Not to be confused.
Beam Saber Beta
A downloadable game
KICKSTARTER COMING MARCH 2020!
Beam Saber is a Forged In The Dark game about the pilots of powerful machines in a war that dominates every facet of life. They are trying to do their part, then get out physically and mentally intact. The organizations that perpetuate The War throughout all of known space are too incomprehensibly huge to take down. There is no “winning” The War, there is only surviving it. Hopefully you can help others get out too.
This game is best played with 4 or 5 players, with one player filling the role of Game Master, and the other players will be the protagonists of the story.
If you'd like to see Beam Saber in play check out my completed campaign: The Cenotaph. You can also find pre-made missions on the Beam Saber Blog! Keep up to date with Beam Saber's development on twitter!
The Beam Saber Quick Start Guide is also available if you want to see, or try, a sample of the rules before buying.
If you would like to have the full version of the rules but can't afford it, feel free to email BeamSaberRPG@gmail.com and we can discuss getting you a download key.
Engage challenges on a titanic scale! Each pilot has a custom vehicle created from the ground up to suit their desires. The base frame can be humanoid, a more traditional vehicle, or something completely bizarre! They can be equipped with holo-projectors, grapnel anchor tools, missiles, and much more. Take advantage of your vehicle's Quirks (such as Loads of Guns, Exposed Boosters, and Ominous Appearance) to more effectively overcome obstacles. Or lean into your machine's faults for XP! Bombard, Scan, Maneuver, and more to deal with threats.
There are several pilot types players can choose from, each facing The War in a unique way, and all have a powerful vehicle to command.
Aces are daring drivers.
Bureaucrats are clever logisticians.
Empaths are compassionate psychics.
Envoys are diplomats and spies.
Hackers are subversive technicians.
Infiltrators are stealthy operators.
Officers are calculating tacticians.
Scouts are pathfinders and snipers.
Soldiers are terrifying infantrymen.
Technicians are chemists, mechanics, and biologists.
The pilots are part of a squad, which is created through a consensus by all the players. Just like a pilot, the squad gets a “character sheet”.
The Consulate spies and politicks.
The Frontlines grind the enemy to dust.
The Logistics deliver the goods.
The Mechanized Cavalry strikes fast and hard.
The Profiteers sell what people can’t get.
The Recon are spies, thieves, and sneaks.
The R&D advance The War’s technology.
The REDACTED neutralize targets.
|Updated||6 days ago|
|Tags||Anime, Cyberpunk, forged-in-the-dark, Local multiplayer, mecha, Mechs, Multiplayer, Sci-fi|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Links||Blog, Patreon, Twitter, Community, Facebook, YouTube, Soundtrack|
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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $30 USD. You will get access to the following files:
- Beam Saber V0.46152 days ago
- Beam Saber V0.4679 days ago
- Beam Saber V0.451Sep 04, 2019
- Beam Saber V0.45Sep 01, 2019
- Beam Saber V0.441Aug 28, 2019
- Beam Saber V0.44Aug 18, 2019
- Beam Saber V0.43Jul 28, 2019
- Beam Saber Adventure ModulesJul 21, 2019
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