The art in this book is beautiful. This book is beautiful. My first time with the cover open, I stopped reading and just flipped the pages, adoring the layout, the binding, the thick glossy cover, and – did I mention the art? It’s really beautiful.
Alpha Omega has all that.
Here’s an excerpt, paraphrased from the setting:
Volcanoes erupted, spewing ash and fumes into the atmosphere and the Earth’s surface was torn open by massive earthquakes. Tsunamis scoured many of the world’s coasts, forcing inhabitants…inland. Storms of never-before-seen power swept the globe. Crops failed and droughts spread…terror…round the world, fueled by…doomsday cults…war erupted. Plagues spread, tearing through even the most developed countries, some the products of biological weapons…the Earth endured the ravages of nuclear and biological terror, bringing humanity to the brink of extinction.
In time, the city states grow in various ways. For example, they grow into arcologies of super science, or redoubts of technology and order. And so, scattered across a planet returned to nature and populated with horrors, we have enclaves of humanity re-ascendant.
How do we know this? Because every war has its deserters, those who stay behind to marry the locals and have children. Recently these children, half alien demi-beings with special powers (Alpha Omega’s ‘magic’ is called Wielding) and a history of secretly dominating human societies, have finally made themselves known. Often immortal, always powerful, they are very concerned about the imminent return of the parent species and the war they bring.
PS The game is also well supported online. Check out their cool web site at: http://www.alphaomegathegame.com/
Want to learn more about Alpha Omega? Read on...
- Atomic Array: Episode 012: Alpha Omega
- Gamer Dome: Interview with Roger Traffler of the NWSEC
- Mad Brew Labs: AO: The Evolution of Sci-Fi Roleplaying
- Gnome Stew: AlphaOmega: How to GM this New RPG
- Mind Storm Labs: Previews of AO Products