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It's Space Opera meets the Golden Age of Piracy in this swashbuckling, high-flying, alien hunting roleplaying game! Create your starsailor, gather your crew, and craft your ship. Then, your Game Master will lead you on a journey through the Han'Arai Galaxy, and all of the adventure, danger, and mystery that comes with it!

The Astral Tides Roleplaying Game is the tabletop RPG adaptation of Nicholas Kory's fiction series of the same name. The game takes players on a wild ride through a science-fantasy galaxy full of colorful alien species, strange magical powers, and all the loot you can carry.

With a strong focus on working together as a team, Astral Tides boasts mechanical benefits for building relationships with your fellow crew, assisting each other in difficult tasks, and even roleplaying with one another! Only by sticking together can any of you hope to make it out in the wide open void.

The Astral Tides RPG: Core Rules is set to provide Game Masters and players with everything they need to assemble their crew, craft their ship, and set sail for adventure in the stars of the Han’Arai Galaxy. The Core Rules features eight chapters, outlined as follows:

  • Chapter One: The Basics covers the basic structure of the game, general terminology, and when and how dice are used.

  • Chapter Two: The Crew is the largest chapter of the book. This chapter details the specific game elements that go into creating your very own crew member, from 6 different species to 11 different aspects to creating your own background and choosing a hallmark.

  • Chapter Three: The Loot describes how weapons, gear, datapads, kits, and other important equipment are handled in this RPG system.

  • Chapter Four: The Ship allows the crew to select one of three ship models, and then customize it’s attributes and features to create the vessel they will use to sail the Han’Arai Galaxy.

  • Chapter Five: The Game delves deeper into the details of the game rules that were introduced in Chapter One. Hazards, Challenges, Vehicular Combat, Companions, Settlements, and more are outlined here.

  • Chapter Six: The Galaxy covers the major historical events of the Han’Arai Galaxy, from the discovery of Superspace to the Nuani War.

  • Chapter Seven: The Life runs you through the basics of life in the Han’Arai Galaxy - ranks and roles on a starship, currency, technology, armaments, transportation, and more.

  • Chapter Eight: The Master helps guide game masters on preparing and running their games of The Astral Tides RPG, as well as giving GMs charts and tables to help them create new worlds, non-player characters, and ships.

  • Chapter Nine: The Tools provides over 50 creatures, a handful of villains, a dozen ships, and all the rules and building blocks you need as a GM to create your own monsters that are perfectly balanced for your crew of player characters.

In addition to the core book, you'll also get 20 Virtual Tabletop TokensShip Deck Plans for three different models of vessel, a printable character sheet and a printable ship sheet. With this one purchase, you've got everything you need to gather your crew and start sailing the wide open black!

Hardcover option coming soon!

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This title was added to our catalog on May 13, 2022.