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Starfinder: Four Days Left On The Tech Revolution Playtest

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Sep 14 2020

The Starfinder playtest for their upcoming new tech-filled sourcebook, Tech Revolution is coming to a close soon. Get your feedback in while you can!

Don’t miss your chance to try out the new Starfinder Class, as well as the rules for Mechs as the playtest for Starfinder’s newest book, Tech Revolution is coming to a close on September 18th. So if you’re looking to take the Nanocyte class for a test drive, or build your own special mech, now’s the time. Let’s take a look.

via Paizo


The Nanocyte Class is all about unleashing the power of a swarm of nanites that exist in a kind of symbiosis with you. As a Nanocyte you can call upon the nanites to unleash all sorts of abilities. The nanites can create temporary items, reinforce your body, or form a cloud of debilitating effects, depending on what Form you pick. You also gain a number of nanite swarm abilities that change as you level up. These are effectively tech-spells, where your nanites can help you evade attacks, squeeze into small spaces, heal or harm creatures around you.

And that’s not even counting the Nanocyte Knacks which are feat-like abilities that give you extraordinary abilities that grant you increased combat prowess, or new bonuses based on the form of your nanites.

Now let’s talk about Mechs. Mechs are coming to Starfinder, and as someone who wants to get more and more into Lancer, I’m all for this. Mechs are designed to run using the same layer of rules as Starfinder encounters, but they do change up the math used when designing encounters. Mechs are huge, at minimum, or they could be Gargantuan or Colossal, they raise the Average Party Level, and wield powerful weapons well beyond the capabilities of a humanoid PC.

If you want to build your own Mech, you’ll build it by picking a basic frame, a series of limbs, a number of weapons and equipment you buy using a suite of points–and I’m already in love with this system. You’ll pick a frame from things like Amphibious Frames, Combat Frames, Recon Frames, and more, then slot in various upgrades–it’s exactly as crunchy as you want out of a Starfinder game. Check them out below!


Download the Tech Revolution Playtest

Happy Adventuring!

Author: J.R. Zambrano
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