I like starship combat in Starfinder, but I feel that people who have pilot a bit to awesome in space. How about letting a few others take the wheel… or the con.
Your engine isn’t a drive of steel and fusion, but an arcane heart pulling at the very strings a magic to bend reality around. By casting spells, saying prayers, or altering the fabric of reality, you can pilot this craft instead of moving a control stick. Increase the BP cost of any engine by 10%, rounded up, and decrease the PCU of the engine by 5%, rounded down. You may use pilot or Mysticism to pilot this starship.
How about two ideas I’ve been kicking around.
The ship moves forward up to three quarters its speed in a straight line and turns twice at the end of that movement.To perform this stunt, you must succeed at a Piloting check (DC = 15 + 1 – 1/2 × your ship’s tier). If you fail this check, your starship moves forward half its speed but doesn’t rotate.
The ship moves forward enough spaces to allow a turn and turns twice. To perform this stunt, you must succeed at a Piloting check (DC = 15 + 1 – 1/2 × your ship’s tier). If you fail this check, your starship moves forward but doesn’t turn.