So I go out to a job today & come back to find that Goblinoid Games has done it again! When the company acquired the rights to the first edition last year I was one of the first gamers to hand Drivethru rpg my money. My printer sang for about 2 hours & I had the game in my Goblinoid games binder. I devoured the game & filed it away under the heading of Star Trek games of yesteryear.
First edition is a game with a quirky sense of humor, odd references, & one that belongs clearly in the old school tradition. The game is easily to play & cool.
So I go out collect my financee from the U.K. today & come back to find 2 of my fellow bloggers Here & Here Are telling me about the second edition of the Star Ships & Spacemen game.You can take a look for yourself right Here According to the Indie Go Go site for the game its described as :
This basically means that the game is going to be fully compatible with both the rest of the Goblinoid Games line as well as the wonderful Realms of Crawling Chaos. Lovecraft Mythos with Star Trek? Yes please..
The other game that this going to be compatible with is Metamorphis Alpha! The recent reprint of the classic 1st edition means that many of your favorite boarding actions can take place aboard your own generation ships. Wizards such as the ones from the World of Thundarr can stake the worlds of a Federation style game as well..
There are lots of chooses to consider now. This is really a gaming golden age in the amount of chooses that one can make. Is conversion between all of these games possible giving a Dungeon Master even more possiblities for science fantasy gaming?
I believe that the answer is - yes! However just because one can do such a thing should they? Its a question that you can decide for yourself as well. The free edition of Stars Without Number is still available through Drivethru rpg right Here
There's one more thing to think about with Stars Without Numbers. Lots of top quality free rpg resources.. All of these games use the D&D basic engine as their base. That means crossover is available, tinkering is a must, & there are worlds to explore on your own five year missions!
I still haven't forgot about one of my favorites though.
Brave Halfling did right by me all those many months ago & the X -plorers game hasn't disappointed me each time I've brought it too the table for a fast playing game with great mechanics. I have a tendancy to think of these games taking place in the Space Pioneer era. There are lots of resources freely available for the game right Here