Posthuman RPG Sourcebook 01 - The Early Years
Sourcebook 01 - The Early Years
A Posthuman RPG Character Supplement
Here’s a selection of pages from the book, giving you a taste of what to expect!
About the Posthuman World: The Posthuman Universe involves, at its most basic premise, the manufacturing of superheroes. Posthumans are fabricated: powerful, bio-enhanced supersoldiers with latent abilities and incredible resistance to injury. No one is born this way, but many are born to be something greater than they were. But all of these new abilities come with a catch: a limited lifespan, and mortal risk in the heat of battle. The posthuman experiment begins with early espionage and black ops efforts, then spreads to a National Hero system where posthuman representatives do good works and solve conflicts between rival states, so the conventional militaries don’t have to. Soon, the movement spreads to sanctioned teams of national and corporate sponsored posthumans, providing disaster relief and public services, but always with the heavy hand of propaganda. When Confrontation Teams are developed by the corporate thinktanks as a means of fabricating exciting conflict for media consumption, things turn chaotic quickly, as some so-called bad actors discover they really CAN act as the criminals they pretend to be. And from there, it’s a battle royale and the stakes become very real.Posthuman is a fully self-contained role-playing game,, utilizing the Conflict Resolution System [CRS, pronounced CURSE], a simple attribute and combat based set of rules that can be used to resolve any number of combat scenarios with carrying degrees of complexity. The Sourcebooks are a series of character collections that feature characters and teams that can be used in the game.
In this book: Book One covers the early days of the Posthuman Universe: the first reported Battle Carapace [Armorgeddon], early posthuman black ops assets [Elite Team Black], rival national squads from Neo-Mystic China [Jade Talon - Autumn and Spring Teams], Russia [KODIAK], and the United States [The Liberty Group], and the rise of the National Hero System. This volume also features the first truly independent posthuman team, the Intruders, which will become a model for teams in the future, operating outside of government or corporate mandate. Brought to you by Third Rail Design Lab [ TRDL ]
About the Game: The Posthuman Role-Playing Game is an easy to play game system set in a detailed superhero setting. These complete rules utilize the Conflict Resolution System [CRS, pronounced CURSE], a simple attribute and combat based set of guides that can be used to resolve any number of combat scenarios with carrying degrees of complexity. This rulebook offers everything you need to start a campaign: including character generation, combat, and detailed powers descriptions, a comprehensive timeline of major events that shaped the course of history in the Posthuman Universe, and resources for the GM to aid in preparing for adventures, either improvised or carefully plotted out. The detailed origins of the characters found in the Posthuman Universe Sourcebooks, sold separately, provide interwoven, richly- developed backgrounds that build the story of the Posthuman world.
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