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Infinity RPG

Infinity RPG

Monday 9 December 2019
In December 2019 we presented the Infinity RPG Bundle featuring the Modiphius Entertainment 2d20 SFRPG of adventure in the Human Sphere and beyond.

Based on the popular Corvus Belli miniatures skirmish game, Infinity tells a vast story of conspiracy, war, and spacefaring adventure on a dozen planets controlled by ten squabbling factions. Infinity is about covert ops and flash conflicts, dronbots and hellfire cybersystems, and super-soldiers in TAG exoskeletons — quantronics and domotics and the interstellar Maya network. Pirates cruise the shattered planetoids of Human Edge; scientists delve the oceans of Varuna; war correspondents duck gunfire in the twisted emerald jungles of Paradiso; bounty hunters pursue rogue AIs through Nomad motherships; and hypercorps struggle for dominance in the chrome towers of Neoterra. Bodies are transhuman, memories recorded in quantronic Cubes and hosted in artificial Lhost bodies. ALEPH, humanity’s first true Artificial Intelligence, promises either the great hope of civilization, its greatest existential crisis, or both. And from beyond the Human Sphere, the alien Combined Army has invaded, threatening to destroy everything.

Infinity player characters are high-tech agents of Bureau Noir, the secret service of law enforcement agency O-12. Bureau duties take agents everywhere in the Human Sphere. Theoretically Bureau Noir, like O-12 itself, is neutral, its agents impartial and unaligned. In reality the Human Sphere is wracked with factions, and every PC belongs to one. Their loyalties are divided and their personal agendas hidden. The game calls this the “Wilderness of Mirrors.” Infinity scenarios present multiple faction goals as sources of complications and dramatic tension. The gamemaster sets a “paranoia level” (Loyal Agents, Faction United, Diplomatic Immunity, or Deep Cover) to adjust the severity of intra-party conflicts.

Infinity was among the first Modiphius games to adapt its 2d20 house system introduced in Mutant Chronicles 3E, and later seen in Conan, Star Trek Adventures, and John Carter of Mars. In task resolution you roll two d20s, aiming to roll low on each die; low rolls score successes. Tasks require a specified number of successes, and extra successes become Momentum, which you can spend for advantageous effects. Characters can push their luck, rolling extra d20s to boost their chances of success and the Momentum they generate. Each extra d20 comes from the character’s resources, such as talents and items — or it adds to a pool of Heat that represents potential threats. The GM can spend Heat to complicate adventures and make the characters’ lives interesting.

This bargain-priced offer included most of the Infinity RPG line published to date — everything you need for spacefaring adventures in the style of Appleseed and Ghost in the Shell. There were three titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $46) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the full-color 528-page Infinity RPG Core Book (plus the free Quickstart and the character sheets), the scenario collection Adventures in the Human Sphere, and the Infinity GM Screen & Code Infinity: Classified.

Those who paid more than the threshold (average) price also got our entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $44, including the 196-page Infinity RPG Gamemaster’s Guide; the faction books Ariadna and Haqqislam; and the full-length adventure Quantronic Heat.

Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to the charity chosen by Chris Birch of Modiphius, Vision Rescue.