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Esper Genesis 5E Sci-fi - Core Manual

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"This is not a game that wants to be the property-of-your-choice, it’s a game that embraces sci-fi’s adventurous side. It is sci-fi with room for excitement and wonder. And 5E proves an excellent match for this, since EG’s relationship to sci-fi is much like 5E’s relationship to fantasy - it is part of the landscape, but the first priority is to play a game." — Rob Donoghue, Evil Hat Productions

“Esper Genesis takes a proven system we all know and maps it onto an exciting new science fiction setting. These folks have really drilled down into 5th edition rules and popular cinematic sci-fi and made it all work together." — Cam Banks, RPG Designer


Brace Yourself for High Adventure in Hyperspace as Sci-Fi comes to 5th Edition!

Galaxies at war, high-tech gadgets and weapons, robots, aliens, starfighters, and ancient machines with the power to shape reality - All of these make the core of Esper Genesis, powered by the 5th Edition rules of the world's greatest roleplaying game. Taking on the role of a galactic hero, you can forge your destiny within a universe of advanced technologies and hidden mysteries.

Heroic Sci-fi Roleplaying

The Esper Genesis Roleplaying Game is a powerhouse of awesome sci-fi adventure. The Core Manual is the first of three rulebooks, containing character creation rules new sci-fi races, character classes, backgrounds, skills, gear, rules for planetary exploration, high-tech weapon combat, starship combat, esper powers, and so much more!

Full 5E Compatibility

Esper Genesis is designed with an infinite universe in mind, powered by the 5th edition rules of the world's greatest roleplaying game. If you've played any 5E game, you already know how to play Esper Genesis.  Though the system is easily integrated into any 5E setting, it is also a standalone product. You do not need the D&D rulebooks or any other 5E product in order to play.

This product contains:

  • Nine playable character races from the Silrayne Arc galactic setting.
  • Eight Character Classes
  • Sci-fi tailored backgrounds, equipment, and gear to round out your galactic pioneer
  • A full list of esper powers, allowing your characters to warp time, space, and matter
  • High-tech gear and weapons, including rules for modern weapons, burst fire, and explosives
  • Rules and options for modern and futuristic vehicles, space travel, and galactic exploration
  • A fully integrated starship combat system
  • A brief overview of the galaxy, people, and cultures
Remember to pick up your free download of the official ESPER GENESIS CHARACTER SHEET and the GAME MASTER BASIC RULES, which include sci-fi threats, special item enhancements, and setting development aids.

Visit the official Esper Genesis homepage at espergenesis.com for project updates, gaming events, and special offers.




 
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Yaitza H March 17, 2019 5:28 pm UTC
Is the preview link broken at the moment? I keep getting “A problem repeatedly occurring” error.
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Sean B March 06, 2019 7:04 pm UTC
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I can't open this file after I download it. The file reads as "damaged".
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Sean B March 08, 2019 6:52 pm UTC
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Problem was fixed. Thanks for the quick action.
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5E Solo G February 18, 2019 9:40 pm UTC
Is there scope for community created content for Esper Genesis?
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Jim M February 10, 2019 4:51 am UTC
Hi,

You may wish to refresh your previews for this product - it looks like the move to cloud storage here at OBS messed them up. They don't appear to be available via the site (quick preview), and the PDF for the full preview is unable to be opened (reads as damaged when downloaded).

Thanks!
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January 27, 2019 2:48 am UTC
Beautiful book with great production values. I picked up a hardback copy at GameHoleCon and can't wait to get started playing it. The races, classes, and abilities are well thought out and evocative.
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Ralph T December 28, 2018 11:09 pm UTC
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When will the rest of the core books be published?
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John M December 23, 2018 3:13 pm UTC
Thank You for answering my question. Lastly, Will there be a character generator for this setting of 5th Edition. Thanks Again.
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John M December 20, 2018 11:37 pm UTC
Greetings, When will this Core Rulebook be published as a regular book ?
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Rich L December 21, 2018 7:16 pm UTC
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Hi, John. The Core Rulebook has already been in physical publication since July. It should be available at your friendly local gaming store (which is often preferred). Alternatively, there are also a few online book sellers that carry the physical version as well.
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Xeno N November 21, 2018 5:12 am UTC
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This is such an amazing setting. I'm sorry if this is a stupid question, but would to consider adapting this to other systems, such as Pathfinder/Starfinder?
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Todd C October 15, 2018 3:17 am UTC
Hey DriveThruRPG, this game should not show up under Hard Sci-Fi please.
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Jo H October 08, 2018 3:58 pm UTC
Thank you so much for this product. I bought the collector's edition at GenCon and couldn't LOVE it more.
On multiclassing, it says that if you choose Engineer, you gain shield proficiencies. However, Engineers don't normally receive them. Is that correct as written?
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Luke W October 08, 2018 11:23 pm UTC
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From the errata:
"Multiclassing Proficiencies (pg. 147). The Proficiencies Gained for the Engineer should be listed as “Light armor, medium armor, one artisan tool or vehicle proficiency (your choice)."
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Tomass M September 23, 2018 12:32 pm UTC
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Why.. OH WHY.. Aren't the spell names searchable in the PDF?
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September 02, 2018 3:26 am UTC
I'm not a crybaby who presumes I can tell a company how to run its business. Screw a bunch of OGL. Use it. Don't use it. I don't care. Great game, by the way. Too bad some people have become political about this.
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John R August 21, 2018 2:27 pm UTC
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The publisher of this product used the Open Game License to build the rules, then 100% made all new content NOT available to other publishers using the OGL. As a firm supporter of the OGL I do not recommend supporting publishers so unfriendly to the OGL. Would not buy again and ideally would like my money back, but not expecting a refund.
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Rich L August 31, 2018 8:55 pm UTC
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Hi, John. Thank you for your feedback! We are still a game in development with two more core books to go. That being said, once the core of the game is completed, we fully intend to look into working out specifics toward creating an open product resource. Making the game universally 5E compatible has been our intention from the very start and we wholeheartedly support everyone who uses the 5E OGL to promote their own creative ideas. My apologies if the game isn't what you were looking for. We're working hard to make this game a fun and awesome experience for everyone. If, for whatever reason, you are unhappy with the product itself, please feel free to contact us directly through alligatoralleyentertainment.com or any of our social media links.
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John R September 05, 2018 3:58 am UTC
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Hey Rich, I'd rather you used the OGL in the spirit it was intended, like other publishers such as Paizo do, and reserve the standard things like pronouns (place and people names etc.) as Product Identity vs. locking EVERYTHING down so that other OGL publishers can't use your unique ideas in their products, which, as stated, is the entire idea of the OGL. In this product you've basically tried to gain all the benefits of the OGL (getting to use content that others share via the OGL) but then don't do the same (share ANYTHING back to other OGL publishers.) I humbly suggest you rethink your use of the OGL in this and future products.
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Rich L September 05, 2018 4:37 pm UTC
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Hi, John. It seems you may not have read my entire response or perhaps misread it. We intend to look into having an open product resource for others to use, however, such a thing will not happen during these months while the core game is in development. Under the presumption that you are a game manufacturer, I'm sure you know the reasons why. However, thank you kindly for your recommendation and I humbly ask that you simply be patient. Again, if you are unhappy with the game itself, please feel free to contact us as stated above and we'll be sure to accommodate you.
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Matt M September 06, 2018 12:34 am UTC
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John, out of curiosity, are you similarly upset at Cubicle 7 for using the OGL to make Adventures in Middle-Earth?
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Marco R August 20, 2018 6:40 pm UTC
To the authors: : )

- will I be able to get a discount on the physical product if I buy the PDF version... or the other way around (like preordering the physical book on Amazon and gettin' a voucher for the PDF)? :)

- Would you HONESTLY tell that, for a reasnoable amount of time, the Core book will be enough and (as it seems from the reviews) a bit more "complete" than the standard PHB?

Consider I almost hate 5e and this game is kinda pushing me back (I got the free basic rules and found them insanely intriguing). :)

Cheers!
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Luke W August 20, 2018 7:47 pm UTC
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Not an author, but the Core Manual has almost the same content as the PHB plus a starship chapter with 3 PC and 5 NPC starships and a setting chapter.
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Luke W August 20, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
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Also there is a free Basic GM Guide available with a selection of antagonists and hi tech rewards.
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Matteo G August 10, 2018 5:29 am UTC
How many pages there are in this book?
The preview doesn't show that
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Luke W August 10, 2018 5:37 am UTC
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This product page lists 304 pages.
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