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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...

  1. What's new in this game
  2. STARFINDER GM

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    round two solanya was missed by all shots fired at her range is still 25 1 fighter was destroyed the cruiser is now visible and at 30 range
  3. Herschwin stormed onto the bridge of his cruiser and strode to where the captain stood watching his crew perform their duties “Why are we not moving captain?” he asked Captain Peel was not altogether thrilled with being placed under this Executor's command but knew better than to show it. “Your pardon Executor, it takes time to undock and get a ship of this size moving. But no worry I have sent fighters to slow them. As long as they are fleeing the fighters they won't be able to submerge into drift space. They won't get away sir.” As if to accentuate the captains words the hulking cruiser finished it's undocking sequence and slowly began to move away from the station. Echo had a wide grin as she burst into Engineering and began adjusting controls. With unearthly precision and speed, she bounced from one console to another, in what could almost have been a dance, if there'd been someone else there. Her drone, Goomba, rolled over to the engine stack and curled its legs to make itself as small as possible, to ensure it wouldn't get underfoot. "Chase scene, eh?" the android said over the intercoms. "What THIS needs is a little more POWER!" With three fingers she shoved the virtual sliders controlling the Solenya's reactor output upwards...ignoring the warnings from the safety protocols she'd just systematically disabled. The sliders went from bright green to a flashing yellow. "Lets see if you can run a race, champ." Evie's Captain's Chair spun about as those on the bridge were avidly tending to their duties, and immediate survival. She still hadn't gotten a shower and was still in her outfit she'd worn for the set... needless to say, she was still not happy. She peered at the holoscreens floating all around her, detailing their pursuers. "Oh, I've bloody well had enough of this. Opening the comms." She pressed a few buttons on the arm of her chair. "Vessels that are in pursuit, you know damn well who this is. Let's cut to the facts, shall we? Your boss made a bad move: he annoyed us. He sent his goons after us and look where they are: dead, with their face in the lap of some well hung devil by now. At the moment, ladies and gentlemen, we're currently annoyed. We were enjoying some drinks, winding down, enjoying an evening. Then you pricks came along and buggered it all up for us." Her face blipped up within each of the cock pits of the pursuing craft. Her eyes were narrowed in an expression of pure malice despite the calm and simple manner with which her sensual lips explained the situation. "We're past games. We're done screwing around. There will be no quarter if you press on. You've seen what we do at annoyed, piss us off and see what we're capable of." Their screens went blank as the beauty blinked out. She killed the comms. "Just like we practiced, people." Her eyes darted about the screens trying to take it all in. "Sunshine, get us out of here. Gorunta, obliterate every son of a bitch that tries to scratch our paint, no warning shots, no disabling. Obliterate. Please piss us off you bastards. I fucking need this right now." She leaned back in her chair, crossing her right leg over her left knee. With the threat of imminent death looming over them, Evanna always knew just how to handle it: with absolute, self-centered nonchalance. "So, drinks are a bust, do you guys wanna, maybe do a movie night or something? After I shower, of course. Gods am I feeling icky... I think it's Sunshine's pick." Sunshine twisted the sticks around, re-configuring the ship into short-range attack mode. Xrays on the sensor holosphere lit up, and her pilot instincts kicked in. Not analyzing flight paths so much as feeling them, with an instinct that went beyond rational thought. She was good at sneaking, good at shooting, but Sunshine was born to be a pilot. The Solanya Spun and cavorted in space as thrusters fired and she realigned herself to take advantage of the pursuing crafts surprise and confusion. This was supposed to be a simple freighter not a warship and these crazies were setting up to fight! “Go to evasion Pattern delta 3, but continue pursuit” commanded the Lead fighter. Avid traveler that he was, Jordayn was woefully inadequate at handling a starship. Still, with everything moving into action, he had made his way to the bridge for the simple expedient that was where most of the rest were. If he couldn't keep the ship running, he could keep the crew running through any bumps and scrapes and stray plasma fire. "Sunshine can pick anything she wants, as long as it is something different. I can't handle watching 'Do Ysoki Dream of Electric Cheese' one more time." "Okay big guy, I'll pick'em out and you light'em up." Jexa said over the comms to Gorunta in his gunner's chair. Swiftly her hands gliding across the console of her station, her fingertips tapping almost like she were playing some sorts of instrument as she accessed the sensors, specifically the targeting sub-routine and looked over the pursuing ships. "Okay. Who's gonna be our bitch?" she said, mostly to herself, as she looked them over and finally singled out a specific fighter, the leader of the flight of Abadarian fighters. On Gorunta's display one of the fighters was suddenly highlighted with all manner of speed and heading data displayed next to it, allowing the computer to assist in building in lead and other targeting functions. "Light'em up." she said said with a satisfied grin. Alarms in the lead fighters cockpit went off, he was target locked! “Freighter my ass.” mumbled the pilot as he began his on evasive manuvers to try and break the lock... Gorunta had not served directly in the navy when he'd been a proud soldier of the Veskarium. A soldier, a fighter. So it was true that he did not have particular ship experience. But a gun was a gun, whether it was a pistol, or a ship-mounted particle beam. Aim and shoot. Admittedly, adjusting for fighters was different than people - but Jexa had conveniently provided targeting information to make up for it. "Thanks, and boom." Particle beams lashed out from the turret the fighter weaved and bobbed but one of the beams connected and the small dart shaped craft vanished in a blaze of actinic light. The other fighters bore on and opened fire as the range closed. Aboard the cruiser which was just moving out of the shadow of the huge station the Executor and the Captain watched the lead fighter explode. “It does not appear that they are fleeing Captain.” Sunshine, Evie, and Jexa all saw the bulk of the cruiser pulling away from the station at the same time. Jordayn would have seen it too but his attention was drawn to the Felinoid, Clevus who slipped into the control room at the same time despite being told to remain in the lounge.
  4. Jordayn

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    No Phase/Any Phase (Jordayn has no skills applicable to ship combat, save for some uses of Diplomacy, but a ship can only have one Captain and Evana looks better in the Captain's chair) Fluff Avid traveler that he was, Jordayn was woefully inadequate at handling a starship. Still, with everything moving into action, he made his to the bridge for the simple expedient that was where most of the rest were. If he couldn't keep the ship running, he could keep the crew running through any bumps and scrapes and stray plasma fire. "Sunshine can pick anything they want, as long as it is something different. I can't handle watching 'Do Ysoki Dream of Electric Cheese' one more time."
  5. Echo

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    Engineering Phase Action: Divert Power - Engines Skill Result: 35 vs TN 22 (10 + 2x ship tier) Divert Power - Engines: 1D20+16 = [19]+16 = 35 Fluff Echo had a wide grin as she burst into Engineering and began adjusting controls. With unearthly precision and speed, she bounced from one console to another, in what could almost have been a dance, if there'd been someone else there. Her drone, Goomba, rolled over to the engine stack and curled its legs to make itself as small as possible, to ensure it wouldn't get underfoot. "Chase scene, eh?" the android said over the intercoms. "What THIS needs is a little more POWER!" With three fingers she shoved the virtual sliders controlling the Solenya's reactor output upwards...ignoring the warnings from the safety protocols she'd just systematically disabled. The sliders went from bright green to a flashing yellow. "Lets see if you can run a race, champ." (Solenya has Speed 12 this round!)
  6. Evana

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    Helm Phase Captain's Action: Taunt Skill Result: Intimidate - Roll (1d20)+18: 17,+18 Total: 35 Fluff: Evie's Captain's Chair spun about as those on the bridge were avidly tending to their duties, and immediate survival. She still hadn't gotten a shower and was still in her outfit she'd worn for the set... needless to say, she was still not happy. She peered at the holoscreens floating all around her, detailing their pursuers. "Oh, I've bloody well had enough of this. Opening the comms." She pressed a few buttons on the arm of her chair. "Vessels that are in pursuit, you know damn well who this is. Let's cut to the facts, shall we? Your boss made a bad move: he annoyed us. He sent his goons after us and look where they are: dead, with their face in the lap of some well hung devil by now. At the moment, ladies and gentlemen, we're currently annoyed. We were enjoying some drinks, winding down, enjoying an evening. Then you pricks came along and buggered it all up for us." Her face blipped up within each of the cock pits of the pursuing craft. Her eyes were narrowed in an expression of pure malice despite the calm and simple manner with which her sensual lips explained the situation. "We're past games. We're done screwing around. There will be no quarter if you press on. You've seen what we do at annoyed, piss us off and see what we're capable of." Their screens went blank as the beauty blinked out. She killed the comms. "Just like we practiced, people." Her eyes darted about the screens trying to take it all in. "Sunshine, get us out of here. Gorunta, obliterate every son of a bitch that tries to scratch our paint, no warning shots, no disabling. Obliterate. Please piss us off you bastards. I fucking need this right now." She leaned back in her chair, crossing her right leg over her left knee. With the threat of imminent death looming over them, Evanna always knew just how to handle it: with absolute, self-centered nonchalance. "So, drinks are a bust, do you guys wanna, maybe do a movie night or something? After I shower, of course. Gods am I feeling icky... I think it's Sunshine's pick."
  7. Nina

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    please in future combat posts DO NOT use spoilers.... just separate you mechanics from your fluff with spaces thank you
  8. Jexa Brae

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    Helm Phase Action: Attempting "Lock On" Action. Result: 34 vs DC 27 (or higher if they have defensive countermeasures) = Probable success! NOTE: The ship grants +2 to any two combat rolls per round, so if Gorunta uses one of those, combined with the targeting lock (if successful), it would make Gorunta's shot of 12 into a 16 and therefore a successful hit! Crunch Fluff "Okay big guy, I'll pick'em out and you light'em up." she said over the comms to Gorunta in his gunner's chair. Swiftly her hands gliding across the console of her station, her fingertips tapping almost like she were playing some sorts of instrument as she accessed the sensors, specifically the targeting sub-routine and looked over the pursuing ships. "Okay. Who's gonna be our bitch?" she said, mostly to herself, as she looked them over and finally singled out a specific fighter, the leader of the flight for Abadarian fighters. On Gorunta's display one of the fighters was suddenly highlighted with all manner of speed and heading data displayed next to it, allowing the computer to assist in building in lead and other targeting functions. "Light'em up." she said said with a satisfied grin.
  9. STARFINDER GM

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    you are correct noir. you don't need to post here in order as i will put everything in the right order when i compile the round for the main thread post making any adjustments needed here are the instructions again with a little editing Ok since this is our first ship combat we are going to do things a bit differently than regular combat The three phases of ship combat are ENGINEERING HELM GUNNERY Only certain roles can act in certain phases. you know what roles you are occupying so what I want you to do is write your actions and make your rolls here in this thread. Start each post with which Phase you are acting in, post the action then the rolls and include any relevant fluff you wish to be added into the actual rounds post. please do not use spoilers for these posts. once everyone has posted I will put it all together and post one single combined post with my relevant parts included. then we will rinse and repeat. note there will probably be some RP posts between combat turns
  10. Jexa Brae

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    Are we going in order? Because I believe that Jexa getting a lock in the Helm phase would help others in the gunnery phase.
  11. Gorunta Hemok

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    GUNNERY PHASE Action: Firing Gorunta had not served directly in the navy when he'd been a proud soldier of the Veskarium. A soldier, a fighter. So it was true that he did not have particular ship experience. But a gun was a gun, whether it was a pistol, or a ship-mounted particle beam. Aim and shoot. Admittedly, adjusting for fighters was different than people - but Jexa had conveniently provided targeting information to make up for it. "Thanks, and boom."
  12. Sunshine

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    Sunshine twisted the sticks around, reconfiguring the ship into short-range attack mode. Xrays on the sensor holosphere lit up, and her pilot instincts kicked in. Not analyzing flight paths so much as feeling them, with an instinct that went beyond rational thought. She was good at sneaking, good at shooting, but Sunshine was born to be a pilot.
  13. STARFINDER GM

    OOC: HfH Combat Thread

    Ok since this is our first ship combat we are going to do things a bit differently than regular combat The three phases of ship combat are ENGINEERING HELM GUNNERY Only certain roles can act in certain phases. you know what roles you are occupying so what I want you to do is write your actions and make your rolls here in this thread. Start each post which what Phase you act in and include any relevant fluff you wish to be added into the actual rounds post. once everyone has posted I will put it all together and post one single combined post with my relevant parts included. then we will rinse and repeat. note there will probably be some RP posts between combat turns There are six fighters Speed 12 Ac 15 TL 14 HP 20 CP4 Shields 10- F3/S2/P2/A3 Range at the beginning of combat is 25 hexes (a range increment is 5 hexes for modifier purposes) To determine your Gunnery Check Gunnery Check = 1d20 + the gunner’s base attack bonus or the gunner’s ranks in the Piloting skill (do not add the class bonus) + the gunner’s Dexterity modifier + bonuses from computer systems + bonuses from the captain and science officers + range penalty
  14. "You know?" Evana fumed. "At this point, I'm ready to just rob everyone. To the Hells with it." The ice haired devotee of chaos threw hands out wide shrugging to all sides. Her start of a rant was broken by Sunshine cutting in and stealing her thunder with a declaration of fighters on their tail. "Oh, balls. Alright people, you know what to do!" She began racing for the bridge. "Clevus, stay here and don't touch anything!"
  15. "HAHAHA!" Clevus rolls with deep laughter then sets his elbows on the table his clawed hands joined together under his chin. "It isn't really but you have to admit I'm being more open and honest than that creep was. And unlike them I'm not proposing we rob the Ysoki at all. I could care less for the resource wealth of this planet. I'm after the ruins. More specifically whats in them. And you are going to help me get what I'm after. As for Gorunta here He is going to get us past that fleet, and then Sunshine is going to get us down on that planet." Sunshine's image flickers "Not if we don't get these fighters off our tails." The little Ysoki flips a switch and her image flickers and transforms into an image of the space station rapidly retreating in the distance but in the foreground are a half dozen small fighters each with the blazing symbol of Abadar displayed. "They will be in firing range in sixty second I suggest the battle stations we talked about!"
  16. Jordayn shook his head in disbelief. "The Abadarans are many things, but rarely stupid. Herschwin couldn't possibly believe you and Sunshine could intercede as emissaries, just on basis of your respective species. If that was the case, he could have surely found a members in the vast Abadaran Church to fulfill the roles." The handsome half-elf cocked his head to the side, brows furrowing in question. "Unless either of you have station or come from families with such among the Veskarium and the rather nomadic Ysoki?" His pale blue eyes cut to the black-furred and black-hearted felinoid mercenary. "And while you are quick to speak of Abadar thievery, how is your proposal any different, beyond lacking the thin veneer of legality?"
  17. "Is this hired from the Veskarium directly?" Gorunta asked. Clevus shrugged. "Don't know, doesn't matter." "It would, but." Gorunta started laughing heavily. Once he was finished, he answered the looks he was getting. "Herschwin's an idiot. He thinks just because I'm a vesk I can be a diplomat to other vesks? Does he think I'll punch them into agreement? Racist idiot."
  18. Clevus chuckled “One thing at a time and all in order, this one has to start at the beginning.” The feline looks around “Can I get a hot cup of Yomoleche here? Ok it started about a year ago, maybe two, the Starfinders have been out being busybodies trying to locate every possible star-system to exploit. Well they found one, or rather one of their small single-ship scouts did. A Ysoki by the name of Batter found a world named Cearista. Actually a moon of a gas giant in a binary system, this planet was pristine and it looked uninhabited and better yet his survey equipment showed a complete lack of large predators, nothing larger than a house cat.” He grinned that toothy grin again. “Batter didnt report the find, instead he started making contact with other Ysoki's and told them what he had found. As you know the Ysoki don't have a home-world, hell if you look close enough you will find that they arn't even all the same species. No offense Sunshine. Anyway it didn't take long for the rats to jump whatever ship they were on and find their way there to Cearista, the dream of a Ysoki home-world and all that. Within a few months a few became hundreds then thousands to now when there is a little more than one and a half million of the buggers running around. Of course they couldn't keep it secret so the choose a council and made a claim on the world here at Starhome, make it all legal and such. All was good The Ysoki were granted rights and legal ownership. No problems. Except that there wasn't a record of this world. Hmm. No worries we'll just send a ship out there to get a quick survey so we have something in our records. At least that's what the 'Authorities' said. They sent a big survey ship the kind that can do all sorts of sensor scans and mapping all the way down to the core of a planet. And boy did they find the Mother-load. You name it Cearista has it, radioactive s, heavy metals , mystical gems and elements and not in trace amounts either we are talking so much carbic, that this little new found Ysoki nation was going to be one of the richest in the known galaxy. Then it all went down hill. For the Ysoki that is. The survey ship turned up ruins in some of the remotest regions of the planet. Really old ruins. Not a big deal but that meant that at one time someone lived there and they had to make sure there was no record. And in the process of doing that they found that a starfinder ship was supposed to have surveyed that star. Needless to say they investigated and blah blah blah. They found out that Batter had falsified reports and that the claim of the Ysokis was now in question. Mainly because well can't let a lot of rats have so much riches now can they.” Clevus pauses to take a drink of his Yomoleche. “Mmm this is good.” “So where do I come into this,” Gorunta who was losing patience asked gruffly? Clevus holds his hand up to stave off any questions. “Getting to that. The Ysoki hadn't been sitting on their tails while the powers that be were getting ready to screw them over, not by a long shot. The rats didn't have chance to hold on to their world by them selves at the most they could field a few hundred small non military ships and all that would do is give anyone coming for their world something to practice shooting at. So they hired an army.” He raises his arm pointing at Gorunta hand outstretched palm up offering him to everyone else. “With a Vesk army on the ground and a fleet in orbit, no one was just going to swoop in and that's where you two came into the picture. The honorable Executor Herschwin was going to use the two of you as his respected emissaries to open doors so Abadar Corp could get it's foot in and then steal everything worthwhile from the rats. All legally of course”
  19. The cockpit's holo-emitter winked to life, and a monochromatic floating torso of Sunshine could be seen, her mouselike eyes darting between the others and the instruments. She wasn't snacking, for a change, her eyes on the stars. "Yeah, what's the deal? I know why they're on my tail but why Gor's?"
  20. "If he needed Sunshine, seems a little funny he let her off the hook so easy," Echo added to Gorunta's question. "This whole situation is smelling like the inside of the septic tank for Gorunta's cabin." "So what's your pitch, Clevus?"
  21. Gorunta had heard worse insults, but he looked mildly surprised by the idea he was an item of interest. Sunshine and her indenture thing, that he understood, but Gorunta figured that to the Abadarans and the galaxy at large, he seemed just another vesk mercenary. "Why me?"
  22. Everyone responded to Evana's orders including Clevus while Sunshine fired up the engines and prepped for launch Echo requested and received permission to leave the station. The android and the Ysoki exchanged looks at that. Out side the ship Gorunta and Jordayn along with Echo's drone waited but no one appeared guns brandishing or otherwise. And in short order the the ship was ready and everyone boarded as she blasted out of the station. In the Lounge/briefing room Clevus sat while Evana leaned against the wall everyone not involved with flying the ship came in and ringed the Feline all of the declining to take seats. Clevus looked around feeling a bit menaced. “Look you guys have the wrong Idea this isn't my fault. Unlike me that Abadarin wasn't coming to hire you because you all are some sort of stellar badasses, he was after you cause you have two things he needs... The lizard and the rat.” He shrugs “Me I was there for the same reason but I am offering you a hell of a lot more, full share in the treasure, and the secret about your little ship” The grin he gave them was disconcerting to say the least.
  23. Sunshine slid through the legs of the taller party members without stopping, diving through the airlock's doors and into the Solyana itself. She beelined for the pilot's chair, which still had its ergonomics set to the ysoki phenotype. She hopped in and started flipping switches, concentrating on her job and trusting the others to a) keep anti-starship weapons at bay with the ship's guns and b) get the engines and shields online.
  24. Weaponless for the battle, having still been in her attire for her set, Evie took cover, but prepared to wade into the melee if need be. It'd been awhile since she had a good bar brawl... then up came Gorunta with... a sword. Okay, fair enough, the enemies were shooting at them. It sort of tosses bar fight out the window at that point. "Oh, hohoho," She laughed an irritated laugh. "Clevus, love..." she dashed with everyone, keeping step as best she could. "You have so much to explain..." "He's right," Evie said. Not liking the situation, but not really in a place to argue at the moment. "Sunshine, get her ready. Jexa, Jordayn, get her ready for flight. Echo, Gorunta, we'll cover the escape. Clevus..." she glared at him. "Get your ass on the ship, we need to have a talk and I need you alive for it. Afterwards... is still on the table." "Evana, I..." he tried to explain. "Go." She pointed to the ship. "Gorunta, side arm." The large vesk tossed his side arm towards her and she pressed against the wall, weapon at the ready in case any were giving chase. "Echo, get your friend out here for cover fire, Gorunta, we'll draw fire and you give them that good ol' Vesk 'how do you do'." "Think they'll follow?" Echo asked. "It's possible, but we need time to get the Solania ready to go. If they do, we'll hold them here. Jexa should have the on board weapons ready in a few, once that happens, they might just leave on their own accord... given how barmy we are, they know we'll use them." Leaning against the wall, she had Gorunta's pistol in one hand and she was undoing the intricate buckled straps on her heels with her other. She fumed. "Ugh, why is it every time I'm in no position to run, we have to run? And why did I think 'oh I'm doing a set... I won't need my weapons...', I swear, we can't go one week without pissing off someone." Gorunta smiled, glaring at the p-way like a lone soldier waiting for his day to become perfect. "I know. Isn't it great?" "Just one of our many, many talents," Echo slid the breech closed on her pistol, it hummed to life as arc energy powered it up.
  25. To say the interns were surprised at the speed and accuracy, much less the ferocity, of the heroes response would not be amiss, if however, they hadn't of perished before the actions even registered. Gorunta had covered the distance in the blink of an eye his open handed slap knocking the male Intern into a daze. at almost the same instant a bubble of acid encompassed the female whose screams were cut off as acid filed her lungs. Then as Gorunta turn his attention back at the first he balled his fist and drew back to smash the intern into complete unconsciousness when a bright laser beam drilled a hole right between the young mans eyes and burned all the way thru. Clevus stood up "Right! We need to get out of here now! Follow me!" with that the large black furred feinoid darted back towards the backstage area. Obviously he knew a way out. "Cleaned up a mess. You should go tend to your friends, or whats left of them." said the Abadarian as he turned away. Jordayn stared for a second at the other priest then darted back toward the club. He stepped into chaos, the few patrons where still ducking for cover, and Jordayn found himself looking into the wide dead eyes of the male intern a hole neatly burned through his skull. a shout caught his attention. "Hurry this way come on!" Jordayn looked up from the grisly sight just in time to spy the backside of Gorunta disappearing backstage. "Not good." he muttered to no one and ran after his friends. After a mad dash through the passageways and back thoroughfares of the immense planetoid sized station Clevus led them straight back to their ship "We need to leave and fast."
  26. "Oh, buttercups - " Sunshine immediately ducked down low, pulling out her pistol and squeezing off a wild, unaimed shot at an intern. "Damn cats - "
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