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Chapter 4: Running Starship Campaigns / Building Starship-scale Creatures

Step 1: Creature Concept and Tier

Source Starship Operations Manual pg. 126
Come up with an overall concept for your creature. What type of creature is it? What is its origin and purpose? How does it pose a threat to starships? After considering these questions, set the tier for the creature. If you’re building it for a specific group of PCs to encounter, consult the following table to determine the appropriate tier. Further advice on building starship encounters of all kinds can be found on page 326 of the Core Rulebook.
Easy PC starship tier – 3
Average PC starship tier – 2
Challenging PC starship tier – 1
Hard PC starship tier
Epic PC starship tier + 1