A downloadable game

A science fiction tabletop RPG set at the end of the 21st century, where you play oppressed, marginalised, and disillusioned citizens living in a socially divided but ultraconnected society.

The Earth is a dying remnant of the climate crisis, left to burn by the richest 1% who now live a life of luxury in vast space stations floating at Earth’s stable Lagrange Points. Mars is a wild frontier colonised by scientists and corporations and torn apart by factional warfare. You are anarchists, survivors, rebels, hacktivists, and high-tech radicals, fighting for social justice in an unjust world.

PERIHELION is inspired by the movies of Neill Blomkamp; The Expanse series by James S. A. Corey; the Takeshi Kovacs novels by Richard Morgan; Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams; Third World War by Pat Mills & Carlos Ezquerra; Appleseed by Masamune Shirow; and the Sprawl Trilogy by William Gibson.

PERIHELION features:

  • A detailed lifepath system for creating all sorts of characters, from slum gangers to spacecraft captains and popular social media influencers
  • A D10 dice pool system that uses opposed rolls to resolve actions (it's all about "you vs. them")
  • A core mechanic that rewards characters for overcoming adversity and facing personal hardship
  • Detailed rules for managing dynamic social scenes, computer hacking, space flight, combat, microgravity and more!
  • A wealth of background material covering the decades leading up to 2098; from Earth's climate disaster, through the rise of the United Democratic Commonwealth and the AI revolution, to the corporate conflicts of the latter half of the century

CURRENT STATUS: IN DEVELOPMENT


When finished, PERIHELION will be available as a free CC BY-NC-SA PDF. If you want, you can always buy me a cuppa!

Updated 17 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(2)
AuthorDozy Wolf Games
GenreRole Playing
TagsCyberpunk, Dystopian, lifepath, Sci-fi, Space, Tabletop

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PERIHELION - Characters v1.0.pdf 42 MB
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