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Godsend Agenda KS incoming. This is the 3rd RPG to use the Omega System. The other two being Hellas and Atlantis.

There has been a beta up of the rules for a while now: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/305357/GODSEND-Agenda-3-Beta-Test

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Summary from the creator:
GODSEND Agenda- What is it about?
Our world, but not. GODSEND Agenda is an alternate Earth shaped and impacted by godlike aliens. Some have worked to better humanity, others seek to subjugate it, and their actions have created ripples that travel through time and the multiverse.

The game is built to be played in any period, including the Greek Age of Heroes, the Renaissance, or the Lost History of the Phantom Time.

Influences:
There are many influences that helped shape GODSEND Agenda, but none stronger than the following.
  • Jack Kirby’s Fourth World saga from DC comics, and his Marvel Comics creation, the Eternals.
  • Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny
  • Daniel Keys Moran’s the Long Run and the Last Dancer
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What do players do in GODSEND Agenda?
The primary theme of GODSEND Agenda is the use of godlike power to change the world in a positive way. Unlike other superheroic games, heroes in GODSEND Agenda use their abilities not to defend a corrupt or broken status quo, but to change it as they see fit.

GODSEND Agenda examines the influence superheroes could have on history and human development, and how humanity might react to their presence. The game asks what you would do with world-shaking powers, and what your legacy would be. It focuses on family and relationships, too, as you build your Pantheon and alliances.

Choose your faction:
  • Atlanteans: an ancient race of post-human oracles who foresaw a desolate future dominated by an incomprehensible alien race and now fight to protect and build humanity.
  • Angelos: cloned alien soldiers marooned on Earth as they fight and kingdom-build for a God-King lost in space and time.
  • Black October: genetically augmented transhumans with incredible powers and short lifespans. They may be rejected by humanity, but they will give everything they have to protect their fellow humans.
  • Chimerans: a shapeshifting, star-spanning alien blight that slowly and insidiously conquers planet after planet. Stranded on Earth, their advance scouts watch the stars as they prepare for the coming war.
  • Elohim: powerful aliens who positioned themselves as gods on Earth thousands of years ago. Burdened with the grief and change of millennia, they struggle to adapt to a changing world that is not their own.
  • U.S.E.R.: The secret United States Exobiologic Research organization fighting a shadow war against alien invaders. Their methods may be questionable, but in a battle against godlike foes, they’ll do whatever is necessary.
Decide who you are
  • Choose your life path: Each faction has dozens of pregenerated origin stories and histories. Roll a die to choose your history, or create your own. Will you be the last living guard of an ancient queen, or a street orphan who discovered a compelling metaphysical heritage? Your history and its impact on the world are an essential piece of your Hero.
  • Select your Powers: Choose from familiar powers like flight and super strength, or ancestry-specific powers like time-manipulation and shapeshifting.
  • Set your Agenda: Each Hero has an Agenda, a set of principles to guide their course and influence their choices. Will yours inspire those around you, right a great wrong, or change the course of the world?
  • Build your Pantheon: Build a pantheon with your fellow player’s characters and decide on your goals together. How you work with the heroes around you is a central component of the game. Family, team, ace in the hole, your Pantheon can do far more together than you can do separately.
  • Tell your story: Like Gilgamesh, Beowulf, Hunahpu, and Xbalanque, your voice shakes the foundations of the Earth. GODSEND Agenda is the place for sagas and epics to rival those of the titans who stalk the halls of myth.
  • Change the world: What will you change? Who will you be? The choice is yours.
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Please sign up for the Kickstarter reminder and spread the word. This is my most ambitious work, and I hope all the hard work shows in the final product.

The book is about 90% done and we are working on the editing, art, and a few fiddly bits here and there.

Thanks!

below is an image of the work copy I have to make edits and changes...it brings me joy :smile:
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The Beta document is a pretty fulsome look at the system. Its a derivative of the Omni System that came from Talislanta. It is generally well regarded and uses a d20 + modifiers as it’s core dice system.
 
My streak of buying older games right before a new edition is announced continues.

D6 and D20 Modern, in this case.
 
My streak of buying older games right before a new edition is announced continues.

D6 and D20 Modern, in this case.
Ouch. Then again this one has been announced for over a year now.
 
Ouch. Then again this one has been announced for over a year now.
Oh, I’ve a knack for missing all signs of a new edition. I went deep on first edition Shadowrun a week or so before.second edition came out, so I’ve been making this mistake over and over for a long time.
 
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That setting is really f****d up, I like it. It's scifi with a lot of acid. It's almost as weird as the Day after Ragnarok or maybe it's equal and weird means good to me.
 
The Beta document is a pretty fulsome look at the system. Its a derivative of the Omni System that came from Talislanta. It is generally well regarded and uses a d20 + modifiers as it’s core dice system.
I was hoping it was d6, but I like the new Talislanta so not all bad... just seems like the d6 fits better with the gonzo nature of the setting.
 
I thought this game used Mythic D6, and that the publisher owned the rights to said system? Is that not right?
 
Previous edition. He also has published using the Omega System. Personally, I am looking forward to this more, even though I have Mythic d6
 
well, I have the first two, I may as well get this one as well.
 
I think a previous edition of Godsend Agenda uses Mythic D6. So, he is releasing the new edition with his other in house system.

I personally prefer Omega more, so this is a plus for me. Plus I like how the system now has mythic fantasy, mythic space opera, and mythic superheroes over the three RPG lines.
 
This game was actually recommended in one of the chapters in The Onyx Path’s Scion game using the Storypath system, I think. Having had a few difficulties in implementing the Story Path system, how good is Godsend Agenda as an alternative?
 
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I think a previous edition of Godsend Agenda uses Mythic D6. So, he is releasing the new edition with his other in house system.

I personally prefer Omega more, so this is a plus for me. Plus I like how the system now has mythic fantasy, mythic space opera, and mythic superheroes over the three RPG lines.
He hasn't released a version of Godsend Agenda since he released Mythic D6.

Mythic D6 was released in 2017. Since then, he's released and Adventure Compendium, Bastion, and Terra Oblivion.

He did release Godsend Agenda d6, but that was before Mythic D6, so I'm not sure how the system compares as that was back in 2007.
 
He hasn't released a version of Godsend Agenda since he released Mythic D6.

Mythic D6 was released in 2017. Since then, he's released and Adventure Compendium, Bastion, and Terra Oblivion.

He did release Godsend Agenda d6, but that was before Mythic D6, so I'm not sure how the system compares as that was back in 2007.

I thought I recalled Godsend Agenda being on the list for setting to do up for Mythic D6, but I'm not certain on that. Maybe it was a stretch goal or something?

As to the d6 Godsend Agenda from 2007, it was very much more a straight d6 game, with powers. I don't know how it compares to West End's DC game (I was always more a Marvel fan), but it was definitely more of a traditional version of d6.
 
I thought I recalled Godsend Agenda being on the list for setting to do up for Mythic D6, but I'm not certain on that. Maybe it was a stretch goal or something?

The stretch goals were for old versions of his games. That's how I found out about Godsend Agenda. From the Kickstarter:

Receive PDFs of the following original GODSEND Agenda titles

  • GODSEND Agenda D6
  • GODSEND Agenda: Mythos
  • GODSEND Agenda: U.S.E.R.'s Most Wanted
  • GODSEND Agenda: ExtraordinAgents
  • GODSEND Agenda : GOD-Maker
  • PLUS, one Khepera Publishing PDF of your choice from the HELLAS: Worlds of Sun and Stone or ATLANTIS: The Second Age line
 
He hasn't released a version of Godsend Agenda since he released Mythic D6.
Cool. It was the D6 version I was referring to. I don’t follow that system so didn’t realise the difference.

FWIW I recall Jerry talking about Godsend Agenda using Omega when he was doing Atlantis over 5-6 years ago. So it’s definitely not a recent decision.
 
He hasn't released a version of Godsend Agenda since he released Mythic D6.

Mythic D6 was released in 2017. Since then, he's released and Adventure Compendium, Bastion, and Terra Oblivion.

He did release Godsend Agenda d6, but that was before Mythic D6, so I'm not sure how the system compares as that was back in 2007.

There was also an adaption of the setting for Mutants & Masterminds 2nd edition, and a D20 conversion

From what I recall, Godsend Agenda is what led Jerry to develop D6 Powers (and later D6 Powers Revised & Expanded) book, which then led to the first Mythic D6, before the latest edition came about.

Not sure what system powered the original Godsend Agenda rpg, as I never picked that up
 
Ah. The listing on Drivethru doesn't list system, so I wasn't sure
Mythic D6 was released 10 years after the game... as someone else said, he was writing supplements for d6 before he decided to do Mythic D6.
 
I don't ned a new rpg at all right now, but Jerry Greyson is the best kind of kickstarter-runner there is. His Hellas: Princess of The Universe was my first kickstarter and he has never failed to deliver what was promised (and in a couple of instances delivered more than promised).

I'm in!
 
I'm holding out to see if I'm going to be able to go for the hardcover- I want it, but have to think about that $65 price tag.
 
Pledged. Jerry's games tend to be more crunchy than I like, but I really love what he did with Atlantis (which is also the Omega system).
 
I've been reading the ga 3e book and it looks a lot like MEGS (DC heroes)... I'm only a hundred or so pages but it looks promising as a supers game, in spite of several warnings to the contrary by the author.
 
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