In less than two weeks, we will be launching a playtest for a new Starfinder spellcaster class—the precog!
This playtest is your chance to get a look at an early version of this new class and have a hand in its development before it hits shelves in an upcoming book!
Playtesting the Precog
The precog playtest launches on November 16, 2020, and runs through December 25, 2020. So how can you help playtest this new class? First, you’ll want to download the free PDF of the playtest from starfinderplaytest.com (available starting on November 16th). Then you can create a brand new precog of any level using the new rules. We're most interested in feedback from actual play, so it's best if you can get some friends together and play a few sessions using your new character. If possible, make up characters at different levels to get a sense of how they work at different points in their career. There's no accompanying playtest adventure—you can use the new class in existing adventures like Starfinder Society scenarios or Starfinder Adventure Paths, or even mock combats that you create yourself using the Starfinder Core Rulebook’s encounter-creation rules. It might be helpful to take some notes during play, so you can remember your thoughts on the experience after the game session. To gather the most useful data for this playtest, we ask that you avoid using house rules and play these characters using only published rules from the Starfinder RPG.
Playtesting in the Starfinder Society
Players participating in Starfinder Society Organized Play can also join in the worldwide playtest to test the precog class. From November 16th until the playtest's completion, players can create custom precog characters of levels 1, 4 and 8. These custom characters use many of the same rules as pregenerated characters, though the Organized Play team has slightly relaxed the rules in order to encourage playtesting these new classes. For more information, check out this afternoon's blog about using the precog in Starfinder Society.
Our primary means of collecting feedback for the playtest is through a survey that we would like everyone participating in the playtest to complete. A link to the survey will be available on the playtest page starting on November 16th. Please make sure you've filled out your survey by December 25,2020.
In addition to responding via the official survey, you can engage with other players and designers on the playtest forum—a link will appear on starfinderplaytest.com—to discuss the precog and possibilities for the future. While we want to focus on actual-play feedback, we're interested in hearing all of your ideas about the class.
What are your thoughts about the playtest? Are you excited? Do you have any questions about the playtest process? Let us know in the comments below!
The Starfinder Team
Starfinder Precog Playtest Coming Soon!
Tuesday, November 03, 2020