New year, new stories! January brings us further into the ongoing Year of a Thousand Bites with a standalone (and pretty spooky) Tier 1-4 scenario and a Tier 5-8 scenario that takes us back to a planet we haven’t visited since early in Starfinder Society’s inaugural year. Let’s take a peek at what’s in store...
Starfinder Society #2-15: The Infernal Gallery is a Tier 1-4 scenario written by Jessica Catalan. In a series of freak initially coincidences, this scenario imitated a lot of the beats that were present in the first assignment I ever had for Paizo: Pathfinder Society #1-55: The Infernal Vault. Beyond the obvious name homage, The Infernal Gallery is also written by a fellow Canadian from Winnipeg (something I hadn’t realized when assigning—it’s a small world). This scenario is a stand-alone mission that has the PCs following up on a mysterious discovery in the Drift that eventually leads into a rather diabolic affair. It even includes another sneaky homage to an organization I first created way back in the early days of Pathfinder Society, re-envisioned for Starfinder. All in all, Jessica did an amazing job writing this scenario, as did Linda Zayas-Palmer in developing it.
Seriously, just look at this creepy art!
Speaking of going back to old (but way more recent) memories, Starfinder Society #2-16: A Scoured Home sees the return of the izlaguuns at the skilled hands of Christopher Wasko. This scenario has the PCs travelling to the world of Icefront (or Izalraan, as the locals prefer to call it) after the events of Starfinder Society #1-13: On the Trail of History, in order to retrieve much needed medical supplies for Pact Worlds colonies out in Near Space and the Vast. Of course, the PCs aren’t just going to wait around for those supplies, and izalguun elder Naarma requests some assistance in fixing a buried izalguun starship that seems to be leaking radiation. I’m sure nothing bad will happen on this mission. Nope, not one thing. It should be a cakewalk. Though, I’m not sure why it would be of interest to former First Seeker Jadnura?
Luckily, this time some of the PCs might just be playing izalguun characters, as first made a legal playable choice in this blog!
When I pitched this scenario, Creative Director, Rob McCreary, requested that we include an izalguun robot. So, here’s me fulfilling that promise! Now if only he’ll fulfill his pledge to write me a scenario...
That brings us to an end for this month’s previews! As I get ready to take a small, and much needed vacation, I’m in the midst of finishing off our February offerings, which include some further follow-up on why the Society needs medicinals, as well as another return mission to a popular aquatic world where we might have seen our first playable Starfinder Society species emerge from...
If you missed the earlier Organized Play blog, which had an update on the Organized Play Foundation’s calls for convention volunteers and a preview of Pathfinder Society offerings for January, you can find them here.
Until next time,
Starfinder Society Developer
January 2020 Starfinder Society Releases
Thursday, January 23, 2020