The Third Horizon Coriolis Adventures [Call for Players]

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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#1
Fancy playing Coriolis online? Sign up in this thread. Myself, Guvnor and Dom have space for 2-3 more players. Starting in June!

We'll be playing some of the published adventures and into The Emissary Lost campaign.

Fortnightly Tuesday evenings 8-10pm. Tavern Discord and Roll 20 (you just need a reasonable internet connection a browser and headset)

This is Free League's science fiction roleplaying game. Coriolis – The Third Horizon is a role-playing game set in space. There are ships, space stations and starry vistas, just like in any other space-themed RPG. What separates Coriolis from other sci-fi RPGs is first and foremost the social environment, which in Coriolis is strongly inspired by the Middle East. The unique features of the game are listed below.

ARABIAN NIGHTS – IN SPACE
The Coriolis world is inspired by Middle Eastern culture rather than the Western one. Food, music and fashion, as well as religion, philosophy and literature. Most importantly, myths and folk tales from the Middle East deeply entwine with the spirit of the game world. The Third Horizon is a world where ancient myth meets high technology.

THE OLD VERSUS THE NEW
A central theme to Coriolis is the conflict between the Firstcome, the Horizon’s earliest settlers, and the Zenithians, descendants to the second wave of colonists arriving onboard the Zenith. Although the Firstcome had already established their culture throughout the Horizon when Zenith arrived, the Zenithians have grown to dominate more and more in the last decades, through trade, hostile expansion and colonization. The Zenithians’ cultural imperialism is a key factor in the conflict between the Consortium – a Zenithian faction – and the Firstcome Order of the Pariah.

MYSTICISM AND ICON WORSHIP
Worshipping the Icons permeates everything in the world of Coriolis. The religion is the smallest common denominator for peoples of the Third Horizon. The faith is strongest with the Firstcome, especially so among the ranks of the Church of the Icons and the Order of the Pariah. But also the recently arrived Zenithians have in large numbers converted to worshipping the Icons. The level of religious commitment varies of course, from the superstitious hauler crew praying to the Traveller before a portal jump, to missionaries zealously devoted to the holiest of struggles, saving the Horizon one soul at a time.

THE DARK BETWEEN THE STARS
The omens have foretold it, and the clergy preached it for a long time now: the Dark between the Stars – the unspeakable, corrupting force at work in the intersection between civilization and the endless nothingness of space – seems to be real. In Coriolis, the Dark between the Stars play roughly the role of the Devil in Earth’s Christianity.

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First Age

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#13
In all seriousness, how much of the rule book should I read before the game starts?

- Neil.
I'd suggest just a Quickstarter level of background setting is worth reading. Game rules we will discover in play, they are pretty easy.

You will be a classic starter group, towards the bottom of the ladder, but full of promise and stories. And you will have a ship that, with patronage and luck, can take you through the wyrmhole portals to other worlds.

Keep flying!
 

First Age

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#14
We'll be exploring together. We start in the Mira system – the cradle of Firstcome culture, filled with temples, churches and cloister palaces. A straightforward job, or so it seems as you head off to meet your patron.

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Here's a dhol barge traversing the skyway on Mira.
 
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First Age

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#16
Here are our play dates:

4th June - Session Zero: we get the channels working, create characters, talk about our setup and group concept, and the themes we want to explore.

Play Sessions
July 2nd, 16th 30th
August 13th, 27th

We can look beyond this on 27th August if there is enthusiasm for the main campaign.
 
#17
Those dates look okay. Only possibly sketchy one for me might be July 2nd as that is the last week of term for us (private school, everyone buggers off early :p) and things can sometimes get a bit hectic, but if I put it in the diary now, then I can hopefully ringfence the evening.

Are we still looking at 8 to 10pm?

- Neil.
 

Dom

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#18
4th of June may be an issue as I am in the last part of the Esoterrorists that week and it's awkward doing two sessions. If it doesn't work for me then maybe I do a session with you separately to get the character completed?

Play dates look okay at the moment.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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#20
4th of June may be an issue as I am in the last part of the Esoterrorists that week and it's awkward doing two sessions. If it doesn't work for me then maybe I do a session with you separately to get the character completed?

Play dates look okay at the moment.
Sure thing, we can sort something out for you.
 
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