500!!! And Asteroid Aberrations are HERE! On to Aethera Pawns!
In honor of half a thousand, we salute each and every one of our bodacious, beautiful, and benevolent backers, with a special shout-out to #500, Forrest G. Emerson! Not only have you made this fantastic project fly into the heavens, but you've also unlocked a new project of converting Starfinder RPG character classes - the soldier, envoy, mystic, solarian, operative, mechanic, and technomancer - over to the Pathfinder RPG and 5E rules!
Next up in our barrage of backer goals, at 550 backers we will unlock another awesome new iconic character for the Alien Codex, taking the new vesk race from the Starfinder RPG in rather unexpected direction, a gentle giant who prefers conversation to confrontation, a vesk envoy/bard by Siobhan Bjorknas!
Next up, our third set of fantastic plastic pawns, this time heavy on the creatures of the Aethera Campaign Setting, especially those from the new Aethera Field Guide, plus a collection of COLOSSAL creatures from the Alien Bestiary! It's coming soon, but before we worry about the NEXT goal, let's celebrate the 12th stretch goal unlocked for this campaign by all of you, with Benjamin joining the Alien Onslaught to push us over the line! Prepare for our FIFTH backer poll for adding More Monsters to the Alien Bestiary! We'll be sending out the backer poll soon, but FYI here are your choices from which YOU can select your Final Five favorites!
ASTEROID ABERRATIONS: "Alien" is almost a word without meaning in the endless variety of space. Arms, legs, symmetry, sanity - these are no constants in the cosmos, as stranger things than mortal imagination can conceive lurk in the deep, dark places between the stars and the pits of planets undreamed of. Which truly alien aberrations will you choose?
aatheriexa - tangled masses of innumerable eyestalks delivering a withering toxin
brethedan - amorphous colony creatures like floating flesh-blimps with tendrils
choker - diminutive but deadly hunters with impossibly long arms
cloaker - shroud-like aliens with sinister subsonic pulses
conqueror worm - colossal genius worms with terrible magical power
destrachan - blind beasts with destructive sonic scream
eye of the deep - aquatic orb tyrants with grasping claws and paralytic eyebeams
faceless stalker - malformed quasi-humanoid shapeshifters
flumph - floating fonts of cosmic awareness, guarding against eldritch horrors
froghemoth - amphibious titans with terrible tongues and tentacles
gasbat swarm - fluttering gaseous sacs that poison and pollute
gibbering mouther - a babbling heap of eyes, mouths, and flesh
grick - tendril-mouthed slime worms
grindylow - octopus-bodied aquatic goblinoids
hundun - withered giants wielding a maelstrom of gravitic power
lunarma - floating asteroid crabs that implant deadly eggs
moonbeast - tentacle-faced abomination of madness
otyugh - giant-mouthed eater of filthrhu-chalik - floating eyes that project terror as they scour the void for prey
seaweed siren - three-headed aquatic horror unleashes sonic cacophony
seugathi - larval neothelid mindworms combining psychic power with prehensile tails
urhag - bat-winged maws that infest the flesh and make puppet-slaves
vampiric mist - blood-sucking gaseous vapor
webbirds - fluttering spider-birds that swarm and entangle their prey
will-o'-wisp - a glowing ball of malevolent hate that feeds on fear
yangethe - a six-eyed psychic tube-shaped horror bred by Elder Things from beyond the stars