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The Goat Lord wrote:

I like the concept of the Solarion and how sci-fantasy it feels. I'm hoping for more really out there concepts like that. Where the Solarion takes inspiration and derives power from things that are immense (stars), perhaps there could be a class that draws power from things that are tiny, at the quantum level? Their powers can even vary depending on who is observing them. String Theorist! Stringer! Quantarion! You get the idea.

Absalom Station has the Eyes Wide Agency, a private investigation firm of psychics. I'd like to see some sort of psychic class, without going all the way to psionics, that draws power from probability a la Marvel's Domino, uses telekinesis, can communication telepathically, wears fedoras and trench coats, and can buff itself with inner monologues. Neo Noirist.

Interesting ideas!


I like all of your ideas for new classes guys!

I don't know what a Medium or Kineticist is, but they sound kinda cool!
A Beast Master type of class would be neat, as mentioned by Dread Moores, too!

I also agree that a Scientist class could be different from the Mechanic by giving them a different focus like buffing/debuffing (Thanks Steve Geddes!), upgrading arms/armor/items/spaceships in new ways, or...I don't know.


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Tyrnis wrote:

I'm hoping we'll see a more dedicated (non-engineer) scientist -- sure, we have a biotechnician theme, which is nice, and you can always reflavor envoy healing/buffs/debuffs as medical tricks, but I think there's room there for a lot more cool stuff that warrants a class of its own.

As much as I want to see a Starfinder take on a necromancer, I think that'll probably end up being a new mystic connection (most likely option) or alternate class features for technomancer (less likely, but possible) rather than a class of its own, and I'm fine with that.

Overall, we just don't really need the same variety of classes that Pathfinder has simply because the theme/class/archetype combo covers most of the same ground.

I like the idea of the Scientist. Perhaps some of the class' mechanics could involve research that allows item upgrades for themselves and their party.

I'd also like to see Psionic classes introduced to the universe. Maybe they could include classes like the Adept from Shadowrun, a Telepath, or a class with a Telekinetic abilities.


Thank you both so much!! That helps a lot!!

The "that means its effects last for only that amount of time" part of the rules had me confused. I didn't realize that "effects" here referred only to the those which cause the afflicted character to make saving throws.


Page 417 of the CRB reads the following:

"Frequency: This is how often the periodic saving throw must be attempted after the affliction has been contracted. If the affliction lists an amount of time after its frequency—such as 1/minute for 6 minutes—that means its effects last for only that amount of time, regardless of whether the affected creature ever succeeds at a saving throw. Such an affliction cannot be cured via successful saving throws; after its duration ends, the victim remains at her current step on its progression track until she receives the benefit of remove affliction or a similar effect."

I am not sure I understand. In the example given, would the affliction only last a maximum of 6 minutes or would the affliction and its effects last until a remove affliction or similar effect is received by the character?

Thanks for any help!!


I am curious if Paizo has hinted at any new/upcoming publications that will include new classes for the Starfinder game system.

I really like the system and would like more character options!


Wow...so, at least at 5th level it looks like the Mechanic+Drone > Operative in terms of damage per round. Surprising class design...I am not sure I like it, but it's interesting.


So...does the class seem balanced throughout the level span? I haven't played or ran a campaign yet, but on first blush that seems really strong compared to other classes.


I am new to Starfinder and am having difficulty understanding what Mechanics and Drones can do per turn.

Can the Mechanic spend a Move Action, Standard Action, and Swift Action on his/her turn which is then followed by their drone spending a Standard Action--essentially meaning that the Mechanic attacks twice per round at level 1?

Thanks for any help