Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game

The Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game is a role-playing game published by Mongoose Publishing in 2003.

Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game
Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game
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Publisher(s)Mongoose Publishing
Publication date2003
Genre(s)Role-playing game

Description

The Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game is based on the Babylon 5 TV series. The game's mechanic is the d20 System published by Wizards of the Coast with character classes and races specific to the setting. Characters have a low number of hit points meaning that they can die very easily, in keeping with the show.[1]

Publication history

The Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game was published by Mongoose Publishing in 2003. A second edition of the core rules was published in 2006 using the WotC Open Game License.[2] In 2008 Mongoose published Universe of Babylon 5, a set of rules allowing the game to use Mongoose's edition of Traveller as its RPG engine instead of the d20 System.[3]

References

  1. ^ Matt Cowger (2005). "The Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game: Review". Revolution SF.
  2. ^ "Babylon 5 RPG". RPG Resource. Retrieved October 6, 2017.
  3. ^ "Traveller: Universe of Babylon 5 – or "Ruled by Shadows"". Rocky Mountain Navy. May 22, 2011.
Babylon 5 (media franchise)

Babylon 5 is an American space opera television series created by writer and producer J. Michael Straczynski, under the Babylonian Productions label in association with Straczynski’s Synthetic Worlds Ltd. and Warner Bros. Domestic Television. After the successful airing of a backdoor pilot movie, Warner Bros. commissioned the series as part of the second year schedule of programs provided by its Prime Time Entertainment Network (PTEN). It premiered in the United States on January 26, 1994 and ran for the intended five seasons. Describing it as having "always been conceived as, fundamentally, a five year story, a novel for television", Straczynski wrote 92 of the 110 episodes and served as executive producer, along with Douglas Netter.Set between the years 2257 and 2262, it depicts a future where Earth has sovereign states and a unifying Earthgov. Colonies within the solar system, and beyond, make up the Earth Alliance and contact has been made with numerous spacefaring races. The ensemble cast portray alien ambassadorial staff and humans assigned to the five mile long Babylon 5 space station, a centre for trade and diplomacy. Described as "one of the most complex programs on television" the various story arcs drew upon the prophesies, religious zealotry, racial tensions, social pressures and political rivalries which existed within each of their cultures, to create a contextual frame for the motivations and consequences of the protagonists actions. With a strong emphasis on character development set against a backdrop of conflicting ideologies on multiple levels, Straczynski wanted "to take an adult approach to SF, and attempt to do for television SF what HILL STREET BLUES did for cop shows."

Drakh

The Drakh are a fictional alien race in the Babylon 5 universe. The Drakh were dark servants for the race of First Ones known as the Shadows. They appeared in the fourth and fifth seasons of Babylon 5, as well as the television movie, A Call to Arms. The Drakh are a ruthless, malevolent race who become prominent adversaries to the Interstellar Alliance following the conclusion of the Shadow War in 2261. Armed with the technology left behind by their Shadow masters, the Drakh are determined to assume their vacant role and, with the aid of other former Shadow allies, use it to establish dominion over the galaxy.

Mongoose Publishing's Babylon 5 Roleplaying Game has released a Drakh Sourcebook.

First Ones

The First Ones is the collective name of a group of aliens from the television science fiction drama Babylon 5.

List of role-playing game publishers

This is a list of companies that have produced tabletop role-playing games, listed in order of the year that the company published its first role-playing game-related product (game, supplement, or magazine). Also listed is the years the company was active, and a list of notable role-playing games the company has produced. This list makes note of the first edition of each game which a company published, and does not try to list subsequent editions of the same game published by the same company.

List of starships in Babylon 5

The following is a list of fictional starships and starship types from the Babylon 5 science fiction television series universe and its spin-offs, Crusade, Babylon 5: In the Beginning, Babylon 5: The Gathering, Babylon 5: Thirdspace, Babylon 5: The River of Souls, Babylon 5: The Legend of the Rangers, Babylon 5: A Call to Arms, and Babylon 5: The Lost Tales.

Mongoose Publishing

Mongoose Publishing is a British manufacturer of role-playing games, miniatures, and card games, publishing material since 2001. Its licenses include products based on the science fiction properties Traveller, Judge Dredd, and Paranoia, as well as fantasy titles.

Timeline of tabletop role-playing games

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