Lancer Core Book


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15,000 years into the future, Union enters its third age. A hard-won better world secure, the Third Committee now works to address the failings and crimes of their predecessors, stepping out from Cradle and her core worlds to the galaxy their revolution has not yet reached.

Lancer features a deep, story-rich setting for players to engage with if they so choose. Every choice they make, every system they mount, every weapon they wield — all of it has lore attached, just waiting for a story to develop.

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Introducing Lancer

Lancer is a tabletop role playing game centered on shared narratives, customizable mechs, and the pilots who crew them.

Set many thousands of years from the present day, Lancer imagines a future where a survivor humanity has spread to the stars after weathering terrible ecological collapse on Earth — the end of the Anthropocene as a consequence of unrestrained consumption and poor stewardship.

With a survival imperative motivated by this cultural history, humanity’s organizing body, Union, seeks to manage the galaxy to ensure we’ll never again be faced with extinction. They are not perfect in this endeavor; the narrative present of Lancer imagines a future where Union’s central body has been gripped by popular revolution, and the new governing body seeks to rectify the crimes of the old.

Lancer features a mix of gritty, mud-and-lasers military science fiction and mythic science fantasy. In the setting, conscript pilots mix ranks with flying aces, mercenary guns-for-hire brawl with secretive corporate agents, and relativistic paladins cross thermal lances with causality-breaking, unknowable beings.

Mechs Mechs Mechs!

Players of Lancer adopt the roles of mech pilots — comrades together in a galaxy of danger and hope. Some groups will fight for Union, working to rectify the crimes of previous administrations. Others, for a corpro-state, working to advance private interests while lining their pockets. Yet others will fight for groups acting in opposition to those in power, or for themselves.

Lancer offers deep mech customization, a wide range of player backgrounds, and a system and setting with room for any story you and your group want to tell. It’s best with a group of 3-5 players, and can be used to run a one-shot session or persistent campaign.

Inside the book!

Included with the PDF of the Lancer Core Book are the following:

  • Full, original art from some of the best illustrators working in indie comics, concept design, product design, and character design today.
  • Full, deep setting information, GM toolkit, and back-end information to help you plan out your own Lancer narrative.
  • Essentially limitless amounts of possible gear combinations to outfit your pilot’s chassis.

To open up new avenues for play, be sure to join their fan-run Discord server, and to download a free copy of Comp/ConLancer‘s companion character-builder and compendium app.

Additional information

Weight 2.1 kg
Dimensions 30.5 × 21 × 6 cm


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