SciFi


Director’s Briefing – May 2019

  If you would like to receive the Director’s Briefing straight to your inbox each month, you can sign up to our mailing list HERE.     Welcome   To the ninety-sixth Briefing and fifth scheduled Briefing of 2019. Apologies for its lateness – the semester workload went supernova in the last few weeks – and for the extreme brevity – I have just entered the gap between the end of semester teaching and the arrival of marking/June teaching, so I am sure you would rather I focused on getting projects complete than a lengthy Briefing!     Licenses   I still have a specific license to write for a science-fiction setting, so that we can publish it for HARP and its creator can use it for fiction.     RMU   Aaron remains sane with RMU Creature Law. Graham Bottley is rolling up his sleeves to resume work on a RMU Lite version.     HARP Fantasy and HARP SF   The editorial list of requests for change on HARP Beyond the Veil is with Jon Cassie.   I

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Breachstorm – Wargaming Recon #228

Breachstorm is the sci-fi tabletop miniatures wargame pitting teams of elite special operatives against each other to complete exciting and action-soaked asymmetrical objectives.  Trevor Attridge, creator of Breachstorm, discusses the game.  Along the way we meander into comedic tangents. Be sure to back the Breachstorm Reloaded Kickstarter project and check… Read More» The post Breachstorm – Wargaming Recon #228 appeared first on Wargaming Recon.

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Planet profile: Seccanoe

For those of you playing Spacemaster or HARP-SF, I thought this outline of a new planet might give you some inspiration or serve as a backdrop for your next adventure.   Name: Seccanoe Diameter: 14,037km Gravity: 1.2 g Distance from sun: 0.87 au at its closest 1.42 at its furthest Year: 1.13 Earth years (412 Earth days) Rotation period: 21.25 hours Atmosphere: Oxygen rich with carbon and nitrogen Hydrosphere: In ‘winter’ glaciers cover 42% of the surface of the planet with other bodies of water covering a further 5%. During ‘summer’ the glaciers only cover 17% with a further 72% of the planet covered in water. Climate: Extremes of hot and cold depending on season Population: Seccanoe is a rocky planet with an oxygen rich atmosphere orbiting a yellow dwarf star. The star is similar in size to the Earth’s sun but slightly more massive. Seccanoe is one of only three planets orbiting the star and is the closest planet to the sun. Seccanoe has an elliptical orbit with .55 au difference between its closest a

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