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In the World of Progress, the corporation SLA Industries rules all. Employing Operatives to enforce, extend and maintain their power base, SLA controls a multitude of worlds - industrial, franchise and resource - with planet Mort at its core. As Operatives execute the company’s will, new threats emerge through the cracks of the city walls, turning Downtown into a battleground.

You, the SLA Operative, are fighting for fame and fortune against a backdrop of a crumbling reality. Operatives feed the always-on televisions with a gaudy media of wall-to-wall death and dismemberment. Operative life is all about climbing the corporate ladder and earning sponsorship deals and notoriety along the way.

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The full-colour 224-page Tabletop Roleplaying Game uses Nightfall Games' S5S rules system and updates the 1st Edition setting as years have passed on Mort since then. The newly arrived Neophron signals a shift in the balance of the universe, as the scholarly species joins the ranks of SLA Industries. Sending their brightest to train as Operatives, they serve alongside Ebonites, Shaktars, Wraithen and Humans.

Dream Entities claw at the fabric of reality, dredging up nightmares. Elsewhere, the Shi’An Blood Cult rises, corrupting the disenfranchised masses of Mort to its cause and unleashing the horrors from White Earth into an unsuspecting world. As SLA Industries battles to reclaim the Cannibal Sectors outside, Operatives are forced to deal with problems within the city walls more so than ever before...and below, the Deep Construct awakens.

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Introduction: Beginning with a terminology for the World of Progress, the Introduction also covers those aligned against SLA Industries before covering what roleplaying games are, a brief history of SLA Industries (the TTRPG, not the corporation), before summarizing how to play the game and what is needed for it.

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History: Twenty-one pages of highly detailed history, from before before SLA Industries created the World of Progress up through 915 years of history. The history is broken out by century, followed by important events that occurred during each one.

The World of Progress: This chapter details the setting, beginning with the Planet Mort before drilling down more and more, before ending up at Mort City. Each neighborhood in the city is covered, along with points of interest and getting around on in the city. After that, the chapter covers the World of Progess itself, which is a catchall term for all SLA controlled space: seven different types of worlds are described, as well as what lies beyond SLA Industries' borders and space travel. A handful of specific worlds round out the chapter.

Operative Hours: All about playing a SLA Operative. From how they're recruited, where they tend to live, to Blueprint New Files "BPNs," which are jobs for Operatives to take to earn a living as a successful freelancer. SLA Industries itself is detailed within this chapter, breaking out and describing various departments and their individual responsibilities. This chapter, combing with the preceding two, provide all the necessary background information needed for a player to immerse themselves in the World of Progress.

Character Creation: Walks Players through character creation, beginning with selecting one of the nine playable species before assigning points on stats. Skills and traits follow, with movement and finally equipment brining up the rear.

Rules and Mechanics: Introduces Nightfall Games' S5S rules system and quicklu gets down to business with the different types of rolls needed in the game. Combat follows and as that section ends with rules on damage, it only makes sense that health and healng follows. Improving one's Operative comes next, followed by several other sections to fully round out the game mechanics.

The Ebb: This chapter provides information on a form of energy that underpins the world of SLA Industries. Understood only by the Ebonites and a few ancient species, the chapter begins with what the Ebb is and how it is used, before providing the rules of using it in game. The various "disciplines" that users of the Ebb specialize in finish the chapter.

Hardware: Melee Weapons. Ranged Weapons. Things that go Boom! Hardware consists of over 30 pages detailing the weapons, armor, vehicles, and equipment in general.

Threat Analysis: Formed in 905sd, the Threat Analysis department identifies and disseminates information on any and all threats. The chapter begins with known threats, before veering off to discuss those that are more dangerous and/or subtle. The histories of many of the World of Progress enemies are provided here, as well as stat blocks and special equipment and how each group/villain operates.

The Web of Lies: Detailing the various methods used by SLA Industries to communicate with their Operatives, from BPNs to Hunter Sheets, this chapter covers how to run a game in the World of Progress. Creating NPCs, awarding (and spending) experience points, and what to do when not on a gig is also covered.

Index: It's a pretty standard index. A blank character sheet, NPC stat block, BPNs, and a Hunter sheet can also be found in this section.

Don't Forget

Progress Report Issue Zero (Ex Mass)

Progress Report Issue 1

GM's Art Pack for Digital Play

Hunter Sheets, Issue Two

Cannibal Sector 1
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Colin C May 27, 2021 4:21 pm UTC
I got the book at a local game store (Noble Knight Games), can I get a download of the PDF for free?
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March 19, 2021 5:24 pm UTC
Has anyone made a character sheet for this on Roll20?
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Mark R May 05, 2021 6:30 pm UTC
Yes it is there
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Colin M January 25, 2021 1:00 pm UTC
Just received the book, it looks amazing. When are we getting the character sheets?
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Donald D January 11, 2021 3:02 pm UTC
When will this be available to purchase through retail? Will it be on Amazon since I don’t have game stores nearby?
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Nightfall G January 11, 2021 3:53 pm UTC
Yes, it will be available in retail stores, as long as they order them from distribution. Amazon again depends on a webstore picking it up from distribution.

You can always buy it direct from if you want it delivered from the UK.
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Marco R January 08, 2021 10:26 am UTC
A few days ago, I caused a bit of a stink here. The thread was since removed, which is a good thing because I did, in fact, misrepresent some important facets of the setting which I will not mention due to spoiler reasons.
All I want to offer is my heartfelt apology. After having read the book, I think I now have an inkling what you are going for and I am really looking forward to further info.
Again, I am sorry.
Also, everyone interested, please do consider buying the book, it's worth the read at the very least.
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Chris D February 01, 2021 2:29 pm UTC
No idea what you are talking about, but thank you for the apology.
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Jeff S January 07, 2021 12:54 am UTC
PDF needs bookmarks, badly.
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Marco R January 05, 2021 11:54 am UTC
Will there be some kind of bestiary in the future? The more monsters/opponents, the better.
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Aleksandr V January 05, 2021 10:49 pm UTC
You may find -a lot- of creatures and NPCs in Cannibal Sector 1 book. Some of them can be encountered in Mort City so it's useful not just for cannibal sectors.

A free 2e statblocks conversion document is available here:

If you're interested in serial killers, rogue operatives, and cultists, check out Hunter Sheets (conversion docs are available for Issue Two but you may convert Issue One yourself pretty easily). HS contains some really cool contracts and memorable targets.
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Marco R January 06, 2021 12:13 pm UTC
Sounds great, I'll check it out.
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Daniel G January 05, 2021 1:15 am UTC
I had lost track of this and didn’t realize it had come out, what a nice surprise in the new year! Just did a quick look through and the artwork and layout are fantastic, can’t wait to dive in after work.
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Donald D January 04, 2021 5:42 am UTC
Will this be available on POD?
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Nightfall G January 04, 2021 10:09 am UTC
No, it will not. it will be available through retail channels worldwide.
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Chris D January 03, 2021 1:57 am UTC
Nice to see you putting out more stuff Dave.
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Marcelino S January 01, 2021 10:09 am UTC
Which book do I start with if I want to play the RPG?
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Simon V January 01, 2021 12:17 pm UTC
You can start fresh with the 2nd edition rulebook and build on that. 1st edition stuff and cs1 are more additional setting stuff.
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Aleksandr V January 03, 2021 7:16 am UTC
This book has everything you need to start with SLA. Nightfall Games have plans to expand it with more material in the future but there are so much lore and stuff in the corebook alone that you can play it for years.
If you really want, you can get Cannibal Sector 1 and a free second edition conversion document. CS1 has great descriptions of the areas outside of Mort City and the story behind some of its most dangerous inhabitants.
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George K January 04, 2021 8:30 pm UTC
Start with this new 2nd edition, but the 1st stuff is available, and there is a conversion document already. So lots to work with.
Nightfall already has stated they have lots of plans for the line also, with more books coming.
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