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Bad Moon Rising - Roles Guide

Here is a general guide for the different roles and teams in the game. Some advice is given which might help players determine which roles they have a preference for. 

The Earth and Moon gameplay is separated, meaning interaction between players in these two areas will be limited, as well as crucial.

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Most of the players in Bad Moon Rising are working for either the USA or the USSR. They are represented by a 3 player Earth team and a 5 player Lunar team separated into the following roles.

EARTH - Political (3 Players - Chair of the Joint Chiefs/High Command, Head of Space Programme, Secretary of State/Foreign Minister)

Advising the head of state on the strategic situation and making recommendations on national defence posture. Managing the Earth-side politics and internal battles for funding and resources, as well as engaging diplomatically with allies and adversaries via diplomacy and in the United Nations.

MOON - Lunar Command (3 Players - Lunar Commander, Moonbase Commander, Lunar Military Commander)

These players are responsible for the tasks of base-building, exploration and defence on the Moon.

MOON - Technical/Science (2 Players - Scientific Advisor, Technical Advisor)

Dealing with the mixture of technical issues that arise, as well as making choices about improving operations and optimising emerging discoveries on the Moon (if any).

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Britain, France and China

Some of the players will be representing one of the other three nations with a lesser, but still significant presence on the moon. Each of these nations is represented by a 2 player Earth team and a 4 player Lunar team separated into the following roles. Each of them are similar to the roles of the larger nations.

EARTH - Space Project Director & Foreign Minister (Political)

These players will be based on Earth and will be managing the high level problems of keeping their nation's moon expeditions funded and keeping their government on Earth politically successful.

MOON - Moonbase Commander & Lunary Military Commander (Lunar Command)

Responsible for any aggressive or defensive plans and ensuring their moonbase's security, as well as issues of logistics, construction and development.

MOON - Scientific Advisor & Technical Advisor  (Technical/Science)

Dealing with the specialist issues of the moonbase and its accompanying technology, as well as dealing with scientific discoveries and technological developments.


A small team of players will be helping to run the game and manage certain parts of the experience. The Control Team are effectively a team of GMs ensuring that the rules are applied properly, and allowing players to interact with parts of the game that aren't established by existing mechanics. This role is best suited to people who have attended a megagame before or who are familiar with this sort of responsibility.


There won't be any aliens.


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