My players just finished up We're No Heroes, but they escaped from the rendezvous point without killing Deminda. The book says that Sinjin will kill her if she fails, but that feels like a waste given how much of an impression she made on my players. Does anyone have any suggestions for how to incorporate her into future adventures?
Trying to put together a group to play this ASAP! I've read through the first two books and I really love the tone it sets for really making the players feel like a part of this universe! Honestly this is exactly the kind of thing I've wanted since the game was announced.
That said, I do wish this AP was available for Roll20. I've noticed that Starfinder APs dont have much support in that regard, which is a shame.
Oh, yeah, she looks really cool and it's a good idea to have a dongun dwarf. But I'm still attached to the old character
Ed Reppert wrote:
I'm just referring to seeing her in artwork.
This is a mature and understandable decision to come to. While I personally think there is still room for fantastical police forces that represent what law enforcement *should be* while being critical of the current nature of such institutions (see Sir Terry Pratchett's Watch novels) such stories need to be made cautiously and with intent, and in an interactive medium like this it is very reasonable for people to feel uncomfortable with such content, particularly in times like this. The truth is that, regardless of any hypothetical ideal of what police "should" represent, Paizo and many of its fans reside in a nation where that institution is fundamentally flawed and violent, to the point where I myself probably wouldn't be comfortable playing a police character, even though I'm white (though I am disabled which is another risk multiplier for police violence).
I understand why a few people are concerned about this, but while I would be 100% fine with an AP exploring a police force if it was written with care and understanding regarding the issues surrounding real world police institutions, that's not what this is about. I'm not the kind of person who thinks all characters should be shiny paragons of justice, but the issue is if the *work* the police is doing is made to look 100% heroic there will be problems, and by their own admission that seems to be what this AP is doing.
The All-Seeing Orb wrote:
Hanakans are small magical dinosaurs. They (along with many species on their homeworld) developed magical abilities very early in their evolution, and their modern society is powered by magic rather than technology. Curiously, they view electricity with the same disdain many technological species view necromancy.
Does their society run on... crystals?
James Jacobs wrote:
Is there a chance for some of the Continuing the Campaign stuff to be factored in? I know that Sorshen bringing Ileosa back as a vampire would probably not fit her character development but the whole idea of her scamming her way out of Hell was kind of awesome
Honestly, it feels like a breath of fresh air. There's still plenty of challenges and conflicts, but it's nice to see things get better for the setting in some ways. One of few issues I had with the setting in 1e was that it felt like Golarion was so doomed by a hundred different threats that it kinda felt over the top.
Presumably because of a combination of factors. Though Ileosa is gone, the Sable Company was disbanded, and the Hellknights left the city. Though both could return in time it would not be easy, so the (depleted) Korvosan Guard and Grey Maidens are the only military and police force they have, which given that people don't look fondly on the Maidens is a problem. In addition, Ileosa's vanity projects drained the treasury and did a lot of damage to the city's infrastructure. Finally, I'm pretty sure Lorthact is still around and given his contract with Ileosa he's probably quite pissed about her downfall and might be sabotaging things through the Acadamae students whose souls he's stolen. All of those things mean that even a competent, fair-minded ruler like Kroft is gonna have a hard time.
I like that there's an active, non-evil ruler who isn't vastly outmatched by the arch villains of the setting.
On the one hand, yay Cressida! On the other hand I hope Ileosa isn't QUITE down and out, given some of the Continuing the Campaign options in the anniversary edition.
Also, as someone who's great-grandparents fled Russia because of the Romanov's pogroms, I really don't mind that Anastasia's portrayed this way. Don't judge people by their forebears and all that, the real person was a child who never committed any atrocities.