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M-SPACE RPG is launching today

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M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Clarence Redd » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:59 am

After three years of development, FrostByte Books finally releases M-SPACE d100 roleplaying in the far future.

Built upon the Mythras engine, it's a game with a new take on a classic set of rules. BRP-based games are often quick to learn and have a slightly gritty edge, and with a few strategic innovations like Extended Conflicts, modular starship design, and combat Special Effects, opportunities for creative play are greatly expanded on in M-SPACE.

Extended Conflicts is an entirely new mechanic, used to make any conflict as detailed as the players want. You can turn, for example, cocktail parties, pod races and interpretations of obscure manuscripts into thrilling gameplay. Any situation the players decide to focus on uses the same basic mechanics, making them very easy to adapt. Common elements of the d100-engine are used - opposed skill rolls and characteristics - but combined in a new way for more flexible storytelling.

The modular approach to starship design is a first in the BRP/d100 world, with building blocks added in a very straightforward way. Combined with Mythras' creative combat, rewired for starships, the space opera genre is easy to recreate in all its dazzling glory.

Additional chapters cover flexible character creation, passions, modular vehicle design, detailed alien creation, world building, star mapping and rules for creating and running organizations. All in all, a complete setup for most sci-fi needs.

Returning to the roots of roleplaying, the game is not tied to a specific setting. Instead, it works as a toolbox for GameMasters and players to easily create their own imaginary universes. Several world books and campaigns are planned for release in the year to come.

M-SPACE is available as a 220-page softback from Lulu today, on September 19. Link: http://www.frostbytebooks.com

FrostByte Books is a small publishing company in the south of Sweden. We simply can't get enough of mesmerizing imaginary worlds, and the creative power RPGs bring to their players. M-SPACE is our first roleplaying game.

M-SPACE is published under a Mythras Gateway license provided by The Design Mechanism.


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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Matt_E » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:26 am

Nicely done--very stylish... I'm jealous. :-)
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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby loz » Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:28 am

This is excellent news! Congrats to Clarence for getting M-Space into production. He's been a pleasure to work with.

TDM really must consider releasing a Mythras Imperative, M-Space compatible, hard SF scenario, possibly written by Pete, possibly involving a high body count, at some point in the future...
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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Tathas » Mon Sep 19, 2016 9:50 am

Congrats! I'm sadly going to need to wait for the PDF as I long ago ran out of space for printed material.
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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Clarence Redd » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:34 am

loz wrote:TDM really must consider releasing a Mythras Imperative, M-Space compatible, hard SF scenario, possibly written by Pete, possibly involving a high body count, at some point in the future...


Looking forward to this : ) In M-SPACE no one can hear you scream (I actually prefer that, given my tinnitus).

I will try to finish the PDF as quickly as possible.
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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Matt_E » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:35 am

loz wrote: possibly written by Pete, possibly involving a high body count


Um, if you can get the first one, doesn't the second come for free?
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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Saigo » Mon Sep 19, 2016 10:57 am

Tathas wrote:Congrats! I'm sadly going to need to wait for the PDF as I long ago ran out of space for printed material.


+1
when I could buy the pdf of the book? and where?
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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Clarence Redd » Mon Sep 19, 2016 11:46 am

It will be available in a week or two from DriveThruRPG and our own (soon to be) web shop at www.frostbytebooks.com.
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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Atlatl Jones » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:34 pm

Will you be offering the pdf to those who buy the hardcopy from Lulu?
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Re: M-SPACE RPG is launching today

Postby Pat_Henry » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:58 pm

Atlatl Jones wrote:Will you be offering the pdf to those who buy the hardcopy from Lulu?


My finger is on the Buy button. I'd like to know the same thing before I press.
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