The first thing I want to do is apologize for how long I have been silent. It has been a long, hard summer and it made keeping up with Blood in Space adventures challenging. For the most part, all the ideas and future adventures are a menagerie of colorful paper scattered all over my desk with plans for it to coalesce into coherent adventures.
With my life getting back on track, I have the time to put together the adventures as I’ve have planned. At present, I have six adventures in the queue which I think you will all enjoy.
First, though, I am happy to announce though that after so long, the first blood in Space adventure is almost ready for release. It is presently going through beta playing, but after the reports are in, I’ll be releasing it to you all! The best part, it’ll be free!
Thank you all for your continued patronage to the sci-fi setting and helping me improve it. You all are great, and I love the support you have shown me!
I do not know how I did it, but I let the announcement slip through the cracks! Though belated, I am proud to announce the release of a brand new novella set in the Blood in Space universe! From the prolific author DeAnna Knippling comes The Icon Mutiny.
No one expected a mutiny, especially Captain Liberty Taylor. They were just supposed to explore star systems for excellent colonization opportunities. That did not happen. With a riot that strands her crew on an unknown world, Captain Taylor and her loyal shipmates must find a way to survive a dangerous world and mutineers who have survived the crash. Will she be able to stay alive?
Since the release of the Blood in Space: Core Rule book, I find myself sitting at my computer wondering what to do now. I know that I have other projects to do but it seems strange to have something that I have been working on for over six years to be done and complete. Even now, a hardback copy of the book that I got from lulu.com sits beside me shiny and ready to play.
Well, I am not put down for long and already have a few things in production work for all of those who enjoyed the universe Blood in Space has. Here are some sneak peeks of the future.
Harvest: A Blood in Space Novella
A second novella is almost compete of its first draft which will bring readers into the world of a strangely silent colony of the Galactic Earthings Union. This survival/horror novella shows that not all the galaxy is beautiful. There are some dark monsters that should never be found.
Secrets of Arikana
Secrets of Arikana is the first complete adventure that is going to be released for the Core Rulebook. Gamemasters have all the rules but may want to play an adventure already created than trying to design one. Secrets of Arikana will come with:
- A complete adventure
- · 4 Character examples
- · Deck Plans for a GEU Pennant Class Frigate.
- · More artwork from Hannah Byrne and Kathleen Ruhl.
The best part is that Secrets of Arikana will be released FREE! Not only as a thank you for your continued support but to also make sure you all don’t feel like you got to pay for every single piece. I am not into game making for the money, I love it because I like to tell stories and provide them to you all.
There are also in the works of an expansion to the Core Rulebook that I have not finished doing the layout of. At the moment, it has the working title of Blood in Space: Tormented Space but we’ll see how it goes.
Again, thank you all for your continued support of this game and the feedback that you have been providing. I’m glad you have been enjoying the setting and hope it will continue to intrigue you and give you all a great game night!
Want to talk about BiS?
Thanks to the great people over at Grey Ghost Press, the official forums for this setting have been graciously hosted over on their system. If you have questions, comments, ideas, or concerns, why not head over there and show your love for not only BiS but for Fudge?
Time for another sneak peeks into the world of Blood in Space and what the Core Rulebook will be stuffed with. Allow me to introduce you to a large beast that can be found in many deserts to temperate worlds across the galaxy, the Havrak!
The Havrak is only one of ten general creatures that have all their stats and beautiful artwork by Hannah Bryne for the Gamemaster in designing an adventure for his players!
Stay Tuned for more sneak peeks as we get close to the release date.
In the back of my head, I always wondered if this post was ever going to be written. Now that I type these words the realization hits me. Ladies and Gentlemen, Blood in Space RPG: Core Rulebook is now finished!
After six long years of working on it in my spare time, it started out as a side project converting my fan “Alien VS Predator Fudged” game into its own universe. Since then I’ve gotten married, got out of the military, and have had two wonderful kids. My entire world has changed but this game has been a cornerstone of all my projects.
Does that mean it’s available? No, not yet at least. The book still needs editing and the last of the artwork added to the book. But we are so much closer to release that I’m pretty sure I can make it available to all of you by December of 2016!
While working on this project, The BiS universe has also seen the release of the third and final scheduled comic book built into the universe. You can follow the adventures of Jacen as he winds up in the middle of a mess on the outer rim of the known galaxy.
I hope to have more soon!
There is still a lot of work left on the Core Rulebook and also the plan to release the second Novelette that the sample chapter was included in the Enemy of my Enemy release. Stay tuned to either this blog or the facebook page for more information!
Thanks for your continued loyalty and interest in a fully dedicated science fiction setting dedicated to FUDGE!
Out of the shadows, a mysterious form appears! Yes, there is stuff happening in the Blood In Space universe. I’ll be the first to admit that I have not done a decent job keeping everybody informed on what was going on. You have seen some sneak peeks, but today I’d like to announce that the first official tie-in is available to everybody!
To help provide immersion in to the world of Blood In Space besides the core rulebook that is 90% done, there are a bunch of add-ons and tie in items that are sitting on the shelf in a various stages of completion. One such tie in was completed by none other than writer Jessica Werner, author of the Ashwood falls series. The short novelette Enemy of My Enemy has been released on smashwords.com for those of you who love ebooks and a paper copy is available to those who love the feel of paper in their hands.
Larenssa always dreamed of a life as a strong warrior. All of her young life she trained to be ready and bring honor and glory to her tribe. Passing her initiation rites posed a challenge, but it pales in comparison to what she will endure during her personal hunt.
Leaving her tribe behind, Larenssa begins one of the most important journeys of her life. She finds herself at the mercy of her prey and is forced to make a decision. What will happen when the tables are turned and she becomes the hunted?
It’s 89 pages of pure action and adventure from the point of view of an Atelak Mak looking to earn her place in her clan! Get your copy today!
One of the roughest things about developing an RPG book by yourself is that it takes a lot longer to finish than you anticipated and it is a lot more work than you had thought. Blood in Space RPG is my first major project that I have been working on and it has taken me five years to get it where it is now. Looking at the main source book, it is 3/4 of the way done and really only needs a read through and all the rest of the more technical data added to it. (Not to mention the last of the pictures and art from my artist).
The thing that caused the most problem with this project was the fact that when I first started developing it, I never truly understood how an RPG system worked. It was over the years playing Fudge, Pathfinder, Cortex, and a few others that I started to learn the thread that ties all these system together. When I would look at my own rule book, I found that it was lacking this concrete concepts. it was simply a list of specie information with no guiding point for the GM or player to begin.
I am happy to say that this is no longer the case and the book is finally on its way to becoming a coherent and fun world to play in. It only took five years of aimless wandering to finally find the path that I need to follow.
Now with all the introspection out of the way, I’d like to announce that part of my little “extras for Blood In Space” projects that i like to work on for a break, I have signed writer Jessica Werner, a budding new author who recently released her urban fantasy book Sra’Kalor of the Ashwood Falls series who will be writing a novelette for this universe focusing around the life of an Atelak warrior. I have already seen the first few pages and I am very pleased with that work!
|Mock up Cover, not finished product
Also, my own novelette, Harvest, is nearing completion so I am hoping with not only the release of the core rulebook, but also the release of two novelettes and the third and final comic based in this universe. For all of you who have been waiting and hoping for this world, I really appreciate the time and patience you have given me. I hope not to disappoint you with the final product!
Here’s to a great year of 2016!
It has been awhile since I have had time to make any posts. One of the saddest things about trying to run something like this is that it is quite difficult when you have another job that is consuming your time. That should not stop me though from keeping you up to date on how things are going.
1. BiS: Last Days of Naski Zeta Comic Offline for now.
As of May 2013, Comixpress.com, who hosted the Blood In Space comic book, has closed their doors. This leaves us with the situation of having no comics able to be shipped. At the moment, I am moving all the files over to Ka-blam printing and with time I should have it available again.
2. Grammar Fail!
Is it not irritating when you make yourself look like a fool? Well, that is something I did when i uploaded the wrong file to RPGNow.com. I want to send a thanks out to Michael C. who posted a review on to it which made me realize something was wrong. Whoever you are, thank you!
Now, I’m going to go hunt down the real version and get that uploaded from my archives.
3. The Core Rule book is close to completion.
I know that you probably have heard that a lot, but it is true this time. My artist, Kathleen Hawkins has been doing some amazing work on drawing the species that shows up. I am really excited about getting her work put in to the book.
Most of the work right now is taking my choppy writing where I had just thrown information and make it flow and easily read by the rest of you. You don’t know my confusing thought patterns throwing of your game.
That’s it for the month of August. I hope to have more out to you as soon as possible! Thanks!