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Ghosts of the Nebula

This is part of a series of posts to expand the options for the beta version of Sword of Terra and reveal more of the game’s setting. The rampant lawlessness of far flung star systems was used as a justification for Earth’s Unification War that resulted in the formation of the United Terran Systems, but […]

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The Sonora Project

This is the second in a series of posts I’m planning to expand the options for the beta version of Sword of Terra and reveal more of the game’s setting. Following the Sonoran Declaration, the leaders of the newly formed Confederation of Free Colonies knew that they desperately needed to strengthen their naval forces.  While several former […]

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UTSN Laser Refit Program

This is the first of several posts I’m planning to expand the options for the beta version of Sword of Terra and reveal more of the game’s setting. In the decades leading up to the Great Colonial War, the admiralty of the United Terran Systems Navy was focused on the idea of laser weapons superior to more traditional ballistic cannons.  […]

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Sword of Terra Playtest

I think I have the core rules for my space ship combat game, Sword of Terra, in a pretty good spot right now, so I’ve decided to post a playtest version so that other people can start trying out the game. You can download the playtest pdf here and a pdf with blank tokens here. […]

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Fighter and Bomber Wings

In my first Sword of Terra post, I mentioned that the game focuses on the big ships rather than star fighters.  In fact, this was one of the game’s two basic goals.  That doesn’t mean that fighters and bombers don’t have a role in the game though.  After all, carriers, fighters, and bombers are featured […]

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Sword of Terra: Damage Effects

When working on the Sword of Terra rules, I knew that I wanted damage to be more interesting than just marking off a hull point.  The rules needed to capture the feeling of a ship being crippled from damage well before it is completely destroyed.  In order to accomplish that, I decided on having a […]