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Original Design Contributors: Andrew Bates, Ken Cliffe, Richard E. Dansky, Greg Fountain, Robert Hatch, Chris McDonough, Richard Thomas, Stephan Wieck and Fred Yelk
Additional Concepts and Visual Contributors: Ash Arnett, Bruce Baugh, Jack Dietz, Robert Dixon, Jeff Holt, Leif Jones, Robert Scott Martin, Matt Milberger, William O'Connor, Kathleen Ryan, Mike Tinney, Aaron Siskind, Brian Snoddy, Aaron Voss, Stewart Wieck and Jonathan Woodward
Authors: Justin R. Achilli, Andrew Bates, Ken Cliffe, Jen Clodius, Richard E. Dansky, Greg Fountain, Ashwath Ganesan, Robert Hatch, Dawn Kahan, James Kiley, Robert Scott Martin, Chris McDonough, Judith A. McLaughlin, Ethan Skemp, Jonathan Woodward, Fred Yelk and Alison Young
Original Fiction: George Alec Effinger
Storyteller Game System: Mark Rein•Hagen
Revised Storyteller System: Andrew Bates
Developer: Andrew Bates with Ken Cliffe
Editors: Ken Cliffe with Cary Goff
Art Direction: Richard Thomas
Artists: Andrew Bates, Robert "Shaggy" Dixon, Glenn Fabry, Langdon Foss, Jeff "Thug" Holt, Mark Jackson, Leif "Kostbaar" Jones, Matt "Jake Danger" Milberger, Christopher Moeller, William "Akira Van Woc" O'Connor, John Park, David "Dave.A.I." Seeley, Alex Sheikman, Lawrence Snelly, Brian "Dazylart" Snoddy, Griffon Sykes, Richard "Safari Jack Talon" Thomas, Joshua Gabriel Timbrook
Cover Design: Rich Thomas
Layout, Typesetting and Interior Page Design: Matt Milberger
Playtesters: Fred Yelk, Greg Fountain, Chris McDonough, Mike Tinney ("Jailhouse Rock"); Brian Glass, Brian Petkash (the second string); Conrad Hubbard, Jon Carroll, Roy Fernbach, Brent Halstead, Julian Hubbard, Chris Renfroe ("Mad Max on the Road to Cairo"); Judith A. McLaughlin, Bill Brickman, Tamara Duran, Karl Krumpholz, Brett Mapp, Leonard McCain (the science police); Chris Aylott, Dane Botfield, Mike Dow, Nate Hogan (the space criminals); Andrew Harasty, Greg Blake, Jen Clodius, Jack Dietz, Andy Farrell, Jane Luaer, Sarah Muntz (the San Diego Kabal Playtesters and Drinking Club); Robert Scott Martin, Alexander Goldman, Jennifer Earl, Johnathan Young ("Magnum PSI"); Alison Young, Chris Brooks, Sandra Brooks, Angela Sorensen, Michael Wibberly, Tony Young (the devils advocates); Andrew Wiersema, Dale Lin Kord, Jason Kord, MacKenzie McDonald, Perkins, Autumn Peterson, Vern Peterson (the quiet bunch); Jon Leitheusser, Seth Johnson, John J. Kasab, Robert Lennon, Phil Prange, Kevin Reid-Rice, Kevin Tritz, Scott Willems (disturbed wa's and all)
Special Thanks: Joan D. Vinge for allowing use of the term "psion" (and enjoying Pat McCurdy); George Alec Effinger, for indulging us (and having great taste in restaurants)
Dedication: To Ray Bradbury, for making the fantastic approachable and the mundane wondrous.
To George Lucas, for giving us new legends to believe in. Utinni!
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing, Inc.
Imprint: White Wolf Game Studio
Published: October 1997
Pages: 320
Year: 2120
Publication #: WW 09000
Reference #: ISBN 1-56504-757-5
Price: $30.00

The core rulebook for the Trinity game line.

SummaryEdit

From the White Wolf catalog:

Book One: SettingEdit

The Honored Dead Edit

0.0 Overview Edit

1.0 Æon Trinity Profile Edit

2.0 Psi Edit

3.0 Psi Orders Edit

4.0 Aberrants Edit

5.0 History Edit

6.0 22nd-Century Earth Edit

7.0 Space Edit

8.0 Aliens Edit

Book Two: Rules Edit

Introduction Edit

Chapter One: Systems Edit

Chapter Two: Character Edit

Chapter Three: Traits Edit

Chapter Four: Aptitudes Edit

Chapter Five: Drama Edit

Chapter Six: Technology Edit

Chapter Seven: Storytelling Edit

Appendix Edit

Background InformationEdit

  • This book (and the game line in general) was initially published under the name ÆON, but a lawsuit was threatened by MTV, who claimed that a science fiction setting called ÆON was confusingly similar to their Æon Flux property. White Wolf disagreed, but changed the name regardless. They distributed new "Trinity" stickers to retailers to cover up the ÆON logo, and rolled out a "Rhymes with crayon" advertising campaign to attempt to minimize the damage the name change caused.
  • This was the first limited edition rulebook White Wolf printed. The next would be the Vampire: The Masquerade Revised Edition rulebook.
  • One of the oft-repeated reasons fans quote for the failure of the Trinity game line is "poor marketing." In truth, ÆON was advertised in many different popular science fiction magazines.
  • The final page of the book is an advertisement for the Aberrant: Aberrant Rulebook Bullet-pdf , to be released in 1999. The word "sacrifice" can be seen faintly superimposed what would become the scribbled inner portion of the Aberrant logo. At the time, many fans assumed this would be some sort of Aberrant sourcebook for the Trinity game line, rather than a separate game in the same universe.

Memorable QuotesEdit

CharactersEdit

ReferencesEdit

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