Additional Quickstart Material

Published on 18.05.2017

We developed the Equinox Quickstart Set with the goal to get you playing fast and without much preparation. The rules presented in the set are tailored to the included Pink Mushrooms adventure and the group of sample characters.

There are bound to be questions, and we want to take this opportunity to give you some additional advice and examples we couldn’t fit into the book.

Featured in the Downloads section of this site is a set of printer-friendly versions of the sample characters. Printing these on Letter-sized paper will leave enough room for your own notes. There’s also a cheat sheet for the gamemaster, summarizing the most important bits of information needed to run the adventure.


Patient Zero Now Available!

Published on 15.05.2017

"If you know absolutely everything there is to know about your enemy, at least he‘ll have to work extra hard to surprise you. He will surprise you, of course–that‘s what enemies do.
But I say, make him work for it."

— Kallinda Shierk, Chief Diplomat of the Entwined Serpents

We're happy to announce that the first Adventure Pack for equinox is now available in print and PDF from DriveThruRPG!

The Entwined Serpents has only one mission: discovering the source of a wasting sickness plaguing the Earth Belt. But what is it? A virus? A mystic drug? A biological weapon from ages past?

Patient Zero is an Adventure Pack set in the Equinox Universe, detailing the ship‘s mission to track down both victims of and a possible cure for a mysterious plague.

Click here for more information!


All aboard the Vagrant Station!

Published on 12.05.2017

The Vagrant Station playset, designed for Bully Pulpits' excellent game Fiasco, is now available on DriveThruRPG. The playset was designed as part of the equinox Bits & Pieces article series we're running on Patreon.

This playset takes you to the far future and out into space. Whether it’s a small, cramped-up space station you create or a vibrant trade-port on an asteroid that even holds an artificial atmosphere, the stories they tell are alike. They aren’t about the exciting adventures of brave starship captains, witty space smugglers, or courageous heroes. Here, tired shift workers, bored prostitutes, and overly ambitious station guards stand in the spotlight. These stories are about their needs, their wants, and their poor decision making.

Click here for more information on the playset!

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Subspecies: Hokai

Published on 09.05.2017

The mystical forces of the universe have a direct influence on the human genome. Humans born in the presence of a mystic field, which before the invention of mystic field generators meant those born on a planet with a mystic cycle, sometimes belong to a subspecies.

In the Equinox Universe, many different subspecies have arisen and become extinct over the course of history. This article series features the accounts of members of the various subspecies, each discussing his own people. Naturally subjective and colored by individual experience, we picked those holding true to the most common opinion.


Bits & Pieces: The Renegade's Swords

Published on 03.05.2017

“Having grown up in Sol, I know it’s opportune to have a knife on your belt. Frequently used as a tool, less frequently for eating, and sometimes for backup in a fight. And, let’s face it, for that extra edge in a brawl with that idiot who left his at home. I noticed that Vagrants who hailed from Consortium space often went beyond a simple knife and carried larger implements, though. Once, I was challenged to a formal duel, ‘with swords, Sir, at Marsrise!’ So, I had to look into the matter. Here’s a starting point. I invite you all to share your insight to further my studies.” —Terson Hobbes, Seeker of the Third Order

This article covers the use of melee weaponry among Consortium exiles and a list of new melee weapons for use in your equinox games, featuring a new illustration funded by our generous patrons!

Check it out on Patreon! 


Quickstart Set now available!

Published on 27.04.2017

We're happy to announce that you can now download the Equinox Quickstart Set for free over at DriveThruRPG. We have also prepared a print-at-cost hardcopy version for you, which will be available shortly.

There's more to come soon: printerfriendly versions of the characters, a cheat sheet for the gamemaster, and an article with additional tipps and tricks!


Subspecies: Haryani

Published on 11.04.2017

The mystical forces of the universe have a direct influence on the human genome. Humans born in the presence of a mystic field, which before the invention of mystic field generators meant those born on a planet with a mystic cycle, sometimes belong to a subspecies.

In the Equinox Universe, many different subspecies have arisen and become extinct over the course of history. This article series features the accounts of members of the various subspecies, each discussing his own people. Naturally subjective and colored by individual experience, we picked those holding true to the most common opinion.


Bits & Pieces: The Gruffer

Published on 01.04.2017

"Have you ever ridden the Gruffer, my friend? There’s two things you’ve never seen plentier on any other ship or station—spirits and rust. Let me tell you how I learned that these two things go hand in hand." — Olek Porr, Crewman

The Gruffer is a large and rusty carrier specialized in smuggling goods and people from and to Gateway Station. The old freighter is filled with spiked spiritech and the spirits aboard roam freely. This article features the background of this ship, game stats, an adventure hook for use in your equinox games, as well as a full color illustration funded by our generous patrons!

Check it out on Patreon!


Subspecies: Gor

Published on 28.03.2017

The mystical forces of the universe have a direct influence on the human genome. Humans born in the presence of a mystic field, which before the invention of mystic field generators meant those born on a planet with a mystic cycle, sometimes belong to a subspecies.

In the Equinox Universe, many different subspecies have arisen and become extinct over the course of history. This article series features the accounts of members of the various subspecies, each discussing his own people. Naturally subjective and colored by individual experience, we picked those holding true to the most common opinion.


Patreon Update

Published on 17.03.2017

Approaching our tenth release in the Bits & Pieces article series (the infamous Gruffer, see below), we've been thinking about the future of it. Along with our Patrons, we decided to add some preview material. We're currently developing a series of Elite Paths for the game, with advanced options and new game material for higher-Order Mystics. The first of these will be dedicated to the Spellslinger Path--three career options, new powers, new spells, and rules for ritual magic.

Such a "special issue" would go way beyond the 2-4 page format for the previous articles. The pledges would still go towards illustrations--but not neccessarily for this one. The first installment is on its way, we're cleaning up the last bits and bobs in the final stages of development. You'll likely see it released in May or June.

Up next (for April 1st, no joke!) is the Gruffer, a large and rusty carrier specialized in smuggling goods and people from and to Gateway Station. The old freighter is filled with spiked spiritech and the spirits aboard roam freely. This article features the background of this ship, game stats, and an adventure hook for use in your equinox games. It will also feature a new illustration funded by our generous patrons.

Check us out on Patreon for more information!