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SFS #1-18: The Blackmoon Survey

Date: Saturday, October 13 2018
Time: 07:00 - 11:00 (GMT)
FG Type (Classic or Unity):

Ruleset: Starfinder
Games Master: stephan_
Minimum Players: 4   Maximum Players: 6
Booked: 6   Pending: 0
Available: 0

  • Malkavian_Andi
  • Andrew
  • BenWestphalen
  • JSpade85
  • Synnamyn
  • yodazong

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 Adventurerers 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?


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).


Character Creation

If you want to construct your own level 1 character, you might also 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.

Alternatively, you can choose one of the pregens.


What is the poll previously mentioned in the title?

Basically the majority decided what specific scenario will be played:

  • The Solar Sortie
  • Live Exploration Extreme!
  • The Blackmoon Survey
  • The Protectorate Petition

A description of the scenarios and the poll can be found here.

The Blackmoon Survey won the poll, so I’ll be running that.



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.

This session will be run on the Fantasy Grounds Discord server: https://discord.gg/VKbhkSt

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

An Internet connection.

A Paizo Organized Play number (can be provided if necessary) and a faction (see the Starfinder Society Roleplaying Guild Guide


This event is fully booked.

  11 comments for “SFS #1-18: The Blackmoon Survey

  1. BenWestphalen
    September 24, 2018 at 16:03

    I’ve got a Level 2 Solarian. I just played the first ever wave of Starfinder scenarios with him, so I’m available for all of the options.

    • stephan_
      September 24, 2018 at 16:09

      Based on the votes so far it looks like we’ll play The Blackmoon Survey.

  2. September 30, 2018 at 08:18

    So which subtier are we looking at? Looks like 1-2, taking into account that Ben says he’s got a level 2 character.

    • stephan_
      September 30, 2018 at 08:41

      Yes, currently it looks like Subtier 1-2. You should have gotten an email on Friday.

      • September 30, 2018 at 11:43

        I did. But apparently I forgot you mentioned the subtier in that email. Doesn’t hurt to also discuss party composition here, though.

        Also, since we’re currently 3 players, it wouldn’t hurt to know what kinds of characters everyone’s bringing so we can decide which pregen to add.

  3. JSpade85
    October 2, 2018 at 20:49

    Hey all, just signed up for this game. What is everyone thinking of playing? I’ve never played starfinder but have been reviewing the rules etc and will be prepared! I’d prefer to play mech, soldier, or op

  4. October 7, 2018 at 17:14

    I think I will play a 1st level Mechanic with a combat drone.

  5. JSpade85
    October 9, 2018 at 23:16

    I will play a lvl 1 soldier or solarian depending on benwestphalen

    • JSpade85
      October 10, 2018 at 01:50

      I’m going lvl 1 soldier

  6. stephan_
    October 13, 2018 at 05:59

    The server is now online.

  7. stephan_
    October 13, 2018 at 12:39

    Chronicle drafts sent out.

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