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The Arms 5 rifle, a reliable and inexpensive friend to many

Toys make a space opera and Icar has plenty. Sleek cars, chunky guns, fat spacecraft and humanoid robots. Players will delight in disarming the bad guys when it means arming themselves with real, tangible handouts.

Each page of the book is laid out as a handout for you to fold and give to the players. Each one turning into a little booklet with the most useful information on the outside and details on the inside. The images are all high quality 300DPI with sharp-as-your-printer-is post script text, which makes the PDF searchable too.

The images are mostly rendered 3D models and included are some blank sheets of each type so that you can make your own.

The Equipment Index is intended for use with the Icar Roleplaying game (also Pay What You Want) but the descriptions are versatile enough for you to use them for any science fiction RPG.

Check out the Icar website and Google for Icar RPG to find us around the web.

Here's how to fold the handouts:

Fold before you hand out!

 
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Pierre S August 12, 2014 2:26 pm UTC
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I am sorry to say that the illustrations of the weapons, and illustrations of the characters, and some data boxes for the characters, were printed upside-down relative to the descriptions, at least in this .pdf.

Also in the 2nd-last page, deckplan of the starship, some letters are not clearly printed but are replaced by boxes. I can guess that it says things like Captain's Quarters but it looks like Captain** *uarter*.

That is obviously something to correct in a later update.
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Rob L August 13, 2014 10:48 am UTC
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Hi Pierre,
Thanks for the comment. I'll fix the deckplan. As for the sheets, they're supposed to be like that!

You need to fold them for use like this:

Hold it landscape, picture and stats on the left, details and description on the right.
Fold down the middle top to bottom.
Lay it down so that you're looking at the details and description.
Turn it 90 degrees so that it's landscape again.
Fold it down the middle.
You should now have a little booklet that's a quarter of the size of your print.

You'll end up with the picture and stats on the "outside" (most useful stuff) and the details and description on the inside.

I'll put a little diagram in the front to help others!

Thanks again,
Rob
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Rob L August 13, 2014 8:01 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hi Pierre,
Just a quick note to say that I've fixed the boxes on the deck plans and have added a handy guide on folding the sheets.

Thank you for your feedback, it's been very helpful in improving my game.

Best regards,
Rob
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This title was added to our catalog on August 11, 2014.