The Trail of the Scorpion, the epic campaign for Rocket Age, is already available in US stores, but is out in the UK and the rest of the world imminently, so we thought we'd take another look at it!
The Trail of the Scorpion contains a thrilling series of adventures that span the length and breadth of the Solar System, and can be played alone or linked together to form the first Rocket Age campaign!
The Trail of the Scorpion is the first series-long collection of episodes for Rocket Age. It takes our heroes from Venus, to Earth, on to Mars, Ganymede, and finally to the moons of Saturn. Along the way they will discover and fight the machinations of the mysterious Red Scorpion crime syndicate and its shadowy leader. There will be puzzles to solve, battles to win, chases, betrayals, and high adventure.
The meat of The Trail of the Scorpion is made up of six new adventures, taking the heroes from rocket car chases high above New York to the huge trees of Venus, from the arenas of Mars to the strange landscape of Ganymede - you can find out more about the adventures here.
But The Trail of the Scorpion contains far more than just a campaign! It also contains a complete write-up for a new criminal organisation - the Red Scorpion - and its mysterious leader, as well as two more organisations that might prove more assistance to the heroes: the Order of the Scribe and the Great Ganymede. You can read more about them here.
It also contains new alien flora and fauna, such as the Terrolinian Wolf, new equipment, including a guide to 1930s Robobrains, and new rocket ships, including the ultra-light Tiger-class rocket fighter. You can read more about them here.
The Rocket Age team got together with Dan Davenport recently too, talking about The Trail of the Scorpion in great detail. You can read more here.
But don't listen to us talk about it all day - you can download a complete adventure from it here, Tesla's Torch:
Tesla’s Torch starts innocently enough, as Nikola Tesla prepares to unveil his latest adventure. But, in true Rocket Age style, within moments our heroes are racing rocket cars through the streets and skies of New York City – and that’s not even the most exciting bit!
The Trail of the Scorpion is a 128 page softcover, written by Ken Spencer, James M. Spahn, Matthew Haines and Anne Toole, illustrated by Paul Bourne, Jon Hodgson and Scott Purdy.
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Rocket Age Author Ken Spencer in interview about Trail of the Scorpion
Rocket Age Authors Ken Spencer, Anne Toole, Matthew Haines and James Spahn chat Trail with Dan Davenport
Rocket Age Line Developer Ken Spencer talks about Rocket Age adventures
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