Today, I’ll be skimming over my Starfinder copy and giving an octopus-with-a-hanglider-eye-view of it for those interested. (I’ve had the PDF for about a week, and the hardcopy arrived today.)
System ID: Thornweave Psi
Stellar Type: Red M-class dwarf star
Orbital Debris: 1 asteroid belt, wreckage field “Battle of the Thorn”, Oort cloud
Today introduces a companion feature to the Atlas of Worlds and the Gatecrasher’s Almanac – the Celestial Codex is a feature primarily intended for Starfinder and related softer sci-fi games out there, a record of systems for intrepid crews to venture into.
System ID: ACHERON DELTA
Stellar Type: Orange K-class star
Orbital Debris: 2 asteroid belts, Kuiper zone, Oort cloud
Today, having been reading The Atrocity Archives and having my newly-acquired PDF of Starfinder sitting on my hard drive, I’m going to describe what might potentially be the most terrifying creature possible in a sci-fi setting. Credit to Charlie Stross for the basic idea.
Today, I’m going to talk about Starfinder – not because I have any more insight than anyone else, but because I want to talk about what I hope. It’s heroic fantasy space opera, of course I’m interested in it – not so much the setting, but the hope for a swashbuckling-capable sci-fi setting that isn’t burdened by the weight of things that choke a lot of other systems that have tried to do this.
I didn’t get to attend GenCon this year – or any year other than the one after I won the only Neoncon Iron GM competition – but like most of us I’ve heard plenty about what was done over there and what was announced. I’ll poke at a few highlights today, since the thing I really want to talk about is something I don’t know much about yet.
Paizo has announced a new game line, based off their Pathfinder properties – a science fantasy line they’ve dubbed Starfinder. For those of us who backed the Aethera setting on Kickstarter, this came with the news that the people working on it will apparently be involved with Starfinder as well, although so far we’ve been promised that the new product line won’t interfere with the Kickstarted products. So today I’ll look at what I have knowledge of, and indulge in a bit of speculation.