Want Starfinder on Fantasy Grounds? Now's the Time!
  • Want Starfinder on Fantasy Grounds? Now's the Time!


    Starfinder, the space-fantasy ruleset released by Paizo last year, is now available on Fantasy Grounds, the virtual tabletop software.

    Says SmiteWorks: "The ruleset comes with the entire contents of the Starfinder Core Rules in an easy to read reference manual and with drag and drop data elements for everything like classes, races, armor, shields, and starships. Character creation is assisted by dragging and dropping race, theme and then class. Starship build support and starship combat is still getting finalized but will make an appearance when we release version 1.0."





    What's available? The Starfinder Core Rules, the Alien Archive, and parts 1-3 of the Dead Suns adventure path.
    Comments 11 Comments
    1. jimmifett's Avatar
      jimmifett -
      This is excellent. Now just need official support for Genesys and I can be happy.
    1. ddaley's Avatar
      ddaley -
      Paizo needs to develop their own version of DnD Beyond. I have an ultimate license to FG and have purchased the 5e bundle, in addition to other rulesets... but have been using the application less and less I tend to go through phases using certain applications though. So, we'll see.
    1. jimmifett's Avatar
      jimmifett -
      i'd rather they didn't, I loathe subscriptions
    1. ddaley's Avatar
      ddaley -
      DnD Beyond doesn't require a subscription. I hate subscriptions too, but actually subscribed to DnD Beyond. Figured I would try it for a year (bought the 1 year sub). I don't have to continue the subscription and won't lose any of my content by doing that. I may lose characters, if I have too many in the system.

      Quote Originally Posted by jimmifett View Post
      i'd rather they didn't, I loathe subscriptions
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddaley View Post
      DnD Beyond doesn't require a subscription. I hate subscriptions too, but actually subscribed to DnD Beyond. Figured I would try it for a year (bought the 1 year sub). I don't have to continue the subscription and won't lose any of my content by doing that. I may lose characters, if I have too many in the system.
      What on earth are you talking about? Fantasy Grounds is a virtual tabletop platform. D&D Beyond is a different thing altogether. What an odd thing to say.
    1. ddaley's Avatar
      ddaley -
      Why is it an odd thing to say? Quite a few people use FG at the table... which is what I do. I find D&D Beyond more useful. It is much easier to navigate and easier to open items in tabs for reference during the session.

      I have spent quite a bit on FG, but have only used it once for a remote session.

      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      What on earth are you talking about? Fantasy Grounds is a virtual tabletop platform. D&D Beyond is a different thing altogether. What an odd thing to say.
    1. Morrus's Avatar
      Morrus -
      Quote Originally Posted by ddaley View Post
      Why is it an odd thing to say? Quite a few people use FG at the table... which is what I do. I find D&D Beyond more useful. It is much easier to navigate and easier to open items in tabs for reference during the session.

      I have spent quite a bit on FG, but have only used it once for a remote session.
      Its an entirely different product. Like an SUV and a ice cream are.
    1. ddaley's Avatar
      ddaley -
      It's not uncommon to use FG as a reference tool for running games at the table. All I am saying is that, as a reference tool, D&D Beyond is much more useful. As a virtual tabletop, FG obviously wins hands down... part of the reason I own/pay for both. My comment was that Paizo needs to develop something comparable to D&D Beyond for use at the table.

      Quote Originally Posted by Morrus View Post
      Its an entirely different product. Like an SUV and a ice cream are.
    1. Myrdin Potter's Avatar
      Myrdin Potter -
      As a pure reference tool, just looking up rules and such, DnD Beyond is easier to use. If that is all you are doing, then I agree that FG is overkill. Many people were using it as an online reference source in the past when there were no other choices.

      However, for tracking combat and projecting maps and being a reference all at the same time, FG is much better that DnD Beyond. And for actually running the games remotely, FG is the only choice between the two of them because it is a VTT and DnD Beyond is not. As a reference, many DM's would be quite happy with a PDF, DnD Beyond is still more than what is needed to quickly look up a rule without searching through a paper book. Since that is not an option, others must be used.

      That has little to do with the new ruleset for Starfinder. Paizo publishes and sells PDF. FG is now the most advanced VTT to run Starfinder on plus you get credit for PDF purchases from Paizo.
    1. ddaley's Avatar
      ddaley -
      Quote Originally Posted by Myrdin Potter View Post
      DnD Beyond is still more than what is needed to quickly look up a rule without searching through a paper book.
      I don't get this comment. Have you used D&D Beyond? Navigating rules, spells, classes, feats, etc is quite easy in D&D Beyond. Beyond that, you can easily navigate the contents of all of the official content that is available on D&D Beyond. Try bookmarking, or having open for reference, content from multiple sources... Monster Manual (multiple creatures), rules from the PHB, content from Volos and Xanathars and your adventure... all at once. This is quite easy in D&D Beyond. It is quite cumbersome in FG or PDFs (is that content even available in PDF)?

      The biggest drawback to D&D Beyond for me is that it only has content from WoTC. Hopefully they open it up to 3rd party content at some point.

      Even if I have FG open for running an adventure, I still have D&D Beyond open for quick reference.
    1. Myrdin Potter's Avatar
      Myrdin Potter -
      Yes, I have DnDBeyond and I own all the materials. Since there are no PDF available, it is the best way to find a rule, but I play online using FG and it works well enough. All of the NPCs are fully populated and the character sheets have all the links to the materials. I almost always am just looking up conditions. I never have DNDBeyond opened up because I just stay in FG and use it. I do use DNDBeyond when I am doing development work.
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