Anyone who was drawn by the excellent artwork for Nodes of Yesod may have been surprised to find that this wasn't a serious game about space exploration. A quick read of the instructions will soon shoot down any thoughts of serious back stories and simulation style game play.
Nodes is the story of a dapper young man by the auspicious name of Charlemagne Fotheringham-Grunes, who's task is to investigate strange signals being received from the moon. The fact that rather than a full spacesuit, Charlie is wearing his normal day attire with a helmet dumped on top suggests that our hero was not the first choice for this foolhardy mission.
Once he arrives on the moon Charlie must enlist the help of astronaut's best friend, the Lunar Mole. With sidekick in tow you must explore the surface and caverns of the moon in search of the eight crystal keys (in a tribute to the film 2001: A Space Odyssey, the crystals reveal the source of the signals to be a strange black monolith).