The Artifact is a science fiction RPG designed by Emmet O’Brian. It deals with the discovery of a BDO – Big Dumb Object – an artificial world of very peculiar shape. While I never played the game (and probably never will, since I don’t really game anymore) I really like the level of detail Emmet put into the design of the setting – I guess I am a sucker for planet-building civilizations (Ringworld, Rama, Banks Orbitals, GIMME).
Anyway, Emmet has started a Kickstarter campaign (with a very modest funding goal) in order to increase the quality of the Artifact books. I’ve just backed it, and I hope the project gets funded.
For more information, visit The Artifact’s homepage.