What is the "These Strange Worlds" Role Playing Game?
"These Strange Worlds" Role Playing Game (RPG) is a role playing game set in the same universe(s) as the novels. Players assume the role of one or more inhabitants of the science fiction, magical, or time travel-based universes in These Strange Worlds, create prime requisites, acquire equipment, and develop goals. A Gamemaster creates scenarios that will test the players' combat abilities, problem solving and planning -- and role playing skills. Opportunities for online play are optimized.
The Zone Pioneers in general and specific characters or situations featured in the novels are not the focus of the game, but are in some cases described as part of the overall fabric of the Yellow, Red, and Blue universes.
TSW/RPG is based in part on the 1990s "Strange World" text-based on-line RGP and on the 1970s "Superhero 2044" by Donald Saxman (published by Gamescience).
It is specifically designed to be a combat and problem-solving, turn-based role playing game that will develop the player's writing and compositional skills. A similar approach was used by the author's "Learning Cube" home schooling Videotex-based service offering.
What is the "These Strange Worlds" Compendium?
The Compendium or "Zone Pioneer Compendium of Useful Information Concerning These Strange Worlds" is a handbook and encyclopedia provided to members of the Zone Pioneers.
The on-line version of the Compendium provides background information of interest to RPG players, Daylog contributors, and (eventually) will be of interest to novel readers.