Please join us for our 2-hour live Twitch show talking about all things Pathfinder and Starfinder, featuring the Paizo staff and occasional guests, on Friday, June 24, 2022, from 4–6 p.m. Pacific. This show falls on the heels of PaizoCon and before Gen Con, so we will dive into the Starfinder Drift Crashers Adventure Path, Pathfinder Dark Archive, the Pathfinder Blood Lords Adventure Path, and the new Pathfinder Society Year of Boundless Wonder. The scheduled guests are Mike Kimmel, Jason Keeley and James Case. Since all of these were showcased at PaizoCon, we will continue those conversions and make time for more Q&A with Twitch Chat.
The Perfect Storm is coming to launch the 3-volume Drift Crashers Adventure Path. Drift Crashers is part of the Drift Crisis, an event taking place across the entire Starfinder game line, in which faster-than-light travel breaks down and the galaxy is thrown into chaos! Inside the free Starfinder Drift Crashers Players Guide, you will find information about the Marata, your new home away from home—and your only one for a while.
Before your group starts to make characters, work together to choose communal backgrounds based on being prominent members of the crew, like pleasure cruisers, reunited family, scientific researchers, or traveling entertainers.
Then flesh out the crew. As you make your character, create and name a prominent NPC aboard the Marata with whom your character has a personal connection (hereafter referred to as a Key NPC). The Players Guide suggests from which you can select. Your bond with them can take any form you and your GM agree on: close pals, partners, friendly rivals, and so on. No matter what, you can depend on them. Key NPCs are also excellent opportunities for backup characters if a PC suffers an unfortunate fate.
Now, focus on the ship. Each player can choose a custom modification to the Marata. They each provide different benefits and bonuses. Examples include a chapel, exercise stations, a manufacturer-grade crafting station, and a portable virtual entertainment system!
Select the gear you might have brought with you on the trip, specialized gear you might want to craft to weather the storms ahead, and a new creature companion you might attract along the way. Consider armor upgrades like a Medical Analysis Kit, a companion like the rift remora, or a weapon like the destroyer shillelagh!
Don’t miss the new PLANAR TRAVELER theme!
Whether you are or aren’t a native of the Material Plane, it certainly holds little sway over you. Why go to the vidgame arcade when you could sample the endless delights of Elysium? Why settle your disputes at the local courthouse when you could get the opinion of the perfect arbiters of Axis? Why simply kill your enemies when you could annihilate their souls with the help of Abaddon? Regardless of your tendencies, focus (or lack of focus) on particular planes, or motivation for traveling, your knowledge of realities beyond your own is unmatched.
Be sure to read wisdom and guidance about the journey ahead. You aren’t experienced, battle-hardened warriors—at least, you aren’t yet. Don’t be afraid to be afraid!
Paizo LIVE and the Drift Crashers Players Guide
Friday, June 17, 2022