Good morning, RADASZAM! Here is your meeting schedule for FIRSTDAY, 27 ARODUS, 320:
0900: Acquisitives Leadership, Lorespire North 322, TOPIC: Weekly agenda
0945: Faction Leadership, Lorespire South 183, TOPIC: Weekly agenda
1100: Check-in on Inventory, Armory 012
1130: Zigvigix, Fitch, Celita, Lorespire North 323, TOPIC: Finalize duties of faction leader position
1230: Ehu Hadif, Faction Leaders, Lorespire Library 001, TOPIC: Discuss missions in Near Space for Q1 321
1400: Ehu Hadif, Celita, Lorespire Library 001, TOPIC: Overlap in stated faction goals for 320-21
1500: Acquisitives Leadership, Wayfinders Leadership, Lorespire North 322, TOPIC: Possible opportunity for exp…
SUBJ: RE: RE: Death by Meetings
It was definitely different three years ago. All these meetings...I guess that’s what happens when the First Seeker is official. Plans to make, policies to put in place, did you know there’s a Request for Additional Ammunition form? It’s a wonder anything gets done around here! Never thought I’d say it, but thank the gods for the skittermanders, eh?
Greetings, Starfinders! Earlier today, we published the brand-new Guide to Organized Play: Starfinder Society. While the update for Year 3 includes a number of minor changes, typo fixes and so forth, I’m here today to highlight some of the more important changes.
Disclaimer: I’m writing this blog post based on a working version of the SFS Year 3 Guide. I am also human and make mistakes. If there is a difference between text as printed here and as printed in the Guide, the Guide is correct.
Legal Table Size
As we announced recently, we’ve adjusted the legal table size at Starfinder Society tables. Tables with only two players may add two pregenerated characters of an appropriate level in order to fire, and higher-level tables where pregens don’t exist may play in “hard mode” with three players as long as all players consent. The Guide also reflects the recent change in emphasis on seven-player tables, from a scheduled option to only when absolutely necessary with organizer consent.
It Comes With Lore
Each faction’s goals have been updated to reflect how they dealt with the events of Year 2: Year of a Thousand Bites, as well as their goals moving into Year 3. Careful readers may notice some hints to upcoming story arcs! Appendix 3 also contains updated summaries of the storylines featured in Years 1 and 2 of the Starfinder Society campaign.
New Character Options
I know this is the part that everyone wants most, so let’s get into it.
New RacesAs a result of players’ actions in the previous two years of Starfinder Society play, legacy races and the izalguun became always available for all players. As we teased in our panels at PaizoCon Online so long ago, they are now official. We’ve also added a few others. The following races are now always available for any player, provided they own the accompanying sourcebook:
Alien Archive 1: draelik, formian, ikeshti, kalo, maraquoi, nuar, rhyphorian, verthani, witchwyrd
New LanguagesThe following languages are now available for any character to take anytime they would learn a new language:
Alien Archive 2: Bolidan, Daimalkan, Embri, Ghoran, Orrian, Osharu, Pahtra, Quorlu, and Vlakan (Spoken, Signed and Tactile)
Alien Archive 3: Accaran, Akan, Brenneri, Dirindi, Dromadan, Espraksi, Hortaa, Iji, Izalguun, Koshorian, Lumos, Morlamaw, Perani, Raxi, Sazaron, Shimreen, Spathinaem and Telian
New FactionIn the events of SFS 2-07: Four for the First, Starfinders met four candidates for the First Seeker position, as nominated First Seeker Luwazi Elsebo had announced her retirement. Players were able to vote for their favorite candidate, and in a narrow election, Ehu Hadif Ko’ra Amares of Clan Tolar, House Zye, tenth devotee from the line of Ahmu, was elected. His faction, Second Seekers (Ehu Hadif), is now available for selection and boons are available for those who choose to champion his agenda of exploration.
Capstone BoonIn addition to the capstone boon for the new faction, another capstone boon has been added that experienced Starfinders of all factions should find interesting.
Starfinder of Note (Slotless Boon)
Your exploits inspire others to follow you.
Prerequisites: Any Faction Tier 4
Cost: 4 Fame
You are in contention for a leadership role in the Starfinder Society. Once you purchase this capstone boon, you are encouraged to send an email to organizedplay[at]paizo[dot]com with a subject line of “Starfinder of Note.” Include your character’s race, class, name, character number, and a description of 75 words or less in the body of the e-mail. That character is entered into a drawing to become a future in-world venture captain, member of the Forum, or even the First Seeker.
We included new boons in the guide, but we’ve mentioned phasing out boons. So how does this work? Well, we are starting the transition to the online Achievement Point system for boons, but that will take some time and won’t be implemented until Year 4 launches. While we haven’t made a decision on how to make the transfer of boons purchased with Fame, that is on the team’s list as part of our Year 4 planning, along with how to streamline some of the organized play specific portions of the program. The learning curve for a new player is steep and we are looking at ways to make it easier for first-time Starfinders to get involved in our program!
That about covers the major changes! We hope you all enjoy the new options opened up with this update. We’re taking a short break from these conversations before getting back into updating the Guide for Year 4. Our hope is that by starting the process earlier, we won’t have the delays we faced this year.
Until next time: Explore! Report! Cooperate!
Organized Play Associate
Organized Play Manager
Starfinder Society Guide Update: Year 3
Thursday, September 10, 2020