Wednesday, 18 January 2023

A sequel to Those Dark Places - PRESSURE: INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE FICTION ROLEPLAYING

Well - the synth-cat is out of the bag!

I've written a sequel to Those Dark Places - PRESSURE: INDUSTRIAL SCIENCE FICTION ROLEPLAYING, written by me & illustrated by Nathan J. Anderson.

It's a slightly different beast - it uses the original rules but has expanded skills so that you can more define your PC as well as use them in campaign games, options to play the game grim but less lethal, vehicles, starship rules, a complete setting from life on earth to the outer stars, expanded information on the companies, optional rules for cybernetics, an adventure, and the original game is fully compatible.

It's out October/November of this year. How very exciting!


Art by Nathan J Anderson

Sunday, 1 January 2023

Welcome to 2023, and Farsight Games!

Farsight Games is a small indie publisher producing official material for the Those Dark Places #rpg from Osprey Games, and new #ttrpgs for the rules-light Hi5 System.

All quick, cheap and easy to play. Perfect for one-shots and convention games!



Friday, 23 December 2022

Happy Holidays!

That's pretty much me done for 2022, so all that remains is for me to wish you all a very Happy Holiday and a fantastic New Year! 



Friday, 9 December 2022

COSMIC QUEST - A supplement for the Those Dark Places RPG AVAILABLE NOW!

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Those Dark Places was conceived and written as a dark sci-fi roleplaying game, where players faced the dangers and horrors of working in deep space. I was emulating my favourite dark science fiction of the 1970s and 1980s.

However, I also have a deep love for other kinds of science fiction, especially the kind where adventures take place on treks into unexplored space (wink wink). Where heroes can fight against the darkness, or bring hope to those who have none, or further the boundaries of mankind. These characters and adventures bring light to the dark places of the universe.



This supplement contains rules and ideas for your Those Dark Places games if you 
don’t want to explore the bleak corporate-ravaged future of the core rulebook and prefer to travel the stars in brightly lit starships to experience the adventure, excitement and thrill of exploring new worlds, strange or not (nudge nudge).

Cosmic Quest is a handbook to help you use the core rules of Those Dark Places for exciting games of stimulating exploration, exciting combat and heroic deeds.

You can create characters exactly the same way as you normally would using the core rules, but there are some adjustments to make. As this is more of a high adventure game the PCs will be tougher and more capable, as well as be able to shrug off danger and possibly cheat death.

This supplement doesn’t come with a setting, but a galaxy where a collection of like-minded worlds exploring the frontiers of space comes to mind.



Thursday, 24 November 2022

'Horror at Harris Station' - Out now!


SITREP – Harris Research Station on the moon Prague Six has sent out an emergency distress call. It is a standard beacon with no other information. Harris Research Base is a medical facility specialising in battlefield medicine. The aim is for soldiers to be able to inject a compound into their body where the organ or limb is damaged beyond repair, and have it grow back in a matter of hours. Other than that we have no information as its a closed secure facility.

MISSION – Enter the research station, ascertain the situation and report. A fully equipped follow-up vessel will arrive within 24 hours of your arrival.

'Horror at Harris Station' is a complete adventure for FIRETEAM - Rules Light Military Science Fiction Roleplaying. The rulebook is required for play.

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NOTICE – This game contains scenes of body horror and violence. Use whatever safety tools you wish to make sure that the session is fun and exciting for everyone.

Sunday, 20 November 2022

New possible WIP - WEST RPG

I'm not saying I'm going to write it - yet - but I've already figured out adapting the Fireteam rules to make it specific for the genre as well as making it... a bit weird.

It's the fault of The English.






New Material for Fireteam Part 3

After watching a video about the Yamato anime it struck me that a huge part of military sci-fi is about the starships, so I'm having some ideas about a sourcebook regarding the vessels of the Fireteam universe and the people that crew them. Space navy campaigns can be fun.





Friday, 11 November 2022

New Material for Fireteam Part 2

 ... and then there's Titan Gate, something I still haven't decided on what it's going to be, adventure or sourcebook. It details a central staging area for the Combine war machine which comes under attack. I guess it could be both

There's a lot in the pipeline for Fireteam.



New material for Fireteam

This another project for Fireteam I'm working on - I'm experimenting with short combat missions, to open new ideas, equipment and locations.

This one is a mashup of The Thing and Starship Troopers - at least, that's my pitch to myself. It will end up far different, I'm sure.



FIRETEAM Rules Light Military Science Fiction Roleplaying is now an Electrum Best Seller!

FIRETEAM Rules Light Military Science Fiction Roleplaying is now an Electrum Best Seller!

Thanks to all who got it this far!