Quick rules changes of the Ginnungagap

So, some quick changes and additions: Honour stat - because I feel like it will be important to the setting. I need to work on appropriate tests for it. It will definitely be important with dealing with gods...(Yeah, just going to leave that hook hanging there) Additional skills - Computer Use, Engineering, Navigate/Pilot (I haven't … Continue reading Quick rules changes of the Ginnungagap

Classes of the Ginnungagap

I've been reading around what other people have worked into sci-fi D&D rules around the internet, and I'll be pinching and tweaking and fiddling as I go. A good portion of what I'm working with comes from Fifth Age, though I'm going for a lasers and sorcery setting so there's the thorny issue of magic … Continue reading Classes of the Ginnungagap

Races of the Ginnungagap

So I've been having a little brainstorm today about the different races of the Ginnungagap that I would allow for players. I know it's a sci-fi setting, so why not Warforged/robots you ask? Well, they're in the setting. But they're the bad guys, agents of the Frost and Fire Giants (bigger robots). I changed up … Continue reading Races of the Ginnungagap

More Ginnungagap

I completely forgot about the alternate factions I'd come up with so far!   So I've got the Iron Brotherhood, the Black Network, and the Combine Council. The Iron Brotherhood are mercenaries and warriors, sort of fill the role of the Order of the Gauntlet. But depending on the locality, they might be the local … Continue reading More Ginnungagap

Ginnungagap revisited

Since finishing my cyberpunk A-Z, I've been thinking back on other ideas that I've had rattling around for a few years, and went back to thinking about my sci-fi D&D setting with space vikings.   In the interim since me talking about it, it seems that a good few other people have been working on … Continue reading Ginnungagap revisited

Z is for: Zaibatsu

Whilst many Megacorps are run by a board of directors drawn from their different subsidiaries, the corporations called Zaibatsu are instead controlled by individual families. These families may act as a board of directors, running the holding company that manages its subsidiaries, and therefore they share a great deal with the other Megacorps. The subtle … Continue reading Z is for: Zaibatsu

Y is for: the Yellow Plague

The most recent health epidemic to sweep the world, the Yellow Plague was killing hundreds of people daily across the globe as recently as a few years ago. Related to Streptococcus pyogenes, which even in the early 21st century was killing 500,000 people a year, the Yellow Plague was much more effective at harming the … Continue reading Y is for: the Yellow Plague

X is for: Xenophon

Following a series of political, social and environmental disasters, the former state of Greece fell into civil war. One of the factions that arose called itself the Ten Thousand, modelled on the ancient army of the same name. Espousing a fascist ideal in their interpretation of Ancient Greece, a country they claimed direct heritage from, … Continue reading X is for: Xenophon

W is for: the rest of the World

Africa: United by the African Union, the nations of Africa have come together to build several Pan-African projects, including the continent's own space elevator and a reforestation effort at the edges of the Sahara. Economic ties with Europe and the Americas have slowly been replaced with projects funded by the UN, Asian interests and the … Continue reading W is for: the rest of the World

V is for: Vehicular transport

From the solar array atop the beanstalk, cheap electrical energy is available across the Pacific, with interchangeable, rechargeable batteries powering most vehicular transport, from motorbikes and buses to speedboats and ferries.   Private transport is mostly used by the rich, though autonomous vehicles acting as a taxi service help get individuals from point A to B … Continue reading V is for: Vehicular transport