Stars of Empire-Second Edition Steampunk VSF RPG
Stars of Empire is a hard science Victorian Science Fiction/Steampunk role playing game. We've done the research-You get to PLAY!
TWO PROJECTS FOR THE PRICE OF ONE!
WE ARE ADDING THE LAND FIGHTING MACHINES BOOK AS PART OF THIS PROJECT!
We will be producing the Land Fighting machines book for the HQC Universe, over 100 designs, 3D graphics, histories, orders of battle and tables of organization and equipment and color schemes! The book should run about 300 pages and will be out by June 2016.
Help us fund The Second Edition of Stars of Empires, the core Role Playing rules for the Hive, Queen and Country Victorian Science Fiction universe. Referees and Players will find this an extraordinary place to adventure, detailed and playable.
So why a Second Edition?
The Hive, Queen and Country Universe is a hard Science-Science Fiction setting. First published in 2010 the background has been researched and discussed for over a decade. The detailed Universe has been created by a community of Role Playing and Miniatures Gamers, historians, scientists, engineers, lawyers, rogues, vagabonds, and heroes, Hive, Queen and Country has unprecedented depth and scope, with the flexibility to allow you to set pretty much any sort of campaign your game master and players desire. We present a detailed and fully realized game universe: Steampunk with an emphasis on the Steam-not the punk!
WHAT HAVE PEOPLE SAID ABOUT OUR PREVIOUS GAMES?
The Hive and the Flame-Awards
The Miniatures Page Readers Poll 2011-Best Science Fiction Supplement
2014 Winner of Gunney Award for Most Cinematic Game
2013 Winner of Gunney Award for Most Enjoyable Scenario
Comments from Amazon
First Edition of Stars of Empire:
I finally got to play in a game of this. It was great! The book gave the GM enough material to create a completely believable world and made it challenging to get through. The GM did the character generation and I felt that all were well balanced with skills and equipment. Great game all around. I can't wait to play it again!
Excellent work. Characters are believable. Settings are fantastic, yet realistic. Scenarios are engaging and well thought out. All in all a great work.
Flying Machines of the Worlds 1902:
This is fun book packed with info, loads of fun just to sit and read. Would work for almost any system.
First Edition of Stars of Empire:
FOR WHOM THE GEAR TURNS
. . . if you enjoy d-20 games and are looking for a Steampunk world to immerse yourself in, I would definitely check out this title. There are tons of creatures, settings and characters available to create interesting scenarios and keep you engaged. The tone is realistic and the story has gravitas, so be prepared to assemble a group of serious gamers to play with.
Our First Stretch Goal! Unlocks at 4,000.00
Although it might be a bit optimistic I'd like to announce our first stretch goal: The Players Manual. This will condense all the material from the core book needed by players to create characters and play the game into a single separate, less expensive volume. This will allow a Game Master to keep his or her secrets while allowing players to have their own source book.
Risks and challenges
This is our second Kickstarter Project and the fourth book we are publishing at Aerolyth Enterprises. In our first Kickstarter we promised a 256 page full color book detailing Venus. We delivered a 309 page work, and with the exception of the signed book plates we delivered on time! We have a lot of material we need to complete before these projects are ready. There is a lot of writing and play testing that is required. The basic outlines of both books are complete but we still need to format all the information, do continuity checks and produce a pair of products that are attractive and filled with usable information.
We have a number of artists that will work on this project, so we have every hope that if one should be unable to complete their work we will be able to find alternates.
The vehicle project has two authors, Terry Sofian and Arun Rodrigues. We have collaborated on a book already and work well together. Our skill sets overlap so we should be able to ensure completion of that item.
Single point failures exist with Arun and Terry. Arun is the lead person for the graphics and Terry is lead for the text and background. We do not anticipate any tremendous issues with that, both the first two projects are well along.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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