Sunday, 11 December 2016

Dark Matter

The TV series Dark Matter started as a comic, but if you said RPG I would have believed you. Space mercenaries with amnesia and a mildly snarky android. Playable with Firefly, maybe starting with a Leverage style Recruitment Job for the initial uncertainty about what the PCs can do...


  1. What do you think about the The Expanse in the same vein? I'd heard - wrongly - that it was taken from an RPG the writers had played. I'd believed it because I thought the introduction of a character straight after the death of another (spoiler details removed, just in case) seemed like a perfect roll a new character moment.

    1. As I understand it, it started as a game pitch, was run as an RPG for a while and then was adapted pretty loosely into the books. Dark Matter feels more like a lot of RPGs, with pregens solving adventures with violence...

    2. The influences for Dark Matter are strongly anime rather than RPG - wonder if the two overlap in structure a lot.