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Future Armada: Argos III


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Deep Space Port

Argos III is also known as "Midway Station" because it lies as the halfway point of the trade route between the Confederation core worlds and the distant Tohoku Colonies. Though the station is owned by a Japanese crime syndicate, a strong military presence keeps things under control. The end result is a mix between a bustling small-town community, a military base, and a lawless port where anything goes. Whatever you want, and then some, can be found here.

In addition to facilities for the military personnel and residents, Argos III has a multitude of services that cater to travelers and tradesmen passing through. In Blue Sector, the Yosoko Hotel and Autumn Moon Casino lie next to shops and street vendors of all sorts. A short ride on the transit system will take visitors to the Infinity Health Spa or the open spaces of the Green Sector park - featuring the latest in synthetic trees & shrubbery. For those seeking something a little less 'mainstream', the Warrens (where the downtrodden and dispossessed have taken up residence in an empty engineering area) can probably provide. And of course there are ample docking and cargo facilities for ships of all sorts.

This PL 7 deep space port is almost 2400 ft from top to bottom, making it the largest structure in any Future Armada supplement. The interior maps are constructed out of reusable pages which an enterprising GM can also employ to architect his or her own facilities. Even though many pages are reused to construct the station interior, this product still has four times as many unique map pages as a standard issue of Armada!

The .zip file contains the following:

  • Overview
    • 37 page PDF file detailing the station, interior locations, and key personnel.
    • Open Game License stats provided for the station and sample crew, as well as fighters and shuttle.
  • Map Book
    • Full-color 79 page PDF file.
    • Contains pages to construct interior maps of all habitable areas.
    • Includes miniature-scale maps for tactical combat.
    • Broken into pages for easy printing.
    • Pages follow a set design pattern to allow for efficient reuse.
  • Printer friendly, grayscale version of the map book.
  • Subsector Map Book
    • Full-color 27 page PDF file.
    • Provides an overview of each neighborhood.
    • Includes location key and page layout diagrams.
  • "Bonus Art" directory with rendered images of the station and auxiliary craft.

Sample documents and bonus art are available at

Please note that, unlike most issues of Future Armada, this installment does NOT contain giant composite images designed specifically for an oversized printer. The extreme file size required for an installation of this magnitude made the inclusion of such bonus maps impractical.

This space station is designed to serve as a ready-made setting for your ongoing adventures. It can be just a stop along the way, a final destination, or a base of operations. While OGL statistics are provided for wide compatibility, they kept are separate for quick modification or replacement. No matter which side of the law you end up on, you can find a haven in Argos III!

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Joshua D May 13, 2020 1:55 am UTC
5 stars! Fantastic product. Ryan Wolfe is the first person in over a decade to get me to use drivethruRPG… this is far from my last purchase.
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Joseph B January 22, 2020 1:59 am UTC
I purchased Future Armada: Argos III awhile back (several years ago now), the page still says "You Have Purchased This Product", but there is no link to download the product anymore. I can't find it in my library here either. Is the link broken or has the file(s) been removed? Thanks in advance.
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Ryan H June 19, 2018 3:44 pm UTC
Current Publisher Preview is broken. Here's the current link:
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Ryan W June 20, 2018 3:25 am UTC
Thanks for the heads up! Looks like I broke pretty much EVERY preview link when I went from "Demo" to "demo" but I think I've got them all now.
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Martin S April 03, 2018 2:26 am UTC
Have a question - is there any way to remove the area numbers from your maps for use in VTT?
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Ryan W April 03, 2018 4:17 am UTC
Unfortunately no. I include large, unlabeled images of the maps when feasible, but this one was just too big for that.
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Martin S April 04, 2018 9:39 pm UTC
ok - I picked up the Starfinder ships free pack you had- The only thing keeping me from binge buying your stuff is that need images that I can remove the room numbers from - possibly via pdf layers. Are your starships offered that way?
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Ryan W April 04, 2018 9:59 pm UTC
Except for the really big ships, the Future Armada line includes big jpeg images (no layers) of the maps with no labels or numbers on them.

The newer Armada Codex line includes big unlabeled maps both as flat jpeg images and as single page PDF files. These are layered: light background, dark background, Black-n-White, Grid, and Optional (ie. cargo) elements.
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Martin S April 17, 2018 3:34 pm UTC
Thank you for that clarification I will be buying the newer stuff first - You are incredibly talented.
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Ryan W February 02, 2018 11:41 pm UTC
I'm sorry that you are disappointed with the product. A few of the ships/stations are too large for a composite image due to file size limitations for downloading.

For individual pages, some reader apps allow for the retrieval of images from PDF files. For example, Adobe Acrobat Pro has a "SaveAs" option that includes jpeg and png, both of which automatically turn the PDF into a series of individual images. There may be other (cheaper) options available as well.
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Kevin S February 02, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
Why is there no option for just the JPG/PNG files? Why are all the maps embedded in PDFs? Makes it really hard to use with Roll20.
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Ryan W May 15, 2020 4:55 am UTC
I'm sorry about that. The "Future Armada" line is several years old and VTT wasn't much of a thing at the time. There was also a limit on file sizes that precluded giant composite images of some of the larger ships. I've added (72 dpi) page images and low resolution sector images to the product now. It's not a perfect solution but will hopefully be of use to some people for online campaigns.
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Toby G June 22, 2020 11:12 pm UTC
Thanks for making that change Ryan. It makes this map much more usable for VTT.

There are not many products (even in 2020) that can be used to depict areas of SciFi offices and plant. This makes Argos Station a stand-out product!

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