Starfinder Society Special #1-00: Claim to Salvation PDF

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A Starfinder Society Special designed for 4th-level pregenerated characters.

Following the disastrous Scoured Stars Incident, the Starfinder Society fights to remain relevant as the rest of the galaxy moves on. With surviving agents stretched to their limits, the First Seeker launches a desperate bid to search the false moon of Salvation's End. Will the mission reveal a discovery that can stabilize the Society long enough for a new generation of Starfinders to come to the fore? Players use 4th-level versions of the Starfinder iconic characters in this debut special event of the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild.

Written by Larry Wilhelm.

Starfinder Society Scenario Tags: Starship

Note: Due to the special nature of this product, it is NOT part of the Starfinder Society Scenario Subscription.

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Quirky but short

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The session is fun and a little quirky with the encounters. I personally found the scenario quite short and felt like there should of been a second part.


A really good start

*****

This was a fun one. I actually enjoyed an adventure with pregens and thats not easy. The prison set up added a lot of atmosphere to the adventure and the world, and I was really invested in the mystery of whats in the redacted and the redacted in the redacted. And I almost died laughing at the most annoying radio broadcast ever.

One minor nitpick, Yasoki shouldn't sweat. Sweating is a human thing and really doesn't work too well with giant coat of fur. Rats use their tail for that.


Great fun!

*****

Though this has to do with the DM and the group of players, of course, this was my favorite adventure.
In a more objective way: there are several very nice NPCs, with interesting personalities ; good surprises...
Really worth it!


half baked adventure

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well intruduction adventure can be better but if you gonna play it just meta game it and go second floor pack the package and wait for boss to call. then report its already done


Just okay

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From my experience as a GM at my local gaming shop...

First, the set up. I admit, I'm not entirely sure what this scenario is supposed to be. Is it an intro to Starfinder (as one might expect from a 1-00 special that has to be played with pregens)? If so, for brand new players (like my group) starting at 4th level and figuring out starship combat on the fly (pun intended) was maybe not the smoothest introduction to Starfinder. Is it intended for more experienced groups? If so, its release time (at Gen Con along with the game's release) doesn't lend itself to that at all. Maybe I'm overthinking it, but I think I would've rather had a special with level 1 pre-gens, or a "we be space goblins" type special to introduce players to the game.

Second, the story. I liked it! *minor spoilers* Interacting with the barathus as the first alien race made for a memorable encounter, and doing battle with the space goblins was fun. The end was a little bit of a let down (the PCs wanted to keep going), but overall an engaging setting and story, which is harder to accomplish when non-unique pre-gens (goblins, for instance).

Third, the gameplay. It was okay. Running on the 4th day Starfinder was out I think I made the last fight too easy and running *minor spoilers* multiple starships at once against the PCs was quite a bit of a slog.

Overall, a decent scenario, but I would've preferred a level 1 "we be goblins" type of special for scenario 0 of season 1. Playing as 4th level "normal" pre-gens both adds complexity to the game before people are really ready for it and takes away a PC's ability to connect with the character they're playing because they know it's a one-shot. The special also isn't repeatable, and given the relative lack of Starfinder Society content in the first several months of year 1 I'd really rather have had another option for players to run through again (again, like We Be Goblins).

Maybe I just wish this scenario was We Be Space Goblins. That's probably it.


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Lantern Lodge

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

Woot! Cant' wait to play!


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Given that this is marked as unavailable: what will be the requirements to run this?

Scarab Sages

I second Magabeus's question. I'd like to use this as the first Starfinder scenario my venue runs since it's specifically pregens, but it will depend on when it will be available and to who.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

From what I read in the starfinder forums: no requirements, single table.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

So how can you get your hands on this? It's apparently not included in the subscription.


Also, Will it be replayable?

Grand Lodge

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Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

I haven't found anything about the availability just yet, but this will premiere at GenCon, so it won't be until then. (I believe the goal is to have it available to run as soon as GenCon starts, for those who cannot attend.) It also isn't replayable.

Gen Con 50 Events blog wrote:

Thursday evening is the premier of the Starfinder Society Special #1-00: Claim to Salvation. This event uses 4th level versions of the Starfinder iconic characters, which James Sutter and the Starfinder team is currently previewing Friday's on this blog. The in-world Starfinder Society needs firepower to complete a mission and turn to the iconics to provide assistance. After Thursday evening's launch, the Gen Con schedule includes tables of this event most slots.

The schedule is set up so that an attendee may play Starfinder all Thursday with pregenerated characters, pick up a copy of the Starfinder Core Rulebook from the Paizo booth in the Exhibition Hall, then make their own character and return Friday ready to play Starfinder Society Scenarios #1-01: The Commencement, #1-02: Fugitive on the Red Planet, and #1-03: Yesteryear's Truth. Of these offerings, #1-01 is a replayable scenario and #1-02 and #1-03 are for 1st to 4th level characters. Product pages are not yet available on paizo.com, but will be posted soon.

Source.


Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I'm confused as to why it's not (apparently) part of the subscription.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

Probably because it's a special.
I think the pathfinder society specials are also not part of the pathfinder society subscription.


Starfinder Charter Superscriber

It's also not available to preorder. I guess what I'm trying to figure out is what scenario I'm supposed to tell my group we'll be starting with. Both this one and #1-01 have the "introductory scenario" theme.

Paizo Employee Pathfinder Society Lead Developer

Maps Appearing in Starfinder Society Special #1–00: Claim to Salvation:

  • Starfinder Flip-Mat: Basic Starfield
  • Store Manager - Gator Games & Hobby

    Is there any word on whether this will be available to run when the other Scenarios go live on the 17th?


    Still wondering when this will be available.

    Paizo Employee Pathfinder Society Lead Developer

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    This will be available for purchase and be good to run on the 17th.

    Store Manager - Gator Games & Hobby

    Great! I was really hoping to run this on release weekend!


    Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

    Am I correct to assume subscriptions and pseudo-subscriptions for Stafinder Superscribers will be filled on the 17th then, too?


    Thank you John, you have assuaged my scheduling concerns!


    Soon...

    Grand Lodge

    Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber
    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    Soon...

    We hope...


    Well it does say "will be available today"


    Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

    Surprised they are not up yet. Maybe they have to wait for someone to throw the switch after they open today? Figured they would be in my downloads when I woke up today.

    Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

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    Welp, someone input 12:00 PM instead of 12:00 AM, and it definitely was me. All good to grab PDFs now, sorry folks!


    *scratches head*

    1-00, 01, 02, and 03 are all showing up as unavailable to me :(

    Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

    I would refresh :)


    Did, Nada. Now it's giving me the option to add to cart.

    I'll just wait a bit and see if the engines are just warming up :3

    Thankies for your assistance, Chris ^w^

    Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

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    D'oh, kicked much more forcefully this time. Should be all set now.


    ... no.

    *hides under covers*

    Please don't be mad, oh glittery roomba overlord.

    Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

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    OOOH, I see, we're talking about 2 different things here. Please see my post here, RE: Roleplaying Guild Subscription PDFs.


    Ah! Thankies! Sorry for the hassle >_<


    Starfinder Charter Superscriber

    Just read through--looks great! Can't wait until Saturday night . . .


    Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber

    Where do we find the pregens? I don't see them with the Pathfinder Society pregens and all the Starfinder Society links go the Pathfinder page.

    Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

    Goblyn68 wrote:
    Where do we find the pregens? I don't see them with the Pathfinder Society pregens and all the Starfinder Society links go the Pathfinder page.

    We're still in the process of applying a lot of updates to the Organized Play pages, but you can find them for download here.


    Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

    Look here.


    Pathfinder Companion, Maps Subscriber

    Thank you


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    Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

    It might be helpful to add the usual banner to the description at at the top that this product is not part of the Starfinder Society Scenario Subscription.


    Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

    Just curious, why is this not included in the subscription? I don't mind paying full price for it, but if I hadn't by chance checked the SFS page I wouldn't have known this special existed...


    Because it's a Special. Those aren't included in Subscriptions is my understanding.


    Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber
    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    Because it's a Special. Those aren't included in Subscriptions is my understanding.

    Right, it's just kind of odd it wouldn't be included. Aren't the point of subscriptions to ensure you get all of the releases for whatever the topic/product is?


    Bravetoaster wrote:
    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    Because it's a Special. Those aren't included in Subscriptions is my understanding.
    Right, it's just kind of odd it wouldn't be included. Aren't the point of subscriptions to ensure you get all of the releases for whatever the topic/product is?

    Right, and you do, except for the Specials, which are an incentive to go to Cons.


    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    Bravetoaster wrote:
    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    Because it's a Special. Those aren't included in Subscriptions is my understanding.
    Right, it's just kind of odd it wouldn't be included. Aren't the point of subscriptions to ensure you get all of the releases for whatever the topic/product is?

    Right, and you do, except for the Specials, which are an incentive to go to Cons.

    Not for nothing, but the only incentive to subscribe to "everything" is to get the scenarios. 3rd party sites sell everything for cheaper. Since I can buy this rightr now for $4.99, the Con incentive is false. It is just being nickel-and-dimed.


    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Campaign Setting, Card Game, Class Deck, Maps, Modules, Pawns, Roleplaying Game, Tales Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Pathfinder Legends Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
    Bravetoaster wrote:
    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    Because it's a Special. Those aren't included in Subscriptions is my understanding.
    Right, it's just kind of odd it wouldn't be included. Aren't the point of subscriptions to ensure you get all of the releases for whatever the topic/product is?

    Almost. The number of exceptions is pretty minimal but from time to time there are products not covered - I don't know much about organised play, but the other lines it tends to be things that fall outside "usual" products (this isn't a typical scenario within the usual story, as I understand things but rather a kind of "prequel" adventure). . I suspect it might also be so they don't seem to be "tricking" people into buying something beyond what was promised.

    The blogs are a good place to keep an eye out for this kind of thing.


    L'cutus wrote:
    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    Bravetoaster wrote:
    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    Because it's a Special. Those aren't included in Subscriptions is my understanding.
    Right, it's just kind of odd it wouldn't be included. Aren't the point of subscriptions to ensure you get all of the releases for whatever the topic/product is?

    Right, and you do, except for the Specials, which are an incentive to go to Cons.

    Not for nothing, but the only incentive to subscribe to "everything" is to get the scenarios. 3rd party sites sell everything for cheaper. Since I can buy this rightr now for $4.99, the Con incentive is false. It is just being nickel-and-dimed.

    3p sites do not sell the scenarios. And if you go to the Cons you get the Special early, and for free (not quite sure for that one).

    Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

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    The product description has been updated with clarification that this is not part of any subscription. This decision models the structure of the Pathfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Scenario subscription, which means it only includes a seasons regular scenario releases. Specials are typically longer in length, designed for event play, and do not release to the general public as seasons begin (this makes release via a subscription sub-optimal, as they'd release out of order for a typical subscriber, or to a pool of GMs and VOs before subscribers gain access). An exception was made to make this particular product available for general purchase on the onset as this is a brand new campaign. I hope this helps explain things!


    This is just an omnibus of the separately available 1-01 thru 1-03 scenarios, yes?


    Nope. It's its own adventure.


    Oh. OK. Thanks.

    I came upon this in a "see also" section of one of those scenario's store pages. Where is information regarding the release of all SFS materials published?

    Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

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    Do you mean this?


    No, I mean a blog or somewhere that new material is announced. The store works just fine though, I suppose.


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    Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
    It's its...

    Nice proper use of apostrophes, btw.


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    Thankies ^w^

    Those two always mess with me >_>

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