CONSORTIUM: A game when you brainjack a poor unsuspecting supersoldier and kick ass/take names, reshaping an alternate reality. At least, that's how you normally play.
But when an unsuspecting gamer like us tries to play the game, he gets an unsuspecting surprise: a trip into the dimension to brainswap this time around. Using greater freedom and knowledge, he has to deal with extreme vulnerability, intense danger, and constant suspicion from untrusting colleagues.
When the cards are down, though - always bet on the guy who's seen them beforehand, even if he's got a bad poker face.
Spoilers for CONSORTIUM. May slip into Consortium: The Tower's early access release as well, but only at an appropriate point in the storyline.
In the far future of the year 2300, humanity has spread to the stars. Via blurring ships stuttering across the three great arms of expansion, colonies beautiful and inhospitable are founded to push back the frontier of unknown space.
At the edge of space, a new menace arrives - and on a small starship, a man develops powers unimaginable. As the first existential threat to mankind sweeps across the French Arm, 4th Officer Remi Veroix goes from freighter engineer to Man's last hope against the dying of the light.
Mongoose 2300 is a realistic science fiction roleplaying game, and this fic is written within the rules and game system. Bracketed rolls determine the fate of characters, with only Remi's psionics, wit, and a little GM Fiat keeping him from grisly death amid caustic stars.
Though the Kafer War on the French Arm is a major part of the story, Remi's will span the entirety of charted human space - from the chaotic cyberpunk of the core to the dusty deserts of the American Arm, or the exotic aliens of the Chinese Arm. Take a gander at 2300 - as it's meant to be played.