Upcoming Project: Voidjumpers of Space

Posted by on September 2, 2011

I’m careful to avoid announcing new products until they’re evolved enough that I’m sure I’ll be able to release them.

I have 38 pages and over 10,000 words in this one, so I’m confident now.

"Flying Imp, Elven Spelljammer" by juanosarg on Flickr

Flying Imp, Elven Spelljammer by juanosarg on Flickr

I’m working on a SpelljammerTM adaptation for Dungeons & DragonsTM 4th Edition. Its working title: Voidjumpers of Space.

First, a few definitions:

Spelljammer was a D&D 2nd Edition supplement for running D&D adventures in outer space. Wooden sailing ships flitted through the spaces between worlds.

This will not be Spelljammer with the serial numbers filed off. This is not a one-for-one conversion. My goal is to accomplish the same basic goals as Spelljammer with new, original content.

Here’s what I’ve got so far:

  • Complete ship combat rules
  • 10 types of ships
  • 18 ship-based weapons
  • 7 new monsters
  • 2 new class themes (I’m particularly excited about these)
  • 10 major space-faring societies, including significant individuals and relationships
  • 8 famous locations in space
  • The Starfire Cluster, a group of 6 worlds intimately connected by major leaders and resources, and ready for adventure
  • 5 campaign ideas

I’ve also statted out several dozen specific monsters and potential enemies. I want this to give you plenty of material to work with, which you can either drop in directly or easily modify to suit your tastes.

When will it be released? When it’s ready. I’ve got a lot of playtesting and massaging of the text remaining.

I’ll post more as I firm up the content. Meanwhile, I’m open to suggestions. Let me know what you’d like to see in the final product!

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