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Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Albert Rakowski's Bandits and Battlecruisers
The writer of Terminal Space has been feverishly working on a successor piece to the Terminal Space game. Bill over at Green Skeleton Gaming Guild did a piece on it Here. I wanted to get my two cents in What's in this book you ask?
BANDITS + BATTLECRUISERS = ADVENTURES IN SPACE.
Bandits and Battlecruisers is an Old School Role Playing Game, based on Bandits & Basilisks mini-game and the classic Terminal Space supplement. On its 140 pages you will find:
Detailed character creation rules;
Monster creation aids (plus 18 monsters - not the well-known monsters from the Original Game);
Complete rules for creating star sectors, star systems, planets, moons and space stations;
Five 100-keyword tables, helpful in designing monsters, robots, civilizations and planets;
100 random space encounters and 100 random space stations;
Tools helpful in creating treasure hoards and artifacts (plus 16 sample artifacts);
Over thirty random tables;
Chapter with a detailed starship creation sequence and starship combat rules (plus over twenty sample spaceships).
I'm familiar with Bandits & Basilisks, so this looks like its a quality piece of work. The fact is that Terminal Space has limits and this might just exceed those design elements enabling a DM to really customize the game to his or her wants with little effort. The game book looks nice and solid from everything I've read on the author's blog.
You can order it right over
Here My only concern is the compatibility with other space based retroclones on the market. Money is very tight for me this week so this is going to have to wait until pay day next week.
My gut is telling me that this is one to watch and get.