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Nova Praxis [PDF]

Nova Praxis [PDF]


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This PDF is a special version of the document sent to the printers to create the print version. It featured bookmarks, does not share the layout and enhanced navigation features of the Augmented PDF.

Things have changed. We have changed.

In what might have been the end, the synthesis of biology and technology proved our salvation. Augmentation, ranging from basic genetic manipulation to Apotheosis, set us on the path of prosperity. But it also emphasized the importance of identity, individual humanity, and the purity of the species.Earth is lost to us, but even in the aftermath of this terrible tragedy, we grow, evolve and even prosper. We have witnessed the death of our mother and the birth of a new era.

The loss of Earth and the resulting Exodus gave us an opportunity to start over with a clean slate. And we seized it.

Though the need for organization, stability and a reliable government was clear, the old ways were seen by most as archaic, clumsy and too prone to corruption.

It was time for a new way… a Nova Praxis.

Today, social networks allow the will of the people to be measured instantly, accurately and without the need for representation. The Coalition, guided by the collective voice of its people, has established new homes on worlds lit by new suns. Molecular assembly technology has made it possible for society to provide a quality of life never before imagined, at essentially no cost, to everyone.  And we are virtually immortal.

But can this would-be Utopia last?

Corruption in the Coalition government fosters decay from within. The Houses, our benefactors and patrons, run shadowy networks of intrigue, espionage and assassination. Apostates, non-citizens, condemn those who would trade their privacy for the Coalition’s false security. Remnants of Earth’s old governments wage an unrelenting guerilla war on Coalition forces. Ideological extremists commit acts of terror using the latest horror to spring from a factory or test tube…

And the value of a human soul is weighed and measured in lines of code.

Nova Praxis is a post-singularity sci-fi setting that explores transhumanism and post-scarcity societies against a backdrop of action, adventure, conspiracy and intrigue.

Nova Praxis is…

 …a table-top role-playing game featuring an evolution of the award winning FATE game system utilized in Strands of Fate; streamlined and tailored specifically for the Nova Praxis setting.

…self-contained. You do not need to own, or be familiar with, any other FATE game to play Nova Praxis. 

…a relatively "hard sci-fi" setting that takes place in the aftermath of a short lived technological singularity. 

…an exploration of the tropes of transhuman sci-fi. Mind uploading, resleeving, AI characters, and body augmentation. 

…an exploration of the societal impact of a reputation based post-scarcity economy. 

…a game in which players play characters who know how to slip between the cracks of civilization and perform the jobs their patrons would rather keep off the books.

... a setting full of conflict. The Houses wage a secret Shadow War against each other, purist and transhuman ideologies erupt in violence, and apostates lash out against the oppression of the Coalition government.

...home to rail guns, powered armor, star ships, security drones, bipedal war frames, swarms of nanomachines, kill-sats, and the horrors of accelerated evolution gone wrong.

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Francisco B February 21, 2020 3:42 am UTC
Please, make a POD version.
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Facundo A January 08, 2020 2:51 pm UTC
I made a Discord for players to find each other and GMs =)
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Frederic M April 26, 2018 8:05 pm UTC
When for a POD edition?? US shipping fees are true killers!! It's a shame!!
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Matthew V April 06, 2018 4:53 am UTC
The cover on this PDF contains this note:

"Please note that this PDF has been made available at a reduced price for players to sample the game before buying, or for players who cannot afford Nova Praxis at this time. We'd much rather you play for free than not play at all!

Void Star Studios encourages you to freely share this PDF with friends and family!

If you enjoy Nova Praxis, please consider purchasing the book in print or the Nova Praxis Augmented PDF. Both can be found at

Thank you!"

Is this not the full version of the core rules? It's obviously not the cool, augmented version, but is everything here or not?
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Jacob F February 10, 2018 1:15 pm UTC
Are there any plans for a PoD version?
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Mike M February 10, 2018 2:45 pm UTC
You can get the print version at
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Jacob F February 10, 2018 3:15 pm UTC
Thank you for the quick reply but 30$ + 63$ for shipping + custom fees is too expensive, thats why i asked for a PoD
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Łukasz K October 23, 2014 4:14 am UTC
How good/bad does this work with the new Fate Core edition?
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Sean D September 25, 2013 3:07 am UTC
"Pay What You Want" seems to be a misnomer. Either I'm missing something or the only way to "choose" my price is to just buy this game for $5 as many times as I feel. There's no way to pay in increments other than $5 or pay less than $5.
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Mike M September 25, 2013 4:38 am UTC
That was an error in the description text. This PDF is no longer available on a PWYW basis.
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