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[Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by Big Mac » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:09 am

The Expanse is going to be converted into a tabletop roleplaying game by Green Ronin.

Here is what Green Ronin Tweeted on the 3rd of July:
Green Ronin on Twitter wrote:For the past year we've been working quietly with @JamesSACorey on The Expanse Roleplaying Game. Time to strap in and get ready for the juice though, the Kickstarter launches this month!
And here is what Green Ronin Tweeted just now:
Green Ronin on Twitter wrote:The Expanse Roleplaying Game is coming to Kickstarter. Countdown to launch...5 days! Get ready to roleplay in the far future of @JamesSACorey's amazing sci-fi novels. Leviathan wakes next Monday!
The Expanse TV series was adapted from The Expanse series of novels by James S A Corey. Before the novels were written, it was being developed as a roleplaying game.

I wonder how much of Ty Franck's original roleplaying design will be in the Green Ronin book (assuming it funds OK).

Does anyone watch this show or read the novels? Are you going to back the Kickstarter?
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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by Sturm » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:19 am

Watched the whole first season, found it to be quite good. I'm going to watch the second one soon. I will hardly back the kickstarter however because I've never played a sci-fi rpg so far and should I, I have several others to try.
The setting could be interested but it is "limited" to the Solar System, so IMO a DM would need to work a lot to develop enough details to stage good adventures, unless the rpg book will be very complete or contain full adventures.

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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by shesheyan » Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:43 pm

I watched seasons one and two but didn't bother watching the third. I just don't have any interest for a RPG about this setting. Its rather thin in terms of gaming possibility. Its just a vomit-zombie story wrapped in a multi-planet geo-political crisis...

A RPG about the Revelation Space series by Alastair Reynolds would get my pledge if I liked the RPG system behind it.
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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by Angel Tarragon » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:22 pm

shesheyan wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:43 pm
I watched seasons one and two but didn't bother watching the third.
Watched the first two episodes and after still scratching my head I gave up. I try to give shows a three episode rule, but I couldn't stand any more torture than two episodes with it.
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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by Havard » Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:24 pm

I'm a huge fan of the show. This is some of the best space sci fi on TV right now. I love that the show was saved and will continue on Amazon Prime. I will definitely take a look at this kickstarter.

Thanks for the heads up! :)

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Post by Havard » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:44 pm

And its live!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/17 ... aying-game

I wonder how the AGE system will work for sci fi? :)

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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by Kythkyn » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:22 pm

Havard wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:44 pm
I wonder how the AGE system will work for sci fi? :)
AGE works fine for Sci-Fan, and Modern AGE works well for like modern/near future sci-fi, so I think the system will be great for Sci-Fi.

That said, I have about zero interest in this particular setting
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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by Havard » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:45 pm

Kythkyn wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:22 pm
Havard wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:44 pm
I wonder how the AGE system will work for sci fi? :)
AGE works fine for Sci-Fan, and Modern AGE works well for like modern/near future sci-fi, so I think the system will be great for Sci-Fi.
That is nice to know! I never picked up the AGE system, but a friend of mine has the generic Fantasy AGE.
That said, I have about zero interest in this particular setting
That is okay. I am a huge fan, so I am definitely getting this one now. Looking at the Ice Hauler level...

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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by Kythkyn » Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:55 pm

Havard wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:45 pm
Kythkyn wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:22 pm
Havard wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:44 pm
I wonder how the AGE system will work for sci fi? :)
AGE works fine for Sci-Fan, and Modern AGE works well for like modern/near future sci-fi, so I think the system will be great for Sci-Fi.
That is nice to know! I never picked up the AGE system, but a friend of mine has the generic Fantasy AGE.
That said, I have about zero interest in this particular setting
That is okay. I am a huge fan, so I am definitely getting this one now. Looking at the Ice Hauler level...

-Havard
I highly recommend it, it's pretty cool. You can see the underlying inspiration, but the stunt points especially make it really interesting and sometimes unpredictable. Fantasy AGE has three basic classes, Mage, Rogue and Warrior. Modern AGE is classless, which I expect the Expanse/Future AGE (??) will be as well
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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by Havard » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:56 pm

Havard wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 6:45 pm
That is okay. I am a huge fan, so I am definitely getting this one now. Looking at the Ice Hauler level...

-Havard
Sorry, meant Destroyer Level. Ice Hauler is just for the stores.

I'm in now :)

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Re: [Kickstarter][AGE] Green Ronin to launch The Expanse RPG on Monday

Post by shesheyan » Sat Jul 28, 2018 10:37 am

Based on the AGE system. Very interesting.

The Expanse is based on the exciting new Modern AGE rules-set, and includes many of its features, such as customized character building using Backgrounds and Professions, Drives for character engagement, and an abstract resources system. It also makes use of the Modern AGE approach to action, exploration, and social encounters, complete with stunts and systems for all of them.

Glad to see they are going with the Modern AGE classless system. I don't back Kickstarters anymore so I'll wait for the pdf to be available to the public. Until then there is the QSR. ;)

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