lancer the downloadable rpg

15,000 Years

After Earth

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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But not everyone wishes to share in this struggle; not all kings and emperors and executives are ready or willing to lessen the iron grip they hold over their people. The tyrant never lifts their boot from the neck of the oppressed — as lancers, your job is to make them.

Using a mix of rules-light narrative play and gritty tactical combat, together with friends you’ll fight to win a better future for humanity. With countless possible combinations of gear, chassis, and weapon, your perfect mech is out there, ready to carry you and your party to victory.

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Us What You See

All action in Lancer takes place in the Orion Arm — the breadth of known humanity, trillions-strong, all but a sliver of the stars in the Milky Way, much less beyond. Among the stars of the Orion Arm, millennia of history have accumulated among and between populated worlds of the Metropolita and the Diaspora. Interstellar empires and planetary kingdoms, corpro-states and decentralized stateless actors, relativistic paladins and uncanny parahumans — Lancer’s galaxy is rich with high technology and science fantasy both.

However you want your narrative to play out — as a gritty military campaign, as an esoteric delve into the uncanny and hidden corners of the galaxy, or as a mix of both — Lancer’s universe can fit your story.


Your Fate

Whether you hail from a Core world, the asynchronous time of the Cosmopolita, or from one the myriad many Diasporan worlds, you’ve made a name for yourself as a mech pilot. You’re a lancer — like a flying ace of old Earth, you push your machine and yourself beyond your limits, succeeding where others wouldn’t dare to try.

Lancer’s vision of humanity is cosmopolitan and polyglot — it is a vision of the future that includes you.

Lancer Core Book

First Edition PDF

The core rulebook / setting guide in digital .pdf form.