I'm the first to admit that when I first read the Starfinder Core Rulebook, I quirked an eyebrow at some of the environmental protections armor offers. Coming from other RPGs, it was clear that Starfinder had a different concept of what environmental hazards should challenge PCs. When it came time to outline Starfinder Society #1-08: Sanctuary of Drowned Delight, I discovered that Starfinder armor provided a plethora of opportunities for adventuring in environments often reserved for higher-level play in other games. So, despite being a Tier 3-6 scenario, this month's scenario is going underwater!
With this scenario, the PCs travel to a mostly unexplored oceanic world in the Vast. The Starfinder Society once set-up a forward outpost on the world, only to hastily abandon it shortly after the complex came online. Now, the planet is the only known source of a rare mineral required to repair the Society's most storied starship, the Master of Stars. It's up to the PCs to visit the planet and reclaim the sunken lodge. Of course, things aren't always as easy (or difficult) as they appear, and the lodge has some new occupants...
Kate Baker makes her debut as an author for Organized Play with Sanctuary of Drowned Delight. Once I assigned the outline, Kate went to work at creating some truly unique creatures. The term "psychedelic walruses" soon became a common term when discussing this scenario. In fact, you can see one of these creatures (who prefer to be called morlamaws) in this blog post's attached art preview. The morlamaws are an entirely new species debuting in this scenario—one of the cool avenues we can explore in Starfinder Society is the introduction of new species to the setting. I suspect players are going to enjoy the morlamaws quite a bit, if only because alien space walruses are pretty rad. I'm sure players will also enjoy morlamaws for other reasons... but you'll need to play this scenario to find out!
This scenario uses the Faction (Wayfinders) scenario tag.
While I'm still in the flurry of outlining summer scenarios, there's a lot of upcoming content to get excited for. Next month sees the hotly anticipated release of Starfinder Society #1-09: Live Exploration Extreme! by Organized Play's own, John Compton. Following that, we have the start of our two scenarios per month rollout, with Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Scenario #1-10: The Half-Alive Streets and Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Scenario #1-11: In Pursuit of the Scoured Past. There's a whole lot of Starfinder Society coming up, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled on this blog for more updates!
See you soon!
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