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A Dark Future is one of the most omnipresent themes in science fiction and fantasy literature, films, and games. From the grim futures postulated by H.G. Wells in The War of the Worlds and The Time Machine, to the dystopian societies described by Aldous Huxley in Brave New World and George Orwell in 1984, to the post-apocalyptic worlds of The Walking Dead and Suzanne Collins in The Hunger Games, the predominant vision for the future is generally a dark one. And whether the cause is aliens, vampires, zombies, atomic holocaust, oppressive governments, megacorporations, or divine retribution, the net effects tend to be strikingly similar. It is to this theme that this volume of d-Infinity is dedicated.
d-Infinity Volume #4 Contents
Editorial: Dark Future
CQB: Futuristic Skirmish Miniatures Rules
Flying Saucers & Rocket Ships
Interview: Comicpalooza Founder John Simons.
Prop Room: Grimdark Costume Enhancers
Fiction: Prologue to Swords of Kos: Hekaton
City Builder/Swords of Kos: The Four Winds Bar
Digital Dice: Remote Gaming
Game Design: Biology for Fantasy Settings
Basic System: A Rainbow of Slimes
Basic System: Six Lizardfolk Spells
OGL System/Interplanetary: 62 Interplanetary Feats
Pathfinder System: A Flawed Tomorrow (32 Science Fiction Character Defects)
Pathfinder System: The Mutant Race
Pathfinder System/Lance & Laser: The Post-Apocalyptic Barbarian
Pass in Review
Sample Cardstock CharactersTM
d∞ (“d-Infinity”) is a multi-platform gaming supplement that covers a wide variety of rules systems and includes content that can be universally applied to many different sorts of table-top, live-action, and role-playing games. It includes both material that can be applied to all or many sorts of games and items that are self-standing and which can be played on their own.
Features of each thematic volume include a self-standing game; new rules, stats, and bonus content tying in with several different game systems; character portraits; paper miniatures; and interviews. Rules systems supported include Pathfinder, OGL v.3.5, 4th Edition Dungeons & Dragons, “Basic” system, Labyrinth Lord, Mutant Future, Call of Cthulhu, and Cthulhu Live. It is jointly published by Armorcast, Dagon Industries Inc., Dark Threads, Flying Buffalo Inc., Mindgame Productions, OffWorld Designs Inc., Skirmisher Publishing LLC, and the United States Marine Space Corps.
We believe that the most enjoyable gaming periodicals are not just devoted to single games or even the products of a single company, but also include content that makes a reader interested in other games, material that can be applied to all or many sorts of games, and items that are self-standing and which can be played on their own. For that reason, this publication includes many voices and exclusive material compatible with many rules systems and the products of many different companies.
d-Infinity Volume #0: The Shape of Things to Come
d-Infinity Volume #1: The Adventure Begins
d-Infinity Volume #2: Lost Treasure
d-Infinity Volume #3: Children of the Night
d-Infinity Volume #4: Dark Future
Inspired by the works of classic swords-and-sorcery authors like Fritz Lieber, Jack Vance, and Robert E. Howard, Swords of Kos: Hekaton is the second entry in Skirmisher Publishing LLC’s fantasy fiction series and follows Swords of Kos: Necropolis. In this anthology, the island and city of Kos and the lands around it are explored through the stories of eleven authors and original illustrations and cartography by nine artists. All are set during the Hekaton, centennial observance of the great volcanic cataclysm that reawakened magic, the elder races, and all manner of fell monsters, in a fantasy world that draws upon the myths, legends, and history of the Mediterranean, Europe, and the Middle East.
Stories in this compilation include “Bloodsuckers” by Michael O. Varhola, “Rogue’s Nightmare” by R.M. Aislin, “Chasing Shadows” by Richard T. Balsley, “The Misadventures of Bjoric” by Brendan Cass, “The Rite” by Christopher Van Deelen, “To the Dragon Apeiron” by Lissanne Lake, “Unfamiliar Ground” by Sharon Daugherty, “The Day Pateon Fnordseeker Gave Up Drinking” by Eric Lis, M.D., “Nithernons the Ale’er” by John Giddens, and “The Price of Land” by D.M. Fitzgerald. Join us in our adventures through the dark and fascinating swords-and-sorcery world of Kos!
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