[Fire Ruby Designs] Exilium Kickstarter

By on 7 April 2017
[Fire Ruby Designs] Exilium Kickstarter Fire Ruby Designs

Exilium is a science fiction role-playing game set in a distant future in a solar system known as the Flame system. The Flame system is filled genetically modified humans, robotic Puppets, and uplifted animals of bewildering forms.

The game centres on a group of seemingly ordinary people that have become possessed by the feeling of being trapped in a body not their own, and haunted by memories of a bizarre and beautiful place. This forms a disconnection to the material world, making these individuals increasingly feel like lost souls. Only the thing calling itself the Envoy offers any explanation. It tells them that they are of the Numina – a race of post humans who inhabit a realm called Elysium, a paradise, majestically isolated from the material universe. The player characters are Exiles – banished for a crime they committed in Elysium.

Players must appease the Envoy to earn the right to return to Elysium. They do this by hunting others of the kind who have become obsessed with the material world – Numina who are termed Shadows.

In Exilium, players take on the roles of Exiles, post-humans who’ve been kicked out of Elysium, heaven, for a crime they committed. The mysterious Envoy offers a chance of return, but only if they help it hunt Shadows, dangerous post-humans wreaking havoc on the material worlds. As the game progresses players collaboratively discover more about Elysium and the crime they committed, and ultimately earn their redemption.

The Kickstarter is looking for funding to add fill-colour art and a professional layout to Exilium, which is a re-imagining of the In Flames science fiction roleplaying game and its two supplements originally available on DriveThruRPG and in hardcopy from Cubicle 7!

Kickstarter: www.kickstarter.com/projects/2120854352/exilium-a-science-fiction-roleplaying-game

About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar “Living” campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave’s first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft).

Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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