Inspired by the ‘The Game’ used to simulate the future of humanity and create an alternate universe for the AD role-playing game by GDW. We have taken it. AD is a science-fiction role-playing game first published by Game Designers Workshop (GDW) in as Traveller: The game in fact had little to. AD is a hard science fiction/cyberpunk role playing game created been a great source of inspiration for some of GDW’s other games).

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Now you struggle against a sinister current of events which sweeps you across the face of the Earth and into space. Every planet has its own unique character. The inhabitants of Aurore always took a special pride in their home – it was the most spectacularly beautiful and at the same time least hospitable of the garden planets in the French Arm. Each book in the trilogy features a different colony world, lovingly detailed in statistics in the prologue.

After Bayern’s aborted launch attempt inthe Astronomischen-Rechen Institut completed repair and redesign on its vital stutterwarp drive system, and the ship was then ready to set off again for the haunting star group.

GDW 2300 AD – the original SFRPG

Now, with the dawning of the 24th century, Texas has signed a landmark agreement with the Civilized Eber nation of Black Sky to build an Eber steam train line through the Great Desert. The Gd control the beanstalk. So when Commonwealth diplomats and the command officers of the Terran Fifth Foreign Legion gathered in the capital gw of the world to meet with the local ruler, no one suspected the trap they were walking into.

To ancient civilizations which placed tremendous importance on the heavenly bodies, the unique character of the Pleiades was as compelling as it was puzzling.

Early inKafer ships swarmed into the Eta Bootis system and, driving away the human space fleet, began an attack on the Eta Bootian colony world Aurore. And the rules, well More than stars in over systems are displayed on a inch by inch color map. The module Bayern contains all of the background data needed to run an ongoing campaign of adventures based around the monumental voyage of this great craft.

The post- Westphalian nation-state remains dominant, and most space colonies are considered the territories of various nations back on Earth. Aad can puzzle out the true finction of the enigmatic ‘worry stone’ often found in abandoned Kafer encampments or try to discover the technology behind the recently discovered ‘Kafer Computer Mark II,’ an advanced portable computer of chilling technological sophistication.


Get to Know Us. Atlas of Known Space. The battle was close, but the major population centers held out. Home Welcome to the universe of A. Pirates prey on merchant and colonization vessels. A full-color map of the Kafer Sphere is included, extending beyond the boundaries of the original game map.

France was able to survive the nuclear war relatively unscathed by abandoning its NATO allies and officially withdrawing from hostilities at the start of the Third World Warretaining enough assets and skilled people to develop a significant head-start in the race for postwar rebuilding, political leverage, and technological development. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. A full-color map of the Kafer Sphere is included, extending beyond the boundaries of the original game map.

But Wolfgang Hauser soon discovered that the Legion demanded a high price from the misfits who flocked to its banners seeking new life and new hope. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. A sharp referee and top-notch roleplayers could make something of this alien first-contact scenario. Share your thoughts with other customers. The Kafer Sourcebook details the political and governmental structure of the Kafer Associative, discusses the political motivations behind the war, and explains why it will get worse.

All my friends and I had to do was to provide a little “expertise” and security while Jean-Francois arranged a buyer for a piece of hot tech that had fallen into his hands like a ripe apple. Nearly all the colony worlds have their own biosphere, evolved individually on the worlds to create a variety of life forms, most of which are still barely understood. Some of these mysteries can help humanity in its “battle for the stars”, while others are simply curiosities, and a few are dangerous and even potentially disastrous for humankind.

GDW AD – the original SFRPG – Beyond the Bundle

Overall, the technological level of AD is not significantly more advanced than that of late 20th century industrial society. Intended as a “harder” alternative to GDW’s earlier Traveller science fiction game, the first edition was titled Traveller: The space combat system was its own game, with a basic version in the core rules and a greatly-expanded version in the boxed set Star Cruiser. This section describes the primary or primaries of the system and its family of planetary bodies, some of which are quite valuable to the 2030 effort in distant space.


Then, suddenly, without warning, the Kafers left the system. All of these control certain extrasolar planets themselves. The cement tore at his knees and the palms of his hands. Each is given 230 attention to detail, including a brief history and explanation gew design, an illustration of the vessel, and complete statistics of the design for immediate use with the game Star Cruiser.

One of the main parts of the drama in AD campaigns is the unfolding of these mysteries. The post- Gcw nation-state remains dominant, and most space colonies are considered the territories of various nations back on Earth, resembling the European colonial era of the 18th and 19th century.

Ships of the French Arm deals with a wide range of human designed starships, from the Bismark Class Battlecruiser to the Cargodevil merchant ship. Now, the remaining Kafers need to be hunted down and rooted out. Station personnel reported the alien contact to Terran officials, and, regretting the lost opportunity to establish relations, continued to study the star.

At the end of the 20th century, a global thermonuclear war took place between the United States, China, the U. The maps depict empty sectors of space over which the battles of the future will be fought. Over the next eight decades all three colonies cooperated in an attempt ae adapt the planet to human uses. The vehicle for that mission has been carefully designed and 230 crewed for the tenuous qd across uncharted stars.

That ship is called the Bayern. Floor plans are included with this adventure, as are sample characters, so that the AD referee can begin running a almost immediately Overall, the technological level of AD is not terribly more advanced than the modern day.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Mankind has started to spread into space, and faces its first major competition ggdw the form of the Kafer. Traveller and Twilight received later editions using GDW’s house system.