Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Starfinder, Amazon, & Alexa

It was revealed today that Amazon's Alexa will guide a group through playing the adventure contained within the Starfinder Beginner Box, including sound effects and background music.

I'm not a huge fan of Starfinder, but I have to say that is a genius move.

I know many people love watching people play RPG and that has certainly served our hobby pretty well, especially DnD. But this is a pretty major milestone, in my opinion. 

I'm surprised they didn't announce this for Pathfinder 2, but it doesn't have a Beginner Box yet.

Wizards of the Coast is still the 800 lb. gorilla in the room, but they just got upstage by Paizo.

This almost makes me want to run Starfinder, almost.


Brian I said...

I've run Starfinder a couple of times now, and it's a fun game of D&D in Space. Not my top game to run, but would run again, and would run a campaign, group willing.

The Alexa thing is brilliant.

Cross Planes said...

I have a slight interest in it, it's just that Starfinder, like Pathfinder 1 is crunchier than I want to run. I don't know if I'd enjoy playing it either. D&D 3.x wasn't my favorite edition.

Brian I said...

I hear you. Setting or setting pieces would probably work nicely with White Star, of course, and it's all good for the idea mill.

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