Archives of Nethys

Pathfinder | Starfinder

3/18/18 5:49 PM PST

The Vehicles section is now live, complete with the (Terrestrial) Vehicles section from the Core book (I added the clarifier as I’m considering Starships a vehicle too). Starships aren’t up quite yet I’m afraid, but they’re coming next. You will also find that there is a lot more rules content being added then ever before, seen here in the Vehicle rules section.

Also, thanks to everyone who’s reached out to be so far about aiding with a search engine! I have enough conversations going now that I think we’ll get something arranged, and hopefully a new and improved search will be coming soon!

3/10/18 9:49 PM PST

Hi everyone - I’ve wanted to improve on the Search engine for the Archives for quite some time, and have decided that it may be time to reach out for some aid. As I’ve said in the past, I’m a self-learner when it comes to all things web design and programming and the murky waters of Search Indexing are very deep indeed.

If you are a web developer and think you have what it takes to put together a useful search for the Archives (would need to be proficient in and SQL database structure) then please, send me an email! You can reach me at - let me know your background (especially experience related to search engines) and rate/cost. We can go over more about what I’m looking for then.

Thanks for reading!

3/5/18 6:45 PM PST

Normally I make these announcements when I have new books up - in this case, I’m making an announcement as I’ve finally finished work on the Equipment section of the Starchives!

I’ve gone through and completely re-coded the way that the site indexes/sorts the various pieces of information in Equipment, and hopefully you find that everything in this section is much easier to navigate as a result. Some of the new features include:
  • Most (if not all) of the main tables in this section can be sorted by clicking on the column header
  • Individual mechanics have a hyperlink on their names which will link back to that specific mechanic - great way to show a rule to someone without making them look through a list (This is something the PF side has in certain areas; with SF, I’ve made that one of the goals for every aspect of the site to have; In addition, linking a mechanic that’s part of a group will return all members of that group, but always sort them so that the specific member you linked is at the top)
  • There are a lot more hyperlinks within the tables/text than on PF - best example in this section is the Weapons area, where the Critical Hit and Special Property effects all have hyperlinks to the information on each
  • More "Rules" in general than the PF side has - I aim to replicate all rules-relevant portions of the RPG line to the site by the time I’m finished.
As always, if you find any bugs, send me an email ( to let me know. Thanks for checking out the site, and I hope you continue to enjoy the Archives of Nethys!

Coming up Next (in order of priority)

Vehicles (Terrestrial & Starship)
Source Page update
New Search engine
Alien Archive and remaining books

Announcement Threads


2/13/18 10:37 PM PST

Some bugs fixed, some font changed, and to cap it off for the night, Archetypes are online! Each Class has a new link for available Archetypes in their submenu.

2/13/18 7:25 PM PST

Pushed up a new update to the Spells area which should allow everyone to see loading times vastly reduced on that portion of my site. I’ve well been aware of the long loading times for class areas on the Pathfinder side of Spells. For comparison, the Wizard area on the Pathfinder side can take 20-30 seconds* to load, which is atrocious. The Technomancer and Mystic pages, however, now load in 1-3 seconds*.

Granted, Pathfinder has a lot more data, but when I bring these changes over to the PRD I hope it reduces those painful load times down to the 5 or less second range. For the curious, individual spells on both sides of the fence are already good, at ~1 second*, it’s the class sections for Spells I’ve been focused on improving.

*Speeds may vary depending on your ISP