A Nocturne is my hard-ish sci-fi Forged in the Dark game about a ragtag band of trans- and post-human weirdos traipsing across the stars in their slower-than-light hunk-of-junk spitter craft. It’s got space hulks, guns the size of cities, the horrors of deep space, rampant hyper-capitalism, uplifted animals, spacecraft that eat other spacecraft, and cryptic alien idiot-gods.
It’s set in the Panhuman Diaspora, and allows you to generate your own star cluster sandbox for a campaign, but it also comes with a default starter cluster: The Ram’s Horn, a collection of diseased stars wracked by ancient wars, obscure cults, and the dominion of the Vordian Empire, a panhuman offshoot trapped forever inside their pressure suits, dreaming fascistic dreams of recreating the universe in the image of an imagined Old Earth.
I’ve been working on it off-and-on for over two years now, in one form or another, and the current version, 0.9, is up on itch for purchase! I’m currently working on v1.0, which will hopefully make A Nocturne into a fully-fledged standalone game, and will also have some sexy AF layouts and art to boot. The whole thing is 100% me through-and-through, so it’s taking time, but I’m very happy with the results thus far. Here are some previews!
Oh, and because this is Forged in the Dark, here’s the theme tune.