Big news releases for Starfinder from Paizo this week – the release of the Beginner Box and a newly announced partnership
The Starfinder Beginner Box was released today and it is ready to launch players into an exciting universe of science-fantasy roleplaying adventure. With streamlined rules, a complete set of dice, colorful pawns, and more, this deluxe boxed set is the ideal introduction to the Starfinder Roleplaying Game. I had an opportunity to take a look at the Beginner Box, which is priced at $39.99, and it is everything that it is purported to be. It is well put together and a welcome intro set, similar to Wizards’ D&D 5e Starter Set.
The Heroes’ Handbook gets players started with everything they need to know to create and play a new character, from classes and themes to alien ancestry, general rules, plus a short solo adventure. The Game Master’s Guide presents a wondrous galaxy, full of new worlds and alien adversaries. Game Masters will learn how to run encounters in the Steel Talon’s Lair adventure, and gain insight into how to create a new world and engage players in the story. Also included in the box are: a set of seven polyhedral dice, 80 pawns depicting diverse heroes and aliens, 24 pawn bases, six pregenerated and six blank character sheets, six player aid cards for quick reference, and a double-sided Flip-Mat.
“We’ve designed an easy first step to an adventure in the stars. Players can choose pregenerated characters or create and customize their own futuristic hero to play through challenging scenarios and action-packed battles against dangerous foes. It also serves as the perfect tool for experienced players to quickly bring new crew members onboard their game,” said Robert G. McCreary, Creative Director for the Starfinder RPG. Take a look at the launch video and short video covering character generation below…
Paizo-Wizkids Teamup! WizKids, the industry leader in high-quality pre-painted miniatures, also announced today a new branch of their licensing partnership with Paizo, makers of the popular Pathfinder® and Starfinder® Roleplaying Games, with plans to bring the company’s latest offering to life on the tabletop with a brand new line of Starfinder Pre-Painted Miniatures.
Starfinder Battles joins the wildly popular Pathfinder Battles line in offering an amazing collection of high-quality miniatures for fans of the game. “We’re very excited to explore the Starfinder universe with Paizo,” said Justin Ziran, president of WizKids. “We’re confident that our fans will love the new miniatures this line will have to offer.”
The initial Starfinder offerings will include a Booster Set and Premium Set, and product will be available for sale worldwide. The first release is slated to hit shelves in 2020. “Pathfinder Battles has been a stalwart of the Pathfinder RPG for years, and we’re excited to see WizKids bringing that same expertise to the Starfinder universe,” said Jim Butler, VP of Marketing and Licensing at Paizo. “With hundreds of aliens and scores of player-character races in the Starfinder RPG, the Starfinder Battles line is sure to expand your gaming tabletop for years to come.” I am looking forward checking out some of these miniatures. More to come.