I'm currently playtesting the new Pathfinder 2e rules and preparing for the second adventure of Doomsday Dawn.
Exploration rules in that adventure are specifically important, since a big part is tracking the time the adventurers take to complete their mission.
I'm clear on the following rules (page references belong to the Pathfinder Playtest Rulebook):
- Character travel distance (p.316, 317)
- Hourly travel distance depends on the character base speed (i.e. a character with 30' base movement will travel 3 miles if terrain has no impediments).
- Daily travel distance assumes characters travel 8 hours a day.
- Resting rules (p. 332):
- Characters must rest once every 24 hours period. If a character goes for more than 16 hours without going to sleep, he will be fatigued.
- A character needs a night's sleep to remove the fatigued condition (8 hours of sleep).
- The time a party spends resting when they're at watch chores increases based on how few characters are taking turns to watch.
- The fatigued condition (p. 322) imposes the hampered 5 condition and cumulative penalties for each action the character performs every round. Penalties reset at the start of the character's turn.
So my questions are: what prevents a party of, say, four characters from travelling up to 13 hours a day, then rest for 10 hours and 40 minutes, and keep traveling at the same pace? Is there any mechanic I'm missing? Which one?
From a roleplaying perspective I understand this wouldn't be feasible: a party would have to make camp, wash themselves, feed themselves and their animals... But I cannot find anything in the rules that measures that, and I would like confirmation about that being part of the GM's playbook to do as he sees fit.
What I'm really missing are some rules related to fatigue and forced march. For example, in Pathfinder 1e you would have to make Fortitude saves in order to keep travelling for longer than 8 hours or take non-lethal damage and become fatigued. Might I be missing them somehow?
Thanks in advance for your feedback. May your dice roll true!