Skitter Shot (Free RPG Day 2018)


Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild

Liberty's Edge *

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The Paizo Free RPG Day offerings have been posted to freerpgday.com including the Starfinder module "Skitter Shot", but I can find no information about this on paizo.com yet.

Is this planned to be a SFS legal module with chronicle sheets, akin to PFS's "We Be Goblins" series? In past years we ran several tables of the "We Be Goblins" series at our local game stores for Free RPG Day, last year PFS even encouraged this with a special replay boon.

Tables at our local game stores are at a premium for Free RPG Day and other groups are already making their plans, so what should we plan for?

Sczarni *****

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

We Be Skittermanders!

* Starfinder Society Developer

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Considering I handled the development on this product... it's safe to say that it's probably going to be safe for sanctioning. :)

***** Venture-Captain, Germany—Rhein-Main aka GreyYeti

Can you already tell us what tier/level that adventure will be?

Wayfinders ****

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Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!

I can’t decide if I want to GM or play this more!

Liberty's Edge *

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Get another GM to help run an all-day table at your local shop, then you can do both!

I'm waiting for the paizo.com products listing, a Free RPG Day blog post up including the artwork, etc so we can use the cover under Community Use to make a Free RPG Day SFS flyer.

Scarab Sages ** Venture-Agent

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This is pretty great. I was wondering if there would be a We Be Goblins for SFS, but I love that they went with Skittermanders. Its in the same spirit as WBG, but fits the Starfinder theme better. Space goblins are great, but I think using aliens for the sci-fi game was definitely the right call.

Sovereign Court *** ⦵⦵

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We will certainly be doing [u]Skitter Shot[/u] at Titan Duluth in Atlanta on Free RPG Day.

Dark Archive *

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Now, if only the race became available as part of the chronicle :)

Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Agent, Florida—Melbourne aka trollbill

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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Now, if only the race became available as part of the chronicle :)

Nah, it's going to be like PFS Goblins. All the game day mods designed to recruit new players with a fun to play race will let you play Skittermanders only to disappoint you when you join the Society and find out you can't play one unless you were one of the lucky few to get a boon from a special event that already happened so you can't participate but might be able to get someone to sell you one for an arm and a leg online.

* Starfinder Society Developer

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Bill Baldwin wrote:
Wei Ji the Learner wrote:


Now, if only the race became available as part of the chronicle :)
Nah, it's going to be like PFS Goblins. All the game day mods designed to recruit new players with a fun to play race will let you play Skittermanders only to disappoint you when you join the Society and find out you can't play one unless you were one of the lucky few to get a boon from a special event that already happened so you can't participate but might be able to get someone to sell you one for an arm and a leg online.

Interesting interpretation... I would respectfully disagree, but time will tell.

Liberty's Edge **

How do GMs get the scenarios for a RPG Day in advance? Through the stores?

Liberty's Edge *

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Bill Baldwin wrote:
Nah, it's going to be like PFS Goblins. All the game day mods designed to recruit new players with a fun to play race will let you play Skittermanders only to disappoint you when you join the Society and find out you can't play one

My first society GM experience was We Be Goblins last year. Honestly, I originally joined PFS only to GM for Free RPG Day because that'd guarantee I'd get a copy of Starfinder First Contact. The Goblins were fun, but I wasn't disappointed to learn I couldn't play them.

Also, SFS has been so incredibly liberal with race boons I doubt many players will be disappointed.

Gary Bush wrote:
How do GMs get the scenarios for a RPG Day in advance? Through the stores?

The stores are not suppose to give early access, though I suppose they could if you're on good terms with them. Start by talking to them about running a demo table, and talk about ensuring the players at your demo table will be able to get a copy (since the pregens the players will use are within).

Personally I intend to get to the store early to have a chance to read through the scenario once. If its anything like We Be Goblins, its about a 2 hour scenario that you can run with very little prep.

Though it would be good to have a heads-up on which maps it uses.

Liberty's Edge **

That is not a lot of time to prepare.

Dark Archive *****

Gary Bush wrote:
That is not a lot of time to prepare.

I ran a table of PFS 8-99B last weekend getting the scenario when the slot started, because we needed an extra GM. It worked out fine and the players said they had a good time. Granted, I’d previously prepared to run 8-99A, but ended up playing it twice instead. Moral of the story is sometimes prep time is overrated.

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DrParty06 wrote:
Gary Bush wrote:
That is not a lot of time to prepare.
I ran a table of PFS 8-99B last weekend getting the scenario when the slot started, because we needed an extra GM. It worked out fine and the players said they had a good time. Granted, I’d previously prepared to run 8-99A, but ended up playing it twice instead. Moral of the story is sometimes prep time is overrated.

Your Mileage May Vary.

I typically need a month before a scenario to 'prep' it well (including playing if possible in a 'Slot 0'), and when I don't have that much time to prep around the job my GM performance degrades dramatically.

I do NOT run 'cold' as a result.

Burnt that shirt years ago and have no desire to acquire a new one.

Sczarni *****

Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I spoke with my VC and VA and they assured me GMs would receive the scenarios (both WBSG and SS) ahead of time to prep.

When I've GMed FreeRPGDay in the past it was never an issue IIRC.

***** Venture-Lieutenant, Virginia—Portsmouth aka CsonTep

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In the past I've been told that stores are allowed to distribute material for Free RPG Day early, but only to those that have agreed to GM the material on that day.

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