Another Friday, another post in the Sci-Fi Fridays! series, I’m currently sharing the background I’ve written for my Savage Worlds sci-fi campaign. You’ve all been seeing a lot of these materials before my players (well I know some of them read the blog, but not all…), but this week I finally compiled all this material and made copies for my players. The hardcopy version came in at a whopping 245 pages. My friend Daniel Perez, aka Highmoon, suggested I should compile it and publish it. I asked a couple of weeks ago, but I’ll do it one more time, would you be interested in seeing all this material formatted and compiled in a PDF? If there is interest I may just do it.
Now on to part 2 of the fiction piece that serves as a direct introduction to where the first session will begin. Continue reading
At first I want to apologize for not having posted in a while. At first I was busy with preparations for our German Free RPG Day convention and then my mental health issues kicked in again. Sigh, sometimes life just isn’t fair. But let’s get to the topic at hand: Fate Accelerated.
Ever since Fate Accelerated was announced as one of the stretch goals during the Fate Core Kickstarter I was extremely excited. A simplified Fate Core ruleset on just 32 pages sounded just awesome.
Recently I was asked by a friend if I could run a game using Fate Accelerated for him. We haven’t decided on a setting yet, so I thought it would be very interesting to look at the games other people have run using FAE. So please, my dear readers, let me know what you used Fate Accelerated for. Did you use vanilla FAE or did you switch some things around? Please share your experiences with us! As always every comment is highly appreciated!
This is the 10th post on my weekly series detailing my new Savage Worlds sci-fi campaign. So far it’s been mostly fluff, except for the post on Aliens and on House Rules. This week I tackle some general topics about the campaign, calendars and time keeping, languages spoken, cybernetics and drugs.
I’ve been sharing these as I’ve been finishing them. Looking back, the presentation has been haphazard, and there is still a ways to go. I’ve got a question for you dear reader… Would you be interested in me compiling all these and sharing them in one document? Would they be useful to you or do you like to search for them in individual posts? And as long as I’m asking, where you ok with me posting a link to a PDF document of the House Rules or are you less likely to read it if it’s not posted on the blog? Let me know what you think on the comments.
Just in case, the link to last week’s post. And now on to what you are here for!
XI. Calendar & Time Keeping
Through humanity’s expansion into the galaxy, many new reckonings have been proposed and established. None have survived very long. Early in mankind’s diaspora to the stars many settlers began new calendars based on important dates such as the establishment of a colony, but the reckoning was only meaningful to locals and its usage confusing to outsiders. The TCGT Courier System continued using the old Earth Gregorian Calendar, also known as the Modern Era reckoning, or ME, common in the Eire-Indo-Nippon Block and the American Alliance. The usage by the TCGT meant that it remained the standard all across the known galaxy and most new reckonings were abandoned in favor of a common timekeeping convention.