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Within the pages of the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide you will find everything you need to bring your own character to life. Find the answers to your questions about the Roleplaying Guild are right here!

Last Updated: 8/15/2017

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Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

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Now available!

Starfinder Society Developer

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Bless this robot and its late night deliveries! :D

Wayfinders

Sensors detect a strong and positive presence!

Acquisitives

First contact! How exciting!

Dark Archive

Now i know what the "Scoured stars Incident" is. ;-)

Acquisitives

Critical systems overload averted...


Finally, I can find out where I came from.


Pathfinder Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

My god, it's full of stars!

Liberty's Edge

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Is the Tear pronounced as in crying, or as in ripping apart?


Many thanks for this. Looking forward to reading it more fully.

Page 16 - Just noticed there are a couple of references to GM Stars still which I suspect should read GM Novas? No big deal but thought I'd point out in case a quick fix is possible?


Wahoo...I must start with them all

Dataphiles

Yessssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss


Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Has anyone noticed the "Rising Star" boon on p. 35? Forgive the hyperbole, but I'm pretty sure that's the most awesome thing ever!

Second Seekers (Luwazi Elsbo)

Huzzah!


Folkish Elm wrote:

Many thanks for this. Looking forward to reading it more fully.

Page 16 - Just noticed there are a couple of references to GM Stars still which I suspect should read GM Novas? No big deal but thought I'd point out in case a quick fix is possible?

There's a couple of references to GP that didn't get changed to credits too. Copy & Paste demons are a real pain sometimes :)

The Exchange

So much excitement!

Paizo Employee Community & Digital Content Director

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File updated to correct the table of contents, bookmarks, and GM Nova/credits references.

Wayfinders

Beep. Beep. WHOOOOP!


Hooray!

Shadow Lodge

Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Found a typo. Page 18:

Quote:
If no PC wants to purchase the item, the PC must sell the item back for 10% value, reimbursing each PC for half of what she paid into the pool.

I suspect that the players are not intended to receive more money back than was recovered from the sale of the item.


Chris Lambertz wrote:
File updated to correct the table of contents, bookmarks, and GM Nova/credits references.

Great stuff - many thanks :)

Paizo Employee Organized Play Lead Developer

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Marco Massoudi wrote:
Now i know what the "Scoured stars Incident" is. ;-)

Oh, you know more about it, but there's far more to come during this season.

The Exchange

Is the Pathfinder conversion section of the core book being written off for Additional Resources, or just omitted in its entirety? It seems weird that it would be out and out ignored as it is in the current document.


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Guild Guide page 18 wrote:
If the PCs buy an item using pooled money that they do not use during the adventure, one PC may purchase the item at the end of the adventure, paying the item’s full cost. If no PC wants to purchase the item, the PC must sell the item back for 10% value, reimbursing each PC for half of what she paid into the pool.

The way I read this if no one wants the item one PC is forced to buy the item at full price, sell it back at 10%, then reimburse the other PCs. This doesn't make sense though. Either a) more than the purchase price ends up being paid for the item, if the pooled money isn't refunded when one PC individually buys the item at full price; or b) the money the other PCs is refunded since one PC is paying the full purchase price, but then the language about reimbursing them for 50% doesn't make sense.

The other way to read it that "the PC must sell" is a typo and should be "the PCs must sell", that is, they sell it back collectively. However, this doesn't work because it is impossible to reimburse 50% of what people paid when only 10% is recovered. Maybe this is a typo as a result of copying language from Pathfinder and it's supposed to be that the item is collectively sold back and 10% of what people paid is reimbursed.

Let's do some math.

3 PCs pool money to buy an item with a price of 1000:
A puts in 500
B puts in 300
C puts in 200

The item isn't used and no one wants it. If one PC has to buy the item, someone has to buy it for 1000 and sell it back for 100, losing 900, then in addition reimbursing the other PCs 50% of what they originally put in. Even if that buying for 1000 includes the pooled money it still ends up being an uneven split.

If PC A buys it:
A ends up being out 650 (130% of what they originally put in); spent: 500 original commitment - 100 recovered from sale + 150 reimbursing PC B + 100 reimbursing PC C
B ends up being out 150 (50% of what they originally put in)
C ends up being out 100 (50% of what they originally put in)

If PC B buys it:
A ends up being out 150 (50% of what they originally put in)
B ends up being out 550 (183% of what they originally put in); spent: 300 original commitment - 100 recovered from sale + 250 reimbursing PC B + 100 reimbursing PC C
C ends up being out 100 (50% of what they originally put in)

If PC C buys it:
A ends up being out 150 (50% of what they originally put in)
B ends up being out 100 (50% of what they originally put in)
C ends up being out 500 (250% of what they originally put in); spent: 200 original commitment - 100 recovered from sale + 250 reimbursing PC B + 150 reimbursing PC C

This seems like a bad rule to me. If no one wants the item it shouldn't be forced onto one PC to buy it then reimburse the other PCs because that can result in them being out even more money. No one is going to want to be the person to take the financial hit of reimbursing the other PCs. This is only going to create confusion in understanding the rules due to the uneven result, and strife between players as arguments erupt over who should have to pay more than their original commitment.


This product page doesn't seem discoverable via searching for it. Searching for products with starfinder guide doesn't find anything.


Bendack wrote:

Is the Pathfinder conversion section of the core book being written off for Additional Resources, or just omitted in its entirety? It seems weird that it would be out and out ignored as it is in the current document.

Hopefully any conversions will be done by the adventure author or developer. In the same way that PFS scenarios now include the stat blocks for the creatures within the scenario, I am hopeful that they will continue that practice with SFS. So you shouldn't need to do Pathfinder to Starfinder conversions yourself for society play (I hope).

Paizo Employee Chief Technical Officer

Mike Lindner wrote:
This product page doesn't seem discoverable via searching for it. Searching for products with starfinder guide doesn't find anything.

We're currently having an issue with our search results in general. Working on it, but it might take a week or so to solve.


Please add a link to this guide on the main SFS page. That will make it MUCH easier for everyone to find.

Silver Crusade

In the guide it talks about being able to make a naturally blind/deaf character, and in the CRB it says characters who are blind/deaf for extended amounts of time can become acustom to them and can ignore some if the penalties, but it doesn't discuss what they can ignore. So for the purpose of SFS, what penalties do naturally blind/deaf characters suffer?

Also, I apologize if this is the wrong thread to disuss this, I am willing to post elsewhere if need be.

The Exchange

Bendack wrote:
Is the Pathfinder conversion section of the core book being written off for Additional Resources, or just omitted in its entirety? It seems weird that it would be out and out ignored as it is in the current document.

Check various other threads for more official words to this effect, but it is deliberately omitted.

Starfinder Society is a completely different campaign from Pathfinder Society. You can't use feats, spells, classes, or anything else from Pathfinder in SFS. There's no "conversion" of characters, everyone is starting with a new Starfinder character.


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

Is this allowed to be shared since it is a free product?

Grand Lodge

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It's preferred that anyone wanting a copy register and download it themselves, as that helps Paizo know how much interest there is.

Grand Lodge

On page 8 there are still references to GM stars (instead of novas).


Good to have some free guide for SF Society RP Guildin' stuff out there. ;)


Not a fan of the star-ship combat in Organized Play. The game mechanics are clunky, slow running and quite frankly off putting. I would rather see and spend my four hours of time in a quality scenario that is off ship that is engaging for all.

Yes we use star-ships to traverse the vast distances but we do not have to play that whole aspect to understand it. For me it's more about the destination than the tedious journey it took to get there.

Grand Lodge

Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Comics Subscriber

Be sure to check the tags for scenarios, as those that have starship combat will be marked as such.

Grand Lodge

Is there an official SFS tracking sheet yet?

Scarab Sages

Pathfinder Campaign Setting, Companion, Maps Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

When will we be seeing a new one?


maldar wrote:
When will we be seeing a new one?

Wondering the same thing. PFS guide was released yesterday. It can't be long now.

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