Micro Space Empire

Micro Space Empire is a print-and-play solo game.

Micro Space Empire is a short “express” type game for one player. It was an entry in the QPnP (Quick Print and Play) contest; it is designed to be portable and easily constructed (less than 20 cards to print, plus a player mat).

The player is the ruler of a single solar system. There are ten other systems available to conquer and each system has its resistance to conquest and can provide resources to your expanding Empire. Resources are used to enhance your military and research new technologies. However, creating a vast interstellar Empire is not without its challenges; events such as revolts and invasions can pose obstacles to your rule.

The object is to survive and accumulate as many victory points as possible before time runs out.

Star Viking Board Games

Another Dwarf Star classic, Star Viking is now available as a print-and-play game.

STAR VIKING is a game of interstellar raiding and plunder for two players. Using a unique system of 12 mapboard tiles to represent the various star systems in the Outrim sector, it captures the tense uncertainty and the sudden, flashing battles of an interstellar war. Units represented include Viking cruisers, sloops, and fighters. Federate and local frigates, battle-cruisers, and patrol boats, as well as raiding detachments, security forces, grav-armor units, specialized warfare pods, and conventional low-tech armed forces ranging from atmospheric aircraft to stone-age hordes.

Star Smuggler Solitaire Board Game

Star Smuggler is an old Dwarfstar game now available for downloading.

STAR SMUGGLER is a solitaire game of tense adventure in the far future. No opponent is necessary, as the Event Booklet takes you through a pre-programmed sequence of encounters which is different each time you play the game. For each event, you, as star smuggler Duke Springer must make the decisions which will make you huge profits — or may cost you your life.

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

Dune Express is a print-and-play board game based on the 1970s era Avalon Hill game Dune. The authors write:

DUNE Express is a print-and-play boardgame. It is based on a game published in the late 70s, which was set in the well known science fiction universe created by Frank Herbert. The original game was quite complicated. DUNE Express is a community-written version of this game which is much more simple and quicker to play (hence the “express”). I chose to take these Express rules and create all the components for the game as a portfolio piece. I was keen to give it a Steampunk theme and to avoid it looking too technologically advanced.