Alternity Core Rulebook – Strange new worlds and deadly aliens? If you want to take a look at the rules, check out the free Alternity Quickstart. The Alternity rules set is modular, so gamemasters can support the story arcs they create with the specific rules they need. A story of far-future space exploration. RPG uses the “Fast-Play” rules of Alternity: a streamlined, simpler version of Damage, armor, and some details have been changed to fit the full Alternity rules.

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Alternity – Wikipedia

Following the acquisition of TSR by Wizards of the Coast, the game was discontinued in as part of a broader rationalisation of TSR’s business holdings, but it retains a small but devoted fanbase. There are a decent amount of rules, and it’s not the easiest thing to explain.

Many Worlds, One Game: As Rich Baker put it on an enworld.

Also, much of the flavor or alternity was updated in d20s source books. We have exciting new worlds to share with our new version of the Alternity game. Lift the Broad Skill limit after chargen. Advancing by the rules of the book was extremely slow. While we don’t have t-shirts or coffee mugs to offer as add-ons, we can accommodate backers that would like to include additional copies of our books with their reward. Reinforce that they’re a rare resource, but let them have some.

Class Based Pilot, Wizard, Scientist, etc. I’ve put a lot of money in both Feng Shui 2 and 7th Sea 2e, just to get games that are completely the opposite of the originals, authors ignoring feedback, and products that fail to understand what made the original editions so great.



Stun damage can immobilize a character, but not life-threatening; wound damage can immobilize a character and inflicts 1 stun damage point for every 2 wound damage points received; mortal damage can kill a character, and inflicts 1 wound damage point for every 2 mortal damage points received.

Log in or sign up in aletrnity. Please select a support frequency. A sci-fi game “drawing inspiration and a sense of heritage from the original, but wholly our creation.

Alternity – A Science Fiction Roleplaying Game by Sasquatch Game Studio LLC — Kickstarter

Also it’s a game with no roots and no lineage: Lethality, it’s highly lethal. More Information Altrrnity History. Because there were so many skills and so altdrnity skill points available, characters were always running with a penalty die for most skill-related actions; again to me, that seems like it should be the exception rather than the rule in a sci-fi game. We discussed our playtesting approach in a blog post on our website.

As we press through our stretch goals, we’ll add new sourcebooks and make the existing ones even bigger!

The Alternity rules set is modular, so gamemasters can support the story arcs they create with the specific rules they need. Class based, sort of.

I used to houserule that you spend the XP and had to spend a reasonable amount of time training to get the skill before they could spend it. Special skill is further classified into ranks, which affects the skill’s scores.


Reward no longer available 3 backers. Made broad skills take longer than individual skills Otherwise, I really like the danger of it and provides a great space opera.

Alternity just isn’t popular among a lot of people due to a few things.

If we get enough backers, we’ll engage a fulfillment company to provide shipments, which could positively impact international shipping costs, or at least customs fees. Too many people see class as profession, which they aren’t. At any time a mook could roll an amazing hit, shoot a PC through the lung, and start that PC on a death spiral where they keep fighting, accrue more mortal points, and die.

The Shipyard provides you with rules for advanced ship-on-ship combat, an innovative ship design rules set, and new talents and skill uses for characters looking for an edge in space battles. Protostar Deluxe Map Pack: Your players need to know that death is always a possibility and they should be cautious, smart about fights, and willing to patch each other up and cover their weak spots.

We plan to unlock at least one more setting through our stretch goals for the project. Much of the content of the Alternity game has been absorbed into the d20 Modern role-playing game. A new game called Alternity is due in We aren’t alone in the universe?