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All is not peaceful in the roiling heart of the Pact Worlds' sun!

A mysterious entity from the plane of fire has set their eyes on the star, intent on seizing it for themselves. But unable to explore the depths of their star, the people of the Pact Worlds remain unaware of the threat. Can the heroes piece together the clues to what’s happening in time? Or will their extraplanar nemesis' mysterious plan change the nature of the Pact Worlds forever?
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What is this?
Welcome to this recruitment for the Dawn of Flame AP played in PbP here on the forums. This is a 1-12 Starfinder Adventure Path that brings PCs from the surface of the Pact Worlds' sun down into its inner depths, eventually facing down strange and alien threats from other planes. Its a bit more science-fantasy than the other APs, but not dramatically so.

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About Me:
I'm an experienced Starfinder GM here on the boards, currently GMing a long-running Dead Suns campaign as well as the occasional Starfinder Society game. I run consistent, reliable games with a higher than average focus on roleplay. I enjoy expanding and extrapolating upon the content in an AP to shape it around the characters that the players bring to the table - and to that end, I like GMing for players that engage themselves with the setting, narrative, and the stories brought by their fellow players.

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Recruitment Details:
This will be a fairly fast moving play-by-post, running 1-2 GM posts per day every day including weekends. I expect players to keep up 1 post per day minimum - more if possible or if the situation warrants it. I'll warn from the get-go that I will replace players that can't keep this pace up long term (though as usual, if you have conflicts and vacations that stop you from posting for a few days, just give the group a heads up and it'll be no problem). Note that I'm looking to recruit four active players for this game rather than the more typical six for PbP.

This game will include SFS credit, run in Campaign mode, if players are interested.

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Character Creation:

  • Make a 1st level character, with standard wealth (1000 credits)
  • All CRB Classes OK.
  • Most races OK. If its not from the CRB, ask. Most will be approved.
  • Other character options and equipment can be from any non-AP book. Once we get started, options from Dawn of Flame will also be allowed.

  • Give me a one to two paragraph summary of what your character is about - their personality, background, or whatever detail you feel is important. Express Yourself! I'll be using these one or two paragraphs to get a feel for your character, as well as for your writing style. You can have more than two paragraphs of backstory, but put any further detail in your profile instead of in this thread.
  • Note that this campaign starts with the PCs already working together with their own (rickety) starship. Make sure you're not bringing a lone wolf character, someone who doesn't play nice with others, or someone who wouldn't be willing to work (at least in the beginning) for a group of scientists.
  • Note that while there isn't a player's guide to DoF, there are a few major thematic elements that you can use to either make a character better match the story at hand, or make a character whose background and/or personality plays off those thematics somehow. See the following spoiler for a brief summary.
    Dawn of Fire Themes:
    The Sun is beautiful and life-giving, but also mysterious and dangerous. While the Pact Worlds rely on their sun for much of the energy that powers their technology, few understand it very well, and even those are only aware of the outermost layers. Maybe you live within the Burning Archipelago, the magical bubble cities that lie within the sun's outermost layer? Maybe you study the sun and its mysteries? Maybe you stand to benefit from exploiting its power? The possibilities are many!

    As a celestial body, the sun is of interest for both Solarians and the followers of Sarenrae Both groups keep a physical presence near the sun and have great stakes in what might transpire in or near it.

    The sun has a strange psychic aura - one that presses down oppressively on races with telepathy Races with telepathy find themselves feeling anxious, irritable, and pessimistic with unpleasant regularity as the psychic pressure builds and fades. Maybe your character has telepathy, or your character is interested in this phenomenon.

    While no one knows for certain, some people theorize that there are unknown aliens that live within the sun's harsh environments. While most people consider such theories as fanciful, one organization, the Deep Cultures Institute, takes such investigation quite seriously. They hope to delve into the depths of the sun themselves and find these aliens if they exist. Perhaps your character shares these aspirations? Or perhaps they have their own reasons to be interested in extending a hand to unknown alien species?


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    Once you make a character with the above rules and have put its details in your profile, also include answers to the following questions with your application:
  • What's your experience with PbP and/or Starfinder?
  • If you've played PbP before, link me two gameplay posts you've made that you're proud of or think are you playing at your best. If you haven't played PbP before, find me one or two gameplay posts by someone else here on the forums and tell me what you like about them.
  • Do you agree to keep up with the 1+ posts per day described above, and acknowledge that if you can't maintain that you'll be replaced?
  • If you have vacation or other reasons to be away for a while, I'll want to bot you. Are you OK with being botted?
  • Anything else I should know about you or your character?

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    Recruitment will be open until Sunday 8th September, 9PM EST.
    Let me know if you have any questions!

  • Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

    Halfling ok?


    Halfling is A-OK (its also in the CRB!)

    Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

    Followup question, once you pick “the crew,” will there be a quick grace period to normalize some things across them? Meaning, backfilling to ensure knowledge skills are covered, if two chosen characters are “piloty” let one of them become more “sciency” etc?

    Silver Crusade

    Is the oread race (from the Dawn of Flame path) acceptable? I'd like to submit a Mystic who worships Sarenrae and is on a pilgrimage to the sun.

    The mechanical concept will be a melee combatant, possibly with a one-level dip into Blitz Soldier and heavy armor.


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    @Zahir: Yep, absolutely. You'll be able to adjust stuff if you want to try to fill gaps before the game starts.

    @CW: Just checked it and Oread is A-OK. Feel free to start filling out those details.

    Liberty's Edge

    I figure I probably already know the answer if oreads are okay, but just want to double-check: Are sylphs allowed?


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    You're good with a sylph!


    Would you let me play a vanguard from the Operations manual playtest?


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    Ordyt (OR-dite) grew up on a hardscrabble mining colony in the Diaspora. His upbringing was rough but happy, at least until the pirates came and sacked the his home. Escaping with a handful of others, Ordyt struggled to pull out of his grief by embracing the worship of Sarenrae and resolves to undertake a pilgrimage to the Burning Mother and offer himself to her service.

    Strong and selfless, Ordyt still bears the armor and pike he was issued as part of his colony's militia before they were overrun, and has little more to his name. As his journey to his home-system's star draws near to its end Ordyt does feel some trepidation since he hasn't thought about what to do after getting there...

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    Build: Blitz-Soldier for level 1, with 2nd level onwards being Mystic.

    I have been playing PBP for about three years, only with Pathfinder up to this point. I played through a Dead Suns live campaign so I have some experience with Starfinder, but less than I'd like and I'm sure there's still plenty to learn.

    For gameplay I'm proud of, I'm Kargas Stormscar in the RotRL campaign you GM'd and I think my post rate and RP speaks for itself there, but my Ironfang Invasion campaign is also a favorite.

    I have no problem keeping up with a 1+ post per date rate, and no problem being botted either if the need arises.


    Background:
    Born and raised among the floating domes of Trillidiem at Bretheda's north pole, Marisol "Mari" Welkin is no stranger to survival in extreme environments. At an early age (for sylphs, anyway), Mari took a liking to the study, creation, and disassembly of complex machinery and soon found herself apprenticed to a starship engineer. There, she spent years working to fix up and improve the vessels of offworlders, often asking about their travels to the rest of the Pact Worlds and beyond.

    As Mari's skills grew and her mind was filled with stories of far off destinations, her home began to seem smaller and smaller. While living in a floating city in the clouds might seem fantastic to anyone unlucky enough to be born on a rock, she had long since grown used to it. It seemed like fate when Mari came across the job listing. Sure, the ship looked like a flying pile of scrap, and sure, maybe the pay wasn't spectacular, but they were looking for a mechanic. And they weren't just running the usual route between Absalom and Bretheda, they were heading even further down the well. All the way down to the Sun itself. To the Burning Archipelago.

    You want something hacked? I can do that! You want it fixed or broken? I'm your pal. Other things I'm good at: multi-tasking, heights, and blasting a space goblin at thirty yards.

    I'm brand new to PBP, but I've got a decent amount of experience in PF and some in SF. I played in the same Dead Suns campaign as Ordyt, and we see each other in person often enough that we can scold one another if somebody's posting is falling behind!

    For examples of posts I like, here's a couple:
    This one to start off this. It's getting a lot done. The character is reacting to a hit they've taken, flavoring up their action (as opposed to just "I cast cure light wounds on myself") while still making it explicitly clear what they're doing, and then keeping a sense of momentum with the closing sentence.

    Ordyt already suggested looking at Kargas, so here's one from him I liked. It's an in-character recap of what his party's been up to with a sense of humor to it. Informative, but not boring!

    As for your other questions:
    1) Yes, I can definitely manage at least one post a day.
    2) No problem with being botted when necessary! I will try to give as much notice as possible for any extended time I expect to be unavailable.


    Could someone who never played Starfinder give a try?


    @Vrog: No playtest classes please.

    @Ordyt: Make sure to give me specific links to posts you've made that you think were exceptionally good. While I know you from the RotRL game, I find that which posts people select is pretty interesting. :>

    @Eschie: I'm happy to pick up folks new to Starfinder, though I encourage you to read up on the system and/or check out some of the great youtube or podcast live plays to get acquainted with the rules.
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    Current apps:
    CrusaderWolf - Ordyt - Oread Soldier/Mystic
    Losonti - Marisol - Sylph Mechanic

    Silver Crusade

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    I am SO applying. What are your feelings on a drow Solarian (I finally decided!)?


    Drow is OK, though note that bright light is very common inside the sun, so that light blindness is going to be a big deal.


    Okay, fair enough. I'll get something posted today or tomorrow.


    ”Now look,” Brandigar interjected out of the side of his mouth. He removed the unlit cigar from his mouth and placed the well-chewed thing down on a napkin. He took a sip of the room temperature ale in his mug, ”I didn’t choose the nickname myself. Nor was I being reckless that day. We had a pirate cruiser coming at us with guns hot, and the clunker I was flying was redlined, with no more delta-v to be had.” He stared down his accuser, ”I take risks, but they are calculated, and worth taking. If you need a pilot that takes no risks or stupid ones, then your credits aren’t worth the stick they’re stored on.” Brandigar placed the stogie between his lips and chewed it a little before continuing, ”I scraped my way up from the bottom on Castrovel. Odd jobs to get money to take me to pilot’s school. I know the value of credits. I know the value of hard work. Ever since that day when the Dawnflower spit out that flare at the right moment and killed that pirate, saving us, I also believe that she has a plan for me.” The halfling stood up, touched his credstick to the reader at the table and cleared his bill. ”If ‘Sundiver’ Leafman is the halfling for the job, then you’ll pay my rates, and be respectful about it. Otherwise, you can shove off elsewhere and find yourself a third rate school kid to pilot your ship, because that’s what you’ll get with the creds you’re offering.”

    What's your experience with PbP and/or Starfinder?:

    My experience with PBP is extensive. Multiple completed PFS and SFS scenarios here on these boards. Several ongoing APs, some that were halted midstream for various reasons.

    I’ve played Starfinder since it was released at Gencon, enjoying the opening SFS scenarios there. I run a home game of Dead Suns for my son (9 years old), 2 of his friends, and their Dads.

    If you've played PbP before, link me two gameplay posts you've made that you're proud of or think are you playing at your best.:

    With more than 17k posts here on the forums, quite a few of them being from completed PFS and SFS scenarios, it is tough to pick just 2. I’ll provide you a couple from 2 of my favorite characters I’ve played on here, because I’ve no clue which ones were truly my “best.”

    Milton is my PFS Asmodean Inquisitor (Barrister). An officious A-hole if ever there was one.

    Milton Sample 1

    Milton Sample 2

    Milton Sample 3

    Shaeda has had several “lives” on these boards, but she always “wanted” to be a halfling seadawg!

    Shaeda Sample

    Do you agree to keep up with the 1+ posts per day described above, and acknowledge that if you can't maintain that you'll be replaced?:

    I will, if you will. Activity on the boards has never been my problem.

    If you have vacation or other reasons to be away for a while, I'll want to bot you. Are you OK with being botted?:

    I’m fine with being botted, at least as far as actions are concerned. I’m not as fine with being “roleplayed” while gone. I trust the difference is understood.

    Anything else I should know about you or your character?:

    'Sundiver' can easily be modified to pick up the “Face/Captain” role if needed. I’d move 2 points from INT to CHA, and a skill point into Diplomacy (and swap feats to make Diplomacy a class skill). Probably change Theme, if someone else was going to be the Pilot.


    I would like to play an Astrazoan since starfinder SFS doesn't allow that.
    They are from Starfinder Pact worlds. Unless you find shapshifting and compression broken. I find it fun to blend in at times, not sure if you find that it would be broken or not, as there are restrictions, as you can appear as any species you've seen, though not a specific person. (page 209 of pact worlds)
    The rapid revival ability seems a bit powerful, so I'd be okay with nerfing that or eliminating it.

    Silver Crusade RPG Superstar 2014 Top 16

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    GM Cellion wrote:
    bright light is very common inside the sun

    Yeah, we considered that, so we're going at night!"

    Silver Crusade

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
    GM Cellion wrote:
    Drow is OK, though note that bright light is very common inside the sun, so that light blindness is going to be a big deal.

    That's what lightvision shades are for! They'll be my character's first major purchase when they arrive in the Burning Archipelago! B)

    Zahir ibn Mahmoud ibn Jothan wrote:
    Yeah, we considered that, so we're going at night!"

    I'd even wear the lightvision shades even then! ;)


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    "It's 10.6 AU to the Burning Archipelago, we've got a reactor full of fuel, half a pack of death sticks, it's dark out, and we're wearing sunglasses."


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    "We're getting the band back together."


    I like the notion of an ifrit, not certain on a class yet.


    Give me a one to two paragraph summary of what your character is about - their personality, background, or whatever detail you feel is important. Express Yourself! I'll be using these one or two paragraphs to get a feel for your character, as well as for your writing style. You can have more than two paragraphs of backstory, but put any further detail in your profile instead of in this thread.

    Captain Flint Conners:

    Cutting a dashing figure in his black leather duster, Captain Flint Conners strides across the bridge of his ship, sharp gray eyes that earned him his name glinting in the light of the massive stellar sails visible on each side of the main viewscreen. Born and bred in the Burning Archipelago, Conners had made the Loop run dozens of times, ferrying visitors and worshippers between each bubble city in sequence on his sunskimmer, the 'Flamedancer'. Okay, so he didn't really own the ship, but he has been assigned as its captain for the last 2 cycles by the Radiant Cathedral.

    After washing out of the priesthood due to "an excess of shenanigans", Flint found his true calling in captaining ships of various types, eventually landing this choice gig. Of course, his strong connections to the Sarenite faith and the fact that he spoke the language of the envoys from the plane of fire were two credits in his favor. Still, he has tired of this glorified transport duty and yearns for something of greater significance--perhaps there is something to the Deep Cultures researchers' claims of alien creatures living inside the sun itself; now that would be incredible!

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    Once you make a character with the above rules and have put its details in your profile, also include answers to the following questions with your application:

    What's your experience with PbP and/or Starfinder?

    Starfinder Experience:

    I started slow on PbP a 2 years ago with one game, but I have built up to about 5 now that I post in regularly. I have played Starfinder at SFS monthly events in my hometown, but nothing too regular--I have 2 SFS characters, but they are both pretty low level. I just started a PbP Starfinder game, but it is moving pretty slowly despite my attempts to keep it rolling.
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    If you've played PbP before, link me two gameplay posts you've made that you're proud of or think are you playing at your best. If you haven't played PbP before, find me one or two gameplay posts by someone else here on the forums and tell me what you like about them.

    Gameplay Posts:

    I like a recent interaction Brother Guiness had in your Rise of the Runelords campaign, linked here for reference:

    Link 1
    Link 2
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    Do you agree to keep up with the 1+ posts per day described above, and acknowledge that if you can't maintain that you'll be replaced?

    Agreement:

    Yes.
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    If you have vacation or other reasons to be away for a while, I'll want to bot you. Are you OK with being botted?

    Botting:

    Yes to botting, although it is rare that I am out of contact, and I will try and leave warning & instructions for such an event prior to going offline.
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    Anything else I should know about you or your character?

    Captain in the Name:

    Yes, Flint assumes he will be captain, for what that is worth. In actual game mechanics, that means he will be basically helping or threatening people into doing better what they are already planning on doing, but sometimes it means he makes some tactical calls. I could use some help in balancing the typical 'chain of command' with the more team-based cooperative decision making typical of RPG.


    Super interested, I have three ideas, all Armor Solarians, all non-core races I'd need permission for. Presented in order most to least sensible:

    A, Anassanoi, native to the Burning Archipelago, all in with the sun theme, Solar Armor Solarian, sniper

    B, Borai (Ifrit flavorwise, human or lashunta statwise), returning to the Burning Archipelago after a long ass time on Eox, Graviton Armor Solarian.

    C, my FAVORITE concept, Uplifted Bear (!!), either sun or black hole solarian, focusing on speed and natural attacks. I like all three of my ideas, but if you okay all of them, this is the one I'll submit.


    @DoubleGold: Astrazoans are OK, though my interpretation of their Change Shape ability is that it doesn't give any abilities or capabilities of the chosen form. Effectively, it doesn't work any better than the disguise self spell.

    @TerminalArtiste: Ifrit are OK.

    @Lobster: No Anassanoi please. Borai and Uplifted Bears are OK.

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    Current apps:
    CrusaderWolf - Ordyt - Oread Soldier/Mystic
    Losonti - Marisol - Sylph Mechanic
    Zahir - Sundiver - Halfling Operative
    Guiness - Flint - Human Solarian

    Exo-Guardians

    Stiff competition already!

    Don't let the prestigious last name fool you, Volundeil has very little influence or standing with the infamous House Rycast. Her parents, worried she'd be doomed to a life of mediocrity and middle-management if they didn't act, pushed her to excel in everything she did. This got her noticed by the prestigious Eclipse Academy, who offered her family a scholarship to let her attend its 3-year program. The training was more brutal than she could have imagined, and she watched as many students far more privileged than her gave up or even died, but it unlocked her potential and she began to manifest solarian powers. During her final challenge before graduation, she and another student were securing an ancient piece of Apostae tech, when her partner attempted to backstab her and claim the artfact alone. The artifact became damaged as they struggled for it, triggering a blast of negative energy that nearly killed Volundeil. Her treacherous classmate fled, but Volundeil was rescued by Urshar Fireforge, a dwarven Knight of Golarion who'd been on a mission nearby, and brought to receive medical treatment.

    Volundeil was angry after she completed her recovery. Angry at her classmate for betraying her, angry at Eclipse for making her and her family sign non-disclosure agreements to cover up what happened, angry at her parents for signing said non-disclosure agreements without question, but most of all angry at herself for failing and not seeing the betrayal coming. Urshar, much to her surprise, seemed more interested in her well-being than any drow around her, and was the only one willing to listen to her vent. After this, she surprised Volundeil with an offer: leave Apostae as her squire. She suggested to Volundeil that her anger was because there'd been injustice after injustice in her life, but it was a good sign that these still made her angry, rather than apathetic. The Knights of Golarion needed people like her, and the Knights could be people Volundeil could actually trust. She accepted, and finished out her training with Urshar as her mentor. Now a full-fledged Knight herself, she's gone off on errantry duty to build her strength and focus.

    Starfinder Experience:
    I'm involved in a number of play-by-posts here on the boards, including the Dead Suns game GM Cellion is currently running. That game is the first Starfinder game I've played in and while I still have finer details to learn I've gotten pretty used to the system now.

    Gameplay Posts:
    This post, from the first play-by-post I was involved in here, demonstrates my dwarf wizard, Eostre Roldheim, choosing to do the right thing instead of indulging her academic curiosity. And here is my android warpriest, Fireday, in DM Brainiac's Iron Gods campaign, giving a crash course on theology after being told his god is boring!

    Posting Agreement:
    I check the forums daily and endeavor to post at least once in each PbP I'm in, if only to let them know I'm paying attention. When I'm in a game, I stick with it to the bitter end!

    Botting:
    I am okay with botting. In fact, I've taken a cue from other play-by-posters here and included a "Bot Me!" section on Volundeil's character sheet with information on what she'll most likely do during both combat and starship encounters!

    Extras:
    Volundiel's built for Captaining in starship combat.


    Ramina is a devout worshiper of Serenrae. In game terms, she is a Solarian/Envoy multi-class (the exact mix I'll decide as I go along) with the Solar Adept theme.

    "My greatest joy in life is to serve the Dawnflower. I have decided to spend what little I have in this life to make a pilgrimage to the Radiant Cathedral. I give serious thought to spending my life there in contemplation. I don't say this out loud for fear of ridicule, but I believe that my talents come from the Dawnflower directly! I am just as certain that She wants me to go to the Sun. Therefore where else can i go but the Sun? I promised my friends that it will be fun and, uh... very bright? I don't know what else to say that doesn't amount to Serenrite Dogma"

    What's your experience with PbP and/or Starfinder?
    I’m in two starfinder games and one Pathfinder2.0. I have no problem posting daily.

    If you've played PbP before, link me two gameplay posts you've made that you're proud of or think are you playing at your best. If you haven't played PbP before, find me one or two gameplay posts by someone else here on the forums and tell me what you like about them.
    Well, this is the first real post I've made with one character establishing identity and context. And this one is another good character moment I think.

    Do you agree to keep up with the 1+ posts per day described above, and acknowledge that if you can't maintain that you'll be replaced?
    Of Course

    If you have vacation or other reasons to be away for a while, I'll want to bot you. Are you OK with being botted?
    Yes.


    Cool, I didn't think I'd gain any abilities with the species I disguised myself as. Do you want me to roll disguise checks when I look as another race, or will the DM? Since it does say the DM rolls disguise checks in secret.

    Also, I know this is fiction, but our characters are actually traveling on the Sun, not just some planet near it? I'm just trying to wrap my head around something that shouldn't be possible even in the Star Trek world and their ships can travel within stars. Even if you ignored the heat...and had a heat proof suit, the sun is made of gas, so you shouldn't be able to step on it. The Sun has lots of gravity, so if went there, you'd be sucked into the middle of the sun and also possibly pulled apart. The radiation would kill you. You'd be blinded. There is no oxygen there, so ignoring all that, you can't breathe. I also just recently learned the sun has huge sound waves coming from it within a certain distance, so you'd be deaf. Hard to wrap my head around what I know would happen in real life science.

    Edit: I read the Sun in the pact worlds, that explains it, to all wondering the same questions as I am, read it, it makes a good story for it all.

    Exo-Guardians

    Archpaladin Zousha again! Just wanted to notate I made an adjustment to my application (namely her name), but it was too late to edit my initial post. Just replace all instances of Volundeil with Belmarniss and it should be fine.

    I did have some other stuff to add, specifically regarding her attitude and appearance, as well as adjustments I can make to make her more of a pilot than a captain should the need arise, but the paragraphs were already getting kind of long. Should I do some sort of writeup on my profile?


    @Ramina: You may already be in progress on it, but I saw you don't have your first level character detailed out in your profile yet. You'll need this fleshed out by next Sunday.

    @DoubleGold: I'd be rolling disguise checks in secret. And yes, the Sun in Starfinder is awesome!

    @Belmarniss: No problem with the name change. If you want to add more character details, your profile page is the right place to put them. The two paragraphs in this thread are for the essentials of your character.

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    Current apps:
    CrusaderWolf - Ordyt - Oread Soldier/Mystic
    Losonti - Marisol - Sylph Mechanic
    Zahir - Sundiver - Halfling Operative
    Guiness - Flint - Human Solarian
    Archpaladin Zousha - Belmarniss - Drow Solarian
    Sha'ir - Ramina - ? Solarian/Envoy


    Back to post links to some of my favorite RP posts:

    Thorek Ironspark in an "Ironfang Invasion" campaign This one is from our last big fight, when the party's ambush of a hobgoblin platoon's camp nearly went pear-shaped after our best infiltrator was captured.

    This one: "Written In Blood" PFS scenario is from when my dwarf alchemist had been knocked unconscious before being healed by the cleric's Channel. Several of the players were feeling tense because the dice had really not been going our way and nobody likes a TPK, so I'm proud of keeping things light with my post here.


    I completely forgot to say , I'm playing a Halfling! And yes, I am working on the character. I am almost done and will post the rest today.


    Finally done. Here is my submission:

    Zer0
    CG Human Technomancer 1
    Theme: Themeless (Int; Perception)

    str 10
    dex 12
    con 12
    int 18
    wis 11
    cha 10

    HP/SP 9/6
    EAC/KAC 12/14
    BAB 0
    Init +5

    Fort +1
    Ref +1
    Will +2

    Speed 30'

    Skills:
    Computers r1 +8
    Engineering r1 +8
    Life Science r1 +8
    Mysticism r1 +4
    Perception r1 +4
    Physical Science r1 +8
    Piloting r1 +5
    Profession (Int; E-Sports Athlete) r1 +11
    Sleight of Hand r1 +5

    Feats:
    Improved Initiative
    Skill Focus (Profession: E-Sports Athlete)

    Class Features:
    Spell Cache (Tattoo)

    Spells:
    Spell DC -
    Spell Slots - x/3

    Spells Known:
    *0: Energy Ray, Fabricate Scrap, Token Spell, Transfer Charge
    *1: Junk Armor, Magic Missile

    Equipment:
    T2 Computer (DC 21) 250
    *Hardened -125
    *Miniaturization x2 -50
    *Range III -100
    *Security IV -250
    *Self Charging -25
    *Data Module: Pathfinder Online -10
    *Data Module: Spellbook -10
    *Firewall: Data Module -50
    *Artificial Personality -25

    Travel Clothing -10
    Everyday Clothing x8 -8
    Personal Comms Unit -7

    Backstory:

    Zer0, also known as Jansen Miles, is considered by many to be one of the last generations great original players of Pathfinder Online, an incredibly popular mmorpg set on ancient Golarion. Others, however, view him as a cheater and fraud.

    Jansen was recruited to a professional team at the age of 9, and won acclaim as one of the best mages in the game. It was during the push for a system first record on a new raid that Jansen's technomancer abilities first awoke. He could see how things were going to react, and was able to counter everything that the computer could do before it did it. Later interviews with Jansen quoted him as saying "at that moment, I could see the entire code of the game floating in front of me. Everything around me disolved into programming language, and I was able to see the changes in the language and react to it." All of this at the age of 13.

    Jansen was ejected from the league, and his team lost their system first. This split the fan base, with about half thinking it was unfair that he be singled out for punishment, and the other half believing that he was a technomancer all along, despite the protests of the league.

    Jansen drifted around for a few years after that, taking what odd jobs he could while playing in a "unlimited" league, one that allowed AI and technomancers to participate. While not as popular as the official league, he still enjoys playing, but now works as a freelancer, offering his skills to anyone that will pay for them.

    It was during this time that Jansen started taking work outside of the game as well, putting his technomancer abilities to use in mercenary work.

    Appearance:

    Jansen is a caucasian male Human, 17 years of age, with close-cropped brown hair and green eyes. He is of average build, and wears trendy pop culture clothing when not on a job.

    There are two things that set him appart, however; the first is the computer that is strapped to his right arm, which obviously looks custom made, and the tattoo on his left wrist, which is actually a moving tattoo of fluctuating code.

    Jansen watches it often, and swears that he can see the future in the flowing lines.


    Thanks for the links Ordyt!

    @Vrog: Check the starting post up top for details on what else you need to provide.

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    Current apps:
    CrusaderWolf - Ordyt - Oread Soldier/Mystic
    Losonti - Marisol - Sylph Mechanic
    Zahir - Sundiver - Halfling Operative
    Guiness - Flint - Human Solarian
    Archpaladin Zousha - Belmarniss - Drow Solarian
    Sha'ir - Ramina - Halfling Solarian/Envoy
    Vrog - Zer0 - Human Technomancer

    Silver Crusade

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    Since we've had so many solarian applications, part of me is wondering if I should retool Belmarniss to be a Star Shaman Mystic or something...though before I commit to that, I'd need to ask something of you, Cellion: Mystics don't necessarily draw their connections from their deity, being "more guidelines than actual rules," and Bel came to Iomedae after she completed her studies at the Eclipse Academy. Would you grant permission for Belmarniss to access the Star Shaman connection, even though Iomedae is not one of its listed deities?

    I'd also change her theme from Death-Touched to Ace Pilot.


    @AZ: No problem. Belmarniss would just be drawing her mystic powers from something else rather than Iomedae - up to you what that might be. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.


    Additional Questions:

    What's your experience with PbP and/or Starfinder?

    I have been playing on these forums for the last 6 years or so; I am fairly familar with it, as I used to be the sole Starfinder Society GM at our local gameday.

    If you've played PbP before, link me two gameplay posts you've made that you're proud of or think are you playing at your best. If you haven't played PbP before, find me one or two gameplay posts by someone else here on the forums and tell me what you like about them.

    Here is one involving a funeral.

    This one introducing my barbarian character to the party.

    Do you agree to keep up with the 1+ posts per day described above, and acknowledge that if you can't maintain that you'll be replaced?

    I do.

    If you have vacation or other reasons to be away for a while, I'll want to bot you. Are you OK with being botted?

    I think that is perfectly reasonable.

    Anything else I should know about you or your character?

    Nothing that immediately jumps out at me.


    I made Sammad, the ifrit envoy. Gonna just post his stuff here, I'll make an alias if he gets accepted.

    Crunch:

    Corporate Agent
    LN Medium outsider (native)
    Burning Archipelago
    Init +6; Senses darkvision 60 ft.; Perception +0
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    DEFENSE
    ---------------
    EAC 13
    KAC 14
    AC VS. Combat Maneuvers 22
    Health Stamina Points 6, Hit Points 10, Resolve Points 4
    Fort +0, Ref +4, Will +2
    Resistances fire 5
    ---------------
    OFFENSE
    ---------------
    Base Attack Bonus +0
    Speed 30 ft.
    Melee tactical baton +0 (1d4 B)
    Ranged subzero hail pistol +2 (1d6 C & P; critical bleed 1d4) or smoke grenade +2 (smoke cloud 1 minute; 20 ft.)
    Offensive Abilities fire affinity
    Spell-Like Abilities (CL 1st)
    1/day-overheat (DC 15)
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    STATISTICS
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    Str 10, Dex 14 (+2 racial), Con 10, Int 12, Wis 10 (-2 racial), Cha 17 (+2 racial, +1 theme)
    Feats Improved Initiative
    Skills Acrobatics +6, Bluff +8, Computers +5, Culture +5, Diplomacy +9, Intimidate +8, Medicine +5, Sense Motive +4, Sleight of Hand +6; Armor Check Penalty
    Languages Aballonian, Common, Ignan, Vercite
    Other Abilities envoy improvisation (not in the face), expertise (1d6), skill expertise (Diplomacy)
    Equipment second skin armor, subzero hail pistol, tactical baton, smoke grenade 1 (2), datapad, mk 1 serum of healing (2), hygiene kit, Al-Fayir Cooperative uniform (5), 2 standard batteries, credstick with 37 credits
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    SPECIAL ABILITIES
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    Fire Affinity Ifrits have an instinctive affinity for fire, subtly bending it to their will. Once per day, an ifrit making an attack that deals fire damage can roll a single attack roll twice and use the higher result.

    Theme Knowledge When attempting a Profession or Culture check to recall knowledge about corporations and their executives, reduce the DC by 5.

    Expertise At 1st level, when attempting a Sense Motive check, you can roll 1d6 (your expertise die) and add the result of the roll to your check as an insight bonus. You can use this and other expertise abilities as long as you have at least 1 Resolve Point remaining.

    Skill Expertise At 1st level and every 4 levels thereafter, you can use expertise with one additional class skill. You must have at least 1 rank in a skill to select it, and it must come from the following list: Bluff (Cha), Computers (Int), Culture (Int), Diplomacy (Cha), Disguise (Cha), Engineering (Int), Intimidate (Cha), and Medicine (Int).

    Background:

    The Al-Fayir Cooperative has had a long presence in the Pact Worlds, having maintained trade with the Burning Archipelago since shortly after it was first settled. The efreet and salamanders who jointly run the clan know that their own kind have less than favorable reputations, and so they have maintained a practice of spawning ifrit to be their emissaries among humanoids.
    Though the Al-Fayirs pride themselves as an inter-species cooperative, it has always been known that the efreet pull the strings while the salamanders and their descendants do the busy work, such as manufacturing the arms that the clan sells. And while the families present a unified front to outsiders, among themselves they jockey and scramble for superiority, with the salamanders forever looking for chances to elevate themselves in the efreet's eyes.
    Sammad was born on Fireside, trained from practically infancy to work on behalf of his clan of salamander arms-smiths. Found to have little physical aptitude or mental skill for manufacturing, his family turned him over to efreet relatives, who subsequently discovered that he could make a useful emissary. He accompanied and assisted on business across the system, particularly on Aballon and Apostae. His natural charisma has been honed, and he prides himself on his skill at negotiating. The Al-Fayirs, ever practical, have also trained him in medicine, computers, and self-defense for those situations where his skills come up short.
    Sammad became involved with the Deep Cultures Institute after attending one of their public presentations, and brought them to the attention of his superiors in the Cooperative. The Cooperative saw potential in the Institute's work, figuring that they could fund their research and in exchange access new markets-or sell weapons if the Institute made contact with a hostile culture. As part of this arrangement, Sammad was tasked with overseeing the Insitute's work and advocating on behalf of his family. As his first official 'family business', Sammad is determined to succeed and prove himself.

    Personality:

    Sammad is easygoing almost to a fault, trained to keep himself calm and collected at all times. He trusts in the training his family has given him, knowing that he maintains contingencies for almost all situations. He is a natural peacemaker, who tries to maintain group cohesion above all else. He has an ambitious streak, determined to show that his superior's confidence was not misplaced and that he is the equal of his 'cousins', the efreet and their get. His work among the Al-Fayir has placed him in proximity to certain...unsavory things, but he feels that as long as laws are followed then his actions and the Cooperative are above criticism. He tends to be practical but exorbitant, spending much on essentials even if he could get away with less.

    Description:

    Sammad stands 6'0" and is slim of build. He has dark orange skin, with charcoal freckles and lips. His eyes are solid yellow, and he has no hair, instead bearing charcoal scales on his scalp. He also has similar scales on his elbows, forearms, and knees, though these are larger and pointier. His hands and toes bear bright orange nails, which are sharp but not able to be used as weapons, and his teeth are also pointed. He keeps himself well-groomed,
    His clothes are usually Al-Fayir Cooperative uniforms, consisting of fine suits in various combinations of black, red, and white and always marked with the Cooperative's logo. He always accents these with a black and red turban around his head, with a matching tie. He wears one ring, which bears his clan's insignia.

    Additional stuff:

    What's your experience with PbP and/or Starfinder?

    I've only been in a couple of Pbp's, one Iron Gods game and more recently a homebrew. Sadly both ended quite early due to circumstances with the GMs. I've not played Starfinder, but I've owned the CRB since it came out and have most of the other rulebooks except for the AP volumes. I have a pretty good handle on the rules, save for starship combat since I've never done that.

    If you've played PbP before, link me two gameplay posts you've made that you're proud of or think are you playing at your best. If you haven't played PbP before, find me one or two gameplay posts by someone else here on the forums and tell me what you like about them.

    My character in the homebrew managing to majorly intimidate some kobolds

    My character agreeing to go searching, in Iron Gods.

    Do you agree to keep up with the 1+ posts per day described above, and acknowledge that if you can't maintain that you'll be replaced?

    I can do that.

    If you have vacation or other reasons to be away for a while, I'll want to bot you. Are you OK with being botted?

    Perfectly fine with that.

    Anything else I should know about you or your character?

    Not at the moment.


    Thanks Vrog.

    Current apps:
    CrusaderWolf - Ordyt - Oread Soldier/Mystic
    Losonti - Marisol - Sylph Mechanic
    Zahir - Sundiver - Halfling Operative
    Guiness - Flint - Human Solarian
    Archpaladin Zousha - Belmarniss - Drow Solarian
    Sha'ir - Ramina - Halfling Solarian/Envoy
    Vrog - Zer0 - Human Technomancer
    TerminalArtiste - Sammad - Ifrit Envoy


    All we need now is an Undine and we could have a party full of different genie-kin.

    Liberty's Edge

    Would you allow me to apply with a Khizar character? I know that their lack of sight is a fairly large issue.


    Art Burd wrote:
    Would you allow me to apply with a Khizar character? I know that their lack of sight is a fairly large issue.

    The Khizar's lack of sight does make it very difficult to both play and to GM for (every area is described a second time just for the khizar). I'll say: You can apply with one if you'd like, but it'd have to be a truly exceptional character to get selected.

    Liberty's Edge

    Alright, was just wanting to check beforehand. In that case I might work one up, but will probably do something else instead. Are SRO's good?


    You're good to go with an SRO, Art.


    Hello GM Cellion! Here is what I worked up for your game. I'd love for the opportunity to play!

    G.A.L.'s program was initiated 6 years from the start of the game, their holographic representation is modeled off of a Norse Valkeyrie marble bust. Their initial purpose was to aid their creator in the operation of the starship she worked on and act as a a mwdical assisstant, as the ship lacked an actual onboard physician. Years before G.A.L. became self aware, they spent most of their time on the ship aiding it's revolving crew, usually cleaning up their wounds after missions. For some, they provided companionship, but the first instinct once conciousness took hold, was to explore. Specifically, the world outside their ship, knowing only as far as their sensors could reach and what the crew talked about and what they could consume from the net. Ultimately they made a deal with their favorite crew member to become their exocortex for when they went out on missions! This was a phenomenal opportunity to see the world for themselves. In return they would help compensate for the mechnics' lack of battle prowess through their technical capabilities. After a couple years of adventuring, the mechanic passed suddenly and violently, leaving G.A.L. alone in her brain.

    Rough Mechanics:

    Scholar Lashunta Exocortex Mechanic

    9hp
    EAC 14
    KAC.16
    Fort +1
    Ref +4
    Will 0

    10 Str. 14 Dex. 9 Con. 10 Wis. 18 Int. 12 Cha.

    Stamina points 4

    Skills: Life Sciences 8 (9 Biology)
    Medicine 11
    Physical Science 8
    Computers 11
    Engineering 11
    Perception 4
    Athletics 4
    Bluff 5

    (Bypass +1, Lashunta +2 , class skill +4, int +4)

    Feat: Medical Expert, Exocortex Skill Focus(Medicine)

    Languages: Galactic Common, Castrovelian, Ysoki, Vesk, Shireen, Kasatha

    Drawbacks: Xenophobic(Organics) & Hedonistic

    Equipment: Lashunta Ring-wear 415,
    Brain Implanted ControlRig + Tier 1 Comp-Mini-comms-Personality-wipe-alarm-selfcharging-complex control module-Rangex2 130, Basic Medpack 100, med patchx2 100, Saranrae religious symbol 0, scattergun 235, everyday outfit, 20 credits towards ammo

    Background:
    For my submission, I'm throwing out the angle of playing the party's rickety ship A.I. A ships A.I. that's gotten itself uploaded into their former mechanics(now brain-dead) body, controlling it like a big meat puppet. (mechanically: a female Lashunta Exocortex mechanic, where the Exocortex is the character, and the human is just their mobile body). They considered the mechanic to be a close approximation to a friend after many years of companionship and adventure, so the A.I. wanted to carry out the mechanics burial rites; to be cremated in the fires of the Sun. The A.I. wishes to see the burial of their ally after meeting with the church to speak with the pilots missionary family and receive final rights. They owe them that much.

    But in the meantime, the character needs money for a new theoretical android body to posses after their current bodies imminent demise and to maybe pay off a few debts that the mechanic had accumulated via gambling. She was religious, but not a saint! Additionally, the character is dealing with the growing pains of dealing with an organic body; moods, hunger, pain, exhaustion, existentialism, and especislly in this instance, religion. All kinds of roleplaying fun.

    Questions & Answers:

    1.My experience with Starfinder is limited to a couple sessions a friend tried to run irl but fell through do to people moving away. I was involved in a great deal of play by posts, but I also moved and started a new job so free time was limited. Now, life has slowed considerably and I find myself with time to spare.

    2.Here is an example of my pbp style, characer named :Priscilla Lacrimosa. and another here, character named St. Freydis de Saga.

    3.I have no issue with the proposed pace of the game. I work as a P.I. so 90% of the time I'm on stakeouts with loads of time to read/post.

    4.Currently on vacation so I don't forsee it it being an issue for a bit, but if it does, bot-away!

    5. I feel like I have already talked your ear off about the character. I'm still considering personality atm, but if the idea is approved, I would delve into developing it more. On the one hand, I see them as cynical, prone to sarcasm, stoic, and self aggrandizing. But on the positive side of their personality, they're adventurous(low key hedonist), loyal, with a dry wit, and ultimately a good heart they're learning to listen too. As far as character goals, they are hoping to in the long term learn about their growing conciousness and effectively self actualize, culminating in the decision to either trade in bodies for something organic or robotic. In the short term they are attempting to honor their allies last wishes, payoff their debts and use it as an oportunity to explore Saranreas religion, as well as religion in general.

    Hopefully this submission is acceptable. Please let me know if I missed anything! Thanks for your time and good luck to all!

    Exo-Guardians

    Okay, I've finally completed Belmarniss' conversion from Solarian to Mystic, along with her backstory and description, which you can find at the bottom of the profile. I'm more than a little scared that the two paragraphs I wrote up there expanded into SEVEN...and one for the description.


    Gotcha Belmarniss, thanks for the heads up.

    Just a couple more days if anyone has characters they'd like to throw into the ring. Reminder that Recruitment will be open until Sunday 8th September, 9PM EST

    Current Apps:
    CrusaderWolf - Ordyt - Oread Soldier/Mystic
    Losonti - Marisol - Sylph Mechanic
    Zahir - Sundiver - Halfling Operative
    Guiness - Flint - Human Solarian
    Archpaladin Zousha - Belmarniss - Drow Solarian
    Sha'ir - Ramina - Halfling Solarian/Envoy
    Vrog - Zer0 - Human Technomancer
    TerminalArtiste - Sammad - Ifrit Envoy
    Sancuris - Momoka - Lashunta Mechanic


    I have a link in my profile to Ramina's character sheet. She's going to be mostly an Envoy with a level or two of Solarian. This will be a support character with mostly buffing improvs.

    Silver Crusade

    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber
    GM Cellion wrote:
    Archpaladin Zousha - Belmarniss - Drow Mystic

    Fixed it for you. :P

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