Hellas Promo Art

Hellas Promo Art

Forgiving my oh-so clever pun, I wanted to draw your attention to a clever new RPG, Hellas (we mentioned this one in our GenCon coverage,  but wanted to give it a bit more attention given its impending release).  Hellas has been described by its designers as the movie 300…in space!  Basically, its a universe heavily inspired by Greek mythology, but set in a heavy sci-fi universe.  The game itself uses the Talislanta rules (the Omni System), but introduces a number of mechanics from the story games community (it would take too long to explain – check out Indie Press Revolution for some great samples).  From the publishers:

In ancient times, the spacefaring Hellenes and their Gods defeated an empire that threatened the entire galaxy. Now, after centuries of darkness, their enemies have returned for a final reckoning, and only a chosen few — wielding the power of the Gods — stand between them and certain destruction.

Hellas is an exciting fusion of high drama, action-adventure, romance, mythology-infused space opera and science fiction that features:

  • Extensive history and character background set in the world of Hellas
  • A style sheet for life in the galaxy of the Hellenes
  • Over 30 pre-constructed vehicles including star ships
  • Eight thoroughly explored factions and alien races: Amazorans, Goregons, Hellenes, Myrmidons, Nephelai, Nymphas, Kyklopes, and Zintar
  • Awesome Godly Powers and Feats befitting a champion of the galaxy
  • Clear and concise rules for the gift of the Gods of legendary power.

The game itself is shipping as a gorgeous hardcover, full color landscape book and if you squeeze in a pre-order quickly (it ships any day now), you can get the PDF for free!  The Hellas website also has a PDF preview and quickstart rules.