Thursday, October 20, 2016

StarCluster 4 - Sweet Chariot

Today I released StarCluster 4 - Sweet Chariot as an upgrade to Sweet Chariot 2, so all of you who bought it in the recent Steam Powered bundle can get a free upgrade

. Otherwise, it's available from:

One Book Shelf in pdf:

Precis Intermedia Games in pdf:

and Lulu in print and pdf:

This was a fun project for me, and one of my all-time favorite settings to run a game in! It brings the number of StarCluster 4 games out there to 7, 3 new games and 4 new editions!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sweet Chariot tl;dr Page!

Worked on tl;dr pages for Chariot nations today. Klax suggested a tl;dr page for Chariot itself. I thought that was brilliant! Here is the result! Chariot under normal circumstances would be a prison planet...

Saturday, October 1, 2016

What I'm Working On Now

Working on Classic Setting Aliens supplement. I've translated the old classic setting aliens into StarCluster 4 aliens - which means I have recreated them from the ground up, using the old versions as quidelines. Right now Albert is writing an in depth article on one of the aliens.

Also working on layout and editing for My son Klaxon's supers game - Look! Up In The Sky! Mechanically, the changeover from SC3 to SC4 is done, by Klax - now I need to lay it out in the one-page-infographic style of StarCluster 4!

Thursday, September 29, 2016

StarCluster 4 - Toolbox 4: Engineer's Guide Released!

OK, people! Yeah, I have another release to announce! But first let me talk! The last release I made was Tuesday, StarCluster 4 - Toolbox 3: Starships. After I released it, I remembered a supplement I wrote for StarCluster 2 back in the last decade called the Engineer's Guide. I found the source files and realized with a little work, this could be a great resource for StarCluster 4. I began working away all day Wednesday, and finished up late last night. Then I began thinking...

I have already sold a number of Toolbox 3's, and this, in a sense, does much the same thing. It allows you to create spaceships. Now Toolbox 4 does it in a different way - an old school, math-heavy, system by system and subsystem by subsystem way, where Toolbox 3 was choose from these hulls - choose from these options - add stuff up - done.

So, I should have named Toolbox 3 "Quick and Dirty Starships"! I got that! Too late now! Anyway, if you bought Toolbox 3 and were wanting something more like Toolbox 4, let me know by PM. I will send you the pdf for Toolbox 4 gratis. Anyway, here's the blurb:

StarCluster 4 Toolbox 4 is a tool designed to let you create and control every system and subsystem of the starships and stations for your StarCluster 4 Game. Unlike Toolbox 3, Toolbox 4 is math heavy and incredibly detailed, but yoou can do whatever you want, at the price of detailed calculations. You can create:

Tech Level 7, 8, 9 and 10 ships - not just TL 10

Arbitrary sized ships - not limited to certain hull sizes

Armed military ships - not limited to just unarmed civilian ships

Matter-Antimatter Drives - for enormous power

Atomic space drives like Orion and Nerva types

PDF from One Book Shelf:

PDF from Precis Intermedia:

Print book from Lulu: 

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

StarCluster 4 Magazine 2: Technology Released!

This should have been posted yesterday!

So it's Monday! I *MUST* have some new gaming material to publish, right? Well here you go! The second StarCluster 4 Magazine! Only a complete and utter geek would read this!

StarCluster 4 Magazine 2 contains eight essays: Overview of Cluster Technology, StarCluster Materials, EM Bottles, Standard Implants, Tech Level 9 Technology, Force Fields, Fusion Propulsion and Energy Productions, and Biotechnology. Go into the new StarCluster in DEPTH!

PDF at Precis Intermedia:

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StarCluster 4 - Toolbox 3: Starships Released!

Where are my manners? I've gone and done today's release and not mentioned it! In case you haven't noticed, I've been busy writing and illustrating lately. Today's release is StarCluster 4 - Toolbox 3: Starships!

In StarCluster 4 - Toolbox 3, we have a starship creation method, and the two sheets for these starships - a control sheet for running a ship - fuel use, cargo carried, passenger cabins occupied - and a damage sheet for dealing with damage in a way that makes sense - every hit damages some system, and you can see how much damage each system has.

For PDF From Precis Intermedia:

For PDF from One Book Shelf:

For Print from Lulu:

Friday, September 23, 2016

StarCluster 4 Toolbox 2: Setting Tools Released

Alright! Today's_ StarCluster 4 release is StarCluster 4 Toolbox 2: Setting Tools! This baby contains a revamped Association setup tool, a rewritten Creating the Cluster tool with a new Politics section, to make completely different kids of clusters! No FTL, Star Empires, Diplomacy, New Colony... all sorts of variations! Also a whole slew of culture and city creation tools. Enjoy!

PDF from OneBookShelf:

PDF from Precis Intermedia:

Print from Lulu: