Project Status

Updated: September 12, 2017

Here's a quick report on the status of various projects we have in the works, updated around the beginning of every month or whenever we have news.

Asterisked items (*) are remaining stretch goals for our Transhuman kickstarter.

Most of our hardcover print books falls in the 160-200 page count range. All are also released in PDF formats (and any fiction pieces separately in ebook formats).

Most of our softcover print-on-demand releases fall in the 24-40 page count range. All are also released as PDFs.

Eclipse Phase Second Edition
Hardcover/PDF
Posthuman Studios is pleased to announce: Eclipse Phase Second Edition, will be released this year, after a Kickstarter project (successfully concluded!) and Open Playtest.

We’ve been working on Eclipse Phase Second Edition for a while now, conducting private playtests and refining our approach to the game, the book, and the product line. We’re really excited about folding in the lessons we’ve learned and addressing feedback from Eclipse Phase fans.

We have made five key changes to the game:

  • Faster Character Creation — A package-buy character creation system lets people build characters quickly without missing essentials.
  • Streamlined Resleeving — An aptitude-linked pool system means that skills don’t need to be recalculated when a character resleeves (switches bodies).
  • Updated Gameplay — We've reduced the number of skills and made them easier to acquire. Gear costs are replaced with a system that works the same whether you are buying gear, acquiring it with rep favors, or nano-fabbing. Combat, hacking, and other systems are also updated.
  • Four Sample Teams — Pre-fabbed teams can be dropped right into a game and serve as examples of balanced parties.
  • Redesigned Book — A spread-based organization keeps material close-at-hand with less page-flipping.
Status: Planned print release in Q4 2017.

System Gazetteer
Hardcover/PDF
Capsule: A sourcebook on the key factions and locations of the solar system for Eclipse Phase Second Edition.
Status: Currently in the outline stage. This will be a second edition release.

Crime Book (Final Title TBD)
Hardcover/PDF
Capsule: A sourcebook on transhuman crime, cartels, and running crime-based campaigns.
Status: Currently in the outline stage. This will be a second edition release.

Eclipse Phase Core Book ePub*
ePub
Capsule: The EP core book in ePub format, divided into two separate books: setting and rules.
Status: The setting ePub is available now. The rules ePub is in production.

Quick Reference Sheets*
POD/PDF
Capsule: 6 handy reference sheets and flowcharts in PDF format.
Status: Will be released for Eclipse Phase Second Edition.

Space Combat (Final Title TBD)*
POD/PDF
Capsule: A mini-sourcebook on space combat in EP.
Status: Currently in the rough notes stage.