What will be Starfinder's mascot?


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In Pathfinder the goblin makes the perfect mascot. They're goofy murder hobos but they're also cute (when docile, which is admittedly rare). What will be Starfinder's mascot? What is the outer space version of the goblin?


Probably it will be the Ysoki.


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A spaceship run by raccoons.


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It better not be ewok analogues or we're going to have to glass a lot of worlds.


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Oh Great Cthulu?


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I'm actually sort of hoping that goblins make it into space now. A goblins seem like they'd mesh well with tossed out laser technology.


Gugs!


They're a little large to fit I'd think. With their size there's only so much they can do.


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It must be goblins. On Golarion, goblins were probably the first to ride a rocket. OK, it was only fireworks and a failed attempt to get over a castle's walls, but it still counts!


I'd love to see the big bad guy try to use an army of laser goblin grunts to have them crash the ship straight into the enemy's planet and come pouring out of the ship in droves. They make the perfect shock troops.


They'd have to scale back the level of caricature the golarion goblins are, though.


I love how caricature-like they are. It gives the players something to kill while getting used to game mechanics without the big moral questions involved with killing something.


What about goblins with cyberware? It could be gifted to them by a clone of Mengkare's (or some other well-meaning entity's) mind uploaded to an AI synthetic consciousness. The Mengkare/AI has decided to try to 'uplift' the goblin race by having handpicked the highest-evolved tribes M/AI could locate and meld them into a more civilized sub-race of goblin. To reward their good behavior, M/AI gives them cyberware and beneficial technologies (no weapons). Goblins being what they are, sometimes they accidentally ('accidentally') cause trouble anyway.


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The mascot could be the space station, or a living legendary ship - doesn't necessarily have to be humanoid?


From what little art we've already seen I was assuming the Ratfolk to be the new mascot honestly.


Goblins in Space, of course.


Spaceblins.


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I also think it'll be the ysoki (ratfolk). But, if I had my drothers...

...it'd instead be the kobolds. They're already used to living in enclosed corridors, and being Small, they use much less air/water/food than Medium races. They tend to be Lawful and work well in communities, both of which are idea for extended periods living aboard ships. They typically only weigh a quarter of what Medium races do, and less mass means less fuel consumption for ships (especially escaping gravity wells). And if androids can adapt/improve from Pathfinder to Starfinder (hints are they're less vunerable to vaccuum), then so can kobolds:

KOBOLD (K. secūris spatium) RACIAL TRAITS

  • +2 Dexterity, –2 Strength [-1 RP]: Kobolds are nimble but weak.
  • Reptilian [0 RP]: Kobolds are humanoids with the reptilian subtype.
  • Small [0 RP]: Kobolds are Small creatures and gain a +1 size bonus to their AC, a +1 size bonus on attack rolls, a –1 penalty on their combat maneuver checks and to Combat Maneuver Defense, and a +4 size bonus on Stealth checks.
  • Normal Speed [-1 RP]: Kobolds have a base speed of 30 feet.
  • Darkvision [2 RP]: Kobolds can see in the dark up to 60 feet.
  • Armor [2 RP]: Kobolds have a +1 natural armor bonus.
  • Crafty [5 RP]: Kobolds gain a +2 racial bonus on Perception checks, and to a single Craft or Profession skill of their choice. Their skill choice and Stealth are always class skills.
  • Weakness [-1 RP]: Light sensitivity.
  • Hardy Voyager* [1 RP]: Kobolds receive a +4 racial bonus to Fortitude checks against radiation exposure. They also treat their Constitution as 4 points higher for avoiding suffocation, starvation, and thirst.
  • Gecko* Toes [1 RP]: Kobolds have long, nimble toes. As long as they have at least two available limbs, they retain their Dexterity bonus to AC (if any) while climbing. Kobolds can always choose to take 10 on Climb checks, even when rushed or threatened.
  • Languages [0 RP]: Kobolds begin play speaking only their own dialect of Draconic. Kobolds with high Intelligence scores can choose bonus languages from the following: Interlac (Common), Dwarven, Gnome, and Ratfolk.
[8 total RP]

Because of their need to cooperate for survival, I'd also bump them racially from LE to LN too, at least when dealing with known allies.

Edit: * My theory is they were spliced with Dsup proteins and other bioenhancements that were reverse-genegineered from tardigrades.

** Yeah, I know real gecko toes instead rely in Van der Waals interactions, but naming stuff is hard sometimes.


Mi-go


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Kobolds would actually work pretty well thinking about it. They're small. They're lawful, so more predisposed to using technology without breaking that technology. They're humanoid so they can use the same tech as everyone else. They're funny in small numbers and dangerous in large ones. To be honest I think kobolds make the perfect space goblins.

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A goblin with both arms replaced by flamethrowers.


ryric wrote:
A goblin with both arms replaced by flamethrowers.

Or... what about a flamethrower with goblin arms?

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Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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Sorry Mr. Daigle, but acid tentacles and the metal ship most players require would not be a safe match. "Accidental spacewalking" is only funny the first or third time.


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Hologoblins (or cyber goblins) After the disappearance of golarion, few goblins remained. Unfortunately, not enough to re-populate (plus people didn't want them reuniting) thus were almost extinct.

Then, a well meaning scientist decided to recreate them in a simulation, but being as bad as their predecessors, they got lose from the program and have been wreaking havoc ever since. Think kremzeek from Transformers


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I purpose, Clucky, The Plucky Space Chicken.

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Alayern wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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:D

Sorry Mr. Daigle, but acid tentacles and the metal ship most players require would not be a safe match. "Accidental spacewalking" is only funny the first or third time.

That's only on my wittle spikes, and I have to inject that into something. It doesn't just dribble everywhere. :)


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Adam Daigle wrote:
Alayern wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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:D

Sorry Mr. Daigle, but acid tentacles and the metal ship most players require would not be a safe match. "Accidental spacewalking" is only funny the first or third time.
That's only on my wittle spikes, and I have to inject that into something. It doesn't just dribble everywhere. :)

Can flumphs use weapons? Laser flumphs would be kind of funny.


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I for one welcome our new Kosmic Kobold Over?Underlords!


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Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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I vote for the flumph!


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Oliver Veyrac wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

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I vote for the flumph!

There was Mikaze's pretty darn cool flumph/gnome hybrid race (0HD) in LRGG's Halfbreeds and Hybrids. Assuming the rules don't change much between Pathfinder and Starfinder, it'd fit in as-is (although I'm sure you could think up a bunch more racial traits, feats, and alternate racial traits for Starfinder).


Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Oliver Veyrac wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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:D

I vote for the flumph!
There was Mikaze's pretty darn cool flumph/gnome hybrid race (0HD) in LRGG's Halfbreeds and Hybrids. Assuming the rules don't change much between Pathfinder and Starfinder, it'd fit in as-is (although I'm sure you could think up a bunch more racial traits, feats, and alternate racial traits for Starfinder).

how does a flumph/gnome um... get made?

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Archmage Variel wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Oliver Veyrac wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

<---

:D

I vote for the flumph!
There was Mikaze's pretty darn cool flumph/gnome hybrid race (0HD) in LRGG's Halfbreeds and Hybrids. Assuming the rules don't change much between Pathfinder and Starfinder, it'd fit in as-is (although I'm sure you could think up a bunch more racial traits, feats, and alternate racial traits for Starfinder).
how does a flumph/gnome um... get made?

Tentacles are fun.


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Rysky wrote:
Archmage Variel wrote:
Ambrosia Slaad wrote:
Oliver Veyrac wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

<---

:D

I vote for the flumph!
There was Mikaze's pretty darn cool flumph/gnome hybrid race (0HD) in LRGG's Halfbreeds and Hybrids. Assuming the rules don't change much between Pathfinder and Starfinder, it'd fit in as-is (although I'm sure you could think up a bunch more racial traits, feats, and alternate racial traits for Starfinder).
how does a flumph/gnome um... get made?

Tentacles are fun.

...aaaannnnddd I'm outta here...!


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Space Grindylow!!!


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Archmage Variel wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:
Alayern wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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:D

Sorry Mr. Daigle, but acid tentacles and the metal ship most players require would not be a safe match. "Accidental spacewalking" is only funny the first or third time.
That's only on my wittle spikes, and I have to inject that into something. It doesn't just dribble everywhere. :)
Can flumphs use weapons? Laser flumphs would be kind of funny.

The best flumph I ever knew shot lasers from his eyes, summoned angels that also shot lasers, sung battle hymns of triumph and freedom, and crashed in Roswell, New Mexico in 1947.

That was a character to behold.

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Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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:D

What about a Ratfolk Raccoon with a huge laser pulse weapon and an intelligent Leshy (larger than her/him) beside the Ratfolk.


Flynn Greywalker wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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:D

What about a Ratfolk Raccoon with a huge laser pulse weapon and an intelligent Leshy (larger than her/him) beside the Ratfolk.

No! Small leshy! Baby groot is the best.


Why Starry McStarshipface the friendly Star Dreadnaught, of course!


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Would be funny if it is a Grippli as that is James Sutters' Icon image :P "Space Frog Coast to Coast"


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Flynn Greywalker wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

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:D

What about a Ratfolk Raccoon with a huge laser pulse weapon and an intelligent Leshy (larger than her/him) beside the Ratfolk.

Hey! What would his companion say about being called a Leshy? Huh?


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"Space Frog Coast to Coast"

May as well ask Art Bell if they can use his likeness then. :) Verily the first Starfinder.

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Quote:
"Space Frog Coast to Coast"

May as well ask Art Bell if they can use his likeness then. :) Verily the first Starfinder.

Wanna Take A Ride?

I think the Starfinder setting would benefit greatly from an Alex Toth-inspired Space Frog Coast to Coast broadcast, but alas I am still under contract to another network {shakes fist impotently at Great IP Wall}. Although personally, I think I'd probably be better cast in the Zorak or Brak roles.


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GOBLINS!

ALL HAIL THE LITTLE GREEN MEN!


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GOBLINS!

ALL HAIL THE LITTLE GREEN MEN!

Little green men would actually be kind of cool too. Like a small grey style alien.


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My hope is... Something NEW!

As fun as it would be to have kobolds be the Starfinder mascot, or even goblins continue to be cute-crazy on the cosmos, I'm hoping Starfinder surprises me in good ways, including its mascot.


My personal mascot will a general purpose skill aiding robot. Something akin to Robbie the Robot. He's going to be an NPC on the ship for my players who will aid in attempting skill rolls no one can do or failed. However, he's a secondhand robot from a junkyard world so his programming has a lot of issues.
It's a d6 to decide if he can help or not. Anything over 3 is a success. The number rolled his his modifier.
2 and 3 means fail to compute.
1 is epic fail, and he breaks something.

Whatever the outcome, he will say, "I am Fixer 5000. I halp."


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Sissyl wrote:
Flynn Greywalker wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

<---

:D

What about a Ratfolk Raccoon with a huge laser pulse weapon and an intelligent Leshy (larger than her/him) beside the Ratfolk.
Hey! What would his companion say about being called a Leshy? Huh?

"I am Groot."


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Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
Flynn Greywalker wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

<---

:D

What about a Ratfolk Raccoon with a huge laser pulse weapon and an intelligent Leshy (larger than her/him) beside the Ratfolk.
Hey! What would his companion say about being called a Leshy? Huh?
"I am Groot."

"I am Groot?"


Wei Ji the Learner wrote:
Drahliana Moonrunner wrote:
Sissyl wrote:
Flynn Greywalker wrote:
Adam Daigle wrote:

Oooh! I have a suggestion!

<---

:D

What about a Ratfolk Raccoon with a huge laser pulse weapon and an intelligent Leshy (larger than her/him) beside the Ratfolk.
Hey! What would his companion say about being called a Leshy? Huh?
"I am Groot."
"I am Groot?"

We are groot.

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