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MythingLynx
September 13th, 2019, 01:19
I know that all of the D&D starter boxes and the essentials box are available here on Fantasy Grounds for people who play 5e, but for people like me who are interested in playing StarFinder for the first time with no experience with the system as well as my friends having no experience with StarFinder, will the StarFinder Beginners Box be made available so we can first dip our toes in to get a feel for the system and if we would all like it? I really canít afford to drop money on the 4-5 core books , adventures, maps, tokens, etc. I would need just to test drive the system with my regular group. Before I make a large investment like that I would love to play the Beginners Box with them. It looks awesome to boot. If everyone in my group lived close by I of course would buy the physical boxed set and play at a real table, but all my players live out of state.

timdog88
September 13th, 2019, 02:37
This is a great idea! I'd love to see this as well.

deer_buster
September 13th, 2019, 04:13
I'm sure they are going as fast as they can. Still a lot of work to be done on the ruleset yet.

davidson11
September 13th, 2019, 04:40
Good idea. I totally agree

stephan_
September 13th, 2019, 11:50
One thing to keep in mind: As the beginner box uses simplified rules, it would require some changes from the regular ruleset - which might cost a lot of development time.

Required modules: The CRB and one AP book is usually more than enough to try the system out (though that's of course not an optimal solution).

Samarex
September 13th, 2019, 12:53
I got the Starter box, to teach my family how to play RPGs, I played one session with them and switched to the full rules books. It was to simplified in my opnion. And as what was stated it would require changes made to the rule set. We are working hard on the main rule set to get it up to par.
I had not planned on making it for FG at this point as it would take too much time away frim what needs to be done.

stephan_
September 13th, 2019, 18:44
One additional note: If you use the pregens and use a bit of time to prepare one of the free Paizo adventures, it is possible to test it out without too much monetary investment.

Eru the One
September 13th, 2019, 22:22
The adventure is very short there are only ~10 encounters and with the simplified rules (fewer skills than core, etc.) I'm not sure it would be worth the full price on FG IMO.

That said, it is a great box to start new players who have never played a RPG before and sit around a table. I'd say get the core book and start with an AP or one of the 3rd party adventures or the two one shots Paizo has released (Skitter Shot & Skitter Crash), both are great intros as well.

Samarex
September 14th, 2019, 23:19
The adventure is very short there are only ~10 encounters and with the simplified rules (fewer skills than core, etc.) I'm not sure it would be worth the full price on FG IMO.

That said, it is a great box to start new players who have never played a RPG before and sit around a table. I'd say get the core book and start with an AP or one of the 3rd party adventures or the two one shots Paizo has released (Skitter Shot & Skitter Crash), both are great intros as well.

I agree, it was a good purchase for me as I had no equipment to play a physical table top game, so it gave me all I needed to play.
But for FG, I dont think it would be worth it for what you would get. (just my opnion).

timdog88
September 15th, 2019, 20:25
One additional note: If you use the pregens and use a bit of time to prepare one of the free Paizo adventures, it is possible to test it out without too much monetary investment.

Which pregens? Is there a place where I can get starfinder pregens in fantasy grounds format? Thanks!

stephan_
September 15th, 2019, 21:17
See here (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?39638-Using-the-PFRPG-ruleset-to-Play-Starfinder&p=351040#post351040).

Note that the level 4 pregens will require some work as they haven't been updated to some changes in the ruleset, the level 1s should however work.

Trenloe
September 16th, 2019, 12:05
See here (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?39638-Using-the-PFRPG-ruleset-to-Play-Starfinder&p=351040#post351040).
I don't think those are valid for the SFRPG ruleset. That thread is from before the full Starfinder ruleset was released, and was for using the Pathfinder ruleset to play Starfinder.

Try these: https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?42919-Starfinder-Files-Pregen-Player-Characters-(Official-SFRPG-FG-format)

stephan_
September 16th, 2019, 12:24
Apologies, Trenloe is correct, that was the wrong link, this is the correct one (https://www.fantasygrounds.com/forums/showthread.php?42919-Starfinder-Files-Pregen-Player-Characters-(Official-SFRPG-FG-format)).