StarFound - Totally Unofficial Starfinder Ideas


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I do "#Starfound" on Facebook and Twitter, and realized I should share them here as well.

Often called "Lashunta Opera", the telepathic performances of Ashavello are more than that. Actors perform as historic figures, which serve as context for the Asha'Vetti, who project the actual emotions those figures experienced, passed through generations of empaths.
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Translating languages between species is always tricky. The massive misunderstanding when barathu first learned some humans wanted to "get married" lead to some horrifically unethical bio-manipulation, though the Joined are becoming accepted as a human sub-species.
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The vesk don't acknowledge most skittermander honors, but there are exceptions. The white hand, a polished stone medal given by skittermander communities to those who suffered severe injuries saving the lives of others, is given the same weight as a vesk battle-ribbon.
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Ysoki tend to find horror tri-vids of other species extremely funny. Some chordanthropologists believe this because ysoki have long traditions of "ptyalizers," trained assassins with poison bladders in their cheeks, so the term "spit-take" seems fairly ominous to them.
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Long out of favor as dishonorable, not worth the risk, or both, vesk rage-vapors, psychotropic battle-chemicals held in the mouth that form thick smoke expelled through the nostrils, once caused other races to think vesk breathed fire.
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Kasatha do generally have a primary hand (and secondary and do so), it is a matter of choice made as a youth. In fact, their word 'sethekt,' often translated as 'idiot,' literally means 'accidental hand,' and refers to someone who gave no thought to which hand to train
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And dotting for interest! :)


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Neat! Can't wait to see more!

Scarab Sages

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The shirren sport of Fluxall is difficult for some to follow. Similar to basketball or rugby, the rules seem random, but in fact there are a specific set of 531,441 possibilities. Each time a player controls the ball of 9 or more seconds, they may change or add a rule.
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Wealthy androids near renewal sometimes set aside part of their wealth to make a Bond Bequest. This creates a secret society (funded by this pool of money) designed not to protect the next soul to use the body, but to keep the body itself from permanent destruction.
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Due to their twisted, tripart history, Trox often grow small vestigial limbs or double chitin plates at some point in adulthood. These are often seen as omens from their deity that a major life change is due, and sometimes as warning of violence approaching.
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Owen KC Stephens wrote:

Kasatha do generally have a primary hand (and secondary and do so), it is a matter of choice made as a youth. In fact, their word 'sethekt,' often translated as 'idiot,' literally means 'accidental hand,' and refers to someone who gave no thought to which hand to train

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I like this. In my homebrew universe, Kasatha are not just left or right handed, they also tend toward upper or lower handed. Those who are lower handed are generally considered to have better balance, while those who are upper handed are thought to have more lifting strength.

Instead of two names, "left" and "right", they have four hand names:
Kaloob (upper left), Sikrid (upper right),
Sathap (lower left), Maruq 'Ul (lower right)

I keep them straight in my mind by the letter at or near the end of the name, b, p, d or q, the loop is the body and the ascending or descending line indicates the arm.

Before standardization, some ancient pre-Gap Kasathan maps used a compass rose placed at 45 degrees with the directions named Lah'Kalo, Lah'Sikri (magnetic North), Lah'Maru and Lah'Satha.


The wheel of fire series had dragons talking about all four of their limbs , using sii for the front claws and saa for the back (or the other way around)

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The humans native to Akiton, especially Arl, often refer to themselves as "thurok," to distinguish them from pale skinned "Golarites." Thurok dismiss Lost Golarion as a forgotten mote of human history, not worth trying to rebuild or memorialize.
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Dwarves often feel pro-Golarion humans forget that while humans existed on multiple worlds, dwarves were native only to Golarion. Some fear the dwarven failure to find the promised land of "Sky" is responsible for the loss of Golarion and Torak, and seek to fix this.
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Elves do not consider themselves "Xenophobic." The elder statesmen of their nations remember waking up after the Gap, their entire lives lost to a blur, but confused warnings about allied races written nearby, or inked on their own skin, or branded in their flesh.
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These are all total gold!

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This is amazing: dotting for later


Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:

The humans native to Akiton, especially Arl, often refer to themselves as "thurok," to distinguish them from pale skinned "Golarites." Thurok dismiss Lost Golarion as a forgotten mote of human history, not worth trying to rebuild or memorialize.

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So in your opinion would that make Hylki the Golarite term for Akitonian humans/thurok, or would thurok & hylki be two separate Akitonian ethnicities & hylki is the ones the golarites chose to slap on the whole bunch?

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'Half-orc brutes' are mostly not "half" anything, or brutes. They are a viable, sustainable population full of as many geniuses, crooks, heroes, cowards, poets, & dullards as any other. But they are also characterized otherwise in millions of pre-GAP texts and stories.
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FormerFiend wrote:
Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:

The humans native to Akiton, especially Arl, often refer to themselves as "thurok," to distinguish them from pale skinned "Golarites." Thurok dismiss Lost Golarion as a forgotten mote of human history, not worth trying to rebuild or memorialize.

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So in your opinion would that make Hylki the Golarite term for Akitonian humans/thurok, or would thurok & hylki be two separate Akitonian ethnicities & hylki is the ones the golarites chose to slap on the whole bunch?

I'd likely go with the latter, but since it's all totally unofficial you can do whichever you like better. :)

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"No gnomish space explorer has ever succumbed to the bleaching."
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"Halflings are spectacularly well adapted for zero-G life. They never get space sick, never loose muscle mass, and find 3D navigation simple and straightforward. It's as if humans had been engineered to be better spacefarers..."
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Many half-elves born on Castrovel share a common goal to be "spectres," a kind of casual adventuring spy seeking to find proof of who betrayed the elves during the Gap, and thus give their home society the freedom to be more open and accepting.
Spectres are often interested in art, themes, music, and apparel disliked by elven society and thought of as "young punks," but they are also very inclusive--judging others by their actions alone, rather than sexuality, gender, species, religion, or appearance.
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Though it is rare, some damai are born with an instinct of where infant kaiju are, and can communicate with them psychically. This is often seen as a mixed blessing, at best, though some damai do gain infant kaiju companions.
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Owen K. C. Stephens wrote:

Though it is rare, some damai are born with an instinct of where infant kaiju are, and can communicate with them psychically. This is often seen as a mixed blessing, at best, though some damai do gain infant kaiju companions.

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Which I'm willing to bet the Colossi, by the time it's a toddler, is smart enough to play chess while having a conversation with their companions.

That's one of the things I really like and mildly dislike about the Colossi. They are literally smart enough to be the BBEG mastermind in any campaign they're apart of since their mental scores are so high. Yet, they're still treated like they're straight out of Pacific Rim when they are much more than that.

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Phentomites engage in "Long diving," jumping off one of their floating land-masses to fall for days, through the empty gravity anomaly at the center of their ex-world, and allowing momentum to carry them up to a finish line. It's treated like a form of marathon.
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I'm now picturing a damai finding a "small" red dog-like kaiju in its infancy and raising it as their pet.

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#Starfound: While other species often assume contemplatives do not engage in any physical sports, this isn't true. Contemplatives enjoy a number of combat and wrestling games performed with telekinetically-controlled marionette-stand-ins, which are often covered in sponsor icons.


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Oh god they're pro gamers.

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#Starfound Computerized language translators that lack sapience are not just rare, they are illegal in many places. This is largely due to the Python Virus, that infected the AbadarAnyWord program of 104 AG to change jokes into deadly insults, which resulted in 142 deadly events.

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Within the Shadari Confederacy lies the Ataxxearol, the oldest and most well-known lyceum dedicated to the training and advancement of vanguards, though the local draeliks use the term Epiphators for those able to command the powers of entropy.

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Most dragonkin consider being a starship pilot a post of great honor, and consider their "riders" to be their responsibility, who their fiercely defend but also give honest, sometimes harsh advice to on life matters.


Dawwww

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Pahtra understand why some humans and other aliens offer them cream, or shine laser dots near them. A common tactic for dealing with such harassment is to feign ignorance, and ask for a detailed explanation as to why such behavior is considered polite or appropriate.

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The annual Ghoran Festival of Rotting Meat People was originally a political satire designed to showcase how gruesome watching "the turning of the leaves" was to plantfolk. It's popularity was unexpected, but has provided good tourism revenue.
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Azlanti of the Star Empire are amused that other near-humans often have their appendix removed. The appendix is, of course, the organ that evolved from the rock-holding gizzard. It is thus the organ than connects to Aeon Stones, and therefor to magic in general.
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Not gonna lie, if there was a biotech implant called "supercharged appendix" that let you carry an additional magic item would be hilarious

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"Skin Deep" is one of the most popular Eoxian holovid shows that *isn't* created in the Halls of the Living. In Skin Deep, undead compete in weird challenges, with losers being shifted on step toward being skeletal troopers... regardless of their beginning deathnicity.
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I guess you could say each time a contestant loses they progressively get more and more BONED! :P


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Once every 31 years, the "Fascinora Angel" appears in the Pact Worlds. A ghost starship, it flies the same 10-day route each time. You can board it, but those on it when it disappears is ever heard from again.
But for some reason, it just appeared a whole year early.


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Magic still follows certain laws. And the cosmic law firm of Gjin, Whish, and I.N. Evan Tibble is ready to help you when accused of breaking those laws.


This is neat.

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