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"For centuries, wars and climatic catastrophes have ravaged the surface of the earth, making it uninhabitable by all but the mutated and monstrous. Humanity, searching for refuge, combs the worlds oceans and finds sanctuary...and more. Welcome to Polaris!"

From the French publishers of the award-winning Pathfinder RPG comes the Polaris RPG. A brand new post-apocalyptic sci-fi RPG system and setting from Black Book Editions.

Check out this FREE Quickstart Guide if you want to know more about this RPG, that is currently running on Kickstarter. It contains:

  • A brief setting overview
  • Six pre-generated characters
  • A strip-down of the basic rules
  • The quickstart adventure "Havoc on Irminger"

The whole game will be released in Summer 2016!

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Ryan B March 22, 2016 10:01 am UTC
I agree with the second best melee weapon in the game a monkey wrench? Dont they have tridents, or something else? It will be hard to sell my players on the fact that your best/most likely weapons will be wrenches, screwdrivers, hammers, ratchets, pliers, etc. It makes it feel like an Auto Mechanic RPG.
Also, the Light Assault Rifle does 4d10 on Single Shot, Short Burst, or Long Burst. Can you hit more enemies with a burst? Otherwise, there is no reason to waste ammo when you can get exactly the same damage as a single shot.
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David B March 22, 2016 2:09 pm UTC
There are many more weapons and rules on how to handle them in the Core Rulebook: 2, but as this is a Quickstart Guide, it only shows a very simplified version of them :) Just to give you the possibility to try the game, you'll find the additional info in the Core Rulebook: 2 :)
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Alexandre L March 21, 2016 9:07 pm UTC
Guys one possible issue I´ve encountered reading this quickstart, and that concerns weapon damage balance, damage adjudication and other parameters. Since in the beta released we were not given any hard data concerning gear, especially weapon statistics, that issue was not identified before, but now, taking into account the damage table found in the adventure, there really needs to be, in my modest opinion, a re-evalutaion of the damage potential of each weapon. e.g. screwdriver does the same damage as a knife 1d10+1, and only one less than a Shark Dagger, which costs exactly 10x more.

On the other hand a sword does 2d10+5, which is not dramatically superior to a monkey wrench (1d10+5, though it costs almost 8x AND has a -2 initiative penalty, whereas the wrench has none?!?!?! Does it mean that a sword, weapon meant to be an implement of destruction, which is supposed to take into account aspect such as balance and maneuverability in it´s construction, has a poorer maneuverability than a piece...See more
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