Monday, July 8, 2013
Marine Space: A Half-Parody Setting of Grim Dark Submarine Adventure
Earlier this year Games Workshop made waves by being a little too adamant about protecting their trademark of the phrase "Space Marine." This lead to no shortage of snarky comments from people in the gaming industry, including one from James Raggi, creator of Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Basically, Raggi mused on creating a setting called Marine Space in which players explore the grim darkness of the ocean depths.
I liked the idea, so I actually threw together a player's guide for the hypothetical setting. I'm not sure if it's a loving parody of WH40K or just an steampunk adaptation. In any case, I think it would be a lot of fun and a good way of running a WH40K game without having to worry about the metric fuckton of lore in the original setting. All you need to know about Marine Space is in the 7 page player's guide.