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The Expanse Roleplaying Game

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The Expanse Roleplaying Game brings James S.A. Corey’s award-winning series of science fiction novels to the tabletop. Using the Adventure Game Engine (AGE) rules that power Green Ronin’s Fantasy AGE, Blue Rose, and Modern AGE RPGs, The Expanse takes players to a far-future solar system where humanity is divided: Martians, Belters, and the people of old Earth struggle for political power and resources, but older, alien, forces are stirring in the universe, and human history is about to take an unexpected new turn.


The Expanse RPG applies the fast-playing, stunt-powered AGE system to spaceships, solar colonies, adventure, and intrigue in the far future, where the actions of the characters may change the course of history!


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Michael H December 10, 2019 5:52 am UTC
I've written a lengthy review for this game (published here); there is much that I like but these are my main issues:

1. It suffers from the cut-and-paste syndrome. Chunks of other AGE games are transplanted with just a light edit.
2. The setting is something tacked on to Modern Age, the story of the protomolicule is spread over several sections like an Easter egg hung. I feel like reading the books is essential preparation for the game - I've read them and loved them but I'd like to see a new player able to pick up the game without pre-reading homework.
3. You're given three suggested ways to play, one of which is, "ignore the protomolicule". Hmmm...and I'm playing this game why?
4. No distinction between skill complexity. A good sense of smell and the ability to build a space ship carry the same weight in the game system. One skill for conducting an incredibly complex task and five skills for the human senses. The character's basic senses should not be skills at all....See more
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Thomas B January 29, 2020 7:07 pm UTC
I get all the other points and am thankful for the review, but is the protomolicule really the main drive for you in this setting like really?
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Michael H January 30, 2020 2:22 am UTC
Well, it is in the first 3 books. But for me it would be more lore than player facing.
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david B July 07, 2020 12:29 am UTC
Actually i WANT to ignore the protomolecule in that I want near future Sol system only tech and economics. Does it detail the different colonies and what they produce import/export enough for that?
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Josh B December 14, 2020 8:41 am UTC
Nope. Economics in this game is absolutely trash.
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John K June 05, 2019 1:19 am UTC
Use the setting for Traveller.
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Erik F June 06, 2019 5:58 am UTC
I like the AGE system way more than Traveller's thank you very much.
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Wickus B July 22, 2019 4:08 pm UTC
Seriously great version of the AGE system. And a lot less crunch.
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John K July 28, 2019 6:23 am UTC
I was never impressed with Fantasy Age or Modern Age. They seem too generic. But I bought the hardcover of The Expanse and it is very impressive.
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Michael H December 10, 2019 5:38 am UTC
Good call.
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John L December 19, 2019 12:09 am UTC
I will be using the setting information, but running games using Traveller 5.
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Michael H December 19, 2019 8:59 am UTC
It's just a pity that there isn't more background.
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