Battlelords of the 23rd Century, 7th Edition - Science Fiction Roleplaying Game

Created by 23rd Century Productions

Battlelords of the 23rd Century (Kickstarter Edition) is a full color, hardcover tabletop sci-fi RPG book. The new version features streamlined rules. Kickstarter is now closed, but you can still purchase the book at retail price below.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

New Project Updates
about 2 months ago – Mon, Oct 12, 2020 at 06:19:52 AM

Charlie Foxtrot Production

Charlie Foxtrot is the 2nd book we kickstarted for the 7th edition of Battlelords of the 23rd Century. It's a collection of one-shot scenarios with pre-gen characters and several short fiction stories.  If you missed the kickstarter you can still pre-order and find out more about the book here:

We are working on polishing Charlie Foxtrot from the initial alpha release to the beta. This includes implementing any changes or fixes our editors and fans have submitted. If you’ve found an error please let us know ASAP so we can correct it before sending the book to the printer. We are hoping to have the book printer-ready by the end of October. You can submit any errors/typos you find via email ( or on our dedicated discord channel. If this link is no longer valid, please email us for an updated link.

Savage Battlelords

In other news, we are working on developing the Battlelords setting for the Savage Worlds ruleset. We have received approval from Pinnacle Entertainment to move forward, and will be starting playtesting soon.  Playtesters will need to sign a non-disclosure agreement and join our discord.  

NOTE: We will NOT be stopping production of 7th edition or 7th edition compatible sourcebooks. This will allow players to choose from a more tactical ruleset (7th edition/X150) or a more narrative ruleset (Savage Worlds).

Mailing List

Don’t forget to join our mailing each. Every time we get 10 new members we give away a Battlelords PDF to someone on the mailing list.  Sing up at

Reviews, Live plays, and audio dramas

Be sure to check out the links page on our website for a selection of reviews, interviews, live plays, and even a Battlelords audio drama by Red Moon Roleplaying! If you know a podcaster or reviewer please send them our way!

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Charlie Foxtrot Cover

Summer 2020 Updates
4 months ago – Thu, Jul 23, 2020 at 09:25:07 AM

Gen Con 2020 Online

We still have spots open for our classic Battlelords events at Gen Con 2020 Online. If you're interested check out the event catalog at Our events run every day at 8am, 1pm, and 5pm - Thursday through Sunday. The exceptions to this is that there is no 8am Thursday event and the evening event on Sunday starts at 4pm, not 5pm. These are both due to GEN CON requirements.

We're also running Session 0 Workshop at GEN CON on Saturday at 1pm .  In the Session 0 workshop, "The authors of the Battlelords of the 23rd Century RPG will walk you through making a character, and then run you through the basics of combat. Each gamer gets a PDF copy of the Battlelords book."  If this Session 0 Workshop sells out, we will probably add another.

If you're in Europe our 8am Gen Con games are 1pm BST, 2pm CEST & our 1pm games are 6pm BST, 7pm CEST.

The events will be run via Zoom with some GMs using Roll20 for mapping.

IGDN Indie Ground Breaker Awards

The Battlelords of the 23rd Century rulebook has been nominated in the Best Art category for the IGDN Indie Groundbreaker Awards. You can check out the nominees here:

The Awards will be presented via the IGDN Discord on July 29th at 7:30 pm (Eastern US time)

Charlie Foxtrot Updates

New Artwork continues to pour in from our artists. The 1st wave of editing is complete. There is so much new art coming in that we've provided a college of many of the pieces below. If you didn't get in on the Charlie Foxtrot Kickstarter you can still pre-order here:

Battlelords Updates

We have released an extensive index for the rulebook as well as an errata. We've also updated the Quick Start Rules with an improved map.

Paying It Forward

Our buddy Matthew Dawkins (Twitter Handle: @clackclickbang) is kickstarting a new 1970s-era horror movie RPG called, "They Came From Beyond the Grave."  Check it out:

Website Update

We've updated the links page of our website to include all of our interviews, reviews, and other informative links. Check it out at  You can also download our Battlelords themed video conferencing backgrounds on our links page.

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Charlie Foxtrot Art Collage

7 months ago – Mon, Apr 27, 2020 at 07:35:42 AM

Updated PDF

For those of you who purchased a PDF copy of Battlelords of the 23rd Century we have just emailed out a link to download an updated PDF. The PDF includes some edits for clarification and typo fixes.  This is the most update to date version of the book. We will be posting an Change Log on our website and Facebook page ( shortly. If you don’t get the email link please contact us. Our contact info is below.

Charlie Foxtrot Kickstarter funded in one day!

The Kickstarter for the newest Battlelords book, Charlie Foxtrot, was successfully funded in one day! You can check it out here -->

Looking for Reviewers

Are you an RPG reviewer or do you know a good RPG reviewer? Please send them our way. We’re looking for people to review Battlelords! Our contact info is below.

Charlie Foxtrot Kickstarter Going Live Soon!
7 months ago – Thu, Apr 23, 2020 at 08:59:03 AM

Charlie Foxtrot Kickstarter

If you enjoyed Battlelords please check out the Kickstarter for our next Battlelords project, Charlie Foxtrot.

The book, Charlie Foxtrot, will contain five one-shot adventures for Battlelords, including pre-generated characters. In addition, there are several short fiction stories to help flesh out the Battlelords' universe. It will also include a small planetary atlas detailing the worlds and locations where these adventures and stories take place. As a whole, Charlie Foxtrot fleshes out this little corner of the Battlelord's universe, creating a sandbox for you to play in... before you blow it up with your shenanigans.

Battlelords books shipped

All Battlelords books have been shipped. We are seeing delays with USPS going through New Jersey and with FedEx in general, likely due to quarantine-related issues. If you have not received your books please contact us at

What Battlelords Species are you?

Take our fun quiz to find out what Battlelords species you’re most like! We apologize if you get a Fott.

New Battlelords Kickstarter on the Way!
8 months ago – Mon, Apr 13, 2020 at 02:47:19 PM

Kickstarter Books Shipped (and Delivered)

All of our Kickstarter supporters should have their books, unless the mail is particularly show in your area. If you don't have your book(s), please email us. A heartfelt thank you to everyone who supported our last campaign. 

Charlie Foxtrot Kickstarter Starting Soon

In other news, I just finished prepping the Kickstarter campaign for our next book, Charlie Foxtrot. We're just waiting on some artwork and then we'll go live. Please help us spread the word. We (literally) can't do it without your help! 

Books Available for Order

If you missed the Kickstarter, and want a hardcopy, the book is available for order from Studio 2 at:  Studio 2 Order Link (Hardcopy) 

They'll be available from Indie Press Revolution (IPR) and Amazon soon.  Pdfs are available at Studio 2, IPR, DriveThruRPG, and on our website.

Future Projects

Unless we shuffle the schedule the next book on our schedule after Charlie Foxtrot is Fully Armored.  The book is about 85% done except for the weapons chapter.  So... many... weapons. (You're welcome).

Where to find us

If the discord link expires or reaches its limit, please email us for a new link. 

Charlie Foxtrot Cover (Work in Progress)