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Thought space was full of horror? Try being trapped 70 metres underwater. On your own. In the dark.

THOUSAND EMPTY LIGHT is a psychedelic-xerox adventure zine that brings solo play to Mothership RPG. Written throughout as an in-game corporate document, the zine takes the core game’s rules and builds a procedure for playing single handedly. It is a 40 page survival horror adventure, short story and universal solo toolkit all wrapped up into one.

The adventure casts the player in the role of a lamplighter hired by the HAZMOS service corporation. Their job? Enter an abandoned underwater tunnel on an uninhabited planet alone and restore power and light to each section. As they proceed, the player will discover that things aren’t quite what they seem.

THOUSAND EMPTY LIGHT features a d50 table of safety signs for determining narrative detail, inspired by the ‘semiotic standard’ created for the 1979 Alien movie. This is designed to be useful as a solo oracle for Mothership and other sci-fi games generally.

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Kyle W February 03, 2023 5:01 am UTC
Any chance of a full colour PDF? like yellow cover and whatnot? bought on, and loved it.
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Brian R January 13, 2023 2:19 pm UTC
I can't review as I purchased this from the Kickstarter, but this is a quality solo adventure for Mothership. A truly novel idea to use the "semiotic standard" to help inform what happens next. Dark and foreboding atmosphere are well established.

Seek out on the the play examples available for free online to get an idea of how it all works out. Highly recommended. Will be looking out for future Mothership products from the Valley.
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This title was added to our catalog on November 28, 2022.
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