One of the most eagerly anticipated RPGs of 2017 is about to make its debut at Gen Con 50. Paizo Publishing is set to unleash Starfinder on the masses and early word is the new SF/Fantasy system looks sharp. There are plenty of Gen Con events scheduled as well for attendees to the landmark show. The massive 528 page core rulebook will carry an MSRP of $59.99 and hit stores later in August.
Nearly a decade after Paizo Inc. released the award-winning Pathfinder Roleplaying Game, the countdown is now on to celebrate the release of the company’s newest game, the epic science-fantasy Starfinder RPG, set in the far-future of the world of Pathfinder. Along with the release of Starfinder’s Core Rulebook and first Adventure Path, Dead Suns, at Gen Con (August 17 – 20, Indianapolis), Paizo will host a line-up of gaming events and activities for any Pathfinder or Starfinder fan attending the show.
Players can travel to the stars or explore Golarion with 24-hour gaming in the Sagamore Ballroom, including the now-legendary 1200-player Pathfinder Specials. Other events in the Sagamore include Pathfinder Society Adventure Card Guild Open Tournament, a new multi-table interactive Pathfinder Society Scenario, new quests, a pre-generated character special and three scenarios for Starfinder Society. Participants will receive collectible buttons, while supplies last.
Join members of Team Paizo and the Pathfinder and Starfinder creative teams in the Paizo seminar room for rules discussions, adventure path previews, and more, including:
Starfinder Adventure Path Q&A with Developers Rob McCreary and Jason Keeley
Starfinder Rules Q&A with Creative Director James Sutter and Lead Designer Owen KC Stephens
Paizo 2017 and Beyond with CEO Lisa Stevens, Publisher Erik Mona, and Pathfinder Lead Designer Jason Bulmahn
Members of Team Paizo will be on hand to meet attendees throughout all four days of the show in the Paizo booth (#103) and hand out new collectible buttons each day. Attendees who shop in Paizo’s booth and spend $50 or more will receive a promotional Blue Knight mini, while supplies last.
Blast off into a galaxy of adventure with the Starfinder RPG! Step into your powered armor and grab your magic-infused laser rifle as you investigate the mysteries of a weird universe with your bold starship crew. Will you delve for lost artifacts in the ruins of alien temples? Strap on rune-enhanced armor and a laser rifle to battle undead empires in fleets of bone ships, or defend colonists from a swarm of ravenous monsters? Maybe you’ll hack into the mainframe of a god-run corporation, or search the stars for clues to the secret history of the universe or brand new planets to explore. Whether you’re making first contact with new cultures on uncharted worlds or fighting to survive in the neon-lit back alleys of Absalom Station, you and your team will need all your wits, combat skill, and magic to make it through. But most of all, you’ll need each other.
This massive 528-page hardcover rulebook is the essential centerpiece of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, with rules for character creation, magic, gear, and more – everything you need to play Starfinder as either a player or Game Master! The next great adventure in science-fantasy roleplaying takes off here, and the Starfinder Core Rulebook is your ticket to a lifetime of adventure amid the stars!
Inside this book, you’ll find:
– All of the rules you need to play or run a game of Starfinder.
– Seven character classes, from the elite soldier and stealthy operative to the physics-hacking technomancer and mind-bending mystic.
– Character races both new and classic, from androids, insectile shirrens, ratlike ysoki, and reptilian vesk to the dwarves and elves of the distant future.
– An in-depth exploration of the Starfinder setting, including its planets, gods, factions, and threats.
– Hundreds of weapons, spells, technological gadgets, magic items, and other options to outfit any character.
– Complete rules for starships, including customization and starship combat.
– Rules and tips on using Pathfinder RPG content with Starfinder.