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Amazing Adventures Among the Stars!

Experience the Pathfinder Roleplaying Game like never before! Discover worlds where magic and technology exist together, where powerful spacefaring vessels called aetherships ply the skies and the stars. The Aethera Campaign Setting features a binary star system with multiple inhabited worlds that have only just survived a century-long war, and even now live in the shadow of an impending intergalactic invasion! Inside this massive 576-page tome you will find:

  • Four new races: Erahthi, plant-like entities with ties to a mysterious verdant elemental plane. Infused, survivors of magical experiments that possess a psychic network and telekinetic abilities. Okanta, giant-blooded humanoids endowed with powerful bestial traits and remarkable cunning. Phalanx, bio-organic constructs with living souls capable of tapping into past-life memories.
  • A new base class: the cantor, a divine spellcaster that uses the prophecy and song to debilitate enemies and enhance themselves and their allies.
  • Six new worlds to explore: The twin stars of Aethera and Ashra, the wasteland world of Akasaat, the jungle planet Kir-Sharaat, the Amrita Asteroid Belt, the gas giant Seraos, and the shrouded ice world of Orbis Aurea.
  • New rules for exciting, fast-paced vehicle combat that involves the entire party and allows you to build and captain your own ships.
  • New hybrid magical technology—aethertech—from mechanical prosthetics to unstoppable powered armor.
  • Dozens of new class archetypes, feats, spells, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!
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Erik Z March 23, 2019 4:45 pm UTC
This setting pushes a lot of my buttons, but "Pathfinder" is definitely not one of them. And I don't find any news about migrating to Starfinder or 5E. In fact, I don't find any news at all - Facebook, Twitter, the project's homepage, they're all silent since late 2017.

Are you guys still working on this?
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Jason N June 28, 2019 10:17 am UTC
We are indeed. The new monsters from this book were converted to 5E and Starfinder in the ALIEN BESTIARY (along with MANY other monsters - both books are 448 pages of sci-fi monster goodness), as were rules for Aetherite and some of the core rules for kytons.

The playable races and many of the character options and new types of equipment are almost done being converted in the ALIEN CODEX (along with a ton of other content).

We are currently converting the new Cantor class for Starfinder, and it should be out this summer as STAR CLASSES: CANTOR.

Work has been slower than expected due to Robert's change in jobs and some related issues as well as other stuff sucking up a lot of our time, but we have been chipping away at the pile. We do still intend to create a 5E Aethera Companion and a Starfinder Aethera Companion that collects and converts *all* of the mechanical stuff from this book in one place, but we're not quite there yet.
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Kalu E September 13, 2017 7:25 pm UTC
Any chance we will be getting a Starfinder update and subsequent physical copy?
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Jason N June 13, 2018 6:07 pm UTC
Yes! We are currently updating the monsters, character races, and a number of other elements from Aethera as part of the Alien Bestiary (monsters, aetherite) and Alien Codex (races, gear, feats). Once those are completed we will likely do a final sweep for other rules elements not yet covered, such as the cantor class and archetypes, and combine all of those elements into an Aethera Starfinder Companion (and an Aethera 5E Companion as well).

We won't be republishing the entire book, as 2/3 or more is lore and flavor that can be used with any system, but an alternate rules compendium is definitely in the works for those systems.
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Matteo G August 12, 2017 11:30 am UTC
I really like the starship rules, are you (writer) planning an expansion with more equipments and basic hulls, and/or some other expansions?
Also, I really like the use of kytons as a sort of necromorf outsider specie, that's really a smart choice
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Jason N June 13, 2018 6:03 pm UTC
We do have the "Aethertech Manual" in the works, which includes additional gear as well as spaceships, which should hopefully be done by the fall.
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John B August 07, 2017 6:39 pm UTC
Now that the Starfinder PDF is out (for some) how well does this campaign setting fit in with the Starfinder rules and/or campaign material? Is it a good mesh, such that one could use this to expand the SF material into a mixed custom universe? And speaking more broadly, what about mixing in stuff from Spelljammer, Star Wars D20, Traveller T20, or other "space" games, is this setting flexible enough to have storm troopers and jedi mixing it up with illithids and space dwarf mercenaries?
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Matteo G August 08, 2017 10:58 am UTC
In my opinion, it depends.
You can take some things and use them, races and items for example, other things aren't so versatile.
Starships rules, for example, are so much different in every single scifi setting that i've tried, nearly incompatible with each other.
The Aethera setting is really good, and i think that it can be used as the present state of Androffa in the normal Pathfinder game. Regarding stormtroopers, jedi and illithids, every case is different. Illithids are stuck in the 3.5 edition rules, so you have to adapt them to pathfinder, same thing for the jedi class of star wars D20. The stormtroopers can be created givin weapons and power armors to soldiers, so you can create them with the rules of the Aethera setting.
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Matteo G July 27, 2017 10:19 pm UTC
Are the paragons of Orbis Aurea a race?
If that's so, where can we find their base stats, and/or more informations about their nature and their creation?
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Jason N June 13, 2018 6:00 pm UTC
The paragons of Orbis Aurea are a unique set of beings, and their stats and lore will be presented in the upcoming "Aethera Field Guide," which should be coming out in July for Pathfinder and thereafter for both Starfinder and 5E.
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TJ C May 12, 2017 1:03 am UTC
Are there plans for a print copy of this?
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Jason N May 16, 2017 6:19 pm UTC
We did a full print run and the books are en route to us, scheduled to arrive in July. You can preorder the print book at the Legendary Games website.
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Soluman B June 13, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
The print version will be available on here too though, right?
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Jason N June 13, 2018 6:02 pm UTC
Not on DrivethruRPG. This site only sells print copies of print-on-demand books produced through their POD partner, LightningSource. They do not consign, host, or sell books printed elsewhere. We'd love to sell you a copy at the Legendary Games website, though!
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Tim M April 13, 2017 2:14 pm UTC
Are there any plans to publish this (or perhaps a supplement) for 5e?
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Jason N April 22, 2017 2:32 am UTC
The original project was Pathfinder-only, but we are definitely considering a 5E supplement down the road. A lot of this book is flavor and setting material, so given its size we probably would lean towards creating a 5E conversion guide rather than doing a cover-to-cover redo of the entire book. We'll keep you apprised as things develop.
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Stacie W May 11, 2017 8:01 pm UTC
OMG I'd love for this to be 5e, like how you did Hypercorps 2099 for both systems. I don't really play Pathfinder and the premise of this setting is so good that its something I am going to purchase.
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Dan R April 11, 2017 7:39 pm UTC
Is there an adventure in this book for this setting?
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Jason N April 12, 2017 5:12 pm UTC
We have a series of adventures for the Aethera setting coming out this year, the first of which have completed art and manuscripts but are in the editing and development phase prior to layout. Those will be available this summer, with two more to follow in the fall, plus more in progress for next year.
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Lin L April 06, 2017 5:00 pm UTC
1) Do you need the actual Pathfinder Core Rulebook to use this RPG (sorry have to make sure as I've not bought my PDF/copy of that yet)
2) if yes, I cant find the English version anywhere on this site. Can you provide the link for legally buying the PDF on drivethru rpgs?

Thank You! :)
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George F April 06, 2017 8:44 pm UTC
You'll have to buy the PathFinder core at the Paizo website.
The only titles they have here are some of their published works of Dungeon & Dragon magazines.
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Miranda L April 23, 2017 7:53 am UTC
If you are comfortable looking things up online you don't need a physical book. and
Have fun!
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