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The Stars Were Never Meant For Us

2159 AD. It is a good time to be alive. The nations of Earth still exist, but they have become more civilized, and humanity has expanded into the rest of our solar system. But, alas, it is not to be our time. Something approaches, a thing on an orbit from far away. Seemingly a mysterious shard of dark matter, this object is known in obscure prophecy as the Chthonian Star. It is awakening things long thought lost or dead, things that have slumbered awaiting its return. The Unified World Council sends out special teams of sanctioned Wardens, whose job it is to ascertain the new threats to human life, to learn everything they can about them, and fight them wherever they are found.

The Void is an original Lovecraftian hard sci-fi horror setting.

The Void Core:

  • Designed with accessibility in mind. A short overview and introductory adventure can have you playing within an hour.
  • Uses simple but satisfying d6 dice pool mechanics.
  • Introduces exciting new rules to ratchet up the survival horror.
  • Gives Characters many options for diversity and customization.
  • Provides an exploration of our fully colonized solar system in the near future – and the things that threaten it.
  • Created by the award-winning team that brought you CthulhuTech.

Seriously? Pay What You Want?

Imagination is powerful. To quote Albert Einstein, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.” Well said.

We believe in the power of imagination and how it creates wonder and inspiration. Roleplaying games are one of the few things that can do what they do. Some might say they are the last frontier for wild imagination and creativity. We certainly believe so. That’s why we make roleplaying games – to help make that possible.

Making roleplaying games the way we have hasn’t helped us spark imagination the way we’d hoped. We want to try something different.

First, we’re adopting the Creative Commons license, so that you can contribute to the game in a meaningful way. That way, we can support you in your awesome ideas and help you get them out to your fellow players.

Then, we’re going to give away electronic copies of the core book for free. We’ve all bought games that didn’t end up working out for us. That’s why we’re giving this to you for free – so that you can figure out if you like the game before you decide to spend money on it.

If you like The Void and you play it, we’re going to put out a bunch of cool material at very reasonable prices. We’re going to do it buffet-style, so you can pick and choose what works best for you and your group. Buying these supplements supports us making more cool material, along with the rest of your fellow players.

After all, life’s too short to waste time and money on games you don’t like.

– The Staff of WildFire

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Dale H June 05, 2015 6:31 am UTC
Wondering if I have an outdated PDF, the enforcer NPC health seemed wrong with his toughness/2 quality. Also, by the description of toughness it seems either the NPC wound boxes are incorrect or the total in the quality description is incorrect. Anyone able to shed some light on this? Is this a dead game already?
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Travis R May 31, 2015 4:18 am UTC
I recently purchased several of The Void products and am very excited to run a campaign with it. I bought the book versions of the ones I could. There was a note, however, saying I could order a book version of the core rules? How would I go about doing that?
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James C July 14, 2015 9:41 pm UTC
Change the format in the search to book format. I had to look, didn't realize they were selling the printed versions here either.
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This title was added to our catalog on August 02, 2013.