State of the Galaxy

State of the Galaxy

In the far future galaxy of Free Spacer, it is year 362 of the Immortal Age, the dawn of the sixth galactic age. The Milky Way is an archipelago of balkanised Quadrants each with a powerful Cardinal Society at their centres. While Ether Technology’s ability to manipulate and fold Space-Time has linked these powerful Societies uncomfortably close...

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Aliens of Free Spacer: Meet the Atoli

Aliens of Free Spacer: Meet the Atoli

Jeff stomped out of the crowded refugee camp pushing the taller aliens out of his path. The useless medics couldn’t fix his failing rebreather. Still, they were polite enough to mention that he would suffocate in the Nitrogen rich air without it. He cursed himself for coming to this desolate moon. Those gold Atoli sisters should have told him the...

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N00bs, 1st timers, & Scuttling Sessions

I conducted the first Free Spacer playtest session in Toronto with a group of n00bs. The group was one of the biggest I have ever run, six players, not a one who knew a thing about Free Spacer and only two who had really played an RPG. I’m not saying they were complete snow white virgins; they are all video gamers who’ve played CRPGs like Oblivion...

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Creation of Free Spacer Aliens

Last Post I told you all about aliens and my journey to bring aliens into Free Spacer. I was asked to tell you more about “the method used to design your aliens… …How did you determine your desired criteria for what was acceptable and what wasn’t”. Random Alien Generator One of the Pillars of Design for Free Spacer is that the game allows the...

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Aliens: Wrinkled Foreheads vs. Tentacles

Aliens are integral to the setting of my upcoming Space RPG Free Spacer. When I began to create the Free Spacer setting, I had many decisions to make about the people that would populate the Milky Way Galaxy. Would I have Aliens and, if so, what sort do I have? Here are my choices and their emergent repercussions. Life out there… The first and foremost...

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