Fan-created resources for the Hc Svnt Dracones tabletop RPG

All work here is fan-created and is not intended to infringe on the copyright of the creator. We’d love to get new voices! Want to contribute? Drop us a note!

Reference

The Timeline of Everything: An unofficial and complete-ish timeline of HSD’s history
Sol Nights: A compilation of fan-created and officialish holidays and festivals in Sol

Recent Articles

Science Fiction Archetypes, Tropes, and Character Ideas

Call this one a work-in-progress, a "comprehensive" list of character seeds, tropes, and concepts for sci-fi role-playing games, with some loose thematic order. Broadly these are within standard player character power levels, but...no promises. Some clusters lent...

Connecting the Stars

Note: One of my earliest HSD articles, and perhaps a lot more stat-crunchy than was called for! - Corbeau (Net Neutrality map CC license, The Opte Project) In the beginning was the network. Ask a random Vector where the seeds of their culture came from. Most will...

Mechanics and Statistics (1.0)

Getting ready for our chat about the stat grid tonight, the main focus of Episode 4. It's tricky getting clear numbers in a dice system with three variables (dice size [8,10,12], proficiency/training [+0 to +4], stat dice pool [theoretically from 1 to 5, but can go...

New races, families, species, playable whatevers…
Rules and ideas for character creation and backgrounds

Science Fiction Archetypes, Tropes, and Character Ideas

Call this one a work-in-progress, a "comprehensive" list of character seeds, tropes, and concepts for sci-fi role-playing games, with some loose thematic order. Broadly these are within standard player character power levels, but...no promises. Some clusters lent...

Strange NPCs,
mini-missions, plot seeds, etc…
MegaCorps, minicorps,
spin-offs, etc…

Connecting the Stars

Note: One of my earliest HSD articles, and perhaps a lot more stat-crunchy than was called for! - Corbeau (Net Neutrality map CC license, The Opte Project) In the beginning was the network. Ask a random Vector where the seeds of their culture came from. Most will...

Exotic Options: Minicorps, Zombies, and more

The Megacorps have the weight of society behind them: Big Seven builds corptowns, shape planets, and define the terms of vector life. Even so, they aren't the only options. They may be the only viable options—nothing short of a planet-spanning corporate empire has the...

Mode!

At this point, Pulse is a sprawling media empire 600+ years old. MarsCo is literally as old as creation. Not to say anything bad about Big M, if you need a pair of really comfortable shoes and a kemeta that says "looks like ₢10 but it's really free with my...

Parallax: A Pulse subsidiary for Hc Svnt Dracones

(c)2017 by Corbeau (excuse the "XXX", this is meant to be part of a larger item and I've got placeholders for page references) Forget the moon landing. What launched the race to Mars was the...

Connecting the Stars

Lightstream: An ASR/Pulse/Spyglass operation servicing SolNet, and some suggestions for information transfer rules

A catch-all category for deep thoughts and musings about HSD and its world(s)

Tidings of Great Buy: Religion in Hc Svnt Dracones

An incoherant little essay on the place of religion in Sol... “There are still religions, both new and old. The concept of God has had a few alterations made to it as the map has expanded, but if anything the bold new frontier has only bolstered the spiritual need for...

A Game of Shares – Adventures in Investment Brokering in HSD

A Game of Shares Thoughts on how stock trading and ledgers influence the world of HSD note - this was written before Sound and Silence was released, and that book has a lot of info on the economics of Sol. Maybe I'll expand this eventually... Whether they know it or...

Creative writing set in the HSD universe
Crunchy dice-rolling and systems stuff

Connecting the Stars

Note: One of my earliest HSD articles, and perhaps a lot more stat-crunchy than was called for! - Corbeau (Net Neutrality map CC license, The Opte Project) In the beginning was the network. Ask a random Vector where the seeds of their culture came from. Most will...

Mechanics and Statistics (1.0)

Getting ready for our chat about the stat grid tonight, the main focus of Episode 4. It's tricky getting clear numbers in a dice system with three variables (dice size [8,10,12], proficiency/training [+0 to +4], stat dice pool [theoretically from 1 to 5, but can go...

Base Drives: House rules for Motivations and Compulsions

 Placeholder for a work-in-progress article, this should grow over the course of the week...In the meantime, please excuse the gibberish None of this is to say the Motivation mechanic is broken. It's a clean mechanic for establishing and rewarding a baseline...

Difficult to classify reference works for HSD
Equipment, inventions,
and other sci-fi goodies

Connecting the Stars

Note: One of my earliest HSD articles, and perhaps a lot more stat-crunchy than was called for! - Corbeau (Net Neutrality map CC license, The Opte Project) In the beginning was the network. Ask a random Vector where the seeds of their culture came from. Most will...

Connecting the Stars

Lightstream: An ASR/Pulse/Spyglass operation servicing SolNet, and some suggestions for information transfer rules

Expanding and developing the world(s) of HSD

A Year on…Mars

Editor's Note: Vectors and humans extensively terraformed Mars to make the environment hospitable. Later, Venus was radically transformed by Vectors, who replaced its atmosphere and even changed its rotation. overall, it's quite similar to Terra, though with harsher...

Tidings of Great Buy: Religion in Hc Svnt Dracones

An incoherant little essay on the place of religion in Sol... “There are still religions, both new and old. The concept of God has had a few alterations made to it as the map has expanded, but if anything the bold new frontier has only bolstered the spiritual need for...

Exotic Options: Minicorps, Zombies, and more

The Megacorps have the weight of society behind them: Big Seven builds corptowns, shape planets, and define the terms of vector life. Even so, they aren't the only options. They may be the only viable options—nothing short of a planet-spanning corporate empire has the...