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Starfinder Society #1-07: The Solar Sortie (Level 1-4, for new and experienced players)

Date: Friday, April 12 2019
Time: 19:00 - 23:59 (GMT)
FG Type (Classic or Unity):

Ruleset: Starfinder Society
Games Master: stephan_
Minimum Players: 3   Maximum Players: 6
Booked: 5   Pending: 1
Available: 1

  • Madman
  • xain
  • Garrett The Ferret
  • Saqcat
  • Breydan57
  • stoicjester

What is Starfinder?

In short: Pathfinder in space.

A little bit longer: A science-fiction/science fantasy role-playing game by Paizo.


What is Starfinder Society?

Basically the Organized Play of Starfinder, similar to 5E’s Adventurers League. Generally less flexibility for the players and the GM but characters can be “ported” to the games of other GMs.


Why should I play it?

Well, first it’s a role-playing game in space.

Second, in my personal opinion it is better balanced than Pathfinder.

Did I already mention that you get to be in space?


About this scenario

A Starfinder Society Scenario designed for levels 1–4.

When Historia-7, the leader of the Dataphiles faction, uncovers the first hints of a conspiracy operating against the Starfinder Society, the PCs must assist her in uncovering the truth. Sent to a corporate space station orbiting the Pact Worlds’ sun, the PCs must earn favor with the hedonist son of a corporate CEO to gain access to the confidential files Historia-7 needs. However, the PCs are stuck in the middle when this corrupt dilettante’s proclivities and shady associations emerge to thwart the Starfinders’ covert infiltration.

Content in The Solar Sortie also contributes to the ongoing goals of the Dataphiles faction.

Written by Jenny Jarzabski Cary

Starfinder Society Scenario Tags: Faction (Dataphiles), Starship

A Starfinder Society Scenario usually takes around 4 hours but please reserve all 5 hours to account for any unforeseen circumstances.


What do I need to know?

Fantasy Grounds

In order to move the story and combat along at a reasonable pace, some basic Fantasy Grounds knowledge is recommended (how to roll checks, how to target creatures, …). If  necessary, a short introduction to Fantasy Grounds can be given prior to the game.


Starfinder Rules

If you are familiar with Pathfinder or even 5E, you should be able to adapt to Starfinder pretty easily. There are some differences but nothing you have to worry about too much as a player.

If you are not familiar with Pathfinder or 5E, a short introduction to the most important rules can be given.

If you are in doubt of what you can do, the GM will hopefully be able to help you.

If you are interested in the detailed rules, you can either start with the Core Rulebook (pdf 10 USD from paizo.com) or the Starfinder SRD (free).

Be aware that it is highly recommended that you are familiar with starship combat for this particular scenario.


Character Creation

If you want to construct your own level 1 character (or higher if you already participated in Starfinder Society), you might want to take a look at the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide (free), which contains some restrictions on what options you can use. Generally, options from the Core Rulebook are allowed, options from other official sources might be allowed. I can usually have the server up for you to construct your character on GMT evenings. Be aware that building the character on Fantasy Grounds just before the game (or during the game) is not recommended.

Alternatively, you can choose one of the pregens (already built on Fantasy Grounds).

Feel free to discuss your characters in the comments so you can decide on party composition and subtier.


Starfinder Society

If you are new to Starfinder Society: You’ll need a Paizo Organized Play number (can be provided if necessary) and a faction (see the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide).

If you already are involved in Starfinder Society, you’ll need to provide your previous chronicle sheet or at least Organized Play #, character #, faction and the various starting values (credits, XP, fame, reputation), e.g. in the Society tab on Fantasy Grounds.


What do I need?

An installed and updated version of Fantasy Grounds. A (free) demo version is enough.

Discord (preferably installed) as we will be using the official Fantasy Grounds Discord server.

A headset or another way to make sure that a) you can be heard clearly and b) there is no echo.

An Internet connection.

The information above under What do I need? Starfinder Society

NOTE: This GM has an Ultimate FG license and anyone may play, including those with unlicensed/free clients.


Bookings for this event have now closed.

  7 comments for “Starfinder Society #1-07: The Solar Sortie (Level 1-4, for new and experienced players)

  1. xain
    March 28, 2019 at 21:38

    Hey all,

    I’m Xain. I’ll be bringing a Lashunta Operative. He is currently level 2 but only needs 1 more XP so hopefully he will be level 3 in time for the Con. He is a real jack of all trades, especially when it comes to skills so he should fit in well with any party. In personal combat he prefers ranged Trick Attacks so a nice meat shield, er I mean melee soldier or solarian is always appreciated, but he can get in there and mix it up in melee with an operative weapon if the situation calls dor it.

    In starship combat (which this scenario is tagged for) he can perform any crew role well and is happy to take what needs filled. What he does lack is Mystism, any spells, and a good Fort save so Mystics and Technomancers are also appreciated. Of course if we end up with a party of Operatives, Envoys, and Mechanics we’ll just have to blow through skill checks and TA, Get ’em and Drone/Exocortex our way through combat like it an’t no thing.

    Honestly my bigger question is what sub-tier we end up playing, Im

    • xain
      March 28, 2019 at 21:42

      (Dang submit button jumped in front of my thumb and I don’t see an edit option.)

      I’m hoping for 3-4 for the bigger payoff.

      This will be my first time using FG, but I have a good grasp on SF and VTT play so I expect the learning curve to be short.

  2. terezin2015
    April 2, 2019 at 04:59

    I am completly new to Starfinder but would be interested in playing through a game to see what it”s like.

    • xain
      April 5, 2019 at 00:48

      Hi terezin,

      Have you played Pathfinder, organized play, or Fantasy Grounds before? You will definitely need to give the Guild Guide a read at https://paizo.com/starfindersociety , and the official online Starfinder reference document is available at https://www.aonsrd.com/ .

      • terezin2015
        April 5, 2019 at 19:42

        Yes, I have a lot of experience using Fantasy Grounds playing 5E. I have also played 5E Adventurers League and I am somewhat familiar with the Pathfinder rules but more so with 3.5E. I will read up on the links you have provided and also the core rules before the game as I don’t want to slow the game down too much for the more experienced players. SF is something I haven’t tried before so hopefully it will fun to play.

        • xain
          April 8, 2019 at 03:13

          I hear a lot of people coming from 5e to SF say 5e is a much lighter rule system. I’ve browsed it but never played. I personally find SF to already be more streamlined than PF, which of course is a more streamlined version of 3.5 so I expect you’ll be fine.

  3. stephan_
    April 14, 2019 at 07:55

    Everyone shuld have received their signed chronicle for this scenario by now. As the amount of players is relatively high though, mistakes are possible, so feel free to contact me for any questions.

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