Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century

Battlelords of the Twenty-Third Century is a sci-fi roleplaying game of mercenaries, heroes, misfits, and explorers out amongst the stars - where you play one of over 25 alien races hired by a mega-corporation and thrown into a mercenary unit. You may hate each other, but if you want to survive you have to work together.

The company ships you off to parts unknown to perform various missions. They don't care about your methods, only your results. The company gets all the press, and if you report back alive you get to collect another paycheck. That's the life of a Battlelord. Some love you, while others think you are scum. It's all in a days work.

In the twenty-third century the Humans have joined the other member races in the Alliance, a loose defense organization formed to protect the member races from the encroaching Arachnids and their minions. Their motives are shrouded in mystery while some say they are not our true enemy. What is the truth and can you make a difference?

The Universe offers up its bounty only to those brave enough to challenge it themselves. Are you a Battlelord?

The Battlelords Universe

Core Wolds

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Battlelords give you an entire universe to make your own; a completely original and un-tethered setting that is yours to unfold.

We provide extensive background material on the entire universe, allowing you to build a rich campaign.

Battlelords starts you out with an intricate megaplot, or you can pull out the pieces you like to create an entirely new campaign without boundaries.

The Big Players

  • The Alliance: governing body of the known universe
  • Arachnids: loose conglomeration of races from a distant galaxy attacking the Alliance for unknown reasons
  • Mega Corps: massive corporations that wield greater influence than the Alliance
  • Rebels: disruptive dissidents working to topple the Alliance
  • Anarchist Rebellion Movement (ARM): extreme group working to annihilate the Alliance by producing and dispersing dangerous life forms

The Focus is On You

In Battlelords, the game flows around you. The races are the setting. You are the story.

Loyalty is not to the Alliance as much as it is to the company. Loyalty to the company never upstages loyalty to the team. The mercenary team embodies everything that is valued in society, esprit de corps, honor, and valor. At least that is what the papers say.

Your unit consists of races you may despise, tolerate, or love. Everyone has their own agenda, but destiny has drawn you misfits together. Hate each other all you want, but when your back is against the wall you better find a way to get along, or none of you will make it home. Here is where the roleplaying begins.

Battlelords is a universe with untold depth. Battlelords is sci-fi without boundaries. Play Battlelords.

We invite you to further explore, and contribute, to the Battlelords universe via our wiki.

Are you new to Battlelords?

If you want to find more information about Battleords read on at our Newbie page!

Powered by d100 System

Battlelords has an easy to use percentile system for resolution. This provides greater flexibility and realism than traditional d20.

The game is heavily skill-based. There are 100+ distinct skills to choose from, giving you the freedom to make each character unique.

We have a unique armor system to protect you character; the better the armor, the harder you are to kill. Armor is completely customizable with any combination of options and upgrades. A tremendous variety of weapon systems are available: from plasma cannons to gravitational sheers, and beam weapons to a trusty auto-shotgun. Two entire source-books are devoted to weapons and gear.

Combat is fast, deadly, and realistic. We marry hand-to-hand, melee, firearms, and matrix (magic) combat into a smooth system. The cagy veteran is just as brittle as the new recruit, so you have to play it smart or you are gonna get mangled.

The system is balanced between realism and fast playability. Battlelords is all about releasing your imagination. You have a whole universe to adventure in; anything can happen.

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