I wish that were still true. We have not seen a Starfinder AR update since December 7, 2018. All six volumes of Dawn of Flame have been released but no AR update yet. Not a complaint, just correcting the facts. I’d love to play DoF and have SFS players begging for it. I also know Thursty is doing Thursty things and he doesn’t disappoint, so whatever the delay is, I’m sure it’ll be worth it.
Dan, on behalf of the Platyparians of Absalom, it has been a pleasure having you with us. As a fellow champion for the acceptance of Platyparians into the Starfinder Society, your work has been noteworthy and appreciated. Thank you for all you have done for us. The "oohs", the "ahhs", the laughs, and of course, the incredible insight that you brought to your show for species all across the Pact Worlds, the Veskarium and the universe writ large.
Thank you, Dan. Your presence on the stream will be missed. I hope to see you at Origins or some other con I can attend to give you that high five and welcome you as an honorary Platyparian!
Lao Sho Po is destroying the Second Seekers is what I gather from the logo. Possibly a dataphiles reference in the name as well? Maybe Historia 6 is now a follower of Lao Sho Po and is now a bad actor? Very interesting possibilities.
Also, the distinct lack of Platyparians disturbs me. Platyparians should be acknowledged as a species and we should be admitted into the ranks of the Society!
Thurston Hillman wrote:
YES, YES and YES! I LOVE this. It makes GMing so much simpler. My first experience with this was running 1-99 and seeing it again in 1-31 just solidified it as superior in my mind.
Thurston Hillman wrote:
Another request for the possible starship compendium is the PCU value of the ship weapons for the sake of responding to scans. It's not horrible, but the current ship stat blocks have the weapons as 1-liners anyway.
PORT: Weapon of Mass Doomstruction (20d20) Short (50)
Some GMs look this up in their prep and have that info ready to go. All too often, it plays out more like this.
ME: I got a 27 computers to scan the enemy ship
GM: Ok, looks like you are 15 above the DC so you get blah blah blah and, uhh, hold on, let me get my CRB out and start looking up the PCU values of all 5 weapons to compare them and sort them in my head
Meanwhile, the rest of the table is now utterly bored.
You can't force good GM prep, but you can take small measures that don't increase (except with multiple in arc, usually) the number of lines required in the stat block.
Glen Parnell wrote:
I have run each book of Dead Suns 1-4 and All of Against The Aeon Throne in a store setting. Each book takes 2 4-hr slots. I somehow manage it every time...
This is our mileage exactly. We do two slots per book with people walking away talking about how much fun they had...
With one exception. One group I’m running Dead Suns for averages 8 - 10 hours per part per book, for 24-30 hours a book. Lots of tangents and RP, and it’s great because we play in a private room at a bar and grill. Unlimited soft drinks, full service food, plenty of booze; it’s fantastic!
I would love to see Starfinder Wednesday done on location from Origins since the first day of Origins is a Wednesday. Maybe interview some of the players and GMs, bring Thursty on the show to torture us with a tease about the 2-00 special, Tonya can talk about OPF at the con, etc. Could just be a special format for that episode that could then be repeated for PF at GenCon.
I know I’d certainly be happy to demand Platyparians in person!