Starfinder Society Scenario #1-08: Sanctuary of Drowned Delight

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A Starfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 3-6.

In order to retrieve valuable resources necessary to repair the Wayfinders' flagship, the PCs follow-up on another team's investigative mission to a long-abandoned Starfinder Society lodge on a world in the Vast. Finding the lodge submerged and already partially flooded, the PCs quickly realize they are far from alone in the depths of the distant world's ocean.

Content in Sanctuary of Drowned Delight also contributes to the ongoing goals of the Wayfinders faction.

Written by Kate Baker

Scenario Tags: Faction (Wayfinders)

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

Fantasy Grounds Virtual Tabletop
Archives of Nethys

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Good first contact mixed with whodonit, a few flaws

4/5

So this scenario is overall well executed. It's a great first-contact scenario (well, technically, SECOND contact) but it also has a strong whodoneit element. So if you aren't engaged with the first contact stuff, the mystery stuff should keep you engaged.

There is one kind of downside that holds it back. It is possible to find out very early on that there's something not right going on, and to get some good clues that things aren't as they seem, but literally you can't act on this information without turning the entire facility of (mostly) innocent species hostile . . . so you just have to wait for this specific event to trigger. Really boring that the PCs can't forward the plot, but have to wait for a plot point that (in universe) is random chance. But that's the only flaw, otherwise quite good.


Great story and flow!

5/5

I GM'ed this. The prep of this is very important as it sections itself into two parts. It builds a foundation then works with aforementioned foundation. Though is was a bit complicated for the GM it worked very well. There was plenty of information to work with so that the players could interact with the sandbox. Plenty of NPC's to give them guidance if they needed poking.

All-in-all a fantastic scenario well worth a play through.

REITERATING: GM needs to prepare well.


Deep Space

5/5

First, a little "answer" to the other rating (I imagine the person played this and did not DM it, and the DM did not give this info', but it is all there in the scenario):
no real reason why this part can’t be replaced or upgraded with a new design
The reason is that it can be replaced, easily... but that means changing many things, and thus a great deal more time than if they can find what they need right now (and they are in a hurry for reasons explained).

As we get to this place that is sunken, there is no real explanation as to how this place is now operational and maintained by people who should not be able to do so.
Well, it is explained by how they learn their skills (and find what they need) via the specific learning tools mentioned...

Anyhow, I ran this (five PCs, w. four playing Pre-Gens) and we had a lot of fun.
I'd say the strongest feeling I got from the players was mystery as to what is going on and what the heck is going to turn up as the "something that is wrong".
There is fun situation, the underwater problems, okay NPCs, but a very strong overall feeling and atmosphere.

Good fun!


Good fun, bit of polish needed

4/5

Played last night, 3 PC and a pre-gen, so we are sent to find the “stuff” to fix a Starfinder ship, no real reason why this part can’t be replaced or upgraded with a new design. Sure I’m okay with that. As we get to this place that is sunken, there is no real explanation as to how this place is now operational and maintained by people who should not be able to do so. Sure why not. The scenario felt a bit disjointed, so maybe other people will pick it apart far more, but I did enjoy it and had fun playing it and the fighting was good, last fight can be deadly so caution.
I would recommend that the GM reads the whole thing carefully and try to fill in the gaps with whatever techno-babble.
I would say 3.5 stars


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Why am I getting shades of the 1989 film Leviathan?

Silver Crusade

I was thinking The Abyss (also from 1989).

Dark Archive

Did this get switched from february to january?

Paizo Employee Organized Play Lead Developer

Marco Massoudi wrote:
Did this get switched from february to january?

It did, as should be explained in an imminent blog.

Paizo Employee Starfinder Society Developer

As a heads up...

Maps for #1–08: Sanctuary of Drowned Delight[/spoiler:
-This scenario uses one custom map.

Liberty's Edge

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Space Walruses look neat.

Contributor

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I love that cheerful face on page 15


Did this release already? My subscription order went through on Tuesday, but it's still showing with a "pending" status.


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Joe De Bari wrote:
Did this release already? My subscription order went through on Tuesday, but it's still showing with a "pending" status.

Apparently there was some issue with all the SFS orders that there trying to fix. Im in the same boat with the order stuck at pending. There was a thread in the customer service forums saying that they were aware and trying to get it sorted today.


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Pathfinder Card Game Subscriber

It's out.

Big Spoiler!:
And a new playable race :)

Customer Service Representative

Please don't forget to add spoiler tags to anything that may spoil the scenario or its rewards for anyone.


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Jorsalheim wrote:
It's out. ** spoiler omitted **

Spoiler:

Oh! Oh, my. This might be the happiest I've been since being unable to successfully beg a skittermander boon. This might even be better than a skittermander. Maybe. It's definitely bigger than a skittermander. Or even 2-3 skittermanders stuffed into a walrus costume. Well done, O Purveyor Of The PC Space Walrus!!!

I can't wait to run this, so I can post a proper review!

Paizo Employee Organized Play Lead Developer

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Diego Valdez wrote:
Please don't forget to add spoiler tags to anything that may spoil the scenario or its rewards for anyone.

To reiterate what Diego wrote, please place anything that might spoil the scenario or its rewards in spoiler tags.

That includes:

  • References to playing morlamaws
  • Excitement about including playable races on Chronicle sheets
  • Anticipation of playing a Large technomancer with flippers
  • We're glad that folks are enjoying this scenario so far, but please place those references in spoiler tags where someone glancing at the product page won't have the scenario's contents spoiled.


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    (Tried to make a link out of this, but couldn't.)

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