Serenity Role Playing Game

by Jamie Chambers

Hardcover, 2005



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Margaret Weis Productions (2005), 224 pages


Here's How It Is... The Earth got used up, and we found a new solar system and used terraforming technology to create hundreds of new Earths. The central planets formed the Alliance and decided that all worlds should unite under their rule. There was some disagreement on that point. After the Unification War, many of the Independents who had fought and lost drifted to the edges of the system, far from Alliance control. Out here, people struggled to get by with the most basic technologies. A ship would bring you work, a gun would help you keep it. A captain's goal was simple: find a crew, find a job, keep flying. The Serenity Role Playing Game lets you re-create the action of the 'Verse, the science-fiction setting created by writer/director Joss Whedon. Fly a ship out in the black, take jobs as they come, and always make sure you get paid. Everything you need to get started is right here! All you need is dice, friends, and your imagination. - A self-contained role playing game. All the rules are provided for both players and Game Masters! - Full character creation rules, plus fifteen sample characters-including the crew of Serenity. - Complete details on spaceships, guns, and technology. - Emphasis on story, action, and character development with easy-to-learn rules. - Game details and descriptions of the characters and settings of the film!… (more)

User reviews

LibraryThing member ryvre
The system is, in a world, terrible. It's difficult for rolls to succeed, even if you invest a lot of points in a skill.
LibraryThing member neontapir
I must admit, I wasn't overwhelmed with the system.
LibraryThing member BruceCoulson
What it says; a role-playing game set in Whedon' Firefly universe. (Or 'Verse, as the setting would say.) Serenity uses the Cortex system, which has been adapted to several media properties licensed by Weis. Not a bad system in my experience, but the use of different dice for every roll made can
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get a mite complicated. Also a useful sourcebook for those enthralled by the short-lived series and movie.
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