Saturday, August 20, 2016
Universal Exploits in Print!
For those who don't know, Universal Exploits is the 2nd sourcebook for my sleazy space opera RPG Alpha Blue. Yes, I merged R-rated, NC-17, and even XXX stuff with 1970's sci-fi. You're welcome. ;)
It feels old school, even though its system only vaguely resembles D&D, Star Wars, and Traveller. The vast majority of content is system-neutral, but the engine runs on d6 dice pools (usually the most you'll be rolling is 3 or 4d6 - you won't need 15d6 for anything!)
You've heard the expression - give a man fish and he'll eat for a day, teach him to fish and he can feed himself for a lifetime? Well, a good random table is like teaching a man to fish. It'll serve him a hundred times over, maybe even a thousand.
All three books - Alpha Blue, Girls Gone Rogue, and Universal Exploits have more random tables than 3.5 had feats! This is pure space sandbox roleplaying with adventure hooks galore. Combine these three books with whatever sci-fi / space opera RPG you're already using. Make it edgy and dangerous - make it dirty! Three times the laughter, three times the fun, three times the retro weirdness among the stars!
Universal Exploits is now in print over at CreateSpace - that's Amazon's print-on-demand service. If possible, get it there. Otherwise, you can get it at Amazon itself (they take a larger royalty, in that case).
Regardless of how you get it, definitely email me with some kind of confirmation or receipt so I can get you the PDFs that come with it! There's the book PDF with new custom character sheet, maps of new starships, and a layout of Grabba the Butt's palace of perversity! All high-resolution for printing out and using in your Alpha Blue game.
Here's my email: Venger.Satanis@yahoo.com
A print version will also be available on DriveThruRPG soon, but their printer is slower and more finicky.
Even though I've been doing this awhile, I'm still very much the underdog, the outsider, the little guy going door to door asking gamers to take a chance on gonzo space smut.
This is currently the best kept secret of the DIY/OSR scene. Aside from the Kickstarter backers who originally funded it and are now beginning to enjoy their rewards, almost no one knows about Universal Exploits. So, please mention it when you can, blog about it, review it, help me get the word out!
Venger As'Nas Satanis
High Priest of Kort'thalis Publishing