The Jovian Chronicles, 2nd edition is a complete science-fiction universe for the Silhouette CORE roleplaying game system. Inspired by classic science-fiction stories and giant robot anime, this book will take the players beyond the confines of planet Earth to discover a solar system on the brink of war. Along the way, they will interact with a rich cast of characters, visit exotic locales and possibly alter the destiny of the Jovian Confederation, if not the human race!
Features: A detailed world background and a rich setting for anime-style adventures; Extensive guidelines and tips for living and adventuring in the solar system of the 23rd century; Dual-stats for the powerful Silhouette CORE rule system, a highly acclaimed game engine that uses classic six-sided dice, and the widely popular d20-based rules placed under the Open Gaming License; And tons of anime-style archetypes, weapons, equipment and vehicles!
Friday, February 06, 2004
from Boise, ID USA
Review: Don't let the giant space robots fool you--this is one of the better hard science fiction settings around, full of great details and flavor. No artificial gravity, FTL travel, or reactionless drives here! This 2nd edition book gives a much more complete view of the Jovian Chronicles universe, particularly life in space and technology, than the 1st edition. You'll need the separate Silhouette Core rules to use the Silhouette stats and the upcoming Silhouette Miniatures for the space combat system, unless you decide to go with the Lightning Strike rules. I've found this game full of useful ideas and general inspiration. Highly recommended.