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NOVA6 Core Beta 08

posted by Shane Harsch   [ updated ]

During the prep and run at U-Con we identified some typos, some clarifications here and there, as well as getting the quicksheets and screens posted. 

We also got the proofs of Beta 07 back from the printer and that prompted some formatting changes. We've got another one on the way before we close out work on this for now, so this should be solid. 

This might very well be the last version before our Kickstarter. 

Take a look. Let us know if you spot anything weird, off, or confusing.
NOVA6 Open Forum on FB is a great place to share anything you find.


NOVA6 Core Quicksheet

posted Oct 29, 2018, 12:49 PM by Shane Harsch

Woohoo! NOVA6 Core Quicksheet!

The quicksheet is a reference for you during the game, providing a summary of specific rules that might come into play, as well as some of the few charts that exist in the game. 

The Quicksheet is available in the downloads section in both Letter and Digest sizes. 

There has even been a sighting in the wild of a rare tri-fold, digest-sized GM screen.

NOVA6 Core Open Beta

posted Oct 24, 2018, 8:29 PM by Shane Harsch

Wow, what a year. We started out thinking that our focus was going to be on one thing and then it became another. This is a good thing.

As we worked what we are now calling NOVA6 Expanded, we realized the way players were engaging with the game was through a small side project to simplify NOVA6, especially for convention play. 

The more we worked on the rules the more we realized this streamlined version of the rules was actually the core of the game. This core was the thing we should focus on first before the expanded rules, splat books (like cyberpunk, sorcery, etc.), or really anything else. 

This is now NOVA6 Core

This game is complete and will form the core of the work that we do on NOVA6 moving forward. NOVA6 Expanded is still a thing, and is what we are playtesting to support the new edition of Narosia, but it was definitely important for us to figure out what actually made the game work and put that in as concise a format as we could (and I'm sure our editor will take it to the next level). 

We will be posting character sheets, Themepacks, and other updates for NOVA6 Core to the NOVA6 site as they are completed. 

We would also love to see you at any of the upcoming events we are attending.


NOVA6 Expanded Beta 04 is Here!

posted Jan 15, 2018, 12:38 PM by Shane Harsch   [ updated Oct 25, 2018, 5:39 AM by S Harsch ]

The expanded rules are now feature complete. Any revisions at this point are expected to be more about clarification than actual mechanical revision. 

All of the core elements we intend to cover with these rules are now here and should enable you to run any kind of game, subject to your ability to create any features required for your genre.

We are working on NOVA6 Universal Powers as well as Sorcery and Steel as our first two expansions for the game. This will provide a set of universal effect guidelines and the ability to run a supers game, while Sorcery and Steel is focused on magic, fantasy races, and other fantasy tropes. 

Revised Divine Intervention Cards

posted Jan 3, 2018, 12:14 PM by S Harsch   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 12:16 PM ]

To better support NOVA6, DCC, and other systems, we have revised the card system slightly. This has reduced the size of the deck (making it 33% cheaper) and easier to manage. 

The new rules will be released over the next quarter as part of our upcoming releases (NOVA6 and Village of Gillkas). The cards however are available now and we will make the rules for them available separately as well. 

Revised Cards (full set)

Order Here: $19.99

 
 

Upgrade Cards Only

Order Here: $4.99

   



NOVA6 Expanded Beta 03

posted Nov 13, 2017, 6:56 AM by Shane Harsch   [ updated Oct 25, 2018, 5:39 AM by S Harsch ]

 
NOVA6 Beta 03 is available 

We were just finishing it up before Metatopia, and we now have some additions that will become Beta 04. None of these anticipated changes will change what we've done for Beta 03—most changes are focused on the metagame and some other minor rules. 

Game on!

U-Con 2017 Events

posted Sep 25, 2017, 6:22 AM by Shane Harsch   [ updated Oct 28, 2017, 12:00 PM ]

Awesome slate of events this year! 9 NOVA6 and 3 Narosia DCC.

Plus, Shane will be running panels from 2-6p Friday and Saturday at the con.


Check out the schedule below:


Friday

9a

6937 NOVA6: Those Meddling Kids and the Sleepy Lake Monster, GM: Shane Harsch, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 9a-1p. You come to Blyton Hills, located in the scenic Zoinx River Valley, every summer break and inevitably get involved with some kind of mystery—why should this summer be any different! Using the NOVA6 Accelerated rules, you will be a member of the Blyton Hills Summer Detective Club teenage investigator and dive into mystery. NOVA6: More Fun—Less Rules—Better Story. http://goo.gl/83hrXU $4.00

3p

6471 NOVA6: Who Goes There?, GM: Ryan O'Grady, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 3p-7p. A group of scientific researchers, isolated in Antarctica by the nearly-ended winter, discover an alien spaceship buried in the ice, where it crashed twenty million years before. Think you know the rest? Think again. Experience this classic sci-fi horror story with NOVA6. (http://www.legendsmiths.com/nova6) $4.00

7p

6936 NOVA6: Atomic Sky: Fallout at Kibbie Korners, GM: Shane Harsch, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Friday 7p-11p. Do you have what it takes to stand up to raider scum? Grab your Atom-Boy Wristcomp, your trusty scrap rifle, and wander the fallout of a retro-future atomic wasteland in this irradiated edition of NOVA6: More Fun—Less Rules—Better Story. http://goo.gl/83hrXU $4.00

7p

6911 Dungeon Crawl Classics : Village of Gillkas (Pt 1), GM: Brendan LaSalle, 7 players, No XP/Average, Friday 7p-11p. Meet the residents of the Village of Gillkas and discover the perils and secrets that lie beneath. This three part adventure harkens back to the modules of old using DCC and introduces new players to the world of Narosia by Legendsmiths. No experience necessary, characters provided, and no need to play any of the other parts. http://www.legendsmiths.com/narosia $4.00

8p

6475 NOVA6: Dweomer by Gaslight: Goblin Market, GM: Dale Barnes, 7 players, No XP/Average, Friday 8p-12a. Insane beggars and a missing young woman lead to the shadows of the famous Crystal Palace. The gaslit streets of Victorian London hides horrors and mysteries of the old world mythoi.   The Venatori Umbrorum are the investigators of what goes bump in the nights of 1888, and your team is the one that gets the hard cases - the black sorcerors, trolls, or worse.  Magic and monsters in 19th century England, set in the world of the Dresden Files. $4.00

Saturday

9a

6912 Dungeon Crawl Classics : Village of Gillkas (Pt 2), GM: Brendan LaSalle, 7 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 9a-1p. Meet the residents of the Village of Gillkas and discover the perils and secrets that lie beneath. This three part adventure harkens back to the modules of old using DCC and introduces new players to the world of Narosia by Legendsmiths. No experience necessary, characters provided, and no need to play any of the other parts. http://www.legendsmiths.com/narosia $4.00

9a

6937 NOVA6: Those Meddling Kids and the Sleepy Lake Monster, GM: Shane Harsch, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 9a-1p. You come to Blyton Hills, located in the scenic Zoinx River Valley, every summer break and inevitably get involved with some kind of mystery—why should this summer be any different! Using the NOVA6 Accelerated rules, you will be a member of the Blyton Hills Summer Detective Club teenage investigator and dive into mystery. NOVA6: More Fun—Less Rules—Better Story. http://goo.gl/83hrXU $4.00

2p

6476 NOVA6: Space 1938: Energy Wraiths of Phobos, GM: Dale Barnes, 7 players, No XP/Average, Saturday 2p-6p. Nova Casablanca is a rough place on Mars, with traders, spies, and mercs from all nationalities and professions. When cargo goes missing, the chase leads to the wilds and ancient ruins. Venusian ape-men, tentacled beasts, robo-men invaders - why is it never easy? In the early 20th century, the scientific breakthroughs of Tesla, Einstein and Tsiolkovsky made space flight possible.  In 1930s, the rag-tag crew of the Blackjack will take any job to keep fuel in the tanks.  Sling on your rocket-pack and have your robot Huckleberry plot the course. Roleplaying and humor emphasized in a space-faring pulp action, alternate history pulpy retro-sci-fi space opera planetary romance where Buck Rogers meets Firefly. $4.00

7p

6934 NOVA6: The Haunting, GM: Shane Harsch, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 7p-11p. You are hired to investigate an oldhouse in 1920s Boston—rumor has it that it may be haunted! Experience this classic Call of Cthulhu adventure using NOVA6’s unique approach to investigation, suspense, and action. NOVA6: More Fun—Less Rules—Better Story. http://goo.gl/83hrXU $4.00

8p

6472 NOVA6: Charlie's Chocolate Factory, GM: Ryan O'Grady, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Saturday 8p-12a. It has been 50 years since Charlie Bucket inherited Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory, and he has invited back all of the children for a reunion. How sweet. Right? Come experience a new twisted on this classic story with NOVA6. (http://www.legendsmiths.com/nova6) $4.00

Sunday

9a

6182 NOVA6: An Insidious Inheritance, GM: Clayton Williams, 6 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 9a-1p. After the passing of Lady Beatrice FitzWalter, you have been called to the mansion to discuss the contents of her last will and testament. You go seeking wealth but the cost may get you more than you bargained for. $4.00

10a

6914 Dungeon Crawl Classics : Village of Gillkas (Pt 3), GM: Brendan LaSalle, 7 players, No XP/Average, Sunday 10a-2p. Meet the residents of the Village of Gillkas and discover the perils and secrets that lie beneath. This three part adventure harkens back to the modules of old using DCC and introduces new players to the world of Narosia by Legendsmiths. No experience necessary, characters provided, and no need to play any of the other parts. http://www.legendsmiths.com/narosia $4.00

10a

6935 NOVA6: Those Meddling Kids and the Sleepy Lake Monster, GM: Shane Harsch, 5 players, No XP/Simple, Sunday 10a-2p. You come to Blyton Hills, located in the scenic Zoinx River Valley, every summer break and inevitably get involved with some kind of mystery—why should this summer be any different! Using the NOVA6 Accelerated rules, you will be a member of the Blyton Hills Summer Detective Club teenage investigator and dive into mystery. NOVA6: More Fun—Less Rules—Better Story. http://goo.gl/83hrXU $4.00

Events at GrandCon

posted Aug 22, 2017, 12:38 PM by Shane Harsch

http://www.grand-con.com/
Here are the events Legendsmiths is running at GrandCon

Those Meddling Kids and the Sleepy Lake Monster (Friday 9-1, Saturday 9-1)
You come to Blyton Hills, located in the scenic Zoinx River Valley, every summer break and inevitably get involved with some kind of mystery—why should this summer be any different! Using the NOVA6 Accelerated rules, you will be a member of the Blyton Hills Summer Detective Club teenage investigator and dive into mystery. 

The Haunting (Friday 7-11)
You are hired to investigate an oldhouse in 1920s Boston—rumor has it that it may be haunted! Experience this classic Call of Cthulhu adventure using NOVA6’s unique approach to investigation, suspense, and action. 

Atomic Sky: Fallout at Kibbie Korners (Saturday 7-11)
Do you have what it takes to stand up to raider scum? Grab your Atom-Boy Wristcomp, your trusty scrap rifle, and wander the fallout of a retro-future atomic wasteland in this irradiated edition of NOVA6.

Tomb of Horrors (5E) (Sunday 9-3)
Arguably the most dangerous adventure ever published, do you have what it takes to find the treasures of the Tomb of Horrors and make it out alive? High-level characters provided for this 5th edition D&D adventure. 

NOVA6 at GenCon 50

posted Aug 18, 2017, 7:18 AM by Shane Harsch   [ updated Aug 19, 2017, 5:09 AM ]

We have a smaller presence than usual this year, but if you are looking to try out NOVA6 you can find us at the following events:

Space 1938: Energy Wraiths of Phobos

Saturday 1pm
JW Marriot : White River Ballroom J : Table 4

Nova Casablanca is a rough place on Mars, with traders, spies, and mercs from all nationalities and professions.
When cargo goes missing, the chase leads to the wilds and ancient ruins. Venusian ape-men, tentacled beasts,
robo-men invaders - why is it never easy? In the early 20th century, the scientific breakthroughs of Tesla, Einstein
and Tsiolkovsky made space flight possible. In 1930s, the rag-tag crew of the Blackjack will take any job to keep
fuel in the tanks. Sling on your rocket-pack and have your robot Huckleberry plot the course. Roleplaying and
humor emphasized in a space-faring pulp action, alternate history pulpy retro-sci-fi space opera planetary
romance where Buck Rogers meets Firefly.

Dweomer by Gaslight: Goblin Market

Friday 7pm
JW Marriot : White River Ballroom J : Table 5

Saturday 7pm
JW Marriot : White River Ballroom J : Table 4

Insane beggars and a missing young woman lead to the shadows of the famous Crystal Palace. The gaslit streets of
Victorian London hides horrors and mysteries of the old world mythoi. The Venatori Umbrorum are the investigators
of what goes bump in the nights of 1888, and your team is the one that gets the hard cases - the black sorcerors,
trolls, or worse. Magic and monsters in 19th century England, set in the world of the Dresden Files.


NOVA6 Beta v02

posted Jul 28, 2017, 12:37 PM by Shane Harsch

Here it is! The latest version. We collected feedback from playtesters as well as our own discussion of the rules and put them all into this version. 

If you are curious about the specific changes, check out our change log. 

Otherwise, head on over to the Downloads section and grab the latest copy of NOVA6 Beta v02.

Don't forget to post feedback in our Google+ Community

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