The Expanse Roleplaying Game is an Expanse-themed tabletop RPG. It was originally projected to release digitally in November 2018 with a physical release in January 2019.[1] However, the digital version was not released until March 2019 and a physical version was released on May 21, 2019.[2]

It exclusively includes a short story by James S. A. Corey, titled "The Last Flight of the Cassandra".

Overview[edit | edit source]

The game was launched as part of a Kickstarter by Green Ronin Publishing. Less than 24 hours later, it had well surpassed its goal of $US30,000, reaching over $US194,000. Built around the Adventure Game Engine rules used by Green Ronin's other tabletop games, the RPG tasks players with putting themselves into the simmering conflict between Earth, Mars, and the Belt, taking on a variety of roles, from combat operatives to diplomats and venturing out into the stars.[1]

The Expanse RPG is set between books 1 and 2. As readers may recall, there is an 18-month gap between the events of Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War it was decided that'd be the baseline for the RPG. Future books in the game line will cover the events of the later novels[3].

Editions[edit | edit source]

The Expanse RPG comes in a standard edition rule book and a special edition which is a Kickstarter exclusive version of the RPG. Rulebook includes To Sleep Perchance to Dream, an adventure which starts out on Tycho Station.

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Game Master's Kit[edit | edit source]

The Expanse Game Master’s Kit provides essential tables and references for game-play on one side and evocative artwork on the other. It also includes 4 quick reference cards that put the stunts and actions, a combat tracker that to write on, a set of pre-generated player characters, and a complete adventure, The Ganymede Insurance Job, which takes place primarily on Tycho Station and Ganymede.

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Quickstart[edit | edit source]

The Expanse RPG Quickstart is a free PDF to start The Expanse RPG campaign that includes everything from the first game except and has condensed rules to help learn how to play with six pre-generated characters. The Quickstart contains the adventure Cupbearer, which is set on Ganymede.

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Salvage Op[edit | edit source]

Salvage Op is an introductory adventure for The Expanse Roleplaying Game only available as a PDF. It was developed for use in introducing players to the game at various gaming conventions and provided to Kickstarter Backers as a bonus adventure for supporting the development of the game. This adventure is set in the Asteroid Belt.

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Abzu's Bounty[edit | edit source]

Abzu’s Bounty is the first campaign that features a series of six full-length scenarios designed for a new crew of characters in The Expanse Roleplaying Game. They embark on a series of adventures, from a fateful discovery in the rings of Saturn to acquiring their own ship to a deadly confrontation that could change the course of history for the entire solar system.

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Ships of the Expanse[edit | edit source]

Ships of the Expanse is a collection of ship drawings including interior layout for UNN, MCRN, and civilian ship types.[4]

The Expanse is vast, and traversing the space between worlds in the solar system requires a ship. For a crew, a ship is freedom, home, safety, and a source of income, but also a source of responsibility and often debt. Out in space, other ships are potential targets, allies, or threats. The Ships of the Expanse offers details on many of the kinds of space ships characters in an Expanse game might encounter, or perhaps even own. From shuttles and racing pinnaces to lumbering ice-haulers and massive warships, the sourcebook describes them all. Ships of the Expanse also features information on space stations and new rules for maintenance and repair, buying and selling cargo, new stunts and hazards, and much more.[5]
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References


External links[edit | edit source]

Quickstart
  • Green Ronin Publishing - Download (GRR96600e_TheExpanseQuickstart.v.1.2.pdf)
Green Ronin Online Store
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