Projects Tagged: 'fiction'

UbiquiCity - Press Release

// FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
// 10 FEB 2017

Enter the Augmented Future in UbiquiCity

In UbiquiCity, the world is augmented and identity is fluid. Satellite-guided cars drive themselves. Busy drones fill the skies. Cloud-assisted bots perform once-human jobs. Appliances, vehicles, buildings, media devices, products, streetlights, roadsigns and even toilets communicate electronically, all under the watchful eye of the AI called "CitySystem". For the inhabitants of the UbiComp zones, life is sweet. But not everyone in the city is so blessed.

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Project Ubi Enters Development Phase

Have you ever curated an anthology? How about curating an anthology that's written collaboratively while writing a GM's sourcebook based on it? Anybody? Beuller?

Well, I'm doing it right now, and it's - uh - it's a lot. It's YUGE.

But it's going pretty well so far, and this week I opened up all the social media pages and made the announcements: Project Ubi is underway!

WTF is Project Ubi? Fair question.

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Building UbiquiCity

A medium-sized metropolis of the early 22nd century, the sprawling development known colloquially as “UbiquiCity” is the latest of the continent’s candidate cities to have completed a civic upgrade of public services in its central business district, along with more than half of its urban and suburban districts. This upgrade establishes control of all services – via pervasive sensor networks and computer systems – under the watchful eye of the CitySystem AI. These wealthy and powerful districts possess the latest in smart technology, with every building, device and control system connected via the Internet Of Things.

Cars and trucks drive themselves, drones fill the skies, cloud-trained robots perform once-human jobs. Phones, homes, appliances, vehicles, media devices, shops, shelves, products, sidewalks, streetlights, roadsigns and even toilets all communicate with each other electronically, and an artificially-intelligent CitySystem manages the distribution, use and recycling of resources for optimal economy. For the inhabitants of the Ubi Zones, life is sweet. But not everyone in the metropolitan region is so blessed...

UbiquiCity will be presented in two ways: (1) as an anthology of short stories about characters and events in a future city where ubiquitous computing is the source of much innovation, rennovation and social disruption, and (2) as a GameMaster’s sourcebook usable with any science fiction roleplaying game featuring future cities and ubiquitous computing.

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Other Borders - Standalone Edition

Other Borders
Curious about "Other Borders"? Click here to read "Five or So Questions" by Brie Sheldon!

A game of drugs, money and magic in the American southwest

There are borders everyone sees: the looming fence with its sporadic observation platforms, the tags claiming this block or that in the name of a local gang or drug cartel, and the wrought-iron fences surrounding gated communities.

There are borders that are real only in our minds, like the imaginary lines that divide country from country, or one race from another.

But in this little southwestern town, another border reveals itself to those gifted with the power to see it: the veil between the worlds. Even today, the old ways of magic are still taught; spells, curses, visions and transformations are still practiced, and opposing clans are locked in a daily battle that no policia would ever understand.


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Black Hole Run - New for DayTrippers

The PCs travel to the survey station Perdurabo: a mobile space laboratory in orbit around a stellar black hole. Their mission is to perform a series of experiments just outside the Event Horizon – a dangerously near approach that has never been attempted.

BLACK HOLE RUN is a DayTrippers adventure module for 2-6 players. Rich in SF tropes and interstellar curiosities, this future science adventure will test your players' tactical and problem-solving skills in a dangerous and chaotic environment. The module pairs traditional roleplaying and problem-solving techniques with the visual mechanics of a mini-boardgame, for a unique adventure experience.

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Other Borders - Expansion for Malandros

There are borders everyone sees: the looming fence with its sporadic observation platforms, the tags claiming this block or that in the name of a local gang or drug cartel, and the wrought-iron fences surrounding gated communities.

There are borders that are real only in our minds, like the imaginary lines that divide country from country, or one race from another.

But in this little southwestern town, another border reveals itself to those gifted with the power to see it: the veil between the worlds. Even today, the old ways of magic are still taught; spells, curses, visions and transformations are still practiced, and opposing clans are locked in a daily battle that no policia would ever understand.

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DayTrippers Golden Age Adventures - now available

THE FUTURE AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE!
DayTrippers Golden Age Adventures is now available in PDF format for your science fiction campaigns!

GOLDEN AGE ADVENTURES is an anthology of 16 roleplaying adventures based on "Golden Age" stories by famous science fiction writers of the 1930s-50s. Each adventure comes with three scenarios, allowing them to be easily dropped in to any science fiction roleplaying campaign.

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DayTrippers - Live Game

On 12 Dec, I ran an exhibition game of DayTrippers for the Rolling Boxcars blog, authored by Keith Mageau. In this 3+ hour session via Google Hangout, characters played by Keith Mageau, Tesla Ranger and Lloyd Gyan risk their fictional lives, appearing in the top-rated surreality show of 2115: HyperSurvive!
Here's the video.

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Malandros Stretch Goals

The Kickstarter campaign for Tom McGrenery's Malandros has funded, and I will be writing one of the stretch goals: a modern magical reality piece called Other Borders.

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DayTrippers GameMasters Guide Now Available

IT'S OUT IN THE WILD! The DayTrippers GameMasters Guide is available now in PDF format. Get ready for the next level of Auteur GameMastering: an infinite variety of surreal science fiction tales are waiting to emerge at your table.

Psychic Content.
Oracular Prep.
Narrative Resolution.
Vertical Control.
High Bleed.
You've played like this before, but you've never seen rules for it.

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