The Guns of Olympus Mons

System: River of Heaven
GM: John Ossoway

2998.

Mars has fallen to the Renouncers, who continue to wage their relentless holy war against intelligent machines and their allies.

The Martian Space Tether is down, and as Renouncer war machines ravage the surface, a network of orbital kill-sats capable of destroying any ship approaching the red planet performs an effective orbital interdiction against Hegemony space assets.

Olympus Mons is the site of an important node in the command and control infrastructure for the Mars Planetary Defence Network. It is also the location of a Visser Cube  – a traversable wormhole paired with a twin in your home system of Alpha Centauri.

Both of the Visser Cubes are currently offline.

You are a squad of Hegemony Marines. Best of the best. Your mission profile is clear:

  • Get to the surface.
  • Penetrate the Olympus Mons Citadel.
  • Take and hold the Visser Cube chamber
  • Realign the wormholes, allowing the Hegemony to deploy troops to the surface of Mars directly from your homeworld.

Easy.

So check those suit seals, warm up your smart rifles and show me your war face.

It’s game time.

More information

River of Heaven is a D100 Science fiction game published by D101 Games set in a far future where humankind nears transhumanity, using nanoaugmentation, and the Singularity Event is just over the horizon.

Chariots of the Gods

System: Alien
GM:  Paul Baldowski

You are space truckers on the starfreighter USCSS Montero, running “the Gauntlet”—the trade route between Anchorpoint Station and the Frontier. Your ship’s cargo hold is packed with dozens of tanks of the rare gas Helium-3—a special order for a Weyland-Yutani corporate account on Sutter’s World. On-route, the Montero’s sensors developed a glitch before you left Anchorpoint and sporadically pinged contact with a sensor reflection before you activated the displacement drive and went FTL. Now, you are just awakening from hypersleep, ready to deliver your goods to the colony of Sutter’s World.

More information: This from the preview of the new upcoming licensed Alien RPG by Swedish publisher Free Leauge Publishing.

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Steel Rain

System: Eclipse Phase
GM: John Ossoway

Mars.

What should have been a routine patrol has ended with a Ranger flyer wrecked in a dust storm—20 klicks inside the Titan Quarantine Zone.

With your fellow rangers stranded inside the Zone, your station was preparing to deploy a search team to their last known position, but someone high up in government has had other ideas. Rumour is the patrol officers saw something they shouldn’t have, and now you have been ordered to leave your comrades to their fate.

But fate seems to be favouring you. The dust storm is preventing the powers that be from tasking an orbiting kill-sat to target and drop a tungsten-steel rod on the crash site. There is a window of opportunity.

Can your team reach the downed rangers in time—get them the hell out of there while their cortical stacks are still intact and perhaps learn what they saw?

Additional Information

Eclipse Phase is a game of Sci-Fi Transhuman Horror, using many of the troupes from modern cyber-punk like Altered Carbon.

More information can be found on the games home page.

  • Eclipse Phase Home Page

Valkyrie-9

System: The Cthulhu Hack
GM:  Paul Baldowski

Description:

You’re maintenance and repair units. You’ve activated to find power failing and no network connectivity except for short range buzz shots to other local units. Stabilize. Restore. Report.

Unsuccessful execution caused by a system error that precludes successful execution of subsequent statements. Database file appears corrupt (). Shellmanager database is corrupt of missing. Unit enquiry could not make a connection to the primary server. There may be a problem with your network connection. Please try connecting to the remote computer again.

POWER_STATE_UNKNOWN.
ENVIRONMENTAL_STATE_UNKNOWN.
INTEGRITY_STATE_UNKNOWN.

Recovery stat& has b&&n activated, initiali$ing all maintenance and repair units. Corrupted network conn&ctivity m&an$ state data = 0%. Correct the problem. Restore power. Restore network connectivity.

Additional Information:
This game is being run by its author, Paul Baldowski, who also publishes the game via his Just Crunch Games imprint.