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Elite: Dangerous Role Playing Game (ED RPG)

A project in Groombridge, UK by Oliver Hulme - Spidermind Games
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Role Playing the Elite: Dangerous way. Take control of your own spaceship and forge your own destiny in a cut-throat galaxy.
Backers: 1193
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Funded: £86,914 of £45,000
Dates: Jan 16th -> Mar 8th (51 days)
Project By: Oliver Hulme - Spidermind Games
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Latest News

Elite Dangerous pen-and-paper RPG returns to Kickstarter

March 7th - via: eurogamer.net
The Elite Dangerous pen-and-paper RPG has returned to Kickstarter after a copyright complaint went dead. (Read More)

The copyright row that poleaxed the Elite Dangerous pen-and-paper RPG

February 14th - via: eurogamer.net
The Kickstarter for the Elite Dangerous pen-and-paper RPG was put on hold after a copyright claim sent just five days before the crowdfunding effort was due to end. (Read More)

Elite: Dangerous pen-and-paper RPG stymied by intellectual property dispute

February 11th - via: arstechnica.com
Complaint alleges infringement of 1984 Elite game's copyright. (Read More)

EDRPG and the Moray Starboat

February 10th - via: kickstarter.com
For anyone who played the original Elite, back in the early 80's will remember the novella that came with the book. The Dark Wheel really brought the world of Elite alive for the reader.  One of my favourite parts was the evocative description of... (Read More)

Last Wishes by Allen Stroud

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 8 - Passenger Missions Anyone? I post an advert: PASSAGE REQUIRED for Albert Sellis to CASTELLAN BELT, LAVE, 28 Jan 3303 from Gotham Park, Alioth. Arrive by 30 Jan 3303. HIGHEST PRICES PAID. Those commanders sat in their ships, plugged in to... (Read More)

Alien Wreckage Investigated

February 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Since the discovery of alien wreckage, it wasn't long before government organisations (and others) began their own research into these unknown craft. Click on Image for full size   Another sneak peek at a Kevin Massey creation. Just a tiny glimpse... (Read More)

Last Wishes by Allen Stroud

February 8th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 7 - Docking Permission Granted Gotham Park Station has seen better days, but the passenger terminals are clean and functional. My ID is passed without comment and I make my way through into the merchant quarter, amongst the rest of the... (Read More)

ObsidianAnt hosts EDRPG

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
The velvet voice himself, ObsidianAnt hosted a question and answer session with Oliver Hulme (Lead Writer) Jon Lunn (Producer) and Allen Stroud (Author and World Builder). The questions being taken from a forum thread set up on the Elite: Dangerous... (Read More)

Last Wishes by Allen Stroud

February 7th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 6 - In Flight Service Someone clears their throat. I look up. It’s the attendant from before. “Wait a minute, this isn’t what it seems I—” “He attacked you,” the attendant says. He takes out a small metallic device and points it... (Read More)

Sneak Peek - New Bio Mods Artwork

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a Sneak Peak at some new artwork by Kevin Massey - Bio Mods. This one is the Bathawk; Read about this and other scientific horrors over on the EDRPG Dev Blog.    (Read More)

Last Wishes by Allen Stroud

February 6th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 5 - Time for some questions. “Maybe we should start this conversation again. My name is Andres Dexter. Who the fuck are you?” The man grunts and shifts his head so he can reply. “Why do you care?” he says. “You got what you... (Read More)

Slower moving ships have no chance in dogfights - or do they?

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Steven Swaby, one of our backers and all round legend (he must be, he backed our project) has been exercising the playtest in further adventures for his players and has come across a question about dogfighting: We have been stretching what we... (Read More)

Where will your loyalty lie?

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
Player groups are one of the pillars of the Elite Dangerous community, whether you are a Federation leaning trader or an Imperial bounty hunter, many players pin their colours to the mast. The same will be possible in the RPG but who will your... (Read More)

ObsidianAnt hosts EDRPG

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
For anyone who is a member of the Elite Dangerous community or who has browsed YouTube for videos on the computer game will already be very familiar with the name ObsidianAnt. The most popular YouTuber and commentator on the world of Elite Dangerous,... (Read More)

Last Wishes by Allen Stroud

February 4th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 4 - Trouble There’s a noise at the far end. A man gets up from the seats by the door and glares at me. It seems I’m not alone after all. He’s wearing overalls, the sort a tech or maintenance man might wear. He’s coming this way,... (Read More)

New Crunch Friday Post

February 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Head over to the Dev Blog and check out the new Crunch Friday post. This week Oliver runs you through just how easy it is for GM's to generate NPC's and to roll up new adventures.    (Read More)

Last Wishes by Allen Stroud

February 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 3 - Passengers “Ladies and gentlemen, we have cleared the atmosphere and established a temporary orbit. You may unfasten your harnesses and move to the observation window to get a last look at Argent’s Claim as we depart.” There’s... (Read More)

Last Wishes by Allen Stroud

February 1st - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 2 - Pandora Admiral Laurell must be nearly a hundred years old, but she doesn’t look a day over forty. Terraform sickness affects the usual medical reformat treatments here, a side effect of the Empire’s rush to colonise this place.... (Read More)

Last Wishes by Allen Stroud

January 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We have had 'The Unexpected Guest', 'The Wreck' and 'Live Bait' and now we have the latest short story and adventure hook to flow from the creative amazingness (yes it is a word!) of Allen. Once again a huge thank you to him for these great stories;... (Read More)

Live Bait by Allen Stroud

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 7 - The Final Installment Brann follows me into the passenger cabins. We clump into my room and I seal the door behind us.   “They likely to be listening?” I ask.  “Doubt it,” Brann says. “This ship's mostly outfitted for cargo.... (Read More)

Q&A from the German RPG Community

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Comments board regular Markus recently asked if he could arrange for a Q&A for the German RPG community, that he would then post on some popular German speaking RPG forums. This he has done, so head on over to:  or you can read about our game... (Read More)

Live Bait by Allen Stroud

January 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 6 - The Escape “You best tell us what we're into.”   We're out of hyperspace. An unfamiliar sun fills the viewscreen with white light. The captain's chair is turned towards me. Three crew, pilot captain, co-pilot and a tech/engineer,... (Read More)

New Artwork - Engineers & Atmosphere?

January 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Whether you are off to visit an engineer on an Earth Like World, taking a closer look at an abandoned minehead that doesn't look abandoned or visiting a research facility out in the Border Worlds - we are working with our artists to bring these... (Read More)

Live Bait by Allen Stroud

January 29th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 5 - The Escape “Seals secure. Re-pressurising.”   The cold and emotionless computer tones echo around the airlock. There's no gravity here. My body feels clumsy, the magnetic contacts on my boots, holding me to the deck. Imperial luxury... (Read More)

Live Bait by Allen Stroud

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 4 - Quid Pro Quo Mattias turns away and from nowhere, the attaché appears at my side.   “Time to go,” he says. “Don't forget the recognition code,” I say, to the Proctor's back. He doesn't acknowledge me.   I'm walking away, back... (Read More)

Crunch Friday - Pimp My Cobra

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
The latest Crunch Friday piece looks at the customisation of your ships in the RPG and how this compares to the computer game.  www.edrpg.co.uk/blog  (Read More)

DriveThruRPG Weekly Newsletter

January 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Our friends over at DriveThruRPG, the largest RPG Download Store, were kind enough to feature our standalone adventure 'The Worst Intentions' as their 'Free Product of the Week' in this weeks newsletter.  If you haven't yet got yourself a copy, then... (Read More)

Live Bait by Allen Stroud

January 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 3 - It is all about trust. Mattias' smile widens as his hand closes on the case handle. I haven't let go, which means he has to get close, very close to me.   “Dentara Rast is no more, Katia Rast is no more. The Valhallan Liberation Army... (Read More)

Live Bait by Allen Stroud

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 2 - Introductions are made The attaché clicks his heel as he walks. A subtle, deliberate sound to attract attention. The other man turns. He's much older than me, a resident of those ageless decades between sixty and decline, with steel grey... (Read More)

The Short Stories

January 25th - via: kickstarter.com
We have been very lucky since the launch of Elite Dangerous Role Playing Game and the KS campaign, to have been supplied with some amazing short stories by author, world builder and Elite fan, Allen Stroud. As well as 'The Wreck' and the new serial... (Read More)

Live Bait by Allen Stroud

January 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 1 - An introduction to the Rast Family “My name is Kendra Rast.”   I hold out my right hand. The man takes it, shakes it with a light, gloved grip of his own. His eyes betray no change of mood and I'm pleased at that. Nice to finally be... (Read More)

The Wreck by Allen Stroud

January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 8 - Its incredible if its true There's something in the background over the channel, a muffled alert. “Everything all right?” I ask.   “Everything's fine, I...” Tillerton goes quiet for a minute then says. “Anna, get back here,... (Read More)

Latest Sneak Peek - Rolling up your character

January 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Sneak Peek Monday - Head over to the Dev Blog where you will find a detailed run through of rolling up a character.    (Read More)

The Wreck by Allen Stroud

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 7 - A bit of clarity Suddenly, it all makes sense. Tillerton's out here after a legend that met a myth. Generation ships were sent from Earth centuries ago. They were how the first worlds were colonised. Back then, hyperdrive capable craft... (Read More)

Distribution by Modiphius

January 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
After a suggestion from Shane, here on the KS page, we are reassuring everyone that our distribution is being handled by Modiphius - along with a few other things. As many of you already know, Chris and his team at Modiphius have a well established... (Read More)

The Wreck by Allen Stroud

January 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 6 - So what is this really about? I read the words again.   Port dock registered. Location unknown.   “Captain... There's something wrong with this.”   “What does the log say?”   Tillerton sounds excited, like I've bought him a... (Read More)

We've Done It - This RPG is happening

January 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Only 6 days in, we have reached our target and Elite Dangerous Role Playing Game is now a reality! Thank you to everyone who has made this possible. So what's next? Keep an eye on the site as we will soon be including the option to buy stand alone... (Read More)

Beasts of War review EDRPG

January 21st - via: kickstarter.com
Check out this weeks episode of 'Weekender', the Beast of War talk EDRPG and their memories of the original Elite and Frontier on the Amiga.  (Read More)

The Wreck by Allen Stroud

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 5 - Time to take a look around The space opens out. It's massive, crammed with racks full of containers. Not as big as the Lakon's hold when she's empty, but plenty big enough.   “Looks like they were fully loaded,” I tell Tillerton.... (Read More)

Don't Split the Party? - Its Friday Crunch Time

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Following a question here about the types of adventures player can have in their own ships whilst flying in a wing, Oliver got scribbling and has posted his musings over on the Dev Blog for this weeks Crunch Friday. Don't Split the Party? 'Just how... (Read More)

So how do we differ from Traveller?

January 20th - via: kickstarter.com
John Dodd, RPG guru and the man who drives the UK Games Expo looks in to the key differences over on his blog The Ghost Without a Shell 'Traveller for me was all about a group of people in a single ship forging their way out in the universe and... (Read More)

Kickstarter Launched for Elite: Dangerous RPG

January 20th - via: mmoexaminer.com
The modernized version of Elite: Dangerous has inspired a Kickstarter campaign that will bring RPG elements to the series. (Read More)

The Wreck by Allen Stroud

January 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 4 - On Board the Aldus. Once inside, The Aldus wreck is dark, but free from further obstruction. I switch on suit illumination and make for the cargo bay whilst Hanson and Saunders head for the bridge and Biggs goes to Engineering.   I... (Read More)

Frontier Developments give the thumbs up to Add Ons

January 19th - via: kickstarter.com
A few days ago, a couple of backers asked about the non-book add ons and why we weren't offering them for sale separately to their current bundles. Things like the T-Shirt, Automatic Pencil etc. Although nothing will be offered until the target of... (Read More)

The Wreck by Allen Stroud

January 18th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 3 - What will they find? Momentum carries me after the rest. There's no sense of deceleration, no sound of the clip moving on the line. Fragments of metal glance off my helmet and suit. Any one of them may be sharp and tear through the... (Read More)

Translation into other languages

January 18th - via: kickstarter.com
A question that has been raised here and on Twitter is whether we have any plans to translate the Core Manual into any other languages. We would love to and will be happy to explore this, should the KS be successful. Stretch Goals and a more organic... (Read More)

The Wreck by Allen Stroud

January 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 2 - Continue the search with the crew of the 'Ocular' I'm in the airlock. The three sullen faces of Biggs, Saunders and Hanson are hidden behind their helmets, just as my grin is hidden behind mine. There's a faint hiss as the outer door... (Read More)

Website, Social Media and Forum Banners

January 17th - via: kickstarter.com
There is a selection of EDRPG banners on the 'Whats in the books' page of the website. Please feel free to use: tinyurl.com/edrpgks to link them to this page. Keep the excitement going!    (Read More)

58% funded as we come into our second day...

January 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Let this awesomeness continue! (And yes that is a word, we are 'Prefessionals' after all) Thank you to everyone. To all our backers, all those commenting here, on twitter, on facebook and over on the Elite: Dangerous Forums The Core Manual has taken... (Read More)

The Wreck by Allen Stroud

January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Episode 1 - Look out for our daily instalments and follow the progress of the crew of the Ocular as they search deep space for something rather special... “There she is!”   The Ocular - a Lakon Type-9, shudders as we decelerate. I clump through... (Read More)

Postage added on after the campaign

January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
'It says that shipping is added automatically. I chose the £90 level, but no shipping cost was added. Living in Norway I expected £25.50 to be added. Question: Do I have to add shipping manually in this case?' Hi Gimi, you can calculate an... (Read More)

Add On's are possible

January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
'Hi all just a question to clarify... I am currently at the £100 mark to get a collectors core book... doesn't seem one can upgrade directly from there to add specific features... i.e. One could go for the £240 level to get collectors pencil and... (Read More)

We've Launched!

January 16th - via: kickstarter.com
Lovely start, even having one person pledge £240 before we officially launched. Best use of the f5 key in our opinion.  We look forward to updating you regularly and if you have any questions please do post them up and we will get to you as soon as... (Read More)

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