Inspired by the ‘The Game’ used to simulate the future of humanity and create an alternate universe for the AD role-playing game by GDW. We have taken it. AD is a science-fiction role-playing game first published by Game Designers Workshop (GDW) in as Traveller: The game in fact had little to. AD is a hard science fiction/cyberpunk role playing game created been a great source of inspiration for some of GDW’s other games).

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Still, the fighting is far from over. The beauty of the view brought a gentle smile to my face. The Military in AD hosts one of the best collections of military articles and art for the game. zd

Having come to Kormoran for a peaceful break from Kafer fighting, the player characters find themselves cast into the thick of a mounting conflict with hordes of aliens who can throw spears through plate armor. The game has absolutely no relation to Traveller, except that they were both developed by GDW. Numerous Kafer warships continue to operate within the French Arm, raiding colonies, attacking unprotected shipping, and ambushing stray warships.

Also, practical means of faster-than-light FTL travel have been discovered, leading to the exploration and colonization of planets orbiting nearby stars. Kafer Sourcebook AD role playing game. But what should I have expected in a city that’s rotten to the core? Although Aurore Sourcebook is intended to be used with Kafer Dawn, the module is not needed to complete the information presented in this sourcebook.

Rules cover the power plant and stutterwarp drives, the advanced weaponry of the age, and the defensive countermeasures which will keep your ship alive in a hostile environment. This article needs additional citations for verification. Pictured on the box cover are two Kennedy -class cruisers. Because ships need to reach a world within this distance, the effect of this limitation is the creation of lanes along which travel and commerce are conducted and along which wars are fought, the Arms mentioned above.


But a Bavarian built it – and he thinks he’s found a problem. Enjoying good relations with the Civilized Eber nations and with Manchuria which holds the reins of power vdw the Chinese Armthe enclave may someday divine the deep secrets of the Civilized Ebers.

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A rich and coveted pocket of stars lies a mere light-years away. He noticed the laser scars on the Kafer battleship where defense systems had destroyed a gun tower.

The encounter, like that war, could conceivably spell the end of the human race. Some generalizations apply, as exemplified by the names given to the three arms of human space, but virtually every nation on Earth is now represented throughout man’s stellar community. He was a man on the run, and sooner or later his enemies would find him and destroy what was left his shattered life.

Lesser routes leading off the arms are called “Fingers”. The Astronomischen-Rechen Institut ARIa foundation pledged to extend the boundaries of human exploration and human knowledge, recognizes this potential and has for years been in preparation for the long voyage to this fabled cache of stars.

The character generation system was similar to Traveller’swith a “life path” system.

Eventually the Kafers were driven back from Eta Bootis system except for a small number of ground troops which remain to threaten the safety of the colonists on the planet Aurore and even from Arcturus, where the ill-fated research station hangs in orbit around that gde, enigmatic star. This page was last modified on 7 Januaryat Even to grow food is a struggle of sizable dimensions.

The map extends far beyond the furthest reaches of human settlement, into the realms of aliens and the unexplored. Intended as a “harder” alternative to GDW’s earlier Traveller science af game, the first edition was titled Traveller: It examines all wd the nations of Earth, describing what life is like for their citizens, from daily work to entertainment to travel.


GDW 2300 AD – the original SFRPG

For the referee, Ships of the French Arm is an invaluable source of encountered vessels both friendly and otherwiseand ships the adventurers might be travelling on. Now, with the dawning of the 24th century, Texas has signed a landmark agreement with the Civilized Eber nation of Black Sky to build an Eber steam train line through the Great Desert.

Tension continues to grow as they seek to consolidate their position and the British and Germans seek to undermine it. The vehicle for that mission has been carefully designed and purposefully crewed for the tenuous journey across uncharted stars. Aurore Sourcebook contains background information on Aurore, allowing the Traveller: Through a nearby viewport he could see the huge Kafer battleship approaching, its bulk blotting out the stars.

Detailed character generation, starship operations and combat, and economics make Traveller: Covering the origin and evolution of the Kafers, the Kafer Sourcebook goes into the details of the Kafer homeworld and explains Kafer motivations and drives, their history, their society and social structure, and their technology.

A faster than light device called the Stutterwarp Drive allows mankind to colonize other solar systems. The “wonder-tech” of space opera is deliberately absent, with the notable exception of faster-than-light travel. I have posted the latest version of the rules, these are the rules that we will be using for at least the next Turn.

To do so, we have included information on four subjects: The conquest of the stars has just gds. You are invited to join Mission Arcturus and to explore what’s left of the human research station between the battle fleets.