I am not trying to shove a peg into anything. I am trying to work out why anyone would want to "get rich" as a free trader in this game (basically the premise of the whole AP) when this is not really possible with the current system limitations.
It's not really about getting rich. That's just a byproduct that comes with the story the AP is telling, particularly in book 4.
It's about flying free, out from under anyone's thumb (see: firefly).
Me and my group are having more fun with this AP than I've had in my 20+ years of GMing. And not one player (of which I have 5) has brought up any issues with money/treasure.
Totally Not Gorbacz wrote:
Exactly why I'm not immediately jamming my finger on the cancel button.
I am an 11 year subscriber. Like others, I am waiting to see Paizo's response before making a decision on my patronage. That said, there MUST be a response, and it needs to include meaningful change.
I wish I could tell you what that looks like, but I am very prepared to direct my money elsewhere.
I'd like to say thank you to all of the creatives, developers, editors, and customer service people for being shining examples of "rightness."
I hope this situation brings about real change for you and your work environment.
Kris Myatt 47 wrote:
From the product description above:
Note: Starfinder Adventures are not included in the Starfinder Adventure Path Subscription. Starfinder Adventure Path Subscribers who preorder Starfinder Adventure: Junker's Delight will receive a free download when their physical copy ships.
First thank you for all that you do, especially during the difficulties of the past few months (year, really).
Starfinder 40: Planetfall seems to have taken a wrong turn on its way to my downloads. It was confirmed in my shipping email, but is missing from my digital content page. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
The developers of the AP can't just throw more and more money at the players because they're confined by the rules of the system and the expectations of Wealth by Level. Doing it this way, for better or worse, finds a method of maintaining game balance while still having elements of trade and keeping your ship flying. Jason Tondro is doing a great series of developer commentary over on YouTube and discusses this at length.
The great thing about role-playing games is you're not confined to the rules of the system the way an official published adventure is. If you feel comfortable having your players start jumping beyond wealth by Level, it's a very easy adjustment to make.
I read this adventure and it immediately became the part of the AP I can't wait to get to. The fish out of water roleplay opportunities in this one are out of this world. I didn't even pay attention to the loot aspect, as I almost never do, because it's so easy to address.
From what I've been reading, this AP is really dependent on having the right group/GM combo. I'm a GM who couldn't care less about combat, and loves roleplay and moral/ethical dilemmas. And I love Firefly. Everything about this whole AP speaks to my playing preferences and I'm having some of the most fun I've had GMing in my 20+ years doing it.
I really don't understand all the hubbub. I'm running this on Roll20 with zero issues and having some of the most fun that I've had in my 20+ years of GMing.
Thank you to Jason and all of the authors and developers for the good times. I'll be sure to put up a review once we've completed volume 1. We're about to head into part 3.
I'm with you, Ragi. I'm having blast GMing this and my players are having a great time playing.
I haven't had any issues running the adventure as written, and everything has flowed along nicely so far.
It's actually the most fun I've had running a game in a long time, even with it being online (I generally hate playing virtual, but... COVID...)
Jason already shot that one down during the Q&A. They will not be using naming conventions and product series in the way they did in 1e. Things will be named and built to suit the material/need. Also, Erik said Bestiary 3 will be the last Bestiary. Future adversary/monster material will be released in different formats.
I recently restarted my Starfinder AP subscription. I had the option of starting with volume 7 or 8, and I opted for 7, which shows as pending for me. However, when I received my shipment notice (With activated PDFs), it only included volume 8. I was hoping you might be able to push through 7 for me.
Reebo Kesh wrote:
On page 325, under scanning, the first item listed that sensors are capable of is "basic information," including "living crew complement."
Reebo Kesh wrote:
Can someone clarify. Do you have to have a subscription to get the extra map PDF with the "hide encounter numbers" button or did they not do this for this AP?
There are no interactive maps for this adventure. I have not seen any communication from Paizo on this particular decision.
I'm a little confused on how Eskolar is supposed to be handled. The PCs know that Nor is watching everything they do. What incentive is there for them to attack her or even open the container in the first place?
Never underestimate the curiosity of PCs...
And if they don't open it, there's no impact to this adventure, but it's pointed out that it will come back to affect the story in a future installment.
The Pathfinder RPG has traditionally released 3 hardcovers per year (not counting the occasional Campaign Setting Hardcover, which are a separate line). One in the spring, one at GenCon, and one in the fall. So far, it appears Starfinder is following a similar pattern.
Rysky the Dark Solarion wrote:
Direct quote from Incident at Absalom Station:
"Although many sentient species find them disturbing, the elebrians are not considered “monsters,” at least in polite society. Eox is a full signatory to the Pact, and its undead inhabitants are equal citizens of the Pact Worlds."
The setting is the setting. Personally, this is how I've always run Golarion, so I love all this added Eox lore. If it doesn't work for your table, just adjust for what works for your group.
Sara Marie wrote:
Starfinder Maps: Flip-Mat: Basic Starfield is sold out on paizo.com, new maps subscribers will need to start on Flip-Mat: Cantina. We still have some stock of Flip-Mat: Terrain.
Hi Sara Marie. Seems my post from last night may have gotten lost in the shuffle.
Should I be concerned that I haven't received an authorization email yet, or does it simply stem from both of my subscriptions being new?
Lisa Stevens addresses this topic in another thread.
Lisa Stevens wrote:
From Know Direction's Facebook:
"Paizo 2017 and Beyond Panel Announcements.
More details on already announced books:
James Sutter will be working on a book all about the first world.
Jessica Price will explore Qadira in her book.
More "big" flip mats!
Blood of Beasts - playing tengu, kitsune, etc. Mark Moreland leading.
Wes will be working on the Vampire Hunter D Message from Mars Pathfinder supplement, ties into the new comics.
Eric Mona is writing Pathfinder Worldscape. Crossover of Pathfinder, Red Sonja, John Carter, Tarzan, Thunda, Phantoma.