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EXTINCTION is a stand alone RPG of Sci-Fi survival horror made with the BLACK HACK, inspired by movies like Alien, Outland and Event horizon.

Players can choose a character class, from Corporate drone to Medic or Deck officer (8 classes in total), read a 1 page summary of the setting, pick a rules cheat sheet and start to play right away.

GMs will find an introductory adventure, Breathing Day, so they can start running the game on the same day they bought the book!

Keeping with BLACK HACK traditions, EXTINCTION is loaded with tools: create NPCs, colonies, space stations, alien ruins, find what's wrong with a corporation or the next target of a fringe group... It's a big universe and xenomorphs are not the only danger players will face.

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Alexander G March 07, 2021 10:42 pm UTC
So synthetics have no adrenaline - do this mean they can never panic or burn adrenaline? And they also have no nerve - what do they roll for initiative?
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Alexandre J March 11, 2021 5:05 pm UTC
Exactly: synthetics don't panic. In my games they always act after the NPCs but if that sounds too harsh, they can roll INT for initiative. Sorry the rules didn't make this clear.
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Alexander G March 19, 2021 2:47 am UTC
Appreciate the reply! That was really the only thing that wasn't clear to me from the rules. But other than that I love it.
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Jeff M November 08, 2019 11:52 pm UTC
Hey Alexandre i have question : in the book you mention the weapons are prohibited on spacecraft, have you a recommandation showing a space boarding ? I thought of Alien Resurection but they dont show how they process to hijack the personnels in hypersleep.

(I also saw you mentionned Quartermass, i had no clue the original hammer's trilogy spawned a tv show, i ll need to check this out)
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Alexandre J November 09, 2019 12:03 am UTC
Sorry the text was unclear: you can have weapons on spaceships but they're under lock and key (only the captain and the security officer have access to them). Concerning the Quatermass TV show it was also called the Quatermass conclusion, I'm not a big fan of the way the main character was portrayed but the writing is solid (Nigel Kneale knows his stuff) and the plot is gold for any GM.
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Jeff M November 09, 2019 12:18 am UTC
for the weapons i was more thinking of the ones mounted on the spacecraft (like mass canons or missiles / torpedoes launchers)
Thanks also for the precision about onboard security.

(i watched the Quatermass Trilogy 20 years ago and the second blew my mind)
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Alexandre J November 09, 2019 12:42 am UTC
Ok! You can go two ways:
_First as a dramatic plot device: "you're boarded, what do you do?"
_Second, using an INT test (to avoid boarding or to board a ship), critical failure leads to a collision. You're either boarded or you're not, one roll should be enough. But that's only my way of doing things. If you want more specific rules let me know.
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Jeff M November 09, 2019 1:33 am UTC
thanks a lot Alexandre.
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Jarad C November 07, 2019 6:46 pm UTC
Is this using rules from Black hack 2e or 1e?
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Alexandre J November 07, 2019 11:07 pm UTC
I've read the Black Hack 2nd edition every day for a few weeks :) In the book's preview, the first page lists all rpg-related inspirations for the game.
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zackery W November 07, 2019 12:04 pm UTC
Any plans to put this out as a POD?
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Alexandre J November 07, 2019 12:29 pm UTC
Yes, I'm uploading the files as we speak, so it should be available before the end of november.
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zackery W November 07, 2019 1:14 pm UTC
Awesome. Are you planning on using Lulu or DTRPG?
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Alexandre J November 07, 2019 2:52 pm UTC
DTRPG this time, makes it easier for everybody and it allows for the print + pdf bundle.
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