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Voidrunner Astronomical Scenery Dresses Up Your Space Travel

Characters often stumble across travel scenery--interesting window dressing which makes journeys more interesting. In space, there's scenery too!

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In Level Up's core rules, characters often stumble across travel scenery--interesting window dressing which doesn't (although that doesn't mean it can't) turn into an encounter, but which makes journeys more interesting. Of course, the players don't know whether they've stumbled across travel scenery, a monster encounter, or an exploration challenge.

In space, there's scenery too! The Star Captain's Manual, available as part of the Voidrunner's Codex Kickstarter, has tables for social encounters and astronomical scenery. Here's a look at the Astronomical Scenery table.

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Explore new worlds, fight oppressive empires, fend off fearsome aliens, and wield deadly psionics with this boxed set expansion!

This beautiful boxed set rockets your D&D 5E and Level Up: Advanced 5E games into space! It's compatible with the core D&D rules and with our A5E rules.
  • Voidrunner's Codex is a hardcover containing new player options, equipment, psionics, and more!
  • Star Captain's Manual details starships, space travel and exploration, and starship combat--along with rules for building your own starships!
  • Escape from Death Planet is an introductory adventure for character levels 1-3. Can you get off the planet of Ninemoon before the Imperium destroys it?
  • Plus 200+ tokens, 20 poster maps, and a magnetic Narrator's Screen--all in a beautiful slipcase!
And as always with an EN Publishing Kickstarter we've already done all the hard work! Digital rewards will be sent as soon as the Kickstarter ends in July, and print runs will be ordered immediately.

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Oryzarius

Strigiform Storyteller
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"Unusual gamma rays burst at wavelengths on the visible color spectrum."

Could we get writers who actually understand the words they're using?
 





Von Ether

Legend
You had best not look at the technobabble table then! :)

"Unusual gamma rays burst at wavelengths on the visible color spectrum."

Could we get writers who actually understand the words they're using?
And that there is the reason sci-fi ttrpgs are going to always be an uphill battle.

For most fantasy games, the DM points to which forest the elves live and which mountain range the dwarves live and it's off to rolling dice.

The second a DM pulls out a star map, or even describes how FTL work in a particular setting, half the table table pushes their glasses back up their nose and go "Well, actually .." and pulls the brakes on the whole pacing of the game.

I know gamers who hate sci-fi in general because "weird words and strange tech save the day at the last minute." without realizing the irony.

If you, as a gamer, if you want more sci-fi gaming, you need to embrace it just like you do your fantasy.
 
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payn

He'll flip ya...Flip ya for real...
And that there is the reason sci-fi ttrpgs are going to always be an uphill battle.

For most fantasy games, the DM points to which forest the elves live and which mountain range the dwarves live and it's off to rolling dice.

The second a DM pulls out a star map, or even describes how FTL work in a particular setting, half the table table pushes their glasses back up their nose and go "Well, actually .." and pulls the brakes on the whole pacing of the game.

I know gamers who hate sci-fi in general because "weird words and strange tech save the day at the last minute." without realizing the irony.

If you, as a gamer, want more sci-fi gaming, you need to embrace it just like you do your fantasy.
The second after that guy pushes up his glasses...
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