The Lure of Venus is packed full of secrets both for Venus itself and for the wider Rocket Age setting, any one of which might be the inspiration for an adventure - or even an entire campaign! Read on to find out about 3 of the big reveals.
The Lure of Venus is a setting supplement for Rocket Age, our fast-paced retro sci-fi roleplaying game of adventure amongst the stars, taking you to the emerald planet where unimaginable wealth, power, freedom, fame, adventure and immortality awaits… It is available to pre-order from our webstore now. All pre-orders come with a complimentary version of the PDF. The PDF version is also available to buy separately from DriveThruRPG too. You can also pre-order it at your local games store. Stores participating in the Bits and Mortar scheme also come with a complementary PDF.
The Lost Erisians
More is revealed about the lost planet of Eris and the Erisians, including their technology and culture, as well as how they evolved into the Venusians we know and love. While the majority of Erisan refugees who came to Venus are long dead, a few survive thanks to advanced technology - you can find out all about them in The Lure of Venus. You might meet one of them whilst exploring of the planet. You might even live to tell about it!
The Depths of Venus
The explored and habitable bits of Venus stick up high into the atmosphere; the pressure and heat is tolerable and life flourishes. But the depths are a great unexplored region that only the brave and foolhardy dare plumb. What lives there? The Lure of Venus answers that question, as well as revealing the source of all those psychically active crystals. Here's a hint: it poses a threat to the entire Solar System.
Lure of Venus takes an in-depth look at the Venusians, their cultures, their technology, and how they are changing in the face of alien contact. The Western Venusian concordats that Earthlings and others are used to dealing with are just the tip of the iceberg - what about the more remote concordats, who have never met another Sophont? In The Lure of Venus you will find a plethora of ways to play a Venusian, as well as new weapons, equipment and traits. Do you want to learn the secret dances of the warrior cults of Venus?
About The Lure of Venus
The steamy jungles of Venus hide all manner of mysteries – and dangers – beneath their thick canopies, from ancient cities to deadly flora and fauna. Explorers look to penetrate their shady depths while corporations seek to exploit the bounty of the Ishtar Range, something the natives Venusians will savagely resist.
The Lure of Venus contains a complete gazetteer of the alien world, including an in-depth look at Venusian Concordats as well as the planet’s many colonies. There’s also a look at the savage Venusians’ high-tech forebears, the Erisians, and all manner of nasty wildlife, new equipment, occupations and more besides.
Can our heroes survive Venus, or will they be lost forever in its jungles?
In this 144-page black & white, softcover book you will find:
- A guide to the planet, each location accompanied with an interesting character and loads of story hooks to inspire your own adventures.
- A look at the Venusians themselves, with a guide to each of the concordats, their appearance, society, religion and technology, as well as character hooks to inspire players’ backgrounds.
- Background on the secret societies, cults and lodges of the Venusians, from the Cult of the Fanged Mother to the Soviet-backed People’s Army of Venus, including character packages for players.
- A glimpse at those outsiders who seek out wealth, power or fame on Venus, from the US Marines of Camp Butler to the exiled Martians of Tamatha, each with character and story hooks aplenty.
- New creatures, from the lizard-like primates known as the Howling Death to the evocatively named Spiny Gobblers.
- A complete adventure, The Downey Creek War.
- New character traits, from Battle Cry to Smooth Talker, equipment from the Ladite Radium Sword to the Grathik War Lance, and occupational packages from Big Game Hunter to Storm Rider.
The Lure of Venus is written by Ken Spencer and illustrated by Scott Purdy. Cover and maps by Jon Hodgson.
The Lure of Venus is available to pre-order from our webstore now (print expected Winter 2015). All pre-orders come with a complementary PDF copy. You can also pre-order it at your local games store. Stores participating in the Bits and Mortar scheme also come with a complementary PDF.
You can also buy a PDF of The Lure of Venus at DrivethruRPG now.
About Rocket Age
“It's alternate history pulpy retro-sci-fi space opera planetary romance. It's throttled up rocket packs burning radium on the long blast to the farthest reaches of the Solar System. It's hunting thunder lizards in the upland jungles of Venus. It's battling Ancient Martian killing machines piloted by the Deutsche Marskorps across the baking red deserts of Mars. It's exploring the deadly skies of Jupiter under the constant threat of Europan disintegration. It's RAY gun wielding heroes bulls-eyeing mutants in the blasted ruins of Io”
– Ken Spencer, Rocket Age Line Developer
Rocket Age is our radium-powered game line of interplanetary adventure! Powered by the Vortex System (like our Doctor Who RPG) it's packed to the fins with all the rules, setting information and game ideas to keep you playing throughout your very own rocket age!
Rocket Age won a 2014 ENnies Judge's Spotlight Award.
Learn more about Rocket Age on the C7 homepage
Other Rocket Age Supplements
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Buy The Lure of Venus PDF at DriveThruRPG
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Rocket Age PDFs at Drivethrurpg
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