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    Just an update for those who may have been holding out on picking up Swords of Cydoria - I finally got my check from Chaosium, all is right in the world!

    Nick really came through for me.

    So please go purchase a copy of Swords of Cydoria! If there's enough interest in this setting, I'll create future modules and adventures.

    At some point I need to make a free intro adventure that uses nothing but the Quick-Start rules.
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    I got this when it came out and just this past weekend we made characters and started to play. I gotta say it was awesome. This setting has a lot of potential, I'd love to see some supplemental material. Can you put a pdf of a character sheet on here?

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    found the character sheets

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    That's great to hear. There's also a city-based adventure on my blog (see Sig).
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    This is awesome news Christian. Happy to hear you finally got paid for your hard work. I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with next!

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    Good to hear. I have read the blurb on the Chaosium site. However I'd like to know a leetle more. Like which bits of BRP did you use or leave out, (maybe just the options checklist from the BGB as a guide) and which new stuff did you add (not always needed IMHO, but good to know) and what "feel" or "it's a bit like" you'd categorise it as. Of course a lovely review on here or rpg.net would help, but maybe someone here who bought it can do that?

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    Hi Tzunder.

    There is a free preview in the files section of this site, but I'll try to summarize the answers to your questions:

    Characters are heroic with the heroic hit point option.

    Used:
    Psychic powers
    Vehicle combat
    Futuristic Technology
    Races and Cultures and Professions
    Abstract Wealth

    Referenced (but not totally used):
    Mutations
    Super-powers

    Not used: (but can easily fit)
    Magic
    Sorcery
    Sanity
    Fatigue
    Alliances
    Pendragon-style personality
    Stat-based skills

    New:
    Ta'Oudh, A new power system for the setting that is based on the Sorcery rules
    Gadget rules
    Potion rules (references Mutations)
    Rules for forgeries and bureacracy

    Description of the Setting: Swords and Lasers, Monsters and Robots. It's Sword and Sorcery meets Steampunk. Flash Gordon + John Carter + Thundarr + Last Exile + Firefly + Star Wars.

    For more obscure references, it's Storm (the old Belgian graphic novels) + Tales of the Ketty Jay + Tschai: Planet of Adventure + The Knights of Cydonia video by Muse.

    It's set on Earth in the far future (25,000 years). Or is it set on an alternate Earth? Or is it set on a parallel Earth somewhere out in the Galaxy? I'm intentionally not very clear about that.

    Twenty years ago, the City-States of Cydoria were just about at a tech level equivalent to that of 1900 or so, though still heavily in a sword-and-sorcery style culture. Then one of they city-states made contact with advanced aliens and made a deal to get futuristic weaponry. They used these weapons to conquer the other City-States. They have now formed an evil empire. I provide several campaigns in the book ranging from treasure-seeking adventurers to rebels against the Vrildarian Empire. Plus a ready-made intro adventure.

    I have provided several articles about the setting in the downloads section of this site under Science Fiction and I have a blog (see sig below).
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    Thanks Chris, I liked your Lightspeed work a lot and rate your style.
    Problem is, noone in the UK seems to stock it and postage from Chaosium is notoriusly expensive.
    Did they do a Print on Demand version?
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    Well I just cashed in my Chaosium Points and downloaded this monograph earlier this morning.Wow, what a great setting, heaps of source material, lots of flavour. If anyone wants to do a BRP John Carter style game, this monograph is worth its weight in gold. I'm very impressed with the content so far. This really needs to be a fully-fledged setting line like Invictus I reckon. Top marks for this one!

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