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by Lazarus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:00 am
Forum: Helios Book 1 (ended)
Topic: Basics - SettingRulesetCharacterPlay
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Basics - SettingRulesetCharacterPlay

Play. Being based on a simple forum means I manage all die rolls. Sometimes I'll show check results, especially if there's someone new, but mostly you'll just get a narrative description of the results. There are horror themes present, and swearing is acceptable within reason. For those reasons the...
by Lazarus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Helios Book 1 (ended)
Topic: Basics - SettingRulesetCharacterPlay
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Basics - SettingRulesetCharacterPlay

Character. Just about any character can be created using the EdgeSystem. The game started with a police officer, an ex-military tourist, a corporate spy, a private investigator, and a thieving hobo. The constraints are as follows. The player characters start out Human, this doesn't have to remain t...
by Lazarus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Helios Book 1 (ended)
Topic: Basics - SettingRulesetCharacterPlay
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Basics - SettingRulesetCharacterPlay

Ruleset. The Helios game uses a modified version of a system developed in Nelson New Zealand, which I'll hereafter refer to as the EdgeSystem. The EdgeSystem uses a point-buy creation process, and all given experience adds directly to that point tally, for between chapter purchases. Active player c...
by Lazarus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Helios Book 1 (ended)
Topic: Basics - SettingRulesetCharacterPlay
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Basics - SettingRulesetCharacterPlay

Setting. The setting of the Helios is essentially our Earth in the near future with a few significant differences. Globally the most significant difference is the Providers, a race of nearly Human visitors that have given mankind a technological boost. Their largest contribution has been in medical...
by Lazarus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Helios Book 1 (ended)
Topic: Interludes and side stories.
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Re: Interludes and side stories.

Rose's Journal. Finally, some time alone and to gather my thoughts - I'm pretty sure they are my thoughts though I could be gathering someone else's now as well I suppose So the story so far but without any of my previous scribbles which are now no doubt lost to me and either destroyed, being analys...
by Lazarus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: Helios Book 1 (ended)
Topic: Interludes and side stories.
Replies: 1
Views: 241

Interludes and side stories.

Brent's story.  Part 1. Told during a group therapy session. Most participants are present in a group room in the resistance sanctuary in Detroit. A few others including Brent Harris are present through conference screens. Set at the end of chapter 11, Brent is still residing in the Leland Hotel in ...
by Lazarus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:46 am
Forum: Helios Rules
Topic: Rule Thread 06 -Other Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Rule Thread 06 -Other Rules

Stealth in combat.

Attacking a target from stealth removes the Observation portion of Defence. You'll also deny the target use of Combat Dodge or a shield.
by Lazarus
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Helios Rules
Topic: Rule Thread 06 -Other Rules
Replies: 11
Views: 537

Re: Rule Thread 06 -Other Rules

Copy of the explanation of lockpicking I put up in book 1, chapter 1.. I'm going to try keeping to a variant of the 'rule of three', built into some of the game mechanics. So here's a look behind the curtain as I discuss lockpicking. More often than not I'll just throw ad hoc dc's, but I've got a li...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: Helios Book 1 (ended)
Topic: Helios Who's Who 2016
Replies: 0
Views: 276

Helios Who's Who 2016

The Heroes These are the player characters and their companions, each of which has a second name after seeking secure alias'. Shiro Yusa aka Yasu Hayate Petit (Played by Xhosant) Sarah McGee aka Jaclyn Jacquetta MacEachthighearna (played by Natzlin) Rose Tanner aka Rachael McKenzie (played by GGWOW)...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Providers a future history
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Providers a future history

Helios So obviously I found a hook to make use of the Providers. Our world, albeit slightly different as I used the version from Dean Koontz's Frankenstein series. In His books the scientist Victor Frankenstein was real, had survived the intervening two centuries, and was operating under the name Vi...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Providers a future history
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Providers a future history

Missionaries In the future the Providers began exercising an extreme form of 'doctors without borders' sending diplomatic missions to other worlds, in their own universe and beyond it. Offering to open medical embassies wherever welcomed, and to help with a controlled release of technological marvel...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Providers a future history
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Providers a future history

Renaissance One voyaging Provider changed their science and society considerably. Provider 13174 was a talented medical Provider who journeyed to the First Federations Deep Space Research Station 3, where she studied Zenobiology, and expanded her other fields with alien knowledge and technology. Whe...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:22 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Providers a future history
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Providers a future history

Contact The Plateau population was well established having expanded the shelf and below to accommodate over a million souls. Again contact came with alien life, this time from above. An interstellar organisation calling themselves the First Federation made contact, and invited them to the stars. Som...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Providers a future history
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Providers a future history

Providers Time passed and generations with it. The Plateau shelf expanded with architectural coral. Genetically modified plant life flourished and helped provide a filter for the toxins that made it into the city. Cures were found for most of the early ailments, and with population controls in place...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Providers a future history
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Providers a future history

Salvation Deep in the mine below Plateau height, a miracle was found. An alien life form, but one unlike any the colony knew from their progenitor world. It was a tremendous mass of slowly undulating carbon substance, without any genetic base their equipment could detect. After throughout external e...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Providers a future history
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Re: Providers a future history

Exodus Long ago a world of mankind, perhaps an alternate Earth, or perhaps a colony world itself developed technology enough to send unmanned Bussard ramscoop ships to other stars. Many such ships landed on alien worlds, sampled the air, and returned across the gulf of interstellar space to report l...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Providers a future history
Replies: 7
Views: 728

Providers a future history

Provider 13174 was a character I played in Squidrick's space opera. This thread is not about her, but about her people, their past, and their future. Well a little bit about her, at least in regard to some effects her return has on her culture. Where the game left off she hadn't yet finished her voy...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Helios Preludes
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Helios Preludes

Prelude 3 (character knowledge) In New Orleans in the summer of 2009, between Catrina and the oil spill there was another disaster, or rather a series of disasters over less than a week. First an intense building fire seen from across much of the city spread ruin across several city blocks. The init...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Helios Preludes
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Helios Preludes

Prelude 2 Simon awoke again, blurry and sore. Someone was lifting him, he failed to hold in a whimper as his memory woke up. He was in a bland grey room being lifted from the bed to his wheelchair, no not his wheelchair 'a' wheelchair. This wasn't his home, or a hospital, no it was somewhere wrong. ...
by Lazarus
Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Helios Background
Topic: Helios Preludes
Replies: 3
Views: 268

Re: Helios Preludes

Prelude 1 (character knowledge) August 27 2016 Astronomers spot an unknown object moving within the solar system. Moving at a speed not achievable by the aerospace industry the object approaches Earth, stopping just over 700,000km away. August 28 2016 The object now identified as a craft over half a...