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New Release: Spectres of Mars

Spectres of MarsA Cold War with Mars

Set in a gloriously retro-future 2068, Spectres of Mars follows the Cold War between Earth and the Strangers, a race of incorporeal Martians able to possess human bodies. When the first human explorers accidentally desecrate a sacred dead city on Mars, the Strangers vow revenge and launch a series of reprisals against Earth. These are countered by Myriad, a global defence organization created to root out alien infiltrators and terrorists.

About Spectres of Mars

Spectres of Mars is an espionage and counter-terrorism setting with a science fiction twist. Player characters are agents of Myriad, a joint operation of the United States, the Soviet Union, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany. It’s inspired by Gerry Anderson’s Captain Scarlet and UFO, the mythology of The X-Files, the film version of 2001: A Space Odyssey, and every conceivable version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

About DoubleZero

DoubleZero is a percentile based, skill-driven modern action thriller tabletop roleplaying game. All manner of suspense and intrigue are possible. This sourcebook requires the use of the DoubleZero Core Book.

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3 thoughts on “New Release: Spectres of Mars

  1. Reading through the Major Recurring NPCs, I found myself casting actors from UFO – the Ed Bishop role (Edwin Harrington), Michael Billington cast as Alec Freeman (that’d have been George Sewell in the TV show), and Wanda Ventham (actress, mathematician, mother of Benedict Cumberbatch) as Verity Freeman.

    Cool to name her after Verity Lambert, creator of Doctor Who. If we could time travel back to the Seventies and pitch this show, Jon Pertwee would have had some real competition.

    I couldn’t place Stranger Zero. I know I’d have loved to have cast an actor who looked like Captain Black, but the only face that kept popping up was Martin Landau.

    He’d have adored that role. Secretly, every actor longs to play the villain. They get all the best lines.

    1. I was actually seeing Michael York circa Logan’s Run as Stranger Zero. You’re dead on about all the rest.

      1. Oh yeah. Michael York would have been perfect casting, now you come to mention it. That image fits like a glove to Stranger Zero.
        I’m already running my mind through the first season’s episodes. Titles, synopses, guest stars …

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