Thousand Empty Light

Thought space was full of horror? Try being trapped 70 meters underwater.


On your own.


In the dark.

Thousand Empty Light is a psychedelic-xerox adventure zine that brings solo play to Mothership RPG. Written throughout as an in-game corporate document, the zine casts the player in the role of a lamplighter hired by the HAZMOS service corporation. Their job? Enter an abandoned underwater tunnel on an uninhabited planet alone and restore power and light to each section. As they proceed, the player will discover that things aren’t quite what they seem.

This is an experiment in tabletop adventure design, requiring a healthy amount of interpretation from the player (a digital example play document is also provided).


What's inside? 

  • A Mothership solo procedure
  • Unique xerox artwork
  • Twenty hazards
  • Five specialist items
  • Unfolding lore
  • Unique PANIC table
  • Combined Systems Semiotic Standard
  • Lashings of dread, conspiracy and body horror
  • Secret stuff

Created by Alfred Valley


36 pages, 140 x 199mm, saddled stitch zine with black risograph print on Evercolour cream 80gsm inners and Context Pistachio 170gsm cover. PDF included.  


Two Purchase Options:


Deluxe Bundle - Zine + Dust Cover + Bookmark + PDF:


- Thousand Empty Light - Zine + PDF


- Thousand Empty Light - Dust Cover

Keep your copy of Thousand Empty Light ship-shape with a special edition dust cover. Features a random table for generating alien creatures as well as a missing persons table and accompanying secret to unlock.

Single sided gold risograph print on Context Deep Blue 225gsm stock.


- Thousand Empty Light - Bookmark

The "Combined Systems Semiotic Standard" is Thousand Empty Light's solo oracle disguised as a d50 table of warning signs. This can be used in conjunction with any Mothership adventure or indeed any sci-fi game.

74 x 210mm double sided black risograph print on Context birch 225gsm stock.

Zine + PDF:

- Thousand Empty Light - Zine + PDF


This product is based on the Mothership® Sci-Fi Horror Role Playing Game, published by Tuesday Knight Games. This product is published under license. MOTHERSHIP® is a registered trademark of Tuesday Knight Games. All rights reserved. For additional information, visit or contact

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