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Starship Tyche (Powered By Fate Accelerated)


Starship Tyche, Powered by Fate Accelerated Edition, lets you assume the role of a starship crew member. Be a dashing captain, a most rational scientific officer, a humanist medical officer, or a brilliant engineer. Be any sort of alien race you please. Explore the far reaches of outer space! Meet interesting aliens, godlike beings, mad computers, and battle the forces of the T’Leng Empire in the name of the Coalition of United Planets! Boldly go wherever your imagination takes you! 

The Starship Tyche RPG contains:

  • A history of the Coalition of United Planets and The Fleet
  • 12 pregenerated, ready-to-play characters
  • Starship combat rules
  • A full roster of adversaries and encounters
  • A sample sector for immediate play
  • Adventure design and gamemaster advice
  • The full Fate Accelerated rules adapted for the setting

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Kevin P August 09, 2016 2:00 am UTC
Well fiddlesticks. I knew I should have bought the adventures but I never did.

Any notion when Dancing Lights might rerelease them?
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Berin K August 09, 2016 3:25 am UTC
There will be a second edition of Starship Tyche released before the end of the year, as well as a Season 1 Sourcebook with all 13 adventures.
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Robert R April 02, 2016 5:58 am UTC
I'm curious if the other adventures listed in the back of the pdfs ("Invisible Spirit," "As Morning Shows the Day," etc.) are available anywhere. And for that matter is the print version still available?
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Berin K April 02, 2016 6:20 am UTC
Since Asparagus Jumpsuit folded and Starship Tyche was taken over by Dancing Lights Press, there are plans for a 2nd edition that will have a print version, and a Season 1 sourcebook that will have 13 adventures.
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Jason H March 03, 2015 3:01 am UTC
Any plans for a print copy?
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Ardon L October 04, 2014 3:00 am UTC
Is the full book out yet?
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Berin K October 04, 2014 3:32 am UTC
We're having technical issues on our end that are making it difficult to upload the file. We're working on it right now. This is on our end, not DriveThruRPG/RPGNow. The Starship Tyche PDF will be available as soon as possible. The worst case scenario is that it will be up on Monday, when we have an alternate internet connection. This is incredibly frustrating and embarassing for us, and we appreciate your patience.
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Berin K October 05, 2014 2:41 pm UTC
It is live now!
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Terrence W September 29, 2014 4:40 pm UTC
Curious that I got an email just a few minutes ago, saying you're surprised I haven't pre-ordered this, when I already have. Dunno if you sent that out to everyone or what, but that's just wrong.
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Berin K September 29, 2014 4:41 pm UTC
Don't worry, Terrence, it went out to everyone. There was no way to filter out people that had already ordered. I apologize if it caused any confusion.
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Mitch W September 19, 2014 11:47 am UTC
This file says it has 23 pages, what is the page count of the final document going to be?

Also, what will make this game more desirable than existing games like Bulldogs!?
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Berin K September 19, 2014 12:46 pm UTC
It's in layout right now, but the finished will clock in at around 200 page.

I have not read Bulldogs, so I can't really make a comparison. What I think is the key feature is the setting, whcih you can get a feel for in the full-sized preview.
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Andy B September 19, 2014 2:24 pm UTC
I would like to hazard an answer for Mitch.

The first and obvious difference between this game and Bulldogs is the specifics of the system. Bulldogs is close to Fate Core. I think it came out before the FC rules, but has a common ground Fate system used by Dresden and Spirit of the Century. Tyche is based on the abbreviated Fate Accelerated system. Which is Fate with a lot of "generifications" to make the system a bit more simplified, almost like a Saturday morning cartoon style. I've been curious about how FAE would play out and have been looking for something in this venue like the new Dresden material or something.

The second main difference I see is Bulldogs is a bit more comical. It feels like a "Have Blaster Will Travel" feel. Kind of a world weary, corporate grind humor... wow go to this opera planet and our ship is commondeered for its sound system. You are a traveler in a wacky future where anything might happen just for the surrealness and a quick...See more
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Berin K September 19, 2014 2:54 pm UTC
Yes, Starship Tyche is intended to be sociological science fiction where ideas are explored and modern day issues can be tackled allegorically. I am not a scientist, but I have tried to stick as closely to actual science as is possible, if only to lend some verisimilitude. Warp drives work according to Alcubierre's theory, the planets alien races come from are actual planets that astronomers think might be able to support life, and so on.

I made the choice to use Fate Accelerated rather than Fate Core because I wanted to be able to attract casual gamers and new players. I love Fate Core and think that it is easy to teach and wonderful to play, but there is a learning curve there. I wanted this to be something people with little or no RPG experience could just pick up and play. The joy of Fate is that more skills and experienced players can do more with it, and it easily ports to Fate Core for those who prefer it.
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This title was added to our catalog on September 19, 2014.