Pathfinder’s sci-fi sibling Starfinder is getting a new playtest.
Fans will be given a chance to play evolutionist characters, and they’ll be a preview of an upcoming Starfinder game that Paizo hasn’t yet announced.
As an evolutionist, you’ll choose a path of transformation and gain related abilities as you grow in power: become a magnificent extraplanar being, evolve from mere mortal into machine, accept the powers and perils of undeath, or erupt with chimeric potential and vital energy. Whichever path you choose, you’ll have to balance your burgeoning prowess for metamorphosis with the dangerous risks sometimes posed by your talents.
Starfinder fans seem pleased with the idea of a transhuman-style class coming to the game. One, Nighthorror888 said,
I think my heart skipped a beat when I saw this. One of my favorite conversions for Starfinder is the Adaptive Shifter, and the Evolutionist sounds like a cross between the Shifter and Sorcerer. So much flavor, so many possibilities.
The new rules aren’t available yet, and the playtest forums still have old conversations at the top. We’ll have to wait until August 2nd for the Evolutionist to be available until September 24th to share feedback.
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