A while ago, I was wondering why there was no roleplaying game based on Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham’s The Expanse book series which was recently turned into a successful TV series. What a lot of people don’t know is that the setting was initially designed as the background for a MMO and later was run as a roleplaying game by Ty Franck.
From what I could find out he actually used d20 Modern (and probably d20 Future) and the game was run on a forum. The protagonists of the series are based on the characters Ty Franck’s players played in that game.
As it now turns out, Green Ronin has successfully secured the license for the Expanse RPG and will release the game in 2018. The game will be powered by Green Ronin’s AGE system, which is among my favorite game systems right now. But what I am really hoping for are lots of background information. The Expanse not only shines because of its story and characters but also because of the highly exciting and detailed setting.
When Green Ronin’s Chris Pramas hinted at an exciting announcement for today, I was actually hoping for an AGE-powered Mass Effect RPG (which will probably never see the light of day), but a game based on The Expanse may be even better!
Welcome back reader. I hope everyone is enjoying my August return. Just like that mythic weather predicting groundhog I may go into my hole soon, so enjoy me while you have me!
Just kidding. Let’s get back to the business of #RPGaDay2017:
August 17: Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?
If you read my Day 1 post, and the myriad other post on which I’ve mentioned the game, you may think the answer to today’s questions is Fading Suns. But it’s not.
I own a lot of games. With the advent of digital publishing that number has grown even more. In recent years, I sometimes buy games to read them, either to learn more about the mechanics, or the setting, without necessarily playing them. They can be inspiration, research, or simply entertainment. That didn’t use to be the case in High School and College. When I got a game, I meant to play it.
That doesn’t mean I played them a lot. Those were the times when the new shinny really distracted me. I wanted to play the brand-new game. We rolled up a character played one or two sessions, and then we moved on. There are many games I love that I want to play, but often we made a character or played a session of them at one time or another.
If this list was games you own and have not played it would be huge! But the game I’ve owned the longest and not played is a very specific one. Some background… Continue reading #RPGaDay2017 Day 17: Oldie and unknown
By now you probably know Fantasy Flight Games is doing a reprint of the Star Wars Role-Playing Game originally published by West End Games for its 30th anniversary. I made video about it on my YouTube Channel and I’m sharing with you all here!
You can get the West End Games D6 games here. Check out Mini Six here.
Check out this Rolling Stones article about the game.
Have a great evening! May the force be with you.