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We are not alone.

A little more than three centuries ago, humanity woke up and climbed carelessly out its little blue and white cradle. Less than a decade ago, we earthlings blundered into the dark beyond the crèche of our solar system's gravity well to learn that Einstein was wrong. Travel to distant stars is difficult and dangerous, but possible—and very, very profitable.

We emerged onto the galactic stage to find ourselves largely ignored by the societies that inhabit the ruins of the Grand Empire. It turns out that we of Earth are nothing special, scarcely worth noticing at all. A hundred or more races eke out their existence in the galaxy that we still quaintly refer to as the Milky Way. Most of them think it cute that we still call our home star “the Sun.”

We have some catching up to do.

You are a jumper, a risk-taker, a fortune hunter. Become an alt with a genetically engineered body purpose-built to conquer the stars. Become a cog with cybernetic enhancements that give you a unique edge over the competition. Become a borg with a powerful robot body and just enough humanity left to distinguish you from a pure machine. Become a psi with the ability to unravel and reweave the underlying fabric of the universe to your liking. Or take to the stars as a vinnie with just the DNA, brains, and tenacity that you were born with.

Show 'em all that Homo sapiens still has what it takes.

Refuse to be ignored. Leap into the void. Cross the chasm to strange new stars.

Claim your birthright.

This edition of Starcrossed is based on Fate Core. The Fate Core book is required to play. Starcrossed is fully compatible with other Fate Core products. All minor variations are documented in the book.

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May 17, 2015 3:24 pm UTC
Any further updates on when the full .pdf will drop?
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David R June 04, 2015 4:37 am UTC
Absolutely! I owe y'all a great game. I promise it's coming. I have 46,281 finalized words and 54 pieces of art in 200 pages that seem to be perpetually 90% done. Starcrossed indeed! There are and additional ~4,000 words and six pieces of art that I am unsatisfied with. If I don't love them yet, I can't expect you to.

Overall, I'm much happier with the Starcrossed layout and design than I am with Modernity. I think you will be, too. I've learned oodles about modeling and rendering 3D art, doing more creative InDesign layout, and even a few tricks in Photoshop.

Unfortunately, the Great Novelist in the sky switched (without warning) from a self-help script that He and I agreed upon to writing country song lyrics for my life last month. =( Our landlord sold our house out from under us last month, and my entire life (minus this computer) is in boxes to be moved by the end of the month. For a family of five, that's short notice--right during finals for my kids. At least my wife is out of the...See more
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David R April 29, 2015 2:00 am UTC
Woohoo! The copy is off to the editor for a final pass. I'm waiting for revisions to a dozen or so pieces of art. Thanks for your patience, Loyal Preorderees. I expect to have a final product in your hands in less than a week. =)
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David R May 07, 2015 3:41 am UTC
Update: This week has been totally diverted. Now that my wife's been released from the hospital and her kidney infection is under control, my Mr. Mom duties are returning to a more typical level, but the randomization and delay couldn't be helped. I'm working through the last round of editorial input and I expect to get the last of the art updates tomorrow or the day after.
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Andy B March 03, 2015 12:31 pm UTC
When does the full pdf drop?
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David R March 03, 2015 2:03 pm UTC
Andrew, we're getting close! I can promise it on or before March 31st (Central time), but I hope to deliver it to you weeks sooner.
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Andy B March 03, 2015 7:59 pm UTC
I really liked Modernity and cant wait to see how this book is laid out. Thanks for the swift response. Peace.
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Andy B March 31, 2015 4:05 pm UTC
This is from the publisher's homepage for those who have preordered.

Starcrossed will be delayed less than one month.
Posted on March 29, 2015
It is with much regret that I inform you of the unfortunate delay of the release of Starcrossed. I’m sorry!

After a detailed, all-day review of the current state of the product, both art and content, I have decided to slide the release into April 2015 (next month) in order to take the time needed to correct and upgrade some non-trivial elements of the game. I know you’ll be more pleased with the finished product then. And so will I.

If you preordered Starcrossed, I am going to give you a copy of the first scenario, Raid on Slavers’ Bay, for free by way of apology. Raid will be released at the end of May. (Raid’s already mostly done, so that’s a pretty firm date.)

Preorders will still close on 01-April-2015 (UTC -5).
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David R March 31, 2015 5:11 pm UTC
Thanks, Andrew. I should've thought of that! =)
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Andy B March 31, 2015 10:31 pm UTC
I have been very impressed with the quality of work your company makes. This is why I signed on for this product. You cant rush such standards... if it takes a bit longer... no problem for me. All I ask is you give me something as cool as a space opera Modernity. That seems almost a given.
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Andy B May 31, 2015 2:19 pm UTC
Its been a couple of months. Any update on the release?
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Andy B July 04, 2015 1:20 pm UTC
Any updates?
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David R July 05, 2015 11:08 am UTC
Yes! Merry [belated] Independence Day (if you happen to be in the U.S.). If all goes as planned for the remainder of the weekend, you should see a shiny new PDF on Tuesday evening or Wednesday morning (Central time). Then I can turn my split-brain focus to moving the family to a new firebase and the promised operation, Raid on Slavers' Bay. Thank you for your persistence (and patience)!
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