Signal of Screams Adventure Path Announced!

Friday, March 30, 2018

Illustration by Pixoloid Studios

Early this year, we let you know that the Starfinder Adventure Path is going monthly starting in August, starting with the 3-volume campaign Against the Aeon Throne. While that Adventure Path is perfect for heroes who want to strike a solid blow against the sinister Azlanti Star Empire when they unlawfully annex a Pact Worlds colony, it will be over by November! We mentioned that we will be returning to the 6-volume Adventure Path format in February of 2019, but we have yet to say what's going on in between.

Well, witness as the shadows part to reveal terrible, twisted forms and soft clink of chains. I am so excited—rapturously so—to preach unto to you of the beautiful pain to be found within the Signal of Screams Adventure Path. It all begins when the heroes are treated to an all-expenses-paid vacation to New Elysium, a posh resort on a remote asteroid in the Diaspora. Things slowly begin to go awry, as all good things eventually do, and they will have to protect themselves and some of the other guests from a creeping madness infecting both the staff and the facility. Eventually, their adventures will take them to the Darkside of Verces and beyond as they struggle to overcome the architects of this affliction before it spreads to the rest of the Pact Worlds... and possibly into their souls!

Paizo's very own Chris Sims is writing the first adventure, "The Diaspora Strain," which is for 7th-level characters. That's right, your heroes can go straight from Against the Aeon Throne to Signal of Screams once they return to the Pact Worlds. After all, they deserve a bit of R&R after escaping from Azlanti space with their lives! This volume also includes a new system of corruption that will plague your heroes throughout the campaign written by yours truly, as well as advice for running horror campaigns in the Starfinder RPG written by Epidiah Ravachol, author of the incredibly popular indie RPG Dread.

It's going to be such a scream! From your players, of course.

Jason Keeley
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So this will be the first AP that starts PCs above 1st?


Dhampir984 wrote:
So this will be the first AP that starts PCs above 1st?

That's a good thing. :)

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Higher level means we get to make it all the more horrible!

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Nice, 7th level start. You have my curiosity.


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ooh! I can't wait! I wonder if this will be a trend and the next three parter will start with a even higher level start.


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That's a great announcement!


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awesome.

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Is this the first we've mentioned that Chris Sims is one of "Paizo's own" now?


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Shukkaro wrote:
ooh! I can't wait! I wonder if this will be a trend and the next three parter will start with a even higher level start.

Quite possibly! If Against the Aeon Throne goes from 1st to 7th, and this one goes from 7th to 15th, we could also end up with an AP that goes up to 20th.


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I like the idea of this in-between style of campaign, longer than a module but shorter than an AP. I hope returning to form next year doesn't mean we lose this format entirely.


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Yes! This sounds like some neat (cybernetic?) horror, and my players very much prefer higher/mid-levels play in Starfinder. I am excited.


Ooooooooo, horror AP set in a resort. Nice.


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Congratulations on the move to monthly AP installments, and 6 part!


Oh man, I love Epidiah! Excited to see that bit he's writing.

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Take my money and my sanity!


Chris Sims, the comic book writer and podcaster?

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GM Ultra Plus wrote:
Chris Sims, the comic book writer and podcaster?

Actually, ours is a different Chris Sims. Our Chris Sims is the game designer who used to work for Wizards of the Coast.

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GM Ultra Plus wrote:
Chris Sims, the comic book writer and podcaster?

No, I'm not that Chris Sims (the-isb.com) but this Chris Sims (chrisssims.wordpress.com).


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Horror sci-fi!?! Sign me up! :D


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Excellent!


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Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
Ooooooooo, horror AP set in a resort. Nice.

Fhloston Paradise!


Wait, which Chris is a witch?

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Calling it right now, Zon-Kuthon's minions are gonna be behind this. All this talk of chains and rapture from pain sounds pretty Hellraiser to me, and that's kind of Zon-Kuthon's THING.

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Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Calling it right now, Zon-Kuthon's minions are gonna be behind this. All this talk of chains and rapture from pain sounds pretty Hellraiser to me, and that's kind of Zon-Kuthon's THING.

You aren't exactly right, but you aren't WRONG either. Hehehe.

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Jason Keeley wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Calling it right now, Zon-Kuthon's minions are gonna be behind this. All this talk of chains and rapture from pain sounds pretty Hellraiser to me, and that's kind of Zon-Kuthon's THING.
You aren't exactly right, but you aren't WRONG either. Hehehe.

Oh? NOW I'm intrigued!


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Jason Keeley wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Calling it right now, Zon-Kuthon's minions are gonna be behind this. All this talk of chains and rapture from pain sounds pretty Hellraiser to me, and that's kind of Zon-Kuthon's THING.
You aren't exactly right, but you aren't WRONG either. Hehehe.

So, minions of the newly returned and newly Evil goddess, Shelyn?


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I'm 90 percent shure kytons are going to show up


Spacecaptain Pillbug Lebowski wrote:
Jason Keeley wrote:
Archpaladin Zousha wrote:
Calling it right now, Zon-Kuthon's minions are gonna be behind this. All this talk of chains and rapture from pain sounds pretty Hellraiser to me, and that's kind of Zon-Kuthon's THING.
You aren't exactly right, but you aren't WRONG either. Hehehe.
So, minions of the newly returned and newly Evil goddess, Shelyn?

By the gods, I hope not. I have a bet out that that would happen, and I actually want to lose it. Being right is boring.


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I love creepy sci-fi like Dark City and Event Horizon. And our game being science fantasy makes it even better.


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Only telepaths can hear you scream in space ...


Ched Greyfell wrote:
I love creepy sci-fi like Dark City and Event Horizon. And our game being science fantasy makes it even better.

Indeed! Since Signal of Screams has made it's entry into our awareness with this blog, but currently isn't ready to replicate to our tables and shred our character's, you might say that the adventure path is in it's Eclipse Phase.


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Ordinarily I hate plot hooks that are built to "seem" like plot hooks. This time, however, the telegraphed punch is so beautifully built into the plot that I love it. "All expenses paid trip"? to an isolated luxury resort? In a lawless part of space? Shortly after you fight an all powerful space army? Sure, why not. What could go wrong?


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thecursor wrote:
Ordinarily I hate plot hooks that are built to "seem" like plot hooks. This time, however, the telegraphed punch is so beautifully built into the plot that I love it. "All expenses paid trip"? to an isolated luxury resort? In a lawless part of space? Shortly after you fight an all powerful space army? Sure, why not. What could go wrong?

nothing. this will be a happy fun time AP! joy joy all around!


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I just want a bunch a monster things running around in hawi shirts


Interesting format! :)


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ratcatbo wrote:
I just want a bunch a monster things running around in hawi shirts

IERENDI IN SPACE!!!

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