Shards of Honor in Star Wars: Shards | World Anvil

Shards of Honor

The first adventure campaign set in this continuity starts with "Blood Inheritance" and ends with "Shadows of an Empire". (See below or in sidebar.)


It spanned 54 Episodes; spun off the Shards of Infamy campaign with "Dark Side of the Moon" which ran from November 15th, 2013 through June 13th, 2014; and crossed three primary platforms.


Amazingly, every starting character survived {though some characters walked off to the unknown when their players left the campaign}!


But they probably would not have recognized their future selves, on that very first meeting.


They aged 10 years.


They changed the Galaxy.


They changed themselves in ways they never could have imagined.


The real-world date of the very last session was November 22nd, 2014; I think the first session must have been played in 1997, based on where we lived at the time. For the players and the GM, about eighteen years went by. Careers changed. New friends joined us. Old friends followed their lives elsewhere. The prequels were filmed and released to theaters. The Clone Wars cartoons started and ended.


It was one heck of a ride.


Our profuse thanks to:

  CB Ash, our GM, who put hours of work into preparing for each session   Creators and the related fan communities for
  • The Vorkosigan universe by Lois McMaster Bujold ;
  • Paul Sudlow and Chris Doyle, who created the Lords of the Expanse supplement to West End Games' licensed Star Wars D6-based system
  • Marc W. Miller, Frank Chadwick, John Harshman, and Loren K. Wiseman, creators of the Traveller RPG system;
  • Frank Herbert (for Dune) from whom we got Mentats and Bene Gesserit and shield belts, oh my;
  • Warhammer 40K by Games Workshop, for Drop Marines and Adepta Sororitas;
  • Babylon 5 written by Michael J Straczynski and team, whose characters we adapted into the Order of Solicitors;
  • Jim Shooter and Dennis O'Neal created the Transformers universe;
  • Duane Capizzi, Jeff Kline, Pat Allee, and Richard Raynis wrote Roughnecks: The Starship Troopers Chronicles which showed us our first eight members of the 257th Clone Detachment;
  • James Cameron, David Giler, and Walter Hill wrote Aliens, from whom we borrowed Hudson, Hicks, the Nostromo, and at least one Very Special Halloween Night session in which the PCs noped their way through the endless night;
  • the tv show Legend of the Seeker by Sam Raimi and company, adapting Terry Goodkind's novels, for the Mord-Sith whom we turned into Nightsisters because they were more delightfully creepy than nearly naked women boobily boobing all over the place;
  • and, of course, George Lucas and the cast and crews of the Star Wars movies and cartoons, and the authors of the licensed novels, for creating a framework where a story could come to life.

    I have obfuscated the players' real names for privacy reasons, but I can tell you that Tsu Vorboccioni was created by the person who inspired Karen Traviss to name a ship "the Wookiee Gunner" back in 2008/2009. Woohoo! We're famous-adjacent adjacent!

Once Upon a Time in the Expanse: Shards of Honor


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