Augusta Universalis is a sci-fi RPG that takes a fantastical look at what would’ve happened if the Roman Empire hadn’t just not fallen, but actually thrived and became super advanced in science and technology, reaching out into the stars and colonizing other worlds the way it did with land around the Mediterranean. But not everything is peaceful, and a strange, alien thing is lurking at the edge of space. Will the Empire survive against this new version of barbarian incursions? The game is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
It’s the year 2771 a.U.c. (ab Urbe condita – from the foundation of Rome, our 2018 AD), the Empire controls not only the entire Earth but also numerous other worlds, both inside and outside our solar system.
War cruisers travel for millions of kilometers using the Limes Orbitalis that artificially curves space-time from the orbit of distant planets.
The new syncretistic philosophy of the Logos has extinguished the religion wars.
A council of Caesars from all over the planet form the Imperial Senate, presided by a single Augustus, chosen by the previous emperor.
Most of the inhabitants of the Empire live in a utopia of social justice, progress, and peace.
… what could possibly go wrong …?
“Milites”, to arms! Come together under the banner of the Roman Humanity!Wear your “Tecnolorica”, activate your “Systemata”… ready yourself for the impact!In the cold, sidereal landscapes, something sinister, terrifying, alien to this universe lurks… but we will defend the Empire from its fearsome enemies, or we will die trying!
The campaign is up and running now with 13 days left to go.