Category Archives: Ashen Stars

Ashen Stars Theme Music

From the composers of the Eternal Lies Suite comes a six-track theme for Ashen Stars. James Semple and his team are working on six tracks of evocative, atmospheric melodies to become the soundtrack of your stellar adventures. Listen to a sneak preview now. [audio:http://site.pelgranepress.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Ashen%20Stars.mp3]

All the Investigative Men

Rewatching Zodiac recently, I was struck by the desire to see David Fincher similarly tackle the Mothman incidents of 1966-1967. This is no swipe at Mark Pellington’s The Mothman Prophecies, which I quite like for the way it evokes the enveloping paranoia of paranormal inquiry. It does, however, impose a cinematic structure and sense of […]

Review of Dead Rock Seven

A detailed and insightful review of Dead Rock Seven for Ashen Stars by kafka – 9/10. Dead Rock Seven again demonstrates Pelgrane’s superior skills aptitude with design by creating a truly beautiful product. It brings over some the same similar layout, font and formatting used in the Ashen Stars core book- with but with a […]

Ashen Stars Review on Flames Rising

There is a review of Ashen Stars over on Flames Rising by Todd Cash. It’s a positive review giving 4 out of 5 stars. There are not many sci-fi settings that I like; however, this is a damn good setting. Law populates Ashen Stars with interesting alien races, an excellent back-story, and tons of ideas […]

The Arsenic Eaters

As with other GUMSHOE games like The Esoterrorists and Mutant City Blues, Ashen Stars GMs are encouraged to look to the news for episode inspiration. Like the writers of the various Treks and the nouveau Battlestar, they might use the space opera form to examine issues of the day. Alternately, they can start with pop […]

Free Ashen Stars Downloads

Handouts Download blank character sheets (you can get pregens in from the Quick Start Adventure, below) Download a new saveable, fillable character sheet by Sam Carter Download a new form-fillable Warp Play character sheet by Chris Sellers Download tables and charts Download Stowaway to get the pregen characters. Download the GM Investigator Matrix. Download GM […]

Stowaway – Ashen Stars Demo

Stowaway is a 20-minute demo for Ashen Stars from ENnie Award presenter and all around nice guy, Kevin Kulp. This demo premiered at GenCon to rave reviews. It’s a great introduction to Ashen Stars and includes six pre-gens, and you can try it at the beginning or end of a session when you have another […]

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