RPG Blog Carnival, January 2020: Little Bits of Randomness

On New Years’ Day, Andrew Girdwood over at Geek Native kicked off a new RPG Blog Carnival all about random encounter tables. And one of the first things he said was that he didn’t always like them. And I can honestly kind of get that. The random tables of my youth (all 1e and 2e…

Adventurer, take this…

Sometimes the RPG Blog Carnival presents an opportunity I can’t pass up. This month, the folks at Rising Phoenix Games are hosting and the topic is… “Adventurer, take this…” And a few things immediately sprung to mind for Aliens & Asteroids. The first thing is inspired by our current A&A referee, Kae. She has done…

Group of of the Week: Antimatter Matrix, Inc.

Science and technology in the Dominion has extended human life expectancy to well into a second century of living, but it can’t save everyone. Eventually the body and mind will give up. How do we achieve immortality then? AI Echoes Through the miracles of science and medicine, you may be able to keep your body…

Group of of the Week: Strand Hunters

In an era of genetic modifications, tissue printing, and whole cloth cloning, the search for new strands of DNA has grown exponentially. Many scientists believe that enhancing our own genetic code is the only way to truly thrive as we spread throughout the galaxy.   A group of independent DNA mercenaries has emerged at the leading…

Group of of the Week: Caro Imprina, Inc. (CII)

Medicorps has the medical kit market sewn up and is making strides into other areas of the medical device market with its medipods that handle more significant trauma repair and recuperation. But they are not the only game in town for medical devices. Caro Imprina, Inc. (CII) Caro Imprina, Inc. (CII) cornered the tissue printing…

Group of of the Week: The Duple Corporation

Human cloning. It’s inevitable, right? But not without its dangers… The Duple Corporation The Duple Corporation focuses on just-in-time delivery and storage of cloned human tissue. Though most well-equipped facilities have tissue printers on hand, many of the rich and powerful prefer the “whole cloth” approach to medical replacement parts, providing a lucrative market for…

Group of of the Week: Stella Ordo

This post did not go anything like I thought it would. It was one of those weird concepts that zigged when I zagged and somehow filled in a part of the A&A setting history that I wasn’t prepared to fill. Well, here it is! Stella Ordo and the Saga of Proxima Centauri “And God said,…

Group of of the Week: Hunting Glitches

One of the main themes in Aliens & Asteroids is the idea of sentient beings having the right to exist and seek happiness. Obviously it’s one that’s been explored in many fictional (and non-fictional) contexts over the years, including Marvel’s X-Men. As long as there are those who seek to use differences to separate us,…

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