Jovian ChroniclesA spacefaring mecha RPG¸ set in 2210 after an optimistic expansion into the solar system has founded the ""Jovian confederation"" of space colonies. Earth is now dominated by a central government (""CEGA"")¸ following a long period of depression and unreset caused by pollution and ecological disasters. In 2210¸ CEGA lost a brief war with the Jovian confederation¸ fought over an Earth scientist defecting with the secret of ""cyberlinkage"". It uses the ""Silhouette"" system: a simple dice pool system: roll dice (d6's) equal to skill and take the best¸ and add attribute (-3 to +3). - A description from https://darkshire.net/jhkim/rpg/encyclopedia/ with kind permission of John H. Kim
The Jovian Chronicles is a complete science fiction universe for the Silhouette roleplaying and tactical game system. Inspired by classic science fiction stories and giant robot animations¸ this book will take the players beyond the confines of planet Earth to discover a solar system on the brink of war. The book also contains pre-generated characters and vehicles¸ all ready for use in a roleplaying or tactical campaign. Get ready to enter the twenty-third century and step into the world of the Jovian Chronicles!
With lightning speed¸ Chris spun her Pathfinder about and brought her particle cannon to bear on the incoming missiles. The verniers of her exo-armor swiveled obediently at the quick strokes of her deft fingers and she jerked forward against the restraints of her linear frame as the machine backed up at full throttle. Pressing control keys and twisting command sticks¸ she zigzagged backwards¸ shooting a suppressive hail of hyperspeed ions at the missiles. They detonated in a chain reaction¸ bright balls of light erupting on her screen. She instinctively averted her eyes¸ although the display automatically dimmed the intensity of the explosions. She tapped on a few keys¸ and the stars and ships in the background stopped spinning. So did her machine. All around her¸ the battle raged on¸ blazing beams of energy streaking past the combatants against a backdrop of Jupiter. CEGA and JAF fighters were locked in a deadly dance¸ missiles spiraling around each other as they arced toward their mark. Mammoth ships were slowly coming about to face each other for more lightning strikes. Further behind Jovian lines¸ the point defense systems on Elysée station were hard pressed to counter wave after wave of high-explosive rockets. 'Seek CEGA¸' she whispered¸ and her combat screen came alive at once¸ targeting several enemy Wyverns and Wraiths. She discarded the smaller targets and selected one of the CEGA ships. Her Pathfinder thrust forward on an intercept vector¸ the gees pushing her into her seat. She had to make a difference...
(Werbetext) Welcome to the 23rd Century The sudden explosion sends you tumbling wildly out of control. Frantically¸ you grip the maneuvering sticks¸ struggling with the verniers and apogee thrusters in a desperate attempt to correct your flight vector. Luckily¸ the resistant outer layers of composite laminated armor covering the heavy torso of your exo-armor have flash-vaporized under the megajoule pulse of the enemy laser beam¸ sparing you a cold death in the vacuum of space. Your helmet display shows your new trajectory and the gigantic silhouette of the colony cylinder you are protecting¸ bright pinpoints of light marking the location of the attackers to your left. You react quickly¸ spinning your exo-armor around and raising your right arm to align the targeting crosshair with the most likely vector of your rapidly moving opponent. Your massive battle machine mimics your action¸ its arm-mounted massdriver spewing out a barrage of hypervelocity slugs. A bright explosion in the distance - one down¸ one to go! Better end this fast¸ you think: the gauge