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Is Starfinder worth investing in?

Piratecat

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Your replies are very thoughtful, and I appreciate your insight. I am still looking into Gumshoe as well, but haven't played any yet. How was the reception of the Gumshoe system?
Here's a one-pager I wrote ages ago that will probably tell you if you like GUMSHOE or not.

http://site.pelgranepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/GUMSHOE-101-for-Players-and-GMs.pdf

I personally like Starfinder. I'm also a big fan of Coriolis (by Mophidius, I think?), Save the Universe!, and Ashen Stars.
 

Megazver

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From what I've seen, the reception has been somewhat mixed so far.

As something to consider, if you like 5E and want sci-fi in similar vein there are some products that do that: Esper Genesis, Ultramodern 5E/Apex/Neurospasta/Amethyst, Spaceships and Starwyrms, Hyperlanes, and Dark Matter.
 

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Maybe check out Battlelords of the 23rd Century instead. You know... if you want a sci-fi game that doesn't prominently feature goblins. Just sayin' :)

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What I mean by something new, is that I have been knee deep in fantasy I a while. Starfinder looked good (the art anyways) and it was a D20 type sci- fi.

What do you mean by crunchy?
If you know Pathfinder / D&D / d20, you'll be fine with the system. Pretty cool setting too, Paizo does a good job with style.
 

RPG_Wombat

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For what it's worth, I really was *not* a fan of 3.x/Pathfinder, but I'm actually digging Starfinder. While it does have some issues, they addressed some of my biggest problems with the system. The setting itself is a fun Sci-Fantasy one - I like it, but if you're more of a sci-fi purist, some elements might not sit well with you.
 

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I've actually been thinking of getting some of the non-core rulebooks since Amazon has them pretty cheap. And I will say that I love the Solarian - it's probably the best Jedi knock-off I've seen because it forces you to be at least somewhat balanced between light and dark powers. The setting as presented in the core book felt okay, but I'd be willing to check out the Pact Worlds book at some point.
 

Intruder Alert

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I'm still waiting for an updated printing of the Core Rulebook. First and Second printings are not errata corrected yet.
Neither is the PDF, for what reasons I have no idea.
Does anyone know if there's been any progress on this front? More specifically related to the print version.

I've recently become slightly Starfinder-curious but I'm not exactly dying to get it RITE NAOW!!1!, so I'd rather get the best possible version of the corebook possible even if it means waiting longer.
 

DocShoveller

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I've actually been thinking of getting some of the non-core rulebooks since Amazon has them pretty cheap. And I will say that I love the Solarian - it's probably the best Jedi knock-off I've seen because it forces you to be at least somewhat balanced between light and dark powers. The setting as presented in the core book felt okay, but I'd be willing to check out the Pact Worlds book at some point.
Just don't... y'know, actually play one.

I like Starfinder, I really do, but the mechanical execution of the Solarion is not the game's finest moment.
 
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