The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Tales from the Loop
Flip 6
The Quiet Year
Far Trek
Day of the Beast
Blades in the Dark
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Etherscope
Doctor Who Roleplaying Game
The Two-Headed Serpent
Freeport Companion: A Sourcebook for Shadow of the Demon Lord
Barbarians of the Aftermath
Microscope
Mermaid Adventures
Islands of Purple-Haunted Putrescence
Terrible Beauty
Star Trek Adventures Core Book
Sentinel Comics: The Roleplaying Game – Starter Kit
Ruins of Zhentil Keep
50 Fathoms
Citybook I: Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
A1-4: Scourge of the Slavelords
Forgotten Realms Campaign Set
Rolemaster Fantasy Role Playing (RMFRP, 4th Edition)
Tegel Manor
Traveller: Deluxe Edition
Eidolon: City in the Sky
Parsely #1: Action Castle
Misspent Youth
Swords & Wizardry Complete Rulebook
The Burning Wheel Fantasy Roleplaying System (Gold)
Horror on the Orient Express (2nd Edition)
Fate Core System
Torchbearer
Cat's Eye
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
Legacy: Life Among the Ruins
Mouse Guard (2nd Edition)
Alarums & Excursions (Issue 43 - Mar 1979)
Alarums & Excursions (Issue 44 - Apr 1979)
Cthulhu Dark 0
SOLO: Solo RPG Campaigns for the Cepheus Engine
The Sprawl: November Metric
Pip System QuickStart
Mini-dungeon Module G9: The Fallen Abbey
Treasure Hunter
Monster Manual (AD&D 1e)
Player's Handbook (D&D 4e)
Death on the Reik
Dogs in the Vineyard
Information
RPG
Genre
Series Code
 
Category
Mechanic
Designer
Artist
Production Staff
Publisher
Year Published
2004
Primary Name
Degenesis
Alternate Names
 Corrections
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 48073
Versions
Pg. 1
Nick: 
Free Download
Publisher: Sigh Press
Year: 2004
Electronic (PDF, DOC, eBook, HTML, etc.)
384 pages
Size: A4
German
View
Corrections
Link Image
Nick: 
Hard Cover
Publisher: Sigh Press
Year: 2004
Hard Cover
ISBN-10: 193256487X
ISBN-13: 978-1932564877
384 pages
Size: 8.00 x 11.00 inches
2.00 pounds
German
View
Corrections
Link Image
Description Edit | History

From the publisher's website:

"What's Degenesis about?
Degenesis takes place in a ruined future, 500 years in the future. Civilization as we know it has been demolished by a asteroid swarm. 7 cultures (the northern Borcers, the insect-plagued Frankers, the nomadic Pollens, the war-ridden Balkhanians, the crusadic Purgaryans, the Hybrispaniards torn by civil strife and the up and coming Africans fight for hegemony. Characters can belong to 13 organisations and cults (the wandering Scrappers, the technophiliac Chronists, the medical Spitalians, mercenary Hellveticans, righteous sledge-hammer wielding Judges or the Neo-Lybian merchant kings with their avenging forces of Scourgers among others).

But there's another danger for man: A strange growth or disease came from the stars, infecting fungi, men and animals. The Sepsis, as the strange growth is called, plagues the world, as its the source of the psychoactive Burn drug. Children and newborns affected by the Sepsis show strange abilities. When these children grow up, they are often exterminated or ostracized before they grow up as Psychonauts, gifted with psionic powers but also in danger of losing their minds by communing with the hive mind created by the Sepsis growth."

More Information Edit | History

From the publisher's website:

"The KatharSys Game Engine
Degenesis uses our KatharSys System. Characters have got five stats and a number of skills, all on a scale of 1 to 10. You roll 2d10 and try to roll not higher than the sum of your stat and skill. Difficult actions are described by a difficult number, which acts as a lower threshold. So if you've got a Body Stat of 6 (muscled) and an Athletics Skill of 3 (some training), but try to climb a sheer cliff (difficult of 5), you're successful when you roll above 5 and not more than 9 on 2d10.

Fights work much the same way, but characters also have action points which they can spend for getting initiative and making difficulties easier. If these action points reach zero, they are momentariliy out of action and have to spend a round or two to replenish their reserves. All weapons have a damage factor which works as follows: Pistol: 6d(5). This means that if you're hit with a pistol, 6 ten-sided dice are rolled and each roll which is not higher than five counts as a wound. If someone wears armor, the armor score functions again as a lower threshhold. Each character can take a number of flesh wounds, depending on his or her build (1-3 in the head, 3-5 in the torso). After that, a character suffers trauma wounds, which can be debilitating and downright deadly.

Character creation is quite easy: we call it the 3C-System. You first choose a culture, then you choose a concept which describes how you grew up (religious upringing, life on the streets, nomad, slavery) nad finally you choose a cult or organization to which you belong. In each stage, you get some points for your stats and can allocate points to your skills. The system is really fast and helps you to gain an idea of your character quite fast.

In the basic rulebook you play a member of one of the cults in this Europe. Though there are some basic guidelines for playing other characters like Sleepers (men and women held in cryo-static and recently released from their nano-dispensers) and Psychonauts (those men and women who have entered a symbiotic relationship with the core spore fields and can use psychic abilities like flesh-forming, telekinetics, precognition and subvocal commands), full rules for them will be available in future supplements. There's only so much which you can put in 380 pages... "

Updating...
Thumbs Up
Marketplace
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{product.numforsale}} for sale {{product.price}}
{{product.prettycondition}}
{{product.listdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No items found
{{item.title}} {{item.timeleft}}
{{item.currentprice}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No videos found
{{video.numrecommend}} {{video.title}} {{video.language}} {{video.username|truncate:"10"}} {{video.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Files
Title | Hot | Recent
[Browse »]  [Upload File »] Language:
Pg. 1 of 1
No Files Found.
Linked Items
Sort: Pg
Relationship:
Pg. 1
No Articles Found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Statistics
RPG Item Rank: 4337
Num Ratings: 13
Average Rating: 6.92
Standard Deviation: 1.54
Num Views: 2269
GeekBuddy Analysis: Analyze
Similarly Rated: View
Avg. Game Weight: 0.0
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 2
Users Owning: 36
Users Wanting: 0
Users Trading: 1 [find trade matches]
Price History: View
Total Plays: 0
Plays This Month: 0
Tags
Your Tags: Add tags
Popular Tags: [View All]
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
User Information
Use this tool to rate games, save comments, and manage your collection.
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.