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“I’m getting a signal.” Dalil’s voice crackled over the com. “We’re close.” The navigator gazed into the darkness ahead, his face ghostly pale in the cold glow from the tabula in his hands.

Radwa nodded silently for her comrades to advance, approaching the strange ruins in the moonscape. The only sound they could hear was their own breathing through the air filters, and the soft crunch under their boots.The floodlights from the freighter Narzalus behind them cast long shadows of the trio.

“Something is wrong, boss.” The sharp voice of Jhara broke the silence. Her vulcan rifle hummed as the tall woman from Sadaal activated her weapon. Without turning, Radwa raised her hand to still her friend.

“Easy, Jha,” she whispered over the com.

The explorers shone their suit-mounted flashlights over the ruins. Alien signs were carved into the smooth dark surfaces. In the light, they seemed to be glowing.

Something slowly unraveled before them. A darkness rose from the surface of the dead moon, reaching towards the starry sky above them.

“Mercy of the Icons!” Radwa gasped, and felt a chill spread throughout her body.

Coriolis – The Third Horizon is a science fiction role-playing game from the makers of critically acclaimed Mutant: Year Zero (six-time nominee and winner of a Silver Ennie for Best Rules 2015).

The free quickstart rules contains all you need to get started playing Coriolis - The Third Horizon!

  • Full character creation rules
  • Full rules for skills and combat
  • "Dark Flowers" - a high-paced introductory scenario
  • Ready to play Player Characters



  • Create your unique player character – including skills, talents, gear and relationships – in mere minutes.
  • Fight fast and furious battles, praying to the Icons to overcome your enemies.
  • Build and crew your own spaceship, to explore the many star systems of the Third Horizon.
  • Experience thrilling spaceship duels, using a game system that puts all player characters at the heart of the action.
  • Take part in the intrigue between powerful factions on the majestic space station Coriolis.
  • Uncover the mysteries of the Third Horizon, a rich tapestry of cultures that have settled the stars.

“The game's authors describe it as ‘Arabian Nights in space’ and it fulfills that brief marvelously. Style 5/5, Substance 5/5.”

– RPG.NET Review

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Christian F February 13, 2021 9:18 am UTC
Looks great. I love the content. Only minus is the missing spaceship sheet.
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Nathan H October 25, 2019 7:41 am UTC
Too much art. Cathartic hyperbole follows:

They left themselves no room for the text so it's 2 pt font with a single sentence per page
And there's 5GB of art on every page so it takes 5 minutes to scroll half a page

I wanted to like it. Instead I'm telling my GM that I will try it if he promises I NEVER have to look at this PDF. It enrages me.
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Cameron D October 08, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
Check out my full review and discussion on Comics, Clerics, & Controllers on Facebook, otherwise an awesome and new interpretive take on the somewhat bloated space opera genre.
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Pierre S February 21, 2017 9:55 pm UTC
When I click the "Add to Cart" button, it starts me off with a quantity of 2 instead of 1. That's no big deal since it's a free product, but you may want to correct that bug.
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Marcus B February 10, 2017 9:24 pm UTC
This is a great quick start, alas it does not contain the character creation rules like the description says but some pregens. It still contains most of the rules of the full game except space combat.
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Scott N February 10, 2017 7:34 pm UTC
Whens the POD available won't buy without a POD+PDF combo.
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