa!

Additionally, care has been taken to name each header in the Options menu (as well as the sheet as a whole) to make them screen-reader compatible.

The Pathfinder Second Edition sheet isn’t just powerful–it’s also flexible to suit your needs.

Use the Options tab to modify Attacks and Damage

Let’s keep exploring that Options tab–it’s really the heart of what makes the Pathfinder Second Edition sheet so unique and robust. As you might have figured out by now, the Options tab hosts a bounty of, well, options!

You can set the way attacks and damages behave here to modify how they’re rolled in the chat, including in-chat roll buttons for secondary and tertiary attacks. You can even customize the penalty for making those additional attacks here, too.

You can also choose to either roll damage automatically when you attack (for quick, pick-up-and-play battles) or roll damage manually yourself (for those tense white-knuckle fights). The same is true for critical damage.

As a result, you can tweak and tune the specifics of your Pathfinder Second Edition game to make sure that you’re able to play exactly how you want to. Experiment with different toggles and options to find the version of the game that best suits your playgroup!

No matter how you play Pathfinder Second Edition, the official Roll20 Character Sheet is built to support your needs. These are just a few of the useful options and features available to make your games more fun.

Got a topic you’d like to see in a future Tome of Tips entry? Let us know in the comments or over on Twitter!

Thanks for playing with us.

Luke Social Media Manager

Luke W is a writer and social media manager living in the Midwest. His writing has appeared in Vice, Paste, Game Informer, and The Hard Drive. He tweets at @urzashottub, mostly about his lunch.