A downloadable supplement forTroika!

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36 New Science Fiction / Science Fantasy Backgrounds for Troika! 

This is a weird little supplement for a very weird game. It's a complete d66 table of backgrounds for Trokia! 

All of these backgrounds have something to do with media that has recently gone into the public domain, that is, media from 1928. 

Equally Important, however, all of them involve a science fantasy / science fiction twist of some sort, usually some sort of innovation or device. Hopefully, at least some of them will be pleasing!

All images are in the public domain in the United States, to my knowledge. The cover image is Charles Sim's 1928 painting I Am the Abyss and I Am Light

Text is copyright in 2024 by Kirt Andrew Dankmyer. While I don't consider this to be a work for the ages, a dream inspired me to cede it to the public domain sooner than it would otherwise be. Well, that and the heart attack I had last year (2023). 

Until 2029 or until I die, whichever comes sooner, this work can be licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0. Starting in 2029 or after my death, whichever comes sooner, I cede this entire work to the public domain under CC0.

Troika 19280!  is an independent production by Ivanhoe Unbound / Kirt Dankmyer and is not affiliated with the Melsonian Arts Council.

Updated 7 days ago
CategoryPhysical game
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Tags1928, creative-commons, OSR, public-domain, science-fantasy, Sci-fi, Tabletop, tabletop-role-playing-game, Troika


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I'm going to identify some companion adventures and might even get this to table next week for my first Troika! game!


Awesome! If it isn't too much trouble, let us know how it goes!

My favourite is definitely Kitty Christ; though Ex-Pickpocket is a close second!


Thank you! 

A version of Kitty Christ is a long standing joke between myself and my wife. It's so good to get it out there for others to enjoy. 

Ex-pickpocket's got the blues, LOL 

Great stuff, truly inspirational.

I enjoyed looking up the references, so I really appreciate your putting that section in!


Thank you! Watch this space; I should be done with the 36-background (d66) version soon.

Looking forward to it!


It's up! Enjoy! Comments welcome!