Hard science fiction Risus gaming. A website by Pontifex.
Risus is a complete, universal (non-genre), rules-lite roleplaying game by S. John Ross. Download the free rules here. It's a complete game at six pages and a thing of beauty.
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These pages are devoted describing and hashing out a hard science fiction roleplaying game which takes place during a civil war within the solar system. The players will be captains of stealth combat ships for the drastically outnumbered, yet technologically advanced, outer planets as they desperately try to hold back the Earth's brutal re-expansion into the solar system.
The setting is trying to invoke a feeling in this neighborhood:
55% Das Boot / Run Silent, Run Deep
15% The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert Heinlein
15% Schismatrix - Bruce Sterling
15% Mars Trilogy - Kim Stanley Robinson
The pages linked on the sidebar contain lots of information explaining different aspects of the setting, as well as more Risus related stuff and sample characters. Pages will be added, updated and changed as we find what works and what doesn't during our first game.
All material original to Worlds at War is copyright 2006 A. Ellery Breland. Questions or comments? Please write to aaron.ellery[at]gmail.com with Worlds at War in the subject line.