Wizards, the real rulers

Wizards are an integral part of many role-playing games. Often they are restricted by rules, such as not being allowed to use weapons, a weak attempt to limit their unimaginable power. If we assume that the people in fantasy game worlds behave at least approximately as people in reality do, then some of the widespread […]

Designing Space Ships – Important Questions

Whether you’re writing a novel, designing a role-playing setting or planning another science fiction project: Spaceships are usually part of it. The most important questions as to how these should look and function concern not only the ships themselves, but above all the cultural and technological developments that must exist as prerequisites for space travel. […]

Building a Star Empire (Part 1)

The heart of every Space Opera novel or setting is a star empire – or better: several of them. But what exactly is a star empire? On Earth we have seen the evolution of many nations and alliances of nations from the Roman Empire to the European Union. Assuming that mankind (or any other intelligent […]


Settings Hier finden sich Informationen und Ideen zu einzelnen Spielwelten oder Hintergründen. Jedes Genre benötigt eine stimmige und passende Hintergrundbeschreibung der Welt und ihrer Bewohner. Je nach Setting ändern sich auch Spielregeln, z.B. die zur Verfügung stehenden Fertigkeiten oder Kräfte. Here you will find information and ideas on individual game worlds or backgrounds. Each genre […]

System Designer Jovian Chronicles Companion 1st Edition

Das folgende Spreadsheet verwendet die System Design Regeln aus dem Jovian Chronicles Companion 1st Edition. Einzelne Werte wurden leicht angepasst, da sich nach den Originalregeln die Modifikatoren für unterschiedliche Accuracy, Rate of Fire und einige Querks faktisch nicht ausgewirkt haben. In der Spalte „JC Calc“ findet sich die Berechnung der Kosten nach Originalregeln, in der […]

Ressources & Tools

This page lists some valuable sources of inspiration and helpful tools that can help you create game worlds or rules. Fantasy Name Generators http://nine.frenchboys.net/country.html (low quality) donjon.bin.sh (good semi-historical results, ok fantasy kingdom names with a Tolkienest touch) http://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/country_names.php (bad results, pretty random, often unspeakable) http://www.namegenerator2.com/country-name-generator.php (limited set of combined old english style names, click often to get […]


Space warfare is totally different from anything people have experienced or developed in history on Earth. The extreme conditions of the universe dictate completely different demands on ships and fleets. Dogfights or submarines have no place in the depths of space, heavily armed capital ships that can perform various roles, dominate the battle theater. In […]