Marcus L. Rowland (ffutures) wrote,
Marcus L. Rowland

Another RPG bundle offer - Infinity RPG

This is an SFRPG I haven't encountered before, interesting though as usual more combat-orientated than I really like, with rules based on a skirmish system:

This all-new Infinity RPG Bundle features the Modiphius Entertainment 2d20 SFRPG based on the popular Corvus Belli miniatures skirmish game. Like the miniatures game, the Infinity RPG line is about spacefaring adventures in the style of Appleseed, Ghost in the Shell, and Richard K. Morgan's cyberpunk novel Altered Carbon.

Infinity tells a vast story of conspiracy, war, and spacefaring adventure on a dozen planets controlled by ten squabbling factions. Infinity is about covert ops and flash conflicts, dronbots and hellfire cybersystems, and super-soldiers in TAG exoskeletons -- quantronics and domotics and the interstellar Maya network. Pirates cruise the shattered planetoids of Human Edge; scientists delve the oceans of Varuna; war correspondents duck gunfire in the twisted emerald jungles of Paradiso; bounty hunters pursue rogue AIs through Nomad motherships; and hypercorps struggle for dominance in the chrome towers of Neoterra. Bodies are transhuman, memories recorded in quantronic Cubes and hosted in artificial Lhost bodies. ALEPH, humanity's first true Artificial Intelligence, promises either the great hope of civilization, its greatest existential crisis, or both. And from beyond the Human Sphere, the alien Combined Army has invaded, threatening to destroy everything.

Infinity player characters are high-tech agents of Bureau Noir, the secret service of law enforcement agency O-12. Bureau duties take agents everywhere in the Human Sphere. Theoretically Bureau Noir, like O-12 itself, is neutral, its agents impartial and unaligned. In reality the Human Sphere is wracked with factions, and every PC belongs to one. Their loyalties are divided and their personal agendas hidden. The game calls this the "Wilderness of Mirrors." Infinity scenarios present multiple faction goals as sources of complications and dramatic tension. The gamemaster sets a "paranoia level" (Loyal Agents, Faction United, Diplomatic Immunity, or Deep Cover) to adjust the severity of intra-party conflicts.

Infinity was among the first Modiphius games to adapt its 2d20 house system introduced in Mutant Chronicles 3E, and later seen in Conan, Star Trek Adventures, and John Carter of Mars. In task resolution you roll two d20s, aiming to roll low on each die; low rolls score successes. Tasks require a specified number of successes, and extra successes become Momentum, which you can spend for advantageous effects. Characters can push their luck, rolling extra d20s to boost their chances of success and the Momentum they generate. Each extra d20 comes from the character's resources, such as talents and items -- or it adds to a pool of Heat that represents potential threats. The GM can spend Heat to complicate adventures and make the characters' lives interesting.

This bargain-priced offer gives you most of the Infinity RPG line published to date -- everything you need for spacefaring adventure across the Human Sphere and beyond. We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format). Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their devices.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) goes to the charity chosen by Chris Birch of Modiphius, Vision Rescue.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$90. Customers who pay just US$9.95 get all three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $46) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the full-color 528-page Infinity RPG Core Book (retail price $25) (plus the free Quickstart and the character sheets); the ten-scenario collection Adventures in the Human Sphere (retail $11); and the Infinity GM Screen (retail $10), which includes the introductory adventure Code Infinity: Classified.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $17.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $44, including the Infinity RPG Gamemaster's Guide (retail $12), the faction sourcebooks Ariadna (retail $12) and Haqqislam (retail price $12), and the full-length campaign adventure Quantronic Heat (retail $8).

I'm not convinced this is something I really need, but it's quite pretty and you get a fair amount for your money. Recommended, subject to all of the usual disclaimers etc.
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