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It's the far future, Old Earth is lost and shrouded in legend, and the children of paleo-humanity have long ago populated the stars, branching into new forms and strange cultures. Adventure is measured in light-years!

STRANGE STARS is a setting where modern transhuman science fiction meets classic 70s space opera. Now you can explore the STRANGE STARS universe powered by Fate Core!

Join a salvage mission to steal ancient tech from the wreck of a deranged sophont warship. Become a skiptracer in the lawless orbital megapolis of Interzone. Cross swords with a Zao Pirate in hard vacuum. Experience it all with STRANGE STARS FATE!

This 51-page rule book includes:

  • Templates for creating characters from 26 clades from Aurogov self-improvement cultists to armored thrax warriors--and rules for creating new clades.
  • A catalog of adversaries and threats from the monstrous ssraad to the more subtle agents of the Instrumentality.
  • A gazeteer of known worlds and rules for creating worlds and hyperspace network clusters.
  • Rules for factions and example factions from the setting. Put your mark on the galaxy on a bigger scale!

The Strange Stars Fate Rule Book is a companion to STRANGE STARS and requires the setting book to unlock its full potential.

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Dillard R May 03, 2017 1:34 pm UTC
Are there any playthroughs on line? Example sessions, scenarios, or campaigns other than in the book?
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John T May 03, 2017 6:26 pm UTC
Great question! For your convenience, here is a link to ALL my blog posts that are Strange Stars related:

I'll be running a Strange Stars Fate game for Free RPG Day at Source Comics and Games in Roseville, MN, so I'll try to be intentional about capturing something "actual play-ish" after the session.
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Dillard R April 19, 2017 3:42 am UTC
I noticed in the example for creating worlds Andrea says, “An E+2 is ‘One garden world or two survivable worlds and/or a few orbital habitats." But the actual chart says, "One garden world and several survivable worlds and/or numerous orbital habitats." Might not seem like a big difference, but if you can only have one or the other versus all of the above that is a huge difference.
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John T April 19, 2017 12:49 pm UTC
Hi There! The Strange Stars setting is sparsely populated with earthlike worlds. You should defer to the table; it looks like we missed an edit of the example.
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John T April 19, 2017 12:57 pm UTC
Also, thank you for the thorough review in the Reviews tab!
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Dillard R March 17, 2016 5:03 am UTC
You don't have the FATE logo on the cover and I think there may be a need to add a page for the FATE disclaimer. These weren't in the pdf that I just downloaded.
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Dillard R March 17, 2016 5:24 am UTC
Sorry, just found the section 15 disclaimer. But, not the Powered by FATE Core logo.
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Trey C March 17, 2016 9:59 am UTC
You're correct. There isn't a requirement under the license for the "Powered by Fate" logo, but we had intended to use it.
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Chip W November 17, 2015 3:30 am UTC
Any estimate on a print version? Holding off until I can get print and PDF.
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Trey C November 17, 2015 5:50 pm UTC
Just waiting for approval and our check of the proof. I expect it will be a couple more weeks at worst.
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John B November 15, 2015 11:02 pm UTC
Pod version?
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Trey C November 17, 2015 5:49 pm UTC
It was submitted for approval the end of last week. Once we get approval, we'll get proof copies and if all looks good, release it to the wild. I expect a couple more weeks.
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Andy B November 14, 2015 11:56 pm UTC
I loved the generic setting book. I plan on getting this on my next paycheck. In the book it pictured a lot of crossover items including a choose your own adventure book and an atari game cartridge. This is one of those crossover possibilities. The whole setting is a remix of famiar tropes so everything feels like that. There is a cool full color picture of a starship captain version of Uhura that was alone almost worth the purchase price.
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Patrick R November 14, 2015 8:50 pm UTC
that's because its a rearranged rip off of the old Star Frontiers cover from TSR back in the 80s
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Trey C November 17, 2015 5:46 pm UTC
The illustration t is certainly an homage to the classic Star Frontiers cover. Most people seem to like it. :)
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Michael L November 13, 2015 7:59 pm UTC
Love your cover design
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Trey C November 17, 2015 5:51 pm UTC
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