The Inner Ring (Part One)

Published on 30.04.2018

When one imagines the sheer scope of Gateway Station, it’s easy to see the home of the Protectorate as a gleaming ring of military and industrial activity. Perhaps, if one watches the glut of Signal programming following the stories of the Bowels-Division Prime Guard, it seems like a dark network of crime and corruption clinging to the remnants of once-glorious Earth. But these two visions—widespread as they are—leave out the most important facet of the jewel of the Protectorate: the Inner Ring. In spite of nearly fifty years of providing the very best in living, working, and playing to its denizens, the Inner Ring remains a mystery to those beyond its luxurious comforts.

That all ends now! Join me and my broadcast crew as we embark on a six-part odyssey into the pinnacle of wealth and opportunity that, so often, has been shielded from the hungry gaze of our viewers. I’m Argentine Alura, and I’ll be your host for this revolutionary programming block: “The Inner Ring: Revealed.”

“Everyone who belongs in the Inner Ring is already in the Inner Ring—it’s only mysterious to the lazy worker-class and criminal Vagrants. Showing our bounty to those outsiders only encourages their indolent whining or their felonious enterprises! When I find the producer who authorized this broadcast, I’ll have his spleen for dinner. Shut it down. I don’t care how much we have invested in production—Shut. It. Down.”
—Kaylar D’ves, Chairman: Singulare Board of Directors

The Inner Ring is the second chapter in the Gateway Station and the Protectorate sourcebook. It features a description of the expansive territory that lines the inward-facing surface of Gateway Station—home of the rich and powerful elite of the Protectorate. Learn more about the Artifax Commission, the grand terraniums, daily life in the plexes, and much more!

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Playtest Special: Crafters

Published on 29.03.2018

“Let there be light! Let there be life! Let there be toys!”
—Amul Thram, Master Crafter

This article is the playtest version of the Crafters Elite Paths supplement game material for your equinox game. It's designed to present your Crafter characters with more options for advancement and even greater power, and includes new powers and gear. The file also includes three illustrations funded by our generous Patrons!

Next month, we'll continue our journey on Gateway Station with a chapter on the Inner Ring.

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Welcome to Gateway!

Published on 01.03.2018

“Gateway is huge. We are talking a hundred thousand levels—sometimes more, sometimes less—almost 3,000 clicks wide and almost 30,000 clicks in length forming a ring around the Earth Belt. You can’t imagine that. You have to be there to get a feeling for the size.”
—Pargan Mok

Welcome to Gateway is the first chapter in the Gateway Station and the Protectorate sourcebook. It features the introduction of the book—a history of the Protectorate and Gateway Station itself, as well as an overview of the various parts Gateway Station consists of. Learn more about the Gateway Security Authority, the outlying Admission Stations, navigation directions, and much more!

The chapter contains three illustrations showcasing the structure of Gateway Station, funded with the help of our generous Patrons!

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Elite Paths: Conjurers

Published on 01.02.2018

“The beings I call into this world share their wisdom with me, helping me reveal secrets and truths. I may be trapped in this world in a body of bone and flesh, but who says this universe isn’t just another plane? I am ready to get summoned myself and explore the depths of the astral.”
—Pax Sereales, Fifth Order

This article is the playtest version of the Conjurers Elite Paths supplement game material for your equinox game. It's designed to present your Conjurer characters with more options for advancement and even greater power, and includes rules for Gaian Spirits and Ritual Summoning. The file also includes two illustrations funded by our generous Patrons!

Next month, we'll begin our Gateway Station and the Protectorate series.

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Gateway and the Protectorate

Published on 03.01.2018

Following the success of our Bits & Pieces Article Series, we decided to continue this crowdfunding model. Our new project, Gateway Station and the Protectorate, will eventually become a sourcebook--one chapter at a time. We'll release one of these every two months, so the series will run until the end of 2018. To shorten the wait, we'll throw in a few more special issues in between, continuing the Elite Paths series.

Check this project out on Patreon and learn more about the book, the writers, and equinox!


Bits & Pieces now available!

Published on 20.11.2017


We're happy to announce that the result of the Patreon campaign we ran for the past year is now available. Update: now in print as well!

Ancient relics, gamemaster characters, adventure hooks, new gear, setting background, and new ideas: this book contains many precious treasures for use in your equinox games.

Bits & Pieces is a compilation of articles detailing aspects of the Equinox Universe, for use with the Equinox Setting and Match System and Storygame Guides.

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Subspecies: Zerog

Published on 24.10.2017

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.


Subspecies: Yol

Published on 27.09.2017

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.


Culture Spotlight: Technology

Published on 01.09.2017

“Golden Age technology is often regarded as the holy grail of technological progress and achievements. While it is true that our past’s nethertech is a dangerous marvel to us, and its mundane devices surpass current ones in many aspects, the Golden Age was a naively peaceful era of foolishly high levels of astral energy. Modern designs and creations are much more suited to confronting the challenges we face today!
Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to you the newest weapon of the Gagant Pulsar line—the
Brack 3 Shift-Pulsar cannon.” — Speech at a Weapons Demonstration, Nim Station

Technology in the Equinox Universe is as diverse as its people and cultures. Its achievements cover every aspect of human life, especially those elements reflective of life in the cold void of space.

This new entry in our Bits & Pieces article series provides a better understanding of technology as an expression of each culture and era. It also features sample tech for use in your games as well as a new illustration funded by our generous patrons!

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Subspecies: Synth

Published on 30.08.2017

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.