Two announcements: First off, after 2 failed attempts at paying graphic artists to make the cover of my dreams, and at least 15 attempts I made on my own over the years, I went through Canva and used their cover design tools to update my sci fi novella. The result is the cover show below, which I am using both for the novella and the RPG adventure.
Second, I turned my novella into an RPG adventure. It is system agnostic, meaning I include the plot, characters and gear details, but I don’t provide RPG stats. You can do that on your own, based on your favorite RPG game’s rule system. And guess what? The adventure is released under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence (CC-BY), which gives you the chance to adapt and modify the adventure to your favorite game, and to make money off of it, as long as you give me, Raymond Towers, credit for having created the adventure.
The purpose of releasing the adventure this way is because people in general are not reading books, but Game Masters and players read plenty as they set up and play their RPG games. If this experiment goes well, I will see about adapting some of my other fiction in the same format, and maybe I’ll have some spending money for the holidays.
About this title: This sci-fi adventure includes a bare bones outline you can tailor to fit many weird genre RPGs, an expanded outline that stays true to the original fiction it is based on, plus details for up to 15 Space Marine NPCs, 1 hostile alien race and 1 neutral alien race. Best of all, this adventure is licensed as CC-BY. You can modify it with stats for your favorite RPG, create new characters or scenarios, and market it any way you want, as long as you give Raymond Towers credit for the original work.
For rookie Spaceman Harold Douglas, the mission sounded simple enough. Take the squad of Space Marines out, discover why the outpost had gone offline, and bring them back home in one piece. That was before the transport suddenly vanished, stranding them all on an alien planet. Now, they are fighting for their lives against the greatest threat humanity has ever seen.