The Trail of the Scorpion: Even More than Just Adventures

We’ve talked a fair bit about the six adventures that form The Trail of the Scorpion campaign, and on Monday we talked about some of the organisations found in its appendices. But that’s not all that the latest Rocket Age sourcebook contains – in today’s post we take a look at some of the new equipment and monsters found within it.

The Trail of the Scorpion for Rocket Age is available for pre-order at our webstore now! All pre-orders come with a complementary PDF. The Trail of the Scorpion is also now available as a PDF only. If you pre-order at a participating brick and mortar retailer you can get the PDF as part of the Bits and Mortar program.

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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. But did you know that the sourcebook also contains two sizeable appendices packed with new rules, organisations, creatures and plot hooks to use in your campaign – not just in The Trail of the Scorpion but to any Rocket Age player or GM.

Over the course of The Trail of the Scorpion, the heroes encounter all manner of different alien critters. But your heroes don’t have to be playing one of the adventures included in this book for you to set these critters on them! Our favourite of these – and certainly the weirdest – is the Terrolinian Wolf, one of the top predators on Ganymede. Unlike its Terran namesake, the Terrolinian Wolf is not a mammal but a type of carnivorous fern. Unlike Terran ferns, however, these plants stalk through the forests as deadly packs! Weird, huh? Take a look yourself:


As well as weird plants, there are all manner of new pieces of equipment, vehicles and rocketships for your players to use too. Amongst these are the US Rocket Corp’s new Tiger-class rocket fighter designed for launching attack runs on larger rocketships and the Nazi’s Panzerschreiter Skorpion, an experimental six-legged tank designed for city fighting. There’s even a whole page about robobrains and cutting-edge 1938 computer technology. All great stuff that your players are bound to find an inventive use for!

About The Trail of the Scorpion

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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 Trail of the Scorpion contains six new adventures. The book also contains complete write-ups of three new organizations, including the Red Scorpion crime syndicate and its machinations, along with plot hooks, new weapons and equipment and even some strange new creatures to encounter.

This 128-page book contains:

  • Six thrilling adventures, each of which can be played on its own, or as part of a linked campaign, that take in the length and breadth of the Solar System.
  • Detailed background on the Red Scorpion Crime Syndicate and its machinations throughout the Solar System… and beyond!
  • Two new organisations to help or hinder our heroes – the Greater Ganymedians and the Order of the Scribe.
  • New equipment, including the latest development in robobrain technology.
  • New creatures, from the strange botanical Terrolinian Wolf found in the forests of Ganymede to the huge White Tree Grubs native to Venus.

The Trail of the Scorpion is 128 pages, black and white, softcover – available for pre-order now. PDF also available from RPGNow.

Written by Ken Spencer, Matthew Haines, James M. Spahn and Anne Toole, with art and design by Paul Bourne, Jon Hodgson and Scott Purdy.


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