Posted by David Miller as RPGs
Just announced by Paizo is a new science-fantasy roleplaying game, Starfinder. Unfortunately, it won’t be until Gen Con 2017 that the core rulebook will be available but after that there will be monthly adventure path releases containing rules, setting information, and monsters in addition to the adventure.
Paizo described Starfinder as “based on the Pathfinder universe and rules, but complete and standalone… backward compatible, so you can still use all those Pathfinder RPG bestiaries, but will feature all sorts of new classes, races, equipment, and other elements uniquely suited to our far-future setting.” The setting is Golarion transported to space with faster-than-light travel alongside magic, laser-rifles and zero-edge swords, an AI deity and the centrally important Absalom space station.
Paizo noted in its announcement that “the size and scope of the new game make a full public playtest infeasible.”