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POLARIS the roleplaying game

The world aboveground has become uninhabitable, humankind was forced to flee from the surface and find shelter in the seas. They are now trying to survive in this hostile environment. Dealing with the species' degeneration, perpetual wars, monsters and very limited ressources. And there is this great mystery that prevails: the Polaris Effect...

POLARIS is a french tabletop RPG, set in an post-apocalyptic sci-fi atmosphere, where survival is key. POLARIS will soon be available in english, get a first glimpse at the setting with this free PDF!

This PDF contains:

- The basic rules system in a simplified version

- A preview of the Polaris Effect and three Polaris Powers

- Two complete archetypes

- The basic weapon list

Get the quick overview of the setting in the first free PDF:

And stay tuned for the upcoming free adventure!

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March 02, 2016 9:08 am UTC
What can be seen from the quick start rules for the system is that the engine is, in fact, a Fading Suns d20 system (which is quite awesome, I should say). With a little mix-up of how skills and stats work from DnD (the "Natural Ability" = "Stat Bonus"). I think if the system has any innovative mechanics it would be cool to see them in the demo doc. If not, I don't see the reason to publish a preview of the engine that is several years old already anyway.
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Alexandre L October 23, 2015 4:35 pm UTC
Must say this release strategy, and the minute size of the content of each released "Quick-Start", fails to give any real insight about the system and setting to those not familiar in the least with Polaris...

It would benefit all parts to have a more detailed quick start release, as in fact it´s been the practice in recent times.
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David B October 24, 2015 8:23 am UTC
Hey Alexandre,

thank you for your comment. As the Kickstarter and thus the release of the game is not until another few months, the information that is around might still seem a bit sparse. We will group together the previews as we launch the Kickstarter and try to give interested folks as much insight on the game as possible.
We are trying to listen to the reactions of everybody, so let us know which parts of the game you would like to know more about and what key information you think is missing right now.
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Alexandre L October 24, 2015 11:04 pm UTC
David as you can see in many other quick start rules (most, not all) released in the recent pass there is a tendency, with which I concur, to make them a bit more lengthy to better give the readers a picture closer to the real product, wether talking about setting wise or mechanics. As it is the info, the data, is actually very limited if you count the space "used" up by the illustrations (which I must add are AWESOME btw). The rules quick start, for instance, is way too basic, and at the very least should make it clearer that the Core Book (which I take it is a translation of the 3rd edition) is much more detailed, with lots of advanced/optional rules.

I know because I have two editions of the French Game but a player lacking that is bound to get a wrong idea about the game...
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David B October 28, 2015 2:28 pm UTC
Alexandre, we will take into account your comment and try to emphasis that these quickstart guides are teasers and contain only very basic previews. There should be a more global overview once the Kickstarter comes closer.

Thank you for following the project and helping to make it a success!
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