Etherscope Hardcover Rulebook
In 1876, Harold Wallace discovered something that changed the world:
Etherspace. The might of Victorian industry drove forward, breaking down
the frontiers of technology. Steam engines became smaller, weapons became
more powerful, and cybernaughtics replaced limbs lost in bloody imperial
wars. Then mankind learned to step into Etherspace itself.
Now it's 1984. In this alternative world of out-of-control technology,
Etherspace is the new frontier. Punk scope riders fight evil industrialists
while occult investigators war against Etherspace demons. Mysterious System
Agents lurk in the shadows as treasure hunters raid Lemurean ruins for
lost secrets. Jack in, scope up, and get ready, because the options for
an Etherscope game are endless!
Etherscope is a complete OGL role playing game containing everything
you need to create a character, play an adventure, start a campaign, and
Rules Set: Etherscope (d20 Modern variant).
- Nominee, Best d20 Game, 2006 Gen Con ENnie Awards
"Etherscope is a brilliantly original game... It's late December and Etherscope
is a good contender for d20 game of the year."
World, staff reviewer Crothian: 5 stars. "Etherscope is one of the
most unique and compelling settings to come out of the d20 craze."
World, staff reviewer Psion: 4 stars. "The game ends up being the best professional take on a Victorian style steampunk setting I have seen. The setting is an enchanting synthesis between the world of Victorian era superscience and modern, cyberpunk, and horror tropes."
Fan Review: 5 stars. "All in all this book is excellent value for money
(the production values are outstanding!) and I highly recommend it for
a group wanting something genuinely different."
columnist Ross Winn: "It is a gorgeous game. Hardbound with an extremely
evocative cover by Jonathan Hill, the interior art is great, the layout
clear, the printing of good quality. Even the binding seems good."
Game Trade Article: Download the full-color 4-page Etherscope preview
article that appeared in Game Trade magazine! Click
here to download (13 MB PDF).
Preview #1: The Scope: The first look at the Etherscope core rulebook!
This 12-page preview provides you with a broad overview of the Etherscope
itself, providing details on the geography of Etherspace and the scientific
and technological implications. It will whet your appetite to see the game
rules that allow your characters to explore the Scope! Click
here to download! (2.8 MB PDF)
Preview #2: The Enginaught Basic Class: The enginaught is a basic
class in Etherscope, a character as likely to be customizing cybernaughtic
implants as he is providing scope tabs to the counter-culture. This 8-page
preview provides you with a first look at the classes of Etherscope. Click
here to download! (4.4 MB PDF)
Preview #3: Scope-based Skills: Etherscope is a complete stand-alone
role-playing game that includes a skill system derived from the d20 Modern
rules set. This preview showcases two important skills for Etherscope characters:
Scope Resilience and Scope Use. Click
here to download! (4.9 MB PDF)
Preview #4: The World of Etherscope: Etherscope is set in alternate-history
world almost like the one we know -- but not quite. Learn more in this
preview from Chapter V: The World of Etherscope. Click
here to download! (4.9 MB PDF)
Produced in cooperation with Malladins
Etherscope created by Nigel McClelland and Ben Redmond
Designers: Nigel McClelland and Ben Redmond
Additional Designers: Chris Durham and David Schwartz
Writers: Ben Redmond, Nigel McClelland, Christopher F. Allen, Chris
Durham, Mark Charke, and David Schwartz
Developer: Luke Johnson
Editor: Ken Hart
Art Direction and Graphic Design: Shane Hartley
Cover Art Direction: Sean Glenn
Cover Art: Jonathan Hill
GMG17620 (formerly WW17620), 288 pages, hardback, $39.99