[Alternity] How many settings?

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[Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Havard » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:53 pm

Alternity RPG (TSR / WotC )
  • Dark*Matter - Discuss here (This setting was later reused for d20 Modern)
  • Star*Drive (This setting was later reused for d20 Modern)
  • Gamma World (See Gamma World Forum here)
  • Tangents - Discuss here
  • Blizzard's StarCraft - Discuss here.
  • Battlezone ("Battle Zone," Dragon Magazine issue #257)
  • Fallout 2 ("Armed and Dangerous," Dragon Magazine issue #259)
  • Star Frontiers ("Alternate Frontiers," Dragon Magazine Annual #3)
  • Traveller ("New Frontiers," Dragon Magazine issue #270)

Alternity RPG (Sasquatch Game Studios)
Sasquatch Games ran a successful Kickstarter for a new version of Alternity in 2017. They plan on releasing multiple settings for the new RPG.

Are these all the settings that are/have been available for the Alternity RPG or were there others as well?

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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:13 pm

Gamma World was done for Alternity too.
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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Havard » Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:24 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:
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Gamma World was done for Alternity too.
Ah yes, I was just checking to get that confirmed. Thanks! :)

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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:01 pm

Happy to help.
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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Big Mac » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:02 pm

I saw this mentioned on the Alternity page on Facebok: Tangents (Alternity Sci-Fi Roleplaying)
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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:27 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:02 pm
I saw this mentioned on the Alternity page on Facebok: Tangents (Alternity Sci-Fi Roleplaying)
It's not a setting book, but rather a campaign toolkit. It was released at the time when the tv show Sliders was pretty big and capitalizes on the concept of exploring alternate/parallel dimensions, providing means of doing so with specified F/X powers (Psionics) or vehicles. It includes a lot of options for creating alternate worlds too, which makes it a great sourcebook for any role-player looking for options in world-building.
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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by RobJN » Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:10 pm

Alternity 2017's second setting is tentatively named "Dark Nebula"
Kickstarter wrote:DARK NEBULA : For hundreds of millennia the great civilization known as the Ascendancy has reigned over the galaxy, but like all mortal works, it has grown old and decrepit. In this age of decadence and decay, the warlords of a thousand exotic worlds pursue their petty intrigues and vendettas surrounded by wonders they no longer know how to build or maintain. The desperate search is on for lost knowledge and ancient superweapons as the Ascendancy prepares for the first war in a thousand centuries. Yet this is not the greatest threat facing civilization, for a dark force has returned to the galaxy, enemy to all life. One by one, the stars are going out.
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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:38 pm

RobJN wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:10 pm
Alternity 2017's second setting is tentatively named "Dark Nebula"
Kickstarter wrote:DARK NEBULA : For hundreds of millennia the great civilization known as the Ascendancy has reigned over the galaxy, but like all mortal works, it has grown old and decrepit. In this age of decadence and decay, the warlords of a thousand exotic worlds pursue their petty intrigues and vendettas surrounded by wonders they no longer know how to build or maintain. The desperate search is on for lost knowledge and ancient superweapons as the Ascendancy prepares for the first war in a thousand centuries. Yet this is not the greatest threat facing civilization, for a dark force has returned to the galaxy, enemy to all life. One by one, the stars are going out.
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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Canageek » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:34 pm

Big Mac wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:02 pm
I saw this mentioned on the Alternity page on Facebok: Tangents (Alternity Sci-Fi Roleplaying)
I *love* tangents. It is probably next on my list of campaigns I'm going to run.

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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by RobJN » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:12 pm

Sasquatch's latest timeline places the Protostar Mission Guide PDF-release some time mid-February, 2019.

Dark Nebula Mission Guide is slated for June 2019.
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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by The Dark » Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:15 pm

They weren't full settings, but Dragon had articles for using Alternity to run Battlezone ("Battle Zone," issue #257), Fallout 2 ("Armed and Dangerous," issue #259), Star Frontiers ("Alternate Frontiers," Annual #3), and Traveller ("New Frontiers," issue #270).

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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Angel Tarragon » Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:13 am

Technically Tangents is not a setting a book, but rather a sourcebook that can be used to create settings or be used with other settings. The book does have some advice on how to use it with Star*Drive.
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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Havard » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:55 pm

The Dark wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 11:15 pm
They weren't full settings, but Dragon had articles for using Alternity to run Battlezone ("Battle Zone," issue #257), Fallout 2 ("Armed and Dangerous," issue #259), Star Frontiers ("Alternate Frontiers," Annual #3), and Traveller ("New Frontiers," issue #270).
Added these! Sorry it took me a while :)

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Re: [Alternity] How many settings?

Post by Havard » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:56 pm

Angel Tarragon wrote:
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:13 am
Technically Tangents is not a setting a book, but rather a sourcebook that can be used to create settings or be used with other settings. The book does have some advice on how to use it with Star*Drive.
Yeah, I've seen you mention this before. It seems like a borderline case. I'm keeping it on the list though unless there is a massive demand for me to remove it :)

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