Alien Archive 3 for Starfinder gives GMs a bunch of new alien species to toss at players. But, more than that, it also gives you a way to create your own new alien species. In this article, Aaron Shanks, the designer of the creature companion system, talks about the process behind how the system was made and implemented in the book.
It's always interesting to see who's working on the games we love. Over at Paizo, they've got quite a team working on products like Pathfinder and Starfinder. And there's been a lot of moving and shaking going on, with new hires and promotions happening all around. Go take a look at who's gone where and what they're working on now.
Paizo has a pretty busy October planned, from the looks of the update they just posted. If you're wanting to know what's going on with the continued rollout for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Starfinder and the Starfinder Society, and what events that the company will be attending this month, you'll definitely want to check out this post.
We're about 2/3 of the way through September. This month has been going by quickly. Seems like a good time to be showing off some releases. Paizo has posted up theirs, with a whole batch of products for both Pathfinder and Starfinder. From new books, to a new critical deck, to new maps. Have a look.
Why do game designers make the decisions they do? What draws them to create the way they create? That's what a lot of gamers want to know. In the upcoming Alien Archive 3 for Starfinder, there's a lot of different races coming to the game, and Paizo's posted up a Design Diary article with the designers so they can talk about where they got their inspiration for making the aliens they did.
Space is big. Really big. You may think it's a long way down to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts compared to space. And with all that space, there are plenty of alien species inhabiting the various planets, moons, and asteroids. You get a whole bunch more of them for your Starfinder games in Alien Archive 3. In this article, we get a look at some of them, including new playable races.
Paizo has announced that they're teaming up with Archon Studios to create their Masterclass Starfinder miniatures. This includes changing over from resin to plastic. Also, those that backed the Starfinder Kicktarter from Ninja Division, backers will be getting the figures again in plastic (those that had received figures already).
Roll20 lets you play RPGs with anyone anywhere (as long as they have internet, anyway). Want to game with your friend on another continent? You can do it. Or someone just sick at home and still wants to play? You can get them involved. And if you're playing Starfinder over there, there's the start of a new adventure path available. It's The Reach of the Empire, and it's available now.
August is not all that far away. With it will come Gen Con and some new releases from Paizo. ... *looks at the number of releases* Ok, so "some" might be an understatement. There's going to be a deluge of releases. But then, it will be the release of the new Pathfinder edition. So there's that. Have yourself a look-see.
Iron GM Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Grimmerspace, their new sci-fi/horror RPG setting that utilizes the Starfinder rules set. As you can tell from the name, Grimmerspace is not a nice, friendly, shiny sci-fi setting. It's a lot more dark, dirty, and dangerous. And, I mean, it was co-developed by Sean Astin. Yes, that Sean Astin (You know... Sam from Lord of the Rings).
The Starfinder Beginner's Box is coming soon. There's a lot to put into a little package, and the folks at Paizo had to figure out what to leave in and what to cut out. In this article, they talk about some of those decisions and how they came about figuring out what could stay and what should go.
WizKids and Paizo have had a good relationship so far, and it's only getting better. They've entered into an agreement to make Starfinder miniatures now. I, for one, look forward to more reasonably priced sci-fi minis of all types for my tabletop.
Grimmerspace is the new horror sci-fi setting that's compatible with the Starfinder RPG system. Iron GM Games has released the first adventure for it. It's called Abattoir 8 and it's not about being a hero, it's about making it out in as few pieces as possible (preferrably one). This new adventure is free to download for a short period of time. Get your copy now.
We were all new to our games at one point or another. So, it's good to have products designed to get new gamers up and going quickly and easily with your game systems. For Starfinder, Paizo is doing that with their new beginner box. You can order yours now.
Back to Monday again. I mean, I'm not thrilled with it. But it's just one of those things that happens, y'know? And, with that, we're also into a new month. The first quarter of the year's over with. Time for spring to really get into full swing. I know the pollen outside is reminding people of that... So, while everything outside gets coated in green/gold powder, let's stay inside and make your gaming tables look good.
Today in the Terrain Corner we have: Paizo Announces Starfinder Map, John Carter of Mars: Ruins of Korad Tile Set PDF Available From Modiphius, and New Medieval Lost Burg MDF Terrain From Pwork Wargame.
Rolling a 1 in a game is bad. You missed your attack, which could've been absolutely vital. But what if it was even worse than that? Paizo has their Starfinder Critical Fumble Deck where players can draw a card from the deck and see what sort of horrible things also happened to them when they slipped on that banana peel.
It's always nice to have some pre-made adventures hanging around so you can easily drop them into your games. For those that play Starfinder, you've got the Starfinder Soceity, with all its linked adventures for the different campaigns. Paizo's posted up March's entries, so you can head out into the stars now.
Biology. Phsyics. Chemistry. There might be a lot of terrifying things out in the depths of space, but they all abide by these laws. But what happens when magic is introduced, for the first time ever, into the universe? That's what you'll have to find out in Grimmerspace, a new horror sci-fi setting for Starfinder coming from Iron GM Games, with distribution partner Modiphius. The game is coming to Kickstarter in May.
All things must come to an end. That is what we know, and that includes adventure paths. In this instance, it's the Adventure Path #12, Signal of Screams, for Starfinder. It's third installment, Heart of Night is available now. How does this adventure wrap up? You'll have to pick it up and play through to find out.
I'm looking to collect together a Starfinder game in the near future. While I hope to have it be all local players, if it comes to playing online, Roll20 is there. And adding to it, they've released the Alien Archive on the digital service, letting me bring in a lot more options to my game.
One thing about Pathfinder and Starfinder is that Paizo posts the open source Reference Document online so anyone can check out the rules as well as fiddle with them and create their own bits for it. Paizo has announced that they're teaming up with Archives of Nethys who will now take over official curation of the documents.
A new version of Munchkin will soon be unleashed on the populace. This time, the tropes and antics will come from Paizo's Starfinder RPG. The game was originally funded via Kickstarter, and so the box will include various extras unlocked therein. Pre-orders are being taken now.
You gotta start somewhere. Everything was new to you once. Every game was once your first game with that system. Being sometimes big, complex things, it can help to have products that are specifically designed for new players. RPGs can definitely be complex, and Paizo is looking to make sure that new players for Starfinder get going easily. As such, they've announced the new Starfinder Beginners Box.