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Sufficiently Advanced is a transhuman roleplaying game of the far future. 

Humanity has been reconstructed by time and technology. Wield incredible technological enhancements and thousands of years of expertise, or the ability to mold the story of the game. Play a digital intelligence with remote-controlled robot drones, a diplomatic team that shares a group-mind, a soldier infused with nanotechnology, or even a living starship. Play an Old-Worlder witnessing our fantastic universe for the first time, or a Masquerader taking on different identities each day.

This second edition runs on an entirely new diceless system. What consequences you are willing to accept in order to win? Or, when you are outmatched, can your failure help your team succeed? Use Plots and Projects to change the world, and force Complications on your characters now to warp the plot in their favor later on.

Discover five different futures: To The Stars, where you form a first-contact team reconnecting with the lost seeds of humanity. The Divide, full of espionage and intrigue, where trust is hard to find and the sides are ever shifting. The Powder Keg, a universe tumbling into a war that may mean the end of everything. Sublight, where secret societies champion their causes by transmitting their operatives across the stars. The Patent Office, where your team of Inspectors seeks to protect humanity from its own worst excesses.

The future is bright, but not without danger. Come explore it with us.

Sufficiently Advanced now has a supplement: Chronotech! Delve into time travel and information loops in a pay-what-you-want supplement for both players and GMs.

The art for the second edition of Sufficiently Advanced is still unfinished, due to personal matters for the original artist. The game itself is complete. This low-art version will be replaced with the finished version of the game as a free update if and when all of the artwork is finished.

You can find resources for this game, including forums, a character sheet, and more, at

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John M November 06, 2017 2:53 am UTC
does the pdf only consist of the character sheet, group sheet and the Screen Ready? Is there no PDF of the core second edition out yet?
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November 06, 2017 4:09 am UTC
"Screen Ready" is the file you want. (It's ready for viewing on your screen, as opposed to "Print Ready" which would be the one I used for print-on-demand.)
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Geoffrey W January 24, 2017 4:20 pm UTC
How on earth does a PWYW POD work? Wouldn't there be a minimum price for Lightning Source to print the thing at all?
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January 24, 2017 4:30 pm UTC
There is indeed a minimum price, but it doesn't show up until you enter an amount into the box. For the softcover the current printing costs are $9.39, and for the hardcover it's $14.56. Anything you pay above the minimum (and shipping) is divided between DriveThruRPG/RPGNow and me via our usual percentage split.
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Jarad C July 29, 2016 2:44 am UTC
So, based on the most recent update, the regular art version isn't coming out? I bought the POD anyway.
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July 29, 2016 2:34 pm UTC
The artist I originally had in mind, who had created a couple of nice pieces for me when I originally posted this version, became unavailable a few months later. I'm still hoping to create a full-art version some day, but it will require finding a new artist.
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Aidan B February 03, 2015 6:05 pm UTC
If we want to buy the finished version (POD), is there a way to be alerted when the finished-art version is ready?
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February 03, 2015 6:23 pm UTC

Method 1: Buy the PDF now (even for free) and make sure that your DriveThruRPG / RPGNow account preferences are set to allow e-mails from Valent Games. (It's under "Select how I wish to be contacted by publishers.") I'll send out an announcement when it's ready.

Method 2: I'll post a message on the game's forums at when things are ready. This is less reliable in that you have to go check, but it means you won't get any excess e-mails from me (not that I send a lot of them).
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Stephen G January 17, 2015 1:39 pm UTC
Tried to buy this item, but it isn't added to Cart when selected!?

Won't sell too many that way.
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January 17, 2015 4:01 pm UTC
Sounds like a bug!

I wasn't able to find anything about this in the Troubleshooting or FAQ pages, so I will report this to DriveThruRPG right away. I encourage you to do so as well, using the "Contact Us" link at the bottom of the page.
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Stephen G January 23, 2015 3:11 am UTC
I believe the problem is that you can enter the price for the softcover book for the hardcover, but it really wants the hardcover price.
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January 15, 2015 11:43 pm UTC
Update on 1/15/15: More typo fixes and some clarifications. In addition, SA2 is now available via print-on-demand! This version (1.0.4) is the version used for POD copies.
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January 01, 2015 7:23 pm UTC
Update on 1/1/15: Fixed several typos, altered several examples to match with the rules as written, and improved the rules for Competence Lenses (page 112). This is likely to be the version used for the POD version, coming later this month.
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December 20, 2014 4:14 pm UTC
Update on 12/20/14: Typos, a few rule clarifications, and a layout glitch on page 264/265. If you see any typos or areas that could use more clarity, you can always report them here or at the game's wiki site,
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December 03, 2014 10:33 pm UTC
Update on 12/3/14: several minor typo and layout fixes, plus a color Group Sheet.
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