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!

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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!

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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.

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Bits & Pieces: Vagrant Station

Published on 01.03.2017

This Fiasco playset for equinox 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!

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Demonic Masks

Published on 01.02.2017

“I've acquired many rare items and .... interesting... artifacts over the years, but none have brought me so much trouble as this mask. So yeah, go ahead and take it from me. Seal your own doom.” —Tamar, Merchant

The relics known as Demonic Masks are a hidden threat to civilization and order, offering their owners quick and easy access to tremendous powers while hiding their demonic nature. This source of many atrocious crimes can be used in many ways to spark adventures for your games! This article also features a new illustration funded by our generous patrons.

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Equinox Markets and Trade

Published on 02.01.2017

"If you think we’re mercenaries or heroes, you’re on the wrong boat. You telling us that pirates raided a freighter with much-needed medical supplies for Sanctoria does NOT mean we’ll hunt those suckers down. That means Sanctoria is still in need of medical supplies—and desperate. And we just happen to have an empty cargo hold. What does that tell you?" —Tay-ar Tori, an Honest Trader

Markets and Trade is a set of optional rules you can use to portray trade connections between stations and characterize the markets your characters visit--especially useful if your group includes a Merchant character!

This article also features a new illustration funded by our generous patrons.

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