Starfinder Rules Reference Cards Deck

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Preorder expected early June 2019

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Put the Starfinder Roleplaying Game rules at your fingertips! Whether you're a Game Master who needs a convenient reference for starship combat, a player who wants summaries of how to use your favorite skills, or a newcomer trying to learn the rules, this 110-card deck features concise guides to essential concepts from the Starfinder Core Rulebook on handy double-sided cards. Stop flipping back and forth through rulebooks—grab the cards you need and keep your game moving!

ISBN: 978-1-64078-138-2

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Preorder, expected approximately 10 Jun 2019

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Announced for June! Product image and description are not final and are subject to change.

Dark Archive

This product makes no sense to me personally, as flipping through 110 cards is way more complicated than flipping through the CRB.

I'd rather have a pocket edition of the Starfinder Core Rulebook.

Also, neither a new hardcover nor the Beginner Box have been announced for the first half of 2019...


Starfinder Charter Superscriber

I think it could be good depending on how it's done. I'd like to be able to hand someone a card that summarizes what they can do if they're the Captain in starship combat, or a card that has the effects of the Constitution progression track on it if they're poisoned. Etc.


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Card Game, Maps, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Deluxe Comics Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Marco Massoudi wrote:
This product makes no sense to me personally, as flipping through 110 cards is way more complicated than flipping through the CRB.

I'd rather take a page of notes than a textbook into an exam. In other words, it's sometimes useful to get a summary to remind you of stuff you know but have forgotten rather than look up a repository of the full rules.

This also allows customisation - if I'm a computer hacker and act as the ship science office I can pull out the "computer hacking" card and the "science officer actions" card and construct a mini-deck specific to my character.


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

I own these for Pathfinder and they are really nice to have the appropriate cards ready and set aside, especially for combat, spell casting and skill rules checks.

I can't tell you how many times we have stalled on a question and found an answer in the deck faster than online.

Paizo Employee Starfinder Design Lead

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I personally find things like this most useful as a GM who knows something is going to come up because it's in the adventure, or as a player who knows I have selected specific options that interact with a less-common subset of the rules.
As a GM, I find things like cards with rules for underwater combat, or 0-G combat, useful to pull about before a game where I know such things will come up. Especially if I am comfortable with the rules, but know some players aren't, it's great to be able to hand out a card with a summary.


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Will these have page references for the rule on them?

Paizo Employee Creative Director, Starfinder

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Fumarole wrote:
Will these have page references for the rule on them?

Yes they do!


Will these be chock/full of:
1. Diagrams i.e. Area of Effect?
2. Poison/Disease Tracks?
3. Tables i.e. Confusion?


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Pathfinder Adventure Path, Modules, Roleplaying Game Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

I love the idea of this. I second Owen K. C. Stephens' insight that this would be a userful tool for GM's to prepare specific rule set card in advance of specific encounters, as well as Jhaeman's great idea to use as a tool to hand out to players taking on unfamiliar roles and who need to get up to speed quickly during play.

I have a question with regards to the usability of these cards as a set. How will each subsection of rules descirbed on the cards be classified and categorized? Will there be different color coding for cards dealing with a specific subset of rules, or special icons on each card for easy classification and identification? Will the cards with rules and roles for spaceship combat be distinguished somehow from the cards dealing with class specific traits, or from spell cards?

As Marco Massoudi points out, it can potentially get time consuming flipping through cards. If there is a good classification of the cards and the type of rule they reference, this can facilitate their ease of use. Even if the cards are numbered, many times a deck in my posession will quickly get mixed out of order as I customize their order to suit a specific character or situation.

I am sure that Paizo already had a meeting or two about this and I would love to hear a little more on how this set will be organized and how each card subject will be distinguished from others and classified.

Paizo Employee Creative Director, Starfinder

jakemtl wrote:
I have a question with regards to the usability of these cards as a set. How will each subsection of rules descirbed on the cards be classified and categorized? Will there be different color coding for cards dealing with a specific subset of rules, or special icons on each card for easy classification and identification? Will the cards with rules and roles for spaceship combat be distinguished somehow from the cards dealing with class specific traits, or from spell cards?

Each card has an icon (or icons) that delineates what "rules category" it falls under, then a heading with the specific rule topic on the card. So all of the cards about skills have the "Skill" icon, for example, and the Athletics card is clearly distinguished from the Stealth card from those words (Athletics and Stealth) at the top of those cards.

They are very similar in format to the Rules Reference Cards for Pathfinder 1st edition, for those who are familiar with those cards.


This looks very handy to have, nice!!

Tom

Acquisitives

Would these also include any changes/errata that have been applied to the Core Rulebook rules?

Dark Archive

Gabbers "Gab" McTalkington wrote:
Would these also include any changes/errata that have been applied to the Core Rulebook rules?

They should have the changed DCs of starship combat at least.

Otherwise there would be no point in doing these two years after release of the Starfinder Core Rulebook, when the errata came out a few months after release.

Liberty's Edge

Paizo Charter Superscriber; Pathfinder Battles Case Subscriber; Pathfinder Tales Subscriber; Starfinder Charter Superscriber
Marco Massoudi wrote:

They should have the changed DCs of starship combat at least.

Otherwise there would be no point in doing these two years after release of the Starfinder Core Rulebook, when the errata came out a few months after release.

I sure hope so.

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