Starfinder Galactic Magic

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Unravel the eldritch mysteries of the galaxy! The new Galactic Magic hardcover rulebook for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game adds magical flair to any hero with a wealth of fantastical magic-infused character options for starfarers of any class! More than 100 spells, a host of powerful rituals, and an array of magic gear, hybrid items, and artifacts give you the edge to survive in a weird universe with lurking dangers at the end of every jump. The brand-new precog class allows you to see and change the future, relying on predictive prerolls to navigate clutch situations and quick reflexes to manipulate combat. Study arcana among the stars with a host of new magical organizations and spellcasting schools or petition higher powers using new faith-based options tied to the galaxy's gods and philosophies. Whatever your path to magical might, Galactic Magic is your guide!

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-379-9

Note: This product is part of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscription.

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Preorder, expected approximately 8 Dec 2021

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

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Hello, somebody!

Horizon Hunters

Looks great!


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I foresee a spellcaster whose key ability is not Dexterity.


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November? But I need this now!


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Description Block wrote:
...relying on predictive prerolls to navigate clutch situations and quick reflexes to manipulate combat.

Maybe I misread that, but it does seem like Dexterity would be kind of important?


Looks like it's gonna be a magical Winter.


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Excellent. I was wondering what this book would be; it looks pretty interesting.

Dark Archive

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Oooh, Space Magic Compendium!

Dark Archive

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Hoping the precog's paradoxes get tweaked a bit - felt like too much of the classes features tended to be based of using such a limited resource...


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Excellent. There has been so much love paid to the technology side of Starfinder. Magic needed love.

Scarab Sages

IsitNovemberalreadY??

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I do kinda wonder if this book still sticks to the "in the future, magic is magic, doesn't matter if its divine/arcane/occult/primal" version or if other more specific form of magic will be introduced in this AU as well :D


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CorvusMask wrote:
I do kinda wonder if this book still sticks to the "in the future, magic is magic, doesn't matter if its divine/arcane/occult/primal" version or if other more specific form of magic will be introduced in this AU as well :D

I think it kind of makes sense that Starfinder does it that way. As time goes one things tend to get a bit more reductionist - at the beginning, there's lots of independent things and different ways to do things, but as time goes on you unify more and more as your understanding grows, until you hit an understanding level where it's all really the same core principles but with different applications


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Hoping for something nice for Witchwarpers!


Very cool to see this coming out and my players will be VERY happy!! Good work Starfinder team and so much to look forward to this year, can't wait!!

Tom


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Psepha wrote:
CorvusMask wrote:
I do kinda wonder if this book still sticks to the "in the future, magic is magic, doesn't matter if its divine/arcane/occult/primal" version or if other more specific form of magic will be introduced in this AU as well :D
I think it kind of makes sense that Starfinder does it that way. As time goes one things tend to get a bit more reductionist - at the beginning, there's lots of independent things and different ways to do things, but as time goes on you unify more and more as your understanding grows, until you hit an understanding level where it's all really the same core principles but with different applications

And it is thematically consistent with the "magic is just another science" approach that SF tends to use. The source doesn't matter as much as the application. Plus things like the Gap hitting a hard reset on a lot if magical traditions that may have existed.

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I'm happy that we're finally getting more on the gods of starfinder.

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It is bit boring flavor wise though,

its pretty much extension of Starfinder's philosophy of "we won't 100% explain how your ability works so you can flavor it yourself" thing that results in things like "wait so how DO biohacker abilities affect contructs and undead and incorporeal beings?"


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CorvusMask wrote:

It is bit boring flavor wise though,

its pretty much extension of Starfinder's philosophy of "we won't 100% explain how your ability works so you can flavor it yourself" thing that results in things like "wait so how DO biohacker abilities affect contructs and undead and incorporeal beings?"

Nanobots, negative-energy-aligned nanobots, nanobots made from ectoplasma?

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First one is legit, but another two sound like one of those "nanomachines, son!" memes where nanites are used to explain everything you wouldn't normally be able to explain with them as if they were magic x'D


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I'll be honest. Ectoplasmic nanobots sound rad as HECK.


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Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
Description Block wrote:
... quick reflexes to manipulate combat.
Maybe I misread that, but it does seem like Dexterity would be kind of important?

"relying on quick reflexes to manipulate combat" describes almost literally every adventurer though.


Ventnor wrote:
I foresee a spellcaster whose key ability is not Dexterity.

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I forsee a dexterity key abiltiy that is not a spellcaster

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I'm just wondering if next book is also gonna have a class :O I'd really think not, but then again I'm not sure what is next book after this. (crossing fingers for the vast book xD)

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I feel like we'd have received another class to playtest by now if that were the case. That, and releasing three books with new classes in a row might be overkill for some, even if it's only one per.

A book on the Vast seems likely to be next, following in the footsteps of Pact Worlds and Near Space as 'layers' of the setting. (Fingers crossed for a Great Beyond book myself, though!)


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I want some extraplanar love next. I want some more information on the Shadow Plane and First World and how their "deep space" is.

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CorvusMask wrote:
I'm just wondering if next book is also gonna have a class :O I'd really think not, but then again I'm not sure what is next book after this. (crossing fingers for the vast book xD)

Galaxy Exploration Manual will not have a new class, Tech Revolution will have the nanocyte, and Galactic Magic will have the precog. The book after that will be 2022 and we have made no announcements.


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I think it's pretty cool that we're getting three hardcover books in the same year.


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Albatoonoe wrote:
I want some extraplanar love next. I want some more information on the Shadow Plane and First World and how their "deep space" is.

I want a planar scion for the Drift.

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keftiu wrote:
Albatoonoe wrote:
I want some extraplanar love next. I want some more information on the Shadow Plane and First World and how their "deep space" is.
I want a planar scion for the Drift.

We don't have planar scion for EVERY plane though ^_^;

(I wouldn't mind it though since not every plane has its own category of outsiders like Drift does as well xD Plus with that you could make organic species with creepy cool cable tentacles growing out of them ;D)

Anyway, I think I mentioned it elsewhere, but yeah really hoping that next three books are about core deities lore(plus other minor ones and their status in starfinder), planar stuff, the vast and after that I want starfinder society lore book x'D

Dataphiles

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Right on. Hoping for all sorts of cool options for my Technomancer.


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"Weird universe"..."lurking dangers"...

Aucturn. AUCTUUUUURN. Give us mind-warping horrors on Aucturn! :D


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keftiu wrote:
Albatoonoe wrote:
I want some extraplanar love next. I want some more information on the Shadow Plane and First World and how their "deep space" is.
I want a planar scion for the Drift.

Hmmmmmm.....

Driftborn
Medium Outsiders with the Native Subtype

"Few creatures are native to the strange demi-plane known as the Drift but the ones that do exist within the endless static of Triune's creation are so bizarre and alien that they simply can't exist within the boundaries of physical reality. But sometimes a piece of that Plane can survive forever inside of real space.

Billions of creatures across the galaxy have traveled through the Drift without incident but a rare number of pregnant sentients have been affected by drift travel due to the extremely chaotic energies that surround the ships they journey upon. These energies sometimes soak into the bodies of unborn children and create "Driftborn" or planar scions that are born from the pure energy of the Drift itself.

All Driftborn, regardless of their original parents, look like strange pale humans with pure white hair and glowing, almost haunted eyes. They come into the universe with the ability to speak and reason, some even carrying odd messages for their mothers and fathers that they have no memory of learning. As adults, the Driftborn do not consider themselves as a race but as a birth defect.

Instead, Assuming their parents actually accept these haunted beings as their own kin, the Driftborn will fully identify with the race they were "assigned to" by cultural upbringing. But despite this loyalty to the planets and societies of their parents, the Driftborn are almost universally treated with suspicion. Ugly conspiracies have even spread about the idea that Driftborn are the first wave of an interdimensional army. Truthfully, most Driftborn are very peaceful, almost serene. There is no second generation of Driftborn since a Driftborn can only mate with another member of their own cursed brethren and even those marriages still produce a completely human offspring."

Dark Archive

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So realized mention of spellcasting organizations and schools and wondering if that will be reprint of that article from Attack of the Swarm!? :O


Interesting

Paizo Employee Marketing & Media Manager

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CorvusMask wrote:
So realized mention of spellcasting organizations and schools and wondering if that will be reprint of that article from Attack of the Swarm!? :O

We generally provide fresh, expanded content, not reprints. The backmatter of Adventure Paths are like magazine articles, valuable even without the adventure.

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Update: This product has now been pushed back to a December release date.


Dang, but only a month so not to bad yet

Tom

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Remember the street date will be the first Wednesday of December, so it will still be available for the holidays.

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