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Developing a Solarian's Identity


Silver Crusade

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I'm struggling to figure out the personality and backstory of a PC I'm developing for the Dead Suns AP. So far, I only have the following basics.

1. He's a half-elf.

2. He was born on Akiton.

3. He was brought to the Cosmonastery of the Empty Orbit on Absalom Station to train as a Solarian.

4. After he "graduated" from the Cosmonastery, he joins the Starfinder Society for some reason.

hat's all I have at this point. I don't know if I want him to be more like Luke Skywalker and have the Ace Pilot theme or throw in a bit of Hamilton and give him the Scholar theme. I don't know if I want to give him the Starfinder Forerunner archetype, which will give him some cool explorer/survival stuff BUT will basically prevent him from gaining any new Solarian powers until 8th level. I don't know if I want him to follow Iomedae, whose faith is common on Akiton and has a lot of Solarian worshipers; Sarenrae, since Dead Suns has a strong focus on suns and stars, and he initially was written as a full-blooded elf worshiping her because he wanted to forgive the galaxy for the unspecified wrongs against the elves back in The Gap; Desna, again because of the role stars play in the story coupled with the fact that she's popular with Starfinders, or Weydan, because of his popularity with the Starfinders and being the god of boldly going where no one has gone before.

What do I do? What do I WRITE for him?

Liberty's Edge

I don't have any idea what kind of character you like to play, so giving that kind of advice is hard, but Starfinder Forerunner is a really bad choice mechanically for a Solarian, so I'd skip it.

For me personally, I'd probably go Desna or Weydan as a patron and Ace Pilot for theme of the options presented, but that's me and my preferences not you and yours.

Still, I've always found it useful to think through the details of a character's life. Not only where they were born but their family, friends, experiences, education, and life plans. Who is this person as a person?

Silver Crusade

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

Well, like my username suggests, I like playing paladins, though I'm finding that my stance over time has shifted from Lawful Good to Neutral Good in terms of how I see the world.

Who he is as a person is what I'm trying to figure out.

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