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Starfinder – Shields of Sci-Fi

Energy Shields

With the new Starfinder playtest, one of the fun new additions to the system are shields (not like force field shields on ships, actual physical shields). Energy swords and a host of other strange melee weapons are common enough in the genre, but how many Sci-Fantasy settings actually use shields? […]

Starfinder – Here Be Monsters edition

here be monsters

This will be my last year to enter the Here Be Monsters contest, generously run and officiated by the Sword for Hire crew in past years, and Sword for Hire veterans Jacob Michaels and Mike Welham along with guest judge Lyz Liddell this year (voting is still open – http://herebemonsters.opengamingnetwork.com/ […]

Monsters in Starfinder

Manticore

Taking a break from flavor articles, I’ve been doing a fair amount of monster conversions from Pathfinder to Starfinder lately and thought people might like a quick walk through. Let’s take a look at a classic monster – the Manticore. The manticore is one of those odd, amalgam monsters from […]

Starfinder and Voltron – Galra

Galrans

This week, let’s take a look at the other major alien species of the Voltron series – the Galra. Galra are bigger and stronger than the average human, with a war-like culture that has only become more so under the rule of Zarkon. That said, they are surprisingly able to […]

Voltron: Legendary Defender

Voltron

Unlike a lot of cartoons, it doesn’t take a lot to adapt the new Voltron cartoon to Starfinder. You already have a solid science fantasy setting with high technology and space magic, starship fights and super weapons. The lions of Voltron are high level magi-tech fighter-craft that can combine into […]

Pillars of Eternity – Godlike

POE deadfire

One of the more interesting twists in the PoE games is that for reasons known only to themselves the gods occasionally gift (or curse) a child to carry some small echo of their aspect. These strange offspring can arise in any race, and while they may somewhat resemble their parents, […]