Starfinder Adventure Path #34: We’re No Heroes (Fly Free or Die 1 of 6)

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Starfinder Adventure Path #34: We’re No Heroes (Fly Free or Die 1 of 6)

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In this thrilling kick-off to the new Fly Free or Die Starfinder Adventure Path, a crew of scoundrels, rogues, and misfits finds it hard to survive in a galaxy where everyone has a price. Targeted by a crime boss and his army of enforcers, preyed upon by faceless mega-corporations, and hounded by rivals, the crew of the Free Trader Oliphaunt line up the big score that will at last make them rich beyond their wildest dreams. But when their many enemies join forces and the crew loses it all, they find out there's two things in the galaxy that can't be bought: freedom... and revenge.

It's just another day punching the clock when the player characters, a blue-collar transport crew, are blamed for a bad cargo and stiffed of their bonuses. They take a dangerous job smuggling weapons to a world conquered by militant hobgoblins, but one fiasco later, they're in debt to a crime boss and about to be fired. Their only chance is to steal the Oliphaunt, an experimental cargo hauler with a magical secret, and then survive long enough to collect the payoff!

“We're No Heroes" is a Starfinder Roleplaying Game adventure for four 1st-level characters. It makes an excellent introduction to the game for new players. The adventure begins the Fly Free or Die Adventure Path, a six-part, monthly campaign in which a merchant crew with an experimental starship tries to get rich, escape interplanetary assassins, and outwit their rivals. This volume also includes rules for finding, buying, and selling interstellar cargo (and using the profits to enhance your starship), a collection of deadly threats, and a player's guide that provides advice and new character creation options ideal for this Adventure Path.

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: 978-1-64078-282-2

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4/5

This adventure felt quite fresh and unique, offering a scenario I hadn't used before but wouldn't have thought to write.

My players (IC) really enjoyed repeatedly getting screwed over even as their characters hated it - and the payoff at the end worked well.

It does a good job of giving the illusion of choice (you get screwed either way - but you can choose how you get screwed) even though you end up at the same destination.


This is why no one takes "Fight for $15" seriously

1/5

You would think I would have learned by now to only expect the worst from these adventure paths but nooooo, I still held out hope for this one. Managed to find a copy of We're No Heroes in my local book store so I sat down and had a read... and even speedreading through it, I had to fight to get through it before putting it back on the shelf in disgust.

Speaking as someone with a decade in logistics and clerical data entry: It was so blindingly obvious that no one working on this adventure ever worked for a logistics company that it hurt my soul. Act One is so contrived that I have to ask how anyone stays in business in the Pact Worlds. The entire thing can and SHOULD be easily resolved by five words: "let me get our lawyer." Seriously, Act One is so unbelievably stupid that it makes the bureaucratic snafu in Act Two hurt even more. Because THAT is something that actually does happen in the business world.

Speaking as a writer: It's clear that the writers started with the third act of the adventure and worked backwards. Because the actual heist where you steal the ship is the most coherent and well-written part of the adventure. It's also quite clear that authors do not even remotely comprehend how much of an impact the magical technology of the Pact Worlds should have on pretty much everything including the lives of the average worker. Tools ALWAYS come before toys.
While I already stated my issues with Act One, I'd be remiss if I didn't remark how dark Act Two got; particularly once the party got to the hobgoblin planet. Christ and I thought Grimmerspace was bleak. Just... why? Why do you pride yourselves on a setting that "isn't about war" and fill it with antagonists that practically beg for an Iomedae-approved thrashing? Seriously, what is wrong with you Paizo?


Because I cannot give it zero stars

1/5

This particular AP book is full of repetitive, senseless plot points that would have any company operating in anything approaching a real world economy going out of business due to incompetence. It looks like it was assembled from a checklist of encounter types with no thought of coherence or sensibility, and no comprehension of how some of the plot hooks would actually work.

This IS NOT Firefly, or anything even remotely resembling it. It is a railroad at the bottom of a steep, narrow canyon. Many of the same players made it through the vivisection nightmare sequence in Signal of Screams without major issues, but before we reached the end of this book, we were discussing switching to another AP. And no, it wasn't because they liked body horror.


A Firefly-themed rogue trader adventure that does the job very well.

5/5

I had great fun running this. It pretty much does what it says on the tin. The theme is – making tough decisions under unreasonable circumstances – and the players pretty much buy in to that form of abuse for this set-up. Revenge and evening the score come at the end of this adventure.

There are genuine free choices for the players and they can deal down-and-dirty or stand up for the ordinary people who are getting screwed by the uncaring corporates and the unscrupulous crime syndicates.

The encounters are imaginative and cinematic. The combats seemed pretty well balanced for my team of four players. There is plenty of opportunity for leveraging diplomacy to get ahead or to avoid combat. The nemeses for the characters are set in this adventure and they are ripe for further development in later instalments and they are interesting enough to be engaging in the long term.

There is a mechanical system of charts for finding and buying and selling cargos but there is absolutely no need and no real opportunity to use it. I'm very glad of that because it depends entirely on random generation with so many negative odds that you would be crazy to trade in that environment.

I was looking for a Firefly themed adventure path to run, and this did the job very well. Nice job!


A strong start to a much-anticipated AP

5/5

Perspective: I played this as a ysoki mystic, alongside two envoys (half-orc and human), an uplifted bear mechanic, an android technomancer, a vesk soldier, and a ysoki operative. Everyone was part of the same crew, but one or two people were absent each session, bringing it to 6 players for most games.

I was pulled into science fiction by Firefly, so this adventure path is one I’ve been chomping at the bit to play since the Starfinder system was announced. As the introduction to this AP, We’re No Heroes faced the Herculean task of capturing my nostalgia for flying aboard Serenity, getting me hooked on the new overarching narrative without it seeming too derivative, and being a mechanically engaging adventure for 1st level PCs all at once. I’ll do my best to address each of these points without spoilers, but suffice to say the end result went above and beyond my expectations.

Atmosphere/Nostalgia: This adventure has everything a fan of the “space trader” genre could want, expertly molded into the Starfinder setting. I was worried about how important interplanetary shipping would be in a setting where anything can be crafted from UPBs, but the jobs all make sense and tie into the local lore beautifully. The Starfinder setting can be overwhelming at times, but this adventure taps into the coolest parts of the various locales enough to bring the story to life without getting the PCs bogged down in the details. The title is apt; PCs aren’t supposed to be warriors, and even the required combats align with the needs of the genre without expecting the PCs to be selflessly heroic. Overall, this adventure has working-class struggles and held-together-with-chewing-gum survivalism in spades. I’m curious to see how well this lasts in a system closely tied to the value of your gear, but the first installment definitely makes you feel like a cog in the corporate machine, forced to do your job no matter how much you resent the machine because the alternative is starvation.

Original Narrative: The plight of the EJ-Corp teamsters is noteworthy in just how many tough decisions the players have to make. Paizo’s APs have a good track record of providing realistic consequences to the PCs’ decisions, but in many cases the good/bad outcomes align with the nature of the AP’s themes. Acts of mercy and justice have the (predictably) highest payoff in Wrath of the Righteous, alienating your fellow crew members makes The Wormwood Mutiny more difficult, etc. In this adventure, there are a lot of situations where there is no right answer. Many times the PCs are faced with the decision to choose between a sympathetic NPC or their own bottom line, with notable penalties for choosing the former. Though it’s too soon to say how those decisions may impact the story down the road, the direct hit to the PCs’ heartstrings (morally or financially) definitely makes you invested in seeing this through. The one gripe that does come up from this story is that, as a “trucker” plot with a strong economic undertone, most of those tough decisions arise from parts of the job “going bad” for reasons the PCs cannot control. This didn’t bother me (things not going according to the gorram plan is what made Firefly fun to watch), but some of our players felt like they were being forced to fail. The GM needs to do a bit of extra work to take the sting off of this dynamic, otherwise reward-hungry players will likely become frustrated. That said, the storytelling is compelling and definitely left us hungry to see what happens next.

Mechanics: Low-level play in Starfinder can be difficult to glorify, especially when the adventure genre expects the PCs to be at or below the poverty line. I knew this going in, and was pleasantly surprised by how amazing the “set piece” encounters turned out. The author squeezed a lot of awesome out of relatively straightforward mechanics, leading to some interesting combats with cinematic outcomes. A few of the combats did seem perfunctory, but some of that is expected in any low-level RPG. My main gripe was the degree to which XP gain outpaced credit rewards, though that may have been a necessary step keep the working-class feel.

Overall: We’re No Heroes is an outstanding springboard for a much-anticipated Starfinder AP. I could not have been more thrilled with how our campaign began, and if the rest of Fly Free or Die plays out as well as this installment did, it will be one of the most satisfying APs Paizo has to offer.


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Huh its not second three part ap in row ._.

But yeah is this Evil or Chaotic AP? Or just "space pirate" AP? :D


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Sounds like a Firefly, Rogue Trader, Traveler AP!


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We’re getting a player’s guide?! Awesome!

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CorvusMask: It is not a space pirate AP. It is a space trucker AP. As far as alignment goes, I expect most characters will be some version of Neutral, but important moral and ethical choices are an important part of this AP, so what you do and how you treat others WILL matter.

Toxicsyn: Yes! All three of those were influences (but there are a lot of other influences too).

Porridge: Yes! Chris Sims, former Starfinder Developer, wrote it; it's in the back of the first volume and includes new themes, gear, and player backgrounds to tie your character into the adventure.

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CorvusMask wrote:

Huh its not second three part ap in row ._.

But yeah is this Evil or Chaotic AP? Or just "space pirate" AP? :D

This sounds more like 'The adventures of Han Solo & Chewy' or Firefly than pirates or evil characters for sure.


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Hey, maybe my group will want me to run this one after we finish Runelords. It doesn't have to be Space Pirates, it just has to off the space fantasy adventure game beaten path. That it comes out after the Starship Ops Manual I have high hopes for it.

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evilrobotgames wrote:
That it comes out after the Starship Ops Manual I have high hopes for it.

You will definitely see some specific rules from SOM in this AP, though not necessarily in the first volume. Things like boarding, starship chases, etc.

Liberty's Edge

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I did a job. Got nothing but trouble since I did it too, not to mention more than a few unkind words as regards to my character. So let me make this abundantly clear:

I do the job. And then I get paid.


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We're No (Big Damn) Heroes!


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This is one of my favorite motifs for sci fi adventures, I'm super excited for this AP.


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What levels does it go to?

Radiant Oath

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That ship is really amazing. That really is truly amazing. That is so amazingly amazing I think I'd like to steal it.

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Aunders wrote:
What levels does it go to?

This will be a 6-volume adventure path starting at 1st level, and the players should be 13th by the end. Devastation Ark will be out by then, so you can move right into that AP for endgame play!


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Jason Tondro wrote:

CorvusMask: It is not a space pirate AP. It is a space trucker AP. As far as alignment goes, I expect most characters will be some version of Neutral, but important moral and ethical choices are an important part of this AP, so what you do and how you treat others WILL matter.

Toxicsyn: Yes! All three of those were influences (but there are a lot of other influences too).

Porridge: Yes! Chris Sims, former Starfinder Developer, wrote it; it's in the back of the first volume and includes new themes, gear, and player backgrounds to tie your character into the adventure.

"This here's Suitcase, good buddy, just trying ta' get this cargo ta port, Conqueror willin'. Didn't need no adventure path but darned if I ain't gonna participate."


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Jason Tondro wrote:
Aunders wrote:
What levels does it go to?
This will be a 6-volume adventure path starting at 1st level, and the players should be 13th by the end. Devastation Ark will be out by then, so you can move right into that AP for endgame play!

Glad to hear that it goes to 13! I'm still hoping one day we'll get a 1-20 Starfinder AP but the fact that we've got one that takes us into higher level gameplay is nice.


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Well, hopefully we'll see a new 3-parter for high levels after this one. But this one sounds pretty cool already!


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I'm very excited to see a classic Traveler-style sandbox (?) AP for Starfinder. Cool!


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Sounds like it has a really nior Sin City vibe to it, I might have to repaint my terrain grey scale with red highlights while I'm waiting.


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Take my love, take my land,
Take me where I cannot stand.
I don't care, I'm still free,
You can't take the sky from me.

Take me out to the black,
Tell them I ain't comin back.
Burn the land and boil the sea,
You can't take the sky from me.

There's no place, I can be,
Since I've found Serenity.

And you can't take the sky from me.

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Beavois wrote:
I'm very excited to see a classic Traveler-style sandbox (?) AP for Starfinder. Cool!

It’s as sandbox as I can make it, while still being an AP. I encourage GMs to modify the hell out of this thing, to give the players as much choice as possible. But in an AP with limited page count, I just can’t account for every possibility.


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Looks great. Still hoping for Starfinder a Kingmaker-like, where the maps are planets, and it’s all about terraforming and building colonies.


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Can you just make an AP that starts PC's at higher than 1st level?


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Zero the Nothing wrote:
Can you just make an AP that starts PC's at higher than 1st level?

They've done this twice so far with Starfinder: Signal of Screams and the upcoming Devastation Ark.


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The 'desperadoes make off with a super starship' is giving me a 'Blake's Seven' vibe.


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Shiny. Let's be bad guys.


I don't have much hope for the world building/law enforcement part of this AP. Hopefully I will be surprised.

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Mark Norfolk wrote:
The 'desperadoes make off with a super starship' is giving me a 'Blake's Seven' vibe.

Aaaand now I'm hearing Dudley Simpson's wonderful theme...

Grand Lodge

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Dat cover art...


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The cover is great, except, why do almost all Starfinder APs have to be grey?


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Yes, hello help I have fallen for the cover character who will very likely be out to murder me.


Sasha Laranoa Harving wrote:
Dat cover art...

Fuuuu


Ixal wrote:
I don't have much hope for the world building/law enforcement part of this AP. Hopefully I will be surprised.

I guess we will have to see. Still, 64 pages is not a lot of page space for an adventure AND new rules.


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Richard Redmane wrote:
Ixal wrote:
I don't have much hope for the world building/law enforcement part of this AP. Hopefully I will be surprised.
I guess we will have to see. Still, 64 pages is not a lot of page space for an adventure AND new rules.

I don't even want new rules (or technically the new rules should be about upgrading starships through trading and stuff instead of it being automatic).

Instead the AP should have a believable law enforcement and security for a sci-fi setting. Meaning there are cameras, the PCs names, biometrics etc. are on file as they are employees, ships have transponders etc.
Being flagged as criminals should hound them in the long run and they should have to adjust accordingly (see Shadowrun), instead of the criminal element only being there for one chapter and then everyone acts like nothing happened.

So the ship gets flagged and they get tagged as criminals. Meaning that whenever a scanner picks them up the police gets alerted. How far this information spreads in the pact system and how zealous the police responds depends on the setting, but imo at least on all the main worlds they should be forced to hide their identities and to prevent their ship from being seen.


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Time to burn your SINs (System Identification Number) and wear some Holoskins. Also, your ship is gonna need a new license plate.


I also fear that the announced trading for starship improvement rules will be in addition to normal upgrades and tied to the special/experimental status of the Oliphaunt instead of it being a real replacement for the tooth fairy starships improvements you normally get.


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Xeall wrote:
Looks great. Still hoping for Starfinder a Kingmaker-like, where the maps are planets, and it’s all about terraforming and building colonies.

And HERE it is!!!


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Am I remembering incorrectly that maps and assets from new PDFs were going to be made more compatible with VTT for those of us who are stuck playing in isolation? I've been terribly excited for Fly Free or Die, and I eagerly downloaded my digital copy the moment it became available - only to find it's going to be an utter nightmare to run for any of my digital groups.

Every single asset in the PDF is cut into 5-6 image pieces, making it almost impossible to easily export into roll20 or any other VTT of choice. Previously, I could simply pull a map image out of a PDF, without the numbers, and import it into my VTT to give my players the great, colorful, detailed maps as-is. For some reason, the layout of this PDF has made that nearly impossible. Even the smaller maps are made up of two or more images, while the larger ones are in 6+ pieces of varying sizes, making it nearly impossible to properly size and lay out in roll20.

Everything about this adventure looks fun as hell, and I can't wait to run it for my players, but now I'm not sure how. Why was this changed? Is there a separate maps file coming?


LeJerque wrote:

Am I remembering incorrectly that maps and assets from new PDFs were going to be made more compatible with VTT for those of us who are stuck playing in isolation? I've been terribly excited for Fly Free or Die, and I eagerly downloaded my digital copy the moment it became available - only to find it's going to be an utter nightmare to run for any of my digital groups.

Every single asset in the PDF is cut into 5-6 image pieces, making it almost impossible to easily export into roll20 or any other VTT of choice. Previously, I could simply pull a map image out of a PDF, without the numbers, and import it into my VTT to give my players the great, colorful, detailed maps as-is. For some reason, the layout of this PDF has made that nearly impossible. Even the smaller maps are made up of two or more images, while the larger ones are in 6+ pieces of varying sizes, making it nearly impossible to properly size and lay out in roll20.

Everything about this adventure looks fun as hell, and I can't wait to run it for my players, but now I'm not sure how. Why was this changed? Is there a separate maps file coming?

Sounds like you have the adventure. Can you answer, in Spoilers:

1. How believable law enforcement is?
2. What is so experimental/special about the ship?
3. How do the rules about buying and selling cargo work?


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Ixal wrote:

Sounds like you have the adventure. Can you answer, in Spoilers:

1. How believable law enforcement is?
2. What is so experimental/special about the ship?
3. How do the rules about buying and selling cargo work?

I do have the adventure! My subscription PDF showed up last night - and I dove right in; still very excited to run this, assuming my technical issues can be addressed. As to your questions, these are obviously some BIG OL' SPOILERS, so only click through if you don't mind hearing core plot hooks!

You've Been Warned:
1. This is actually an interesting look at what it means to operate on different worlds with different levels of authority and consequences, at least in my opinion. At this stage in the campaign, the PCs aren't exactly notorious interplanetary adventurers; they're working stiffs trying to scrape by, and aren't likely to draw the attention of, say, the Stewards. There are a few opportunities for the PCs to do 'illegal' things, and the consequences actually vary depending on where they are, and how badly they break the law.

In a crowded Castrovel city, this means being detained by cops and having to spend a lot of time and effort in bureaucratic fines and procedures (and they're on a short deadline for the job, so this is real bad). In the Akiton Hivemarket, this means the Khulan showing up and potentially murdering them. Other locations are ruled less by laws and more by might, and you can guess where that leads.

2. There's only the first level of hints towards the ship's capabilities in book one - there won't even be a map of the Oliphaunt until book two - but the main attraction is null-space cargo holds. Imagine being able to haul a massive freighter's worth of goods in a shuttle! The applications for legit business, smuggling, and more are obvious. I'm sure there's more to come, but book one is more about setting up the PCs' crummy situation and dangling the ship as their ticket out.

3. There's a whole 5-page section on this which I clearly won't duplicate here, but the summary is that you can now have players earn BP for their ship by running cargo instead of doling them out as level awards (though of course you can still give them out that way, too). There's still a system to gate how many BP you can spend on the ship based on party level, so the PCs can't just "let's just earn a Tier 9 ship before heading for the main plot." Plus you also spend the BP back on new cargo shipments and other cost-of-living expenses. Rules are included for how to find jobs, how to make ideal profits, and how to add complications so it's not just a bookkeeping "go here, drop off this" addition. What if the goods are counterfeit? What if the buyer is a jerk? But it really means all of the rules about flight time, maintaining courses, and making the most of your downtime start mattering more.

Hope that helps!


LeJerque wrote:
Ixal wrote:

Sounds like you have the adventure. Can you answer, in Spoilers:

1. How believable law enforcement is?
2. What is so experimental/special about the ship?
3. How do the rules about buying and selling cargo work?

I do have the adventure! My subscription PDF showed up last night - and I dove right in; still very excited to run this, assuming my technical issues can be addressed. As to your questions, these are obviously some BIG OL' SPOILERS, so only click through if you don't mind hearing core plot hooks!

** spoiler omitted **...

Sounds better than expected. Except number 2. This isn't something I would see as big innovation but more of a no brainer.


LeJerque wrote:

I do have the adventure! My subscription PDF showed up last night - and I dove right in; still very excited to run this, assuming my technical issues can be addressed. As to your questions, these are obviously some BIG OL' SPOILERS, so only click through if you don't mind hearing core plot hooks!

Regarding your answer about the special ship. Does the adventure give the players their own ship to start, or are we bringing in our own?


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Sparrowhawk_92 wrote:
Regarding your answer about the special ship. Does the adventure give the players their own ship to start, or are we bringing in our own?

Continued spoilage!

To spoil you further:
The PCs start with a ship. It's not theirs. And they don't keep it too long.


Wow, this sounds really good. If anyone starts a game on Roll20, let me know.


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LeJerque wrote:

Am I remembering incorrectly that maps and assets from new PDFs were going to be made more compatible with VTT for those of us who are stuck playing in isolation? I've been terribly excited for Fly Free or Die, and I eagerly downloaded my digital copy the moment it became available - only to find it's going to be an utter nightmare to run for any of my digital groups.

Every single asset in the PDF is cut into 5-6 image pieces, making it almost impossible to easily export into roll20 or any other VTT of choice. Previously, I could simply pull a map image out of a PDF, without the numbers, and import it into my VTT to give my players the great, colorful, detailed maps as-is. For some reason, the layout of this PDF has made that nearly impossible. Even the smaller maps are made up of two or more images, while the larger ones are in 6+ pieces of varying sizes, making it nearly impossible to properly size and lay out in roll20.

Everything about this adventure looks fun as hell, and I can't wait to run it for my players, but now I'm not sure how. Why was this changed? Is there a separate maps file coming?

I'm noticing the same thing, it even covers most if not all of the text so I can't copy segments for handouts or GM notes. Quite frustrating honestly and hoping there's a fixed version available soon.


LeJerque wrote:
Continued spoilage!

If you're continuing being generous, can you share what the new themes they added or anything else interesting from the player's guide?


I am mildly interested.

So long as the ap doesn't go down the Firefly path.


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Sparrowhawk_92 wrote:
If you're continuing being generous, can you share what the new themes they added or anything else interesting from the player's guide?

Generosity achieved!

This generously spoils a lot of stuff, fair warning:
So, the player's guide is about 10 pages long. It includes a number of content hints regarding the nature of the adventure and how players should expect to interact with the world; a list of suggested themes and why they'd make good fits for the adventure; two brand-new themes - "Prole," which seems pretty on-the-nose, and "Vaster," someone from an isolated world or settlement without a lot of access to shopping or infospheres; a list of plot-hook backgrounds that the players should take which will give them ties to key NPCs; some new company-made gear, and a lot of fun flavor text about working for the fastest-growing megacorp across two major star systems!

Hope that helps. :) Any word on the whole 'incredibly difficult-to-use PDF' thing?


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Thank Triune, the file is only 78mb


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What on earth is going on with the PDF maps in this volume? I'm supposed to knit them all together in a graphics program before putting them on Roll20? WTH!

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