Solar Echoes is a role playing game involving small unit tactics set in a science fiction universe, with a fast moving game system designed to promote team-play by allowing players to coordinate their moves and decisions together, react to opponents at any time, and see all actions occur simultaneously!
As seven alien races struggle to co-exist in an uneasy alliance, the Inter-Stellar Union sends Union Guard agents on missions to preserve the crucial balance. These specialized operatives must do what regional security cannot, dealing with smugglers, pirates, terrorists, and even greater challenges in order to bring stability to a universe that needs it desperately. Without the Union Guard, the races will not be prepared to face a looming alien threat they can only hope to defeat together.
The Solar Echoes Mission Controller's Guide provides the Mission Controller with helpful tips and tools for creating and running an exciting Solar Echoes game experience for players. Improve game flow, add flavor, and learn to create your own missions, encounters, and hacking challenges. Greater depth can be added with new technologies, options for vehicle and starship customization, a variety of non-player characters, and information on new alien races, hostile lifeforms and dangerous robots, with details on how to create your own. Expand the universe with new data about civilized cultures, interesting locations, strange anomalies and unique relics.
176 pages containing Mission Controller (MC) inside-information, including:
Tips on running a smooth game, exciting vehicle combat and chases
Creating your own missions and embellishing the game world with flavor
Add new technology to the game, including weapon, armor, and vehicle customization
An archive of sample encounters
An extensive library of NPC's from all races, and tips on NPC design
Exclusive MC details and secrets on other sentient alien races—including deadly foes!
Detailed info for a variety of alien lifeforms and robots, including design tips
Deep background data, including MC-only knowledge about each race
Varieties of developing civilizations and locations of interest across the galaxy
Mysterious relics from the Voidsea, natural anomalies, and the bizarre Ring Gates
Character sheets, phase cards, starship and vehicle cards, MC sheets, grid map, starmap, and icons for characters and starships
Full-color, 2-page spread space art at each chapter. Interior B&W art includes: new alien races and lifeforms, robots, and other chapter theme-related art.
A New Gaming Experience! Tired of waiting for your turn? Annoyed with having to chew through tons of hitpoints before defeating an enemy? Angry that you waited so long for your turn, only to roll a critical failure? So were we!
How Solar Echoes is Different from other table-top RPG's:
No longer do you have to wait on your turn:
Players plan their movements and actions together without a prescribed turn order, and can react to anything whenever they choose. Rules are streamlined and the game is designed to move quickly--just a single opposed skill check with a little added luck from the dice determines success or failure.
The game encourages tactics and team-play:
Players will find success is achieved by actively coordinating together as a team. Smaller hit point totals and wound penalties instantly make team tactics crucial. Every system in the game is designed to involve all players working together.
Experience a variety of gameplay challenges:
Solar Echoes involves a range of scenarios including squad combat, starship battles, car chases, and even dialogue and hacking encounters. This is all conducted under an efficient and easy to learn game system.