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I don't want to tell Paizo how to do their job, but I think that this license needs its own Orc ORC mascot. I would love to see some original art for the license of like a green-skinned hero writing a contract.


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Yakman wrote:

Session 1 kicks off tonight!

I was going through the Long March stuff, and it's going to be brutal... did other DMs consider that the PCs overland movement is halved b/c of the snow?

It seems like that might be overkill for Level 1 PCs...

The description of the terrain doesn't mention snow, but describes the land as "empty, dry brushlands with small plateaus and hillocks". It is below zero temperatures, the sky though is described as "cloudless and the bright sun beats down."

The "snowstorm" rules detailed on the sidebar are optional.


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Hilary Moon Murphy wrote:
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Written by the fantastic Hilary Moon Murphy!

Jason, this made my day! Thank you.

SQUEEEEEEEEEEE!

Best holiday present ever.

Hmm

Congrats HMM, we at Cosmic Crit can't wait to see this one, it sounds awesome!


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Troodos wrote:
I'm fighting between the conflicting urges of "this seems really cool" and "I'm already way behind on like three actual play TTRPG podcasts"

GM of Cosmic Crit here...if you listen to one playthrough of Starfinder APs it should be us. We've got the most episodes out there, have played to most APs and have a huge online discord community to commiserate with!


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Zaister wrote:
Nanocyte sounds weird. I have no use for mechs, though, silly things.

Look out, we got a madlad in our midst!


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My first paizo AP with the anniversary edition hardcover provided so many amazing memories. That book's binding got destroyed over years of play. It will be nice to have a portable memory of those amazing games and afternoons spent around the table with my friends.


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It seems extremely weird to me that the vorphoma's venom attack isn't explicitly called out as a poison effect. That's just an oversight, I assume, and we're supposed to get that from the name?

Yeah, that should be a poison effect. Plus, the vorphoma is missing its Statistics section. Here's what should have been included.

STATISTICS
Str +1; Dex +4; Con +1; Int +0; Wis +0; Cha +2
Skills Acrobatics +5, Athletics +5, Stealth +10
Languages Shirren; telepathy 100 ft.

That's a pretty big oversight, will there be a proper errata?

The addition of the Vorphoma's stats are already on the Archive of Nethys:

Vorphoma


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Just an FYI if you think Profession Mercenary would work in place of Profession Soldier, just let them roll that too, or any other similar profession. Usually Profession rolls are kinds of catch-all that some of the other skills don't represent well, like say Tactics or Leadership.


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Jason Tondro wrote:
Keeley and I have been talking about very little EXCEPT this AP for months now! We're both stoked to finally be giving you all the high-level content you've been asking for... and which we have wanted to develop. We have fantastic authors working on this project, and we're designing it so your veteran PCs from other APs can slide right into this one.

Jason, did you have to make a whole host of new monsters for this AP or are we going to see a lot of the high level monsters from Alien Archives 1-3 in there?


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I think that this might be the first AP that I run IRL after we finish a Pathfinder AP at my sunday game.


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Oh boy, do we already get to talk about new classes for a potential 2021 release date?

So as was mentioned above I think that a FULL psychic magic user a la kineticist or a Scanner warrior would be interesting, but I imagine could fall under Mystic/Technomancer camps as a sub-class option.

The problem with any class is I feel like a lot of what I would suggest would be a mix of two existing classes with a bit of a theme on top.

-Commander: A mix of SOLDIER and ENVOY that is a front line advanced melee fighter who buff allies and debuffs enemies by striking foes.

-Scout: OPERATIVE and MYSTIC, kind of like a ranger, but a class that after fighting in a location for a certain number of days can gain bonuses to fighting foes and using local magicks.

-Serum Soldier: SOLDIER and BIOHACKER that uses transformative injections to power their attacks and give special abilities

-Gearhead: MECHANIC and OPERATIVE who rides a vehicle like a mount and can make finesse attacks while charging into battle

-Tank: SOLDIER and TECHNOMANCER that wades into battle with transforming power armor that adapts based on the needs of the combat

-Primal: SOLDIER and MYSTIC combo that focuses on archaic weapons and an ancient form of battle akin to Pathfinder's barbarian

-Gambler: A mystical option that combines a WITCHWARPERS powers of chance and an ENVOYs smooth talking to come out on top. Uses spells to empower influencing other and guiding lucky shots

-Predator: SOLARIAN and BIOHACKER that uses technology and high magicks to study and single out prey with attacks that focus on monster types

-Teleporter: A WITCHWARPER and VANGUARD combo that focuses on teleporting around the battlefield, and opening portals inside enemies...with your fist

-Mech warrior: VANGUARD and MECHANIC that is all about power armor from level 1, starting with an exoskeleton and at level 20 a huge suit of mech
armor

-Time Mage: TECHNOMANCER/MYSTIC and BIOHACKER that can speed up, reverse and slow down time buffing, debuffing, and healing damage on allies as time stitches up wounds

Just a couple of ideas, hope everyone had a happy holidays!


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This is so cool...

Alexa, play Strawberry Machine Cake

5/5

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Words can't describe the community's excitement for the first Daimalko adventure. Next step is to write an Adventure Path volume where you get to pilot giant mecha and take on a Colossi one-on-one...


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Tryn wrote:

Don't forget that they are already awake for quite some time.

2 hours for walking to their patrol area, 13 hours of patrol (a day in Suskillon has 26 hours), 1 hour back, 1 hour fighting etc.
So they are awake for around 17 hours when they start the long march.

This will also mean that their environment protection systems (eps) will be empty before they reach Fort Gallant.

My group is half way through the first book (they arrived in Reos) and the march to Fort Gallant was really tense, not only because of what just happened (SpaceDock-1, Jamallak, destruction of the City etc.) but also because their eps were close to run out of battery.
They only make it without Cold Climate rolls because they activated the eps not when they moved out of camp but a few hours later (and made the cold climate rolls then).
But the bridge and the low energy really brought up the pressure. (I also reminded the player during the march from time to time about the way ahead and the energy of their eps^^ ("8 miles to go and your energy is at 30%, let's hope nothing happens on the way..." *rolled a dice behind the DM screen*).

So I tried to leave some vague language on the time scale in that section for GMs to adjust things how they want. If you want the Long Slog section to be fairly easy you can run it short (like only 4 hours of forced March), or if you want them trudging through a snowstorm after being awake all night then that option exists too.

The Bridge crossing is like the climax of the first part of the book, and the stakes should feel do or die (if a player character is out of RP at that point the explosion is definitely deadly!)


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whoa, Busy month for Starfinder Wednesday, I like it!


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alaiziadarkstar wrote:

In the middle of dming the game and am on break. my players kept trying to look for a vehicle for the long march thing moments after seeing the swarm because they are convinced they cant make the long march or escape these swarm without it.

gave em a busted up truck to make it a hour or 2 worth of the journey before it breaks down because they wouldn't stop asking about it and they were acting like I was being too strict or railroad

Ps, this was after the 4 dredger crater fight without them taking any damage because thye climbed up onto some rocks while one stood below and fought them.

You are a kinder GM than I. I would have had a Swarm Fleetfury swoop in and slag their vehicle after 10 minutes to add some Acid damage on top of the forced march...

There are no short cuts in this Shirren's army!


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In this corner, coming in at 5'1, 220 pounds, hailing from Akiton. His fists are categorized as deadly weapons on 5 planets. You know him as the Castrovel Crusher, the Lashunta Liquidator, the Valiant Vanguard, its VELLORO!

Lets get ready to rummmmmmmble!


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Just a great map all around


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Jason Keeley wrote:
Hey quick little errata I noticed the other day. The bug snare item on page 44 should be a level 2 item, not a level 10 item. It is priced appropriately for level 2, so you might be able to pick one up during the adventure if you save your credits!

That's a 2 in binary, adding more fuel to the theory that you are, in fact, an Android.


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So the Player's Guide in this AP volume is a set up for the Suskillon Defense Force, the main military org. that is taking on the Swarm in this AP.

It is similar to other Player Guides in that it is all info that you can give to your players to inform them on making characters that fit well in the AP. There are also player options and equipment that is geared for taking on the Swarm.

You do not have to use it at all, but I tried to work in some possible backgrounds for how different Character Themes would fit into the picture of this adventure.

Let Paizo know if you like this style of backup material by writing a review, positive or negative, once you read this book!


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HTD wrote:
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Is it known if this will be available for purchase at Gencon?
The street date is 28 August, so most likely not.

I did get to see a copy of AP Volume 19 at GenCon though and the layout is awesome inside! Really creepy motif that I hope you all enjoy, though it gives me the willies.

Would love to hear what people think once it ships out in a week or so.


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The stream went great! Awesome job Payton, welcome to the team and thanks for answering the questions Mark


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Hey there, this is Patrick the author here. The planet that "Fate of the Fifth" takes place on is called "Suskillon" and it is a far-off colony that has been under its own governance for over a century. I imagined Australia while I was writing it, as it has these huge cities but also large tracts of unspoiled wilderness between them. The description of 'marauding bikers' is funny because that makes me think of Mad Max.

I purposefully did not rewatch Starship Troopers while writing, but to be honest I have that movie like laser etched into my brain, so I hope some of the action percolated into this AP for you all and your friends to play in August!


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Just saw this thread, and I am the author of this section of the AP volume on Sarenrae and am pretty sure this was just a header-error marking the longarm as one-handed. I wanted to make some weapons that weren't currently in Starfinder that felt Sun-worship-worthy, and I hope you all enjoy them!


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Almost more excited about this book than I am the CRB for 2E. The Pact Worlds book was such an awesome addition to my GM repertoire, I am excited to get this at launch.


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Lyz thanks for making all the published material better with your critical eye!


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Hey Katina,

thanks so much for doing this. We will make sure to watch Sunday and cheer you all on!

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A story line that changes with our decisions? A level 1-12 special?! AND the return of fan favorite ZO! immediately?!?!

Sound like season two will be off with a bang, and I can't wait!


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Hi Paizo forums,

This is Patrick the GM of the Cosmic Crit podcast. We just finished up season 1 of our show, and the Dead Suns AP and today are starting our season 2! If you stayed away because of Dead Suns spoilers, there is not a better time to join the Crittermander fanbase with our new Episode #1:

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Cosmic Crit Season 2: Against the Aeon Throne! Episode 75: THE UNUSUAL SUSPECTS

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You can find us wherever you get your podcasts, as well as on our website on www.CosmicCrit.com or on our youtube channel.

If you are looking to connect with other fans of our podcast then join our discord or tune into the stream Go to "Shooting the Crit" our unofficial fan chat show on twitch at 10:30 PM EST. Blah blah blah Patreon. Yada Yada March Fan Challenge.

Thanks for everyone that has supported us to get to this point. I mention it in this weeks intro, but the Paizo community and employees have been extremely welcoming and open to us these last few years. We absolutely love Starfinder, and want to try and do this awesome game justice, and we hope you all love our 2nd Season where we try to do just that!


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Paging JJJ.

I am making a circle in the ground and burning candles. Please return to us and share your Crits!


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Yusss. I cannot wait to play this!


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I own these for Pathfinder and they are really nice to have the appropriate cards ready and set aside, especially for combat, spell casting and skill rules checks.

I can't tell you how many times we have stalled on a question and found an answer in the deck faster than online.


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Sparrowhawk_92 wrote:
The entire setup for this screams Starship Troopers in the best way possible. I wonder which military group the party is assumed to a part of when this starts? Skyfire Legion I'm hoping.

Oh Hey, I wrote this Volume.

The in-house nickname for "Attack of the Swarm!" I was told was "Swarmship Troopers"


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Not part of any Subscription, so preorder seperately


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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:
And I LOVE the illustration of the Critamander!

Is a Critamander different from a Crittermander? ;)


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Ron Lundeen wrote:
UnArcaneElection wrote:

You got my attention at mass transit system. Although something looks weird in the middle of the map -- the diagonal lines do weird loops inside the white loop region, and it looks like one of them checks in but doesn't check out . . . .

That's the line to Shell Beach.

SHUT IT DOWN!


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Hi everyone, my name is Patrick and I am the GM on the Cosmic Crit podcast.

We have had a great time playing through the Dead Suns AP this last year, and we wanted to share our love of the game with our fans, and hopefully introduce some new players to Starfinder via streaming on twitch.

This year we are doing another fundraiser for Paizo's Extra Life charity super team. You can join us tomorrow, November 3rd from 10:00 AM to about 8:00 PM PST as we stream character creation, play the SFS scenario "Live Exploration Extreme!" and then have a movie watch along!

Follow our twitch channel here and join up tomorrow in the chat!

If you enjoy our podcast or the stream, or just care to help out, we would thank you for any and all donations that you wish to give us. Thanks to everyone that comes out and we here on the pod hope you all have a great game and fun-filled weekend!

Cosmic's Crit Extra Life 2018!


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Came here expecting that AA2 has a monster called a "Boogaloo" and now I am EXTREMELY disappointed.


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If you haven't checked out the props and awesome digital stuff CDBAILEY has put together for Dead Suns find them online. They're all really amazing and worth checking out.


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This might be my favorite AP volume from either Pathfinder or Starfinder yet! It has an amazing alien space station and you have to save someone from a prison moon.

"Aren't you a little short for an Aeon Guard?" -The Princess, probably.


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FirstChAoS wrote:

I once had an alien race idea for a species which was a cold, souless, corporate type with crews arranged by corporate rank (manager, supervisor, etc.)

Their biggest profanity insult translated to entrepreneur. Yes, they saw anyone who went against the corporation as individuals to make money and succeed as reckless and disrespectful, plus their success went against the difficult to rise in ranks of the incorporate, where crew members rising in rank is rare, and most citizens stuck in factories on their home world have no hope at all.

WhiteWeasel, I love this, but you have a higher opinion of us than you should if you think we would be able to use and/or explain this, haha. I am having trouble pronouncing it let alone using it in a sentence.

Thanks for the submission though, and everyone else here!


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Congrats Starfinder crew and everyone at Paizo, it had only been a couple years of work and it is already showing with your fans and the TTRPG community


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Hi WhiteWeasel, we got your submission as we check here too (and I think we put up a reddit post as well).

Just a reminder to everyone that there are 5 more days to make up a monster. We will make up some art for the grand prize winner and fight it on the show, which will be a ton of fun


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Holy jeez WhiteWeasel and JJJ, these are both really amazing, I would love to GM and fight to fight either of those.


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OtrovaGomas wrote:

Meet Averno

This cybernetic body has as a power source a trapped fire elemental, this barbaric enslavement has been lost through time, but none the less there are still some wondering around or package away. These fire elemental have gone mad due to the unnatural entrapment in this cold mechanical body, and will more often than not attack any humanoid.
They will charge in and start ripping you apart with their flame power weapon, most commonly a chainsaw (that replaces one of its limbs). When surrounded they will "explode" similarly to a solarian. As bettle extends the increase of heat in one spot with generate a mist cloud that provides it with cover, but the can see through it with no problem. They seem to possess nanites that seem to "heal" any damage taken.
If encounter try to avoid head on confrontation
(Still working on stats, but I'm not 100% with character creation since society makes them for me wink )

Oh boy I was on board when I got to "Flame Chainsaw".

I think that it is important to think in visuals and that seems like something that might instill fear in your enemies.


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Patrick Newcarry wrote:
I love bulk. Don't kill bulk. Bookeeping is so much easier with it.

Gotta say as a Pathfinder player and Starfinder GM that bulk is pretty ingenious. I honestly don't want to add up the individually weight of 50 items, I like saying "these 6 things are one bulk, these thirty are all 'light' so thats another 3, boom, done. I can still carry 3 more Laser Rifle sized/weighted items if need be.


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Elinnea wrote:
I just started listening to you guys' podcast this week, and it's been a blast so far!

Hi Elinnea, glad you are enjoying the show. These crit-failures looks great, especially "You'll Never Live it Down" which when I draw it I will start the card by saying "You actually instead of missing score a natural 20!" and then let the player cheer and gloat for a minute, then I will hit 'em with the rest of the card text...


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Ikiry0 wrote:
How do you plan to deal with the fact that higher level characters (Soldiers, Operatives and Solarians) make more attacks and are thus more likely to roll a natural 1 despite their increased skill?

So, I plan to play Natural 1's just like Natural 20s. It confirms if it hits (or in this case misses) the target AC.

So if a high level character rolls a Natural 1 against a low level creature, if the attack would still beat the EAC/KAC then it will be an automatic miss, but nor a Critical Failure. In this way taking the negatives for multiple attacks is risky (as it should be) but you can do so against targets that are easier to hit without too much worry.

I also plan to use this for enemies as well whenever I roll a Natural 1 as GM, so I think it will be pretty balanced.


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Joshua James Jordan wrote:


MELEE: “I’m Too Old For This…” Your strike is blocked, but causes both you and your target to strain your back or other age-enfeebled muscle group. You both must make a Fortitude save of 10 + ½ of your character level or be staggered for 2d4 rounds.

Oh boy, I can't wait to get this one during a 1-on-1 Gladitorial combat in front of a huge crowd where both combatants fail and take like a 30 break and are like *Pant*Pant* "Just give me a minute" *CoughCough*


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Hi Starfinder Messageboard,

We're Cosmic Crit, a Starfinder Actual Play Podcast, and we are playing through Dead Suns and if you've listened to us we
humbly thank you. Every month we get the community involved by asking for submissions to our Fan Challenges, from Starfinder players and our fans alike. For February the challenge to to build a Critical Failure deck for Starfinder.

When you roll a Natural 1 we want their to be consequences for Melee, Ranged and Spell casting that rolls a d20. Submit one of each critical failures and we will compile them all into a large list and make an online generator and release it in March. We will also award our three favorite submissions with $10 in Paizo PDFS, and enter everyone that helps out into a drawing for more prizes. Enter as many times as you'd like. More rules and explanation about the challenge can be found here.

Here is an example of a submission:

MELEE: "Overextended" You miss and your weapon leaves you open to a counter attack. You gain the flat-footed condition until you take a move action to steady yourself.

RANGED: "Discharge" A piece of flak, debris or energy escapes your weapon in such a way that you are thrown off and gain the Off-Target condition until the end of the fight

SPELLS: "Discombobulated" The Magic backfires in a way that you must make a Willpower save equal to 10 + the Spells level or it hits and effects you.

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You can submit by posting them below, e-mailing us at CosmicCrit@gmail.com, or by shooting them to us on our Twitter or Facebook pages. Thanks in advance, we can't wait to see what everyone comes up with to use on our show, and have a great month!

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