From Beyond - FIRST STRIKE Ep.3 will be about 60 pages divided in four Chatpers. The project goal allows to improve the artwork content and thus proceed with the Adventure Path.
DRIVETHRURPG FULFILLED PROJECT.
The Hardcover and Softcover will be printed and shipped by DrivethruRPG, while the PDF will be sent by google drive or by other means.
The text has been corrected by a native english speaker.
In this episode the PCs have reached safely the Cerberus station and successfully saved the whole crew. They have the chance to study the artifact retrieved on the underground plant and, depending on the choices made in From Beyond - DESCENT Ep.2 they probably came back with some unexpected allies. A couple of creepy events occurs on board and the PCs, possibly aided by the NPCs from the previous episode, have to solve them. On of these events include "someone" (or something?) related to From Beyond - DISTRESS CALL Ep.1, and if the PCs have been careful they could sove the problem and eventually turn the situation for better. Everything is going fine (more or less) until the subroutine launches a massive strike, the first strike begins! The PCs are involved in a deadly space battle between them (the Cerberus, the NPCs and the crew) and a swarm of enemies. It will be time to make difficult choices, probably old mates and innocents will die, but they must survive to warn the Federation.
This adventure has a matrix structure and a linear structure. Once the space battle begins the adventure becomes very tactical and the players are required to carefully evaluate their moves. Before the battle begins the players have the chance to explore and discover the station, this will be good once the battle begins. After the battle the boarding starts and the station is invaded by outnumbering forces, if the players did their homework they should be able to contain the enemies for a while and probably save as many civilians as possible. Hit-and-Run tactics, distracion strategies, luring enemies into traps, all of this could be useful to gain time and weaken the enemy.
The adventure includes:
- 1 New Graft - the Cyborg
- "Cerberus Station" datasheet, with maps and dozens of room.
- 1 new starship - automated wardrone
- "Beetle" datasheet, a freighter.
TOP-BOTTOM view of the Cerberus Station
THE HOUSING DECK
THE STORAGE AREA
THE COMMAND ROOM
CERBERUS STATION ART VIEW
DRIVETHRURPG FULFILLMENT :)
Risks and challenges
As per the other projects the main challenge is the language.
I usually write my own stories in english and then I have them corrected by a native english speaker.
Then the graphic. I do all the graphic parts on my own, but this time I wanted to cooperate with a graphic designer to add some creatures.
All the mapping are made by me.
- (40 days)