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I mean the next book is supposed to go deeper into the Barathu race.


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I’m honestly more excited for the racial options, looking forward to what ever ethnicities they might have cooked up for some of the races if they added them, and seeing how the dhampirs and the like work.


I am so excited for this.


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Man this brings me back...time to read CoCT again.


What are the acts? Anything that particularly sticks out?


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You know, I'm really wondering what acts are going to be able for aquisition for the Circus for this one...


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People keep saying they look like Ground Sloths or Roos, but I think they look like Calicothere's personally, and I really love them.


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I've been really enjoying the AP so far, knowing the people I play with though they'd be down for recruiting even more people to the circus than the AP gives them access to that's a fact.

I mean come on, Elephants are great for a big-top, Mammoths and Stego's are a step better, but a Bronto? Now that kind of Jumbo would definitely draw a crowd!


What...what's with the giant rabbit/gorilla and the sphinx cat with a human head?


VerBeeker wrote:

I'm personally more intrigued by the colossal escape pod buried on the Osharu's homeworld.

Or the fact that Vesk were trying to breed Vesk/Swarm Hybrids.

Or the fact that the worst threat to Vesk rule would be the Skittermanders if they continue to realize how honestly poorly the Vesk treat them.


I mean...there are some very inhuman Demonic and Monitor entities that I could easily see being able to create "Planetouched"

Regardless of that fact, Aasimar and Tieflings aren't always born of a bloodline coupling between Mortals and Outsiders.

Proximity to prodigious Fell or Holy energy can lead to that sort of birth.

Look what happened to Nualia and her child...that poor, poor girl.


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I'm personally more intrigued by the colossal escape pod buried on the Osharu's homeworld.

Or the fact that Vesk were trying to breed Vesk/Swarm Hybrids.

Or the fact that the worst threat to Vesk rule would be the Skittermanders if they ever realized how honestly poorly the Vesk treat them.


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Psiphyre wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:

Also huh. Apparently Gap didn't just remove records and memories it uh, also turned statues of heroes from time of gap into shapeless blobs of material they were made of.

<snip> that is honestly kinda terrifying and confusing xD

Well, that's something I'll definitely be retconning away.

I mean, having statues/monuments to individuals/events that no one can remember & for which all records are lost creates greater mystery (& adventure hooks!) & adds to the sense of loss that is the Gap - at least, for me.
A pile of shapeless material, while potentially interesting to academics (& scavengers looking for usable/saleable material), I feel would have far less of a connection with the general population.

I would, however, remove any inscriptions/commemorative plaques (maybe symbols...). These monuments/statues are supposed to be mysterious (whether intact or broken apart).

But that's just me.

Carry on.

--C.

<disclaimer> It's possible that I'm missing some context. I do not have the book (yet); I'm just going by what was posted in the quote. If one thinks that what's stated in the book is fine, great! <shrug>

The plagues are washed away, and no one is really sure what happened to the statues to make them that way, just that they were once the examples of the Vesk's greatest heroes. The only statue left untouched is of a strange alien the Vesk have never encountered with a plaque that says one word, "Serenity".

Also, there is plenty of examples of ruins, murals, and statues surviving the Gap within the book and others. The Gap isn't this void where everything was taken away, it's mutable amnesia that effects worlds in a different fashion. The Gap didn't even end at the same time in certain locales.


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Well damn, combining Near Space with hints of the New Adventure Path.

I dig it.


Trust a Hob to be the Rocket Raccoon of a Squad.

I'm looking forward to this next book a lot.

Half my party is from the Veskarium, it's going to be nice to finally be able to give them more legit info on their home system.


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WAIT?!

WAS I RIGHT ABOUT IT BEING THE SIVV?!


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"Tales of some of the countless mortals aspiring to divinity via the Test of the Starstone."

OH!

Give upon me now please!


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I read "Starship Race" and my brain went to Sentient, Playable Starship

Not Nascar style.


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I'm looking forward to this AP, the pure paranoia is going to be a thing to behold in and of itself.

The Greys honestly terrify me more than the Swarm.


I anyone else getting an error when they try and order anything.


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The only thing that is innately evil or good in Starfinder are the different types of Outsiders, which you will have noticed are no longer termed as such in 2E another divergence.

Like you're obsessing about the whole idea of Undead and what they will be viewed as by these fictional churches, well what about the fact that Inevitables and Axiomites are just counted as Aeons now in 2E, which is again, not the case at all when it comes to Starfinder.

You are making mountains out of molehills and getting supposedly upset over a very arbitrary thing.


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https://paizo.com/threads/rzs2v52z?Alternate-timelines

Scroll down, you will find James Jacobs words on the subject for your own eyes, but this is what was written.

"The Gap is pretty much us saying "Yes, they exist in separate timelines." The two games share a lot of the same DNA in the form of both rules and story, but what happens in our Pathfinder products from now until whenever in the future does not always mean that happens in Starfinder, and vice-versa.

As a very over-the-top example... if we decided 20 years from now to do an adventure path in Pathfinder in which Abadar gets killed, that doesn't mean that all of a sudden Abadar was never a part of Starfinder."


Starfinder canon and Pathfinder canon aren't going to be interfering according to Creative Director who said that Starfinder and Pathfinder are alternate timelines and that anything that happens in Pathfinder in the future will not delete the history already at play in Starfinder.

It is likely vice versa, people retconning that in their own games are not something you have any control of. I honestly don't know why you have such an issue with other people deciding to do what they wish in their own games.


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You're using confirmation bias to make your own opinions out as facts when that is not the case.

This is also a game where you can canonize whatever you wish for your own campaign.

There are also cases of Undead characters that are not evil, and races that are undead and not inherently evil.

And I all I can find is the Creative Director saying that Starfinder and Pathfinder are alternate timelines and that anything that happens in Pathfinder in the future will not delete the history already at play in Starfinder.


Also, I don't see where the info of Iomedae and Sarenrae being biased against undead in the Starfinder setting.


I fail to find it obnoxious honestly, it just takes more nuance.

You can't just use religion like a hatcher anymore.


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Wouldn’t be able to Drift at all if it weren’t for the Triune.

And I mean Attack of the Swarm has a pretty heavy Deific influence.


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Ed Reppert wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
And Sargava doesn't exist anymore, so kinda hard to see it being colonial story.
Um, what? When and how did that happen?

Sargava became Vidrian after a slave revolt ignited into a full fledged rebellion against the colonial government with native born Mwangi joining alongside Taldan citizens who had been raised for generations in Sargava to overthrow the corrupt government.

They have allied with Senghor to hold off the Pirates from the Shackles because they also stopped the payment that was robbing the nation of its wealth believing it would be better to find their own footing without a debt to brigands and privateers.


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That was cute.

Also didn’t expect the villain to just be...a jealous chef.


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HOW I GET PUG PEOPLE?!

GIVE ME PUG PEOPLE!

PLEASE?!

This adventure seems like so much fun, too bad my parties only play 5e and Starfinder...


Jessica Redekop wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
Also interesting observation: Book states that currently three out of four good elemental lords ARE still captured, book just provides lore and cleric info for them anyway despite stating that currently worshipping them is impossible :O Wondering if they are considering doing more "free the elemental lord" content in general or just leaving that for home games
If your players want to worship an Elemental Lord, you can always make that work in your game. Maybe they find a magical item with a connection to that Elemental Lord that allows the Lord to grant them powers as a cleric. Maybe you want to free them in your game, or start a game where they are already freed. There are lots of story possibilities here, and including the information for all 8 in the back sets you up with the tools to tell those stories. :)

Wait...but the Bestiary stats in a small blurb in the Elemental sections that the Goodly Elemental Lords have escaped...


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I mean if you didn't think that after what happened with Arazni and Xopatl...you really should now.

Kind of says something about him being the Paragon of Humanity, and their God.

Honestly, I'm glad Iomedae took his place.


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*I’m sorry*

IT SHUTS DOWN THE STARSTONE REACTOR?

How in the Hells can it do that?

What is the Ark?

What built it...how do they even have the power to do that!!!

Why are the Azlanti involved!

I...I want this NOW!


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Tonatiuh Ramírez wrote:
Probably a formatting error, but I believe the subtitle at the end should be About Iconic Encounters and not About Tales from the Drift as written.

Nah, Seelah survived into the future past the Gap, can't you see?


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Man, that one skeleton on the right. Can you imagine getting that close to being a God? Literal inches, your fingertips almost brushing an item coveted by thousands, and still...you are found unworthy.

The trauma of that has do horrors to someone’s soul.


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Basically, they believe if this were to come to pass Reality would not restart. There would be no Survivor, no Watcher, *there would be nothing*.

Reality will end at some point that is a fact of the Pathfinder Universe, but even if that is the case someone is supposedly going to take Pharasma's place as the last survivor of this reality and will take her place as the entity that reignites the cycle. There is also the Watcher who already knows the exact End and can only watch as everything transpires, the current Watcher is Yog-Sothoth. The Daemons want this cycle to cease entirely, and strangely it's hinted that Rovagug can't even pull that off, and that brings into question the identity and power of Starfinder's Devourer...Let's just say I've been thinking about all this stuff ever since Concordance of Rivals and the Windsong Testaments came out.


Velstracs believe in perfection through pain, but that is a process that takes them millennia to "perfect" themselves. They existed in hell longer than Devils, being created from the first dark thoughts of the Mortal Races. Despite their old conflicts with Heaven's "refugees" they are now allied with them on a grand scheme. However again they are on a path to their own warped view of perfection, and the Daemons crusade would cut that path forward short, though in the short term they both enjoy nihilism in their own fashion.

Rakshasa's started as mortal beings who consistently strive to be born again and again in their search true immortality and deityhood. They don't want to die, they're selfish and hedonistic and just want to keep encountering all the pleasures life has to offer. I feel like Daemons would hate them, for those same reasons. Since Daemons have that whole, "Kill everything till we're the last race of being left, then kill each other until one remains and then that one commits ritualistic suicide."


Thomas Seitz wrote:
I mean does Orcus actually WANT to work with Asmodeus? Or even Charon? Cause I kind of doubt it...

I mean, the Blood War is nonexistent in Pathfinder as far as I am aware, but it has been stated before that even Devis and Azatas would put down their swords to turn them on the Daemons if they launch a large enough attack.

The Daemons want everything to end. The Demons want things to continue so they can keep breaking it. Devils want things to continue so they can eventually rule it all, so in the end, I could honestly see Demons and Devils putting aside their differences to take on the Daemons.


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I mean it's been around for centuries and it is widely known that success makes you a god.

Hundreds if not thousands would have tried over the ages...and only three have succeeded the Trial, well four I suppose but Aroden had a different challenge compared to the others.


Actual Egyptian or Osirion?


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Holy damn...this is *an* amazing story. I love it, the thought of Gorum and Torag crafting the Dead Vault is amazing to me.


Not till Mar 25


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Iruxi*

But...hmmm now I have to wonder about that one.


How...did we get here...

I just want to play an Ikeshti Clown whose weapons are his juggling pins.

And then get to ride Dinosaurs later in the Campaign

Why are we talking about the merits of a brothel and if they are s!&$ty or not?


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I can’t believe the Drumans made it to Akiton


Hmm...now that I’ve thought about it a bit, what if the enemy is the Sivv?

They made the Stellar Degenerator, which was a weapon of truly colossal and catastrophic proportions. This Devastation Ark could be right up their alley.


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INFO ABOUT A REGION THAT ISN'T THE INNER SEA?! SIGN ME UP!


*Stares*

WHAT RACE?!

IS THIS SOME NECRON STYLE STUFF?!

I NEED IT NOW!


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Saved from Death, BY ACTING!

Man I love these so much, I defintely want to see more of Tahja and Estrik, need to make plans.


What did they ascend to be?

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