Starfinder Adventure Path #9: The Rune Drive Gambit

Starfinder Adventure Path #9: The Rune Drive Gambit

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The heroes must infiltrate a secluded Azlanti science facility, liberate the captive scientists forced to study an experimental starship drive, and keep the device out of their enemies' hands. They soon learn of the drive's reality-warping power firsthand, but standing in their way is the dastardly Azlanti noble who has orchestrated the entire plot!

This volume of Starfinder Adventure Path concludes the Against the Aeon Throne Adventure Path and includes:

  • "The Rune Drive Gambit," a Starfinder adventure for 5th-level characters, by Larry Wilhelm.
  • Advice on how you can continue your campaign past the final encounter and how the Azlanti Star Empire will be empowered should the heroes fail, by Tracy Barnett.
  • A detailed exploration of the peacekeeping organization known as the Stewards, including a pair of new archetypes for Stewards agents, by Lyz Liddell.
  • An archive of new creatures, from a fey creature born of a comet to an aberration that exists on multiple planes simultaneously, by Ian Eller, David N. Ross, and Larry Wilhelm.
  • Statistics and deck plans for a royal Azlanti luxury vessel, by Larry Wilhelm, plus a glimpse of the home world of the Azlanti Star Empire, by Owen K.C. Stephens.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-076-7

Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Sanctioned Content

The Rune Drive Gambit is sanctioned for use in Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild.
Download the Against the Aeon Throne Adventure Path rules and Chronicle sheets — (445 kb zip/PDF)

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

"The Rune Drive Gambit" is an awesome title and I'm all in for a heist finale. Flip it and burn!


Rune Drive (Starfall?)


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

This sound like a cool finale but honestly im more excited about the steward article

Paizo Employee Web Product Manager

Updated with final product description and cover image!


Ugh. This is one adventure path that I'm dying to get my hands on read through, but this is one that I desperately want to play though so I don't want to spoil it for myself!

Dark Archive

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I hope we get the pawns for this short AP sooner than for a six-part AP.

Also green Azlanti dice with Aeon Stones instead of the highest number from Q-workshop would be very cool!


The bestiary in Part 1 had a lava ape, Part 2 has a radioactive dragon, so will this part include a rock shooting rhinoceros/triceratops or sentient blobs?


Shamus Nicholson wrote:
The bestiary in Part 1 had a lava ape, Part 2 has a radioactive dragon, so will this part include a rock shooting rhinoceros/triceratops or sentient blobs?

Sentient blobs are a playable race from the first adventure path!


Has anyone gotten this yet?


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber
HTD wrote:
Has anyone gotten this yet?

Yes. What do you want to know?


Micheal Smith wrote:
Yes. What do you want to know?

I'd want to know about the monsters (name, type, subtypes, CR).


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Spoiler:

Each 2 line entry is one creature.

ARCHON, POWER, CR 5
LG Medium outsider (archon, extraplanar, good, lawful)

CARNIVOROUS CRYSTAL, CR 11
N Medium ooze (earth, extraplanar)

COMANIDE, CR 7
N Medium fey

ENTROPY SLUG, CR 4
NE Medium magical beast

HULSA, CR 10
CN Medium fey

ROBOT, AZLANTI BATTLE, CR 6
N Medium construct (technological)

TWINSOUL, CR 8
N Large aberration

Dark Archive

What happens if the pcs fail?

Can somebody spoil the Stewards archetypes?

What's the Azlanti homeplanet like?

Thank you! :-)


Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber

Does this adventure even give information about the Azlanti home planet beyond the limited info we got in part 2?

Liberty's Edge

I wonder if there will be an Azlanti race blob like there was in Pathfinder.

Dark Archive

David knott 242 wrote:

Does this adventure even give information about the Azlanti home planet beyond the limited info we got in part 2?

The product description days "a glimpse of the homeworld" by Owen. ;-)

Also book one already said that the empire is ruled by twins (whose name i forgot) who sit on the Aeon Throne on the homeplanet of xxx.


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Marco Massoudi wrote:

What happens if the pcs fail?

Can somebody spoil the Stewards archetypes?

What's the Azlanti homeplanet like?

Thank you! :-)

Hope this helps a bit

Spoiler:

STEWARDS INFILTRATOR
STEWARDS STALWART


Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

Do any of the aliens in this book have player-race stats?


Pathfinder Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber
Brew Bird wrote:
Do any of the aliens in this book have player-race stats?

They do not I'm afraid.


Pathfinder Companion, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Luke Spencer wrote:
Brew Bird wrote:
Do any of the aliens in this book have player-race stats?
They do not I'm afraid.

But the previous volume was loaded with them. ;)


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David knott 242 wrote:
Luke Spencer wrote:
Brew Bird wrote:
Do any of the aliens in this book have player-race stats?
They do not I'm afraid.

But the previous volume was loaded with them. ;)

I have a feeling that was their philosophy, plus it came out at the same time as the new AA so I don't think players are starved for playable races at the moment!


Pathfinder Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Subscriber

Oh snap! So I assume Steward Operatives are the spies/secret agents of the organization while the Steward Stalwarts are gonna be full on Space Marines?


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Having skimmed the next Starfinder AP (Signal of Screams) and seeing it’s for 7th level characters leaves me thinking that characters from Against the Aeon Throne can jump right into this one? Anyone else concur? Can anyone confirm of deny this?

Thanks in advance


The_Minstrel_Wyrm wrote:

Having skimmed the next Starfinder AP (Signal of Screams) and seeing it’s for 7th level characters leaves me thinking that characters from Against the Aeon Throne can jump right into this one? Anyone else concur? Can anyone confirm of deny this?

Thanks in advance

My group is playing the adventure paths in Starfinder Society; since you only get one level up per book, we are going.

Aeon Throne 1
Dead Suns 1
Aeon Throne 2
Dead Suns 2
Aeon Throne 3
Dead Suns 3
Signal of Screams 1
Dead Suns 4
Signal of Screams 2
Dead Suns 5
Signal of Screams 3
Dead Suns 6

So yes.


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Dracomicron wrote:
The_Minstrel_Wyrm wrote:

Having skimmed the next Starfinder AP (Signal of Screams) and seeing it’s for 7th level characters leaves me thinking that characters from Against the Aeon Throne can jump right into this one? Anyone else concur? Can anyone confirm of deny this?

Thanks in advance

My group is playing the adventure paths in Starfinder Society; since you only get one level up per book, we are going.

Aeon Throne 1
Dead Suns 1
Aeon Throne 2
Dead Suns 2
Aeon Throne 3
Dead Suns 3
Signal of Screams 1
Dead Suns 4
Signal of Screams 2
Dead Suns 5
Signal of Screams 3
Dead Suns 6

So yes.

Thanks :-)

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