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The Widow's Tear

The Widow's Tear

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“Yog-Sothoth knows the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the gate. Yog-Sothoth is the key and guardian of the gate. Past, present, future, all are one in Yog-Sothoth. He knows where the Old Ones broke through of old, and where They shall break through again. He knows where They have trod earth's fields, and where They still tread them, and why no one can behold Them as They tread.”  

~ The Dunwich Horror by H.P. Lovecraft

 Just beyond the outermost edges of charted space lies a forgotten nebula of immense size, invisible unless you know where to look. To the approaching watchful and knowing eye, the luminescent clouds of dust and ionized gases, swell into view, roiling in prismatic majesty and overripe with stars beyond reckoning. The stars within the system are flanked by rich worlds of wealth and mystery, paradises that are often fertile and well within habitable parameters. Most were one home to intelligent life, but now only silent ruins to suggest the dark truths lurking just beyond perception. Despite these subtle concerns, the march of colonization of The Widow’s Tear is on.

 A 210 page, fully bookmarked and layered PDF, The Widow’s Tear is designed to be a “plug and play” setting you can easily drop into your own Starfinder game regardless of whether or not you are playing in the Starfinder universe, or in a world of your creation! You can use the entire nebula as is or pull any of the star systems, creatures, or races out and drop them right into your game! Likewise, all of the rules are modular, so you can use them however you like.


In this book you will find:

  • A detailed look at fourteen unique star systems

  • Twelve new races, plus information on the Drow and race statistics for Aasimar and Tieflings

  • A wealth of new creatures, starships and NPC’s!

  • A .zip file containing high resolution images of all the star system maps.

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Xeno N January 26, 2020 1:24 am UTC
Congratulations on the release! I wasn't able to fund the kickstarter in time, but I've followed along. You worked so hard and long on this. Looking forward to picking it up.
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Tim K January 26, 2020 1:22 am UTC
A couple of things...

First, the text on many of the system maps is either difficult to read or unreadable. This is coupled with a lot of artifacts from compression.

As for the claim of 'You can use the entire nebula as is...', I don't see any sort of overall map of the nebula. Maybe I am missing it?


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David J January 26, 2020 1:36 am UTC
I dnn't have a map of the entire nebula, no...But that doesn't mean you can't use it.

As for the system maps, I'll see about making a .zip file with the high resolution maps and uploading it.
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Tim K January 26, 2020 2:17 am UTC
Thanks, David! The system maps will be appreciated.

As for the nebula map, it might be something to consider making. I am not aware of many sci-fi campaigns that do not have the structure provided by a star map. Anyone that purchases this as a campaign setting will first face mapping out where everything is in relationship to anything else.
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David J January 26, 2020 2:22 am UTC
I might get one... budgeting issues kept me from getting a big map done.
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Tim K January 26, 2020 2:48 am UTC
Perhaps just this little corner of the nebula will be sufficient. The larger map sounds like a bigger project to me.
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David J January 26, 2020 5:35 pm UTC
I added the star system maps in a .zip file.
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Tim K January 27, 2020 2:39 pm UTC
Thanks for the map pack AND the hires version of the PDF!
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Del E January 26, 2020 12:03 am UTC
Another hit by GMG. Thanks for exploring Drow story-lines in outa' space!
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Joshua S January 25, 2020 9:35 pm UTC
Um, I bought this PDF on the merit for the cover of the book, and that it's from Gun Metal Games.

And, the cover isn't included with the file.

Will that be corrected?

ps. I am really enjoying the rest of the book, though.
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David J January 25, 2020 9:45 pm UTC
It's not included? Crap. I'll fix that. So sorry
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Joshua S January 25, 2020 10:45 pm UTC
Thanks for your quick response. It is always a pleasure reading books from your company.
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