Friday, June 19, 2015

Review and Commentary on Outer Space Raiders Volume 2: Aliens, Creatures & Foes From Magic Pig Media For The White Star rpg

The White Star rpg community has to be one of the most active rpg communities I've ever seen, and there's been fan based  & professional  product after product for the game coming out daily it seems.. Which brings me to Outer Space Raiders Volume 2: Aliens, Creatures & Foes by Magic Pig Media. This book covers over twenty monsters drawn from the public domain, the author's warped imagination, and generally every conceivable source that's known to man. But is it good? Well, this is done with an eye towards tongue planted firmly in cheek here. There are over twenty monsters from the Pulsarites to Warp Beasts with at least one fully developed race called the Radioactive Lust Vampires. I love the artwork for this monster by Bradley McDermott.You've even got some star ship sized monsters in the form of Cosmic Behemoth or the Star Kraken along with some others. Finally to round out the whole affair you get  a random Bug-Eyed Monster generator and three new starships in the appendixes or add ons.
For the most part I enjoyed the book which you get eight pages for a dollar fifty and over twenty monsters as well.

Everything seems well put together here, the font is easy to read and the monsters are pretty damn useful but the tongue & cheek tone of the book bothers me a bit. White Star while it is a Swords and Wizardry variation seems to have as many science fiction and fantasy settings. Magic Pig is taking full advantage of this situation to bring DM's a good selection of monsters. But the fact is that this collection takes the overview approach to its monsters not quite seriously enough but there are some damn useful foes in this book.
With a bit of imagination these monsters could easily be used in any Swords and Wizardry or OD&D style campaign adventure. Because there are traditional, funny, and pulp material mixed in. I have a feeling that a DM is for a bit of a headache with the monsters in here. These monsters work quite perfectly for a sci fi action comedy series such as one that draws from the Ice Pirates or the Star Wars knock off school of space fantasy.
There is a ton of utility and bang for your buck here for a dollar fifty, with a bit of fore thought there's plenty here to get in on the ground floor of  Outer Space Raiders Volume 2: Aliens, Creatures & Foes. Would I recommend this for the right DM to take his game into a comedy style science fiction or space adventure? Absolutely this is a very well done little solid game book. Four out of four for this one. My advise is to grab this one and get the ball rolling.


  1. It seems to me that the Outer Space Raider supplements are leaning towards pulpy super-science fiction, ala Buck Rogers or Flash Gordon. None-the-less, I enjoyed Volume 1, so I'll pick up Volume 2 as well. Cheers.


  2. Yes they are but the author has told me on G+ his tongue was planted firmly in his cheek with this book and that's not a bad thing at all.


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