Starfinder RPG: Starship Operations Manual

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Blast off into space with the Starship Operations Manual, Starfinder's latest rules expansion hardcover! Outfit your beloved starship with more than 100 new starship weapons, expansion bays, alternate armors, and systems like drop pods, ramming prows, mines, ablative armor, virtual intelligences, and more. If you're looking for a new ride, you'll find profiles of leading starship manufacturers as well as statistics for more than 40 new starships found throughout the galaxy.

The Starship Operations Manual puts you at the controls, offering bold new ways to present starship combat, from dogfights in planetary atmospheres to daring chases through asteroid fields to pitched battles between huge fleets. New rules allow crewmembers to get even more out of their skills and feats, unlocking thrilling critical success results that add excitement to starship combat. Take your adventures into the great unknown and beyond with the Starfinder Starship Operations Manual!

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-249-5

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Preorder, expected approximately 30 Jul 2020

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Please, no. Firstly, mechas aren't starships and thus do not belong in this book (maybe in a potential Vehicle Operations Manual one day). But secondly, mechas are a singularly stupid concept. There is a reason why tanks are built like tanks.


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1) Mecha are awesome.

2) this is fantasy.


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I disagree with number 1. Mechas are ridiculous.


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If you say so. I and others disagree.


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Mechas are definitely an unnecessary complication if they fight on a scale intermediate between PCs and spaceships. They might be interesting if they become the counterpart of mounts in a Pathfinder campaign.


We have Kaiju in Starfinder already though.


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There's huge and gargantuan power armor if you need something like that.


Power Armor =/= Mecha


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Xenocrat wrote:
There's huge and gargantuan power armor if you need something like that.

Yeah, but that isn't until level 11+. The gargantuan power armor is a level 19 weapon, and can't fly in space like mecha a la Gundam Wing.

I think the Dogfights concept is a stepping stone to mecha, but I'm still disappointed that it doesn't seem to be included in this book. With no softcover splatbooks being produced by Paizo, I doubt we'll get anything close to this for another couple years--which sucks for a feature people have been asking about at conventions and on messageboards for the past two years.


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bananahell wrote:
Xenocrat wrote:
There's huge and gargantuan power armor if you need something like that.

Yeah, but that isn't until level 11+. The gargantuan power armor is a level 19 weapon, and can't fly in space like mecha a la Gundam Wing.

I think the Dogfights concept is a stepping stone to mecha, but I'm still disappointed that it doesn't seem to be included in this book. With no softcover splatbooks being produced by Paizo, I doubt we'll get anything close to this for another couple years--which sucks for a feature people have been asking about at conventions and on messageboards for the past two years.

I don’t think this product description is supposed to be final. One of the developers has already talked about a starship racing system in the book (hosted by Zo!!) that wasn’t mentioned up there. It’s probably too early to confidently say what’s in and what’s not. That said, I’d like to second the request for dogfights. Starfinder is too cool not to have barrel rolling Arwing skirmishes.

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Sweet can't wait for this to come out.


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I also third the request for dogfights, or the idea of PCs piloting a squad of tiny starfighters against enemy starfighters.

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