How Do I…Rest? (SFRPG)
This installment of the PWYW-series of rules-explanations clocks is for Starfinder and clocks in at 7 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial/ToC, 1 page SRD, 1 page back cover, leaving us with 3 pages of content. The pdf comes with a second version optimized for e-readers, which clocks in at 12 pages and is presented in a landscape layout. Content-wise, the two versions are identical.
So, resting in SFRPG is more complex than it was previously, so I found myself somewhat surprised that the rules pertaining rests never were truly collated in one place in the SFRPG-core rules. This pdf remedies that oversight.
First of all: A character does not necessarily have to be asleep to rest, but the precise restrictions are presented. 10-minute rests and how they work, as well as the means to mitigate the exhausted condition to fatigued via a 1-hour rest, are noted.
The pdf then concisely lists the differences between a full night’s rest and a full day’s rest. How and what constitutes interruptions, the interaction with rings of sustenance…and the limit of “full night’s rest” in a universe where a night may be rather brief or agonizingly long, are presented and acknowledged – in short, only one 8-hour rest per 24-hour period. Medicine’s long-term treatment is also noted in this context.
The pdf then concludes with noting effects that are not necessarily healed by resting, or unaffected entirely.
Editing and formatting are top-notch, I noticed no hiccups. Layout adheres to a printer-friendly 2-column b/w-standard and the pdf has no artworks. The pdf comes fully bookmarked, in spite of its brevity – kudos!
Michael McCarthy’s summary of resting mechanics is handy to have and should prevent some book-flipping. What more can you ask from such a humble little game-aid pdf, particularly from one that comes as PWYW? This is very much worth leaving a tip for and makes playing more smooth. No complaints. 5 stars + seal of approval.
You can get this handy pdf here on OBS for PWYW!