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Fight Space Monsters.  Take their Space Stuff.

Ten years ago, the powers of Earth and their many solar colonies erupted into vicious, system-wide war. With terrible weapons at their disposal, both sides reduced every planet and moon to irradiated dustballs. Years of mass starvation and deprivation later, survivors strain out a living by scavenging what remains on derelict ships, stations, and bases. We, the “heirs” of Earth, have become vultures of the vast, lonely void. We pick over the carrion of a golden age of plenty, when Humanity had the luxury of building whatever we desired.

I’m a scrapper—a salvage expert, if you want to be polite, but I answer to void vulture, scavvy, kender, station-stripper, magpie, even shitpicker. I draw the line at “junk monkey,” though, so watch it. My mates and I board half-destroyed orbital stations, weapons platforms, anything that has some glimmer on it. We bust open the doors, tackle remnant security measures, and plunder whatever’s left on the hulk. Sometimes, folks or...things take up residence in these old bones, so we deal with them, too.

Our townships, the people we do this for, never ask questions. They need our salvage to keep flying, eating, and breathing. Maybe someday, if we get enough provisions, we can boost our way to the colonies in Alpha Centauri. Between you, me, and this bottle, though, that’s pie-in-the-sky bullshit, a bedtime story to let the kiddies sleep at night. I’ll be pretty damn happy if we knock over a planetoid and set ourselves up for the rest of our miserable lives, not have to keep diving in the black. Girl’s gotta dream.

Void Vultures is a fast-paced, tactical game of killing space monsters and taking their space stuff. It is powered by the Rülsleit system, a pick-up-and-play set of simple rules. Void Vultures plays in three to four hours for three to seven players.

This Pay-What-You-Want bundle includes the core Rüls of the Void, adventure supplement Derelicts of the Void, setting expansion Horrors of the Void, mecha expansion Dreadnoughts of the Void, and adventure The Lost Expedition.

 
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Mamading C January 30, 2018 10:38 pm UTC
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There are a couple of problems I see from an initial perusal.

First of all, Rüls of the Void page 17: The GM Rül. The No, Because... spills over into a fourth column that is only partially visible and totally unusable. Meanwhile page 18: The PvP Rül only contains the title and two sentences of text. It's a shame as it looks like it might be a useful example of a ruling.

Secondly, there's no blank character sheet in the download. There is an example character sheet on page 4 of the Rüls of the Void that has Ryan Macklin's character Princess detailed. Example character sheets are cool as long as there is a blank character sheet too.
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Mamading C January 30, 2018 10:57 pm UTC
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A blank character sheet can be found in this file http://joshroby.com/downloads/VoidVultures.pdf
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Mamading C January 30, 2018 11:37 pm UTC
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Here's the missing text from Rüls of the Void page 17 - The GM Rül:

No, Because…
The closest you get to telling players “no” is when you tell them they can’t do something because circumstances prevent that action. This isn’t a shutdown; this is a challenge.

“No, you can’t slice him up because he’s across the room” challenges players to Charge or Dash across the room. “No, you can’t hack the mainframe because the console is covered with mutant goat-spider silk” challenges players to figure a way to clean it off. (Spoiler: they’ll use fire.)

If you’re feeling extra generous, follow up with “but...”, as in “No, you can’t slice him up because he’s across the room, but there are those sweet, sweet frayed electrical cables dangling over his head.” Offer other paths of action if people stall because their path didn’t work out. That’ll keep it snappy.

I am the Void Master!
If “GM” isn’t good enough for...See more
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Mamading C January 30, 2018 10:19 pm UTC
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Since it hasn't been mentioned in any previous comments, I would like to say that the download includes V2.3 of the Rüls of the Void as well as the other four books mentioned above.

This means you are getting the core game and all the available expansions for it!

So there is no reason not to Fight Space Monsters and Take their Space Stuff if that's what you and your group want to do!
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Curt M March 25, 2015 3:37 am UTC
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V1 is available at joshroby.com. I'm not sure what's different in the file that's missing from here.
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Wayne H March 24, 2015 11:31 pm UTC
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Ruls of the Void is missing. I was also an original backer. Nice to see you got this on RPGNow.com
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Curt M March 24, 2015 10:15 pm UTC
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Glad to see this here because I was a backer but lost the original files. Ruls of the Void won't download. Says the file is missing.
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