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Galaxy Exploration Manual

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Galaxy Exploration Manual, a hardcover Starfinder Roleplaying Game sourcebook by Kate Baker, Jessica Catalan, John Compton, John Curtin, Alexi Greer, Sasha Laranoa Harving, Joan Hong, Jason Keeley, Chris Lambertz, Robert G. McCreary, Andrew Mullen, Adrian Ng, Emily Parks, Joe Pasini, Samantha Phelan, Stephen Radney-MacFarland, Mikhail Rekun, Jessica Redekop, James Rodehaver, Simone D. Sallé, Shahreena Shahrani, Chris S. Sims, Abigail Slater, Kendra Leigh Speedling, and Jason Tondro, was released on June 2, 2021.

Your Guide to the GalaxyWhat wonders does the vast galaxy hold? With the Starfinder Galaxy Exploration Manual, you're about to find out! This book has everything you need to generate infinite worlds—and then adventure on them! Start with an easy system for creating your own science-fantasy worlds, populate them with inhabitants and adventure hooks, and then use a new exploration system to dive into adventure. And don't forget to stock up on new equipment and rules options to prepare your characters for their galactic escapades! Inside this book, you will find:
  • A wealth of player character options, from detailed background generation to exploration-themed rules for every class, plus new creature companions, equipment, feats, spells, and more!
  • A system for quickly generating and fleshing out infinite new worlds of your own design, from physical attributes and biome-specific details to a multitude of cultural aspects and adventure hooks.
  • Advice and tools to help Game Masters run trailblazing, exploration-based sandbox games in a limitless galaxy.
  • Toolboxes for enriching any science fantasy setting, from starships and treasure to settlements and NPCs.


Overview: Exploration in Action

p. 4

Chapter 1: Exploring the Galaxy

p. 6

Chapter 2: Infinite Worlds

p. 44

  • Building Worlds
  • Biomes
    • Airborne
    • Aquatic
    • Arctic
    • Desert
    • Forest
    • Marsh
    • Mountain
    • Plains
    • Space
    • Subterranean
    • Urban
    • Weird
  • Accord
  • Alignment
  • Magic
  • Religion
  • Technology
Chapter 3: Sandbox Adventures Toolboxes

p. 130

  • Drift Encounters Toolbox
  • NPC Toolbox
  • Settlement Toolbox
  • Starship Toolbox
  • Treasure Toolbox

p. 156

Exploration Log

p. 158


The Galaxy Exploration Manual includes descriptions and rules for the following artifacts: