Cold Start Public Alpha is Live!

Download it here at!

Dear Playtester,

In the link above, you will find a lot of work done by a single person over several years while balancing other facets of life. It is not complete, but it could be with your help. This is my first foray into a full ruleset and setting, and I know not everything in this book is good enough for the final product.

Please, break this game. Find loopholes in the rules. Find impossible and overpowered situations. Find things that don’t make sense. Find rules that are missing. Find references without definition. And then, let me know. I want to know what you think of this game. Tell me what you like. Tell me what you don’t like. Tell me what you would change. Tell me what you would like me to expand on. Tell me your favorite parts and least favorite parts. Send me fanart. Send me fanfiction.

Send this information to me at and your opinion may very well drastically alter the final game!

Game Masters, let me know how your games went. Tell me about the colonies you created. Send me your players’ character sheets! I want to see them.

Finally, please follow me on facebook at and subscribe to the subreddit at Keep an eye out for our kickstarter which will be going up next year. I want to thank the online communities of reddit, imgur, and /tg/ for their help, as well as thanking my local playtesters Will, Mike, Kylish, Cheyenne, and Matt. And a final thanks goes to: you. This game would not be possible without you, so thank you for taking the time to read through and play it. Have fun.

Populus Est,

Sam Swicegood “Part Time Rogue”