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In the dark night of a distant future, the shattered remains of Earth drift through the cold void of space. The shadows of the past have been driven away, and the dark clouds at the horizon appear to be man-made. After the Great Netherwar, which resulted in the destruction of Earth, mankind is restless, scattered across the void, bereft of its cradle. The Sol system became the last safe hideout for outcasts both mystic and mundane. Known as Vagrants, they are rebels to the oppressive might of the Consortium—the government ruling over what’s left of Earth and its colonies. True freedom can only be found among the stars, the voices of the galactic underground say. To them, the war isn’t over. It has only just begun. 

Welcome to equinox, a future fantasy game of stunning action, frightening intrigue, and mystical powers! In this game, you ride hybrid ships through the astral space connecting planets and galaxies and wield awesome mystic powers and nethertech artifacts! Take on the role of a restless wanderer—someone living on the fringes of galactic society, scraping by in a war-torn universe, maybe even stealing other people‘s stuff. Whether a misfit, scoundrel, mercenary, pirate, idealist, explorer, or just someone who walked away from his home in search of adventure: you are part of the galactic underground. Fight the nightmares that invaded the universe, start a revolution against the fascistic and corrupt Consortium government, and explore space beyond the Veil..

The Equinox Match System Guide is a roleplaying game of stunning action, frightening intrigue, and mystical powers! Designed for larger-than-life characters with special and extremely powerful abilities, this book provides all the tools needed for adventures in a war-ravaged dark future. 

The Equinox Setting Guide is required to use this book.

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Chuck D September 25, 2023 1:47 am UTC
I'm intrigued by this, but the preview gives design notes about the system, but nothing about the Match System that lets me know how it actually plays. And the design notes are obscured by the watermark. Is there a preview of the system anywhere?
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Pro Indie V September 25, 2023 2:44 am UTC
Hey Chuck!

There is a rules summary on our homepage (https ://, as well as a Quickstart Guide that might be of help.


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Clinton O April 04, 2023 10:31 am UTC
Does this product have information for players as well as the person running the game?
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Pro Indie V September 25, 2023 2:48 am UTC
Sorry for the late reply, looks like I missed the notification. Yes, the book comes with a GM section as well as an adventure to get started.
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João Pedro R January 08, 2015 12:25 am UTC
To expand a bit on my issues with the system that I mentioned in the review, some of which are just personal preference but others that seem objectively off to me, I've created this discussion.

Starting with Resources. It iffs me that they are not as "real" a thing as they are in WoD per example, and that items and gear are all acquired with Character Points and can't be used for mechanical advantage until they're actualized (even if you in game bought them) with CP. Yes, I know you can use Karma (the willpower/edge/fate points of the game) to temporarily actualize those items. But it seems like overcomplicating.

Next, powers and spells don't have ratings, they have /shield ratings/. But the game isn't very specific about whether when you buy one they start at shield rating 0 or what, or if you can even buy one to start at shield rating 0.

And for all the other things they mark the CP cost of, they don't do so for increasing your Order level (essentially your classes,...See more
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Pro Indie V February 17, 2015 7:03 pm UTC
Hi João!

Thanks for your review and your additional thoughts! Yes, the book is still in a beta stage (as mentioned), so you can count on proper bookmarking etc on the final update. Feedback like yours helps us a lot, so please continue to point out anything you don't like. We look at everything carefully and will improve where possible before finalizing the book.

Because you posted some more of thoughts on our forums, I'm going to answer all your questions over there--simply to keep the topics and counter-questions together. For everyone who's interested, please head over to the forums on vagrantworkshop[dot]com!


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