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A silhouette blocks the stars, darker than the space it drifts through. Several amber eyes encased in crystal peer out from the shadows. When dappled in light from the closest sun, the remnants of petroglyphs can be seen carved across its hull, hewn from a single black stone harder than steel. The ship has no comms, no transponder, just a pulsating thump within a membrane running through the stone like a vein of ore. A glistening docking umbilical gently sways as it’s pulled behind the vessel, stretching toward anything that approaches, looking to touch, to connect.

The Stone-Flesh Gift is a 40-page TTRPG module with a focus on exploration and body horror, to be played with the Mothership sci-fi horror RPG. The players will wade through the innards of a lost ceremonial offering, an ancient alien bioengineering factory and living ship called the Gift, as they work to avoid its dangers, discover its secrets, and plug their brains directly into its organs to feel their thoughts.

Traverse the organs of the Gift, a ship that eats and breathes and feels your clumsy boots plodding about within it. Let it caress your brainstem to impart its hopes and fears.

Contents:

  • 25 organs/rooms, most with unique thoughts and feelings
  • 12 creatures, hazards, and NPCs
  • 10 diseases and a system to spread them
  • 23 items and materials, along with recipes for most of them
  • a d100 I Search the Body... table
  • a custom ship manifest for the Gift
  • rules for running and repairing the ship's life support, flight controls, FTL capabilities, and digestion

Content Warnings: body horror, violence, gore, disease, addiction, loss of autonomy, themes of reproductive agency

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Mothership RPG is a trademark of Tuesday Knight Games. For additional information, visit www.tuesdayknightgames.com or contact contact@tuesdayknightgames.com.

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If you want more Mothership content, take a look at my one-shot pamphlet about escaping a living weapon experiment gone wrong So You've Been Chump-Dumped.

Or for a horrifying psychedelic one-shot adventure in another simple system, check out The Pried Eye.

For something completely different, have a go at my satire solo journaling game about useless opinion columnists, Serious Reading.

Updated 21 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3 total ratings)
AuthorATypicalFaux
TagsAliens, Horror, mothership, OSR, Sci-fi, Space, Survival Horror, Tabletop, Tabletop role-playing game, zine

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Buy Now$9.00 USD or more

In order to download this module you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $9 USD. You will get access to the following files:

The Stone-Flesh Gift (Spreads).pdf 11 MB
The Stone-Flesh Gift (Pages).pdf 11 MB
The Stone-Flesh Gift: Reference and Worksheets.pdf 2 MB
The Stone-Flesh Gift (Compressed).pdf 3 MB
The Stone-Flesh Gift (Printer Friendly Spreads).pdf 15 MB
The Stone-Flesh Gift (Printer Friendly Pages).pdf 14 MB

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