Starfinder Second Edition Playtest Rulebook

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Preorder expected July 2024

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Get ready for the latest upgrade to the acclaimed science-fantasy Starfinder Roleplaying Game!

The Starfinder Playtest Rulebook brings Starfinder into a new age of compatibility, as Starfinder switches to using the same rules engine that powers the popular Second Edition of the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game. Inside this playtest for the new edition, you’ll find six new classes, 10 ancestries, new skills, new feats, futuristic equipment including augmentations and upgrades, new science-fantasy spells, and more!

You can directly shape the future of Starfinder by participating in a fun and rigorous playtest using one of several playtest adventures released throughout the playest period, or by trying out the new rules in your own games. If you’ve ever wanted to fire a gatling gun into a horde of onrushing aliens while laughing menacingly, battle robots in a derelict starship as a solar knight, or hack computer systems with plants as a mystical xenodruid, then the Starfinder Playtest Rulebook has you covered!

This 264-page softcover playtest rulebook is packed with new content that lets you build a science-fantasy character from level 1 to 20. Create a character to participate in the Starfinder Playtest or see how this new content might work in your Pathfinder campaign. The future is yours to shape! (You’ll need a copy of Pathfinder Player Core and Pathfinder GM Core to use this product.)

Written by: Jessica Catalan, Thurston Hillman, Jenny Jarzabski, Mike Kimmel, and Dustin Knight.

ISBN-13: 978-1-64078-594-6

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

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Preorder, expected approximately 1 Aug 2024

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Announced for July! Product images and descriptions are not final and are subject to change.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, LO Special Edition, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber

Preorder... July!?

I was going to ask about pickups at Gencon, but it seems we'll have it a month ahead of time?


YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!


My body is ready :D

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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Ravien999 wrote:

Preorder... July!?

I was going to ask about pickups at Gencon, but it seems we'll have it a month ahead of time?

July products are late July, aka Gen Con releases. As last year, no Gen Con Subscriber pickup. They will on sale in the booth and worldwide.


Pathfinder Adventure, Adventure Path, LO Special Edition, Maps, Pathfinder Accessories, PF Special Edition Subscriber; Starfinder Superscriber
Aaron Shanks wrote:
Ravien999 wrote:

Preorder... July!?

I was going to ask about pickups at Gencon, but it seems we'll have it a month ahead of time?

July products are late July, aka Gen Con releases. As last year, no Gen Con Subscriber pickup. They will on sale in the booth and worldwide.

I believe last year there was a bit of an early push for shipping to make GenCon if I recall (unfortunately, my RoE showed up hours after I left for the convention) - Should we expect the same? I'd very much appreciate being able to have a physical book as a subscriber for the convention.


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Will this follow the same principle as the Pathfinder 2 playtest (and the OG Pathfinder playtest before it): PDF available for free, but professionally printed book available for those who want it?


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Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

First! (if everyone is nice and pretends)


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Staffan Johansson wrote:
Will this follow the same principle as the Pathfinder 2 playtest (and the OG Pathfinder playtest before it): PDF available for free, but professionally printed book available for those who want it?

From the Starfinder Discord:

Jenny Jarzabski (she/her) — 01/25/2024 11:23 AM wrote:


There will be a physical rulebook as well as a PDF/free version, yes.

Liberty's Edge

I don't have the Player Core, so will the original 2E Core Rules be alright?


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Noven wrote:
I don't have the Player Core, so will the original 2E Core Rules be alright?

Archives of Nethys should be updated with the remastered Core well before then, and if not there's a free PDF from Paizo that goes through the major mid-edition changes. Download here: https://downloads.paizo.com/RemasterCorePreview.pdf

Liberty's Edge

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There appears to be something wrong with the image. As far as I can tell there's no technomancer character on it


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MiraculousWaterBottle wrote:
There appears to be something wrong with the image. As far as I can tell there's no technomancer character on it

Nothing wrong with it, actually. The 6 classes that'll be playtested for Starfinder Second Edition's Playtest Rulebook will be the Soldier, Mystic, Envoy, Solarion, Operative, and the Witchwarper. First Edition's Technomancer and Mechanic are not slated yet to be playtested at this time.

Mayhaps they'll show up later in a different book? Only time will tell.


Let's go! So psyched. I love the pact worlds setting


Will this be coming out in pdf?
Very interested!


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BenTheFerg wrote:

Will this be coming out in pdf?

Very interested!

Yes and it'll be free as well ^^

Horizon Hunters

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Finally, I can make a Flintstones/Jetsons campaign!

Paizo Employee Director of Marketing

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Starfinder Playtest Product Announcements!


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

My Birth month! Happy Birthday to me!

Dataphiles

I hope it is also available in PDF as the shipping fees are killing me


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Lias kb22c wrote:
I hope it is also available in PDF as the shipping fees are killing me

*points up*

Not only as a PDF, but a free PDF. It is a playtest, after all. The hard copy book is just available because some people prefer a physical copy of the rules.


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Pathfinder Lost Omens, Rulebook Subscriber

Also, as someone who has the PF2 playtest books, it feels pretty great to have a physical reminder that you were there and contributed to the new thing!


Starfinder Superscriber

Cool, is part of the Starfinder subscription, I was going to ask, but you listed it. I'm happy about that!


Pathfinder Rulebook Subscriber

I am so happy to see this.


QUITE excitexx for this and all my groups are as well to see how this pans out and how different and how the same for PF II. I am sure Paizo learned there lesson from the PF II Playtest and made more than a few adjustments, but thats more for the Playtest adventures rather than the rules one might think.

Come on GENCON, it seems so far away but getting ever closer!!

Tom :)


Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

I don't know if I am happy about this being part of the subscription. I'll have to think about if I want to continue with a sub to this line.

Silver Crusade

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Pathfinder Pathfinder Accessories Subscriber; Pathfinder Roleplaying Game Superscriber

You can always cancel a sub for a book you don't want and come back later. But it makes sense that this book is part of the subscription as iirc the PF2 playtest was also part of that line.


(You’ll need a copy of Pathfinder Player Core and Pathfinder GM Core to use this product.)

Is the playtest not going to include the basic rules of the game? What could we expect in the playtest?

Grand Archive

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Yrrej86 wrote:

(You’ll need a copy of Pathfinder Player Core and Pathfinder GM Core to use this product.)

Is the playtest not going to include the basic rules of the game? What could we expect in the playtest?

The basic rules/math have already been playtested with Pathfinder 2nd edition. They will be playtesting the "content" that use these rules, so:

Product Description wrote:
Inside this playtest for the new edition, you’ll find six new classes, 10 ancestries, new skills, new feats, futuristic equipment including augmentations and upgrades, new science-fantasy spells, and more!


I would also expect some changes to advice sections concerning those rules. For example, the cover rules work decently well in PF2. But in SF2, the advice section on cover would be rather inadequate and in some cases (peeking) straight-up bad.


This looks interesting.


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I'm still pissed they left out Technomancer and especially Mechanic. :-(
Also that cover art looks... off? Especially that cat character.

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