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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.

Plus, thanks to the 1365 backers that brought this project to life on Kickstarter, each purchase of Dying Hard on Hardlight Station will also include:

  • decrypted/the.nakatomi.papers - A 32 page, in-world bonus zine packed with even more original art, compelling story hooks, new monsters, lore, and NPCs for your games.
  • 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. 

Physical Copies Available Now From:
Tuesday Knight Games (USA)
Four Rogues Publishing (BC, Canada)
Monkey's Paw Games (Ontario, Canada)
Iglootree (UK)

Coming Soon from:

Exalted Funeral (USA)

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(10 total ratings)
AuthorMagnum Galaxy Games
GenreRole Playing
TagsCyberpunk, Horror, mothership, Sci-fi, Space
Average sessionA few hours
MultiplayerLocal multiplayer


Buy Now$7.99 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $7.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Dying Hard on Hardlight Station - Spreads - 0e.pdf 20 MB
Dying Hard on Hardlight Station - Pages - 0e.pdf 20 MB
Decrypted Spreads - 0e.pdf 29 MB
Decrypted Pages 0e.pdf 29 MB
Dying Hard on Hardlight Station - Wardens Screen - 0e.pdf 8 MB
Hardlight Radio.zip 42 MB
Decrypted (Digital pages) 1e.pdf 29 MB
Decrypted (Digital spreads) 1e.pdf 29 MB
Dying Hard on Hardlight Station (Digital pages) 1e.pdf 20 MB
Dying Hard on Hardlight Station (Digital spreads) 1e.pdf 20 MB
Hardlight_Wardens_Screen 1e.pdf 3 MB

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Fantastic game and stunning artwork. I have just received my copy through Iglootree and was wondering if i could also gain access to the audio files and extra docs from the kickstarter? I can provide proof of purchase if needed. 



Absolutely! Send an email to dekennygalaxy@gmail.com and I'll set you up asap.