Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Thousand Suns RPG -Grognardia Games-

I'm really intrigued by this ...

Thousand Suns: Rulebook from Grognardia Games
available in PDF and hardcopy formats on DriveThru (and RPGNow)
"Thousand Suns is a roleplaying game that takes its inspiration from the classic literary "imperial" science fiction of the '50s, '60s, and '70s written by authors like Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, Gordon Dickson, Larry Niven, H. Beam Piper, Jerry Pournelle, and A.E. van Vogt, among others.
... This is a complete game, providing all the rules you need to play under one cover, from character generation to starship combat to the creation of alien lifeforms. Also included is the Thousand Suns "meta-setting," a flexible outline of a setting, in which certain details have been provided, along with lots of lots of "blank spaces," and whose final shape and content is entirely up to each Game Master to build upon as he wishes for his campaign."
I have mega-plus-good-oodles of to-inifity-and-beyond respect for the gaming insights and writing powers of Mr James Maliszewski of Grognardia fame.

If you like your sci-fi with a vast galaxy classic twist then this has to be a must-own - to read, play or borrow-source for your own game system.

"It is a time of wonder. .. It is a time of glory."


  1. I'm glad to see this hit the presses but why do the release everything right at Christmas? It is so potentially frustrating.

  2. I'm quite curious about this one myself!

  3. Hi Chris,

    The choice was simple: release it now, or release it later. It couldn't have been released earlier because it wasn't finished to our satisfaction. :-) Hope you enjoy it when you get the chance to check it out!

  4. I thought it was purely because Christmas is a well of evil, not to mention the oh-god-must-finish-this-before-the-end-of-the-year factor. ;)

    (Hi Adam, you're the graphic design and layout guy? Cool!)

  5. My printed copy has arrived! It's C-format hardback - which is a really portable size - looks incredibly like a school book sci-fi text. Also got the PDF on the iPad. It's a really good read, very slick presentation. Will have to write a little review at some point.
    The section on Esperanto took me by surprise. :)