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Kill Space Monsters, Take Their Space Stuff. A science fiction dungeon crawl roleplaying game by Josh Roby & Ryan Macklin! Read more

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This project was successfully funded on November 1, 2011.

Kill Space Monsters, Take Their Space Stuff. A science fiction dungeon crawl roleplaying game by Josh Roby & Ryan Macklin!

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Catch up on the current status of Void Vultures at its website: http://voidvultures.joshroby.com

Void Vultures is a pick-up-and-play science fiction roleplaying game in which you play "salvage experts" picking apart dangerous derelict space stations to keep your home township alive.  Play is quick, fun, and light; you can clear a derelict in an hour or two, or take on a behemoth over the course of a few hours.

Our new system, Rülsleit, makes tactical combat zip by in a storm of bullets, mutant talons, and explosive decompression.  Play as a mercenary Marine, a tough-as-nails Reaver, a harried team Commander, savvy Recon, or tech-wizard Engineer.  The game is designed to emulate cinematic firefights—less strike-parry-dodge and more cover-aim-fire—in a tight, elegant package.

Void Vultures comes in a few parts:

  • The core book, Rüls of the Void, will weigh in at a mere 24 pages, packed with explosive gameplay.  Backers can check out the document in development and participate in the playtest; all feedback is welcomed! Rüls of the Void is FUNDED.
  • The first expansion, Derelicts of the Void, will fill your mind with another 24 pages of lootable—er, salvageable—derelicts, each with its own special challenge in extracting its resources.  Derelicts of the Void is FUNDED.
  • The second expansion, Horrors of the Void, will invade your brain with 24 more pages of off-the-hook options for your salvage experts themselves and the terrible threats they face.  Play void vultures with mind-bending Psi powers or augmented with powerful Cyber.  Confront the treacherous Void Syndicate or quail before the New Solar Order.  Horrors of the Void will be released exclusively to backers.  Horrors of the Void is FUNDED.
  • The third expansion, Dreadnoughts of the Void, will use your head as a landing pad for 24 more pages to fill the space between derelict and homeship.  Do you travel on a scrappy little transport or a heavily-armed corvette?  When the homeship is under attack or when rival salvage teams fight over a valuable derelict, of course the solution is armored mechs.  And even though solar civilization is in tatters, the war rages on, pitting homeship against space rock against orbital fort.  Dreadnoughts of the Void expands your game as your void vultures advance, widening the scope of your adventures.  Dreadnoughts of the Void is FUNDED.

Void Vultures is a ransomed product; once finished, Rüls and Derelicts will be freely downloadable for all.  Our loyal, generous, and very appreciated backers will become the only source for the awesome and terrible powers detailed in Horrors of the Void. Backers at the $10 level or higher will get the real big toys described in Dreadnoughts of the Void.

So shrug into your power armor and charge up your gauss guns, because there's loot out there waiting for you.  Your backing of Void Vultures brings you closer to the secrets whispered only in the deepest corners of the void…

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    Get in on the playtest immediately and get the PDF when the game is complete.

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    Playtest & all the PDFs: Rüls, Derelicts, Horrors, and (if we break $2500) Dreadnoughts. Named as a Scrapper's Mate in the Acknowledgements.

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    Playtest & PDF, plus get a monster attack named after or by you. Named as a Dirty Scavvy in the Acknowledgements.

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    Playtest & PDF, plus get a monster named after or by you. Named as a Junk Monkey in the Acknowledgements.

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    Playtest & PDF, plus get a piece of technology named after or by you. Named as a Station-Stripper in the Acknowledgements.

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    Playtest & PDF, plus get an attack, monster, and piece of tech named after or by you AND get a terrible, terrible piece of Void Vultures art by Josh, yours to burn in disgust. Listed as Shitpicker Emeritus in the Acknowledgements!

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    Playtest & PDF, plus get a whole derelict station named after you AND a print of art that goes into the final game. Listed as Grand Magpie in the Acknowledgements!

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