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:

Some of that makes my head hurt, but I think that is more layout than content.

Edit- I changed the link because the address changed (apparently Paizo didn't like them using the game name.) Still has the annoying layout.

This post has been edited by derek_holland on Feb 25 2018, 20:21
derek_holland Sep 3 2017, 14:03 Group: Heroes, Master of Mutant Creation Quote Post

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.
uncle_jimbo Feb 24 2018, 04:49 Group: Grid Cop, 5éme Corbin Quote Post
Because lasers in Starfinder have a Burn critical effect and many low-level opponents use them, it's very helpful for someone in the party to carry a (small, disposable) fire extinguisher.

I remember something like this, actually, happening in Attack of the Clones. I suppose, more generally, rules that sound reasonable on their own can interact to alter visibly the experiences of characters living in a setting described by those rules.

This post has been edited by uncle_jimbo on Feb 24 2018, 04:51

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