Though on the stacking question...
Mecha Natural AC is formatted as an untyped bonus. If a pilot has a class feature supplying natural AC, does that give the mecha base nat AC which gets further boosted?
Eeerrr, it's called Nat(ural) Armor because it is literally Natural Armor, says so in the intro and everything. If that formatting is not good enough, please suggest a better wording.
Mecha weapons count as doing [Force] damage except where DR comes up, but do they count as Magical for bypassing DR/Magic?
No unless you have Arcane Arsenal or something else to make them magic.
Infiltrator Einst Queen can grant a maneuver or Stance to a Drone it spawns. Einst ACF for Ship Captain lets their drone merge with their Battleship. With myself also being Integrated with the Battleship, could a Stance known by the Drone and a Stance known by myself be active simultaneously and be benefiting both/all of us?
Also, Drones auto die if critted, I read that right, right? Would a Drone that was merged with a Battleship that got critted also die and thus no longer be merged with the ship? If so, how would that interact with how crits usually work with damage going through to the pilot if the crit is kind of being taken by the Drone in that instance? Or would it be possible to choose whether the fused Drone takes the crit or you do so as to save the Drone and keep it fused?
I'll answer all of that by clarifying that besides instinct/Queen's Will, the drone battleship counts as a battleship and not as a drone.
I'll do Arcane and Divine pilots next.
Arcane Pilot and Divine Pilot
Super vs Real dichotomy, fair enough.
Divine Pilot needs Sense Motive on the skills list.
I'm not going to go through the spells lists. I barely ever play casters (remember how I never used spells when playing Jeremy 2.0 in the Nintendo game?) and since they both get bonus spells anything missing can be grabbed. Divine Pilot gets a hell of a lot more extra spells though.
True, but divine spells usually aren't as versatile, so the arcane pilot should be able to do as much with less picks.
I feel like if the Arcane Pilot is going to (potentially) have a lot of familiars in combat pods then they might want to have a pass on familiar death XP penalties.
Good point, added clause that they'll only take penalties if all the familiars die and the penalty will be the same as if a single one had died, plus 24 hour free ritual to bring dead ones back to life as long as one remains.
I think all of the custom spells are okay.
Well that was quicker than expected. I'll just go down the list alphabetically now, otherwise I'll probably lose track of what I've done.
Yay, a crazy complicated one.....
I feel like you care about this one more because it has pretty formatting. And the skills are in alphabetical order!
Trivia time, although the Einst Queen draws inspiration from many space bugs sources, the main one was the webcomic Knight Run
(class pic source too) which I really, really liked despite averagish art, so yeah this one holds a special place in my heart and it goes to show your review skills that you noticed it.
I see that Swim isn't on the skill list. It isn't needed, but Queen's get all the other movement skills so I noticed it not being there (and Super Pilot's get Swim so I know you aren't against swim in principle). If you don't add it that's fine, I don't know if Queen's actually swim.
Recently saw Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet so swim now class skill.
Okay, drones get a bioframe and an instinct. No HD, that's interesting.
Saves quite a bit of trouble since HD come with a lot of strings attached.
I'm getting a pretty well reviewed vibe out of this one. Not that I'm complaining.
The Adaptive Queen's mutation Hunger should probably have the word permanent removed. The phrasing isn't bad, it just isn't actually "permanent" in my opinion. I can see an argument for leaving it in (permanent until removed). Do whatever, I won't complain.
You're right, removed.
The Aquatic mutation grants Drones the ability to breathe underwater. Do Drones breathe?
Good catch, they don't so removed that bit.
In Spore Spreader - trough should be through. This one popped out at me because that was the first misspelling in this post.
How does an Einst Queen/Ship Captain's Officers/Crew work? Also, togheter should be together in that multiclass spoiler.
Added "crewed by a mix of lesser einst, enslaved/delusioned/fanatic humanoids and hybrids."
Your multiclass math feels off.
"For determining Pilot level for other abilities, count full class level plus half the other levels for purposes of that class. So for example an Einst Queen 8/Ship Captain 4 would count as having PL 10 for other Einst Queen ability purposes and PL 6 for other Ship Captain ability purposes."
Should it be PL 8 for other Ship Captain ability purposes?
Ups, yes. Fixed too.
I take it Queen's Will is the only way to have a "party friendly" Queen? Oh look, Guardian instinct. I missed that on first read.
You can thank Raineh Daze for that one if I remember correctly.
Do Drones have to spend energy to fly like normal mecha? (I'm assuming yes.)
Yes, unless otherwise noticed they work like mechas.
Can a Queen absorb a drone or would it just eat the drone normally? I'm thinking of mecha vs. non-mecha scale switching (as a player where you won't have a billion drones).
Need to nom the drone.
Bioweapon minimum damage as small. Fair enough. I'm not an arsenal expert so I can't tell if the bioweapons are good, but given the great formatting I'll assume they've been looked at.
Does this means the bio-weapons by themselves look good, nothing that stands as too strong/weak compared to the other bio-weapons?
Thanks once more for your help!