It’s Sci-Fi season!
Yes folks, the summer quarter at the Harrogate Roleplayers club looks like it is going to be wall-to-wall sci-fi. So grab your laser blasters (or M41A pulse rifles), fire up your starship engines and get ready for action!
What’s on Offer?
In addition to Chris Middleton’s ‘Star Wars: Edge of the Empire’ game (see Nathan’s post, below), there are now
three four other games on offer:
Call of Cthulhu (Classic 1920s Setting)
System: Call of Cthulhu, d100.
Players: Maximum 4 players.
System: Firefly, using the Cortex Plus system.
Players: 4 players, although 3 spots are already taken.
This a continuation of Stew’s game from a couple of quarters ago, but another player is very much welcome to join.
System: Space: 1889, using a custom d6 system.
Players: 4 players, although 2 spots are already taken.
Space: 1889 presents an alternate history in which certain discredited Victorian scientific theories were found to be true and have led to the development of new technologies. In the setting, Thomas Edison has invented an “ether propeller” which can propel ships through the “luminiferous aether” (the universal medium that permeates space, based on a now outdated scientific theory), and in 1870 traveled to Mars. There they discover that the planet is inhabited. By the time of the game’s setting in 1889, the great powers have used Edison’s invention to extend their colonies and interests to the inner planets of the solar system. Venus and Mars have been colonized by Great Britain, Germany, France, and Russia. Belgium has only colonized Mars and Italy has only colonized Venus whilst Japan and the United States maintain economic and scientific enclaves on Mars. There are no colonies or bases on the Moon. Only Great Britain maintains a (scientific) base on Mercury.
System: To be determined. It won’t be the published rules though.
Players: 4 players (5 at a push), although 2 spots are already taken.
Although bearing the same name as Traveller, the two games have nothing in common. Traveller:2300 is a hard science-fiction game, set in the year 2300. Following a global economic and political collapse in the early years of the 21st century, mankind has managed to rebuild, returned to space and has begun the process of exploring and colonising nearby star systems. However, it is still early in mankind’s expansion into space, and exploration has reached little beyond 30 light years from Earth.