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Rocket Age - The Lure of Venus

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Venus. The Emerald Planet. A planet of unimaginable wealth, power, freedom, fame, adventure, immortality. Can you escape its lure or will you fall victim to its dangers?

The steamy jungles of Venus hide all manner of mysteries – and dangers – beneath their thick canopies, from ancient cities to deadly flora and fauna. Explorers look to penetrate their shady depths while corporations seek to exploit the bounty of the Ishtar Range, something the natives Venusians will savagely resist.

The Lure of Venus contains a complete gazetteer of the alien world, including an in-depth look at Venusian Concordats as well as the planet’s many colonies. There’s also a look at the savage Venusians’ high-tech forebears, the Erisians, and all manner of nasty wildlife, new equipment, occupations and more besides.

Can our heroes survive Venus, or will they be lost forever in its jungles?

In this book you will find:

  • A guide to the planet, each location accompanied with an interesting character and loads of story hooks to inspire your own adventures.
  • A look at the Venusians themselves, with a guide to each of the concordats, their appearance, society, religion and technology, as well as character hooks to inspire players’ backgrounds.
  • Background on the secret societies, cults and lodges of the Venusians, from the Cult of the Fanged Mother to the Soviet-backed People’s Army of Venus, including character packages for players.
  • A glimpse at those outsiders who seek out wealth, power or fame on Venus, from the US Marines of Camp Butler to the exiled Martians of Tamatha, each with character and story hooks aplenty.
  • New creatures, from the lizard-like primates known as the Howling Death to the evocatively named Spiny Gobblers.
  • A complete adventure, The Downey Creek War.
  • New character traits, from Battle Cry to Smooth Talker, equipment from the Ladite Radium Sword to the Grathik War Lance, and occupational packages from Big Game Hunter to Storm Rider.

 

Written by Ken Spencer and illustrated by Jon Hodgson and Scott Purdy
144 pages, black and white interior

About Rocket Age
"It's alternate history pulpy retro-sci-fi space opera planetary romance. It's throttled up rocket packs burning radium on the long blast to the farthest reaches of the Solar System. It's hunting thunder lizards in the upland jungles of Venus. It's battling Ancient Martian killing machines piloted by the Deutsche Marskorps across the baking red deserts of Mars. It's exploring the deadly skies of Jupiter under the constant threat of Europan disintegration. It's RAY gun wielding heroes bulls-eyeing mutants in the blasted ruins of Io"
 - Ken Spencer, Rocket Age Line Developer

Rocket Age is our new radium-powered game line of interplanetary adventure! Powered by the Vortex System, it's packed to the fins with all the rules, setting information and game ideas to keep you playing throughout your very own rocket age!


 
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David N September 15, 2015 10:39 pm UTC
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There don't appear to be any images in the image boxes. Will there be an update?
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David N September 15, 2015 11:07 pm UTC
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Never mind, problem on my end.
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This title was added to our catalog on September 15, 2015.