"You think this hyper-populated island on this miserable waterworld is bad? The crime? The corruption? The lack of privacy and housing? The rationing and queues? You hate it because its all you know ... Me? I've got another six month tour on the seabed starting tomorrow. Six months almost two miles down, breathing stale air, no sun, no freedom, no free-time, and just the same twelve people to talk to. Now, how bad is this island again?" - Crawler driver Hilton Varez, Clan Bakar
A supplement for the Hostile RPG and Cepheus Engine.
"Abyss is an overcrowded world, a world where the most prized possession is land and real estate. It is a waterworld, a single planet covered by a single shallow ocean, the only land available for settlement is the tiny island of Vasundhara as well as a scatter of small island chains. Life can be hard on the planet, poverty and squalor are commonplace, wealth and living space is held as a privilege by a few, whilst the millions compete for survival inside the noisy, crowded, trash-filled, dirty, cramped and crime-ridden ‘Warrens’. Much of the island is intensely urbanised, skyscrapers and apartment blocks jostle with factories and sky-high shopping centres. "
Abyss by Paul Elliot from Zozer Games is an underwater world & supplement that hits two high marks. One a world of cyberpunk style corporate intrigue & danger this is one where we could easily translate over a Zaibatsu rpg campaign. Two Abyss succeeds as an alternative venue for PC's looking for the big bonuses & an another avenue of pay for their PC's.
All of the factions in Hostile are here in spades plus new major corporations interested in dividing up this oceanic paradise. The world sea based life forms seem almost entirely responsible to the nine million colonizers who have descended on this water based sea world. As the colonists try to extract the mineral wealth the planet seeks to end the lives of those on this watery world.
Abyss is a great addition to the Zozer games product line of Hostile rpg books!