2400: Orbital Decay

Something brought you here. Just a busted jump drive, you hoped. You can salvage parts from the derelict orbiting nearby, if you can finish before it crashes into the planet in a few hours.
But it’s not that easy. Where’s the derelict’s crew? Why were gravity and life support disabled? Something brought you here. It wasn’t just bad luck. And it won’t let you leave.

Orbital Decay is a super-slim, self-contained, lo-fi sci-fi RPG about trying not to get killed in space. It’s inspired by Alien, Pitch Black, Dead Space, and Mothership, and built with the same rules as the free 24XX SRD. It’s 3 pages and a cover, fitting on two sides of a letter-sized page.

What is 2400? 2400 is lo-fi sci-fi. It’s centuries in the future, and it’s a decades-old modem that screams like a dying robot when it connects to the net. It’s a space ship with an FTL drive, artificial gravity, and a flickering display you gotta tap a few times to see the jump coordinates. It’s hacking something together with whatever cheap materials you have on hand, ignoring the rules until you need them, banging out something that might not sound finished, but definitely sounds fun. It’s a series of micro RPGs that might all be in the same setting, unless they aren’t.

Cover art is CC BY BEEPLE (Mike Winkelmann)

This product is produced by Pretendo and is priced at $2.00


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