The Thunder Child SF & Fantasy webzine has a new sponsor, the online role playing science fiction game, Reborn: The Invessi Chronicles.
The creator, Gary Allen, also gave us an interview, and you can read all about the game at thethunderchild.com/Games/Reborn.html
“Awaking aboard a crippled courier, a band of prisoners with shattered memories discover they may no longer be entirely human. It quickly becomes clear they are the focus of sinister and powerful forces. Staying alive may be the least of their problems.
At the beginning of the game the characters struggle to solve the mysteries of their past and how they have come to be prisoners without clear memories of their past. At the same time they must find a way to survive, marooned on a wilderness moon and they are not alone.
The feature rich game interface offers you access to a game encyclopedia, character cards and awesome images, all of which will expand as your game progresses. There is an online interface to write your posts for the round, ask the games master questions and make your die rolls for the turn. Because RIC is turn-based, you can play at your own pace, potentially playing with other players from around the world, without having to commit huge blocks of time or play at inconvenient times.
Neither graphic-card or bandwidth hungry, Reborn is a text-based gaming experience which focuses on imagination, narrative and dialogue, where the players have an active role in the direction of the story.
You are in control… even if your character isn’t.”
If this intrigues you, and you decide to sign up for a game (the initial round is free) please tell them in the “How You Heard About Us” box that The Thunder Child sent you!