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The Zhodani Candidate

The Zhodani Candidate


The Zhodani Candidate

Spies and Agents in the Spinward Marches…

Some fourteen years after the end of the Fourth Frontier War the heir to the vital Duchy of Mora is poised to marry a heroic Marine returned from a long captivity with the Zhodani Consulate.  Concerned that the Marine may have been brainwashed an Imperial security task force is gathered to vet the possible Zhodani Candidate.  You will play the powerful and connected task force members in a game of intrigue, espionage, paranoia and betrayal.

Can you pierce the fog of lies and deception, protect your own interests and discover the Zhodani Candidate?

This adventure is designed as a player-led one shot scenario set in the Third Imperium for a Referee plus 4-5 players.  This scenario is ideal for conventions or as a break from regular campaigns as it focuses on roleplaying, Player vs. Player (PvP) intrigue, social conflict and politics with a minimal amount of dice rolling or combat.


Winner of 'Best Adventure' 2019 - Zhodani Base website. (

An extensive review by "Pookie" can be found here:

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Megan R January 30, 2020 2:55 pm UTC
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Excellent intrigue and interaction, perhaps with the PCs at each other's throats by the end.
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Richard T December 23, 2019 6:23 pm UTC
I cannot seem to review this product but some comments to help those consider buying this, it's an excellent change from the usual Traveller Trader or Mercenary ticket. Very akin to those dramas where you see conferences of shadowy men making decisions on a crisis or critical situation. Lots to role play with and set a bit further back than the usual Spinward Marches. My first run was chaotic but fun as the various personalities entangle plot and scheme. I plan using this as a jumpboard for other adventures as a simialr task force deal with other crises and then make those orders into mini one shots for the players..."Well you ordered this surgical strike so now you are playing the commandos carrying it out, it's all on you now to make it work"
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Timothy C December 23, 2019 8:48 pm UTC
Not sure why you can't review it, but thanks for the comment. You're quite right in it being out of the ordinary for a lot of Ttaveller adventures and all the more refreshing for that. And as Steve demonstrates in that and Eve of Rebellion, there's lots of scope for similar. Look out for Mirabilis coming next year! The PCs are the five top ranking government officials on a world near the Solomani border where there are various 'issues' to deal with...
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