I picked this game up because I'm really interested in running it but I have a little problem that you might be able to help me with. I want to print it out to have a physical version but I can't figure out how I would do that. The spreads don't seem to be made to print or is there just something I'm missing.
In The Light Of A Ghost Star
A downloadable Pen and Paper RPG
Earth was abandoned ages ago during the red giant expansion. Now, dimly lit by the ghost light of a dead white dwarf, it lies layered with eons of forgotten civilizations. From the warmth of Martian reactor cities, scavengers hire illegal transportation to earth to delve into its depths, looking for ancient treasures. There they must deal with ghosts, machines and the strange life that has evolved on humankind’s abandoned home planet.
In The Light Of A Ghost Star is a rules-lite system and setting for sci-fi roleplaying. It comes with a hex crawl and random tables that can also be used with other RPG systems.
Files include the main pdf, the main pdf in spread format for easier tablet viewing, a character sheet pdf that includes the game rules on the back, and an 11x17 pdf of the sample adventure hex map.
|Author||Highland Paranormal Society|
|Tags||DRM Free, dungeoncrawl, Game Jam, osr, print-and-play, scifi, Space, tabletop, zine|
|Asset license||Creative Commons Attribution_ShareAlike v4.0 International|
|Average session||A few hours|
In order to download this Pen and Paper RPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $2 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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The spreads are for digital viewing and not set up for print. I print using the non spread version and Adobe Acrobat. Acrobat has a booklet option for printing. There is other software that does this as well. I will try to make a print ready booklet file when I get a chance.
Excellent RPG and adventure! Weird and evocative!
Question about Nergal, the Astro-Lich. Might be my poor english, but I need to ask why you sometimes use plural form to describe this NPC?
Sometimes in english the third person plural pronoun "they" is used as a non-gendered pronoun to indicate a single person of unknown or indeterminate gender. For example, if you have just come back from answering the doorbell, I might ask you "what did they want?" because I do not know the gender of the person who is at the door. This has been a feature of colloquial english since about the 14th century.
More recently, it can also be a personal preference for some people to be referred to as "they" if they do not feel like the masculine or feminine forms describe their experience of gender. It is generally considered polite to respect this.
In this case, I would suspect that Nergal, the Astro-Lich, is not gendered because can an Astro-Lich be said to have a gender? Who knows! They're an ancient and unknowable being, bored with this reality, who can shoot lightning from their hands!
Just a question about the fight procedure.
The character must do a fighter statistics test.
Does this test follow the overall rule of 4 or more to succeed, as explained in the Gameplay paragraph, and then determine the damage resulting from the weapon used? If the test fails, does the character take direct damage from the opponent?
Or is the fight managed with a test in opposition, stat of Fighter of the character against stat of Fighter of the opponent? So, if that's the case, there are no Fighter stat for any opponent in the rules .. :-(
Thanks for the explanation
It follows the same 4 or more rule, roll damage on success. Thanks JeePee!
And on fail, roll the opponent's damage to decrease the health of the player's character ? True?
I really like the use of professions/classes as stats. Very clear and flexible.
Just ran the sample dungeon. My first time DMing something and I was shocked how simple it is to run! Even improvised NPCs and created some characters I want to keep. Fungal Star Goblin twins Mooki and Rooki are going to have to come back.
Awesome! Please keep me updated on Mooki and Rooki. I love to hear how other people use the star goblins. Thanks for playing!
Decided to differentiate Mooki and Rooki from the Goblins by making their race a cousin of the Goblins called Imps. They will run a shop on the Mars station (Player home) while their porpoise parents are away, causing mischief and aggravating my scientist party members.
Amazing! Do you mind me sharing this on my blog? and do you have a website or way you'd like to be credited?