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Solar System is the extremely google-unfriendly name of the rules engine used by The Shadow of Yesterday, the classic indie fantasy adventure drama rpg. This third edition of the rules comes as a standalone generic standalone booklet, which means that it's easier than ever to use the engine for adventures in any milieus you can think of. Solar System is a dramatic adventure engine suited well to cinematic adventure drama campaigns and scenario-based blood opera (PC vs PC) play. The system is powerfully modular and customizable, fore-fronting your own creativity to make every campaign uniquely expressive in its own way.

Solar System coupled up with the setting sourcebook World of Near makes for a complete and playable treatment on The Shadow of Yesterday, the romantic pulp fantasy rpg originally authored by Clinton R. Nixon in the mid-'00s. Considered a classic of the form, TSoY is one of the first hybrid designs that combines rock-solid dramatic techniques with a near-traditional adventure game chassis. The spotlight remains on player characters thanks to Key-based on xp awards, coordinated scene setting and a powerful cinematic conflict resolution system that empowers player characters to succeed decisively and fail dramatically, as the flow of the dice dictates.

 
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Francisco B August 31, 2020 10:44 pm UTC
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Superb game! Are you making a POD version?
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Eero T September 01, 2020 12:01 am UTC
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Nah. I've got some paper copies left - you can order them from my own site - but once those run out we'll just wait on somebody to nominate themselves to put out a new edition. This is a decade-old book at this point, after all.
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Jeff M May 04, 2020 6:46 pm UTC
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"Solar System is the extremely google-unfriendly name of the rules engine used by The Shadow of Yesterday"
heck yes !
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Eero T May 05, 2020 8:59 am UTC
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I've never asked, but I think that Clinton literally chose the name as a joke. "Ha ha, it's Solar System like the Solar System". Sort of poking fun on the little bit pretentious habit of naming your rules system separately from the game itself. I imagine it was a bit of a shock when I actually published a stand-along rule book that would then have to use the name.
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Jeff M May 05, 2020 11:35 am UTC
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I honestly had hard time finding the text only rules when I discovered TSOY by typing "Solar System RPG PDF" on Google, I m very glad to find this version to add to my collection.
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