Planet Mercenary: A Room Full of Boffins


The Commodore wants a Xenobiologist, despite already having one. To entice this Dr Olipolious, she’s sending Harlequin, her current Xenobiologist, to meet with him and make him a job offer. The offer is so sensitive and secret that they must meet in person, which means Harlequin must leave the relative safety of the Commodore’s over-juiced pocket Battleship despite the enticing price on her head… and go to a science conference.

The conference is aboard an upmarket space station in the middle of nowhere. Conference security is minimal and most of the other scientists won’t be conventionally armed. Your job is simple: take Harlequin to the conference, don’t let anyone kill her, ensure the meet happens in privacy, then escort both Harlequin and Dr Olipolious back to your ship.


Set in the universe of the now complete webcomic Schlock Mercenary, Planet Mercenary is a fast paced and hopefully humorous game about trying to make money by shooting people, or in this case by attending a perfectly innocent science conference.

Knowledge of the game system is not needed, knowledge of the comic is a bonus!

Maxim 14: “Mad Science" means never stopping to ask "what's the worst thing that could happen?"

3d6 Mayhem
Number of Players: 
Prefer 5, can handle 6
System Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Sci Fi
Genre Knowledge: 
Not Needed
Role-playing Knowledge: 
Not Required
Humorous, chaotic
This game is teen-friendly: