The Pathfinder NEXUS Character Tools Closed Alpha Has Begun!

Thanks for that positive feedback! We’re very proud of the tools we’ve built, even as we continue to build them.

I won’t step into your conversation with BadEye as I haven’t been involved thus far, but I do want to say thank you for the thoughtful conversation. It’s clear that you care about the game and the community, and it’s encouraging to see. :slight_smile:

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I can second the concerns mentioned by deadlyd8, as I’ve also spoken to some PF2E DMs and players. You guys provide hands down the best interface for PF2E information! Seriously, be proud of this cause it’s awesome and very intuitive. This is where I send my PC’s to look up information on their class etc, and all of them mention how nice and easy it is. I primarily intended to use the character builder as a way for my PC’s to experiment with different builds without having to login to my Foundry Server or Pathbuilder(yucky interface). That being said, having to rebuy the books, even at a discounted rate, just to provide my characters a better interface to build their PC’s is likely out of the question for myself and the other DM’s I know.

On the flip side, I would 100% be willing to pay a subscription fee to have a better character builder (yours!) that provides all the options that are already freely available to look at on your website. Seems strange that the plan is to be able to look at all the classes/feats/ancestries, but you are unable to use 90% of them in the character builder unless you buy the books.

That being said, I really hope you guys continue to develop the website, because as I said, it’s the best looking PF2E site bar none! I love the character builder so far and can’t wait to see what you guys do with it in the future! Thanks for listening to my rant! <3

Hey! Is there an estimate on where it may be released to public? Later this year, next year, anything? Thank you!

While we typically don’t share dates for in-progress development, I can confirm that the public Open Beta target is the first half of this year - so a few months, definitely not many months or years.


For those of us who were late to finding out about the nexus, are invites still going out for the character builder. Found your site told my group and subbed up straight away, so would be awesome to hear there are still waves coming out

I can confirm there will be more waves of invites going out. The next one is likely to happen this week.

Keep in mind at this stage when and who gets into the waves is kept behind the scenes based on what we’re looking to test and our bandwidth to parse feedback - basically disclaiming that we can’t guarantee someone is in a wave at a particular time.

If you are a Demiplane Member as you’ve mentioned or have made purchases to support us in Early Access, that certainly gets the priority though, so it’s a good chance you’ll get in soon.


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I am trying to sign up for the Alpha, but the link to do so immediately sends me to Pathfinder 2e Nexus - Digital TTRPG Toolset instead of the alpha sign up page. Is this a problem with my browser, or is signing up for the alpha closed now?

What is the link you’re using to try and access the sign-up sheet? Sign ups should still be open.

I’m getting the same thing - when I go to the main Pathfinder Nexus page and click the link the link below it just takes me back to the same page.

sign up to enter the Closed Alpha

In the devtools console I’m seeing a few of these errors:
Failed to load resource: the server responded with a status of 401 ()
Uncaught Error: Minified React error #418; visit for the full message or use the non-minified dev environment for full errors and additional helpful warnings.

Thanks for the heads up - something isn’t redirecting properly.

It should be:

That might get you there in the meanwhile, but we’ll take a look and get it resolved if not!

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It’s working now, thanks!!

Hey all, I am enjoying the app. I wanted to report a couple things and gain clarification on another.

  1. I can’t see the bottom of the page for the choices in the character creator. There is the scroll feature on the side of the box, but whatever the bottom option is that it presents always extends past the save changes option into the bottom of the screen. This means I can usually see the title of the last option ant the blue top of the select button (though not the word select) and none of the description on the choice. This further has me concerned because if there are options to look through different pages of options as I suspect since my current list of general feats ends at the first level feat of Battle Medicine (it is listing the 2nd level feats first) and as it appears to go by alphabet within the feat level I am assuming that it is not letting me access subsequent pages to see later level one feats such as toughness. In case it matters I am on a computer with windows 11 and am using chrome.

  2. Ancestry I am playing a human half orc. I am not getting to see any orc ancestry feats and even at level 3 the ancestral paragon feat is not available.

  3. The filter options for feats does not appear to work. I attempted to just see level 1 feats to hopefully see more. It still kept 2nd level feats listed first.

  4. I see feats I do not meet the requirements for. Is this supposed to be the function of the Ignore requirements button? Or will that button allow us to accept feats regardless of our meeting the prerequisites?

Lastly for clarification. I sent in the request for my gaming group to have access to the alpha with me as we were told to. The request was sent in 2 weeks ago. I understand that they may be put under a later admission, but none of us have received any word even about processing the consideration. Should we have received an email or anything. Is not is their anyway to at least confirm that my request went through?

Again love what I see and even in the areas that are being refined I see the potential. Thank you all for what you are doing.

Hi calnar, thanks for the feedback. I think I can help.

It sounds like you are encountering our tablet view in your browser which is an issue we’re working on. Basically, the app believes your screen is a different size than it is, and so you aren’t seeing the right view. We are trying to fix this.

For your other reports regarding feats, that is a known issue and something that is still in development. Once we can work through feats fully, all of those issues will be resolved.

For your clarification, I’m going to double check, but I don’t think we have a form submission confirmation email set for that form. I will confirm and get back to you though. :slight_smile:

Following up: Your group should have received an email confirmation when you submitted the form. If they didn’t, it’s possible that the email got caught in their spam filters, or perhaps there was a typo when you submitted the form. If they didn’t receive the email, you may consider filling the form out again to see if perhaps your submission didn’t go through last time. :slight_smile:

I am so excited for this tool to be released, i transfered from D&D 5e and am way to used to DDB, having this be closer and closer to the open public every day is so exciting. I can’t wait to become a memeber when it goes live so i can learn this new system in the best way possible, through practice. Keep up the good work team! <3

Let me start by saying that I love this! I’m excited to move forward with Pathfinder, and with The Nexus.

I just wanted to know when the waves are getting their emails. I’ve been a member for about a month now and just wanted to know how long I can expect to wait until I get the email from y’all to jump into this Alpha.

Closed Alpha invites don’t go out on a schedule. More waves will go out in the coming months, but the timing for that will likely be primarily influenced by our development roadmap. As we hit big milestones, we’ll probably be looking to send out more invites to get fresh eyes on the tools.

If you watch Adam’s Dev Updates on Tuesday mornings (9am Pacific at Twitch), he tends to share loose timelines for things, and that could include the timeline for future waves of invites. :slight_smile:

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I wish I was more optimistic, but despite owning the full hard back and the pdf through the main site 2nd then I’m dlspped in the face with is locked classes telling me to go buy the core rules “again”. When will digital sale double and triple dipping madness stop!? It’s the same ridiculous beyond money grab.
The first thing was iOS phone usability needs some work. Overlays are scaling incorrectly (button and toggled off different screen edged) and leveling can’t be completed due to big black o key covering the first bunch of levels. I’m sure this improve.

Thank you for the feedback.

We haven’t done much yet in the way of optimizing the builder for mobile and tablet screen sizes, but it is on the roadmap. In the meantime, we recommend using your browser on desktop. :slight_smile:

So happy to hear about homebrew support. Been diving a little into Pathfinder Infinite and BattleZoo and there is some really cool stuff out there from 3rd parties! Definitely understand the builder will take time though.