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Yeah, I did think of Flash Forward. There's still the issue of people forgetting 'everything'.

What does 'everything' encompass? Clearly they didn't forget language or skills. But did they forget how they learned them?


Millions, perhaps even billions of people must have been doing incredibly dangerous or life-saving work when their memory got blanked.

Also, what happened to culture and science? Since recorded information was erased as well, do people have to invent new cultures from scratch, pieced together by influence of what relics of their now-unknown civilisation surround them?


UnArcaneElection wrote:
Umbral Reaver wrote:
Sauce987654321 wrote:
I feel like this Dragon discussion whether they developed their own tech should be a grey area for the GM to decide in their campaign. Great Wyrm dragons aren't just giant monsters with a breath weapon that happen to be intelligent. Many of them are ninth level spellcasters, and something like a Great Wyrm Gold Dragon could easily have powers like Miracle and Wish. The GM could easily have it use Wish to create a gigantic space ship out of nothing and it'll be well with in RAW, if the Gold Dragon needed it (which it probably doesn't).
Remember that spells only go up to 6th level in Starfinder.

When did that happen? Is that for everybody in Starfinder, or just PCs and normal NPCs?

Presumably everybody, since the core book will only have up to 6th.


Sauce987654321 wrote:
I feel like this Dragon discussion whether they developed their own tech should be a grey area for the GM to decide in their campaign. Great Wyrm dragons aren't just giant monsters with a breath weapon that happen to be intelligent. Many of them are ninth level spellcasters, and something like a Great Wyrm Gold Dragon could easily have powers like Miracle and Wish. The GM could easily have it use Wish to create a gigantic space ship out of nothing and it'll be well with in RAW, if the Gold Dragon needed it (which it probably doesn't).

Remember that spells only go up to 6th level in Starfinder.


Is there a point where a higher level unarmed fighter can punch a lower level capital ship so hard that it explodes?

Edit: Should there be such a point?


The Curse of the Bunny

The afflicted's ears become white rabbit ears and each morning, they are compelled to lay an egg. The egg is hollow chocolate, wrapped in colourful foil. The egg is not cursed.


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Some years ago I ran a game with an alien race that were born as conjoined twins and gradually merged into a single functional individual at adulthood. The two minds had to learn to cooperate and were expected to achieve 'oneness' as they aged. It helped that they were well-evolved for mental harmony already.

They had an extremely hard time recognising anything that was born with nobody else in their head as sapient.


Not every intelligent undead on Eox is a Bone Sage, right? Are there undead citizens with autonomous wills?


Torbyne wrote:
Umbral Reaver wrote:
Are all Eoxians evil by definition?

It is implied pretty heavily that the Bone Sages are evil though not of the destroy all life in an overly complicated scheme and twirl your mustache while doing so variety of evil, more of the love personal power and do what it takes to get more of it sort of evil. But Eox also has an area called "The halls of the Living" which i have always thought of as an ark or fallout shelter of sorts where the original, living, Eoxians took refuge and some of which are still alive as of the Pathfinder era.

In the Starfinder era with Eox apparently a participant in the Pact World Alliance i would assume they are no worse than before in that they want personal power and view the pact as a temporary situation until they are strong enough to stand on their own again. Though in practice i doubt the status quo could be altered in such a way that they could go back to each one being their own little king of their part of Eox and pretend that the rest of the universe isnt passing them by. So basically, i assume they are still evil but also smart enough to know that they are just too small a force to be independent on the galactic stage anymore so they come across as more selfish than anything else...

Not just the Bone Sages. I'm wondering if Eox will be a 'non-player' pact world in most games.


Are all Eoxians evil by definition?


Is a human of appropriate scale to fight a tank?

Is a tank of appropriate scale to fight a ship?


Given the attack/AC modifiers from size, it would be useful for ships to operate on a different scale, with a quick rule for converting into 'personal' scale. Such as if a person is shot at with a turbolaser.

-20 to hit, x10 damage or something?


With vehicles becoming a more integral part of the game, what are we to do with spaceships (and creatures) that are above Colossal in size?

Both the Millennium Falcon and a Star Destroyer are bigger than Colossal, but one is clearly magnitudes larger than the other.

Do we need an extension of the size categories? Or something else?


I'm going to make a new thread for ship size discussion. This one was supposed to be about space weirdos.


The smallest starship is probably well beyond Colossal size.


An alien race where an individual that consists of three to four separate creatures that are linked. Each creature gets to move as normal, but the wee collective still only gets a single standard or full action between them.

If one 'dies', the collective takes penalties until it can generate a replacement, which may take a while.

I guess I'm just describing the Tines at this point.


I absolutely hope the ships are in their own product separate from the standard scale figures. I would like to acquire a large number of random spacecraft that aren't obviously attached to a popular setting.

GM: "A battleship-sized craft appears on your sensors." GM puts down a Star Destroyer mini from Armada.

Player: "The Empire is after us! Oh no!"

GM: "No, I just used it to represent its size. It actually looks like this:" Player shows a picture of a completely different ship.

Players promptly forget the image and refer to it as a Star Destroyer for the remainder of the session.


Living forever is a pretty strong motivator.


Would the ruling class be motivated to become undead themselves? In a realm where undead are accepted, some of the powerful undead types may become quite attractive.


Be a necromancer. Once you slog through all those hit points, make them yours.


The Swarm reproduces via merchandise deals.


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The swarm's larval form will be incredibly popular as pets.


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I actually wonder now: With the loss of Golarion, is the First World still there?


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Maybe any sufficiently advanced virtual reality causes overlap with the First World and lets fey mess with you.


I like the Stand Still Stay Silent trolls, but they are something entirely different.


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Digital Sprites? :P


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Asteroid Oreads?
Stellar Wind Sylphs?

Yes, I know PF used those names for their planetouched, which bothers me. :I


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Maybe the fey are quite happy that nowadays everything is made of high-tech composites and not cold iron.


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Star Nymphs?
Cyberpixies?
Treeship Dryads?
Aerospace Gremlins?


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Malefactor wrote:
Umbral Reaver wrote:
I'm the new deity. It's me.
Didn't know we would be getting any ascended Eldest.

That makes me wonder. What do future fey do? But that's another topic entirely.


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I'm the new deity. It's me.


Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Tom Kalbfus wrote:
I wonder precisely how far you can teleport in Starfinder? There is other stuff, resurrection, healing, you name it!

Presumably the standard teleport spells will work the same way they do in Pathfinder, which already includes a 9th level Interplanetary Teleport spell.

I anticipate that overall Starfinder will be much closer to Dragonstar than Spelljammer. All the planets will be round, ships will have sealed hulls, the solar systems will be Copernican, no flat disks supported by 4 elephants standing on a giant turtle.

Spells stop at 6th level in Starfinder.


Because a rounds/level duration summon doesn't last long enough for factory work?


I imagine there might be some technomancer spells that are both science and magic, such as summoning robots.


Here's a way to make tech healing just as 'free' as magical healing:

Tech characters have a portable fabricator that can pump out a finite amount of specialised nanomachines per day, but are otherwise unlimited. The nanomachines are volatile and have limited lifespan, so you can only hang onto a few batches at a time. You spend a batch of medical nanomachines to heal someone instantly. You can run out, just like a spellcaster, and have to wait until tomorrow for your fabricator to finish working on the next lot. (spellbook, spell slots)

Some nanomachines may require rarer elements, limiting their use! (material components)

:P


Maybe dimensional spaces don't come with you when you go faster than light. So your bag of holding doesn't work outside the system in which it was created. :P


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Be careful with Ill Omen. Some might cheese out of the effect by taking the penalty rerolls on the very spellcraft check used to work out what they were just hit with.


Torbyne wrote:

A group of AI/machines that feel the need to supervise all organics as benevolent dictators. They Primarily use non lethal means but are otherwise extremely aggressive, subduing any organic they believe they can and work to manipulate those that they cant to weaken them. They act completely out of a sense of greater good and those they rule are pampered by machine servants... except that they are not allowed to take any actions to harm others and are not allowed direct access to any means that are deemed dangerous or could remove them from AI controlled regions. Their planets are tightly controlled places of natural beauty and smart urban planning. Some less scrupulous organizations have taken to dropping off prisoners or undesirables in pods near their space and use them as defacto life long prisons.

Neo-Hermea!


Gilfalas wrote:
Umbral Reaver wrote:
And imagine a species that reproduces by exploding, scattering its remains over an area that then roots itself and grows into new individuals. Once mature, they uproot and become 'people'.
Like Warhammer/40K Orks?

Sure, but more unique culturally to reflect that, rather than being a bunch of Cockney hooligans.


A spinoff of the classic aliens thread:

What unusual features would you like to see in Starfinder aliens? What's new and unique or not well-explored that could make an encounter interesting?


Or a species that is only sapient for one period of its life or in one temporary state it can take under certain conditions.

And imagine a species that reproduces by exploding, scattering its remains over an area that then roots itself and grows into new individuals. Once mature, they uproot and become 'people'.

Weird but plausible stuff.


Anyone know where to find such a thing?


There could be aliens whose way of life is absolutely abhorrent to standard humanoid conventions and vice versa. Such as one that is required to kill and eat their mate in order to reproduce. It's not seen as evil because it's necessary, and their culture is shaped by that biological necessity.

But I don't know if we'll get that kind of depth, at least not initially. Creature entries only get a short description.


I'm quite attached to this excellent dhampir lady, but I wouldn't say no to excellent space ladies. Maybe it's time for a change. :3


Hah. I haven't seen the Healer's Handbook. What's the stuff that's too good for PFS?


I use Wikidpad for all of mine. It's extremely lightweight and functions as a wikiable notepad.


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You get a Reflex save while unconscious.


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I always wondered how the reavers maintained the sensibility to operate spacecraft.


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In a shocking twist, the Swarm are not a ravenous hive mind of insectoid bioweapons devoted to consuming all life...

They are a ravenous hive mind of sexy space ladies devoted to consuming all life.

It's the insectoid bioweapons that are the pleasant, diplomatic and somewhat condescending race instead.


Odraude wrote:
I'd really love something similar to the Cravers of Endless Space, or the Necrophage of Endless Legend. Though with the former, there would be some technological parts.

Have you seen the Endless Space 2 Cravers into video?

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