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Astonishing Worlds is a systemless sandbox setting designed to be used with tabletop RPGs capable of handling a retro-style space opera. This work is inspired by the science fiction of yesteryear when good and evil were clear and Pluto was still a planet. Astonishing Worlds is a nod to the retro science fiction found in comic books and television from the 1950s and 1960s. Imagine an alternate reality in which the fantasies of this era of speculative fiction were real, and the only limit was human imagination.

Inside you'll find:

  • 28 outlined worlds spread out over four solar systems.
  • 12 Character Archetypes to spark the imagination.
  • Guidelines on the three types of races: Humans, Near-Humans, and Beastmen.
  • 5 Terrifying villains known as the Galactic Lords, each with their own sinister empire.
  • A planet, alien, and adventure generator. 
  • And much more!
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Peter R September 04, 2017 2:04 am UTC
What game system would be recommended for this setting? What did the Authors play when play-testing this material?
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Nathan C September 08, 2017 3:32 am UTC
When designing this I went with Savage Worlds to run the campaign, which I personally find to fit this sort of pulp environment well. Most generic systems should handle Astonishing Worlds without trouble. Fans have also stated that the Retrospace supplement for the Blood of Pangea RPG works well, though I have no personal experience with that system myself.
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Nathan C September 08, 2017 10:53 pm UTC
FATE or FATE Accelerated would also run this beautifully.
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Moon S June 10, 2017 6:12 pm UTC
Seems to be missing the Villain charts from the "Adventure Generator" section.
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Nathan C June 10, 2017 7:11 pm UTC
You're right! Sorry about that, it has now been taken care of. The file is updated. Thank you for your patience.
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Moon S June 11, 2017 9:07 pm UTC
Thank YOU for the quick response & fix! Much appreciated. :)
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Nathan C June 12, 2017 2:13 am UTC
No problem! Happy gaming!
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This title was added to our catalog on June 08, 2017.