View Full Version : [Starfinder] the Executive, a corporate divine spellcaster (Revised)

2017-11-13, 03:29 PM

"Remember the golden rule: the one with the credits makes the rules."- Momo Nyatori, Mau Executive

Of all the powers in the universe, none is more far reaching and influential than the almighty credit. In both the highest echelons of power and lowliest slums, all intelligent creatures kneel at the altar of money. While the gods may give people something to live for, credits allow them to live in the first place. Thus, it is no surprise that much like the deities, the power that is the credit has its own churches, known to the larger universe as megacorporations. While the Megacorps are far from spiritual, their resources and influence are so great that the power they command is nothing short of godlike. Through their vast wealth they can seize control of planets, enslave and uplift entire species, and even plunge whole systems into poverty or raise them to prosperity. While such companies may not be literal Gods, their power certainly rivals them, and where there are Gods, Mystics are quick to follow.

Unlike the traditional Mystic, the Executive does not gain their magic from a connection to a deity or cosmic force. Instead, it comes from a very specific source: their megacorp and the mystic energy to which they have access. Through a special implant known as a cyberlink, an Executive can download spells encoded in their company’s databases and cast them through sheer force of personality. This potent blend of technology and magic has thus given these influential corporate oligarchs the ability to use magic without the rigorous study needed to become a Technomancer or deep connection to a higher power needed to be a Mystic.

However, while anybody with a cyberlink can theoretically gain such power, the ability to alter reality with a quick incantation and flick of the wrist is not something Megacorps give out lightly. Thus, not every corporate executive is a spellcasting Executive of the kind this class represents. Indeed, the vast bulk of corporate executives are often envoys; the powers of the Executive class are reserved for only majority shareholders, and the most high ranking, influential, and loyal megacorp execs. Thus, the vast bulk of executives are just what their name entails; the absolute highest ranking megacorp executives, majority shareholders, or as-is the case for most low-level Executives their children or protégés. However, in rare cases other individuals, such as corporate spies, field commanders and elite agents, are also given access to cyberlink technology as a part of the process of being groomed for a leadership role in the company.

Executive Class Document (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ocimqo1CnwZPpIyNNNNkpQS5kWdDHcyE2cHDeicYRxk/edit?usp=sharing)

This class, while largely complete, is still an unfinished product. Thus, as it stands, some abilities may be too overpowered. That being said, I would appreciate any and all balance help with the class, as it does many experimental things not yet done in default SF, such as prepared vancian casting. Also, note that this is entirely for my own campaign setting...so if you don't like the idea of divine magic coming from strong belief in something and passion/force of conviction rather than being directly granted by deities, I totally understand. Just something I needed for my own world, so I decided to make it myself!

Either way, any suggestions/comments/feeback is still more than welcome!



The foremost business oligarchs of Corporate Space, the common saying “all credits belong to a Mau somewhere” could not ring more true. Cunning, ruthless and obsessed with material excess, the Mau have placed themselves as the owners of a massive network of megacorps that hold sway over multiple universes. Through their murder and re-construction of their Gods into AI “Kami”, the Mau uplifted themselves and plunged their universe into and dichotomous age of horrific inequality and newfound freedom from the yoke of cosmic alignments and the Gods’ order. To keep their privileged position, the Mau have sacrificed what they once were, abandoning the natural world and altering their very nature with vile technology. This has allowed the Mau to live indefinitely in a constant state of physical perfection, a fact they use to keep their numbers small by artificially growing young only when a Mau is killed and needs to be replaced. With such small numbers, the Mau have been able to assure none of their kind know anything other than luxury, a trait that makes other races resent them.

While Mau love learning new things, they hate drudge work that keeps them from pursuing their interests, and as a result often outsource the daily administration of the megacorps and infrastructure they own to CEOs and other top level managers they hire, as well as their AI servitors known as Figments. Thus, Mau have a reputation for being “fat cats” that simply lounge around and do as they please, reaping obscene profits without ever working themselves. While this assumption is partly correct, the truth is many Mau use the free time their privilege affords them to pursue personal interests with the same passion and dedication other races pour into their work. Thus, many Mau are among the most talented scholars, scientists, artists and technicians in Corporate Space, as their dedication to their personal interests combined with the ample free time their privilege affords them allows Mau to quickly develop their talents and excel at that which they enjoy.

Mau Race Document (https://docs.google.com/document/d/11kVx2TPMuFDgbJZPZIDbY7syTmA7Md-Y8_-UGN9ktlk/edit?usp=sharing)