Walking on the Sun

Friday, March 15, 2019

Things are heating up in Starfinder adventures! The second volume of the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path, Soldiers of Brass by Crystal Frasier, releases this month, after an explosive start with James L. Sutter's Fire Starters.


Illustration by Mirco Paganessi

With Dawn of Flame, the Starfinder Adventure Path goes back to six volumes, released monthly and starting at 1st level. The action in Dawn of Flame takes place around, on, and inside Mataras, the Pact Worlds sun. It all starts on a space station near the star, where the heroes watch a magical portal to the Plane of Fire disappear into the sun just after creatures exit it for the first time in recorded history. The heroes must then peel back layers of a fiery conspiracy while delving deeper and deeper into Mataras itself.

In the Dawn of Flame video, a mysterious speaker reveals parts of this scheme.


Illustration by Mirco Paganessi

This Adventure Path emphasizes some of the fantasy in science-fantasy without straying too far from the science in that genre. Flying into the interior of a star seems impossible, yet the heroes in this story find a way, by means of magic and technology. Within Mataras are places to discover and explore, each revealing a bit of lore from the Pact Worlds or other locations in the wider galaxy.

In a similar way, each volume of the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path delves into aspects of the life in the sun. The heroes have an opportunity to experience the hustle and bustle of the Burning Archipelago, a Pact Worlds settlement in the sun's atmosphere. They can change the status quo there, and ultimately, protect the solar settlement from threats once hidden in the solar plasma.

The adventures in the Dawn of Flame Adventure Path are only part of the package. Every volume also contains new creatures, from elementals to bizarre solar aliens. Additionally, each book contains expansions to the Starfinder setting, along with new starships, gear, and other player options.

So, if you and your group want to know what hides in Mataras's stellar depths, pick up Fire Starters and dive right in!

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Huzzah!

Liberty's Edge

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This is gonna be a hot one!

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Come on baby Start My Fire. - Me reading the AP description

Dark Archive

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While the artwork in books 1 & 2 of Dawn of Flame is really good, the science-fantasy aspects really don't work for me, i'm sorry.

I really like Dead Suns, Against the Aeon Throne & Signal of Screams, but those were almost 100% sci-fi.
This feels like a re-interpretation of "Legacy of Fire" (which i liked), but not really science-fiction nor fantasy - neither fish, nor meat.

I will buy the AP books none the less and i like the Alien Archives & articles though.


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Marco Massoudi wrote:


I really like Dead Suns, Against the Aeon Throne & Signal of Screams, but those were almost 100% sci-fi.
This feels like a re-interpretation of "Legacy of Fire" (which i liked), but not really science-fiction nor fantasy - neither fish, nor meat.

I would say that´s quite the contrary. Thus far Dawn of Flame is the most sci-fi AP until now. Exploring the inside of the Sun, is quite a exploration where no one was before.

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Yeah, from reading the adventure, I don't get the feeling it feels legacy of fire rehash. Like only fantasy part is that you are fighting efreeti, but that isn't honestly different from "You are fighting aliens from another dimension!" type scifi. Also, even if only qualification of Legacy of Fire is "BBEG is efreeti" then you aren't fighting efreeti slaves, you are fighting bunch of schmucks who wanted wish from one :P

(but yeah, seriously, by that logic if there was ever another AP with efreeti big bad, it would be legacy of fire rehash since apparently legacy of fire is now "efreeti ap" instead of "katapesh ap" or such)


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This AP is amazing! I have loved reading through the first volume (we’re going to play it after finishing Iron Gods book 2). When I read the a Pact Worlds book, I was most interested by the sun and it’s mysteries/settlements. Fantastic work here!


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LOVE these teaser videos!


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Marco Massoudi wrote:

While the artwork in books 1 & 2 of Dawn of Flame is really good, the science-fantasy aspects really don't work for me, i'm sorry.

I really like Dead Suns, Against the Aeon Throne & Signal of Screams, but those were almost 100% sci-fi.
This feels like a re-interpretation of "Legacy of Fire" (which i liked), but not really science-fiction nor fantasy - neither fish, nor meat.

I will buy the AP books none the less and i like the Alien Archives & articles though.

It's not all that similar having read the overarching plot of the adventure path to Legacy of Fire, sure the overarching enemy is an Efreet...but other than that the plots are not all that similar at all.

Also, I would say Signal of Screams was a bit Science-Fantasy since you actually go to another Plane in that storyline.

Also isn't Starfinder Science Fantasy to begin with...

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The adventure so far looks excellent, and that teaser video is awesome!

Hmm

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Have started reading through "Fire Starters" and I am very impressed. It is exactly what a science-fantasy RPG should be, elements of both genres and true to the Pact Worlds setting.
I really love the intro video too (and have gone back to watch the other three for the previous APs. I didn't know they existed !!) Very nice work.
*Makes big puppy dog eyes* Will the Pathfinder 2 APs get similar videos? I hope so. Thanks for such a *cough* STELLAR product.


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i also hope to play this. i was really pumped when this was announced, and hearing Sutter's interview on Roll for Combat has made me even more excited.


I adore the Rifti.


I love this art! Side note: As someone who has been playing Keyforge looking at Navasi's Gloves one more black dot on the white part and she is house shadows.

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