Tech Workshop Starfinder is the official game for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game. The first thing you’ll notice about Starfinder is that it looks different. It uses a hex-based system, and its layouts are much more modern than past editions of Pathfinder. The game includes an impressive collection of new races, alternate class options, and iconic spaceships from the outer reaches of space to the depths of the Negative Energy Plane. Starfinder assumes that you have some familiarity with previous editions of Pathfinder or 5e. If you’ve played any other version of either game, you’ll be right at home with Starfinder. This guide will give you everything you need to know about running a Starfinder campaign in your home gaming group.
What is Starfinder?
In Starfinder, a team of explorers journey to the distant corners of the galaxy in search of new life and new civilizations. They will endure deadly perils and struggle to survive among a galaxy of wonders. The primary focus of Starfinder is exploration. The game is based around the expeditions of the Starfinders, a group of humans who set out in the hopes of earning fame and fortune by exploring the reaches of the galaxy. If you’ve played any version of Pathfinder or D&D, you already know that these systems are home to some truly amazing stories. The beauty of the Pathfinder system is that it allows you to be as traditional as you want to be. You can use the game to tell a story where the characters are fighting monsters and performing quests. But you can also use Pathfinder to tell the stories of exploration, scientific discovery, and diplomatic missions. The system allows you to tell the stories that interest you most, which you can then use to inspire your gaming group.
How Does Starfinder Work?
Pathfinder and other versions of D&D are based around a core set of rules. These rules include information such as how to resolve a fight, how to handle movement, and so on. These rules are very general, and they can be very inconsistent. Starfinder is based around a core set of rules called the Core Rules. In addition to the Core Rules, though, the game includes a rulebook that details the way of life of the Starfinders. As a player, you can use the Core Rules. But you can also use the Expanded Rules, which detail how to handle the daily life of the Starfinders. The rules in the Expanded Rules can then be mixed with the Core Rules as you see fit.
Starfinder Character Creation
In Starfinder, characters are created from a collection of races and archetypes. The races include humans, asari, and elan. Each race has a few different subraces that offer special abilities. There are also a couple of nonhuman races, including an aasimar, a catfolk, a samsarai, and a shaodao. The archetypes in Starfinder include the alchemist, arcane arcanist, arcane trickster, gunslinger, Investigator, psychic, and vigilante. These archetypes are designed to work well together. You can use any of them as a base to build your character. The archetypes also offer powerful abilities that can be used by non-archetype characters.
A bestiary is a book that includes a list of monsters, which can be used when creating a solo adventure, or in a group scenario. A bestiary isn’t a core rulebook and can be found in the back of a GM’s guide.
Sigils and Spells in Starfinder
Sigils are magical tattoos that grant you powers. Sigils can be found in a bestiary, or you can make your own. The powers from a sigil can be applied to a skill check, an attack roll, or a saving throw. Spells in Starfinder are more powerful than in other games. They can be found in a spellbook or in a spell reference. Many spells are presented in a list, while others are presented as charts.
In this guide, you learned everything you need to know about running a Starfinder campaign. If you’re ready to dive into a campaign, you’ll want to pick up a copy of the Starfinder Core Rules. You can also learn more about Starfinder through the official website, which contains information such as an overview of the setting and a list of resources for newcomers.