Now you have everything you need to play in the action-packed, frenetic worlds of 2088! IZ comes with hacking rules, new occupations, backgrounds, feats, equipment, golemmechs and especially, cyberware!
Voyages of Discovery is a complete fantasy game powered by the Modern20 game engine and set in a sword and sorcery world that technologically resembles 19th century Earth. Voyages of Discovery is a complete setting and game system in one book, nothing else is needed to play.
I'll be sending the printer files to Amazon at the end of the week, giving customers a few days to report any typos we missed. Feedback will be rewarded! You can purchase the print edition now (or upgrade later), but please know that is will take allow 4-6 weeks for delivery depending on when you order.
A NILE Sphinx is a high end AI defensive program that appears in VR as a classic sphinx with the hindquarters and forelimbs of a lion, the wings of a falcon and the head and torso of a beautiful woman, the neon NILE Technological Enterprises logo and trademark revolving above her head. A sphinx is typically attached as a guardian program to important files or domains. Intruders are met with a logic problem that must be overcome in order to proceed. Such problems usually involve symbolic or abstract logic and might include complex VR simulations. In direct VR combat, sphinxes use their powerful claws to flay the avatars of their enemies.
AI, Security Program: Nile Sphinx (Powerhouse 8): HD 10d10; HP 55; Init +1; Spd 30 ft; Defense 24, flatfooted 16 (+1 Dex, +7 Int, +6 Class); BAB +8; Atk +14 melee (1d10+11 cutter), or +9 ranged (by weapon); SQ Melee Master; AL Company; SV Fort +14, Ref +6, Will +6, Rec +4; Rep +4; Str (Pro) 18, Dex (Fin) 12, Con (Rob) 0, Int 20, Wis 18, Cha 18.
Background: Manmade AI
Occupation: Hacker: Perks 2 (Aggressive Stance, Precision Strike)
Skills: Academics (Current Virus Profiles) 11 (+16), Computers 11 (+16), Engineering 11 (+16), Firearms 4 (+5), Influence 11 (+15), Legal 11 (+15), Perception 11 (+15), Read/Write Language (native+ 5 more), Speak Language (native+ 5 more), Unarmed 11 (+15), Weapons 11 (+15)
Feats: Attack Focus 1 (Cutter), Attack Focus 2 (Cutter), Attack Specialization 1 (Cutter), Attack Specialization 2 (Cutter), Book Learning 1: +2 Intelligence, Great Fortitude x2, Lucky, Night Vision, Smart Defense: +2 Intelligence modifier for this feat, System Hog
Access/Contacts/Followers: Top Secret Access
Possessions: Cutter: deadly, +3 damage; Codewall: 4 DR
Character Disadvantages: Code: Loyal to Company (DSR 2)
Like I did for my first batch of print books, I'm taking orders this week and then ordering stock on Friday. So to ensure your copy order by Friday.
Note that you can get it quicker from Amazon directly, but we make more when you buy it from us. We appreciate the support either way.
Also on Kindle...
Modern20 is soon to be available via Amazon Kindle. This was sort of experiment for me, and it sadly had mixed results.
Unfortunately the kindle doesn't support tables, which really sucks for an RPG book. Using the power of my newly created modern20 database, I was able to make it as Kindle friendly (which uses a subset of HTML but doesn't support the TABLE tag!) as possible.
I still think it's useful if you own a Kindle, but not if your looking up something in a table (i.e. chemistry explosions table). But I'll make this commitment to Kindle users, as Amazon improves better formating options for the Kindle, I'll keep updating the book (and updates are free).
I'm also hard at work on a Modern20online database, which is the first step towards the Modern20 character generator. You can check out the complete feat table HERE.
You can listen to Chuck and I discuss the update in podcast #8.
Happy birthday Modern20