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 […]
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 […]
Hear me interviewed by Scott “Fowl Sorcerous” Wachter over at RPGamer. I provide the lowdown on Ashen Stars, spill additional beans regarding DramaSystem, and dole out nuggets of GMing wisdom. Put it in your ears!
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 […]
In what might be our first Ashen Stars FAQ, I’ve been asked if Jerome Huguenin’s cool image of a kch-thk warrior means that player characters of his locust-like species get four Shooting attacks per round. As the questioner pointed out, the illo will have his players making an impassioned case for it. The reality is […]
All the Ashen Stars Stellar Nursery editions have gone out. Here are the last few: The limited edition is awaiting these tokens, which we should have by the end of the month. Other limited editions are available through the Game Preview Event in selected stores.
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Episode 90 of Ron and Veronica Blessing’s The Game’s the Thing podcast focuses on Ashen Stars, with your humble game designer as the guest. Join us as we talk about the game’s premise, genesis, development process and additions to the GUMSHOE toolkit. Also up for discussion are Hamlet’s Hit Points, why players only think they […]