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Starfinder Core Rulebook
Starfinder Core Rulebook
Author(s) Paizo staff
Publisher Paizo Inc.
Price Limited edition: $79.99
Print: $59.99
PDF: $9.99
Released August 17, 2017
Type Core
Binding Hardcover, PDF
Pages 528
isbn ISBN 978-1-60125-956-1
Rules set SFRPG
Series Starfinder RPG
Follows First Contact
Precedes Alien Archive
Extras Character sheet
Ship sheet
Quick Reference sheet
Artwork from Core Rulebook
The limited hardcover edition of the Core Rulebook.

The Starfinder Core Rulebook was released at Gen Con 50 on August 17-20, 2017. It provides standalone rules, classes, and setting content to run the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game-compatible Click this link to see if this article exists on PathfinderWiki. science-fantasy Starfinder Roleplaying Game.[1]

Shoot for the StarsBlast off into a galaxy of adventure with the Starfinder Roleplaying Game! Step into your powered armor and grab your magic-infused laser rifle as you investigate the mysteries of a weird universe with your bold starship crew. Will you delve for lost artifacts in the ruins of alien temples? Strap on rune-enhanced armor and a laser rifle to battle undead empires in fleets of bone ships, or defend colonists from a swarm of ravenous monsters? Maybe you'll hack into the mainframe of a god-run corporation, or search the stars for clues to the secret history of the universe or brand new planets to explore. Whether you're making first contact with new cultures on uncharted worlds or fighting to survive in the neon-lit back alleys of Absalom Station, you and your team will need all your wits, combat skill, and magic to make it through. But most of all, you'll need each other.

This massive 528-page hardcover rulebook is the essential centerpiece of the Starfinder Roleplaying Game, with rules for character creation, magic, gear, and more—everything you need to play Starfinder as either a player or Game Master! The next great adventure in science-fantasy roleplaying takes off here, and the Starfinder Core Rulebook is your ticket to a lifetime of adventure amid the stars!

Inside this book, you'll find:


Chapter 1
Overview (4)
Chapter 2
Character Creation (12)
  • Character Creation Steps (14)
  • Ability Scores (18)
  • Health and Resolve (22)
  • Alignment (24)
  • Leveling Up (26)
  • Character Themes (28)
Chapter 3
Races (38)
Chapter 4
Classes (56)
Chapter 5
Skills (130)
Chapter 6
Feats (150)
Chapter 7
Equipment (164)
Chapter 8
Tactical Rules (236)
  • Combat Basics (240)
  • Actions in Combat (244)
  • Injury and Death (250)
  • Combat Modifiers (253)
  • Movement and Position (255)
  • Senses (260)
  • Special Abilities (262)
  • Bonuses and Penalties (266)
  • Defining Effects (268)
  • Conditions (273)
  • Vehicle Tactical Rules (278)
Chapter 9
Starships (288)
  • Space Travel (290)
  • Building Starships (292)
  • Sample Starships (306)
  • Starship Combat (316)
Chapter 10
Magic and Spells (328)
  • Magic (330)
  • Mystic Spell List (336)
  • Technomancer Spell List (338)
  • Spell Descriptions (340)
Chapter 11
Game Mastering (386)
  • Adventures and Campaigns (388)
  • Environment (394)
  • Traps (410)
  • Afflictions (414)
  • How to Read Stat Blocks (420)
Chapter 12
Setting (422)
  • Pact Worlds Timeline (426)
  • The Pact Worlds (428)
  • Beyond the Pact Worlds (462)
  • The Great Beyond (470)
  • Factions and Organizations (472)
  • Faith and Religion (482)
  • Threats (494)
Chapter 13
Pathfinder Click this link to see if this article exists on PathfinderWiki. Legacy (498)
  • Legacy Conversion (500)
  • Legacy Races (506)
Glossary (512)
Inspirational Media (516)
Index (518)
Character Sheet (522)
Starship Sheet (524)


  1. James L. Sutter. (September 30, 2016). Starfinder—What We've Revealed So Far, Paizo blog.