Starfinder Adventure Path #32: The Starstone Blockade (The Devastation Ark 2 of 3)

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Starfinder Adventure Path #32: The Starstone Blockade (The Devastation Ark 2 of 3)

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The heroes travel to Absalom Station to warn the Pact Worlds government of a fast–approaching threat from beyond the stars! But before they are fully prepared, the titanic spacecraft arrives and shuts down the fabled Starstone Reactor, plunging the station into chaos. The heroes must find a way to bring the power back online, while rescuing citizens and dealing with Azlanti spies, angry outsiders, and confused spirits. Can they save the heart of the Pact Worlds and take the fight to the strange alien vessel?

"The Starstone Blockade" is a Starfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for four 16th-level characters. This adventure continues The Devastation Ark Adventure Path, a three-part, monthly campaign in which the players stop the threat of an ancient alien civilization in Starfinder's first high-level adventures! This volume also includes an examination of the church of Eloritu—the god of history, magic, and secrets—as well as a selection of ghastly new aliens!

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 13: 978-1-64078-265-5

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Best SF Adventure

5/5

This is without a doubt the best starfinder adventure I've read, and running it was wonderful.

Gives the players a feel of something like what we wanted out of the ending of mass effect 3.


Great entry to this product line

4/5

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this adventure. High level play is notoriously difficult to write well, but this author managed it. I can’t wait to read the next adventure, and also her next work for Paizo.

1 star off for some of the other choices made though. The in character text is very difficult to read on my iPad, and the file size is unacceptably large.


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Announced for September! Product image and description are not final and may be subject to change.

Dark Archive

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So part one starts with 13th level characters and part 2 with 16th level characters.

That means characters should hit level 20!
Hopefull,they can continue to play a little while while being at their peak power level.


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*I’m sorry*

IT SHUTS DOWN THE STARSTONE REACTOR?

How in the Hells can it do that?

What is the Ark?

What built it...how do they even have the power to do that!!!

Why are the Azlanti involved!

I...I want this NOW!

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Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

Azlanti spies were probably on the station already, but yeah apparently dat advanced super aggressive species is aware of starstone? :O


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Amezmen breaking back into reality on a mad quest for revenge or to somehow restore Acavna?

Or it could be Aboleths in giant fishbowls in the ships?

Dark Archive

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Ah, so bantrids are actually another aboleth creation/species enslaved in them during gap? ;D

...In retrospect that WOULD make sense actually. Aboleths haven't shown up in Starfinder at all despite them seeding themselves on multiple planets, so they would definitely fit into category of "Aggressive advanced ancient species thought to be extinct that was really prevalent back in the ancient days"


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Oh, wow, we really go up to level 20? :) Sounds awesome! :D


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I was slow to discover that this adventure is being written by Eleanor Ferron. The Commencement and Star Sugar Heartlove!!! have been big "tentpole" adventures in my home campaign so far, and I'm pumped that if all goes to plan, we'll come back around to another of her adventures toward the end of the road.

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Can't wait for this series!


To the subscribers with your PDF copies: which are the monsters that show up in the alien archives (name, type, subtypes, size and CR)?

Dark Archive

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Void dragons on cover yay :3


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HTD wrote:
To the subscribers with your PDF copies: which are the monsters that show up in the alien archives (name, type, subtypes, size and CR)?

Exodus Angel, NG Medium outsider (angel, good, extraplanar). CR 17. They ride motorcycles.

Meteorite Drake, N Small magical beast (earth). CR 16.

Exhaust Ooze, N Large ooze (air). CR 18. This is basically exactly what it sounds like.

Kami, Toshigami, NG Medium outsider (kami, native). CR 13.

Limina, N Medium fey. CR 16.

Spectra, Nacrea, N Medium outsider (extraplanar, spectra). CR 16.

Tapestry Moth, NE Medium magical beast. CR 16.

Liberty's Edge

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Have to say Eleanor knocked it out of the arena with this one!

Liberty's Edge

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CorvusMask wrote:

Ah, so bantrids are actually another aboleth creation/species enslaved in them during gap? ;D

...In retrospect that WOULD make sense actually. Aboleths haven't shown up in Starfinder at all despite them seeding themselves on multiple planets, so they would definitely fit into category of "Aggressive advanced ancient species thought to be extinct that was really prevalent back in the ancient days"

Is that in this volume and I missed it??


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Anorak wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:

Ah, so bantrids are actually another aboleth creation/species enslaved in them during gap? ;D

...In retrospect that WOULD make sense actually. Aboleths haven't shown up in Starfinder at all despite them seeding themselves on multiple planets, so they would definitely fit into category of "Aggressive advanced ancient species thought to be extinct that was really prevalent back in the ancient days"

Is that in this volume and I missed it??

That was just wild speculation.


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Anorak wrote:
Have to say Eleanor knocked it out of the arena with this one!

I'm taking my first pass through this now and... yeah! Waking the Worldseed was the long wind-up; this is where the story goes nuts.

Dark Archive

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Is pdf really available tomorrow or is that just website bug?


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CorvusMask wrote:
Is pdf really available tomorrow or is that just website bug?

Depends on what time zone you are in. In the eastern hemisphere, it is Tuesday. The PDF is supposed to become available at the stroke of midnight going into Wednesday Pacific Time (about 29.5 hours from when I am posting this), assuming that they are sticking to their past usual practice.

I am in a time zone where it is still Monday, so I am not seeing this PDF as available tomorrow (yet).


Started playing through the first part with my group, so far really enjoying this arc... can't wait for part 2 (just a little over a day)

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David knott 242 wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
Is pdf really available tomorrow or is that just website bug?

Depends on what time zone you are in. In the eastern hemisphere, it is Tuesday. The PDF is supposed to become available at the stroke of midnight going into Wednesday Pacific Time (about 29.5 hours from when I am posting this), assuming that they are sticking to their past usual practice.

I am in a time zone where it is still Monday, so I am not seeing this PDF as available tomorrow (yet).

Don't pdfs usually become available in final wednesday of the month?


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They've pushed releases earlier in the month for now to handle the upcoming holiday season.


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331 MB? What the heck went wrong in there?


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John Mangrum wrote:
Anorak wrote:
Have to say Eleanor knocked it out of the arena with this one!
I'm taking my first pass through this now and... yeah! Waking the Worldseed was the long wind-up; this is where the story goes nuts.

Just a sheer pleasure to read. Even the descriptions were awesome. Dialogue is sometimes hit or miss, but I genuinely laughed out loud at times, and audibly gasped as stuff started to go very wrong.


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AnimatedPaper wrote:
Dialogue is sometimes hit or miss

To clarify, I meant dialogue is hit or miss in general. This adventure is solid throughout.


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Starfinder Superscriber

What's up with the huge file sizes?
Flyteach


Zmar wrote:
331 MB? What the heck went wrong in there?

I would like to know this as well. I flipped through it and it reads amazing. I have no doubt it's going to be a great adventure as usual, however I am getting VERY frustrated by the usual crappy resolution of the maps. This is even more frustrating given the redunculous size of the PDF .... Paizo, what gives?

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As a result of some unexpected file size issues on Starfinder APs beginning with volume #31 (The Devastation Ark part 1), we have released interactive map PDFs so that GMs can extract the maps from that PDF instead. We will continue releasing interactive maps for the entire run of Fly Free or Die and beyond.


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This PDF is unfortunately affected by the same problem as the "We're No Heroes" PDF. All images and maps contained in the PDF are cut up into small tiles, which makes it nearly impossible to use in a VTT.

I assume this is an error that occurred when creating the PDF since the current Pathfinder Adventure Path PDFs are not affected by this issue (and neither was the previous version of this PDF before it was pared down in size).

Paizo, could you please recreate this PDF with images intact? That would be super helpful for anyone wanting to use this adventure with a VTT. Thank you!

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Adventure Path Subscriber

So already mentioned this in other product thread, but pretty interested to see how sanctioning this will be handled and whether this gets sanctioned before fly free or die :O Since I'm starting to run it and all I do hope its earlier than later but I do think sanctioning this one is potentially bit hard ^^;

But yeah, bit sad Fly free or die didn't get threefold conspiracy treatment of "first three book sanctioned early" since that was fun for me even if I didn't run threefold conspiracy so wasn't topical for me yet :D

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