Mar 18

Eclipse Phase RPG

Anyone interested in transhuman sci-fi roleplaying should check out Eclipse Phase (produced by Posthuman Studios, published by Catalyst Games). Below is some info about the game:

Biotechnology allows people to genefix, enhance, and clone their bodies, while others pursue body modifications to adapt to new environments or make themselves into something no longer quite human. People’s minds and memories can be digitized, uploaded, transferred over long distances, and downloaded into new bodies (biological or synthetic). Death has been defeated—for those who can afford it.

 

Eclipse Phase uses a variant d100/percentile system with some twists. The game is fast and simple, streamlined so players can dive into the world and action without being burdened down by complex rules.

One really interesting facet is that it was released under the Creative Commons Attribution- Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported License. What this means is that you can redistribute it with attribution as long as you don’t charge money for it and you attribute the original material to Posthuman Studio.

Arachnoid

In an effort to drum up some players to maybe run a campaign you can get the quick-start rules and the core rule book here at FGS. If you are interested in playing then don’t read the adventure section of the quick-start rules as that would spoil your fun.

DOWNLOAD LINKS

Eclipse Phase Quick-Start Rules

Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook

Eclipse Phase Character Sheet

Catalyst Games Eclipse Phase products

Eclipse Phase main page

Eclipse Phase Cover

Dec 06

Wyrd Birthday Sale

Wyrd Miniatures is having their birthday sale from now until Monday December 10 at their webstore. They have some previous special releases (like the Egg Hauler, Nightmare Chompy and Teddy) as well as a couple of the new Ten Thunders dual-faction box sets early.

Returning Favorites

Note there are only 13 Nightmare Edition Lord Chompy Bits left over from failed transactions last year. Last chance for them. Only ONE per any order till they are out of stock. No exceptions.

WYR1043 - Dead Justice - $50.00
WYR4027 - Lord Chompy Bits - $100.00
WYR4046 - Nightmare Teddy - $50.00
WYR5073 - War Rooster - $22.00
WYR5074 - Egg Hauler - $15.00

Also Available Early

WYR1056 - Relic Hunters Box Set - $40.00
WYR2060 - Masters of the Path Box Set - $35.00
Oct 21

Malifaux Gaming Day 11/3

That’s right you read it right this will be a Dual event a Tournament for all you competitive types and a Casual event for new and seasoned Malifaux players. We are still working on prize support and specifics  i.e. a Paint Contest… So come out for a Fun day of Malifaux! Cost is $5, sign-ups start at 10am and gaming starts at 11am (times are according to the guy at the shop).
Sep 16

Marines who love Space Marines

Slate published a nice article about the miniature gamers in the military. While they only mention Warhammer 40K by name that’s probably due the fact that it must be by far the most popular game among active duty military.

What kind of people stage make-believe wars with armloads of Space Marines? A lot of the time, it’s real Marines. Games Workshop’s U.S.-based outreach manager estimates that 20 to 25 percent of Games Workshop’s American customers are active members of the military. If you include veterans, she says, that number jumps to about 40 percent. “The bottom line is, there are nerds everywhere,” Carey explains. “I’ve been an infantryman for 20 years. I’m no stranger to fighting. But I’m a total nerd.”

Jun 23

Calendar Change

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