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Cooper, a human technician on a mission to eradicate evil, Zed, the last surviving soldier from an ancient army of killer robots, and Wender, a Shintani mutant with terrifying powers, find themselves on the run from the Tellurian Authority after stealing the science vessel Nexus and escaping from a secret research station in deep space. Their ship badly in need of repairs, they put down on the abandoned world of Fracture, a failed terraforming site, where they hope to scavenge remnant technology from a fallen civilization. They soon discover that this pit-stop won’t be as straightforward as they originally thought: the vast stabilizers mitigating the planet’s intense gravity are about to give out, causing a catastrophic implosion that could spell doom for them all. They decide to proceed to the core of the planet in hopes of restoring the machinery and finding the parts they need to repair their ship. Can they fight their way past a squad of security drones that still serve their long-absent masters and save the planet before it’s too late? Find out, in this special scientific romance installment of Dungeon World!
This episode and its characters were based on the Dungeon World supplement Adventures on Dungeon Planet, by Johnstone Metzger. The new genre-specific character classes, races and compendium classes are all wonderful.