Monday, April 4, 2011

ix: evolving into a new lifeform


Great news space fans and slans. Netherwerks has joined the Humanspace Empires development team. Things are probably going to get a bit weirder around here. Has ix been assimilated into the Borg-like  Nether-Regions of the ever expanding Netherwerks collective or has it just decided to embrace its inner Old School Hereticism?

I think this means exciting times are ahead for Humanspace.  In the near far future, look for robot and android characters, stats and more details for the Demi-Shén of Mars, devolved man-eating Pé Choi, Mihálli teleporting on and off their vast generation ships, more space monsters and inimical alien races, cool original illustrations, rogue clone troopers. mutant Hlutrgú, secrets of the subterranean and eyeless Vrilú, super scientific traps, space treasure, mind-absorbing crystals, deadly radiation, secret psychic Astronaut cults, flying saucers, more star maps, and maybe a half dozen or more sandbox worlds.

Current projections are for the release of Humanspace Empires Book 1: Science Fantasy Adventures (final revision of the current play-test draft rules) within the next two months or so, followed by Book 2: Space Monsters and Book 3: Campaigns in Space and on Alien Planets (rules for spaceships, planetary adventures and more than a few sandbox worlds) by the end of the year.

14 comments:

  1. Great news! I'm looking forward to see the effect of this collaboration :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good news. Sounds like you guys have some great things in the works.

    ReplyDelete
  3. A very exciting development indeed. It sounds like a match made in...er...well something pretty darn weird.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Another playtest draft?!?! But I just had 5 copies printed and bound!!

    Ouch...my bank account ;)

    Seriously excited about more Humanspace Empires!

    ReplyDelete
  5. @Blair: No more drafts, I can see that this may have been unclear. I may do another errata but the next release will be the final. There will be some pretty substantial revisions based on the results of testing though.

    ReplyDelete
  6. I can't wait to see the upcoming releases. Jak Mogan must ride again!

    ReplyDelete
  7. @Omlet, Trey, Blair & Aos: Thanks for the positive energies!

    ReplyDelete
  8. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Welcome aboard Netherwerks! This is gonna be fun!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hello everyone. Thanks for the positive reception. We're very excited about this project. You can see some samples of work-in-progress at the Netherweks blog. We'll be bringing some things to Ix shortly...

    ReplyDelete
  11. Seeing the two of you collaborating on this makes me vicariously very happy.

    Now let's hope that impending contact in Nowhere between Thujans and Shen doesn't tear this holy (unholy?) alliance asunder. ;)

    ReplyDelete
  12. I know this is going to sound like cold water with this but are these going to be free pdfs still? I ask this because the quality of the efforts of what we've seen has been fantastic. I see that your going to be moving towards a very interesting direction. I can't wait to see where we are going to go from here.

    ReplyDelete
  13. @ckutalik: What happens in Nowhere stays in Nowhere.

    @Needles: Information wants to be free. All Humanspace books with full content including art will be free pdf files as long as I am involved in the project.

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...