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.
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.
Eclipse Phase Quick-Start Rules
Eclipse Phase Core Rulebook
Eclipse Phase Character Sheet
Catalyst Games Eclipse Phase products
Eclipse Phase main page
Please visit our forums to read the newly posted review of The Manhattan Project by Minion Games.
I barely made it before midnight but here’s a flashback photo from GenCon Anaheim 2005 of the Privateer Press demo table for Warmachine. In hindsight I wish I had given up my Axis & Allies Minis and Dreamblade to start collecting Warmachine way back then.
Have you ever supported a project? If so, why and what ones? If your project funded what cool swag did you get? Visit the forum thread and post your thoughts and experiences.
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.
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
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).
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.”
Privateer Press’ new army buildergamer tracker mobile app War Room is now available for Android and iOS but seems to be getting mixed reviews at best. See our Facebook page for a discussion or our forum thread.
Don’t forget Game Day on Saturday 6/30. Please see the calendar entry and forum thread for more information.
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