Dying Hard on the Hardlight Station

Die Hard meets Alien in this thrilling escape from a hijacked station, made for the Mothership Sci-Fi Horror RPG.

In Dying Hard on Hardlight Station, your team of grizzled PCs will be torn between saving friends locked in the Healthtek facility or crawling to freedom in the vents of the corporate-controlled Hardlight Station, all while avoiding capture by the brutal Blackshield Mercenary Company. However, unbeknownst to all, Blackshield’s invasion has caused the containment protocols at the Healthtek facility to malfunction. Now, in the bowels of the station, something horrible has awoken, and, after a long, torturous sleep, hungers to feed.

Dying Hard on Hardlight Station is a 28-page, full-colour adventure zine designed to work as a one-shot, mini-series, or as a part of your ongoing Mothership (or any other Sci-Fi RPG) campaign. Its control panel layout is table-ready and packed with efficient, evocative details big on imagination and light on overlong prose; each page is stuffed with unique locations, scheming NPCs, and terrifying horrors on the hunt. A night on Hardlight Station is one you won’t soon forget.

Sci-fi mayhem and a horde of haunting horrors await in the pages of Dying Hard on Hardlight Station, including:

  • Four Station Locations - Mapped out and loaded with loot tables, adventure hooks, custom encounters, and interesting NPCs. 
  • Three Original Factions - The Blackshield Mercenary Company, Station Administration Nakatomi Solutions Inc, and Healthtek AG with their ravening Alien Hybrids. Each vying to come out on top in the battle for the station.
  •  The Hardlight Station Gazetteer - a guidebook filled with shops, entertainments, NPCs and jobs for your crew... should anyone survive the initial adventure. 
  • Custom Art and Professional Design - bringing the whole adventure alive in glorious red, black, and white.
  • Hardlight Radio - Three emergency broadcasts, two sci-fi Christmas carols, and three ambient remixes totalling 8 original audio tracks to enhance your games. 
  • GM Screen and Printable Maps - A digital GM reference for key factions and NPCs along with printable maps for your home or virtual tabletop.
  • Adventure The Horror on Tau Sigma 7 - included in the Limited Edition print run only of Dying Hard on the Hardlight Station



Writing: DG Chapman (The Haunting on Ypsilon 14, Hideo’s World, Journeylands) 
Layout: Eric K. Hill  (Dying Hard on Hardlight Station, Picket Line Tango,  The Third Sector) 
Art: Vil  (Dissident Whispers, Dying Hard on Hardlight Station, A Fistful of Creeps) 
Editing: D. Kenny (Dying Hard on Hardlight Station and Nirvana on Fire) 


Choose from 2 options:

Dying Hard on Hardlight Station - Standard 1E Edition Zine +PDF

28 pages, A5 zine, stable bound, full color. PDF included. 


Dying Hard on Hardlight Station Bundle - Standard 1E Edition Zine + decrypted/the.nakatomi.papers Zine + PDF

  • Dying Hard on Hardlight Station 1E Standard Edition:

28 pages, A5 zine, stable bound, full color. PDFs included. 

  • decrypted/the.nakatomi.papers Zine - An in-world bonus zine packed with even more original art, compelling story hooks, new monsters, lore, and NPCs for your games. 

32 pages, A5 zine, stable bound, full color. PDF included.

Format:Dying Hard on Hardlight Station Bundle - Standard 1E Edition Zine + decrypted/the.nakatomi.papers Zine + PDF
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