Mothership is a sci-fi horror roleplaying game where you and your crew try to survive in the most inhospitable environment in the universe: outer space! You'll excavate dangerous derelict spacecraft, explore strange unknown worlds, exterminate hostile alien life, and examine the horrors that encroach upon your every move.
Easy to Play. Hard to Survive.
Mothership is designed from the ground up to be intuitive to run and easy to play, no system-mastery required. For players, our simple d100 Panic Engine ensures that you always know how likely you are to succeed at any given task (not very).
Never Miss a Beat
For Wardens (GMs), we've made rules easy to reference, and designed everything to fit into clean "control panel" style spreads. That means if you're looking at the combat rules, everything you need to know fits on the two pages open in front of you, no more flipping around to find all the edge cases for a simple question.
Jump Right In
Even the character sheet makes things easier: Mothership RPG has a custom charactersheet on Roll20 including all the information needed to create and play a character, meaning veteran players can zoom through creating a new character when their old character gets shredded by a deadly mutant xeno, and new players can get up and running without having to read through an entire player's guide. All this with minimal supervision from the Warden who is probably busy last-minute prepping tonight's session/ordering pizza.
What People Are Saying
"This thing walks to the line of usability/ performance art, looks down at, and does a jig on it with its tongue hanging out waggling, eyes all googley, while flipping the world off with both hands."
— Ten Foot Pole
"What a great game. What an impressive achievement for a single designer/writer/layout artist/illustrator! I cannot say enough great things about Mothership. I want you to go buy it right now."
— Dungeons & Possums
"Such a great example of design in RPGs... If I was gonna run a sci-fi horror game this is the only game I'd use.... Strongly recommended."
— Ben Milton, Questing Beast
Ennies 2019 - Best Game - Gold
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