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GLIDE is a solo (and cooperative) sci-fi tabletop RPG adventure game inspired by the world of Frank Herbert's Dune

Players take the role of a Seeker; a member of a collective group of nomads, traders, ecologists, and hopefuls that have come together with the common goals of rebuilding the planet Eridoor. Seekers navigate the desert wastes for scrap left behind by the Great Houses of before, in hopes that they will one day contribute to the restoration of the planet's past beauty and splendor.

As you explore everything GLIDE has to offer, you will acquire Fame, which ultimately leads to the end of the game. How you earn Fame is up to you, with many different pathways depending on your playstyle. Want to explore your world even further? GLIDE offers rules for returning to your version of Eridoor with a new character to continue on a map that you enjoy.

The Game

GLIDE makes use of a unique dice rolling system for skill tests. Players will increase one of three stats (HardyKnowledgeable, and Resourceful) to increase their chance of success when Exploring or Encountering in the world. Locations each have levels, from 1 to 3, which dictate the number of six-sided dice (d6) to roll. Roll a number equal to or less than your chosen stat to use for the skill test to gain a success. Gain enough successes and you will be rewarded! If you cannot complete a skill test, you may always return at a later time to try again.

At its core, GLIDE is about exploring and revealing the desert around them. Players will reveal new locations on their map, which  provide opportunities to adventure outward from settlements and find resources to sell, or contribute to one of the Guilds. Games can vary in length, averaging 1 hour for a short game, and 3 hours for a long game. The longer you stay in the world of GLIDE, the more you will reveal and discover. You do not need to see everything in one play session as GLIDE is easily saved by recording a few bits of info before tucking it away.

What's in the Core Rules?

  • Rules for creating a characters and selecting a background to suit your starting position in the world
  • Guides on all the actions you can take in game, from revealing unique locations to exploring ruins and collecting scrap
  • Map creation rules, references, and tables galore
  • Upgrades to customize your character and Glider to suit your playstyle
  • Multiple Guilds to choose from and quest lines to pursue including building a relic museum and racing Gliders (the hover-bikes)
  • Plenty of illustrations from Emiel Boven, bringing the world of Glide to life
  • A simple companion system that provides additional benefits and routes to success for some characters

What Else do I Get?

  • A printable map to record your travels
  • A printable character sheet to track your resources, upgrades, and more
  • A free expansion called Smugglers, adding more exploration, quests, and alternative ways to generate larger amounts of Credits in game
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Jacob R October 03, 2022 11:24 pm UTC
Is this made using the same game engine as Courier?
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Cody B October 05, 2022 1:12 am UTC
Hey Jacob,

This uses a similar system to Courier, mainly the exploration and revealing. Things have changed for a better experience in those mechanics.

There is no combat in GLIDE, but a new system for skill tests and rewards. I would like to thing of it as a natural progression of the Courier combat system, with a lot of the chunky roll-roll-roll-roll now gone. It is simpler, for the better.
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