Tab Creations

Producers of fine historical and hobby games.

Shadows Over Sol

Science Fiction Horror Roleplaying

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $14.99 (PDF & eBook); $34.99 (Print)

Purchase: Studio 2 Publishing  $34.99 (Offset Print)

Two hundred years from now what should be the shining beacon of the future is instead cloaked in conspiracy and horror. Humankind has expanded throughout the solar system, and there it has discovered mysteries older than humanity.

The culture has shattered into myriad subcultures; nation-states are the hollow shells of what they once were. Corporations and other groups wage small-scale wars in the streets or in space. Bioengineered horrors left over from these conflicts stalk the hulls of ruined stations and abandoned colonies.

But for an enterprising team willing to brave the horrors, there’s always a profit to be made.

Shadows Over Sol is a hard science fiction horror roleplaying game using the Saga Machine system. Its features include:

  • Discover the secrets of the Sol system, with multiple GM options to keep players on their toes.
  • Support for a wide spectrum of play in the science fiction and horror genres.
  • A fully-realized setting with a detailed breakdown of both social dynamics and the solar system, from Mercury to the Oort Cloud.
  • Systems for personal combat, engineering, hacking and more!
Get the character sheet
Get the form-fillable character sheet

Shadows Over Sol: Shiny New Toys

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)

What would science fiction be without fantastic technologies or life-changing discoveries? What would it be without climactic spaceship battles or tense standoffs? Shadows Over Sol: Shiny New Toys is here to help tell these stories, with new weapons, new gear and rules for vehicular confrontation!

Shadows Over Sol: Shiny New Toys is a key supplement for Shadows Over Sol. Its features include:

  • Complete vehicle rules, from spaceships to motor bikes.
  • A system for space battles and other vehicular combat.
  • Design and customize your own spaceship, from selecting a hull to what components are on board!
  • More than 30 new arms and armor options, to survive the coming horror.
  • Over 80 new pieces of equipment, from fabricators to scout drones!

Shadows Over Sol: Beyond Human

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)

How would society change if fully-sentient AI became possible, or even common? What challenges would an android player character face in society? What more radical genelines have been created? Ultimately science fiction is about social and technological change. Shadows Over Sol: Beyond Human is here to help facilitate these stories!

Shadows Over Sol: Beyond Human is a key supplement for Shadows Over Sol. Its features include:

  • Rules for playing an android or an uplifted animal!
  • Expanded character creation options, including 12 new genelines, 6 new subcultures and an optional point-buy system for generating a character’s stats and skills!
  • A complete character background generator!
  • New systems for handling cover identities and a character’s ever-dwindling sanity!

Shadows Over Sol: Fatal Frontier

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)

Science fiction is about new discoveries and their resulting impacts, both wondrous and horrific. Shadows Over Sol: Fatal Frontier is brimming with a variety of these discoveries, just waiting to be uncovered. What happens when the ARC Project finally arrives at Alpha Centauri A? How would society react if first contact with intelligent life were made? What sorts of new fears, political infighting or new frontiers in scientific research would be touched off by such an event?

Shadows Over Sol: Fatal Frontier is a key supplement for Shadows Over Sol. Its features include:

  • A closer took at life on the edge of human sphere, from the outer solar system and beyond!
  • Numerous new discoveries and dark secrets just waiting to be uncovered!
  • A new mode of play, which deemphasizes horror in favor of epic science fiction!
  • Twenty-five new and horrific foes!

Shadows Over Sol: Small Mercy

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)

The scion of a wealth family is missing, and the team has been hired to bring him home. The trail of his disappearance will lead them across the Main Belt, and pit the team against corporate conspiracies, crazed cultists, trigger-happy mercenaries and bioengineered horrors.

But when the team finally tracks down the wayward scion, will they be able to bring him back? Or will they let him disappear in the vastness of space? Just how far is the team willing to go to claim a paycheck? And what are they willing to become?

Shadows Over Sol: Small Mercy is an adventure supplement for Shadows Over Sol: Science Fiction Horror Roleplaying. It features a tense investigative horror scenario, and is designed to run anywhere between one and three gaming sessions.

Shadows Over Sol: Eviction Notice

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)

On Mars, a small-time gang has taken up residence in the ruins of Vidhi Colony. The team has been called in to rid the ruins of this menace, but gangers won’t be the only threat awaiting them on the Red Planet.

This scenario will immerse the players in the seedy Martian underworld, introducing them to the feared Rakhimov Syndicate. It will send the team on a journey across the Martian outback, isolating them and pitting them against some of the most fearsome beasts that have ever been bioengineered. In the process, the scrappers will face off against a deadly gang and stumble upon a buried secret.

Shadows Over Sol: Eviction Notice is an adventure supplement for Shadows Over Sol. It features an exciting action horror scenario, and is designed to run anywhere between one and three gaming sessions.

Shadows Over Sol: Dreams and Dust

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)

The time has come for the Martian colony of Stillwater to build its own space elevator! This requires the construction of an equatorial outpost, and the team has been hired to lead the survey. But are the investors’ motives pure? Or will greed and pride devour the project—and the colony?

Shadows Over Sol: Dreams and Dust is an adventure supplement for Shadows Over Sol that lets the players build an outpost and attempt to save it from impending disaster, some of which might even be of their own making! It features an exciting investigative horror scenario, and is designed to run anywhere between two and five gaming sessions.

Shadows Over Sol: Heir to Darkness

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)

When the child heir to a powerful family has been "misplaced" and sold into indenture in the Belt, the team is hired to look into the whereabouts of the missing kid. But there is more in motion than meets the eye, as the team will soon to run afoul of corporate spies, bounty hunters and a bizarre cult.

In the process the team will be led on a race against time across the Main Belt, and will uncover a secret that some would kill to to see buried. In the end, the team may need to ensure that they are not the next targets.

Shadows Over Sol: Heir to Darkness is an adventure supplement for Shadows Over Sol. It can be ran as either a standalone scenario or as a direct follow-up to the Shadows Over Sol: Small Mercy adventure. It features a labyrinthine investigative horror scenario that is designed to run between one and three gaming sessions.

Shadows Over Sol: Lethal Inheritance

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print) Coming Soon!

When the team is offered a unique opportunity to acquire their very own spaceship for essentially free, they must travel to an abandoned energy facility. This is the sort of windfall dreamed of by scrappers across the system, and one that few wouldn’t jump at given the chance. 

But like many free things, it comes with a very dangerous catch. Not only does the group have to first secure the ship, fight off rival scrappers and make critical repairs, they will also have to face the sinister threat that eliminated the ship’s original crew.

Shadows Over Sol: Lethal Inheritance is an adventure supplement for Shadows Over Sol. It features an introductory survival horror scenario that is ideal for launching a new campaign or introducing players the dark future. This scenario is designed to last between one and three gaming sessions.

Shadows Over Sol: Ready-Made Heroes

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $4.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)
 

Want to run a quick scenario, but don't have the time to write and stat out a full team? Are you starting up a new campaign, but your players don't know what they want to play? Here are nine pregenerated characters ready to experience the horrors of the Sol system!

Shadows Over Sol: Ready-Made Heroes is a supplement for Shadows Over Sol. Its features include:

  • Nine pregenerated characters ready to run, perfect for a one-shot adventure or full campaign!
  • Full-page art, personality, motives and personal history for each character.
  • Filled out character sheet for each character, ready to print.
  • Fleshed out connections between members of the team, stats for a shared spaceship and plot hooks for each character!

Shadows Over Sol: Quick-Start

Jump right into a sci-fi horror future!

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  FREE! (PDF); $3.99 (Print)

The Shadows Over Sol: Quick-Start provides the basic rules necessary for new players to dive into a science-fiction horror future. Features of the quick-start include:

  • A brief overview of the Shadows Over Sol setting.
  • Memories, a complete sci-fi horror scenario designed for a single evening’s play.
  • Four pre-generated player characters, including all stats and background information.
  • All of the game rules necessary to play the included scenario, as well as to give players a taste for the Saga Machine system.

Shadows Over Sol: GM Screen Inserts

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $1.99 (PDF); $9.99 (Print)
 

These GM screen inserts are an invaluable tool for game masters looking to run Shadows Over Sol: Science Fiction Horror Roleplaying. Presented in letter-sized landscape format, they are designed to fit most popular customizable GM Screen products.

Feature information includes:

  • Character creation information
  • Full listings of gear properties
  • Combat, engineering, computers and stasis notes
  • Lingering injury tables
  • Consequences and more!

Shadows Over Sol: Consequence Cards

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  $1.99 (PDF); $3.99 (Print)
 

A key component of the Shadows Over Sol rules are for characters to take consequences - the mechanical representation of various penalties, bonuses or status effects influencing the character. Different mechanics within the game can cause consequences, including special traits, critical successes and failures - or any situation where the GM thinks the consequence will heighten the tension in the game!

Shadows Over Sol: Consequence Cards are a quick and easy way to keep track of consequences in your game. Simply set them on the table in front of you as your character takes consequences, or hand them out to other players when you cause them! Each of the 14 consequences listed in Shadows Over Sol are featured here.

Shadows Over Sol: Stillwater Poster Map

Purchase: DriveThruRPG  Pay What You Want (PDF); $3.99 (Print)
 

Two hundred years from now what should be the shining beacon of the future is instead cloaked in conspiracy and horror. Humankind has expanded throughout the solar system, and there it has discovered mysteries older than humanity.

Now you can have your own 12" x 18" poster map of the Martian colony of Stillwater, a perfect companion to any Shadows Over Sol campaign.