Tartarus

A new adventure for Ashen Stars from Robin D Laws.

In this scenario of exploration and confrontation in a devastatingly hostile environment, hard-bitten lasers, who know enough not to touch the gooey stuff or take off their helmets in an untested biosphere, investigate the demise of a survey crew doomed by the above mistakes, and more.

The interstellar corporation Shrawley-Gosha Industries offers a contract for an extraction operation on a notorious Bad Planet called Tartarus. A recent SGI survey mission went awry there, with all hands presumed lost. The company seeks a crew to retrieve DNA samples from the dead team members, to see if they were exposed to an experimental viroware treatment, and, if so, whether it contributed to the mission’s failure. As a secondary objective, the lasers are to gather enough evidence to reconstruct the sequence of events leading to whatever catastrophe destroyed the original team.

To be released as a stand-alone PDF and in a print bundle with Terra Nova.

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Stock #: PELGA05D Author: Robin D Laws
Artist:Kyle Strahm Pages: 27pg PDF

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5 Responses to “Tartarus”

  1. Paddurz says:

    Only as a print bundle with Terra Nova. And for us that already have Terra Nova? Not keen on having to buy Terra Nova again just to get Tartarus. Please consider a way that people that have bought Terra Nova already can buy Tartarus as a non-bundled release.

    And this promises to be so much better than a certain bungled movie of this year!

  2. Nevrose says:

    If it is still planed for later, how far are we from the release ?

    Will the inside pages of the print product be black and white or colored ?

  3. BIANCA says:

    Thank you for any other fantastic article. The place else may anyone get that type of info in such a perfect method of writing? I’ve a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such information.

  4. […] is sold separately as a 27 pg PDF for $6.95. Art is by Kyle […]

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Tartarus

An Ashen Stars scenario
by Robin D. Laws
Driven crazy by the muddled motivations and blatant idiot plotting of a certain eagerly-awaited SF movie franchise reboot?  Exorcise your frustrations by giving your players the chance to do it right. Under contract to the Shrawley-Gosha corporation, hard-bitten interstellar operatives investigate the demise of a survey mission to a devastatingly hostile alien world. Didn’t they know enough not to touch the gooey stuff?  Why did they take off their helmets? Can your PCs learn from their mistakes—or are they doomed to repeat them?

10 Responses to “Tartarus”

  1. Daniel W. says:

    I so want to play this!

  2. Lance G. says:

    Sounds like it will be a great game to run. Haven’t been disappointed yet by Robin D. Laws

  3. MTitolo says:

    This looks great! I’m running a similar Ashen Stars event at GenCon this year, The Omega Conspiracy: “Retrieve a deadly exovirus that wiped out a remote research outpost in the Kraken Outzone. Straightforward contract, right? Not if agents of an apocalyptic Nufaith have anything to say about it…” Great minds think alike!

    • Simon Rogers says:

      Do let me know the details, and I’ll post them.

      • MTitolo says:

        Title: “The Omega Conspiracy”

        Description:“Retrieve a deadly exovirus that wiped out a remote research outpost in the Kraken Outzone. Straightforward contract, right? Not if agents of an apocalyptic Nufaith have anything to say about it…”

        Thursday 8/16 @ 1 pm

        Location: JW :: 305 :: 1

        The event’s full, but if there’s interest, I’d be happy to run a repeat of the event during the con!

  4. Justin F says:

    I’m tempted to get Ashen Stars just to play this

  5. bbrighoff says:

    Why not just go ahead and call it Epimetheus?

  6. John Hughes says:

    Thank you Robin, you’ve just saved me writing the fucker.

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