October 2018 Starfinder Society Releases

Thursday, October 25, 2018


Illustration by Graey Erb

October brings with it all manner of spooky gifts! While this month's Starfinder releases may not as overtly spooky in nature as some past releases, I can assure you that both scenarios involve some scenes that scream for GMs to ramp up the tension. Let's dive into this month's offerings.

Our first scenario for this month, Starfinder Society Scenario #1-24: Siege of Enlightenment really comes from a conversation I had with Organized Play Lead Developer, John Compton, regarding other civilizations near to the Pact Worlds. We both agreed that we wanted to show some minor powers throughout the region and bring in future allies/foes we could later call upon. This scenario showcases two previously unheard of powers in relative proximity to the Pact Worlds and a growing conflict that threatens to destroy them both. Tineke Bolleman, who you may recognize as one of the quest authors from Starfinder Society Scenario #1-16: Dreaming of the Future jumped right into the task of creating two new space-faring civilizations and the I think the results speak for themselves. Fans of more traditional Pathfinder won't be disappointed, as this month's Tier 1-4 scenario also brings a fan favorite species into the Starfinder limelight: hobgoblins!

Now, Organized Play Lead Developer, John Compton, is going to take some time to tell you about this month's second scenario!


Illustration by Michele Giorgi

For many months, Adrian Ng has been the behind-the-scenes champion of organized play, which is to say he's taken the lead in editing most of our scenarios. As you might guess, he's very familiar with not only our style but also our stories, and the time was right for him to show off has narrative skills with Starfinder Society's latest repeatable scenario, Starfinder Society Scenario #1-25: The Beacon Code Dilemma. Not only does this explore some of the Society's past and the machine god Triune's lore (including an influential priest, pictured here), but it's also a fun romp through space in search of a lost starship and priceless artifact—classic! Adrian's included a lot of fun ways to vary the experience, providing fun ways for the GM to both personalize some of the discoveries and shake up the combats. Be sure to check out this Tier 3-6 scenario.

So with all that, I think you can see why we're pretty darn excited for October's offerings. Stop by the blog next month, when we'll be previewing the next set of scenarios, including our first scenario for a brand new faction that some of you may already be familiar with. Speaking of familiarity, fans of Pathfinder Society are in for a treat as we explore a Starfinder follow-up to one of Pathfinder's earliest scenarios!

Thurston Hillman
Starfinder Society Developer

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Grand Lodge ***** Venture-Captain, Arizona—Phoenix aka TriOmegaZero

Huzzah!

Grand Lodge ***** ⦵⦵ Venture-Captain, Online—PbP aka Hmm

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Woot! Tineke!!! I am so excited for Siege of Enlightenment as a GM! I love learning more about the setting of Starfinder, and I can't wait to see what my crafty fellow Venture Captain came up with!

I am also very excited to see a 3-6 repeatable for Starfinder Society! I met Adrian Ng at GenCon, and know how into the Starfinder world he is. It'll be lovely seeing what he came up with. Go, Adrian!


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Starfinder Superscriber

Really looking forward to both of these.

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A little gnome comes in, and hands Thurston Hillman a glass of Poshkettle Tea. "Thursty, is there any chance you'll let in all my gnomish friends soon? They've all been bugging me about when they can join the Society!"

(Any ETA on the new SFS Guide yet?)


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Starfinder Superscriber

He said earlier today that it's going through layout. I think the answer is still, soon™.

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Oh, I missed that post! Well, I am looking forward to seeing it.

Paizo Employee

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Exciting!

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Hobgoblins in Space you say?!

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

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GM Cwethan wrote:
Hobgoblins in Space you say?!

You better believe it.


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Aww yes, hope 01-24 is as good as 'Nightmare' was in 1-16! I loved running that one.

And Triune lore is up there on my 'most intriguing mysteries of Starfinder' list. Should be fun to learn more :>

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Congratulations, Tineke. I look forward to seeing the dent in the scenario. I also anticipate the chron coming prefilled with “I hate you all.”

Good times. Good times.

Scarab Sages ***** Venture-Captain, Netherlands aka Woran

Cellion wrote:

Aww yes, hope 01-24 is as good as 'Nightmare' was in 1-16! I loved running that one.

Thank you!

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Leg o' Lamb wrote:

Congratulations, Tineke. I look forward to seeing the dent in the scenario. I also anticipate the chron coming prefilled with “I hate you all.”

Good times. Good times.

No more plastic binders for scenarios. I'm getting a metal one just for you.

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GM Woran wrote:
Leg o' Lamb wrote:

Congratulations, Tineke. I look forward to seeing the dent in the scenario. I also anticipate the chron coming prefilled with “I hate you all.”

Good times. Good times.

No more plastic binders for scenarios. I'm getting a metal one just for you.

What’s one more head X-ray?

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Leg o' Lamb wrote:
GM Woran wrote:
Leg o' Lamb wrote:

Congratulations, Tineke. I look forward to seeing the dent in the scenario. I also anticipate the chron coming prefilled with “I hate you all.”

Good times. Good times.

No more plastic binders for scenarios. I'm getting a metal one just for you.
What’s one more head X-ray?

a free sandwich according to this punch card.

Dark Archive *****

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BigNorseWolf wrote:
Leg o' Lamb wrote:
GM Woran wrote:
Leg o' Lamb wrote:

Congratulations, Tineke. I look forward to seeing the dent in the scenario. I also anticipate the chron coming prefilled with “I hate you all.”

Good times. Good times.

No more plastic binders for scenarios. I'm getting a metal one just for you.
What’s one more head X-ray?
a free sandwich according to this punch card.

I think I qualify for the buffet at this point.

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So Hobgoblins.

That means diplomacy is already off the table.

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Starfinder Superscriber

You don't know that,

Duskmire Accord 9 spoiler:
the Gnolls we encountered at Salvation's End were certainly friendly!

Racial cultures can change dramatically over thousands of years.


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Arc Riley wrote:

You don't know that, ** spoiler omitted **

Racial cultures can change dramatically over thousands of years.

Diplomacy better be on the table, because I want a Hobgoblin Admittance boon.

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Starfinder Superscriber

I wouldn't be surprised, but also I have no interest in playing them.

Guess we'll find out tomorrow!

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