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A mystery is afoot! It can be tough to include a mystery in your RPGs, owing to the freewheeling nature of what parties tend to get into. But Paizo's here to help with their Threefold Conspiracy Adventure Path for Starfinder. The first part, The Chimera Mystery, is due out soon. In this article, Paizo looks at running mysteries in campaigns.

Paizo has their new Alien Archive 3 book coming out. In order to make sure you get the most of it right away, they've posted an encounter that you can drop into your Starfinder games. Go check out Goo Goo Muck... I mean, Giggles in the Muck.

Using the Deck of Many Worlds, GMs can quickly and easily create their own planets for use in Starfinder games. Now, Paizo is looking to see what you are coming up with. They've got a contest going where GMs can create a design for a world and possibly have it written up officially by the Starfinder team. Will your world get chosen?

When you're the GM, you're responsible for everything in the game that isn't the PCs. That can be a lot of work. When you're playing Starfinder, that means you're in charge of an entire universe. And when those PCs go planet-hopping, it can be difficult to come up with an entirely unique world at the drop of a hat. That's where the Deck of Many Worlds comes in. It's designed for GMs to create worlds with just a quick card shuffle. Have yourselves a look.

Now, playing Starfinder can be as easy as simply asking Alexa to start a game for you. No need for grabbing the group together. You can just talk to your house and it'll begin. Paizo has released this entirely new way to play. And it's not just a start with no continue planned. There'll be more coming in January.

Though the nights are getting long and cold, that's not stopped the Paizo goblins from continuing their work. They're showing off this month's releases for Pathfinder and Starfinder. There's some new adventures. There's a pocket monster guide (a Pokemon guide, if you will). There's some new maps. It's a bit of everything to check out.

Next week, the next set of official Starfinder miniatures will be coming from Archon Studio. If you're looking to get some starfaring miniatures, you can go get your pre-orders in now.

Next week, you'll be able to start playing Starfinder by simply stating your intention to do so, even if you're all alone in your home. No, you won't be going crazy, you'll be playing Starfinder on your Amazon Alexa. Yes, the popular sci-fi RPG is going to be available on the smart home device and all you'll have to do is say, "Alexa, play Starfinder!" to get going.

We're about 2/3 of the way through November. A lot of holidays are coming up, and there'll be plenty of new Starfinder and Pathfinder releases available for players to get as presents. Paizo's latest releases are now available. You can pick up some maps, some adventures, and the Starfinder Character Operations Manual.

Having options for your character is what every player in an RPG wants. That's exactly what Starfinder players are getting with the Character Operations Manual. New classes, new options for existing classes, new feats, new spells, new equipment, new roles for starship combat. It's got a bit of everything. This isn't one to miss.

Wake up. Grab your brush, put a little makeup. It's the things we take for granted for our RP characters. They're not -always- adventuring, swinging swords or shooting blasters. There's downtime, too. In this article for the upcoming Character Operations Manual for Starfinder, Paizo takes a look at new downtime systems to make them more interesting than just "time passes."

The Character Operations Manual coming soon for Starfinder has, as one would expect, a bunch of new options for characters in the game. A major aspect of any character is their Class. Well, the Manual has several new ones for players to pick. Have yourself a look at a preview of these new options.

I'm human. You're human. We're all human. And each of us is different. However, when it comes to races in RPGs, they tend to boil down entire races and species into a single set of traits you put on your character. Well, Paizo knows that that's not the best and is giving players more racial options for the different core races from the Starfinder book in the upcoming Character Operations Manual. In this preview, we get a look at just what some of those options will look like.

Paizo's filling up your trick or treat bags early this month. You can head over to your LGS and get yourself new releases for Pathfinder, Pathfinder Battles, and Starfinder now. Need some new terrain? They've got it. New character options for your Pathfinder character? You bet. New Starfinder adventure? Sure, why not? Some new minis to represent your fiends and foes? Check.

Alien Archive 3 for Starfinder gives GMs a bunch of new alien species to toss at players. But, more than that, it also gives you a way to create your own new alien species. In this article, Aaron Shanks, the designer of the creature companion system, talks about the process behind how the system was made and implemented in the book.

It's always interesting to see who's working on the games we love. Over at Paizo, they've got quite a team working on products like Pathfinder and Starfinder. And there's been a lot of moving and shaking going on, with new hires and promotions happening all around. Go take a look at who's gone where and what they're working on now.

Paizo has a pretty busy October planned, from the looks of the update they just posted. If you're wanting to know what's going on with the continued rollout for Pathfinder 2nd Edition, Starfinder and the Starfinder Society, and what events that the company will be attending this month, you'll definitely want to check out this post.

We're about 2/3 of the way through September. This month has been going by quickly. Seems like a good time to be showing off some releases. Paizo has posted up theirs, with a whole batch of products for both Pathfinder and Starfinder. From new books, to a new critical deck, to new maps. Have a look.

Why do game designers make the decisions they do? What draws them to create the way they create? That's what a lot of gamers want to know. In the upcoming Alien Archive 3 for Starfinder, there's a lot of different races coming to the game, and Paizo's posted up a Design Diary article with the designers so they can talk about where they got their inspiration for making the aliens they did.

Space is big. Really big. You may think it's a long way down to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts compared to space. And with all that space, there are plenty of alien species inhabiting the various planets, moons, and asteroids. You get a whole bunch more of them for your Starfinder games in Alien Archive 3. In this article, we get a look at some of them, including new playable races.

Paizo has announced that they're teaming up with Archon Studios to create their Masterclass Starfinder miniatures. This includes changing over from resin to plastic. Also, those that backed the Starfinder Kicktarter from Ninja Division, backers will be getting the figures again in plastic (those that had received figures already).

Roll20 lets you play RPGs with anyone anywhere (as long as they have internet, anyway). Want to game with your friend on another continent? You can do it. Or someone just sick at home and still wants to play? You can get them involved. And if you're playing Starfinder over there, there's the start of a new adventure path available. It's The Reach of the Empire, and it's available now.

August is not all that far away. With it will come Gen Con and some new releases from Paizo. ... *looks at the number of releases* Ok, so "some" might be an understatement. There's going to be a deluge of releases. But then, it will be the release of the new Pathfinder edition. So there's that. Have yourself a look-see.

Iron GM Games has launched a Kickstarter campaign for Grimmerspace, their new sci-fi/horror RPG setting that utilizes the Starfinder rules set. As you can tell from the name, Grimmerspace is not a nice, friendly, shiny sci-fi setting. It's a lot more dark, dirty, and dangerous. And, I mean, it was co-developed by Sean Astin. Yes, that Sean Astin (You know... Sam from Lord of the Rings).

The Starfinder Beginner's Box is coming soon. There's a lot to put into a little package, and the folks at Paizo had to figure out what to leave in and what to cut out. In this article, they talk about some of those decisions and how they came about figuring out what could stay and what should go.