Paizo Top Nav Branding
  • Hello, Guest! |
  • Sign In |
  • My Account |
  • Shopping Cart |
  • Help/FAQ
About Paizo Messageboards News Paizo Blog Help/FAQ
Pathfinder Roleplaying Game

Starfinder


Pathfinder Society


Pathfinder Adventure Card Game

First Cause of Death?


Starfinder General Discussion


Now Starfinder hasn't officially been played yet. This gives a unique opportunity, since this means no PC's have died.

What is the first cause of a PC death going to be?

1. Messing up an Engineering Check for Ship Combat


Death by goblin... or if I'm feeling cynical, by GM fiat.

Scarab Sages

8 people marked this as a favorite.

3. Sadistic tar-monster on an otherwise-abandoned planet.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
I'm Hiding In Your Closet wrote:
3. Sadistic tar-monster on an otherwise-abandoned planet.

poor poor tasha


1 person marked this as a favorite.

4. "What does this button do?"


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Party caster's insistence on a crossbow as backup weapon proves inadequate.

The Exchange

1 person marked this as a favorite.

Going outside for a smoke - while in transit between planets.


The PCs themselves, or is it too broad?


2 people marked this as a favorite.

7. Wearing a red shirt.


Starship lands on top of the entire adventuring party...first 13 seconds of the game.


9. Parties used to fighting monstrous looking creatures start attacking Vesk on sight.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
MageHunter wrote:
9. Parties used to fighting monstrous looking creatures start attacking Vesk on sight.

10. Vesk used to fighting adventuring parties start attacking player characters on sight.


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber Subscriber

11. Death by weird dot.

Silver Crusade

Enemy Teleport Room engineer teleports the PC's life support systems straight out into space. Not much good out there.


6 people marked this as a favorite.

I am happy to say that I have met the man who had the first ever Starfinder death in the playtest.

It was during a space battle, he charged a much larger ship in his fighter and was blown to bits.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Choked to death because the Dark Lord found his lack of faith disturbing.


2 people marked this as a favorite.

Pet rust monsters on a spaceship are a bad idea? who knew.


"Gah! Smells like wet ratfolk in here. Let me open a window."

*WOOSH*


Leave spacedock without working tractor beam emitters on your first day as captain; you lose the most famous Admiral in fleet history.


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

Friend Computer brings the party together for a briefing about a mission to hunt down mutants, members of secret societies, and other traitors. Before the briefing even begins, some of the party members figure out that their fellow party members are just the sort of traitors that they should be hunting down and they all kill one another in a bloody shootout.

Paizo Employee Designer

4 people marked this as a favorite.
thecursor wrote:

I am happy to say that I have met the man who had the first ever Starfinder death in the playtest.

It was during a space battle, he charged a much larger ship in his fighter and was blown to bits.

This is correct. It happened last GenCon. However, I believe the ship exploding and killing him had been in error, since it had only taken enough damage to disable it, not blow it up. Nonetheless, it's much more epic for him to be the first death of Starfinder, and it stood at the table!


Mark Seifter wrote:


This is correct. It happened last GenCon. However, I believe the ship exploding and killing him had been in error, since it had only taken enough damage to disable it, not blow it up. Nonetheless, it's much more epic for him to be the first death of Starfinder, and it stood at the table!

Well if I had the chance to be the first dead PC of an entire game system I would take it. His name hangs upon the memorial wall of spacefarers everywhere. He's actually our Venture Captain here in Baton Rouge.


kaid wrote:
Pet rust monsters on a spaceship are a bad idea? who knew.

"No! Bad Fifi! That's the life support system!"


Who cares? We'll never know. Whoever plays the first game I suppose.

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber, Campaign Setting, Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber
thecursor wrote:
I am happy to say that I have met the man who had the first ever Starfinder death in the playtest.

I figured it must have happened already

Even greater will be the first Starfinder TPK

I foresee the cause being GM enraged by powergaming and rules-lawyering players

Planets fall. Everybody dies.


Obviously goblins. And fire. And explosive decompression.

But mostly goblins, which will be embarrassing.


Rocks fall and everyone dies will turn into:

You run out of fuel


Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber, Campaign Setting, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber

A botched piloting roll.


1 person marked this as a favorite.
The Raven Black wrote:
thecursor wrote:
I am happy to say that I have met the man who had the first ever Starfinder death in the playtest.

I figured it must have happened already

Even greater will be the first Starfinder TPK

I foresee the cause being GM enraged by powergaming and rules-lawyering players

Planets fall. Everybody dies.

Decree a false vacuum meta-stability event. Everything in the universe explodes at the speed of light. Campaign over.

Silver Crusade

Stupidity. It's always the leading cause of death.


Asked Triune "Would you like to play a game?"

The pact worlds descended into nuclear war.

Sovereign Court

1 person marked this as a favorite.
JTD wrote:
Starship lands on top of the entire adventuring party...first 13 seconds of the game.

I want to use this as an adventure hook for a group and have them prepare 2 characters. First group goes out to adventure, maybe does a quick encounter or two and then BHAM! Starship lands on them, introducing their 2nd characters :P


Play Paranoia by any chance?


I love that the first death is a ship blowing up. There's something just... right about that lol

Silver Crusade

1 person marked this as a favorite.

I was kind of expecting the first death to look like this.

Paizo / Messageboards / Paizo / Starfinder® / Starfinder General Discussion / First Cause of Death? All Messageboards

Want to post a reply? Sign in.

©2002-2017 Paizo Inc.® | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Need help? Email customer.service@paizo.com or call 425-250-0800 during our business hours, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM Pacific time.

Paizo Inc., Paizo, the Paizo golem logo, Pathfinder, the Pathfinder logo, Pathfinder Society, Starfinder, the Starfinder logo, GameMastery, and Planet Stories are registered trademarks of Paizo Inc. The Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Pathfinder Adventure Path, Pathfinder Adventure Card Game, Pathfinder Player Companion, Pathfinder Modules, Pathfinder Tales, Pathfinder Battles, Pathfinder Legends, Pathfinder Online, Starfinder Adventure Path, PaizoCon, RPG Superstar, The Golem's Got It, Titanic Games, the Titanic logo, and the Planet Stories planet logo are trademarks of Paizo Inc. Dungeons & Dragons, Dragon, Dungeon, and Polyhedron are registered trademarks of Wizards of the Coast, Inc., a subsidiary of Hasbro, Inc., and have been used by Paizo Inc. under license. Most product names are trademarks owned or used under license by the companies that publish those products; use of such names without mention of trademark status should not be construed as a challenge to such status.