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The Solar System turned out to be a lot less friendly than we expected. Dreams of Martian canals and Venusian jungles died in the harsh light shone by Mariners and Veneras and Voyagers.

But what we did get was an array of worlds of awesome majesty, one that's enough to scare off 99% percent of would-be explorers—but not you. Using the Cepheus Engine core rules or other similar game systems, the Into the Dark setting book lets you play OSR SF adventures in the near-future of the Solar System as we understand it now.

Europa. Titan. Pluto, points beyond? They all will kill you if you make one mistake, and they won't even register that you're there when they do it. You're going to go anyway.

Look for more World Building Consortium products soon! Pre-made settings "with a difference" for OSR games of all types.

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Andy B November 27, 2018 11:29 pm UTC
This is interesting. But I have a reservation. It mentions the Cepheus Engine core rules before talking about all the great osr stuff in the book. Id really like to see some of the mechanics. There are a lot of different osrs and Ive seem osr being tagged on something that wasnt anywhere close to old school. I dont know who tags what or such. Can I see maybe a sample stat block for a monster or something. With that... maybe along with a single class detailed out... Id know enough to take the plunge.

Thank you in advance and I look forward to youre response.
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Paul D February 20, 2019 10:17 pm UTC
Hi Andy,

Sorry for not answering sooner -- I only just noticed your comment. Hopefully it's not too late for you. Cepheus Engine is PWYW, so you can download at no cost from Drive Thru RPG to check out:

Let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see. There's no monsters or character classes in Into the Dark, so hopefully the Cepheus rules will include one of all you'd like to evaluate.

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