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The Living Galaxy


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(but hang on a sec, I need to realign the neutron flux modulator)

The Stellar Concord, and its council of many species and cultures, has ruled the galaxy for centuries. But danger tears at the fabric of this uneasy alliance, as rogue generals, pirate enclaves, AI mega-systems, and alien entities fight for control. Meanwhile, the enigmatic Voidwalkers manipulate the very fabric of space-time for their own mysterious ends. Into this turmoil, a rag-tag band of interstellar scoundrels is thrust, seeking their fortune on a rusty freighter. Will they perish as so many before them, or rise to become major players in the galactic game?

Welcome to The Living Galaxy, a space opera setting and supplement for ELEMENTAL, and a toolkit full of inspiration for your Trek/Wars/Expanse/Firefly/Galactica type adventures in any system.

Every time The Living Galaxy earns a new bestseller medal on DriveThruRPG, we add more content to it, and the price goes up accordingly. The more people pick it up, the more The Living Galaxy expands! But here’s the fun part: Once you own The Living Galaxy you have access to all of it, including any content that gets added in the future.

Okay, so what’s in the book?

In a word: inspiration! The book aims to super-charge your imagination by putting decades of space opera TV, film and literature at your fingertips and help you craft compelling characters, creatures, items, encounters, adventures and campaigns. It is both a supplement for ELEMENTAL, and a system-agnostic toolkit for any sci-fi RPG. It’s an “anti-canon” setting book: Rather than drowning you in details and lore, it gives you prompts to help you generate your own version of the Living Galaxy or adapt these ideas to an existing setting from popular space adventure media and RPGs.

The initial release contained a total of 72 encounter ideas suitable for any space adventure setting, broken into four categories: exploration, combat, investigation and social.

STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED! The Living Galaxy has earned a COPPER medal.

We’ve added additional tools and tables for generating NPCs, locations, alien creatures and items; ELEMENTAL rules for space battles, a “character sheet” for the players’ ship, character classes, and an introduction to the Living Galaxy setting.

STRETCH GOAL ACHIEVED! The Living Galaxy has earned a SILVER medal.

We've added details on seven alien species playable as PCs, and tools to generate different kinds of scenarios and missions along with hooks, threats, twists and complications.

ELEMENTAL is a remarkably fast and flexible RPG for any character, any setting, any story. Go to the Gildor Games main page to see the expanding line of ELEMENTAL adventures and tools for gaming in space, dungeons, and other perilous places. The Complete Guide gives you everything you need to play, and the Discovery Guide lets you check out the game and try it for free.

CONTENT ADVISORY: People have different views around the use of AI-generated art, and we completely respect everyone’s opinion on the matter. Since it may factor into some people’s decision to support a project, we want you to know that The Living Galaxy contains (and would not have been possible without) AI-generated illustrations.

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Oliver B May 08, 2024 7:31 am UTC
Don"t see an option to rate this title as I would rate it with 1* only. The newsletter by dtrpg announced this title as D6 system which is why I bought it ... only to realise it is NOT D6. Essentially IMHO it is just a bunch of D66 tables and some trivia. If that is worth the money is up to you to decide.

I do give props for the intelligent marketing by adding more content over time with achievements unlocked. Content-wise this is a fail for me.
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Gildor G May 08, 2024 3:42 pm UTC
Oliver, sorry this wasn’t the product-system you were expecting! We try to be very informative about our titles so people have an accurate view of what they are getting, precisely to avoid this kind of situation. Send us an email (you’ll find the address on page 2), and we’ll do what we can to make things right for you.
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Matt R May 10, 2024 9:51 pm UTC
The description of this product clearly states that this is a "supplement for ELEMENTAL" and ELEMENTAL is most certainly a D6 system. So I'd say that implying that the publisher is being deceptive isn't really fair.
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