A multi-genre and blended-genre pen-and-paper roleplaying game and setting, the Cosmothea RPG is, at its core, a thorough blend of fantasy, science fiction and superheroes, but you can also adventure in a single genre without jumping through hoops or game systems.
Cosmothea provides you with the tools you need to explore our huge, detailed setting, or to drop in your own worlds and even jump into the setting in a different timeline or alternate reality as desired. We're committed to making you a great game in a fantastic setting, and we won't compromise on quality. This is one of the reasons why you haven't seen the game on the shelves or on pdf sites yet - our goal isn't just to get a game on the market, but publish something you'll want to play again and again for many years to come.
As such, we've recently begun a new version of Cosmothea (5.0). This decision came after an extensive review and brainstorm about Cosmothea 4.0 and previous editions, brainstorming, studying industry trends, talking with playtesters as well as gamers and designers from around the world (about what they like and don't like in an rpg and setting). We have begun revamping and expanding both the setting and mechanics.
Like many of you, QT Games was hit hard by the economic tailspin and have had to take a step back, but we're not about to give up. Instead, we've shifted gears, taken the setbacks as opportunities to revisit and restructure. We're still passionate about Cosmothea and our various projects, and are committed to producing only products with high production value (great art, gameplay and editing). If we can't do that, we're not interested in publishing. So while you won't be seeing our products on the market as soon as we'd like, we think they will be worth waiting for.
Cosmothea is not a generic RPG, though it includes all the tools you need to create a vast array of character types in multiple genres. The setting is big enough to handle a wide variety of stories, without pigeon-holing you into a particular genre flavor, setting storyline or some tired or rigid licensed movie or console game franchise.
As with previous incarnations of Cosmothea, the vision and setting for 5.0 remains largely the same, but many of the inner workings are being completely revamped in a continuing effort to improve the game.
This newest version will retain an eye toward being an innovative, streamlined, mainstream game that is accessible and option-filled so that you can make a very wide array of different types of characters in different genres and blended-genres, but we'll also seek improved ways of handling elements of the game, and include optional layers of complexity.
Cosmothea 5.0 is being built so that players who want more complexity, can pile it on, while those that want less will be able to get their fix too. As we dig deeper into this latest version of Cosmothea, we'll provide you with many more details and more art from the game, and we'll be running playtests in the forums again for those that want a closer look, and a good time.
We've gone off the beaten path to bring you a fresh and exciting backdrop to play in - the Cosmothea Campaign Setting, a lush, detailed setting that has been 33 years in the making. But we aren't expecting you to buy the game without knowing much about it. Speaking of which ...
THE NEXUS GATES TRILOGY:Book 1: A Strange Acquaintance, by Bob Whitely
Work has begun on this exciting story that delves deeper into the mysterious Nexus Gates and the realms of the Nexus itself. The story sheds light on the nature of magic, the many unique species, gods, worlds and lore of the Cosmothea multiverse. Reading this novel will give you a good taste test for diving into the setting and game itself, and is just a part of a much larger, epic storyline. But you don't need to buy the whole trilogy to enjoy this book.
A Strange Acquaintance Summary:
A young boy, wizard, superhero and scientist set out to expose a world-wide conspiracy.
MORE TO COME ...
We'll also be releasing freebies that allow you to jump right into the game and try it before you buy it. With the Nexus Gates Trilogy and our rpg samplers, we're betting many will fall in love with the setting itself. We're committed to bringing you a hot new game, and won't publish it before it's ready to knock your socks off.
We'll be following up the trilogy with a mega adventure called The Nexus Conspiracy, a 3-part RPG adventure/setting-within-a-setting. We have other stories, game books and board games planned as well. So you see, we're far from closing the doors on QT Games. We may be moving slowly at first, but we're really just getting warmed up!