Starfinder Society Scenario #4-15: Feuding Faiths

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A Starfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 5-8.

Desperate to pinpoint the location of the mysterious mastermind behind the Data Scourge digital attacks, the Starfinders attend an interfaith religious summit to connect with representatives of the Church of Triune. When religious zealots attack the summit, the Starfinders are caught in the crossfire! Can the Starfinders defend the summit's religious leaders? Or will feuding faiths shatter their burgeoning alliances?

Written by: Scott D. Young

Scenario tags: Faction (Acquisitives; Dataphiles), Metaplot (Data Scourge)

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    A delightful crisis of faith and investigation!

    4/5

    This scenario had a delightful social influence encounter with intriguing priests, each of which had their own unique twist on their faith. It also had a fun investigative sequence, a plot twist and two fairly challenging fights. My favorite character by far was Shadowbringer Nevis, the best Kuthite I have ever seen in either Pathfinder or Starfinder lore. However, we also really enjoyed visiting with the Damaritosh representative.

    A Sporty Aside:
    Being Minnesotans, we were vastly amused by the ice-hockey loving Vesk. Given that author Scott Young is Canadian who is also from ice hockey territory, we felt much sporty kinship over this quirk, and my party puckishly made hockey puns all night.

    One of the PCs I GMed for was so moved by the description of Iomedae and fighting the good fight that they converted on the spot. I always like it when scenarios help PCs make self-discoveries and character growth.

    Yes, this one runs a little short (about 3.5 hours if you luxuriate in the roleplay, which we totally did) but I considered that a bonus since our venue closes early. I did ding this scenario for poor editing and for not having more mechanical effects for the party also influencing some of the the non-featured delegates, but all-in-all I found this scenario quite enjoyable.

    Bring back Shadowbringer Nevis in future scenarios!


    Loved it!

    4/5

    I had a blast as a player. I tend to play a solider but the local GM's always find a way for me to be successful at social functions and this one made for some great RP. My solider was convinced to become a follower of Iomedae. I think that if you assumed that the leaders were going to follow the strict tenants of each faith that might have caused issues. I felt that each leader was given their own personality as well which was fun to see. and the combats were actually pretty dangerous for my level 7 solider.


    Worst scenario in sfs yet

    1/5

    Today i Gm´ed this scenario for experienced players and i have to say that the idea of this scenario is really bland, the characters are really bad written and the fights are underwhelming and boring. The scenario also hast the meta plot tag, yet it only shows the plot in one moment in the whole scenario and that doenst justify the meta plot tag in my humble opinion. Overall i have to say that this scenario is the worst scenario i have ever experienced (i experienced every scenario so far) and it has no value of getting played by Starfinder connaisseurs or beginners.


    Atrocious influence system

    2/5

    The scenario was a mess storywise and from a skill perspective.
    It started with the worst influence setting I have seen in a long time… The skills are unfitting and force you to use sense motive as they do not really fit. Especially with the priests all being lorebreaking

    Spoiler:
    For example a NG! Damoritosh priest who does denounce the big part of his religion and sounds more like a Gorum priest
    and weirdly written this part does not work at all. Especially with the primary being dependent on having either Sense Motive or being able to guess unfitting skills for the one character that matters.
    Spoiler:
    No computers/engineering for the Triune Priest.

    After reading through this section at least the success is dependent on getting everyone convinced which is a nice change of pace.
    All in all this felt like a bit of a mess, which is helped by mistakes regarding the skills (Asking for non-existing skills like Society) The combats were fine(ish) but nothing to write home about and would have profited from another combat as it ran very short.


    Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

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    Announced for March! Cover and product description are not final and are subject to change.

    Grand Lodge

    This sounds awesome! Can't wait to see what Scott has cooked up for us.


    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    Does anyone happen to know where the temp cover's illustration first appeared? I can't think of it and it's killin' me.

    Exo-Guardians

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    Madcutta approve of the Dakka.

    Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

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    John Mangrum wrote:
    Does anyone happen to know where the temp cover's illustration first appeared? I can't think of it and it's killin' me.

    Spoiler:
    Pact Worlds, it's a Star Knight/Hellknight illustration according to the notes I have.
    Dark Archive

    Hmm I don't remember that picture, but have to recheck :O


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    It isn't in Pact Worlds, but might have been commissioned for it. I know I've seen it around, but don't have it in my "library," which suggests to me that it's possibly just been used for promotional stuff, like the temp cover above.

    Sovereign Court

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    John Mangrum wrote:
    It isn't in Pact Worlds, but might have been commissioned for it. I know I've seen it around, but don't have it in my "library," which suggests to me that it's possibly just been used for promotional stuff, like the temp cover above.

    Pact Worlds Pawn Set, listed as Human Hellknight. Not in the Pact Worlds book proper, which leads me to think it's originally from an AP volume.


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    Ah, a pawn would make sense. Every set does have at least a couple of pawns featuring art unavailable anywhere else.

    Grand Lodge

    John Mangrum wrote:
    Ah, a pawn would make sense. Every set does have at least a couple of pawns featuring art unavailable anywhere else.

    Like Juluraz the Frozen, in the Near Space pawn set and *nowhere else ever.*


    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    *eye twitches as I look at the Signal of Screams pawn set's cast list*


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    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    Back on the topic of this scenario: So you're telling me that Starfinder Society gets into high shenanigans at a Triune summit, what, two months before the Drift crashes?

    No, no, I don't see anything going wrong here.

    Dataphiles

    John Mangrum wrote:

    Back on the topic of this scenario: So you're telling me that Starfinder Society gets into high shenanigans at a Triune summit, what, two months before the Drift crashes?

    No, no, I don't see anything going wrong here.

    I may need to rethink sending my Formian Soldier and his malware infested datapad... eh, what's the worst that could happen?

    Dark Archive

    John Mangrum wrote:
    *eye twitches as I look at the Signal of Screams pawn set's cast list*

    Lot of ap pawnsets have exclusive art to npcs without art yeah x'D


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    Syvis wrote:
    I may need to rethink sending my Formian Soldier and his malware infested datapad... eh, what's the worst that could happen?

    Even knowing the recent revelations, now there's a wee part of me that wishes the entire Data Scourge could be traced back to a single viral malware-infected Abysshead plushie.

    Paizo Employee Organized Play Coordinator

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    Cover and map list updated.


    Pathfinder Adventure Path, Companion, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

    Sudden wacky longshot theory that I'm going to toss out now before I'm (100% dead certain) proved wrong when this hits tomorrow:

    The Drift Crisis will be caused by...

    Spoiler:
    the Year Four Big Bad attempting to upload the virus into the entire Drift beacon network as a platform to launch itself into Triune itself. Triune hits the kill switch to stop it.

    Not gonna happen! Never!

    But!

    Dark Archive

    "They’re articulate in speech and stylish in dress, eschewing the usual military regalia except when required."

    *looks at art*

    (art looks like bloodthirsty shirtless gladiator with tattoos)

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