|Paizo Pathfinder® Paizo Games|
|About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ|
What kind of tone of Starfinder game are you interested in?
Do the Job/Heroic: Do you want something like a Shadowrun game/Traveller game/Firefly episode where you get a morally-ambiguous job from a sketchy person and you do it for money? Or would you rather have a heroic game where you are following cyber-dogs to a child that fell down a well and into the clutches of a group of monsters that made the child their king and are using all their resources to keep you from their king, even if there is no money in it for you?
Lawless/Great Empire: If you shoot a bad guy dead, do you want to get away with it or would you rather have a price on your head and holo-posters with your picture on it?
Core Races/Some Races/Lots of Races: Do you want a focus on the core races, another dozen or two races (all balanced against humans), or do you want a thousand races (not necessarily all of them balanced against humans)?
Political Intrigue/Shooting Gallery: Would you rather spend session after session where you engage in talking before shooting or would you rather fight automated systems in a malfunctioning space station?
Normal Sci-Fi/Gonzo Sci-Fi: Do you want something like the 4th seasons of Babylon 5 where you are fighting a normal, average human group (government/organization/etc) that wants to hold onto power or would you rather have genetic laboratories that mesh house cat DNA with a dragon and a jellyfish to make a glowing tabby that spits fireballs?
Obviously the best answer is "All of the above" but I am looking for a general focus. Please share your preference. And if there is something you are looking for that I didn't mention, please share.
Curse Your Enemies The Way Your Patron Would Want!
Patrons reveal power to their witches through spells, and now you can wield their power with unique hexes. Each of these new hexes allows a witch to help her allies or deal with her enemies in ways that are specific to her chosen patron. Whether you are turning a creature into a toad or making the creature attack itself, your enemies will remember your character and shudder.
Book of Magic: Patron Hexes is a great resource for any witch character. This 16-page supplement features:
Never Be Caught Unprepared With This New Book of Magic!
The long delayed Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Gillmen is available now for subscribers to download and will soon be available for individual download. So all week we are showing off the wonder goodness that is inside this race under the sea. Today we are starting off with the basic racial traits. Head over to JonBrazer.com to read all about this awesome race.
So if you haven't listened to the d20s, give them a listen and a buy.
However, I'm wondering what all the names listed in the song are. The lyrics only has Gary Gygax. However, I can hear Erik Mona and Lisa Stevens clearly and I am pretty sure I hear Adam Daigle and James Jacobs as well. Who else is listed there?
*tries to summon Tim Hitchcock, Doug Principato, and James Sutter*
So I haven't been as excited about an adventure path as Ironfang Invasion since Kingmaker. Which means that JBE will most likely be coming out with a few products that are designed for it. I have a few ideas and tell us what you think:
Townsfolk: A collection of people that the players rescue and stay at their hideout throughout the adventure. This will add some color to the forest hideout.
Bounty Hunters: The description of the first adventure talks about talks about bounty hunters trying to track the PCs down. This would be 20, one for each level, each with their own style and suggestions for making the encounter unique.
Deadly Delves Adventure: A short sidequest adventure (or a small collection of them) for a night when the players need a break from the main story, are between adventures, or are going some way the adventure did not plan for.
Thoughts? Any suggestions for things you would like to see?
So I've been hiring some artists to draw some artwork to help me when I am sketching out ideas for Starfinder. Here's what I've got so far. (check back, I'll be updating as more artwork comes in)
Post links to what you feel is art that captures the ideas Paizo has talked about for Starfinder
A Plague of Roses
When bacterial geneticist Dr. Rose is captured by a rebel group with murderous intent, it falls to your travellers to infiltrate their secret base and rescue her. Along the way, they must also intercept a weapons shipment bound for the rebels and deceive their contact within the organization. All the while, millions of lives hang in the balance. Can the travellers stop the Army of Unity before they carry out their nefarious plot and discover who is truly behind their actions?
This volume of Foreven Worlds launches the Prelude to War Adventure Path and includes:
Save the Doctor. Save the World!
I'd like to thank @Athos710 for these.
"More Star Wars than Star Trek, with a little bit of Firefly mixed into it"
@Athos710 classes in #Starfinder - Soldier, Operative (Specialist and skill monkey), Envoy (Party utility, leadership) and ...
@Athos710 #Starfinder Mechanic (fixer skills, plus Robot companion or brain implant), Mystic (spellcaster that channels cosmic forces), ...
@Athos710 #Starfinder Technomancer (tech + magic = awesome), and Solarion (mystical order focused on cosmic balance, Jedi-ish)
@Athos710 #Starfinder 7 Core races (including Human), plus updated Pathfinder races. Androids, Ratfolk, plus brand new and revamped races.
@Athos710 #Starfinder "I want a Cantina alien vibe in both the monsters and playable races"
Its that time of year again! The Christmas in July Sale at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow will be starting on 21st of June (tomorrow!!!) and running through the 29th. JBE will have quite a bit on sale for Pathfinder this year. If you wanted anything of ours, this is the best time to pick it up. Here are a few of the highlights:
Add everything you want to your Wishlist at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow today so you don’t miss a deal.
Avatar of Revolution is the thirteenth part in the ZEITGEIST adventure path. I think that makes us the longest Pathfinder-compatible adventure path out there.
If you're curious, check out the reviews of the first adventure: http://paizo.com/products/btpy8m5c?ZEITGEIST-Adventure-Path-1-Island-at-the -Axis-of-the-World
And of the Act One compilation, which contains the first five adventures: http://paizo.com/products/btpy99xp?ZEITGEIST-The-Gears-of-Revolution-Act-On e-The-Investigation-Begins
We'll be coming out with compilations of acts 2 and 3 soon. Those will add a little more art and bonus content, and polish up a few narrative and editorial issues we missed the first time through.
I hope you like the finale!
Back when I was writing Book of Multifarious Munitions: Vehicles of War, I quickly realized that vehicles are not going to get much use because there is no real way to balance them. Sure, they have gold pieces to balance their worth, but how do you balance vehicles in combat? A basic kobold is a CR 1/4, but what about a basic kobold with a kobold flame dragon? There's no information in the rules on how vehicle A is more combat effective than vehicle B and there is no XP for defeating a vehicle, only the vehicle's crew.
Proposed Solution: Ships have levels. The Ship "Class" (if you will) should be ripped straight from the Summoner's Eidolon, except you don't get to cash in all the points every level and make a whole new ship, the way you do with the eidolon. You get a few more points to upgrade the ship. If you happen to get a hold of a ship above your level, you take a penalty to all operations since its complexity is beyond your capability of handling it, and you don't get any points to upgrade the ship that level. But if you get a ship that is your level, when you gain a level, you can add modifications the ship. And a ship with a level will figure into XP nicely.
Danger and Death Await in the Forbidden Woods
Deep in the heart of the Forbidden Woods lies a group of monsters that is too terrifying for most adventurers to face. Animals of enormous size, creatures part spider and bear, terrifying crocodile beavers—and things much, much worse. Only the bravest heroes dare to stand up to these foul abominations of murderous intent and save the people from a fate far worse than death.
Monsters of the Forbidden Woods is an exciting new supplement of monsters in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ best-selling Book of Beasts series, and is for use with the World’s Oldest Fantasy Roleplaying Game. These monsters are designed to frighten characters and leave your players recounting their tales of heroism time and again. Inside this volume, you’ll find:
Face What Goes Bump in the Night.
Simple straight forward question: Why are elves not a core race, from the races we know about thus far? They are already a space-faring race in pathfinder and they are one of the more popular races in the game, so why not?
Also, I'd say that the designers wanted to do something new.
Do you have a theory why elves or any of the other core races are not core here (serious or silly)?
No matter how you want to begin your 5e campaign, Jon Brazer Enterprises has you covered. We have two first level adventures and a second level adventure published. No matter how you want to start your campaign, you are in good hands here.
Whether you are looking for an adventure where you go up against a bunch of nightmareish giant spiders, rescuing people from murderous hobgoblins and ancient undead, or stopping a curse delivered on a sword falling from the sky, our adventures are flavorful, enjoyable and will enrich your games. Each of these adventures were written by those that love this stuff and want to give you the best material for your games.
Magic Surrounds Us, It Penetrates Us, It Binds Us All Together
The ultimate blend of sorcerer and wizard, the arcanist weaves eldritch power and bends the world to her will. Her unique class abilities, her exploits, alter magic in ways no other caster can muster. Tap into these new exploits, and your character will harness power she has never touched before.
Book of Magic: 10 Arcanist Exploits is the essential guide for arcanist players. This 5-page supplement features::
Let the Power Flow Through You with the Book of Magic!
Spring hardback: honestly, I don't know. I'm guess that science fiction adventures will be the gencon hardback, but I really don't know what the spring one will be.
Society theme: something cthulhu-ish
Anyone else not at PaizoCon want to guess?
A Harbinger of Doom Descends From The Sky
Following the disappearance of personnel at a lumber camp, a mysterious sword drops from the sky, cleaving the very earth to deliver a pronouncement of doom upon all who refuse to leave the logging site. Can the adventurers ferret out the source of this ominous portent and put a stop to it before it wreaks further havoc on the loggers?
Doom of the Sky Sword is an exciting adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves series, and is compatible with the best-selling Fifth Edition of the World’s Oldest Fantasy Roleplaying Game. This adventure is designed to challenge four to five 1st-level PCs like no other content has to date. Inside this volume, you’ll find:
Dangers Unknown. Treasures Untold. Adventure Awaits.
Today is my last Monday as an unmarried man. Thursday, April 21st, my wonderful fiancee will become “The Wonderful Mrs McCoy.” We are thrilled and busy as all heck.
As a present to all of you Pathfinder and 5e fans, we put all of our PDFs over at Paizo on sale all week. Get everything at 50% off. This is in addition to your other current sale for our Traveller products over at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and the OpenGamingStore. So head over to your favorite site and grab these deals today.
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods comes out tomorrow on Paizo. Today we start showing off what is inside. First off, lets make sure everyone knows what a wyrwood is. So click over to JonBrazer.com and read the racial traits. Stay tuned for more Wyrwood action!
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods is part of the [b]Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription[/irl]. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids, Advanced Skinwalkers, Advanced Lizardfolk, Advanced Samsarans Advanced Elans, Advanced Merfolk, Advanced Wyvarans, Advanced Changelings, Advanced Catfolk, Advanced Tengu, and Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyrwoods and 1 more race as soon as it is finished plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore (formerly d20PFSRD), and Paizo.com.
The GM's Day Sale and we couldn't be more excited. We've got 30% off of just about everything we sell and it is at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, the OpenGamingStore, and of course Paizo. So you can get 30% off the Book of Heroic Races Compendium, Deadly Delves: To Claw the Surface, Book of Beasts: Monsters of the Shadow Plane, and much more. Not only that, our D&D 5e, Traveller and 13th Age titles are on sale too.
Don't want. Download today.
Circuits and Wire with a Beating Heart
Mysterious technology so advanced, many think it is magical. Androids know not their true origins, but make their own way in a primitive world of gods and magic despite being creatures of science and electronics. Play this race from the stars and show the world your true mettle.
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids is the essential guide for playing an android character. This 23-page supplement features:
Be Heroic With This Advanced Race Today!
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Skinwalkers, Advanced Lizardfolk, Advanced Samsarans Advanced Elans, Advanced Merfolk, Advanced Wyvarans, Advanced Changelings, Advanced Catfolk, Advanced Tengu, and Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Androids and 2 more races as soon as they are finished plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.
At d20fpsrd, we have everything on we sell there on sale for 40% off. So there’s everything above on sale, but also you can grab the:
Heroes That Go Bump In The Night
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Skinwalkers gives you everything you need to play a skinwalker character. This 22-page supplement features:
Be Heroic with This Advanced Race Today!
Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Skinwalkers is part of the Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Subscription. Purchasing the subscription gets you Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Lizardfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Samsarans Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Elans, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Merfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Wyvarans, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Changelings, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Catfolk, Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Tengu, and Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Favored Class Options as well as Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Skinwalkers and 3 more races released throughout 2015 plus the upcoming Book of Heroic Races: Advanced Compendium when it is finished. Download today at DriveThruRPG/RPGNow, d20PFSRD, and Paizo.com.
One thing we always strive to do at Jon Brazer Enterprises is to try new things. Never content to stick to what we’ve done previously, we always want to go beyond. Today is no different, and so we are releasing printed terrain for the Deadly Delves: Along Came a Spider adventure for both Pathfinder and Fifth Edition.
These maps are perfect for use with Along Came a Spider and can be repurposed for any other adventure in which you want to use them. They maintain the beautiful background images from the adventure with the addition of lightly visible 1-inch grid marks—but best of all, there are no giant tiles, no compass roses, and no visible spoiler information for your players. You can see the maps as they appear in the adventure here.
These Spiders Aren’t So Itsy Bitsy
Giant spiders have overrun Mossdale, and every last villager is either dead and dessicated, or cocooned and abducted. But what were they after, and who coordinated the vermin to attack en masse? Could it have been the local ettercap or a crazed arachnophile druid… or was something far more sinister behind the attack? Can the adventurers rescue the missing citizens and foil the plans of the nefarious mind behind this dastardly deed before it is too late?
Along Came a Spider is an exciting adventure module in Jon Brazer Enterprises’ Deadly Delves series for the Fifth Edition of the World’s Oldest Fantasy Roleplaying Game. This 20-page adventure is designed to challenge four to five 1st-level PCs like no other content has to date. Inside this volume, you’ll find:
Dangers Unknown. Treasures Untold. Adventure Awaits.