And we're back!
Started by Syt, July 30, 2015, 10:12:50 AM
Quote from: Tyr on August 03, 2015, 01:41:54 PMI was thinking maybe the viking game of my dreams.But black guy- Has to be sci fi.
Quote from: Syt on August 04, 2015, 07:45:17 AMNew hint: "Leader characters play an important role in the game."
Quote from: Syt on August 04, 2015, 11:25:49 AMSpiritual successor to Emperor of the Fading Suns?
QuoteThe orbital station Coriolis is at the crossroads of space and everything good, bad and ugly in the Third horizon sooner or later ends up here. It's here that a young pathfinder comes to seek the father she's never met. It's where a courtesan realizes he cannot escape the sins of his past, and where a crooked guardsman finds out how hard it is to get dirt off your fingers by washing them in blood. The fates of these three get intertwined as old enemies seek new ways to hurt each other. And as so often before on Coriolis it all starts with a corpse.
QuoteCampaign SettingThese 45 pages describe the Third Horizon (the section of space reachable from Coriolis), the space station itself, and its power centers.The setting info includes a short run-down of the Icons (the "gods" of the setting), a brief history of how the horizon was settled from Earth in two waves and later isolated, the friction between those who came first and those who came later, a listing of star systems (about thirty) with a few words on the most significant ones and a overview map depicting connected systems.The 10 pages on Coriolis the space station are the only ones that go into any kind of detail (What religious holidays are observed? Where can I get a place to stay? Where are the important facilities located?) which, needless to say, isn't much.Then the rest of the chapter provides an overview of the administration of Coriolis, its positions (but not holders) of power, and 15 pages on the "Fractions" of the game. These associations are based on power, business or religion. One example is "Hegemony of Zenith", consisting of aristocrats of the second coming that claim leadership over the Third Horizon in general and Coriolis in particular. Essentially, they're guilds. (Splatbooks anyone?)This is the weakest chapter. Power structures are mentioned in passing, not explained or described in detail. There is very little on actual locations, actual NPCs, and actual adventures.In fact, there isn't a single NPC profile in the entire book! Now, in fairness, the system is so simple you're supposed to just pick a character with scores of 10 in all skills for a regular opponent, and perhaps one with 15 in all skills for an elite one. But still. A few animal critters are mentioned, but never statted.Judged by their other game line (Mutant) Jarnringen intends to flesh out the setting through adventure modules. But this is small comfort for those who have the rulebook (and only the rulebook) now!
Quote from: Liep on August 05, 2015, 07:18:20 AMNext hint:I have seen things you people wouldnt believe..So it has androids? Or is this just to say it's set in the future?
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