Thursday, December 29, 2011


Want to add ground vehicles to your Rogue Space game? Me too!

Now available courtesy of Porky @ Porky's expanse are some outstanding ground vehicle rules!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sector Maker preview

Nothing earth shattering, just a preview of the sector maker sheet and proof that despite a week's delay duty to the holidays and family visits, work continues on a The Rogue Space core rules.

Again this core rules system is meant to be the generic kick off point to playing the game and codifying the rules set.  The pocket mods to come will create adventures, antagonists and settings which you can graft on as you see fit.

Back to work!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

How soon is now?

Awhile back I posted an image of black obelisk from 2001 a space odyssey.  Why? Well to tease the coming of an official printed Rogue Space RPG book.  This will be a digest sized book and I do not want it to go beyond 48 pages, and ideally I can keep it down to 36. 

What the rules will be is a compilation and revision of the core Rogue Space pocket mods:
  • Basic Rules
  • Starships
  • Aliens and A.I.
In addition I will add
  • more psionics
  • a brief intro to RPG's and terms glossary for new players
  • Simple sandbox Sector creation rules

Note: This rules book will make the currently posted Starships and Aliens/ AI pocket mod rules obsolete...BUT I am keeping them up in pocket mod in case you prefer the original rules better!

I will only support, combine and create materials using the new rules once the book is done and out, but the current core pocket rules will remain free and an introduction to Rogue Space.

This is the only "For Sale" item I intend to produce for Rogue Space and will continue to provide all other materials, adventures and compilations free in pocket mod format.

I hope to have the rule book out in January for purchase, and while I have not settled on an MSRP yet...I like the idea and symmetry of an 8.88 price...

So I will be watching the site and around to comment, but a lot of the great work I want to pursue using the fantastic work of Needles, Porky, and Garrison James' Ain 4 materials will have to wait a few weeks until I knock this book out.

Also note, the image on this post is an idea I am considering for the game cover...except with a star field background.  Interesting? Or should I keep the original from the pocket mod?

Thanks for your patronage to my little site and support for Rogue Space, its gone from 8 pages to infinity!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

NEW inspired setting...

Needles has crafted another gem of a setting for your Rogue Space game!  It mashes up enough interesting stuff from various sources that my mind reels at the possibilities!  Rogue Space is vast and varied, and Needles' work makes the perfect launch pad or landing spot for any Rogue Spacer.

Happy landings!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

More 40k inspired greatness from Porky's Expanse

Porky has posted a some great Rogue Space add-on rules if you like the idea of a 40k inspired setting! I am really impressed with his ability to keep these ideas simple to include when playing Rogue Space, and how much they give RS a 40k inspired feel.

Check it out!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Rogue Space 40k?

Well Porky's Expanse continues to expand into Rogue Space!

After taking time to post a thorough review of Rogue Space, Porky has just posted a Rogue Space 40k quick conversion--and it is excellent.

I am a fan of the 40k universe and have some of the RPG books from Fantasy flight.  Great resource material-but too chunky for me to run...unless I convert some stuff into a Rogue Space Trader setting?  Let me know if a 40k inspired splat book is of interest...and for bonus points what specifically you think needs to be in it.  Remember I have an 8 page limit...

Monday, December 5, 2011

It Came from Swords & Stitchery...

Eric at the incredible blog Swords & Stitchery creates some of the best Weird Sci-Fi material I have ever seen.  Better yet he is prolific in his creativity, and its all for the great (and free) Sci-Fi RPG Humanspace Empires.

Strangely enough, I thought this great work by Eric would be a perfect fit into Rogue Space.  So I created a pocket mod booklet of an enemy and adventure Eric posted recently on his site.

The Rshomignggu (say that 3x fast) are an interesting enemy and if you like your sc-fi strange, are a perfect edition to your Rogue Space game.

Bookmark and visit Eric's site often for more epic weird goodness.  The Rogue Space version of his work is now downloadable in the Rogue Space link to the right as RSHM PKT.