Thursday, July 15, 2021

The Court of Worlds Project is Launched

 The Court of Worlds project is go for a real start. Research and planning is done, and I am getting down to work! I am releasing it as a toolbox, Tool Box 7, as it can be added to most any setting. Perhaps the Out of the Ruins setting would not work so well, as it is about the very beginnings of a multi-system setting. The Court of Worlds provides various services for member worlds:

Litigation 

The Court provides judges of various species and backgrounds to arbitrate litigation. It maintains a list of attorneys available for hire, as well as courtroom employees to assist in the hearings, such as translators, file clerks, bailiffs, and others.

Mediation

The Court provides trained mediators to assist in negotiations between worlds over claims. Mediators are generally preferred, as litigation can be chancy.

Disputed World Referees

The Court provides referees to oversee limited combat over disputed worlds. The court prides itself on the rigorous oversight of disputes, and has a good record.

Disputed World Mecenaries

The Court maintains a list of mercenary companies employed  by disputant worlds, who are trained in various types of limited combat. Comments from former employers are associated with these companies.

Illegal Settlement Resolutions

The Court maintains a corps of police trained in eradicating illegal settlements, and resettling the miscreants elsewhere. Trained cleaners then come in and dismantle the settlement’s infrastructure, raze and destroy any crops, and replant the site with native flora.

Exploration and Survey Services

The Court maintains a recommended list of private exploration companies, either to perfom the entire survey or to shepherd a party of scientists through the experience.

Restricted World Rangers

The Court maintains a corps of experienced and versatile rangers for service on Restricted worlds, able to cope with both native dangers and rapacious resource exploiters from off-world.

Slowboat Tugs and Rescue

The Court maintains contact with new slowboats as they come in, and provides Slowboat tugs to guide slowboats into worlds reserved for them. If an emergency occurs, rescue crews can be dispatched to deal with any impending disaster.

Colony Advisors

The Court provides nascent colonies - including new slowboats - with advisors to guide the colonists with integrating their new colonies into the cluster-wide economy, maintaining ecological biomes, and adapting to new technological advances.

All of these will have associated template trees and association-building suggestions.

Friday, May 7, 2021

OK! Star Cluster 4 - Volant is finished!

 Well I finished it! 5 months alter! What I initially assumed would be a quick update turned into a complete rewrite. Also one blog post in 5 months is pretty poor! Anyway, it will be up soon at Drive Through RPG and Lulu! I have been running a campaign for the last couple of years on Wednesdays over Discord, but what I could easily wing and extemporize in a game turned out to be far more difficult to codify in print! 

Monday, November 23, 2020

What's up next, clash?

 I'm starting work on a new version of Volant using StarCluster 4 rules. Volant - and Lowell Was Right! - were the last of the StarCluster 3 game written, and were where I came up with Template Trees, So I can get some ideas from the trees in the old version for the new one, but they will have to be re-written for the new game as the skills are handled completely differently. I will be using the lighter version - and StarCluster 4 is light already - of the rules found in Sabre & World which will suit the pulpiness of Volant very well. Next will be a StarCluster 4 version of Lowell Was Right!, which will also use the Sabre & World rules version.


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Outremer Setting is published!

 The BloodGames 4 - Outremer Setting is out today, and The BloodGames 2/Outremer/OHMAS series of games in now officially replaced and retired. Yay!

BloodGames 4

BloodGames 4 - Renaissance+ Tool Kit

BloodGames 4 - Outremer Setting

All 3 in a bundle!

Friday, October 30, 2020

Outremer Setting

 We are almost finished with the Outremer setting. I am working on the last few Paths of Power. When I release it, I will remove Blood Games II, OHMAS, and Outremer from sale everywhere. We plan topublish other settings and toolboxes for Blood Games 4 in the future.

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New Album Review

New album review of my one and only concept album, Dark Orbital, is up. This is set in my StarCluster 4 - Dark Orbital setting. Enjoy! 

Dark Orbital Review