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The Pathfinder tabletop role-playing game has long captured the attention of its fans through the iconic heroes that filled its ranks, representing the fantasy world’s races and classes as visually memorable figures with their own elaborate backstories. Those same named characters went on to star in comics, audio dramas, and any number of appearances in the role-playing releases of Pathfinder. Fans can expect a similar approach for the latest effort. With the impending release of Starfinder later this year, publisher Paizo is finally ready to pull the curtain back on the full line-up of iconic characters for that new role-playing game, and Paizo was kind enough to share that first look with us.
I had the chance a few months back to speak to Starfinder creative director James Sutter as he outlined some of the goals and development processes that have gone into the creation of the new game. Starfinder catapults the fantasy universe of Pathfinder into its own distant future, where magic now lives side by side with space-faring ships and mysterious technology. In that article, Sutter shared a first look at one of the game’s characters, Iseph. Today, Sutter is ready to share the full line-up of characters that will define this new RPG.
The Paizo team plans to offer additional detail about all these characters over at the official blog over the course of the coming months in the lead-up to launch. But in the meantime, check out the full art image below, followed by each character’s name, race, and class. Click on the image for a larger version.
Descriptions (provided verbatim from creative director James Sutter) refer to the characters in the image, beginning on the left, and going clockwise:
Raia (lashunta technomancer): Lashuntas are a race of telepaths, and technomancers are the magical version of computer programmers, hacking the laws of physics.
Iseph (android operative): Androids are artificial people, and operatives use stealth and skill to get in and out of dangerous situations.
Obozaya (vesk soldier): Vesk are powerful reptilian aliens, and soldiers specialize in heavy weapons and armor.
Keskodai (shirren mystic): Shirrens are insectile people who recently broke free from a predatory hive mind, and mystics channel the universe’s mysterious energies, often through faith in a god.
Altronus (kasatha solarian): Kasathas are four-armed aliens from a desert world, and solarians shape the energy of stars and black holes into armor and weapons for themselves.
Navasi (human envoy): Humans are… well, humans, and envoys use wit and charm to bolster their allies and demoralize or befuddle enemies.
Quig (ysoki mechanic): Often called “ratfolk,” ysoki are a plucky and hotheaded race, and mechanics build their own custom drones or rely on an implanted AI to aid them in combat.
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