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To finish up Rocket Age Week we're taking a look at Heroes of the Solar System by Ken Spencer - coming soon for Rocket Age!

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Freebooters rampage across Mars, Nazis plot new atrocities, savage beasts prey on colonists and above all the sinister Europans loom. The solar system needs heroes – heroes like you!

Heroes of the Solar System, the second sourcebook for Rocket Age, offers you a look at the heroes of the rocket set. The focus of Heroes of the Solar System is on the player characters, though Gamemasters will still find plot hooks and episode ideas galore.

This book is just filled with new ideas for familiar species, new organizations for your heroes to fight for (and sometimes against), new equipment to use in their explorations and adventures, new character traits, and new species.

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Heroes of the Solar System contains:

  • 4 new types of sophont for you to play: the beloved Lizard Monkeys of Venus, the ancient Robomen of Mars, the winged Jovians of the skies of Jupiter and the utterly bizarre Metisians, cephalopodian soldiers of the Europans.
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  • Expanded background for each of the 13 sophonts from the Rocket Age rulebook. How long does a Maduri live? What sort of material culture do the Venusians have? Are all Martians lactose intolerant? The answers to these questions and more besides are in here!
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  • 10 new heroic organizations for your heroes to join up with – or for the Gamemaster to use as antagonists – from the Europan Emissary Corps to the International Comintern and the Rocket Rangers themselves. The structure, history and operations of each organization is fully detailed, along with a typical NPC, a selection of plot hooks and character packages for playing an agent of the organization.
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  • Over 50 new Traits for your characters to pick from, from Don’t Die on Me! and Percussive Maintenance to Space Sick and Wanted Man, and more esoteric options besides.

Stay tuned for the release of Heroes of the Solar System soon!

Extra! PDF Bundles

Rocket Age: Blast Off Bundle – Like the sound of Rocket Age, but not sure how to get started? This bundle is for you, containing a great selection of products to get you started with adventures on Mars, Venus – and beyond! Contains: Rocket Age Core Rulebook, Blood Red Mars and the PDF adventures The Lost City of the Ancients and Bring ’em Back Alive.

Rocket Age: Everything but the Rocketship Sink Bundle – This bundle contains everything released for the Rocket Age roleplaying game so far, making it a great way to catch up with this rocket-powered line. Contains: Rocket Age Core Rulebook, Blood Red Mars and the PDF adventures The Lost City of the Ancients, Bring ’em Back Alive, Rocket Racers, A Prince’s Ransom, Mind Dunes of the Moon and No Good Deed.

Links

Learn more about Rocket Age on the C7 homepage
Rocket Age Supplements
Buy Rocket Age at the Cubicle 7 webstore
Rocket Age PDFs at Drivethrurpg
Rocket Age at RPGNow
Rocket Age Reviewed at GeekNative
Rocket Age Line Developer Ken Spencer talks about Rocket Age adventures

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As part of Rocket Age Week we've taken a look at the setting presented in the Core Rulebook, and the first print supplement Blood Red Mars, today we turn the radium spotlight on Rocket Age's ever-expanding line of short PDF adventures. These thrilling short adventures are perfect for giving you the easiest way into the setting, and each one brings another unique facet of the Rocket Age universe to your table!

They are all available now via RPGNow or DriveThruRPG and the first one is free!

Lost City of the Ancients

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The Lost City of the Ancients! A free introductory scenario for Rocket Age our new radium-powered game line of interplanetary adventure!

The discovery of an apparently intact Ancient Martian ruin deep in the Western Highlands has set potentially deadly events in motion. Such a find would draw treasure seekers and archaeologists from across Mars, but this one is even more of an attraction. It lies in territory unclaimed by any faction or nation. This makes it free for the taking and, despite the harshness of the Western Highlands, the need to travel through territory held by the Blue Chanari and the stiff competition, three other expeditions are already kitting out in the French held city-state of Kolpith.

The Lost City of the Ancients is a 30 page scenario with an additional PDF of pregenerated characters.

Bring 'Em Back Alive

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It is 1938 and the annual Anglo-French Expedition on Venus is getting ready to set out from Roosevelt Station to capture and catalog the alien flora and fauna of that jungle-covered planet. Marvel at the wondrous landscapes and the power of the mighty thunder lizard. Be thrilled by the drums of the native Venusians as they pound through the night. Join the expedition now in this Rocket Age episode for 2-4 players with a maximum of 15 Story Points per character.

Bring 'Em Back alive is a 26 page black and white PDF.

Rocket Racers

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The First Solar Cup race has just been announced, a rocket race that launches from the Indianapolis Interplanetary Rocket Port, flies around Venus, and shoots back out to Mars before turning around and heading down the straight towards Earth.

As much as race fans and the rocket set are looking forward to this contest of men and machines, a dark cloud hangs over it. An extortionist calling himself Ghost Racer has sent letters to the race commission threatening to disrupt the race if they do not pay him a ransom. The Solar Cup Commission have not take him seriously, but two days ago a bomb was found in one of the rocket ship hangars.

Our heroes must join the race incognito to protect the racers and spectators from this Ghost Racer. But can they catch him before it's too late?

Rocket Racers is a 20 page PDF Rocket Age episode designed for three to six players.

A Prince's Ransom

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The heir of Martian Prince Evos of Avat has been kidnapped and held to ransom, risking disgrace and anarchy for the already unstable principality.

Our heroes are tasked with tracking down the kidnappers and rescuing the princeling - but all is not as it seems, and what started off as a simple rescue mission swiftly escalates into an interstellar corporate conspiracy.

 

Prince's Ransom is a 20-page black and white PDF featuring a Rocket Age episode designed for four to six players.

 

Mind Dunes of the Moon

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A tragic accident at White Sands Rocketry Development Range sparks a mission to the Moon to uncover an insidious alien plot to take over the Earth! What is causing glass to turn to sand, what is really going on in Luna City, what lurks within the silica mines of Tycho Crater and what does "Every grain, a Mind" mean?

Mind Dunes of the Moon is an 18-page black and white PDF featuring a Rocket Age episode designed for two to four players.

No Good Deed

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A voyage to Saturn is sent dramatically off-course by a deadly power surge and a desperate crash landing onto the surface of the moon of Rhea. But all is not as it seems, and what starts out as a rescue mission quickly escalates into something more revolutionary.

No Good Deed is a 26-page black and white PDF featuring a Rocket Age adventure designed for four to six players.

Links

Learn more about Rocket Age on the C7 homepage
Rocket Age Supplements
Buy Rocket Age at the Cubicle 7 webstore
Rocket Age PDFs at Drivethrurpg
Rocket Age at RPGNow
Rocket Age Reviewed at GeekNative
Rocket Age Line Developer Ken Spencer talks about Rocket Age adventures

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The red sands of Mars are stained dark with the blood of conqueror and conquered, of explorer and savage beast, of alien and native alike. Mars, the Red Planet, named for some long-dead Earthling god of war, has lived up to its namesake. Armies march, archaeologists battle the traps of Ancient Ruins, and warbands of the native Chanari raid the towns of the ‘civilized’ castes with impunity. Life on Mars is one of conflict, of gun and blade, of bow and fang, of ideas. Freedom cry out the Julandri slaves, faith call back the Kastari priestly sects, mine scream the prince and the revolutionaries!

Blood Red Mars is the first supplement for Rocket Age.  A 160 page, softcover, gazetteer for the red planet by Rocket Age line developer Ken Spencer, Blood Red Mars is available from all good hobby stores now.  It is packed to the fins with setting info, story hooks, new creatures, new traits, new equipment, a full scenario and more!

In Blood Red Mars you will find the following:

Chapter 1: Gazetteer
Your guide to Mars in all its richness and glory, this chapter gives an overview of the most important principalities, cities, and geographic features of the Red Planet. From the Red Towers of Bizrit to the (relative) lushness of the Western Highlands, you have the information you need to travel and adventure on Mars. Entries are provided with story hooks and an example personality, a non-player character ready to be dropped into your own games. Although the gazetteer covers much of Mars there is still plenty of room on the map for you to place your own principalities.
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Chapter 2: Organizations
Mars is divided into many factions both Alien and Martian. Organizations are a new concept for Rocket Age introduced in Blood Red Mars. An organization can be a military unit, governmental department, political or social movement, criminal enterprise, or a religion. They provide hooks for characters in the form of easy-to-grab sources for Friends, Adversaries, Codes of Conduct, and occupational packages. For the Gamemaster we have story hooks galore. In Blood Red Mars the organisations that are most influential on Mars are described: the 1st MEF, Order of the Sacred Hamaxe, Silthuri Duelists, and much more.
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Chapter 3: Chanari
The wild Chanari are not like their city dwelling counterparts. Indeed, they are a separate species that has ridden across the face of Mars since time immemorial. The Chanari have seen the rise and fall of the Ancients, their world change from one dominated by the technologies and cities of their ancestral foes into one that is more to their liking. This chapter details Chanari life, culture, and technologies, as well as the Chanari Seers, mad mystics of the desert nomads.
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Chapter 4: Flora and Fauna
The wild animals of Mars are more dangerous than a legion of raging Maduri. For starters, the Maduri have to obey orders, and all animals obey are their bellies and base desires. Devil vultures prowl the skies, riding the rising thermals in search of likely prey. Galantalopes and Martian gazelle thunder by in great herds. Sand prowlers stalk though the night. Finally, the dreaded desert well tree lurks beneath the sands, proving that even the plants on Mars will eat you.

Chapter 5: New Traits and Equipment
New character and equipment traits, as well as new equipment are gathered here. Will your character be a Bigot? Can they wield a Chanari fire lance? Dare you toy with the artifacts of the Ancient Martians?
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Chapter 6: The Stolen Artifact
Slate Mac is a known artifact dealer and petty thug, but he has something everyone wants, a powerful working artifact of the Ancients. Best of all, Slate Mac is willing to auction it off to the highest bidder. Our heroes are in on the action, from Emancipation’s most-fashionable nightclub, the Rocket Cat, to chases through the city streets, to the final confrontation with their rivals. Can our heroes outbid, outfight, and outmaneuver Nazis, smugglers, a Martian princess, the Soviets, and Slate Mac himself in order to come away with the stolen artifact?

A glimpse into the fact-filled first chapter - the Gazetteer is available for free download:

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Click to Download a preview of Blood Red Mars

Rocket Rangers Away!

Links

Learn more about Rocket Age on the C7 homepage
Rocket Age Supplements
Buy Rocket Age at the Cubicle 7 webstore
Rocket Age PDFs at Drivethrurpg
Rocket Age at RPGNow
Rocket Age Reviewed at GeekNative

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RocketAgeFrontCoverForumRocket Age is set in a universe where, in 1931 Einstein, Tesla and Ray Armstrong, rode the first rocket ship to Mars, discovering that the solar system is populated by strange and wondrous alien peoples and adventure is never far away!

Discovering that they’re not alone in the galaxy, the nations of Earth race one another for the stars, sending out expeditions, embassies and invading armies to far-off worlds. There they discover all manner of alien life, from the stratified caste system of the Martians to the primitive, ape-like Venusians, from the degenerate Ioites and plant-like Ganymedians to the scheming of the Europans. The solar system is teeming with life – and danger!

Players take the role of whatever sort of heroes they want. There are thirteen playable intelligent species and sub-species in the Rocket Age Core Rulebook, with even more introduced in Heroes of the Solar System. What sort of game you play is up to you. Characters might be archaeologists on Mars, scientists exploring Venus, small time merchants running between the planets, or even members of the elite Rocket Rangers blasting off from one hot spot to another.

The Rocket Age setting is packed with danger and excitement – and it needs heroes! Heroes like you…

Learn more about the Rocket Age setting in this free 21 page extract from the Rocket Age Core Rulebook:

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Click to download the free PDF

Links

Learn more about Rocket Age on the C7 homepage
Rocket Age Supplements
Buy Rocket Age at the Cubicle 7 webstore
Rocket Age PDFs at Drivethrurpg
Rocket Age at RPGNow
Rocket Age Reviewed at GeekNative

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To open the festivities of Rocket Age Week we're pleased to announce that No Good Deed for Rocket Age by Tony Kenealy is out now!

A voyage to Saturn is sent dramatically off-course by a deadly power surge and a desperate crash landing onto the surface of the moon of Rhea. But all is not as it seems, and what starts out as a rescue mission quickly escalates into something more revolutionary.

No Good Deed is a 26-page black and white PDF featuring a Rocket Age adventure designed for four to six players.  Art by Paul Bourne, Jon Hodgson, Scott Purdy, Brandon Leach, and Kieran Yanner.

No Good Deed joins a rip-roaring line up of short adventures available for Rocket Age:
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All this week we'll be shining a spotlight on Rocket Age, taking a look at this enervating pulp setting for the Vortex system, giving you the run-down on the books available now, and the latest news on what's to come in the near future.

Links

No Good Deed for Rocket Age at RPGNow
No Good Deed for Rocket Age at DrivethruRPG
More information on Rocket Age
Rocket Age Supplements
Buy Rocket Age at the Cubicle 7 webstore
Rocket Age PDFs at Drivethrurpg
Rocket Age at RPGNow
Rocket Age Reviewed at GeekNative

 

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Today is the last day to buy Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre.  At the close of business today they will no longer be available.

Both Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre were landmark products in the early history of Cubicle 7, and they will always have a place in our hearts (and on our bookshelves). They were amongst our earliest titles, and it was great to be involved with the FATE community.

But, FATE is so well served nowadays and, with our licensing agreement due to expire, we have made the tough decision not to renew it and instead to concentrate on other projects. 

To celebrate these fantastic products, we've been running a special sale through March – all Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre PDF are $5. We also have very limited stocks of the Legends of Anglerre Companion at half price on our webstore, but once they’re gone, they’re gone for good.  After March 31st none of these products will be on sale.

Finally, we have been in touch with most of you who have outstanding pre-orders – we will be completing this process in the next few days.

Thanks to all you Starblazer Adventures and Legends of Anglerre fans for coming along for the ride!

28Mar/14Off

WWCDHcover400World War Cthulhu:The Darkest Hour has recently received two excellent reviews on rpgnet:

By Mike Thorn: http://www.rpg.net/reviews/archive/16/16079.phtml
"World War Cthulhu - the Darkest Hour provides you with the tools you need to run a Call of Cthulhu game in World War Two, but it does so within a very specific and narrow focus. It encourages games set against a background of desperation, where trust is in short supply and where players must use both subtlety and tact to defeat both human and eldritch horrors."

And by Kafka:
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"If you are looking for a dark game grounded in the Second World War of espionage and wartime commandos – this is certainly your game. If you are looking for playing pulp games with one-dimensional characterization of Nazis/Germans/Russian or French – this will not be your game. This book preserves what is great with Call of Cthulhu – investigation with a very shadowy milieu whilst preserving opportunities for heroics of small squads fighting a two front war. "

Thanks to the reviewers for taking the time to look over World War Cthulhu:The Darkest Hour, it's always appreciated!

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Links

Find out more about World War Cthulhu.
Buy the World War Cthulhu Fiction Anthology
Buy World War Cthulhu:The Darkest Hour RPG

27Mar/14Off

To celebrate the PDF release of The Fifth Doctor Sourcebook we are proud to present this free preview of Earthshock - the entire write up of this fan-favourite adventure:

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Click to download the free PDF preview

The Fifth Doctor Sourcebook for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space is available now in PDF and for pre-order now at the Cubicle 7 webstore!

This Sourcebook explores the Fifth Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. With detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters, as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!

Betrayed by the Master and left to die, the Doctor faced his most difficult regeneration yet – but it’d be nothing compared to the heartbreak, betrayal and loss that was to come. Fly Concorde through time, re-enact the English civil war, play in a ripping game of cricket and race yachts around the Solar System for the greatest prize of all. Witness the return of some of the universe’s greatest foes, restored and deadlier than ever, and thwart their machinations once more … but at a cost.

Brave heart, my friends…

160 pages - Colour interior - fully bookmarked
Written by Walt Ciechanowski and Darren Watts

PDF out now, print book expected June 2014.

Other preview images:
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Links

Buy the Fifth Doctor Sourcebook in PDF at RPGNow
Buy the Fifth Doctor Sourcebook in PDF at DrivethruRPG
Preorder The Fifth Doctor Sourcebook at the c7 store

More about Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space

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5th-Doctor-cover400The Fifth Doctor Sourcebook for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space is available now in PDF and for pre-order now at the Cubicle 7 webstore!

This Sourcebook explores the Fifth Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. With detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters, as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!

Betrayed by the Master and left to die, the Doctor faced his most difficult regeneration yet – but it’d be nothing compared to the heartbreak, betrayal and loss that was to come. Fly Concorde through time, re-enact the English civil war, play in a ripping game of cricket and race yachts around the Solar System for the greatest prize of all. Witness the return of some of the universe’s greatest foes, restored and deadlier than ever, and thwart their machinations once more … but at a cost.

Brave heart, my friends…

160 pages - Colour interior - fully bookmarked
Written by Walt Ciechanowski and Darren Watts

PDF out now, print book expected June 2014.

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Links

Buy the Fifth Doctor Sourcebook in PDF at RPGNow
Buy the Fifth Doctor Sourcebook in PDF at DrivethruRPG
Preorder The Fifth Doctor Sourcebook at the c7 store

More about Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space

 

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25Mar/14Off

5th-Doctor-cover400The Fifth Doctor Sourcebook for Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space is available for pre-order now at the Cubicle 7 webstore!

This Sourcebook explores the Fifth Doctor’s adventures on Earth and beyond. With detailed information on all the allies, enemies, aliens and gadgets that he encounters, as well as examining each of his adventures, the book contains a wealth of material for the Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space RPG, and is also a fact-packed resource for fans of the show!

Betrayed by the Master and left to die, the Doctor faced his most difficult regeneration yet – but it’d be nothing compared to the heartbreak, betrayal and loss that was to come. Fly Concorde through time, re-enact the English civil war, play in a ripping game of cricket and race yachts around the Solar System for the greatest prize of all. Witness the return of some of the universe’s greatest foes, restored and deadlier than ever, and thwart their machinations once more … but at a cost.

Brave heart, my friends…

160 pages - Colour interior - Hardcover
Written by Walt Ciechanowski and Darren Watts

PDF due imminently, print book expected June 2014.

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Links

Preorder The Fifth Doctor Sourcebook at the c7 store
More about Doctor Who Adventures in Time and Space

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