Thought space was full of horror? Try being trapped 70 metres underwater. On your own. In the dark.
What is this?
THOUSAND EMPTY LIGHT IS A SOURCE BOOK AND SOLO ADVENTURE FOR MOTHERSHIP RPG (1E) SET IN AN ABANDONED UNDERWATER TUNNEL ON AN UNINHABITED PLANET.
It blurs the line between sci-fi horror source material, Mothership adventure and universal solo toolkit.
You, the player, take on the role of a lamplighter hired by the HAZMOS service corporation. Your job? Enter an abandoned underwater tunnel on an uninhabited planet alone and restore power and light to each section. As they proceed, the player will discover that things aren’t quite what they seem.
Sounds simple enough... but as you proceed through the tunnel you will discover that you’re not alone in the dark and things aren’t quite what they seem.
Expect a blend of psychological, conspiracy and cosmic horror. Play to find out what secrets lie at the end of the tunnel.
What's it like?
THOUSAND EMPTY LIGHT IS WRITTEN THROUGHOUT AS AN IN-UNIVERSE CORPORATE DOCUMENT, WITH A DASH OF RED TAPE BUREAUCRACY HERE, A SPLASH OF 80S SYNTHESISER MANUAL THERE. THERE ARE NO EXPLICIT REFERENCES IN THE TEXT TO PLAYING A GAME. INSTEAD IT AIMS FOR FULL IMMERSION, WITH GAMEPLAY HINTS SPRINKLED BETWEEN THE LINES.
A psychedelic-xerox adventure zine that brings solo play to Mothership RPG (1E). Written throughout as an in-game corporate document, the zine takes the core game’s rules and builds a procedure for playing single handedly. It is a 36 page survival horror adventure, short story and universal solo toolkit all wrapped up into one.
A Mothership solo procedure
Unique xerox artwork
Five specialist items
Unique PANIC table
Lashings of dread, conspiracy and body horror
Dust cover & Semiotic Standard bookmark
The dust cover is designed to wrap around your physical zine. It is risograph printed in metallic gold on one side of blue card stock. For an added bonus, the inside flaps contain extra material for your adventure, including a missing persons table and an alien creature generation table.
The bookmark is 74x210mm and risograph printed on both sides on Context Birch 260gsm card. This is a handy reference containing the Semiotic Standard table of signs. Useful for your playthrough of Thousand Empty Light, sure, but this is specifically designed to allow you to use the Semiotic Standard with other adventures or RPGs, solo or otherwise!
CW: darkness, tight spaces, marine wildlife, peril, bodily harm, extreme solitude