"Few creatures are native to the strange demi-plane known as the Drift but the ones that do exist within the endless static of Triune's creation are so bizarre and alien that they simply can't exist within the boundaries of physical reality. But sometimes a piece of that Plane can survive forever inside of real space.
Billions of creatures across the galaxy have traveled through the Drift without incident but a rare number of pregnant sentients have been affected by drift travel due to the extremely chaotic energies that surround the ships they journey upon. These energies sometimes soak into the bodies of unborn children and create "Driftborn" or planar scions that are born from the pure energy of the Drift itself.
All Driftborn, regardless of their original parents, look like strange pale humans with pure white hair and glowing, almost haunted eyes. They come into the universe with the ability to speak and reason, some even carrying odd messages for their mothers and fathers that they have no memory of learning. As adults, the Driftborn do not consider themselves as a race but as a birth defect.
Instead, Assuming their parents actually accept these haunted beings as their own kin, the Driftborn will fully identify with the race they were "assigned to" by cultural upbringing. But despite this loyalty to the planets and societies of their parents, the Driftborn are almost universally treated with suspicion. Ugly conspiracies have even spread about the idea that Driftborn are the first wave of an interdimensional army. Truthfully, most Driftborn are very peaceful, almost serene. There is no second generation of Driftborn since a Driftborn can only mate with another member of their own cursed brethren and even those marriages still produce a completely human offspring."
From what they already let us read, their "labyrinth" is Absalom Station and that's probably the biggest maze in the Pact Worlds.
If I could pick all of them, I'd pick all of them. Actually cheated a little bit in that my fill in the box answer included, among others, "All Planar Scions" and I listed aasimars & tieflings along with them so I could not select them on the main list.
This. Since all of the races in the universe basically punch through the planes to get around, the Planar Scions sound very interesting to me. Like is there a planet full of them? How do they fit in with the larger galactic community?
Hayato Ken wrote:
Honestly, I'm bypassing Archon and the legacy of this mess entirely and holding out for Starfinder Battles full release.
Honestly, if we're following this concept to the hilt, the natural counterpoint to the Solarians sounds like the Vanguard. The Vanguard concern themselves with Entropy and the ultimate ending of all things. The Solarians exalt the solar cycle, the existence, and reformation of matter. It's possible those two ideas could come into conflict.
I feel like a "Starfinder Unchained" book where we get a one to one pairing would be great personally.
REALLY REALLY Want more Kaiju as well. Also some more playable Fae, as the Svartlfar really whetted my appetite for them. I actually have a list of what I want for AA5 and I am posting it here for Paizo Claus:
More playable Fey
And as always: A bad guy Robot Race. Like a Borg/Cybermen
There are 98 posts on this page and most of them are two guys fighting about why glassing a planet or even part of a planet is a bad idea and while I think dropping bombs to clear foilage is silly, I sort of want the whole argument to just sort of go away.
Having said that, love the look of this AP and hope it lives up the premise.
I will never understand the weird aversion to flintlocks some people have
I was wondering if Aeon is still considered strong for new-comers?
I'd say so. It's not bad for new players.
Well as the GM that's sort of up to you. You can go through the archives and determine what kind of creatures you want to add as a challenge. That's not how *I* would recommend playing but to each their own. I can tell you the Aeon Throne's middle book is very RP heavy in my opinion.
The Artificer wrote:
You've won. You're the winner.
I always ponder some poor sap going to work at the local fastfood spot only to find themselves on a small chunk of pavement in the drift because they drew the short straw on where the grabbed land came from. Especially if they're a non-spacefaring society that doesn't know about it.
Right? Like there's a Burger joint in the Feywild that gets sucked into space. That's gotta suck.
I think it's safe to say that we're about to go toe to toe with something very very nasty.
So from what I'm seeing from this thread, in terms of just potential major antagonists we've seen so far, these are the options available:
Swarm: Zerg/Tyrannid/Aliens style bio horror monsters
Here's my thing, I still say there's a potential for a Vex/Necron/Borg type situation here. I know there are illustrations of the Iconics fighting a kind of robot looking race so why not introduce them?