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The Starfinder Roleplaying Game is about more than just meeting aliens—it’s also about playing alien characters. In Starfinder, the word “race” usually refers to an intelligent, selfaware species whose members can be considered characters rather than simple monsters. While not all races are appropriate for player characters, many of them are; any creature with a racial traits entry is a member of a potentially playable race, provided that your GM approves it.


Source Starfinder Alien Character Deck pg. 0
Samsarans are mysterious humanoids who experience an endless cycle of birth to death to rebirth. When a samsaran dies, they reincarnate into a young samsaran to live a new life. The memories of their past lives are hazy and indistinct, but most samsarans seek lives of balance and enlightenment to ensure their continuing rebirth.

Ability Modifiers +2 Int, +2 Wis, –2 Con
Hit Points 4

Size and Type

Samsarans are Humanoids with the samsaran subtype.


Samsarans gain a +2 racial bonus to saving throws against death effects, saving throws to remove negative levels, and Constitution checks for long-term stability.

Low-Light Vision

Samsarans have low-light vision.

Samsaran Magic

Samsarans gain the following spell-like abilities: 1/day—comprehend languages, share memory, stabilize. The caster level for these effects is equal to the samsaran’s character level.

Shards of the Past

As a legacy of their past lives, samsarans gain a +2 racial bonus to any two skills of their choice.