Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Scenario #1-16: Dreaming of the Future

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A series of four Starfinder Quests designed for levels 1–4.

The Starfinder Society pursues the dream visions of a Liavaran dreamer, seeking information lost in a time before the Gap. Three broken fragments form the key to a forgotten repository of knowledge hidden within the Pact Worlds. It's up to the PCs to find these missing fragments and brave the dangerous reliquary to secure a new source of prescient knowledge for the Society.

"Dreaming of the Future" includes four, 1-hour adventures that take the PCs into the asteroid field of the Diaspora and across the Pact Worlds of Aballon, Liavara and Verces.

Written by Natalie Kertzner, Nate Wright, Sasha Lindley Hall, and Tineke Bolleman.

Scenario Tags: Quest, Repeatable, Starship

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Very very good indeed.

*****

Review based on having GMd and played.

This is a fantastic series of quests that would serve both as an excellent introduction to new players and as a fun adventure for the more experienced. All four quests display extremely good writing and I keenly look forward to the next products from these authors.

specifics:

Megaplex is a good simple fight with lots of flavourful scene setting.

Bad Chameleon is truly exceptional. Great setting and excellent opportunities for role-play that require improvisation and problem-solving. It also has one of the most chilling baddies I've yet encountered in Starfinder.

River Rat has a nicely balanced starship combat that should let players explore the full rules without getting bogged down for hours.

Nightmare is a great example of using environmental effects and saves to aid storytelling.

The only modification I would suggest is to make the fights a little tougher!


Fun and interesting scenario.

****( )

Well, let me try this again. Apparently I don't type fast enough for the form.

I got to play this scenario last night with a group of 6. We were a mix of 1-2 characters with a single level 3 playing out of Tier.

Overall, I had a fantastic time and would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a series of four quick-ish quests. There is a mix of playstyles, and we get to visit some places that haven't gotten a lot of love yet in the scenarios/APs. It does a solid job of worldbuilding and giving us lore.

I look forward to both playing this scenario again and running it myself.

Feedback on Scenarios:

Both Megaplex and Bad Chameleon could have used an increase in difficulty for the 'boss' fights. The scenarios themselves were great, and I loved the story, but the final fights both ended in 1 round combats that felt a bit like a let down. Both bosses just have too few hit points and were too easy to reach in combat to pose much of an actual threat. Part of what made the fights so quick was luck. We had a level 3 playing down, and we got lucky on init and went first, and (for Bad Chameleon) I rolled max damage on a full round Magic Missile (almost killing the boss outright). But even with average rolls, I don't see either fight lasting longer than a round. The fact that the mooks immediately surrender when the boss goes down just exacerbated the issue. I think in both cases the bosses should have been a level higher and the mooks should have fought on for a single round after the boss dropped before surrendering. I didn't even get to take my turn in Megaplex because the boss went down so early.

River Rat had kind of the opposite problem. The starship combat ended up going 11 rounds in our group and took about half of our 4-is hour session. It wasn't so much that the fight was too hard (it was pretty obvious to me that we had won about 4 rounds in), it was that the captain of the enemy ship refused to give up (even though they were spending like half their crew actions on engineering checks every round just patching systems). I think it would have been just as cool and fit the morale to have the crew mutiny at that point, rather than allowing the captain to 'fight on until his ship is crippled'. I still super enjoyed the fight, but I couldn't imagine trying to fit this into an hour session if we were breaking up the quest pack.

Nightmare was dead on perfect, for me, difficulty wise. The skill checks in the lead up to the boss left our entire party either fatigued or exhausted, and the boss was a beast. The boss managed to drop one of our meleers in the first or second round and had us all shaken around the same time. By round 3 he had one of us frightened and running. I think he went down near the top of round 4. This was the most fun I've had in a fight so far and was a perfect capstone for the quest pack.

Overall, though, these critiques are minor. I'd still happily play this again.


Maybe the best quest so far

*****

I wrote a long review, about the various aspects I really liked, the skilled application of mechanical solutions by the GMs and the fact that 4 quests are a good fit for a number of timeslots... but the boards ate it.

TLRD. It is great, good job everyone, I want to see more from everyone involved.


5 Stars for 4 Great Quests

*****

So I got to GM the first set of quests and the scenario "The Commencement" for a lot of players that are new to Starfinder, and first things first is I think that "Dreaming of the Future" easily stacks up to those for new players as far as fun and goes.

From the point of view as a GM that will probably replay these quests multiple times it is very fun and enjoy that the majority of these can be done in any order. I think that they are very fun and fast scenarios, and the art is amazing to boot. No spoilers but the portraits are great additions to art for some species we haven't seen too much of yet, and the monster in part 4 is amazing.

As a GM I think this is one of the best scenarios out so far, and I can't wait to take 6 players through it this weekend.



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Very excited to be on the team for this one!~


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Hooray, more quests!

Grand Lodge

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Quests, quests, quests!

Even better, quests involving Liavara: the Dreamer and Brethedan culture! Oh, and look Tineke and my friend Nate (aka Rosc) are credited here. Nate and Tineke, is this your first SFS credit?

I also want to note that I approve of the size — 4 quests works great in a 4 hour convention slot.

Squeeeee!

Hmm

Wayfinders

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I hope there's a recipe for Brethedan Bubble Tea!

Scarab Sages

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This sounds like a really cool quest series!

Scarab Sages

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Hmm wrote:

Quests, quests, quests!

Even better, quests involving Liavara: the Dreamer and Brethedan culture! Oh, and look Tineke and my friend Nate (aka Rosc) are credited here. Nate and Tineke, is this your first SFS credit?

I also want to note that I approve of the size — 4 quests works great in a 4 hour convention slot.

Squeeeee!

Hmm

Yes! Its my first SFS credit and I am pretty nervous :)


Woran wrote:
Hmm wrote:

Quests, quests, quests!

Even better, quests involving Liavara: the Dreamer and Brethedan culture! Oh, and look Tineke and my friend Nate (aka Rosc) are credited here. Nate and Tineke, is this your first SFS credit?

I also want to note that I approve of the size — 4 quests works great in a 4 hour convention slot.

Squeeeee!

Hmm

Yes! Its my first SFS credit and I am pretty nervous :)

It sounds fun :3

Scarab Sages

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Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
Woran wrote:
Hmm wrote:

Quests, quests, quests!

Even better, quests involving Liavara: the Dreamer and Brethedan culture! Oh, and look Tineke and my friend Nate (aka Rosc) are credited here. Nate and Tineke, is this your first SFS credit?

I also want to note that I approve of the size — 4 quests works great in a 4 hour convention slot.

Squeeeee!

Hmm

Yes! Its my first SFS credit and I am pretty nervous :)
It sounds fun :3

It is! Its super mega awesome and super scary at the same time :)

Starfinder Society Developer

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Maps Appearing in Starfinder Society Scenario #1–16: Dreaming of the Future:

-Starfinder Flip-Mat Urban Sprawl
-Starfinder Flip-Mat: Basic Starfield
-Starfinder Flip-Mat Cantina
-Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Tech Dungeon

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Thurston Hillman wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Aww yeah! Bingo, I have all of thise! It's super helpful for us GMs when you guys post this.


Hmm wrote:

Quests, quests, quests!

Even better, quests involving Liavara: the Dreamer and Brethedan culture! Oh, and look Tineke and my friend Nate (aka Rosc) are credited here. Nate and Tineke, is this your first SFS credit?

It sure is! I'm super excited about seeing our hard work come to fruition. Can't wait to run it and play it!

My obvious reasons to like it aside, I'm also super happy that there's more evergreen content coming out. Not only that, but it's a 1-4, so it's way more inclusive to our characters.


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Thurston Hillman wrote:
** spoiler omitted **

Flip-mat: Cantina = ALL THE ROOMS

Sovereign Court

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Looking forward to playing this!

Sorry for the previously panicked posting. You had already clarified my question on the blog's comments before I posted this.

Spoiler:

Please, please reverse the statement in this week's blog that this scenario is only Repeatable for 1st level characters! The consistency and simplicity of the Repeatable tag across all tiers for SFS is a selling point for the campaign (as compared to PFS) that should not be sacrificed!

Origins and Gen Con Convention Offerings! Blog from 2018-05-11 wrote:
Thurston finished up development on this adventure this week and from his reactions, players are in for a treat! Besides #1-99, we have two new scenarios debuting at Origins—Starfinder Society Scenario #1-16: Dreaming of the Future is a 4-part quest pack for character levels 1-4 (replayable with 1st level characters) and Starfinder Society Scenario #1-17: Reclaiming the Time-Lost Tear, a continuation of the season metaplot involving the First Seeker [elect] Luwazi Elsebo's mission to return to the Scoured Stars.

(blog: http://paizo.com/community/blog/v5748dyo5lks2?Origins-and-Gen-Con-Conventio n-Offerings)

Sovereign Court

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That was just Tonya mixing up the campaigns.


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Scenario is yet to come, but in event reporting form there is its option - and there are still no such options for Dead Suns IV and V. How is that?


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

You can't report Dead Suns IV-VI yet because they haven't been sanctioned yet / there are no chronicle sheets. It'd be a little weird to have these reported on a character without having the sheet yet. When this is available for download later today, it will already have a chronicle sheet with it. Maybe they should start sending APs with chronicles sheets :)


Pathfinder Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

Just checking this out today and it seems like a lot of fun. That final encounter looks SPICY! :>

Dark Archive

A question.
In the quest Megaplex, encounter A said

Spoiler:
Quote:
can get an advantage during the approach and instead place herself in the second marked area,

But in the map thera are not a second marked area, Does anyone know where it is?

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