Starting to Explore

When in a safe environment, dice are only used as needed.  Instead the focus is on shared storytelling between player and GM.  In  Hostile Environment Exploration more rules are used to track the impacts of the environment on the characters.  

In a hostile an environment there is a secret curreny called opportunity.  The GM alone knows how much is left and each round it decreases by one.  If players have not retreated from the hostile enviornment by the time opportunity runs out their armor takes 1 point of damage to their space suit’s durability (players start with three).  If players hit zero durability, their character dies.  They can also lose a point of durability if their character’s stamina drops to zero.  

 

Create a Character

 

On Your Turn

On your turn you will go through the three steps to the right.

At the top of the round the GM will roll to see if impacts get worse in specific spaces (called elevated impact).  At the bottom of the round opportunity will decrease by one.  

 

Actions

A table of common actions can be found be found below.  If you fail the required stat test to accomplish an action, you can spend points from your pet’s pools to lower your dice roll on a 1-to-1 basis.  Remember rolling equal to or under your stat is a success.

 

Roll to Endure Impacts

Each environment has impacts.  These can be resisted or minimized by rolling under certain stats (Dexterity to dodge, Stamina to endure, Strength to overcome gravity effects, Focus to resist mental effects) are common.

 

Move up to Your Speed

Depending on your pet type you will be able to move 2, 3 or 4 spaces.  

 

Take an Action

There is a chart of common actions players can take and the stat they need to test (roll under) in order to succeed.  

Evidence Collection

In an evidence based scene players want to collect as much evidence points  as they can before time runs out.  

In this kind of your scenario use your movement to get to points of interst and use the investigate action or use technology action to find evidence points.

You may also find evidence points my taming alien lifeforms.  As a side goal you may find resouce deposits that allow you to raise your resource currency pools.  

Starter Pets

Objective Based

In this kind of scenario, there is a narrative-based objective that the players are attempting to accomplish.  Examples include:

  • Fix a life support system
  • Tame an alien lifeform
  • Construct or place a device
  • Rescue a stranded character

In these scenarios move towards your objective and test the proper stats to accomplish it.  If there are barriers or other obsticles certain characters may focus on clearing the path and keeping others safe, while others may focus accomplishing the mission objective.

Exploring Safe Areas

Pursue Excellence

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Start A New Path

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Table of Common Actions

Roll Under Appropriate Stat to Succeed