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Starport Drifters


You sit down at a table in the dimly lit starport cantina, scoping the room for a spelljammer pilot who can bring you to the Kalstarr system. A squad of Astral Marines stand guard near the door. Some Children of the Orbs are proselytizing to anyone who will listen, and some Crimson Legion cultists nearby look unamused. A Felkirpran information broker whispers secrets to a tall, ominous Far Wanderer hovering nearby. Patrons whisper that a mercane ghoul was spotted nearby, that a septaclops star-watcher came into town yesterday, that there's a vornskar void scavenger in the market selling scrap metal from the wreck of a scorpion ship. Out of the corner of your eye, you spot a Zentharix smuggler slithering toward your table. You reach for your hidden hand phasebow...

Starport Drifters is a resource for DMs running a Spelljammer campaign, chock full of monsters and characters created with a blend of science fiction and fantasy, with a focus on creating a seedy spaceport atmosphere straight from your favorite space opera sci-fi films.

Starport Drifters includes:

  • 28 stat blocks blending sci-fi and fantasy themes, covering a wide range of guardians, scoundrels, creatures, mystical beings, and other denizens of seedy ports across the cosmos
  • A huge trove of 100% hand-drawn original art
  • Variant tables, magic weapons and items, and more
  • Tons of lore and intriguing plot hooks
  • Appendices of monsters by CR and by environment

Several pages from Starport Drifters.

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This title was added to our catalog on March 22, 2023.