Building Characters in Eclipse Phase, Second Edition

Posthuman Studios just sent out the second edition core rulebook of Eclipse Phase and I decided to take it out for a spin. There are so many awesome aspects to the setting but the one that’s most important is what we’re going to be creating today: the characters.

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Character Backstory Guide for Other Genres

Since getting a copy of The Ultimate RPG Character Backstory Guide for my birthday, I’ve turned to it again and again for experience deepening my games. Its exercises are fun, diverse, and well-written so it’s a joy to do even if you feel your character is pretty deep already. I think it’s universally useful but it is written with a fantasy setting (particularly a D&D game) as the default so here are my thoughts on using it with some other genres.

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Fateforge, Part 2 – Character Species

Welcome to part two of my look at Studio Agate‘s new 5e setting, Fateforge. Last time I took a high-up view of the project and noted things that set it apart from other D&D 5e settings. Today, I’m getting a little more in the weeds to look at what character choices are opened up in Fateforge.

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Character Pitches for City of Mist 2

I’m back with more character sketches based on random articles from the Fairytale Wikiand the Mythology Wiki. It’s really helpful doing these, not really because I’m making characters that I’d like to use in a campaign but because it’s handy to stretch my imagination a little. I encourage you to do it, and to steal these characters if they interest you.

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Invisible Sun: Playing It

I was gifted a copy of Invisible Sun, the new and somewhat infamous game from Monte Cook Games. While it was published previously as a massive Black Cube they recently published it as a PDF version and a friend thought I’d enjoy pouring through it. While it’s just as intricate as the physical Black Cube, I think I’m finally getting a handle on this thing. That means you all get to take this journey with me!

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The Expanse RPG Review, Part 1

Today I’m going to be talking about a product that I helped to Kickstart and finally got a chance to read through in earnest. The Expanse is an amazing story that I got into through the fantastic Amazon series, then followed up that first season by reading every one of the novels. It’s an awesome series and Green Ronin has really done a great job of making it into a game. You can get The Expanse RPG Quickstart on Drivethru now but if you want to know what’s in the full product, then read on!

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Science Division Supplement Review, Part 1

Folks. It’s here. The Science Division Supplement is here. This is the one, everyone. I had fairly modest expectations of the Command Division Supplement and was pleasantly surprised by the result. On the other hand, I was really hoping for something great out of the Operations Division Supplement and it fell a little short of my expectations. The Science Division Supplement is that rare gem among RPG: something you feel excited about but that turns out to be even better than expected!

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Character Generation in Eclipse Phase 2e

From the most recent updates of the Eclipse Phase Second Edition Kickstarter, the new edition is heading for production in the fairly near future. The rules sections seem pretty well established and it’s just the source material to work out before at least the electronic forms can be sent. With that in mind, I thought I’d go through the backer preview and let all of you who aren’t in the Insiders’ Club know just what’s changed for characters from the first edition.

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Collected Options for STA

Today I’m sharing that a lot of people have asked about, here and at Continuing Mission: a comprehensive list of all the options for Star Trek Adventures. Specifically, with all the spaceframes and species in the official books and on Continuing Mission, where can they find them all listed? Well, you can find them here. I’ve made a master spreadsheet with the basic stats of all spaceframes and species to date, with their source for easy looking up. Share with your players and GM to make building your crew and galaxy a little easier. You can search for specific terms and also download a copy if you want to change how things are sorted. Enjoy!

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Operations Division Review

Another Star Trek Adventures book has hit the digital shelf for those with the PDF Collection and I immediately started flipping through it. I loved the Command Supplement and was eager to see what was in store this time. There was a high level of quality to meet and… Well, let’s just get into it.

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