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Creatures from Another World

The Starfinder Roleplaying Game arrives in August 2017, but the first aliens are landing right now! Within this top-secret dossier, you'll find a dozen otherworldly foes both bizarre and familiar, from the asteroid-dwelling sarcesians who ride solar winds on wings of light to technomagical undead horrors capable of ruling forever as the sinister Bone Sages of Eox. While all the creatures in this book are designed for use with Starfinder, all can be easily converted for use with Pathfinder, so there's no need to wait until August to start battling invaders from space!

Inside this book, you'll find:

  • A dozen alien creatures from throughout Golarion's solar system.
  • Player-race information to let you be the alien, from the atrophied psychic creatures called contemplatives to the bug-like haan who float across gas giants on balloons of spun webbing.
  • Instructions for easily converting Starfinder creatures into Pathfinder foes.
  • Sneak previews of some of the new abilities and rules systems featured in Starfinder.

Take your Pathfinder campaign to the stars with this official manual of Starfinder aliens!

Note: Starfinder First Contact was created for Free RPG Day on June 17, 2017. The $5.00 print edition and a free download version will become available on paizo.com beginning July 1, 2017.

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Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

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Announced for Free RPG Day 2017! Image and description are final.


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The cover image is just beautiful.


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Poor goblins.

Bet they'd kill for the flame-thrower! ^^
I'm not sorry.
;p

--C.

Scarab Sages

Paizo Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Is the flame-thrower guy also a goblin? I can't tell.

Paizo Employee Developer, Starfinder Team

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Charles Scholz wrote:

Is the flame-thrower guy also a goblin? I can't tell.

Nope, that's an armored ysoki.

Scarab Sages

Paizo Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Some kind of goblinoid race, or something totally different?

Paizo Employee Developer

2 people marked this as a favorite.

The Ysoki are ratfolk from the planet Akiton. They've been part of the Pathfinder campaign setting for years.


Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

I'm pumped!

Scarab Sages

Paizo Superscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Thank you. Kind of hard to remember every race.


The cover image is rocking

Silver Crusade

Will there be light starfinder rules available for free RPG Day?


3 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Looks like they are fighting goblins in space suits, so space goblins.

Silver Crusade

I agree, but if we are using the gunslinger rules then everything goes by touch ac. I mean if it is effectively a Season 6 PFS adventure I'm fine with that but I am looking forward to this game and look forward to see how it is different.

Edit: "this game" = Starfinder


Yass!!!


Can I pretend I'm from ten years in the future and start whining about the mystery of what happened to Golarion?

Just kidding. I didn't think I could get pulled into another new RPG, but Starfinder will get my money out of the gate.

RPG Superstar Season 9 Top 16

Love love love that cover!

Grand Lodge

1 person marked this as a favorite.
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Flame thrower in a limited-oxygen environment? Maybe not the best idea...

But i can't wait to play!

Liberty's Edge

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And that is how the only known culture of peaceful and enlightened goblins in the known universe was exterminated during their First Contact ;-p

MURDERHOBOS ... IN ... SPACE !!!

Dark Archive

The Raven Black wrote:

And that is how the only known culture of peaceful and enlightened goblins in the known universe was exterminated during their First Contact ;-p

MURDERHOBOS ... IN ... SPACE !!!

They look more like space-orcs from Warhammer 40K to me - Cyborgoblins! ;-)

Grand Lodge

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I want to see Free RPG Day 2018 - We Be 5pace Goblins!

Dark Archive

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At first I was excited about space gobbos, then I realized we might also get space kobolds eventually xD So double excited for silly small evil races


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

It would be nice to actually have alien races on the cover then the same ones we have seen many times before.


Well, my bronze causing, I suppose that the same pattern used in all books was used here as well. Do you remember what Mr. Jacobs said about the monsters in the cover of Bestiary 6?

Even though it's the first time we have seen a ysoki on a cover - that could already count as a new alien race - I'm close to sure that space armored goblins in frenzy and a beautiful woman mercilessly shooting is already attractive to the public.

An unknown random alien race wouldn't be so eye-catching, specially for pathfinder players making the transition into Starfinder. The Goblins are so iconic, aren't they?

Well... Alas we got a beautiful cover, with a fresh new iconic in it - that's the Ysoki iconic, isn't it?

Dark Archive

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Now that I think about, how the heck goblins manage to put themselves in space suits without somehow exploding themselves? .-.

Liberty's Edge

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CorvusMask wrote:
Now that I think about, how the heck goblins manage to put themselves in space suits without somehow exploding themselves? .-.

Same answer as everything else : 42 It happened during the Gap ;-P


She is not being very diplomatic.

Lantern Lodge

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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Steven "Troll" O'Neal wrote:
She is not being very diplomatic.

There are many different forms of diplomacy in the galaxy. The method that Navasi is using on the cover here is #3.

For the curious:
#1 - Talking
#2 - "Romancing"
#3 - Shooting

There are more, but I don't have the time to list all 108 of them. incidentally, the ysoki is using method #13 - flambe.

:)

Liberty's Edge

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We did have efficient twin half-orc diplomats (Barbarian/Fighter) in our Serpent's Skull party

They solved conflicts to the satisfaction of all survivors (aka PCs)


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Sword, gun, and spell, the real tools of a diplomat;)


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Ashanderai wrote:
Steven "Troll" O'Neal wrote:
She is not being very diplomatic.

There are many different forms of diplomacy in the galaxy. The method that Navasi is using on the cover here is #3.

For the curious:
#1 - Talking
#2 - "Romancing"
#3 - Shooting

There are more, but I don't have the time to list all 108 of them. incidentally, the ysoki is using method #13 - flambe.

:)

Bioware games have gotten by with just those three for ages, why not keep that train rolling?


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

More thoughts,

Flame Thrower could totally work in a low oxygen enviroment... the fuel used just has to supply its own oxygen, like burning metals. But why the rectangular bore for a flame thrower? maybe two lines of components that burst into flame when they mix on exiting from the weapon?

Love that the goblin's ears are being bent by the comical fish bowl helmet. Makes me think about how things with natural attacks will take to wearing environmental suits. "go ahead and make that bite attack... and roll Fort vs. vacuum of space."

Disappointed that both of Navasi's guns are making the same blue burst kind of shot there, i was hoping they operated on different technologies and we'd have a physical and a laser or magic based weapon.

... hehehe, First Contact, winning initiative in a gun fight... get it? :P

Liberty's Edge

I imagine stepping foot on alien worlds without the right kind of protection could be pretty painful(for any number of reasons). Still though, the sci-fi elements of the setting mean you can have encounters with the hive on derelict space stations, arrive on a world where simian life has evolved to dominate civilization after the fall of the old civilization, or even a galaxy far far away where evil empires massive battle-stations that can kill planets has absolutely massive weak spots.

In all fairness, i am going to be saving money for this. this is really cool.

Grand Lodge

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tchrman35 wrote:
Flame thrower in a limited-oxygen environment? Maybe not the best idea...
Torbyne wrote:
Flame Thrower could totally work in a low oxygen enviroment... the fuel used just has to supply its own oxygen, like burning metals. But why the rectangular bore for a flame thrower? maybe two lines of components that burst into flame when they mix on exiting from the weapon?

Hypergolic fuel/propellent are liquids that spontaneously combust upon contact. They are mainly used in rocket engines.

-Skeld


Adventure Path Charter Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

A goblin with a chain sword. Finally technology they can relate to!

Reggie.

Creative Director, Starfinder Team

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Torbyne wrote:


Disappointed that both of Navasi's guns are making the same blue burst kind of shot there, i was hoping they operated on different technologies and we'd have a physical and a laser or magic based weapon.

There's some artistic license going on here. Her guns are definitely NOT exactly the same!


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James Sutter wrote:
Torbyne wrote:


Disappointed that both of Navasi's guns are making the same blue burst kind of shot there, i was hoping they operated on different technologies and we'd have a physical and a laser or magic based weapon.

There's some artistic license going on here. Her guns are definitely NOT exactly the same!

Yay! ... so now maybe hint at what they are?! :D


I don't really understand why "space goblins" would have different rules to "goblins"...


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Because space!

Silver Crusade

To make anything Sci-fi you add Laser or Space to it.

a "Laser" sword (do not use the trademarked name)

and Space Beer

Lantern Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Tamec wrote:

To make anything Sci-fi you add Laser or Space to it.

a "Laser" sword (do not use the trademarked name)

and Space Beer

Mmmmm... spaaaaace beeeerrr...! ::drool::


1 person marked this as a favorite.
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Milo v3 wrote:
I don't really understand why "space goblins" would have different rules to "goblins"...

Well, it seems possible from what they've said that races may be designed a bit differently, so from the point of view of having space goblins be a player race option, they may want to tweak things. Though it's also possible they may just have developed an affinity for improvising technology that they want to represent mechanically...


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Bug-like race called haan sounds interesting.

A playable version of the contemplative?!


Three playable races in here, out of about 12 monsters. I like that ratio a lot.


Steven "Troll" O'Neal wrote:
Three playable races in here, out of about 12 monsters. I like that ratio a lot.

Scratch that, 4 playable races. I forgot about the Haan.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Were do you see 4 playable races?


Torbyne wrote:


... hehehe, First Contact, winning initiative in a gun fight... get it? :P

Yes, I get it. After all, Han shot first. :)


4 people marked this as a favorite.
Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

To be fair, it was the 70s, everyone shot first.


captain yesterday wrote:
To be fair, it was the 70s, everyone shot first.

True. That they did. :)

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

So excited for this!
... Except there aren't any brick-and-mortar FLGS in my country so no FRPG for us.
Will the PDF download be available soon after or will we have to wait until August to play?


Pathfinder Campaign Setting Subscriber
Dragon78 wrote:

Bug-like race called haan sounds interesting.

A playable version of the contemplative?!

I am beyond psyched for playable comtemplatives. Nothing like playing as a hyper-intelligent, atrophied brain monster!

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