Starfinder Society Scenario #1-01: The Commencement

4.30/5 (based on 23 ratings)

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A Starfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1-2.

All Starfinders complete their training by conferring with Guidance—a network of uploaded personalities embodying paragons from the Starfinder Society's history. Before receiving the blessing of Guidance, the PCs must meet with and assist critical missions on behalf of key leaders of the Society's leading factions. With the events of the Scoured Stars Incident still fresh in everyone's memory, there's plenty that needs doing to set the Society back on track.

The Commencement is a replayable scenario designed to help introduce players to the factions of the Starfinder Society and areas of importance on Absalom Station.

Written by Eleanor Ferron.

Scenario Tags: Repeatable

Other Resources: This product is also available on the following platforms:

Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop
Archives of Nethys

Note: This product is part of the Starfinder Society Scenario Subscription.

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A good start

4/5

Story:
You get four simple missions for being new members to the Starfinder Society and it feels just like you would want it to. The missions are not “critical” missions to the organization, and they feel just like missions you would expect new members to receive. I personally like the role play involving the Dataphiles mission. I have ran this several times and I get more laughs with that mission than most with how I play up Ceren.

Time: (Based on a 4-hour slot):
A well prepared GM with handouts at the ready and will all the random selections do prior to game should be able to accomplish the session inside of four hours.

GM’ing Notes:
You have two premade maps and one customs map. The Acquisitives mission is very roll heavy with how it plays out. It can get drawn out a but if the mission doesn’t go well and players without certain skills can feel a tad left out.

Last Words:
I find the scenario over all a good fit for the kick off of the campaign and I still will run it for new players as it isn’t a very lethal scenario (but be mindful of the Exo-Guardian mission) and over has a good “intro” feel to it.


The Perfect Intro

5/5

This scenario does an excellent job of introducing the Starfinder Society in-story and in terms of what type of mechanical challenges to expect. And, importantly, it accomplishes this will still providing a flavorful and delightful experience that I'm happy to replay. This scenario was my wife's first exposure to tabletop RPGs, and they are still playing regularly now, so I consider it a smashing success.


3/5

This scenario is intended as an introduction to the Starfinder Society and its major factions. As brand new Starfinders, you’ll need to complete a task for each of the faction leaders. These tasks are fun, but quite minor. Although I really enjoyed getting to meet all the faction leaders, and the missions were enjoyable, I found the scenario as a whole an underwhelming introduction to Starfinder. You don't really do anything amazing (which makes sense), but when it's your first time playing a game you really want your players to feel like they did something cool.

As a GM I love how this details in this scenario can change each time you play it, but as a player it still feels repetitive on a reply. I do enjoy this scenario, but not as a players first experience with the game.


Great starting Scenario

5/5

We had a blast playing this scenario. The race turned out to be way more intense and fun than I had initially expected. Heads up to the GMs, prepare that well I’m advance. Pair up the racers and ships and some up with the appropriate stats before hand. It’ll make keeping track of things easier.

The amount of random choices helps make this a repeatable joy


Solid Introduction to Society Play

5/5

This is a solid game with a bunch of great elements and a great introduction to society play. You learn about each of the primary 4 factions, and get a great breadth of the kinds of gameplay (and tropes) available in Starfinder in general. I highly recommend you play it with at least one society character, and it's a solid replay for all of them.


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Just to let everyone know, this seems to finally have been fixed. :)

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