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Heroes for Hire is a science fiction/fantasy game using the new Starfinder RPG rules from Paizo Publishing. Set in a slightly modified version of the core games published setting it is a sci-fi/fantasy romp across the galaxy full of action, adventure, romance, humor and maybe some dancing.

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Heroes for Hire is a science fiction/fantasy game using the new Starfinder RPG rules from Paizo Publishing. Set in a slightly modified version of the core games published setting it is a sci-fi/fantasy romp across the galaxy full of action, adventure, romance, humor and maybe some dancing.

Inspired by space movies like Guardians of the Galaxy, Ice Pirates, Battle beyond the Stars and a plethora of grade b space movies from the 1980's (most available on you tube) it follows a band of down on their luck crew of a crazy starship trying to make a living without selling out to the Galactic Man or falling victim to the numerous intergalactic crime lords and their nefarious schemes all while desperately trying not to become the next meal of the hordes of the insect like Swarm bent on devouring the galaxy.

This game will have lot's of action, lasers, nukes, magic, more lasers, rock and roll, zombies, androids, huge space battles, even more lasers this time with different colors, pissed off space gods, pizza, sexy space witches, horrible alien bugs to kill by the score...did I mention the lasers...

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  2. Gorunta let out a slight huff, but little more. He supposed the AbadarCorp priest felt the need for a bit more vetting, but at least the ship issue was off the table. "Fine. So be honest now. What is it you want us to do?" Unspoken was the hint of how lying might very well lead to head-up-ass action.
  3. Herschwin sits back his face blank as he levels a stare at Jexa, the kind that professional gamblers wear in the highest stake game. Then he grins and raises his hands and quietly applauds. "Bravo, Jexa Brae, bravo. I knew you were the group for all of this. You are correct the lease was never in question. In fact The prince had notified us of his intentions to transfer the ship even before the outstanding service you did for him and offered to pay off the lease before giving you the ship outright. I am an animal lover myself so your deed was especially moving for me. Very well done." He beams at all of the Heroes in turn. " Therefore AbadarCorp Has voided the original Lease," the first intern lays a flimsy on the table, "and with our lords blessing we are gifting you with the Solanya no strings attached," the second intern lays a new title flimsy with all of the names of the Heroes listed. "I am sorry for the slight deception but it was incumbent to make sure that you were as focused and capable of seeing the fine details and putting two and two together to come up with four so to speak. I hope my litle play acting hasn't offend. But the mission we wish to hire you for is very very sensitive and.... well... irregular."
  4. < Okay. Time to check this fool and level the playing field. > Jexa thought to her companions as she waved the flimsy, getting Herschwin's attention. "I have an idea. How about let's all enter this negotiation is good faith and a level playing field? I am sure you 'suit & contract' types like to enter into a negotiation with at least a figurative gun the other party's head, but nobody, especially us, likes to talk with a gun pointed at them. So I will do you a favor and make my compatriots more amendable to negotiating with you and save you the embarrassment and loss of face by having your ass kicked in court by our little rag-tag group." she said to Herschwin. Jexa glanced back at the flimsy she had been perusing while the other talked and then back to Herschwin once more. "You see, if you want to really get down to it, " Jexa said as she leads forward, raising up a hand and holding it beside her mouth to shield in a mock whispers, "...and I am sure you do, " she said before dropping her hand and relaxing back into her chair, "...then I'll point out that the prince didn't transfer shit. He's loaned us used of the ship, as you can see by it still being in possession of and piloted by the pilot of record, little miss Sunshine here." she pointed out, holding her drink toward the ysoki and nodding to her before downing her shot. She grimaced for a moment as it went down and slammed her shot glass back down on the table. " You see, there isn't anything about loaning the ship out, which could be construed to be covered under the fair use section of the contract, which in turn means that it could be argued that the lease wasn't violated by the prince at al,l and is, in fact, still in effect since according to the contract there are still two years left on the contract." Jexa said with an obviously face smile. < So suck it, you Abadar prick. > she thought to her companions. "Now,, that might be a 'technicality' or whatever, but it's that kind of shit that gets off lawyers and judges and stuff even better than a nude spread of Evana would." Jexa said, miming a masturbatory gesture with the curled up flemsy at first before pointing to Evana with the flimsy. "Not that you ever would do such." she added to Evana with a grin and a wink, before bringing her attention back to Herschwin. "So how about you approach us like the fine, upstanding professionals we are, level playing field and all, and have this negotiation in good faith? You can toss in the title of the ship as part of the payment, but you're not going to hold it, or anything, over our heads or try and force us to do shit." Jexa then nodded to Herschwin, adding, "And you're welcome."
  5. Herschwin frowned Echo, "You mean this title?" He raised his hand palm up and the other intern placed a flimsy in it, Herschwin set it on the table. "The Prince never had Title what he had was alease agreement which he passed on to you. However said lease was not transferable. He gave a short sigh. "And not to belittle your value, crews are not in short supply." He reaches back out and slides the new flimsy all the way across the table top to Echo. "AbadarCorp is the Church of Law, if we make a contract you can be assured it is proper, legal, and ironclad. Now about other compensation, that is something we will have to negotiate after your agreement and the signing of NDAs. The specific mission is of a ... sensitive nature that requires secrecy and well non disclosure to those who are not associates."
  6. "You know, Abadar doesn't really own the ship," Echo said. She wasn't actually sure of this, but had a feeling about it. "You own the debt. You could call it in, repossess the ship, but that's a whole separate process with its own legal proceedings...and once you start it'd be hard to stop which means you'd get what you don't want. A ship with no crew and no...whatever you want this mission for." She worked a crick out of her neck, then nodded. "So I think we can do business, but lets not overstate your position here. As holders of title, we have certain rights that you have to recognize."
  7. Jordayn's return smile was that of a whore who knew the authority was trying to fuck him - not in a sexual way, or at least not only that - and was playing along to see just how bad. "I'm sure something can be arranged with such a generous offer as that," Jordayn said wryly. "With an amendment or two. A specified duration or definite end to the mission rather than one so... nebulous. I'm sure you wouldn't want to inadvertently consign us to indentured servitude for an indefinite amount of time. And two, at least some details of this specific Mission to be named later." The handsome priest shrugged with feigned apology. "After all, we might find that the ship and the additional compensation that may or may not accompany it isn't worth the danger we're contracted to throw ourselves in." Left unsaid was that Jordayn, for his part, wasn't sure about aiding AbadarCorp's expansion. It was as all encompassing and voracious as any of the Outer Gods' cults, if not as out and out destructive and evil.
  8. Herschwine pursed his lips as he regarded the hulking Vesk . "Indeed we are prepared to release the title to the Solanya if you sign a contract with AbadarCorp for the Duration of a specified Mission to be named later. The ship will be in addition to any other compensation required by the missions parameters." His smile was like that of a vicious ocean predator.
  9. "Translation, you'll drop any claims to our ship if we do a bodyguarding job for you." Gorunta said. "AND payment, I trust?" They did need money, and if Mr. Herschwin was stupid enough to try and press this without credits... well, he'd never actually shoved a head up an ass before - the vesk thought he could pull it off.
  10. Herschwin raised an eyebrow at the diminutive star pilots claim. "Alright then. AbadarCorp is in the business of expanding, both secular and Holy, With the opening of the galaxy by the gift of the drift engine a host of new worlds were discovered many which can use our services and guidance And so we send out missionary's whose purpose is to establish banking and legal embassies as well as to spread the word of Law. As there are many such missionaries resources can become tin. We often hire outside functionaries to safeguard and help establish our representative while the ... details are being worked out. AbadarCorp would like to rectify our little problem concerning the Solanya with just such a mission."
  11. At being called a AbadarCorp associate, Sunshine made a point to slurp her drink loudly, as an act of minor rebellion. Then she put it aside, and sighed. "I keep telling you people, it was an entirely accidental desecration. I take religion seriously but surely there's gotta be a point where it's belaboring a penance." She pulled a small shrinkwrapped package of yipi stix out of her mouth, unwrapped them, then stuck them back in. Off everyone's stares, she grunted. "Well, I'm not gonna eat them with the wrapper on, now am I?" She bit the snack sticks in half, and swallowed them in one bite - those who knew her well knew that she ate that quickly when she was nervous or upset. "Yeah, what Evana said, are you going to tell us exactly what you want out of the crew and technically-my-ship?"
  12. "It's probably best if you get on with your sales pitch, sweetie. You're currently one poncy, passive-aggressive insult away from me asking this man," she patted Gorunta on the shoulder. "To remove Yottle's smarmy head from her own ass and shove it up yours instead." She downed another shot. Normally the diplomatic core of the group, they could all tell that tonight, Evie was apparently in rare form... and already half drunk. "So, what is it you need from us? And someone please make a note that if that document is binding, then we have a prince to find and put the boots to." Her lip curled into a devious smirk as she downed another shot. "I've just the pair too." As she reached to pour herself another one, Gorunta slid the bottle away from her. "Let's hear what the man has to say. Then we can decide whose head is going where, hm?" The ice haired diva sighed, disappointed. "Fine. Mister Herschwin, how can we help you?"
  13. Herschwin gave an appraising glance at Jordayn before returning his attention to the ladies with the flimsy. "Your Jordayn the priest of Arshea, aren't you? Not the sort of company one of your ilk would be expected to enjoy." He said almost as an after thought before allowing his gaze to travel once more around the table lingering on the women and settling on Gorunta. "But I can see the possibilities you might envision as well. As I said I am here about the ship and business. It has not escaped our attention that your little cadre here has advertised through various back channels that you and 'your ship' are for hire. Let us put aside the ownership of the vessel for a moment and discuss the possibility of AbadarCorp...engaging your services."
  14. Jordayn's satisfied grin faded as the Abadari Executor made himself known and revealed the status of the Solenya. He gave the flimsy spread out on the table a casual glance, but left the ladies to huddle over it. Being a priest himself, if of a considerably less extensive faith, he was well acquainted with the Church of Abadar, even his clergy were more corporate executives than clerics. Jordayn was sure the legalese of the document stated just was Hershwin claimed, with enough florid pontification to shame the most blowhard of preachers, though there might be an clause they could exploit. The arch-executives dressed damned well, though, Jordayn had to admit, straightening his crimson stole. "I'm not so sure about our luck," Jordayn replied dryly, arching a brow at the executor. "Sunshine's previous association with AbadarCorp aside," he commented, cocking his head questioningly at the ysoki, "we had thought ourselves owners free and clear of the Solenya. If the document is as you claim - and if we don't decide to contest it on the basis that your contract was with the Prince and not us, we acquired the Solenya in good faith - perhaps you'd deign to tell us why you haven't initiated repossession proceedings already? You have another offer for us, I presume?"
  15. Jexa leans over, perusing the document over Echo's shoulder. She was no lawyer, but she knew her fair share about the law and contacts especially from her time on both sides of the law.
  16. Echo, face somehow managing to be both stoic and supremely unimpressed, held a hand out. "Lemme see that." When the Executor placed the electronic paper in that hand, she took a moment to read it over; her eyes tracking rapidly across the page as her finger flicked across the bottom to turn it, over and over. (OOC - Not sure if Culture is the appropriate skill, but it seemed reasonably well suited...)
  17. One of the interns standing behind Herschwin leaned forward and said with a quiet voice, "Pleas address his Excellency as either Executor Herschwin or Your Excellency..." Herschwin held up a hand instantly stopping the intern in mid sentence."Quite alright Yottle, Mister is fine, after all this is a secular matter not one of the spirit. To answer your question Evana, I am here about both." He held out his rigth hand and the other intern placed a flimsy in it which he then laid on the table, flicked it's corners causing it to grow in size until it filled most of the empty space . He then flipped it so that the Heroes could read it. "This is the then prince's lease agreement for the Solanya. As you can see in section 3 part 3 subsection 4 A, 4B, and 4Bii, while the then prince had an option to purchase once the lease was over he did not in fact have the legal power to transfer said lease and his so doing nullified the lease contract. So actually the ship is the property of AbadarCorp. But you are in luck. You and your associates are not in actually violation of the Law since Sunshine," he gestures toward the small Ysoki sucking her drink through a straw, "Is the registered pilot of the vessel and is still working her penance and thus technically an AbadarCorp associate."
  18. "Theres honestly only two things to discuss, Mr. Herschwin, one: she's ours and two: we're for hire if you need a ship and a crew." Evana's tude was cranked to eleven after doing an empty venue she was 'promised' would be packed. She downed a shot and shook it off. "So, which of those interests you?"
  19. Nina

    OOC: Starfinder Episode XP

    I forgot to include the eybot in gth eloot but it did follow you back to your ship like a puppy so here it is if y'all want it EyeBot This metallic sphere is held aloft by four spindly, insect-like legs, and sports a single eye of red glass. Walking Eye CR 1 XP 400 N Tiny construct (technological) Init +2; Senses darkvision 120 ft., low-light vision; Perception +10 DEFENSE HP 12 EAC 11; KAC 12 Fort –1; Ref –1; Will +2 Defensive Abilities force field; Immunities construct immunities Weaknesses vulnerable to critical hits, vulnerable to electricity OFFENSE Speed 40 ft., climb 20 ft. Ranged integrated laser +6 (1d6 F) STATISTICS Str +0; Dex +2; Con —; Int +2; Wis +4; Cha +1 Skills Athletics +10, Stealth +10 Languages Common (can’t speak any language) Other Abilities sure-footed, surveillance ECOLOGY Environment any Organization solitary or security net (3–12) SPECIAL ABILITIES Force Field (Ex) A field of shimmering energy surrounds a walking eye, equivalent to the purple force field armor upgrade. Damage dealt to the robot is applied to the force field first. The force field has 5 temporary Hit Points and fast healing 2. Sure-Footed (Ex) A walking eye’s limbs were designed to keep it mobile in a variety of terrains. A walking eye’s movement is unhampered when in difficult terrain, though it still cannot run or charge in such terrain. Surveillance (Ex) A walking eye can record whatever it can detect with its senses, recording up to 8 hours of images and sounds before filling its data banks. These recordings can be played back on command, the walking eye projecting a three-dimensional image of the data, including recorded audio. The recording can skip forward or back as desired by whoever commands the walking eye. Walking eyes were built as mobile spies and scouts. They are programmed to observe as unobtrusively as possible, fleeing from danger and attacking only in self-defense. The storage in a destroyed or helpless walking eye can be hacked to access or modify its surveillance data. The default walking eye contains a tier 1 computer with the wipe countermeasure, but some owners purchase further upgrades. (Eyebot has a T2 computer) A freshly initialized walking eye from a trusted source usually costs 4,000 credits. However, due to potential security issues and the difficulty in reinitializing the robot with a new owner, aftermarket models are generally worth less than their parts. Up to 400 credits worth of parts can be extracted from a walking eye with 10 minutes and a DC 20 Engineering check.
  20. The Great Hamisfore Theatorium, renowned throughout the Pact Worlds, the premiere venue for performers of all sorts on Starhome Station. It has hosted everything from zero-g dance troupes and laser-lit euphonics raves to the screaming theritars of the latest eyebite rock, while its stadium form fills with cheers for the local brutaris team, the Starhome Stellers, or for the best warriors in carefully regulated gladiatorial exhibitions and private security talent searches. Tonight Evana, performed, dressed in her sexiest outfit pulling out her greatest hits, giving it her all for the three other gentle-beings, her bodyguard, the bartender, and the single waitress in the Club Sinistre, locate across the street and two blocks downspin of the Theatorium which was currently hosting an Interplanetary Slingbadroon Tournament. As the song ended and Evana held the note to the bitter end like the professional she was, she stared out across the empty club wondering how the frglaking clerb did she end up here. The Heroes had been back on Starhome for a quarter orbit and what few jobs they had gotten had barley kept the ships fees from consuming them so much so that the crew had taken several singular side jobs befitting their individual talents. Eavana and Gorunta returned to the club scene but the competition was killer. Yseult had returned to her home world. Jexa had opened a shop doing mage work and selling technomagic trinkets. Echo and Sunshine both went to work for companies on the station, Echo as a mechanic and Sunshine as a system taxi driver. Jordayn had taken a set of inexpensive rooms that he used for...whatever it was he did. And none of them were getting rich. So a meeting had been called to discuss their future a meeting about to take place. The set ended and Evana checked the time and sure as the sun could be seen outside the dome into the club walked Echo and Sunshine. They saw Gorunta nd made their way to him where he showed them to a table. By that time Jordayn had come in as well a blissful look on his face. His friends waved him over. Evana ducked back to her changing room and freshened up before joining her associates. By the time she had come to the table where they were seated Jexa had also arrived. Some greetings and pleasantries were exchanged, drinks and appetizers ordered and everyone was seated. The drinks arrived and sips were taken then Jordayn set his glass down and faced the beautiful songstress. “Alright Evana, why are we all here do you have a job for us?” Everyone leans in closer while Evana's eyes widen then narrow.”Why are you asking me? I didn't call you guys. I thought you did.” She said looking at Sunshine. Sunshine's head popped up and she furtive chewed and swallowed the mouthful of appetizer she had just scarfed down. She shook her head, “No I didn't call anyone I thought Jexa did?” “Me? No it wasn't me I got a call from Jordayn, he said Echo had called him.” Jordayn nodded “Well yeah I called Jordayn after I got the text from Gorunta” Echo slapped a hand on the Vesk's, who she was sitting beside, shoulder. Gorunta slid his eyes sideways at the touch and simply raised his huge taloned finger pointing it at Evana “Evana closed her eyes then opened them while sighing with exasperation “Yes I told you but only after I...” “Pardon me,” a tall middle aged man, well dressed in a custom suit of the most popular cut of the day with an small pin of the Abadar Symbol in his lapel, said. “It was I who called this meeting. My name is Herschwin, and I am an Executar of Abadar. I've come to discuss some...business we have with all of you.” His approach had gone unnoticed and now they could see that he was accompanied by two other beings dressed as Abadar Interns. “If you don't mind” he said while sitting down “Its about the Starship Solanya.”
  21. Evana

    OOC: Starfinder Discussion

    Aside from the cash, none of what was discovered is particularly interesting to Eve. The cash, nor the XP are going to affect any of Evvie's playability, so I'll get that updated as soon as I can. That said, if you wanted to begin the next Episode, Evvie's lack of being updated won't affect anything. I'll get to the update when I'm able. Been hella busy.
  22. Jexa Brae

    OOC: Starfinder Discussion

    Updated. Pasting into the sig now.
  23. Jordayn

    OOC: Starfinder Discussion

    Updated Jordayn's sheet in the signature. I'll get around to editing the sheet in the profile thread later.
  24. Sunshine

    OOC: Starfinder Discussion

    Update's done and is in the sig!
  25. STARFINDER GM

    OOC: Starfinder Discussion

    yes you may use armory i included a couple of items from there in the loot already
  26. Evana

    OOC: Starfinder Discussion

    I've not done any updates yet, but I'll get to work and get back when it's completed. Also, Armory is out, are we permitted to to use, purchase and make items from that book?
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