As with most Starfinder releases, there's a little bit of something for everyone inside Near Space, their upcoming book. GMs will have guides for new planets and regions of space. Players will have new character options. It's some of these options that we get a look at here in this article as Paizo builds a new character sporting some of those spiffy, new options.
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Starfinder Near Space releases this month, and to show off some of the new character options available in the book, we present Sheevak Smoke-Eater, an NPC antagonist and rival that you can use in your Starfinder campaigns. Among his many abilities, Sheevak utilizes an alternate vesk racial trait and the battle leader archetype, in addition to a new weapon in the form of the doshakari, all from Near Space. While NPCs don’t normally use themes, we’ve given Sheevak the stormrunner theme to give you a sneak peek at one of the new themes from the book as well. In addition, we offer a brief look at Sheevak’s current base of operations, the gas giant Ulthel, which is fully detailed in Near Space.