Update for the Week of July 2, 2021

Author's Diary - Update for the Week of July 2, 2021

(Covenant’s playtest rules are out! Download a copy now and tell us what you think! If you like what you see, think about becoming a patron!)

Featured Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

We’re still working on the Old Empire this week! Find out more below the fold.

Here’s what we want to talk about this week:

  • The Old Empire
  • How to become a playtester
Gas Giants Form Quickly (Artist Concept) (Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech)


We’d hoped to finish the Old Empire’s summary today, but that wasn’t to be. We did add a lot of material to it this week, though, including:

  • Its economy and how the imperial family and noble houses run it
  • Its culture, including sex and gender, the role of women in the Old Empire, the “station” that each citizen holds in the Empire, and the imperial version of kawaii (no, really)
  • Its politics, including the roles of the Emperor; the noble houses; the “Public House” or parliament run by commoners; and the peasantry and serfs

We’ll make all the domain summaries in Covenant available to the public when we’re done. However, patrons can read them as we finish them for the low price of $1 a month (hint hint).


Have you downloaded Covenant’s playtest rules yet? Did we mention that they’re free? If not, do it now! They’re free! All we ask is that you tell us what you think about them. You can send your feedback in two ways:

That’s about it for now. Talk to you next Friday!

Published by radiofreecovenant

A podcast about the science-fiction roleplaying game "Covenant" and the urban fantasy novel "Crossing the Line", soon to be published by Black Opal Books.

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