Nightmare Scenario (2 of 3) GM's Reference


Drift Crashers


This is a Heavy Spoiler GM reference thread for The Nightmare Scenario Module. Post your Q & A, general/specific thoughts, problems, solutions and any modifications you might have made or almost anything else, within reason naturally please!!

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Tom


The plot outline for this in DC 1 makes it sound really dumb. Are the gods and their servants really so incompetent that you need level 3 characters to handle this sort of stuff?

I’m starting to think Aroden was killed by a level 6 rogue in a drunken brawl and the Gap was caused by some Arcanamirium intern tripping over the cord of a temporal experiment. This is clown world stuff.

Wayfinders

Xenocrat wrote:

The plot outline for this in DC 1 makes it sound really dumb. Are the gods and their servants really so incompetent that you need level 3 characters to handle this sort of stuff?

I’m starting to think Aroden was killed by a level 6 rogue in a drunken brawl and the Gap was caused by some Arcanamirium intern tripping over the cord of a temporal experiment. This is clown world stuff.

The drift just crashed is there anyone else even able to get around at this point. Dose Desna or her servants have a ship like the Primorata with a plane-breaking Signal Chaos Engine? Nothing stopping Desna from just killing the low-level PCs and taking the ship, or maybe a chaotic good goddess of dreams, luck, stars, and travelers, feels these travelers lucky enough to have the Primorata and show up on her doorstep should be given a chance to prove themselves.

If this is the stuff of clown world then sign me up for the circus!


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I should specify that it's the

Spoiler:
Cynosure
saving part of it that I object to.

Wayfinders

Seems like some gods get their power by the action of mortals acting on their behalf, and the rewards to the god are like betting on a horse race, the more the odds are against you winning, the bigger the payout if you do win.


Starfinder Superscriber

On page 19 it says that Desna can tell the party anything they want to know about the Drift Crisis.

Not saying that Desna isn't all-knowing, but do we want to really spoil the real cause of the Drift Crisis several months before the Drift Hackers splat comes out, which presumably is where groups -should- learn that info? Especially since the level ranges naturally lead one into the other.

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I should specify that it's the

Cynosure saving part of it I object to

She's "distracted" trying to save people who've either mis-jumped or been trapped in various planes due to said Drift Crisis. Saving wayward travellers is one of her main portfolios after all.

Dark Archive

Pathfinder Starfinder Roleplaying Game Subscriber

This adventure is fairly gonzo in that you go to hell on level 1 briefly and meet god few levels later huh. I do find it funny that Drift Hackers fixes the galactic problem by level 12 as well :'D

Anyway, I might have missed stuff on my first skim read, but does seem like this adventure doesn't have in written spots for "this would be good opportunity for ship NPCs do something"?


I don't have any problems with what I have read (so far), but there seems to be an obvious connection that can made between the 'Death Cult Monks' and the 'Eye of Entropy' cultist from "Horizons of the Vast".

If/When I run this adventure, I'll make the 'Death Monks' actual followers of the "Eye of Entropy", maybe even make the Mystic, Sister Baraga, a Third Eye Mystic Connection.


Pathfinder Adventure Path, Lost Omens, Rulebook, Starfinder Adventure Path, Starfinder Roleplaying Game, Starfinder Society Subscriber

Got a question for those that have run this.

On Page 21, in the "Entertaining at the Event" section, it says "any player character can attempt a DC 17 Performance check; every other player character can aid this check with a single DC 10 check of their own, using Diplomacy or Bluff to hype the audience, Computers or Engineering to augment the sound and visual effects, or other skills you think appropriate."

Since there is no such thing as a Performance Check in Starfinder, I used Profession where applicable, but curious what others use if there are no characters with a Profession that makes sense.

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