The time is shortly after the year 2100, the location is the first world. Massive megacorporations dominate the economic landscape and incredible advances in technology make the most miraculous things possible, from dream recording and genetic modification to medical nanotechnology and microfusion power generators. But the most earth-shaking development of the 21st century is one we’re only beginning to see the ramifications of. As the 22nd century dawns, the inner and outer realities of SlipSpace are opening for exploration in new and experimental vehicles known as SlipShips.
The bold explorers who pilot these vehicles face a multiverse of physical and psychological dangers to bring back priceless scientific knowledge and powerful artifacts from far-flung dimensions and alternate timelines. They’re called DayTrippers, and you’re one of them.
ALL THE WORLDS OF CLASSIC AND NEW WAVE SCIENCE FICTION AWAIT YOU!
EXPLORE THE PLANETS OF OUR UNIVERSE AND OTHERS, KNOWN AND UNKNOWN,
TRAVEL TO ALTERNATE EARTHS, WHERE HISTORY HAS TAKEN DIFFERENT TURNS!
JOURNEY INTO THE PAST AND FUTURE OF EARTH, EXPLORE THE MULTIVERSAL COSMOS,
NAVIGATE THE POCKET UNIVERSES KNOWN AS DREAM WORLDS,
AND BRAVE THE MULTIVERSAL CHAO!
DayTrippers is a sci-fi RPG portraying a surrealistic near-future multiverse, in which an assortment of colorful character classes pilot unique machines into dream worlds and pocket universes to retrieve items of value and bring them back home. Written by Tod Foley (author of Cyberspace, Ghosts in the Machine, and Watch the World Die), the DayTrippers milieu was inspired by the surrealistic fiction of Moebius, Michael Moorcock, Rudy Rucker, Stanley Weinbaum, Robert Heinlein, Jack Vance and other masters of weirdness.
The DayTrippers system may be used for either “GM-Lite” collaborative play or high-prep Traditional campaigns.
The system uses d6s only· Character generation is progressive point-buy · Actions are skill-based · Results are narrativistic · Experience points offer advancements of all types · Conversion tables included for d20, PbtA and percentage-based systems · Sample characters and vehicles included. · Progressive Character Generation and LifeShaping Events make characters flexible and easy to create · Action Resolution is both numeric and interpretive, creating a wide range of dramatic outcomes for every roll.