Only Your Fellow Players Can Hear You Scream in Space
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
With the Gen Con launch behind us, it's time to start jumping into our monthly scenario previews. I'm exceptionally excited to talk about Starfinder Society #1-04: Cries from the Drift. This is a scenario I think a lot of people (especially Exo-Guardians) will be talking about, as it includes several plot points we've only hinted at in our initial scenarios.
Cries from the Drift tasks the PCs with investigating a distress beacon recently sold to the Starfinder Society by a salvaging barge—a starship the PCs possibly encountered in one of our launch scenarios. The beacon, and the ship it belongs to, has special importance to the Exo-Guardians faction. Specifically, it has ties to the lost Exo-Guardian base of operations.
Here's a quick look at the tags that accompany this scenario:
When planning our season scope, I knew that this scenario needed to include the above tags. When it came time to outlining the scenario, the more I fit the pieces together, the more I knew that the scenario would heavily involve a theme I have a particular love for: horror. Paizo's newest developer, Joe Pasini, did a fantastic job of putting together a terrifying starship for the PCs to explore. Along with that, he also adhered to my vehement request that we include Zigvigix and maintain the shirren faction leader's eternal optimism in the face of... well... awful and terrible things. And while Zigvigix does put on a good face during this scenario, I want to let people know that the storylines we are exploring include some pretty grim and dark (grimdark even) revelations for some our NPCs and factions.
Oh, before I go. I realized there's an unofficial tag I forgot to associate with this scenario. Since it's unofficial, I'm going to put it behind a spoiler tag.
Advances the ongoing 'Strawberry Machine Cake' metaplot
I look forward to seeing everyone's reactions to Cries from the Drift, as well as any overall thoughts on our ongoing stories for the factions and Society. Come back next month, when we preview our next scenario Starfinder Society #1-05: The First Mandate, which combines faction missions for the Acquisitives and Second Seeker (Luwazi Elsebo), as well as being the first of our "Scoured Stars" major storyline adventures!
I love the Strawberry Machine Cake stuff that you've thrown in so far. It's always fun when you can throw in pop culture references--especially if they're vague, so everyone wonders what you really mean by them.