Recently I've lost a player who won't be available until mid January which brings my playing group to two at the moment.Work & the holidays have caused my players to bow out retail is a harsh mistress. So I've decide to take a drastic step, I'm using the background & time line of Human Space Empires & marrying it to the Buck Rogers game!
There are several reasons :
- The equipment, star ships, gennies, classes are better described here. The multi classing is easier to deal with.
- Since Human Space Empires was a test bed I'm ripping out the astronaut, explorer, etc. along with the super science powers.
- The background discussion from my Herculoid post got me thinking about the seeding of the Empire Of The Petal Throne worlds
The fact that the engine in the game is AD&D 2nd edition means the conversion factor is very high & without as much headaches.
- I actually own the game & know the ins & outs pretty well
The do it your self mentality of the game gives me greater latitude with the game. I know that I'm not the only one whose had thoughts about doing this.
Here's what's in the box according to wiki:
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1990)No. 3562 (BOXED SET) : Science Fiction Role-Playing Game.Contains Characters and Combat, The Technology Book, and The World Book. plus four large, full-color maps of various locations of interest and doubling as battle mats for conflicts, twenty-four full-color cards of spaceships and NPCs, a sheet of die-cut ship counters and markers, a fold-out referee’s screen and a set of dice.
Characters and combatThis 96 page book is a part of the boxed set, and sets down the rules for creating a character (complete with THAC0, AC, class special abilities and the works). It also explains ship-to-ship combat and provides rules for building one's own space ships.
The Technology BookThis 32 page book is a part of the boxed set and contains a listing of all the special equipment available in the boxed set. Later accessories and scenarios elaborate and expand upon the information available in this book. Lists not only the weight of the technological gadgets, but also the physical dimensions.
The World BookThis 64 page book is a part of the boxed set and contains an overview of the political situation as the game begins play in the year 2456 as well as a discussion of the physical locations in the Solar System - Earth, Mars, Venus, etc.
Tonight is the actual game & wish me luck. I have a feeling this is going to be a fixer upper. Worst comes to worst I have other options.
Support for the game can still be found Here