Since Pathfinder 2e came out folks have asked hesitantly about when Starfinder 2e is coming out and they are assured it won’t be as anytime soon. However what if you want some 3 action economy degree of success system peanut butter in your science fiction chocolate?
As a third party publisher with no physical inventory I can give that to you, a Starfinder Unchained if you will.
So lets start at skills, both systems have the following skills in common:
Acrobatics, Athletics, Bluff/Deception, Culture/Society, Diplomacy, Intimidate, Knowledge/Lore, Medicine, Sleight of Hand/Thievery, Stealth, Survival
We can start converting over the skill descriptions and degree of success. Computers, Engineering as and Piloting will need new write ups altogether.
Our first decision, are you moving the proficiency system over, or just degree of success and action economy. It’s possible to use the degree of success and still use Starfinder style skill points instead of proficiencies you would just substitute Unchained style skill unlocks for any proficiency requirement in skill checks. So let’s say we write a sidebar for that and move on.
People who want access to the whole proficiency system for skills, saves, to hit and armor class should have that if they want it.
We’re going to have to rewrite actions a little to accommodate the 3 actions versions while dropping things like Material, Somatic and Verbal components that Starfinder doesn’t have.
We’re going to have to rewrite feats that affect degree of success skills like reducing critical failures to regular failures and so on.
Somebody would have to rewrite all the Starfinder classes so the class abilities work in the three action system and the proficiency system.
Somebody would have to rewrite all the Starfinder spells to have 1-3 action capabilities. Since many have Pathfinder 2e equivalents this shouldn’t be too hard.
Somebody would have to write knowledge check failures for the Alien Archives.
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