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GIANTS IN THE SANDBOX A Lords of Space SidestoryGAME SYSTEM USED: Mongoose Traveller; ownership or familiarity is not required

WHEN & WHERE PLAYED: online IRC chat, ad hoc schedule; familiarity not required SETTING: the corridor linking the Empire and the breakaway Confederation

STYLE: swashbuckling adventure & intrigue in space with shades of darkness

CAMPAIGN GAME STYLE (4 total for each category) Cinema (2), Realism (2) sandbox Age of Sail in Space with internal consistency & a bit of grit Hack (1), Thesp (3) play is in character & actions have consequences Comedy (1), Drama (3) there is humor but it mainly arises from character play & personality

WHAT HAPPENS (out of 4, 4 being happens every session) Action & Fights (3) brawls, boarding, duels and raids are commonplace

Tea & Crumpets (3) relationships and social events drive society high & low

Character Power (1) lack of riches and power spurs seeking both through adventuring

Building (3) forming alliances and pursuing negotiations are goals

Destroying (2) guns and swords are for more than show & few ships are unarmed

Exploration (2) by now all that is left unknown is hidden, forgotten or occult...and often vital

HOW IT'S DONE Benchthumping

Combat

Diplomacy

Infiltration

Investigation

Medical

Piloting

Psionics

Scholarship

Swashbuckling

Teamwork

CHARACTERS SOME POSSIBLE CHARACTER ROLESagent

alien out to see the 'verse

beat cop

bonded psionic

bounty hunter

bosun

bridge bunny

civil servant

clone

club entertainer

courier

courtier

deckhand

detective

diplomat

disgraced imperial

down on your luck worker

duelist

encyclopedist

exile

femme fatale

followers of the way

freelance reporter

ganger

guild member

hotshot pilot

house servant

informant

lodge occultist

medical doctor

minor power liaison

miracle worker

naval officer

politico

rebel

revivalist

rogue teep

scientist

space marine

spy

scoundrel

sutler

traveller

triad operative

turncoat

waif

war vet

war widow

TAGLINE For your country, your sweethearts, and the prize! - Lucky Jack Aubrey in Master & Commander