Accretion Disk

Accretion Disk coverAn Accretion Disk forms around massive bodies in space. Gravity drags in random objects and debris, spinning them around and bringing them in closer and closer, faster and faster, hotter and hotter, until something explodes.

It holds true for stars and black holes – and for politics and crime, too.

And let’s face it – you’re the ones who are going to be standing in the path of that explosive release. Better get ready.

Accretion Disk: The Ashen Stars Expansion Book includes:

  • Sample clues, special spend benefits, and added data on each Investigative ability. Learn how to use Kinetics to escape VR simulations, identify alien interference in pre-contact cultures, and trace viro-augmented criminals with endocrinological profiling.
  • More options and tactics for general abilities, including species-specific ones. Master zero-g martial arts, detect weapons as they charge up, and acquire corporate sponsorship for your Laser team to boost your cash flow!
  • Take your stations on board ship with options and tactics for each warpside and groundside role, then delve into player-drive Arcs and Drives. Guide your own destiny amid the guttering Ashen Stars.
  • Explore new character options with six new playable species.
  • Deckplans for every class of ship show you what it’s like on board – and new ship options and bolt-ons open up tactics for ship-board adventures.
  • When you hit dirtside, break out any of the dozens of new weapons, equipment items, cyberware or viroware – if you can afford the upkeep!
  • Hot Contracts gives a roster of jobs that only a Laser crew can handle. Pick your own challenge hot off the Bleed, and get to work!
  • Finally, twelve new hostile aliens ensure that the Bleed stays dark and bloody…


Stock #: PELGA08 Author: Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Kevin Kulp, Kieran Turley
Artist: Jérôme Huguenin, Chris Huth, Ralf Schemmann Pages: 192 page perfect bound


16 Responses to “Accretion Disk”

  1. Serkan ÖZAY says:

    Hi, I’m a new Ashen Stars GM. This expansiopn looks great. Is there any update since this post?

  2. Serkan ÖZAY says:

    Is this project cancelled?

  3. Kettlebriar says:

    Is there a release date on this yet? or even a ballpark street date?

  4. Trollman says:

    Interested in hearing any info on this as well

  5. Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan says:

    Art is still coming in for it. Nearly there, though…

  6. John Potts says:

    I pre-ordered this and there is a link to a pdf on the receipt page but it seems broken. Is the pdf available or is this still being worked on? I didn’t see a mention either way in the announcement. Thanks.

    • John Potts says:

      I figured out there is an extra .zip on the link, so it’s linked as “”. If you remove the extra one, it downloads.

  7. […] Accretion Disk was written by Gareth Ryder-Hanrahan, Kevin Kulp, and Kieran Turley, and will be published in Spring 2015 by Pelgrane Press. It is 192 pages, perfect bound; priced at $26.95. Art is by Jérôme Huguenin and Chris Huth. See more details at the Pelgrane Press website. […]

  8. […] used to conduct business meetings. The full deck plans for this ship-class are found in the “Accretion Disc” companion for Ashen Stars and were drawn by yours truly with the Cosmographer 3 add-on to […]

  9. […] Ashen Stars – Accretion Disk: A supplement for Ashen Stars with new gear and aliens. […]

  10. Kieran says:

    Got my print copy from my FLGS last weekend. Looks great!

  11. Bwgustaf says:

    When is Accretion Disk going to be available on I’m planning on running a space fantasy campaign with this.

  12. Alex says:

    Hi folks, not sure if this is by design but Accretion Disk doesn’t show up under the “All Releases” list under Ashen Stars over on the right nav.

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