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Void Above - Quickstart Set

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Global release in October 2024 following our Kickstarter!

Void Above is a standalone hard sci-fi RPG about a crew of Spacers (players) who take and complete Contracts: complex jobs that require teamwork and clever thinking. 

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From scavenging to space station repairs, to business negotiations and sleuthing in nightclubs. It’s all set in a hard sci-fi backdrop where you care about things like oxygen and gravity, where faster than light travel is a myth.

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Void Above was is a recent Kickstarter success by Murkdice: creators of Top 10 PocketQuest and Silver Bestseller Sci-fi RPG Restruct, one-page dark fantasy RPG Mud & Blood and it's scenario pack Written in Blood, and Rotten Hags.

Void Above is about problem solving. 

You deal with tense situations with your head, not with a gun.

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This is supported by a focused gaming system that gives Hosts (GMs) all the tools they need to run short and long term games. 

It’s accessible by design, Hosts without experience of running RPGs before will find the support they need.

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System Features:

  • Skill focused, d6 roll under system with partial successes.
  • Flexible Injury and Stress systems where Hosts and Spacers work together to move the story forward in the most tense situations.
  • A Gear system that rewards players for picking the right tool, and features breaking and mending. 
  • An escalation chart to help Hosts make situations more complicated.
  • More in the full game: Spacer/Ship creation and advancement, travel rules, professional gear to name a few.
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This Quickstart Set comes with:

  • 4 pre-generated characters.
  • Rules you need to play a session or two.
  • A pre-written scenario for the Host (GM), including handouts, to run for a group of Spacers (players).

Everything you need to try Void Above right now!

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March 31, 2024 5:43 pm UTC
I love this game — and I’m a backer for the KS so I’ve read the pdf of the full game. The one odd point: While in concept I like the idea of not needing combat rules (because, ideally, not getting into combat situations), it seems to me that in the default setting in which you have multiple conflicting factions with resources to fight over, plus lots of small ships full of Spacers doing not-necessarily legal jobs in the interstices between them, it’s hard to imagine that combat *doesn’t* happen from time to time. If I had to pin it down, I would say that Sol feels more like hard-sf Traveller than, say, For All Mankind/Pioneer. So do you have thoughts on how one would handle it?
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Luke S March 31, 2024 8:08 pm UTC
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Hey there!

There's a couple of ways I approach this.

1) While the rules are intended to stop the PCs from being able to commit violence, there is nothing to say you can't put them in situations where that is happening! If you want your setting to be a place where violence happens, the only suggestion is that the Spacers have to puzzle their way out since they aren't fighters, rather than simply attacking back like in some other RPGs.

2) For me, factions and illegal operations don't necessarily have to have a common path to violence. I would look into the history of dodgy corporate activities and organised crime, where people aren't directly hurt in violent acts but the conflict is carried out through financial avenues, industrial sabotage and so on. In essence, there's lots of ways to develop aggressive themes and tension without direct combat.

Hope that helps! Come by the discord if you want to chat more!
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Esteban R December 21, 2023 7:39 pm UTC
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Very nice layout. Easy to read.
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Luke S December 23, 2023 1:38 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for reading through! And for your compliments!
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