Tag: Blueshift

Patreon Requested Alien Races | 8 New Monsters for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Every month, I turn to my Patrons over on http://www.patreon.com/dmdave for cool ideas. Last month it was monsters and they certainly delivered. Now, it’s aliens. Here are some of the cool aliens that they came up with to help populate the science fiction campaign setting of Blueshift. Some of the races work best as monsters […]

The Paramount Russell-Class Science Vessel | New Ship for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Paramount is a vehicle and as such has special rules associated with it. Like a creature, a vehicle has six ability scores (Strength, Dexterity, Constitution, Intelligence, Wisdom, and Charisma) and corresponding modifiers. The Strength of a vehicle expresses its size and weight. Dexterity represents its ease of handling. The vehicle’s Constitution score covers its […]

Doctor Kalaxan | New NPC for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

Doctor Kalaxan is the mysterious quest giver in the adventure The Mystery of Hoegar’s Hollow. While he often appears as a wizard that goes by the moniker Kalaxan the Magnificent, Kalaxan is actually a human-like construct known as an android. He was the lead science officer aboard the Paramount when the ship crashed. Construct Nature. […]

The Mystery of Hoegar’s Hollow | New 1st-Level Adventure for Fifth Edition (BroadSword Preview)

The Mystery of Hoegar’s Hollow is a location-based adventure designed for any mix of four 5th-level adventurers. This side quest adventure introduces characters to the science-fiction campaign setting of Blueshift. The adventure works best if the characters have no idea what they are getting into; the science-fiction elements should be a total surprise. Note: this adventure […]

BroadSword Magazine Accepting Submissions for November (Sci-Fi) Issue

Hey there! Are you a Fifth Edition lover? Do you have a cool, unpublished (or even moderately published) adventure lying around? Well, BroadSword Magazine is looking for some awesome content for our November 2019 issue titled Science Fiction. Here’s how you can submit your work: Review the BroadSword Submission Guidelines Write a manuscript explaining your submission. Include the […]

Blueshift 5E | Science Fiction Roleplaying Rules Part 1 – Races

A few days ago, I announced that I would be slowly working my way through a science fiction series now called Blueshift. The basic idea of Blueshift is that it’s a Star Trek style roleplaying game where the players are all members of a space exploration crew. In the last edition, I created a “checklist” […]

Sci-Fi Fifth Edition Rules Quickie Design Notes

I got a little burned out recently. When I get burned out, I don’t stop writing, I just write something different; like a palate cleanser, if you will. In this instance, I thought I might come up with some quickie science-fiction design notes, zip up some easy changes, and throw it all in a PDF. […]

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