2/8/13 - Our first Adventure Starter the
Flight of the Medusa is now available on the
1/1/13 - Happy New Year!
8/27/12 - Lots of things in this update. First, we released
another update to our web book,
Technology of the
Known Universe. Second, and most significantly we have
Sundered Epoch: Generations Core Rules 5th Edition AND a
preview version of
No Man's Land.
8/24/12 - The Sundered Epoch: Generations
will be demoed during
Necronomicon October 26-28 and
November 16-18. There will be a big announcement at Necro. I hope to see
some familiar faces and meet some new folks.
3/7/12 - We've finally gotten around to combining
Simple 10 Core
Rules with the Expanded Rules. The result is the new and improved Simple
10 v2.0! Get it from the
Simple10 Downloads page.
2/6/12 - Aliens of the Known Universe has been updated
again. You can get the 5th version from our
1/5/12 - In case you are interested in following us on
and "like" us!
1/1/12 - Happy New Year!
11/28/11 - Due to Scribd.com requiring a paid membership
to download documents, we have moved back to hosting our own files AND
using Scribd. This is an unfortunate development and we lose some
metrics as a result, but it is necessary to keep our efforts in the
11/27/11 - Another glorious day in the Corps! We now have
the first version of our book,
of the Known Universe that covers sci-fi greats from Halo,
Aliens, Fifth Element, and more. Get it from the
10/9/11 - Yet more fun and games, and no one has lost an eye - yet!
A new version of the
Aliens of the Known
Universe is now available on the
page. In addition, we uploaded the first version of our
Arms & Armour of the
Known Realms book that includes medieval armor from all
around the world.
9/19/11 - We've been busy! Today we post an
Article on game design focused on
Total Party Kills (TPK).
And not to be missed, the latest
book is now available in the
9/14/11 - A new free download is now available in our
the Known Universe
7/22/11 - According to Scribd.com, our products have been
downloaded over 18,000 in the last two years. This is big news for a
tiny publisher. Thanks everyone for your support!
6/21/11 - It has been more than a year since our last update, but
what a difference a year makes. We have been busy at work creating the
Eastside Project, a new setting built specifically to show off the
things that the SEG system can do. The new setting includes some
significant changes to the Sundered Epoch system. As a result we will be
calling this version 5.0 and spans over 250 pages. Keep an eye out for
previews in September.
5/26/10 - That day has finally arrived! The
Core Rules v4.0
is now available. And for the first time you can
BUY THE BOOK, AT COST! Check out the
Downloads page for more
4/12/10 - With the editing done on the Core Rules, we've been
working on the Advanced Options and have uploaded the Character Creation
3/30/10 - Long time no news. Well that has changed! Since the end
of last year we have been hard at work with getting the Sundered Epoch
system ready for print – yes PRINT! Thanks to print-on-demand you can
finally get your hands on a fully published version of SEG. This version
will forever be dubbed 4.0 and will be available as soon as our draft
copy passes inspection. More details to come.
3/29/10 - To help us track comments and suggestions, all documents
have been moved from our local hosted site to Scribd.com. This means you
can comment on the documents you like, share them, link them, and so
much more. Plus you can get notified of updates to documents if you have
11/27/09 - Hope everyone had a great holiday (for you American
readers, Happy Thanksgiving!). And as a small treat, we have posted up
the latest version of the
Superpowers book. This is a rough copy and you may see some
errors and incomplete sections, but we wanted to get this out there
before the turkey comma kicked in.
11/2/09 - Major changes here! The latest version of the
SEG Core Rules
version 3.60 is here as well as new character sheets, initiative
tracking sheet, and a summary sheet for the Narrator! There have been some fundamental changes to the system so
you will probably want to look at the
Change Log to see what has changed. Get the rules from the
10/29/09 - We've scoured over the Expanded Rules for
Simple 10 and
come up with some changes. So we've released the latest version on the
10/19/09 - Its been a while, but we've been busy with creating
another expansion for
Simple 10! As
always, we like to start off with something familiar so we put together
an Aliens vs. Predator pack to help kick start some ideas on how to use
Simple 10. Go to the
Download page and get it while its
7/8/09 - Fresh from the printing press we have the
Expanded Rules for Simple 10!
It includes expand rules and explanations for character creation,
combat, magic, powers, and more. Get it from the
5/29/09 - True to form, we've found a couple better ways to do
Simple 10 and
have released a minor revision for it. Go to the
Download page to get the update.
4/29/09 - Its been quiet - too quiet! But never fear, we have been
back at work on some new projects including updating the rules for
Simple 10, the
ultra-simple game system that weighs in at only 10 pages (not counting
the new cover art). Additionally,
we're working on some new Adventures
which should be published soon. Oh, and we fixed our email link! Thanks
Andrew for noticing!!! BUT WAIT, there's more!!! We recently started
Star Wars Saga Edition and as expected, we made a new
character sheet that is VASTLY improved over the original one.
12/3/08 - Things have been slowly progressing since last time we
updated the site. Our in-person play-testing has been continuing with a
significant focus on the magic system. But besides all that, we have
another holiday treat! Randal has put together a super-simple RPG for
those of you interested in something easy to learn and play.
Download Simple 10 today!
10/25/08 - Well, since we haven't had any new updates in a while I
figured I would fill y'all in on some stuff. We've added a couple more
online games on
Moody Forums and due to increased demand, we've rereleased
some updates to the Downloads
page. Check out the most recent update to the Skills and
Species rules. And as always - FREE.
3/4/08 - Shadowrun - Go figure, our game group started playing
Shadowrun and I couldn't stand the original
so I made a new one. Check it out on the
2/14/08 - Showin Love - Just in time for Valentine's day, the
latest version change of
- Core Rules has been released. Check out our
1/29/08 - Star Wars - For those of you interested in running a game
of Star Wars with SEG
rules, we have uploaded our unofficial
version of equipment, aliens, and descriptions of the force.
9/9/07 - Core Rules Updated -
Book 1 of the game
system has been updated to version 3.55 and is full color and fully
illustrated!!! Several small items have changed including Encumbrance,
Exhaustion, and a new skill group called Moxie which replaces the old
9/9/07 - Book 2 Previews - We have uploaded several updated
previews from the
Book 2: Advanced Options rules. The skills preview has been
updated and the Non-Human Species section is brand new! Lots of good
ideas to play with in that chapter.
8/29/07 - New Live Chat - Got a question for Randal? Need some
clarification on the rules? Well we just added a live chat capability to
the website. Check it out on the top left of the page. If we're
available, we'll answer your question right away.
5/8/07 - Message Forum - Thanks to Dark and Moody Forums, we now
have a message board for the Sundered Epoch! Check it out
5/7/07 - Latest Version - The long awaited and improved version of
the Core Rules are finally HERE!!!
2/20/07 - Spammers Suck - Well some jerk has been using the
Sundered Epoch domain name to spam a whole bunch of people. As a result
I went to a hotmail account to help manage the junk.
12/12/06 - New Fiction - Just in time for the holidays, we've
updated the Fiction section with some
humorous Spoof Spam. Its
just not right...
10/10/06 - Thorin Updated -
Chapters 23 and 24
are now available in the Fiction page
for your enjoyment.
7/29/06 - RIP Katana - My rottweiler, Katana, was put down today.
It saddens me to the core, but I know she is better off now and will not
feel any more pain. In case you did not know, shortly after her ligament
problem on her back leg she developed a cancerous growth on her
shoulder. There was nothing I could do. Thank you for all your prayers
4/4/06 - Back from the Vet - I just got back from the veterinarian
and got the bad news that my dog, a 105 pound rottweiler, needs knee
surgery. The sticker shock for this procedure is anywhere from
$1500-2500 due to her large size. Unfortunately, due to a number of
things I can't afford to do it without significant weight on my
financial back. I have created a webpage
to help me explain this whole affair and if you can spare a dollar or
two, I would appreciate any donation you can offer.
4/3/06 - Quick Start Guide v3.10 - The latest version of
Book 1: Quick Start Guide
is now available on the Downloads
page. A lot has changed. First off, the Sub-Attribute "Resolve" has been
renamed to "Focus". Following that, Initiative and Target Numbers have
been reworked so they make a bit more sense. In addition, nearly the
entire combat chapter was rewritten for clarity. I should have the full
version of Book 1: Core Rules completed soon. Following this latest
round of edits, I feel very strongly that this will be the last major
change in the game's core rules, but I have been wrong before. If anyone
finds any type-o's or areas that are still causing confusion, please
email me to let me know.
3/9/06 - Couple Things - A new Article,
Redundancy in Game
Design was post today as well as
Chapter 22 of the
2/20/06 - System Update - Soon we will be releasing a relatively
major update for the core rules. Much of what has changed is
rewording some areas that needed explanation, redefining terms, and
other minor things. The major change comes in the Initiative Modifier
and Target Numbers as well as the inclusion of rules to help deal with
Surprise. So this springboards us from version 3.02 to 3.10. Keep an eye
out for it soon (in the next month or so).
12/26/05 - Chapter 21 - A day late, but here's a Christmas present for
anyone who cares: Chapter 21 of the Thorin Campaign is
12/20/05 - Chapter 20 - The latest chapter in the Thorin campaign is
now in the Fiction page. Hmmm... only
six months. I think that's a record :)
Book 2 Preview Update - We have added yet another chapter from Book
2 - Advanced Options on the Download
page. If you are running a horror campaign, you definitely want to check
out the rules for
New Play-by-Post Game - Randal has started recruiting for an online
game at the
Dark & Moody forum. If you are interested in participating in a
very unique method of role-playing, please view the synopsis of the
sign up for a Dark & Moody account (it's free), and post a
message in the game title that you are interested in.
Chapter 18 - Chapter 18
of the SEG Thorin Campaign is completed and available on the
6/25/05 - Reorg Part 2 - If you can't find something that you were saw for
before, just check out the new menu on the left. We have moved things
around so that it makes more sense. After all, not EVERYTHING was an
Book 1 Core Rules v3.02 - The first book in the series is done!!!
This represents the third major overhaul of the game system which has
streamlined the system to fundamental concepts while retaining the
realistic and cinematic feel of the original. Get the rules from the
Updates - Chapter 17 of the SEG Thorin campaign has been uploaded to
Articles section. In addition, we have uploaded the latest version
of the Quick Start Rules v3.02 to the
Long Time Coming - Well, this will be a fairly large update since so
much has happened in the last several months since the last update.
SEG_Thorin Chapter 16 - is now available on the
Articles section and the game is still
progressing in spite of the holidays. We actually have several more
chapters to go edit and we hope that this effort will prove to be the
first Sundered Epoch Novel.
New Revision of Book 1 - Due to some extensive play testing, the SEG
core rules have been revised yet again. This is a major change to the
system and represents the third complete rework of the game system. What
has changed? For starters, we have streamlined the attributes and
removed the Skill Modifier. All attributes are equal to 1/2 the original
value. In addition, we have made several changes in the character
creation methods and tweaked a few other things, but the most severe
change is with the Attributes.
Cleaning Up - We have reorganized the downloads section and
summarized the game system versions to the final version of each major
- Chapter 13 - Lucky number 13 is
here. If you have not
been following the story, its quite full of intrigue. If you like a good
mystery, this is definitely developing into a good one.
- Chapters 11 & 12 - Yet another update to the SEG_Thorin campaign is
now on the Articles
page. Check 'em out.
- Rough Draft Cover Art - The concept sketch of the new Sundered Epoch
Book 1: Core Rules cover is now on the Gallery
page. Or you can just
- Articles, Articles Everywhere - We've got some new articles on game
designs in the Articles section. These
were originally written for the
Role-players Yahoo! Group, but I figured they were good enough to
stand alone. They certainly give you an idea of how the SEG system was
- Chapter 10! - Can you believe it? Chapter 10 of the
SEG_Thorin story is now
available on the Articles page.
- New Articles - After scouring the Internet for real life examples of
science fiction technology, we've finally starting archiving some of these
Articles in the
Technology advances in the real world section. All of this
stuff has some obvious applications for role-playing games and much of it
is just plain cool.
Chapter 9 of the
Thorin Campaign is up
and ready for your perusal in the Articles
section. The story has certainly progressed from the simple Character
I'm happy to announce that the game demo went well and
I hope that all participants found it enjoyable despite the simple hack &
slash nature of the adventure. Four Predators raided an ammunition depot
that was guarded by a small squad of five heavily armed marines.
Unfortunately for the marines, the Predators were invisible through the
entire assault and there was enough blood on the walls to give the halls a
deep red pain job. Three demo copies were handed out and I hope to talk to
their new owners soon.
The author of the Sundered Epoch will be at
in Pinellas Park Florida,
on Friday 13th for a basic game demo. The theme is Aliens vs. Predator,
and the players will have the joy of hunting down pathetic humans to prove
themselves as true Yautja Warriors.
Chapter 8 of the SEG_Thorin campaign has been pushed out
to the Articles section.
- SEG Thorin Campaign
Chapters 6 and 7 are now available for your
pleasure in the Articles
section. The campaign continues despite the holiday break. And if you have
any comments for our party of inspectors, feel free to throw a message or
two on the Guest Book.
- Book 1 Update
The Core Rules
have been updated again. It has finally reached the point of a final
proof. All the rules have been tested sufficiently, and with the exception
of getting final proof reads for accuracy, we are on track to begin
printing our first print outs. The next goals are to verify the accuracy
of all the examples, create a new cover, back cover, and finally send it
out for printing.
11/20/03 - SEG_Thorin campaign updated
Chapter 5 of the Sundered
Epoch Thorin play-by-post game has been put in the
Articles section. Its the most exciting
chapter yet with lots of action.
Open Play Test Registration - The Sundered Epoch is
now available to the general population for an open play test. If you are
interested in running the game, please send an email to
to get more information. All play testers will be expected to provide
feedback via email on the manual's clarity, game mechanics, and areas for
improvement. In exchange, each play tester will be credited in the table
of contents, gain access to unreleased rules and settings, and have the
opportunity to contribute to the direction of the entire project.
11/18/03 - Thorin Campaign Continues
Chapters 3 and 4 of the Thorin Campaign
have been added to the Articles section.
These installments see the introduction of a new main character and expand
the basis of the plot even further. Keep watching. Chapter 5 and 6 are
coming soon and will have yet more tantalizing hints at what is to come.
- New Character Sheets
The basic and advanced character sheets have
been updated and are available in the Downloads
section. Both have been streamlined a bit, but the core sheet is the same.
10/9/03 - New
Chapters one and two of the Thorin campaign have been posted
to the Articles section. This version
has been thoroughly remixed to make much more sense than the Play-by-post
SEG_Thorin game it was based on and has turned out to be a very solid
storyline thus far.
9/17/03 - Play-by-post game underway
We've started the play by post version of
the Sundered Epoch based in the world of Thorin described in the
Mystics Setting. If you're
interested in seeing what we're doing, check out the
SEG_Thorin Yahoo! group. So far, its not just interactive, its a
good read too.
7/14/03 More Fiction
Chapters 4 through 7 of Andrew Kolesar's "The
Magblo" is now in the Articles
section. In addition to that, we have a new adventure for a party of
Predators, called 'the Hunt",
Aliens vs. Predator
7/7/03 Aliens Vs. Predator
Those of you who are fans of the Aliens or Predator movies have gained
another treat. The Articles section has
been updated with the latest rendition of an
Aliens vs. Predator
section. Though I haven't put together all of the material, it is fairly
6/27/03 New Fiction
Special thanks to Andrew Kolesar for providing an extensive
amount of writing for the Articles
section. His most recent publication, The
Magblo, is an epic story in the World of Darkness. Chapters 1-3
are available now and additional
works are in process and should be posted soon.
5/18/03 Latest Update Released
Okay, boys and girls (if there is actually more than
one person looking at this web page) the latest version of the rules is on
the downloads page. What's new? Well
I'm not entirely sure my self... There's some modifications to the way
Stun is used, and Shotguns have been improved a tad bit. But I think the
most significant part is the modification of Thrown Weapons and Archery
(like that ever gets used...) and some minor changes in the Armor Stacking
(back to the original version now that encumbrance is in place). Enough
rambling from me... Enjoy
4/30/03 - Update Coming Soon
Keep an eye out for the latest updated rules. Thanks to Richard Farris for
some insights, there are some nice changes to help keep things simple yet
consistent. First, an Encumbrance rule has been added. Second, the rules
for Incapacitation have been updated. Beyond that, there are some minor
3/13/02 - Rules Update
new update on the Core Rules
has been posted to the downloads section. The primary changes are with
Hand Weapon Threat and Range. In addition the character sheets have been
updated. Check out the new stuff in the
1/13/03 - Downloads Update
are some new items on the Downloads page. Specifically, we've added the
Advanced Character Sheet, and a modified Initiative Form.
9/6/02 - Rules Update
At last, another update on the rules. A couple updates, more equipment,
corrections etc. Check out the Downloads
page for the latest.
The latest change in the rules is now available on the Downloads
page. This represents a significant change in the the Sundered Epoch
rules. In fact, the whole concept in the organization has changed. Book
1 represents the core rules, the minimum rules required to play the
game. Book 2 (soon to be released) will focus on advanced rules, much of
which are already in print under the older game mechanics.
9/6/02 - Everything Prior
The Sundered Epoch web server is now running a
Roger Wilco base station to
enable our developers to talk among each other. Tune your Roger Wilco
tuners to 184.108.40.206:3783 (Since the base station tuner does not work
on Windows XP, I won't be putting a link on my pages unless requested or
until they use 32 bit applications for Roger Wilco).
Yes, its that time again! Another update on the rules
are now on the Downloads
page. But wait, there's more! Act now and you can also get the advanced
rules, table of contents, and appendixes absolutely free. That's right,
but only if you act within the next FIVE MINUTES...
The player's information is now available for the Necronomicon game. You
can find it under Alien
Subversion in the Articles
section. The Narrator's notes will be released after the game. Sorry, no
preview this time.
The Sundered Epoch is heading to Necronomicon
2001! The game will be a demo and a play test of semi-large scale
combat. The setting is based on the 20th Century Fox movie series Aliens
and will be open to a maximum of six players each controlling two pregenerated
characters. Future details will be posted soon.
"Game over man, game over..." Hudson
The game rules have been updated and are available on the Downloads
page. There are some significant improvements that have been made that
will certainly improve your gaming experience. In addition, the Character
Sheet, NPC Sheet,
and Initiative Form
have all been updated based on some play test suggestions.
one more world has been added to the list of Unofficial
References, the Matrix.
Further work on the world will be coming soon.
to some odd chance of fate, the Sundered Epoch web server crashed.
Fortunately, all of the files have been recovered and we are back in
significant changes are taking place in the Sundered Epoch rules thanks
to some good feedback from Robert M. (name withheld until I get his
permission). The changes are mostly for simplification and have helped
to streamline the combat system and cleared up some confusion on
character creation. The new version should be posted by the May 15th.
latest changes to the rules are now on the Downloads page. Most
significant are changes to Stun, attribute modifiers, and weapon
accuracy. All characters designed with the old rules simply need to be
updated with the new values.
Some rather significant changes are being made to the Sundered Epoch
rules. These changes primarily affect combat target numbers, glance
dice, and attribute modifiers. The changes, once proofed for consistency,
will be posted on the Downloads
section for view via the web. You can expect an other post once these
changes are implemented.
An updated character sheet with all of the latest charts was posted to
the Downloads page. Also a
detailed NPC sheet and initiative organization aid was posted.
The articles have been updated to
reflect some changes in the descriptors. These changes will make it to
the game manual shortly which is available from the Download
The Dungeons & Dragons/D20 system conversion guides are now
available from the Unofficial
Proposed changes to the Sundered Epoch manual have been posted on the forum.
If you have any ideas for changes in the rules you may submit them
Updated rules for the Sundered Epoch: Generations have been posted to
the Downloads page.
This Project is on
The Sundered Epoch wants to introduce Devolution
and welcome them to the site. Devolution is the project designed for
on-line role-playing. More
information is available from the Devolution
This Project is on
Updates to the Sundered Epoch website are fewer and
further between, but not because I have been lazy. On June 20, 2000 we
were blessed with our first baby Aaron Michael Snyder, seven pounds
& fifteen ounces. Not only has he been keeping me and my wife busy,
but I have been involved with the development of a computer-based RPG
project called Devolution. Those of you familiar
with the Sundered Epoch rules should expect nothing less from the system
being developed for Devolution. With luck and time on our side, the
Devolution team will develop one of the most interactive Computer RPGs to
date. I certainly have quite a list of things on my wish list as do the
If you have any suggestions on features that you would
love to see in a computer based RPG send us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
A map of
Thorin, the lands of the Mystic Generation is now on the Mystics
To better produce a marketable RPG we are in the
process of releasing the core rules. This is a document that will
be regularly updated as rules change and is the backbone of the game
system. In effect, it is a group of formulas and tables with limited
explanation. Those of you interested in writing for the SEG should
review the Beta rules provided in the Downloads
page to understand the basic concepts.
The first Random
Character Maker is available for download. You can get it from the
The unofficial reference materials section is being
constructed. This includes information for campaigns based in movies such
as Aliens, Predator, and Star Wars. You may
access them by going to the Articles