So with the great help of the folks on the Aurora Discord (https://discord.gg/Dp7p6b8), Some things have been clarified and changed.
The new pdf is available on DriveThruRPG.com (http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/131614/Astra-Imperia-2). Some notable changes include adding the preceding level of Metallurgy to the next, in addition to Construction. Slight changes in some formulas. Warp Anchors are proving to be quite a headache. Such as how does one find a ship in FTL from N-Space? So they currently work system-wide (which I don’t like) and are installations. If they are ship systems, the need to detect ships in FTL arises again. Emergence Wave Detectors, by their very name and nature only detect when a ship exits FTL. Maybe some sort of FTL Ripple, similar to a boat’s wake that follows a ship in FTL that is detectable. Regardless, this will need thought and number crunching. Of course, all of these changes have rendered the current alpha version of AI Aide as obsolete and incorrect.
Via Astrum is proceeding nicely. Mainly down to adding in the universal fluff. In Eldritch Adventures, the spell rewrites are coming along. Next on the list there is the reworking of the bestiary.
So it is St. Patricks’s Day. Also known as St. Patty’s Day, St. Paddy’s Day, That day we drink green beer, etc. I normally would have posted yesterday, but I was driving across the wilderness that is Iowa. Continue reading St. Patrick’s Day
So I’m sitting here at Buffalo wild wings, using the WordPress and on my phone to do this post. Normally, I reserve such things for my computer as I find it much easier to type on the keyboard instead of swiping around and having autocorrect “fix” my mistakes.
But since my phone is always with me, this will make things easier in the frequency of posting.
Continue reading Technology and updates
So, I’ve gone through the file, included some new stuff, streamlined some old stuff, and all around spiffed up the place. The changelog for the .9 version is as follows:
Continue reading Via Astrum Playtest 0.9
I know I’ve talked about this before. Designing a magic system. This is the biggest hurdle I’ve faced in writing Eldritch Adventures. Continue reading Magic Systems
While driving home from dinner, I was contemplating the latest entry into the D&D computer RPG arena, Sword Coast Legends. It does have pretty graphics, there is a lot of voice over work and the quests seem well-written. The DM tools appear to be pretty good too, though I’ve not delved too deeply into them yet. The biggest issue I have are the character classes.
Continue reading Why are Dungeons & Dragons CRPGs so simplistic?
Johnn Four of Roleplaying Tips is giving away five mega dice bags with 105 dice. That is 15 complete 7-dice sets. Enter here.
If you’ve not read any of Johnn’s tips, you should. A lot of useful information is sent out by Johnn as well as his readers. He also conducts various online classes to improve your game.
I’ve posted two new items to DTRPG.com. The first is the Astra Imperia 2.0 playtest and the second is a bundle of both the Astra Imperia 2.0 and Via Astrum playtests. The bundle price is $1.50 and everyone who purchases the bundle (or playtests separately) receives $1 off of each title (or the title purchased).
Continue reading Sci-fi Game Playtest bundle
I’ve released Via Astrum into playtesting. It is available on DTPRG.com for $1. I know, why should you pay for a playtest game? The funds collected from this will be used for art assets. It won’t be much in the way of purchasing art, but it does help.
Continue reading Via Astrum Playtest
I’ve decided that for world building for Eldritch Adventures I am going to run a game. This game will have the players taking part as deities of the world. They take turns adding features to the world and building it up.
Continue reading World Building, Crowdsourced style