In this game, you are a pilot, with your own “Paladin” one-man ship, sent out to explore space and defend Humanity! Together with other pilots, you’ll form a squadron and head out into the black…
This game offers rules for space combat, salvaging materials and upgrading your fighter, a list of bases you can visit (both friendly and not-so-friendly), space-based dogfights and a variety of weapons from bullet-based to plasma cannons!
If you like games such as Homeworld, Freelancer or Elite: Dangerous, this is the RPG for you!
In Era: Balam, your ship is a part of your character, as much as the pilot.
It defines most of your physical statistics, providing a duality to this game which I’ve never explored before: while a pilot may technically survive without their ship, it will feel like they have lost a part of themselves.
Era: Balam is a Tabletop RPG based in a far-off solar system.
When our space probe arrived on an alien world, it crash-landed on one of their power stations and the resulting disaster rendered their world uninhabitable. Seeking revenge and a new world to live on, the aliens escaped from their world on a massive ship and set a course along the path of the probe…
They encountered Humanity at a remote outpost many years later, in a system known as HX-7371. More recently, it’s come to be known as the “Killing Fields”, as the war between the aliens’ superior forces and the fighters the Humans have been able to cobble together has now lasted two years.
Hi everyone! I just wanted to make sure that everyone knows that "The Era Zone" - our contribution to Zine Quest and a celebration of all of our games to date - is on Kickstarter... more
Hi everyone! We've said for a long time that we believe in supporting all of our games - putting the books out is only the first step of game creation. The Era Zone is our response to... more
Hi everyone! We'll be taking the rest of the year off making posts (although I'll still be doing game development, of course). However, I wanted to indulge in our usual end of year tradition: the... more
Hi everyone! The Fate version of Era: Balam, created by me and adapted by the amazing Nick Bate, has now been released on DriveThruRPG for those of you who want to get hold of it on... more
Hi everyone! Thanks to the awesome work of Nick Bate, the Fate edition of Era: Balam is an enveloping piece of work which expresses the universe perfectly in the lite roleplaying system. For... more
Hi everyone! For those of you who like to get our games on DriveThruRPG, I have some great news for all fans of Sci-Fi! Era: Balam, our space fighters game where you must defeat the aliens who... more