Some time ago, before WotC pulled the pdfs, I purchased a copy of The Externals . It consisted of a series of interconnected html documents. The Externals sourcebook reveals to players and Gamemasters alike the heart of the Released as a PDF only following the death of the Alternity line. Star Drive (stylized as Star*Drive) is a science fiction campaign setting that was published in by TSR, Inc. for the Alternity role-playing game. Alternity’s first setting was detailed in the Star Drive Campaign Setting () Professions. 3 Publications. Game books; Novels. 4 References; 5 External links.

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It is modular in design, allowing Gamemasters to reuse the base in future adventures.

Or will they join the ranks of countless other explorers who have never been heard from again? Send encrypted data between star systems?

Your group of heroes is all that ghe between terrorists, the spread of a deadly computer supervirus, and the collapse of the fragile galactic peace concords. Red Starrise “In the a,ternity future, representatives of the Galactic Concord make the first trip to the Verge in almost externaks century. The text traces the voyage of the Concord Survey Vessel Kepler as it visits 14 different star systems around the Verge. It starts at the Kendai communications relay, where the newly formed Galactic Concord hopes to reestablish contact with a frontier region that was cut off at the height of the conflict.

Post ‘s first work for TSR. Both its stardrive and its AI unit had been damaged – the ship could not return home, and as a result it never discovered that the war had ended. The war continued for over years, leaving worlds devastated and nations and alliances in difficult financial straits. This book presents a game universe for heroes to conquer, investigate, and explore.

Star Drive

Parallel universes are not just science fiction – physics and mathematics predict worlds that resemble and perhaps even duplicate out own. But at the heart of all this chaos is a troubled sanctuary: Ferocious, aggressive, and merciless, they have descended on human-controlled space in a slow and steady wave of invasion.


Klick Clack “For the past decade, klicks alteernity struck at the humans of the Hammer’s Star system and then vanished into the depths of space. Visit a dozen fully described worlds, and learn of powerful interstellar empires.

The “stardrive” is a type of hyperdrive that operates on the principles of gravity induction. Archived from the original on Or close your eyes in cryogenic slumber as you cross the galaxy?

Now it offers a whole new range of fhe The Star Drive Campaign Setting book is hardbound with pages illustrated in color. Some of them are just the opposite. Ecternals of the main worlds are also show at a high scale. Threats from Beyond “One Grid Net journalist, known to a legion of Grid users as “Avatar,” has dug through the rumors and conspiracies to get at the truth of the many perils facing the Verge. This page was last edited on 2 Novemberat Tensions between the colonies led to the first galactic war infinally ending in with the emergence of 26 stellar nations.

Create detailed starships, improve your hero’s skills, and enjoy new methods of explosive battle with the ALTERNITY game rules for starships, faster-than-light travel, externxls tactics, boarding, and starship combat. Your actions, your choices, and a little bit of altermity will decide! They may also follow one of the future religions described in this book.

As the vanguard of the powerful star fleet, the heroes command the fast, heavily armed star cutter Shrike.

Star Drive – Wikipedia

Mankind has gained access to faster-than-light technology called the stardrive, a merger of technology between humans and the alien Fraal. This led to a pullback of the humans from their maximum expansion, isolating many colonies. Its secret research into dimensional travel has been sabotaged by fanatics, and the multimillion-dollar facility is now only a bombed-out crater. In order of release the books are:. Wizards of the Coast. An Explorer’s Guidebook provides information for scouts and heroes who dare venture into the unknown.


Jack into the Grid, download Avatar’s reports, and decide for yourself if the External threat is real or the deluded imaginings of a burned-out gridpilot.

Scheme with operatives of VoidCorp, fight against Thuldan Legions, and uncover the mysteries of the frontier. Humanity is no longer the master of the world. Also included are adventure suggestions designed to bring characters and creatures together – whether the heroes are ready to face them or not. The Concord has seized this oppurtunity to take the war to the enemy.

All we’ve been able to do is react to their attacks. This sourcebook provides a framework for interdimensional adventuring in these parallel worlds, including information on how to create and travel through one parallel universe after another. Striking back hasn’t been an option – but that’s about to change. With the aid of some alien artifacts, the heroes must breach the defenses of a dreadnought to end the blockade. In these pages you’ll find details on the station, her occupants, and a description of life and adventure aboard the Lighthouse: Discovering how, and why, is what The Killing Jar is all about.

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Star Drive Campaign Setting. To further stymie efforts to understand this enigmatic species, Klicks captured in combat never survive longer than a few hours—generally because of terrible wounds sustained during their apprehension. Mindwalker, mutant, and cybertech options are included.

Galactic Concord soldiers, accordingly, zlternity to battle Klicks from a safe distance. Much of the material created for this campaign setting was later reused in the d20 Future supplement of the d20 Modern role-playing game. The Killing Jar “An abandoned car, stolen by a desperate thief. Various authors have written novels set in this universe, including Diane Duane.