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,…

Trailer Tuesday: The Manual (2017)

I have long contended that movie trailers, regardless of genre or style, are untapped resources when looking for story inspiration. Maybe you won’t find exactly what you are looking for when you watch a movie trailer for a romantic flick. And not every story will benefit from an alien invasion, zombie apocalypse, or superhero saving…

N3C2: A Huge Risk

The Wollaston Watering Hole on the refining facility around Proxima Centauri was similar to many taverns I had seen on other worlds and stations. Each granted a wealth of data — human and alien appearance, behavior, trends, fashions, and relationships — all in a microcosm of the greater universe. Not all appreciated the surveillance however,…

N2C2: Proxima Centauri

It wasn’t easy infiltrating the Taylortech facility used as a refining plant in stationary orbit near BANCE-4. The people of Proxima Centauri were already paranoid enough after their colony almost collapsed a century ago — but after the recent dustup between Jordan Taylor of Taylortech and Alfus Bannon, our illustrious Cydyne CEO, relations have been…

Have a COW (Creature of the Week) #10: Memory Drones

This week and next, I’d like to go back to look at how a few drones have appeared in our campaign. First the Memory Drone, and then Rifle Drones. Design Thoughts The concept of the “Glitch” is one that I’ve played with a few times and I debated how it might affect a large ship,…

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