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Starfinder by Paizo
« on: February 13, 2018, 01:52:47 AM »
I am a little amazed that nobody has discussed it yet?
Have any of you played this? How is it?
I might be starting this with a few friends later this year, so I am looking for impressions.
Nice thing is that your physical or pdf purchase will give you a discount on the module for Fantasy Grounds.
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Re: Starfinder by Paizo
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2018, 04:31:39 AM »
I've thumbed through it on the shelves at the store a few times, but it's a lot of money to spend on something I'd just be reading and not likely to be playing
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Re: Starfinder by Paizo
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2018, 07:00:21 PM »
Lots of rules and frankly Paizo has gone full tilt on publishing "extras" for the game already.  Core book, creature book, pawns, gm screen, modules, ect...they've already pushed it toward $200 for stuff.

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Re: Starfinder by Paizo
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 05:56:37 AM »
I could see playing it but never buying more than the core book; too much rule tomfoolery and any more, I've the attention span of a 4 year old hopped up on cotton candy when it comes to rpg systems and whatnot.


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Re: Starfinder by Paizo
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 06:10:26 AM »
The system, like Pathfinder and similar games, really pushes a need for some form of miniature to effectively do combat.  I use minis, pawns, pennies, glass beads for a general understanding of the situation, but its pretty fluid and don't really get caught up with all of the nit-noid details.  I think this game and Pathfinder, like 4e D&D, is much more specific about the details and the need to reflect them accurately for the tactics of the rules to work properly.  What's all that mean?  Nothing, but I do think you do end up with a game that is more or less dictated by rules and rule exceptions and not guided by the rules.

I'm with you Carl on rules complexity.  These days if I like and prefer simple rule sets to overly complex ones.  5e is about as complex as I want to deal with in a game but I prefer more rules-light games like Basic Fantasy.