What is Nostalgia?
Nostalgia: The Nomad Fleet is the first chapter of a larger vision: the Nostalgia Cycle. The Nomad Fleet is the RPG equivalent of Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope: the first one to be released, but not the story's first chapter. As a matter of fact, our tale starts in the middle: many things have happened already, and much more is bound to happen.
While the plan for the Cycle is still not fully detailed and hence subject to changes, the idea is to publish three major settings along with various supplements whose goal will be to investigate many aspects of the universe where the game takes place.
The Nomad Fleet
In The Nomad Fleet part of mankind leaves a warring Earth and crowds in on the eight Arks of the Fleet. Men, synthetics and other beings start a dangerous journey towards an unknown destination: an easy choice when the alternative is certain death. What the first settlers need to deal with are bleak and empty metallic halls, but in time the Arks will be shaped and hacked to become the nests of a new civilization.
Millennia go by, and Earth is forgotten. In the Arks, new races appear and other vanish. A new culture throbs like a living heart under the mute and cold scrutiny of the cosmos. The Nomad Fleet is the account of the genesis, rise, corruption and collapse of this New Order.
When the game starts, the Fleet is already divided in isolated, autarkic worlds, weary of each other...
The setting is still under development, but we’re rather close now. Our target is to have the Italian version of The Nomad Fleet ready by 2017. Translation will follow according to reception.
Work on the layout has not started yet. However, we’re want to offer a full color, hardcover, high-quality paper book, with top notch illustrations from international artists.
A PDF version will also be released alongside the physical book.