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Kardashev's Woe

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The atmosphere has been depleted, ocean waters have risen and Humanity has been forced above the waves onto gigantic platforms. Life has found a new balance…until alien communication is intercepted by the Holigarchy (government). Heaven is real and our orbit bounds us together. If we are unprepared for this meeting, our planet will be destroyed. The Holigarchy keeps it secret from everyday citizens like you but a strange alien crystal has pierced its way under your skin with another message. You can save the world.

Over 10 generations you and your descendants will gather intel’, make allies, use subterfuge, espionage, violence or whatever means you find to release the message to the public and trudge higher and higher along the Kardashev Scale.

The Holigarchy won’t be the only ones to get in your way. Fight alien fauna, Terran punks, drones, androids and the all powerful status quo. Kardashev's Woe is a game about the small against the infinite, the weak against the potent and about seemingly insignificant people making global change; fighting, hacking, documenting and altering the path of human history. 

What the play testers had to say.

"I never thought I would enjoy a Sci-Fi RPG but I want to run this for my table."

"I love this world!"

"When I play D&D I always feel like I'm waiting for the next level to get the next cool ability. I'm never just focused on what my character is now. But with the Augment system and the Juice...I have so many options in between levels, I never feel like I'm just waiting to get the next cool thing."

"Did not expect to like the Action Sum mechanic. It's so different from what we're used to but once we got used to it...It is so good!"

"I love that I could feel useful in combat even without doing damage."

"This is what I've been looking for, A game that allows for freedom to do epic sh*t but enough rules to not make it feel like I'm cheating."

"The Bullet Time system feels more like a real fight than AC. I think people experienced in fighting will like it."

"More please!"


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Giles P July 28, 2023 4:04 pm UTC
Love it! No more "one action, one reaction" crippled play. Every move is a strategic calculation of how epic can I go with my remaining action sum this turn, and all without spending 10 mins adding up dice and checking modifier tables and distance conditions! I want to do something, roll it, do it.
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Ohad R July 15, 2023 7:44 pm UTC
What I love about this RPG about our species facing alien judgment are the weird small Sci-Fi ideas hidden in it's tables - A detachable arm that acts like a drone, giving birth to nanobots, a jam tart you can disable electronics with (à la Spaceballs) and a resurrection drug called Phoenix P!$s. Terra in the year of 800 PS might be a dreary place, yet it's filled with quirky Sci-Fi concepts that put a smile on my face.
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Christopher N July 17, 2023 12:42 am UTC
Thanks! Glad you enjoyed!
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