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Cloud Empress: In the Land of Ten Thousand Cicadas
A downloadable game
"The battle between rampaging forest gods and humanity cannot end well; there can be no happy ending. Yet, even amid the hatred and slaughter, there are things worthy of life." -- Hayao Miyazaki
Cloud Empress is an ecological science fantasy setting for the science horror tabletop roleplaying game Mothership. Cloud Empress in the land of ten thousand cicadas will be produced as a full-color zine and PDF and is currently in development. The game will be crowdfunded in early 2023.
In Cloud Empress: in the land of ten thousand cicadas, players will explore a land governed by the patterns of giant psychic cicadas. When deadly soldiers from royal lands high above the clouds threaten the balance, the Breadbasket's wheat fields will burn without the players' help.
- Films: Brazil, Angel's Egg, Stalker, Star Wars: A New Hope, Full Metal Alchemist
- Books: Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind, The Books of Earthsea, Dune, Earth-X, The Wizard and Glass, Akira, Dhalgren
- Games: Null Hack, Electric Bastionland, Wanderhome, Psychologic 2
- Artwork: Kilian Eng, Moebius, Lando, Thomas Wyeth
- Evlyn Moreau
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Armor points reduce points of damage 1:1, but needs to be repaired (or is outright destroyed) when damage is prevented this way.
Day one backer, this is such a beautifully designed and presented game
1 more day 'til lift off
Just watched the live play with PlusOneExp and this looks great!
can this be played solo? im not familiar with mothership rpg
No currently, but I am planning on releasing a solo rules prototype in November or December! Always looking for playtesters for solo content too.
Hi Watt, this project is super cool! Quick Q on the character sheets before I run my group through a game. Under 'Fear Save', it says "Fear Saves made by friendly players near a Noble are at Disadvantage." Is a "Noble" supposed to be the same as a "Lordling"?
Thanks! Keep up the great work!
Thanks, and good luck running it for your group! Noble should be Lordling, thanks for catching this. I'm not sure when you are running your game, but happy to share my work-in-progress loadouts, spells, and weapons if any of these might be helpful. Also, I'd love to hear your feedback after the session!
Saw your ad in Thomas Manual's newsletter, and yeah, you've got my attention
Glad to hear it! I've got lots to share over the next couple of months and please share anything you like or something that could be improved.
Looks amazing! Can't wait for the crowdfund. Will this be compatible with Mothership 1e rules?
Thanks for your support! The idea is that it will be fully compatible with Mothership 1e characters. My plan is to create an optional rules hack for fantasy characters meant to reduce some of Mothership 1e's complexity (mostly using NullHacks weapon rules). Very open to suggestions and input at this stage though!
I've said this on Discord but this looks really fantastic already, I'm really interested to see the finished product.
This looks incredible! Best of luck on the development, watt! I will support the crowdfund too.
Is the base Mothership game required for this setting?