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“Terese was in trouble, and had asked me for help. I guess it was good I was going to Earth, even if it was a long way to go.”

The friends you make in service during times of war stay with you. So when one asks the Player Characters for help in a suspicuiously vague message they become embroiled in a race against time to not only save their friend but also themselves.

‘A Life Worth Living’ is the first adventure in Stygian Fox’s ‘Near Heavens’ setting. It is a challenging scenario that pits the player characters against a corporation that is used to getting its own way and uses certain criminal gangs to enact its will.

From Groombridge 34 to the Sol system, this book gives a brief overview of the setting and a thrilling, fast-paced adventure of interstellar proportions.

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Vincent Z July 20, 2020 10:13 am UTC
My point of view is clerly less enthusiastic than those I already read here.
I am very disappointed by this adventure!
Good points:
- nice and appealing maps and artwork (though it lacks a kind of unity)
- hard S.-F. univers that seems interesting (inbetween Alien and The Expanse)
- the will to introduce soflty progressive cultural ideas in the universe (like LGBT problematics)
Bad points:
- It lacks some maps! For exemples: In Pacifica, why having the "admninistrative building" maped but not the detention ceter where the adventure should manly takes place?
- The text is full of typos ans grammatical errors. I mean, really full!
- You have a table of contents with page numbers but... no numbers on the actual pages...

More important:
- the adventure in itself is not very interesting. An old war comrade tells you to go there. Or there. And there. And, as you have nothing else to do in you life (that is worth living... -sigh-), you...See more
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Todd S October 07, 2017 1:37 pm UTC
Wow, this is fantastic. The narrative bits are exceptional. Is this intended for a straight Traveller setting or is it more 2300AD? It definitely has that grittier 2300 feel to it. I really hope to see this setting expanded.
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Tim L September 26, 2017 6:17 pm UTC
Really liking this adventure and the brief glimpse of the setting. Any plans for a Near Heavens setting book and the like further down the line?
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Tim L January 09, 2018 6:52 pm UTC
Hi Stephanie, I'm sad to hear this title has not been picked up more. Really hoped to see further expansion of this setting, but understandable that doing so is not really viable. But thanks a lot for this great product, and at least I'll have it available for future inspiration for my homebrew efforts! :)
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Marc E Tabyanan T May 07, 2018 4:29 pm UTC
Same here. Excellent product, and fantastic setting work. Shame sales were not sufficient to see more, but I understand.
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