The evolutionist is a new class for Starfinder that brings to bear the power of transformation over time. As an evolutionist, you’ll become a fantastical extraplanar being, turn from mere mortal into machine, accept the powers and perils of undeath, or erupt with chimeric potential and vital energy. Whichever path you choose, you’ll have to balance your burgeoning capacity for change with the sometimes-dangerous effects of tapping into such potential.
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 Evolutionist
The evolutionist playtest launches today, August 2, and runs through September 24. So how can you help playtest this new class? First, you’ll want to download the free PDF of the playtest from starfinderplaytest.com. Then you can create a brand new evolutionist 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 in 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 evolutionist class. From today until the playtest's completion, players can create custom evolutionist characters of levels 1, 4 and 8. For more information, click here.
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 is available on the playtest page. Please make sure you've filled out your survey by September 24, 2021.
In addition to responding via the official survey, you can engage with other players and designers on the playtest forum to discuss the evolutionist and possibilities for the future. While we want to focus on actual-play feedback, we're interested in hearing all 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 Evolutionist Playtest Launches Today!
Monday, August 2nd, 2021