Pathfinder 1e: Automatic Bonus Progression

Pathfinder Unchained introduced a number of changes to the base rules of Pathfinder 1e. We enjoy reading them, but we want to hear your thoughts. Do you like them? Do you consider them a core addition? We want to know. Vote in our poll below.

If you are not familiar with the Automatic Bonus Progression rules, read them here at d20pfsrd. The basic goal is to remove magic items like the cloak of resistance, belts of str/dex/con, headbands of int/wis/cha, ring of deflection, and numerical bonuses to weapons/armor, freeing up those magic item slots to items that do something cooler. So that green-hilted sword you inherited from your grandfather can just be a mundane sword. It doesn’t have to be a +5 sword because your grandfather received a +5 bonus from weapon attunement. You can make it undead bane without having to reforge it. Be honest, how many characters have you had without a cloak of resistance? So why not just eliminate the item, add the bonus to standard progression, and leave the spot open for something cool and interesting?

Or do you prefer the standard items? This gives you a comforting sense of just how powerful this character is. Tell us your opinion in the poll and in the comments below.

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