Infinite Futures is a Pathfinder-compatible sci-fi RPG geared to allow you to play any sort of sci-fi genre or game.
Fully compatible with Pathfinder, you will find that Infinite Futures is a great game, fully detailed with loads of great races, classes as well as skills, and feats to make any sci-fi game a joy to play.
Prologue: What's in a name?
Well, I should explain that first we tried about half a dozen other names for this game. Some of the names we wanted were already taken. But most of the time, the problem was that a name conjured up too specific an image, or no image at all.
While there is a great variety in fantasy, it is a single genre. Whereas science fiction has a multitude of subgenera: post-apocalyptic, modern horror, dystopian, space rangers, space opera, space exploration, and alien invasions, to name a few.
In fantasy, magic, in some form or another, is an integral part of the story. But when you consider science fiction, there is sci-fi that doesn't involve supernatural forces; sci-fi that doesn't involve androids; sci-fi that doesn't involve space travel. While there are many elements that can be included, or have a sci-fi feel to them, no single one is actually mandatory the way that magic defines the fantasy genera.
So after our last name fell through I was lying in bed one day (I was performing astronomical observations at the time, so living a nocturnal lifestyle). As I tried to ignore the sunlight and drift off to sleep, I thought about a name which could capture the feel of "generic sci-fi." Given the variety in different peoples' visions of the futures, what one name could possibly capture the feeling of the infinite possible futures?
The infinite possible futures? In the RPG industry, how you abbreviate the name of your game is a non-trivial question. Acronyms are one of the most popular ways. Infinite Futures naturally becomes Infinite Futures. And that is really what sci-fi is all about: "What IF . . . "
So now come, explore the infinite futures with us. It all starts by asking yourself that one simple question, "What IF?"
Written by Ramsey Lundock / Robert Hemminger / Sean Wilt