Starfinder Adventure Path #25: The Chimera Mystery (The Threefold Conspiracy 1 of 6)

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The security officer aboard a luxury space liner, the Chimera, goes missing after the heroes witness her arguing with a passenger. Soon after, the Chimera's engines fail and defy repair. A scholarly patron asks the heroes to investigate the disappearance, which involves murder, misdirection, and misapprehension. To unravel the murder mystery around them, the heroes must follow clues about more than one enigma aboard the Chimera. Secrets and unexpected foes abound. In the end, the investigators find that the whole whodunit is only part of a much larger conspiracy!

"The Chimera Mystery" is a Starfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for four 1st-level characters. This adventure begins the Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path, a six-part, monthly campaign in which the heroes unravel the machinations of insidious aliens who have infiltrated galactic society. This volume also includes an article on running mystery scenarios, more on spies in the Pact Worlds and beyond, and a selection of new alien creatures!

Each monthly full-color softcover Starfinder Adventure Path volume contains a new installment of a series of interconnected science-fantasy quests that together create a fully developed plot of sweeping scale and epic challenges. Each 64-page volume of the Starfinder Adventure Path also contains in-depth articles that detail and expand the Starfinder campaign setting and provide new rules, a host of exciting new monsters and alien races, a new planet to explore and starship to pilot, and more!

ISBN: 978-1-64078-205-1

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While solving a murder on board of a luxuary space-liner seems like a great adventure, i don't want to play yet another six part campaign bringing characters from 1st to 13th level.

That's why this may be my last Starfinder AP (or not if the rest of the story is good).

The lack of adventure material for the levels 14-20 (coupled with having to try out Pathfinder Second Edition) is making me loose interest in Starfinder as a whole, though.

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Ya know, I have to wonder if there is any other type of mystery you can start mystery APs with than "murder mystery" or "people in town vanish completely!" mystery

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I am so stoked to play this adventure! I was a huge X-Files fan back in the day, so this is so up my alley.

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CorvusMask wrote:
Ya know, I have to wonder if there is any other type of mystery you can start mystery APs with than "murder mystery" or "people in town vanish completely!" mystery

While the PCs are asked to discover what happened to the missing security officer, they'll be uncovering all sorts of other secrets along the way!


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Love the adventure paths so far but I am also puzzled by the apparent disinterest in ANY adventure content for 14-20. I have a fairly dedicated group who would love to continue their characters to 20 and are used to being able to do this in Pathfinder Adventure paths. Odd that this doesn't seem to be a thing in Starfinder.


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Vexies wrote:
Love the adventure paths so far but I am also puzzled by the apparent disinterest in ANY adventure content for 14-20. I have a fairly dedicated group who would love to continue their characters to 20 and are used to being able to do this in Pathfinder Adventure paths. Odd that this doesn't seem to be a thing in Starfinder.

Starfinder team actually talked about this at Gen Con. Mentioned they recognized it was "a hole in their system," and were eager to explore high-level play. They just need to get more variety of Starfinder adventure material out there first.

Way I look at it, Starfinder's still a pretty fresh world. Pathfinder didn't get level 20 adventures until a good ways into its lifecycle, and when level 20 adventures happened, they tended to make big changes/bring big revelations about Golarion. We still don't know altogether that much about the Pact Worlds themselves, so it makes more sense to set them up and explore them more thoroughly before doing big things with them. If Marvel taught us anything, you want to make a bunch of low-level solo adventures setting up the universe first, before you even begin thinking about making Avengers.

That, and level 20 adventures are extremely rare for a good reason - they exceedingly rare in Golarion/Pact Worlds history. Taking on the Swarm's God-Host and turning back an invasion, or unveiling the Threefold Conspiracy are both 13th level adventures. Those are huge historical events. What would a 20 level adventure even look like, and how exceedingly rare would the adventurers have to be to undertake that sort of quest?


Is there a easy way to level up existing content? For example, when we finish Aeon Throne I think our group will be level 6, would it work to take another AP and crank up the content level initially until they catch up to the proper level in the AP? Hope that made sense.


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Arevus Kael wrote:
Is there a easy way to level up existing content? For example, when we finish Aeon Throne I think our group will be level 6, would it work to take another AP and crank up the content level initially until they catch up to the proper level in the AP? Hope that made sense.

It's not the definition of easy, but I've found success with switching out printed creature stats with the NPC stats found in the Alien Archive 1 appendix. You can make them any tier you'd like that way. Only issue is somethings are just meaningless at high levels, like lower levels of radiation, so some encounters can fall flat. For the most part it's pretty smooth though.


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Arevus Kael wrote:
Is there a easy way to level up existing content? For example, when we finish Aeon Throne I think our group will be level 6, would it work to take another AP and crank up the content level initially until they catch up to the proper level in the AP? Hope that made sense.

Signal of Screams is designed to follow Against the Aeon Throne, that way no adjustment is needed.


Yep, get a good base of different AP themes then go for the "big gun" AP stuff for higher levels, no problem with that, unlike some who keep "having problems" with it.......... SIGH

Tom


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Marco Massoudi wrote:


The lack of adventure material for the levels 14-20 (coupled with having to try out Pathfinder Second Edition) is making me loose interest in Starfinder as a whole, though.

This. I will be canceling my Starfinder AP subscription until I see something for high level play. I have enough low level material for a few years currently.


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gailedon wrote:
Marco Massoudi wrote:


The lack of adventure material for the levels 14-20 (coupled with having to try out Pathfinder Second Edition) is making me loose interest in Starfinder as a whole, though.

This. I will be canceling my Starfinder AP subscription until I see something for high level play. I have enough low level material for a few years currently.

You might be waiting a little while sadly, high level stuff doesn't sell that well from what last I knew.

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