Star Log.EM-050: Temporal Thing (SFRPG) PDF

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By Alexander Augunas

Take your Starfinder campaign to new heights with Everyman Gaming’s Star Log.EM series! This high-crunch series specializes in everything from fantastic new aliens from recently discovered biomes to exciting new archetypes, feats, and class options based on futuristic ideology and traditional fantasy alike. Each week, a different Star Log.EM tackles a new, exciting topic.

This installment of Star Log.EM includes: 1,000 words introducing a new monster for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, the temporal thing! This fourth-dimensional aberration has the ability to warp time’s flow, both for itself and its victims. Also includes are a series of spells perfect for allowing players to alter their physical age or those of their enemies.

The Star Log.EM series—Starfinder for tomorrow!

NOTE: This product requires Star Log.Deluxe: Aging Rules.

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This Star Log.EM-installment clocks in at 8 pages, 1 page front cover, 1 page editorial, 3 pages of SRD, leaving us with 3 pages of content, so let’s take a look, shall we?

This one begins with a summary of the [aging]descriptor and how these effects interact with equipment and durations. This is in so far relevant, as the pdf offers two spells that are available at spell levels 1 – 6, both of which are available to the mystic as well as the legacy full-caster classes from the Starfarer’s Companion and the Witch legacy class. The first of these would be alter age, which has a 1-round casting time and does pretty much what it says on the tin, with duration governed by spell level. Baleful alter age is the offensive version of the spell, with close range, and the higher spell levels allow for the modification of the targets by more age categories and increases durations. These do use the excellent rules from Star Log.Deluxe: Aging Rules, in case you were wondering.

The creatures within this book would be the Large temporal thing Ketzer (At CR 7; as an aside – “Ketzer” means “Heretic” in German) and the Huge temporal thing Omazar (CR 15). These critters use the expert array, and their touch is a natural attack that resolves vs. EAC. Damage-types are properly codified, and targets hit are affected by baleful alter age. (As an aside – there is a “see page $”-reference left here.) Nonliving targets and constructs instead take damage due to the ravages of type – or are healed. Unique and cool: When affected by an effect with a duration of 1 round or longer, these beings treat a round as 1d6 rounds instead. The omazar’s tweak on the aging touch attack also ahs the cosmetic “see page $” glitch, and erroneously refers to itself as ketzer. On a mechanical side of things, the critter can spend a Resolve Point to also age the target successfully affected by the age-regression mentally. The ability also misses an italicization, and both critters have some snafus regarding their SP and ability DCs, and the references to baleful age alteration lack DCs.

Editing and formatting are okay on a rules-language level; on a formal level, this has a few more glitches. Layout adheres to the two-column full-color standard of the pdf, and the pdf has a nice artwork for the temporal things. The pdf has no bookmarks, but needs none at this length.

Alexander Augunas’ temporal things are per se really cool, but also uncharacteristically rough around the edges and in their details. The spells presented are really cool, though. As such, I consider this to be a mixed bag – my final verdict will clock in at 3 stars.

Endzeitgeist out.

Scarab Sages Webstore Coordinator

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Thanks, Rick!

Fourth-dimensional beings displaced from time itself have arrived in Everyman Gaming’s newest Star Log, Star Log.EM-050: Temporal Things! This product provides GMs with two stat blocks of horrible, time-rending aberrations known as temporal things that possess the ability to wreck havoc upon the aging processes of their foes. To supplement this unique power, this product also features two brand-new spells for Starfinder that make using of Star Log.Deluxe: Aging Rules by Everyman Gaming: alter age and baleful alter age.

Reviewed first on, then submitted to Nerdtrek and GMS magazine and posted here, on OBS, etc.


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