Starfinder , Items by level in Equipment, Cybertech and Weapons
uncle_jimbo Aug 29 2017, 06:31 Group: Grid Cop, 5éme Corbin Quote Post
I've started playing Paizo's science fantasy setting and very much enjoyed getting back into a face-to-face game of science fiction or a reasonable equivalent.

The rules take a lot from the rest of the genre, thus, many of the bits I might discuss would be recognisable from other SF offerings.

Among Starfinder gear, some concepts new and useful to Alternity might include:
  • artillery lasers (and autobeam lasers) as man-portable heavy weapons,
  • a lot more types of enhanced and energised blades,
  • sealed armour as the typical environmental protection (against vacuum and not-too-harsh occurrences of other environmental conditions)
The Solarian class and its array of special gear might come in as a package deal.

Starfinder's concept of item levels might prove tricky for adaptation. Rather than a barrage of extra attacks, the game gives weapons to higher-level characters that do vastly more damage and special effects, while costing vastly more credits. Some of this I could just shave off at each end, working with the lowest grade in a series only and allowing starting characters access to more than desultory abilities, effectively converting devices from around Starfinder level 5 to 7.

This post has been edited by uncle_jimbo on Aug 29 2017, 06:32
derek_holland Aug 29 2017, 13:52 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation Quote Post
Do you have any of the leveled items pdfs from Purple Duck, Jim? If so, how do the rulers compare with Starfinder's?
derek_holland Sep 2 2017, 18:46 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation Quote Post
Now I can look on own: http://www.starfindersrd.com/

Some of that makes my head hurt, but I think that is more layout than content.
derek_holland Sep 3 2017, 14:03 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation Quote Post
http://www.starfindersrd.com/equipment/oth...t-and-services/

The coolest thing that I have found in the SRD is UPB, which you can find under trade goods. It isn't quite miracle fog from GURPS, but it is similar and has so many uses.


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