I know we don't usually talk about Humble Bundles, since it's a 3rd-party thing and we stay away from those. But considering that COVID-19 is affecting everyone right now, we'll make an exception. This bundle is raising money to help stop the disease.
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.
I know for a fact that you can still play your RPGs while practicing social distancing. I played just this past weekend, for example, while nobody was in the same apartment as me. And since you can still get pdfs without having to worry about shipping woes. So, Paizo's got their Spring Social event going on where you can save on their products over in their webshop.
Like every company, Paizo's been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. They've posted an update about how things are going over there. Long story short: no physical shipments for 2 weeks, PaizoCon for this year is cancelled, you can still get pdf purchases right away so you can game while you're at home.
Near Space for Starfinder gives players a detailed look at a fairly dense region of space where hundreds of different worlds lie. If you'd like to get an inside look at what's inside the book (it's in inside-ception!), you can check out this article. It gives you a chapter breakdown of what's coming in the book.
While players may want to steer clear of too many articles about different adventure paths for Starfinder, GMs should very much head on in to see what's going on. You want to make sure it's the adventure path that's right for your game, right? Of course! So, in this article, Paizo's delving into The Chimera Mystery, part of the Threefold Conspiracy adventure path.
Starfinder is getting a new book this month in the form of Near Space. As with most Starfinder books, there's a whole wealth of information for both players and GMs. In this preview, we get a look at the Veskarium plenetary system. They could easily be antagonists for an entire campaign. So, having some insight into their core system would definitely be beneficial.
Many people claim to have seen or even been abducted by aliens. Many times, the description of the creatures that they encounters are Greys. In Starfinder, these Greys also exist and they're part of the group The Unseen. Not much is known about them (for obvious reasons), but Paizo's taking a look into them, hopefully to spread more information about just what these creatures are up to.
Planet Building By A Crowd. A while ago, Paizo wanted to work with the community using its Deck of Many Worlds to create a new planet for Starfinder, giving it a full write-up when done. Well, it's done and the write-up is here. Now, you can take your adventurers to Neidr Nine for a swim.
A mystery is afoot! It can be tough to include a mystery in your RPGs, owing to the freewheeling nature of what parties tend to get into. But Paizo's here to help with their Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path for Starfinder. The first part, The Chimera Mystery, is due out soon. In this article, Paizo looks at running mysteries in campaigns.
Paizo has their new Alien Archive 3 book coming out. In order to make sure you get the most of it right away, they've posted an encounter that you can drop into your Starfinder games. Go check out Goo Goo Muck... I mean, Giggles in the Muck.
Using the Deck of Many Worlds, GMs can quickly and easily create their own planets for use in Starfinder games. Now, Paizo is looking to see what you are coming up with. They've got a contest going where GMs can create a design for a world and possibly have it written up officially by the Starfinder team. Will your world get chosen?
When you're the GM, you're responsible for everything in the game that isn't the PCs. That can be a lot of work. When you're playing Starfinder, that means you're in charge of an entire universe. And when those PCs go planet-hopping, it can be difficult to come up with an entirely unique world at the drop of a hat. That's where the Deck of Many Worlds comes in. It's designed for GMs to create worlds with just a quick card shuffle. Have yourselves a look.
Now, playing Starfinder can be as easy as simply asking Alexa to start a game for you. No need for grabbing the group together. You can just talk to your house and it'll begin. Paizo has released this entirely new way to play. And it's not just a start with no continue planned. There'll be more coming in January.
Though the nights are getting long and cold, that's not stopped the Paizo goblins from continuing their work. They're showing off this month's releases for Pathfinder and Starfinder. There's some new adventures. There's a pocket monster guide (a Pokemon guide, if you will). There's some new maps. It's a bit of everything to check out.
Next week, the next set of official Starfinder miniatures will be coming from Archon Studio. If you're looking to get some starfaring miniatures, you can go get your pre-orders in now.
Next week, you'll be able to start playing Starfinder by simply stating your intention to do so, even if you're all alone in your home. No, you won't be going crazy, you'll be playing Starfinder on your Amazon Alexa. Yes, the popular sci-fi RPG is going to be available on the smart home device and all you'll have to do is say, "Alexa, play Starfinder!" to get going.
We're about 2/3 of the way through November. A lot of holidays are coming up, and there'll be plenty of new Starfinder and Pathfinder releases available for players to get as presents. Paizo's latest releases are now available. You can pick up some maps, some adventures, and the Starfinder Character Operations Manual.
Having options for your character is what every player in an RPG wants. That's exactly what Starfinder players are getting with the Character Operations Manual. New classes, new options for existing classes, new feats, new spells, new equipment, new roles for starship combat. It's got a bit of everything. This isn't one to miss.
Wake up. Grab your brush, put a little makeup. It's the things we take for granted for our RP characters. They're not -always- adventuring, swinging swords or shooting blasters. There's downtime, too. In this article for the upcoming Character Operations Manual for Starfinder, Paizo takes a look at new downtime systems to make them more interesting than just "time passes."
The Character Operations Manual coming soon for Starfinder has, as one would expect, a bunch of new options for characters in the game. A major aspect of any character is their Class. Well, the Manual has several new ones for players to pick. Have yourself a look at a preview of these new options.
I'm human. You're human. We're all human. And each of us is different. However, when it comes to races in RPGs, they tend to boil down entire races and species into a single set of traits you put on your character. Well, Paizo knows that that's not the best and is giving players more racial options for the different core races from the Starfinder book in the upcoming Character Operations Manual. In this preview, we get a look at just what some of those options will look like.
Paizo's filling up your trick or treat bags early this month. You can head over to your LGS and get yourself new releases for Pathfinder, Pathfinder Battles, and Starfinder now. Need some new terrain? They've got it. New character options for your Pathfinder character? You bet. New Starfinder adventure? Sure, why not? Some new minis to represent your fiends and foes? Check.
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.