In November 2020 we presented the Starfinder Empires Bundle, featuring third-party supplements compatible with the Starfinder space-fantasy RPG from Paizo Publishing. Starfinder launches the Pathfinder rules system into a high-energy universe of futuristic fantasy adventure. Paizo’s corebook takes a straight-faced approach closer to Star Frontiers than Gamma World, with envoy characters, mechanics, technomancers, solarians — humans, androids, reptilians, ratfolk, bugfolk — system-spanning megacorporations, space stations five miles wide, Death’s Head Necrogliders, and entire worlds run by Cthulhoid cults. These third-party supplements from Rogue Genius Games, Legendary Games, and Fat Goblin Games expand the game in all directions, with guides to stellar piracy, robot companions, owning your own star system, celebrity careers, gigantic mantis shrimp, and mutated weregorilla criminal mastermind Tarq Grazza. These full-length, full-color sourcebooks enhance any Starfinder campaign with new planets, aliens, starships, robots, monsters, magic, and adventures.
(These third-party supplements require Paizo Publishing’s Starfinder core rulebook, which was not included in this offer. Paizo’s website offers several free Starfinder quickstart adventures, as well as free character and ship sheets.)
There were four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $66) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the Rogue Genius Starfarer’s Companion rules expansion and its Blood Space and Moon Dust introductory adventure; Legendary’s Alien Bestiary, with nearly 300 monsters both classic and new; and Fat Goblin’s Alien Evolution: Cosmic Race Guidebook with two dozen playable alien races.
Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with seven more titles worth an additional $72, including the Star Empires Compendium (establish and run your own stellar empire in the mode of Legendary’s Ultimate Kingdoms series); the Advanced Skill Guide; Service Bots and Synthetic Companions; three Blood Space Gazetteers (The Solar Court, Tor, Ulo) set in the Xa-Osoro System introduced in Blood Space and Moon Dust; and Pirates of the Starstream, a campaign sourcebook set in the buccaneer haven of 8-Pieces Port.
Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to this offer’s pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.