Stars Without Number Free RPG

Stars Without Number is temporarily free at RPG Now. It’s an old-school RPG.

The year is 3200 and mankind’s empire lies in ashes.

The Jump Gates fell six hundred years ago, severing the links between the myriad worlds of the human diaspora.

Now, the long isolation of the Silence falls away as men and women return to the skies above their scattered worlds.

Will you be among them?

Stars Without Number is a retro-inspired science fiction role playing game influenced by the Old School Renaissance. The contents are compatible with most old school clones and are designed to be easily imported to your own favorite gaming system. In addition to a complete pre-made stellar sector, Stars Without Number offers GMs and players the tools to create their own sandbox-style adventures in the far future.

Classic mechanics adapted for science-fiction adventure in the far future
Extensive GM support for building adventure-crammed sandbox settings more quickly and easily
World building resources for creating system-neutral planets and star sectors
100 adventure seeds and guidelines for integrating them with the worlds you’ve made
Old-school compatible rules for guns, cyberware, starships, and psionics
Domain rules for experienced characters who want to set up their own colony, psychic academy, mercenary band, or other institutio

Dune Express

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Blaster Simple Science Fiction RPG

From the author:

Blaster is a generic SciFi RPG in the 26th century where mankind’s unity has been sundered by war and where a few good men can still make a difference.

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Paper Science Fiction Ornithopter Model

Toposolitario has a new paper model for you to enjoy: a science fiction ornithopter. The artist points out that a 50% printing, it would work for the now very popular 15mm science fiction figures.

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