Starfinder: Announcing an Alien Archive

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Starfinder’s latest announcement is sure to interest the Weyland-Yutani corporation.

Every good sci-fi or sci-fantasy game needs aliens. Which, sure, sounds like the title of a B-movie about a bunch of Earthlings going out and tracking down weird aliens and gathering them together for their game–but I have to assume that’s basically what happened here. From the folks at Paizo comes news of a whole archive of aliens–including androids, undead, aberrations, and all the other classic creature categories you know and love.

You might have seen a preview of some of the creatures we can expect in the First Contact book released on Free RPG day, and now, you can start getting what you need to populate your campaign’s strange new worlds with new life and new civilizations. So when your Starfinders are getting ready to boldly go where none have gone before, these alien monsters will be waiting to punch them in the face, attack their starship, possess them, turn them into aliens, possibly (hopefully) transmogrify at least one member of the party into a small white cube, and otherwise remind everyone that space is a dangerous place. Disease and danger wrapped in darkness and silence, as one man put it.

This is where the proverbial rubber meets the road as far as Starfinder is concerned. I mean–sure the rules are going to be coming out, but we’ve already gotten a preview of those. And we know that both Starfinder creatures and Pathfinder creatures are all supposed to be compatible to some degree–but here’s where the Starfinder team really expands out their world.

After all, what’s the use in having all those fancy abilities if you never have anyone fun to use them against?

via Paizo

Alien Archive$39.99 (Pre-Order)

Battle or befriend more than 80 bizarre life forms in this 160-page hardcover creature collection for the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! Every new world and space station comes with its own dangers, from strange new cultures to robotic killing machines to alien predators ready to devour unwary spacefarers. Inside this book, you’ll find rules and ecologies for creatures from across the known worlds, plus alien equipment and more.

A robust system for creating your own creatures ensures that your parties never be without weird new aliens to fight or trade with, and racial rules for many of the new organisms let you be the alien, making Alien Archive not just a collection of creatures to kill, but a fascinating menu of creatures to be! Want to play a hyperevolved floating brain? A mighty dragonkin? A silicon-based crystalline slug? Explore the limits of your galaxy and your game with Starfinder RPG Alien Archive!

Something tells me those cute little furry guys at the foreground are the deadliest threat in the game.

  • Golden Yak

    Dangit Paizo I just bought your Bestiary 6, now I have to get the space one. I mean, I can’t *not* get a book full of awesome alien monster art and concepts. That’s just not an option.