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  1. Hi Guys, I was reading a review of an older Cthulhu Rising monograph that I bought (I could only source the 62 pg one, rather than the updated one), when I discovered a comment beneath the review linking to what the commentator said was a kind of new incarnation of Cthulhu Rising. I took a look. I very nearly didn’t, then I very nearly didn’t hang around to download as there was a little delay. I’m so glad I did. I would suggest looking at the core product and sourcebook asap, as you’ll find an incredible amount of work solely made for play (not commercial use), which I assume is oka
  2. EN World has published a combined review of M-SPACE and M-SPACE Companion. “Combined with vehicle and starship construction, alien life form creation, world building, and circles (organizations) from M-SPACE itself I was impressed with the range of options and tools provided to a GM.” Read the full review: https://www.enworld.org/threads/strange-aliens-and-fantastic-planets-abound-in-m-space-and-the-m-s-companion.673373/ And if you have any questions for the reviewer - Charles Dunwoody - just add a comment below the article.
  3. I’m not much for best-of lists. But Lifehacker’s recent list of sci-fi caught my eye. The theme - books that changed sci-fi - is interesting in itself. Every entry also comes with a short description, including comments from reviewers or other writers. Like Ray Bradbury’s comment on Jules Verne: "We are all, in one way, children of Jules Verne. His name never stops. At aerospace or NASA gatherings, Verne is the verb that moves us to space." I miss a book or two on the list but otherwise it's quite comprehensible. Any particular titles you would add? https://www.lifehacker.com.au
  4. 'Sometimes, a random confluence of genes comes together to produce a child who is simultaneously gifted and cursed. Gifted, because their minds or bodies are capable of surpassing normal human capabilities; and cursed, in that their very oddness sets them apart from the run of normal humanity.' I have worked with Alex Greene, writer for Mongoose Traveller among other things, to create a new character path for Odd Soot. It’s called Oddities and Alex has crafted a unique concept to generate truly odd individuals, fitting right into Odd Soot. They possess fantastic abilities - but also weird
  5. I’m very happy to announce that Elevation has been released today! Into the Unknown Elevation was a proud organisation of brave explorers, seeking new worlds and alien species. Now, 40 years later, its founder has been lost in space. Funds dwindle, outdated equipment falls apart and Elevation’s few remaining starships barely work. But a small team of die-hard explorers refuse to give up. The search for new aliens ready to join the galactic community is much too important to leave to greedy corporations and criminals. Elevation is a new setting for M-SPACE cr
  6. Runeblogger takes a detailed look at M-SPACE: https://elruneblog.blogspot.com/2019/03/review-of-m-space-d100-roleplaying-in.html?m=1 As always, Runeblogger presents a thorough and balanced review.
  7. I saw Bladerunner for the first time in many years and it struck me how similar Altered Carbon is. The Guardian seems to have read my mind: Why does cyberpunk refuse to move on?
  8. Long-time user Mallet is looking for players to his Play by Forum game on RPG Geek. He will run The Wayward Patient, the introductory mystery in Odd Soot. If you are curious about the 1920s sci-fi in Odd Soot, this is a good way to find out more. Be prepared for investigations into the supernatural, strange aliens and the looming threat of The Soot. Check out Mallet’s thread at: https://rpggeek.com/thread/2113284/recruiting-play-forum-introductory-scenario-waywar
  9. Designing aliens is hard. By turning to an unexpected source, I found a way to by-pass my own ingrained notions of what aliens look like. As I mentioned in an earlier thread, Odd Soot is my upcoming game set on an alternate 1920s Earth. In that universe, a plague torments humanity and starliners trudge between planets populated by aliens. They differ greatly from humans and to find the right tone, my design process took an irregular path. Read more about the design process here: My Graphic Frankenstein Method for Genuine Aliens Download a Preview of Odd Soot!
  10. For many years I’ve thought about how to design believable aliens. When we’ve only seen life on Earth, how can we even begin to imagine the otherworldly? Aren’t we predicted to just come up with variations on existing species? I realised a new approach was needed. I wanted to break my ingrained views of what an alien looks like. Around the same time, I explored the concept of science fiction in the 1920s. I dreamed of propelling humanity to the stars, decades earlier than in the real world. I wanted to combine these ideas – so I created something new. My next gam
  11. Drawing maps for your games can be fun, but sometimes it's convenient to use generators to speed up the process. I have recently tried out some of the planet map generators that's available, both free and commercial, to see what they have to offer for RPGs. Planet Map Generator The Planet Map Generator is a simple web-based generator. To get the actual land forms, you rely completely on the random generator to come up with something good, ie. landforms cannot be edited. The only way to alter land outlines i
  12. I’m very happy to announce the winner of this week’s M-SPACE giveaway: MARCUS LEJA, Canada Congratulations Marcus! I hope you’ll get many hours of good gaming from it. The book is on its way across the Atlantic. And thanks to everyone who joined the giveaway. As I believe in spreading sci-fi roleplaying to more people there will be new giveaways in the future. I hope to see you again. Clarence Redd
  13. I hate February. It's dark and cold. Everybody seems to have the flu and here in Sweden we haven't seen much of the sun for the past 4 months. It feels like winter will never end. To celebrate that February is almost over I'm doing a M-SPACE giveaway. Just click on the link below, follow the instructions and you have a chance to win a copy of M-SPACE in full colour print, sent for free anywhere in the world. http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/4fe33d5e1/? The contest ends on Friday and the winner will be announced by email later the same day. Good luck and don't let
  14. Swedish YouTubers RPG Monday will play M-SPACE live tomorrow on Twitch! It will be in Swedish only, so if you haven't started practicing yet, you only have about a day to learn the language of ABBA, Ingmar Bergman and IKEA. As a bonus, you will be able to understand what the Swedish Chef actually talks about in the Muppetshow.* RPG Monday will take on the REFLUX scenario, and I will be present in the chatt to answer any questions from viewers. Link: https://www.twitch.tv/rollspelsmandag Time: 6.15 PM (CET) on January 15 You can also view a recording later
  15. The Guardian has published a list of their favourite sci-fi books of 2017: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/nov/30/the-best-science-fiction-and-fantasy-of-2017 My own choice from the past year has even made it onto the list: Amatka by Karin Tidbeck. Very well deserved and highly recommended if you have missed the debut of this rising star (no pun intended). Did any of you read the other titles mentioned in the article? Any recommendations?
  16. FrostByte Books is launching its first sale ever! Get 20% off both M-SPACE and REFLUX between November 23-27. PDF: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/10544/FrostByte-Books?term=frostbyte&test_epoch=0 Print (Lulu, Black & White): https://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?contributorId=1360886 Print (Color, shipping from Europe): https://widget.publit.com/frostbyte-shop_2629/page/1 If you’ve been on the fence whether to get them or not, this is a great opportunity.
  17. Terraforming Mars seems much more realistic after reading this: http://www.popsci.com/terraform-mars-climate-change After 100 years the atmosphere is still too low in oxygen, but at least no vaccsuit is needed. And sending robots to do the initial work is of course very clever.
  18. Version 2.1.1

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    Character Sheet for BRP Starships Two-page, rather minimalistic, character sheet for galaxy explorers.
  19. From the album: Some of my Art.

    © I own the copyright and it is current to date.

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