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Jovian Chronicles RPG 2nd Edition Player's Handbook


With lightning speed, Chris spun her Pathfinder about and brought her particle cannon to bear on the incoming missiles. The verniers of her exo-armor swiveled obediently at the quick strokes of her deft fingers and she jerked forward against the restraints of her linear frame as the machine backed up at full throttle. Pressing control keys and twisting command sticks, she zigzagged backwards, shooting a suppressive hail of hyperspeed ions at the missiles. They detonated in a chain reaction, bright balls of light erupting on her screen. She instinctively averted her eyes, although the display automatically dimmed the intensity of the explosions.

She tapped on a few keys, and the stars and ships in the background stopped spinning. So did her machine. All around her, the battle raged on, blazing beams of energy streaking past the combatants against a backdrop of Jupiter. CEGA and JAF fighters were locked in a deadly dance, missiles spiraling around each other as they arced toward their mark. Mammoth ships were slowly coming about to face each other for more lightning strikes. Further behind Jovian lines, the point defense systems on Elysée station were hard pressed to counter wave after wave of high-explosive rockets.

"Seek CEGA," she whispered, and her combat screen came alive at once, targeting several enemy Wyverns and Wraiths. She discarded the smaller targets and selected one of the CEGA ships. Her Pathfinder thrust forward on an intercept vector, the gees pushing her into her seat.

She had to make a difference...

The Jovian Chronicles, 2nd edition is a complete science fiction universe for the Silhouette CORE roleplaying game system. Inspired by classic science-fiction stories and giant robot anime, this book will take the players beyond the confines of planet Earth to discover a solar system on the brink of war. Along the way, they will interact with a rich cast of characters, visit exotic locales and possibly alter the destiny of the Jovian Confederation, if not the human race!

  • A detailed world background and a rich setting for anime-style adventures;
  • Extensive guidelines and tips for living and adventuring in the solar system of the 23rd century;
  • Dual-stats for the powerful Silhouette CORE rule system, a highly acclaimed game engine that uses classic six-sided dice, and the widely popular d20-based rules placed under the Open Gaming License;
  • And tons of anime-style archetypes, weapons, equipment and vehicles!

Requires the use of the Silhouette CORE rulebook(tm) published by Dream Pod 9, Inc., or a Roleplaying Game Core Book published by Wizards of the Coast(R), Inc. You will also need a few six-sided dice, pen, paper and 2-6 players aged 12 and above. This product is largely compatible with previous Jovian Chronicles titles.

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Christopher P July 03, 2023 3:48 am UTC
I remembered that I picked this up a while back and had forgotten about it. For the record, I love mechs and mecha. I always kind of liked DP9’s stuff and have a number of rule books for games I’ll likely never play. This book is good has “Player’s Handbook” on the cover but that’s incorrect. You actually need the CORE rule book to play this game. There is little to no information on skill checks, movement, or combat. What it does have is extensive lore sections, equipment lists, character creation tweaks(but with only an overview of the process), and mech/ship info. It says all this in the fine print above, I just wanted to reiterate it.
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Ismael A March 14, 2017 2:56 am UTC
Any chance of a POD for this?
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