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The Free Archetype Variant in Play

Source Starfinder Enhanced pg. 185
Free-archetype characters are a bit more powerful than regular characters, as they have access to more versatile abilities, but this is unlikely to unbalance the game. These additional options might be overwhelming to newer players, so a GM might want to consider limiting the use of regular archetypes when using this variant, so as not to introduce more complexity.
If a character retrains skill ranks or feats using the retrain downtime activity and no longer meets the prerequisites for a free archetype, the character loses access to all of that archetype’s abilities until they meet the prerequisites once again.