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Old November 17th, 2016, 06:38 PM
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Not that I actually have any intent on buying it, but what are people's thoughts on Starfinder -the upcoming new SciFi Pathfinder rules?

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Not that I actually have any intent on buying it, but what are people's thoughts on Starfinder -the upcoming new SciFi Pathfinder rules?

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It's supposed to be "Pathfinder in Fantasy Space" according to the local Venture Lt.

But, without a preview/open beta, it's not getting concrete hype.
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What little I've read makes it sound like it's tied very closely to its setting, which was a bit more turn-off.
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It reads like everything I dislike about science fantasy put into one product.
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Seems quite interesting. If it's anything like Pathfinder it's going to look very nice. Shame about the beta testing being restricted though. I've a fairly open mind when it comes to science fantasy so will no doubt give it a go just to see what spin it's put on it.
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It reads like everything I dislike about science fantasy put into one product.
I'm going to post a blog entry about this. I've got some very un-PC thoughts about the wherefores.
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It reads like everything I dislike about science fantasy put into one product.
The more I hear about it, the less interested I get.

Didn't care much for D&D 3.X; while the changes made at Paizo for Pathfinder are improvements, it's still way too much crunch and way too little realism for me, coupled to what is shaping up to be a pretty meh set of tropes.

I'd honest rather have seen Elves, Dwarves, Halflings, Androids, Gnomes, and Ratlings as the races.
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I like the sound of it. I've been looking for a scifi game without all the Traveller bloat - one that is very well designed, includes rules for creating starships and creatures, and one that it attractive and very playable, especially space combat.

This seems to tick most of those boxes and it has a Beginners Box Set out in the spring so I am very interested to see how that looks becaue the Pathfinder Beginner Box was lovely.

I am not sure about the magic and space-goblins etc but I am seriously looking at it as a posisble replacement for playing Traveller with my family.

Not to mention its already twice as popular a game as Traveller is now (sadly in many ways). Whereas I like the gritty nature of Traveller and have always loved the guns and swords in space sort of backward feel to it I have seen Traveller becoming more scifi and less romantic with every iteration of Mongooseand I just find I cant really enjoy it anymore. So yeah looking forward to seeing what this new game is like - whether you can create whole worlds and star systems with it.
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It reads like everything I dislike about science fantasy put into one product.
I liked Gamma World (1e), but if I had known Traveller at the time, I would have ported GW over and never looked back.

I never cared for other SFRPGs, but I think there must be at least one other one that I would enjoy. It would probably be golden SF though. Dumarest and Norton and a bit of Burroughs. Probably not Asimov.
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When I think back to GW, Star Frontiers, FASA's Star Trek RPG, Traveller, CW/Autoduel for GURPS, the James Bond RPG and all the rest, I do kind of wonder why there weren't more Traveller-like games to come out on the market at that time. It seems like there were tons of those pocket scifi war sims or mini RPGs, but no real full fledged stuff.

And given all the superhero junk on the screens, most of which is scifi related, I'm still perplexed why the scifi genre still has to go through growing pains after all these decades with offerings like this game.

I just don't get it.
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