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M-SPACE 1.2 is here

M-SPACE is a d100-based science fiction roleplaying game. Everything needed to play is included. 

With this book, you can create imaginary universes and play characters from a variety of cultures and careers. They can pilot starships, meet strange alien lifeforms and travel deep into unknown space.
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Contents include: 

  • Rich character generation, with unique, personal characters driven by Passions. 
     
  • Rules for extended conflicts, applicable to any type of conflict, including social. 
     
  • Intuitive, modular starship design. 
     
  • Quick-paced and creative starship combat, based on the acclaimed Mythras combat rules.
     
  • Alien and culture creation. 
     
  • World building. 
     
  • Rules for how to create and run Organisations. 
     
  • Modular vehicle design.
     
  • Creative combat rules - in both classic and simplified flavour. 
     
  • Psionics. 
     
  • Equipment. 
The game engine used for all this is Mythras Imperative. If you are familiar with any closely related d100 game, you will feel right at home. 
M-SPACE is published under a Mythras Gateway license by The Design Mechanism.
 
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Stéphane Jean F August 15, 2020 8:33 pm UTC
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Dear Clarence is the any mistake in exemple of using opposed roll or me English failed but why it is like this: P 42 Example: While trying to bargain for an antique scroll, Nedra rolls 53 on her Commerce at 65%. Her opponent, a greedy an tiquarian, rolls 47, and despite his skill being 70%, Nedra has rolled the highest success. Nedra gets the scroll for half the price. 
Nedra doesn’t roll a critical and score is not higher than the greedy antiquarian. Thank you for your clarifications and the nice work you did
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Ingemar H August 16, 2020 12:51 pm UTC
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Hi Stéphane, the example is correct! The antique dealer’s skill is better, as you say, but Nedra’s d100 roll is higher. In opposed rolls, the highest successful roll always wins. You can think of it as Blackjack - you want to roll below your skill, but as close to it as possible. If you get both a successful roll and a higher roll than the opponent, you win.
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Eric W July 22, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
I really want this IN Print? Any chance
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Ingemar H July 22, 2020 5:31 pm UTC
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Hi Eric, you can head over to my website (www.frostbytebooks.com) for two print options. Lulu has a black and white version, while Publit offers colour print. The cost is about the same, but shipping is more expensive for the colour version.
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Eric W July 22, 2020 7:17 pm UTC
I ordered the b&w off lulu. I may get the color version later. Think I can run a post apocalyptic-cyberpunk like game with M-Space? I thought it might help
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Ingemar H July 23, 2020 7:55 pm UTC
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That should probably work. The book doesn’t cover post-apocalypse specifically, but all the pieces are there, I think. You might want to download the free Mythras Firearms for a bigger variety of weapons though.
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Andrew C August 06, 2020 2:13 pm UTC
I went to your website and the colour works out to nearly $100 Canadian after shipping. Is there no way you could put a colour version on LULU or even set up a (superior in all ways) POD here on Drivethru? Really want to give you my business, but not particularly interested in paying that much for shipping, especially when other options are available.
Either way, great product :)
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Ingemar H August 08, 2020 1:35 pm UTC
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Hi Andrew, if you can wait for a few weeks, I will add a colour print option here on DriveThru, with a few small updates to the text. I’m sorry for taking so long.
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Eric W July 22, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
I really want this IN Print? Any chance
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Eric W July 22, 2020 5:20 pm UTC
I really want this IN Print? Any chance
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DAVID A June 28, 2020 5:49 pm UTC
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Version 1.1 seems to lack bookmarks for the various chapters.
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Ingemar H June 28, 2020 7:23 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Sorry about that. I have uploaded a new file. Let me know if it works better.
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DAVID A June 28, 2020 7:25 pm UTC
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Perfect
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Mark S June 12, 2020 9:13 am UTC
Instant buy, when the print version becomes available here.
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Ingemar H June 12, 2020 1:17 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Mark, I hope to have a print version available here soonish. In the meantime, you can get print versions from either Lulu (black and white) or Public (colour).
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Keith M April 30, 2020 6:09 am UTC
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The preview is still showing version 1.0 from 2016???

Anyway, if I purchase this will the actual PDF be version 1.1?
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Ingemar H April 30, 2020 1:06 pm UTC
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The download should be v1.1.

I've updated the preview as well, but it could take a little while before it shows up.
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Keith M May 01, 2020 4:45 am UTC
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Thank you so much!

Definite purchase!
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Keith M April 29, 2020 4:04 am UTC
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Is this pdf version 1.0 or version 1.1?

The preview shows 1.0 but I want version 1.1!
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Ingemar H April 29, 2020 11:34 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Keith, that's strange! I will look into it.
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Ingemar H April 29, 2020 11:46 am UTC
PUBLISHER
I re-uploaded the PDF. I have no idea what went wrong earlier.

Sorry for the inconvenience. Let me know if it works better now.
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Neil S January 29, 2020 5:49 am UTC
Does this have alien and planet generators
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Ingemar H January 29, 2020 11:42 am UTC
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Hi Neil, yes it includes both alien and planet generators. The alien generator uses a few basic stats like body plan, and adds a set of advantages, disadvantages and conflicts to get more depth. It can be detailed or quick, depending on your needs. The planet generator is fast and non-technical. Have you seen the preview PDF on my webpage?
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Neil S January 30, 2020 1:39 am UTC
No whats the link
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Ingemar H January 30, 2020 11:30 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Here's the link:

http://www.frostbytebooks.com/#5
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Joseph M January 16, 2020 1:28 am UTC
Kinda sad I can't find a print edition of this core book. While Elevation and Triton Incident is POD. Any plans to put this to POD as well?
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Ingemar H January 16, 2020 12:44 pm UTC
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Hi Joseph, you can get a black and white POD copy from Lulu:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/clarence-redd/m-space/paperback/product-23120253.html.

There's also a colour version available from Swedish POD printer Publit:
https://widget.publit.com/frostbyte-shop_2629/page/1

Eventually, I will set up a print option here on DTRPG as well, but it's still a few months away.

Clarence
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Joseph M January 19, 2020 12:03 am UTC
I look forward it! I'd order a copy from the Swedish POD to get the color, but I'll wait for a more local option. I'll give the PDF a read. Been digesting Mythras based spins off and enjoying it.
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Ingemar H January 29, 2020 11:44 am UTC
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Good to hear! Let me know if you have any questions.
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Aldrich W June 12, 2020 2:43 pm UTC
It looks like the lulu link has changed:
https://www.lulu.com/en/us/shop/clarence-redd/m-space/paperback/product-1ngeepyz.html

The publit link looks fine.
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Néstor C August 03, 2019 12:30 am UTC
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For some reason i can rate it, so i will comment my impressions here.

If you are interested on a D100 / BRP / Mythras traveller style campaign M-Space is a must have.
Even, if you are interested on other scifi flavors, M-Space is a god point to start.

It add to Mythras several interesting rules, circles, extended conflicts, simplified combat and a different approach to Psychic powers than Luther Arkwright or Classic Fantasy.
The circles are a kind of cult with several characteristics like influence or power that you can use for create societies and factions, for example you can use it for define the game terms from a Band to a interestellar megacorporation.

The extended conflicts are adapted from RevolutionD100, and are a very interesting tool that you can use for increase the drama, personally i believe that the consequences are to big and i personally prefer my own home rule that uses passions like 'aspects'.

Simplified combat comes from the extended...See more
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Néstor C August 03, 2019 12:47 am UTC
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I found how to rate it... :D
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Quinn M July 11, 2019 3:58 am UTC
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I might have missed it, but is there a set of fillable PDF character sheets? All the utility sheets being fillable too would be great actually. I just can't be bothered to write things out when I could type them for a much cleaner look. Or unblock the sheets and I'll edit them myself? Maybe dress up the sheets a bit? They look rather plain, but admittedly functional enough.
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Ingemar H July 11, 2019 11:02 am UTC
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Hi Quinn, unfortunately there are no fillable PDF sheets. If you want to make your own, all sheets can be downloaded - in unblocked form - from www.frostbytebooks.com (under the download section on the main page). I'm sure more people would be interested.
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Quinn M July 11, 2019 3:37 pm UTC
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The only unlocked PDF character sheets I found there were those by Heath. I prefer the look of the standard character sheets, but that 12 pg PDF with all the character and utility sheets is locked.
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Ingemar H July 11, 2019 7:04 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Try downloading the sheet bundle again. I updated the PDF and removed the password protection. I hope they work better now. Otherwise, just let me know.
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Quinn M July 11, 2019 9:34 pm UTC
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Thanks, I just checked the first one and it's editable. I'm hoping to have some time this weekend to convert them.
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Ingemar H July 12, 2019 4:26 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Excellent! I would love to see the result. You can reach me at clarence.redd@gmail.com
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Phillip B August 21, 2018 12:36 am UTC
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Not sure where to find errata. Had a question about the Engineer career listed in the book. It shows Culture [Any] as a standard skill. Is it supposed to be under Professional skills, or was it intended to be a different skill?
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Ingemar H August 21, 2018 3:45 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Phillip, you're correct. Culture (Any) should be under professional skills. Sorry about that.

There is no errata for M-SPACE I'm afraid. I will set up a thread over at our forums (https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/designmechanism/m-space-frostbyte-books-f16/). But it will take a few weeks, as I'm finishing our next book at the moment. Stay tuned.
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Phillip B August 22, 2018 2:19 am UTC
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No worries. Thanks for the quick response.
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Samuel K July 04, 2019 6:39 pm UTC
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Any movement on errata?
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Ingemar H July 05, 2019 5:48 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thank for reminding me, Samuel! Here is the thread:

https://www.tapatalk.com/groups/designmechanism/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=3069&from_new_topic=1
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July 17, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Came here looking thanks to the $10.00 sale offered by Zozer Games.

Ugh. Squares are bad for reading on devices. Same problem with Reflux. I appreciate your coffee table book aesthetic, but it's horrible for reading. Go look at the layout of INDEX CARD RPG and others (Fate, Blades in the Dark, etc.).

Larger font than normally used for printed books. Body is a close column with smaller than normal margins and padding that puts everything to read on the screen in portrait orientation. Change your thinking from a book to a static website with a fixed width and you'll hit the bullseye--that a 60 year old can read without glasses. The responsiveness comes from the resolution effectively adjusting to the screen size of the device -- be that a computer display, ipad, or mobile.

I know you can't simply move from PDF to print on demand that way, but as a professional you understand they are different mediums.
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Ingemar H July 17, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi, I'm sorry to hear you're having problems with the format. I read most of my RPGs on an iPad, including M-SPACE and REFLUX, and I have no troubles with the square format. Like most other PDFs, I read these files with the iPad in vertical orientation, displaying one page at a time. This way, the text is large enough even for old readers. What device and app are you using?

Let me know if you want to redeem your purchase and I'm sure we can work something out.
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July 18, 2018 12:44 am UTC
It's not a binary works or doesn't work. I agree that portrait pages viewed with the device's display in a landscape orientation is best for reading.

https://imgur.com/a/7Di8AiN

Take a look at this link. All three images were taken at the same width and resolution of different products -- including M-space.

Do you notice which page has too much white space and is MORE DIFFICULT (not impossible) to read compared to the others?

Your product also alternates the aside column each page on what would be the fore edge of a printed book. That's very nice for printing, but terrible for a digital product.

If a user zooms in the primary text column for better reading, they need to horizontal scroll on each page change. Your book is square, so those page changes are more frequent and therefore more pain for the reader.

You feeling me yet?

Arguably Index Card RPG does the best job of using the available canvas in terms of actually using...See more
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Ingemar H July 18, 2018 11:21 am UTC
PUBLISHER
I hear you and I will take your opinions with me when I do layout in the future.

For any further questions, please contact me at clarence.redd@gmail.com.
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Alan B February 01, 2018 12:24 am UTC
Print on Demand coming?
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Ingemar H February 01, 2018 9:54 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Alan, there are two print-on-demand options on our website: color printing from Publit or B&W from Lulu. See our website www.frostbytebooks.com for more information.
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Charles P March 12, 2017 7:29 pm UTC
This rule system looks great from what i've read of the free preview, just had a quick question before I buy the book. I know the system is relatively new, but are there any pre-made character resources, or possibly settings / missions? My group doesn't have time to meet often so for the game we play now we heavily use pre-made characters and single session missions and this works great for us. Thanks for any information on this subject.
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Ingemar H March 13, 2017 8:24 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Brandon, thank you for your interest in M-SPACE! There is a new scenario called REFLUX to be released in a few weeks (late March or early April). It presents The Weaver setting, a 'mythic sci-fi' universe inspired by classic science fiction. In addition to the scenario, several worlds, major forces and alien species are detailed. Plus a couple of potential patrons and recurring villains. Pre-generated characters will also be made available from our website at the time of the release. More titles are planned for later this year, so stay tuned. I'm also hoping to add shorter missions as free downloads, but unfortunately I can't give you an ETA on those yet.
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Charles P March 13, 2017 2:11 pm UTC
That sounds great thanks!
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