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Strange Stars OSR Rule Book

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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 in Sine Nomine Publishing's acclaimed Stars Without Number or similar Old School Rennaissance-derived games!

Join a salvage mission to steal ancient tech from the wreck of a deranged sophont warship. Scavange parts from giant ancient robots on Gogmagog. Cross swords with a Zao Pirate in hard vacuum. Experience a galaxy of adventure with STRANGE STARS OSR!

This 35-page rule book includes:

  • Tips for creatings characters and 19 clades--from Atozan librarians to armored thrax warriors--as player character options.
  • 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 random orbital habitats
  • A sampling of factions big and small from across the known galaxy
  • Advice on running adventures and campaigns in the Strange Stars with a random adventure seed generator

The Strange Stars OSR Rule Book is NOT a full game but a supplement to Stars Without Number (available here in a free version) or similar science fiction games and a companion to  STRANGE STARS .

 
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Benjamin S March 26, 2017 10:14 am UTC
How do the rules change space combat, if the setting doesn't make use of the spike drive?
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Trey C March 26, 2017 9:57 pm UTC
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Full starship combat rules was beyond the scope of what I was doing here, but the first paragraph of the page 67 in the SWN Core edition rulebook describes Strange Stars space combat relatively well, in broad strokes. An easy solution is to run it similarly, just ignoring all the "phase" stuff. In Strange Stars, Combat does not occur within the hyperspace network, but occurs around nodes, worlds, or habitats. Boarding actions and the like are possible.
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February 18, 2017 5:40 pm UTC
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I just got the email with the discount for the print version for those of us who already purchased the PDF, but the price shows as $9.95 even though the product page clearly shows I purchased the PDF.
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Trey C February 18, 2017 5:59 pm UTC
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An email with the corrected code has been sent.
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February 18, 2017 10:51 pm UTC
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Thank you. Worked perfectly this time. I hope you're planning more installments of Strange Stars, which is the best science fiction roleplaying setting ever (or at least since classic Traveller in the '70s).
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david K February 12, 2017 2:15 am UTC
No luck with opening either of the previews. I am interested to see what it offers beyond Strange Stars & Strange Stars Fate supplement
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Trey C February 12, 2017 12:07 pm UTC
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Sorry you're having trouble, but it's a glitch in the site, I assume. I just checked the previews (not logged in) on both drivethrurpg and rpgnow and they worked fine.
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February 08, 2017 6:47 pm UTC
Have you done any play testing using your supplement in the White Star RPG?...I was curious how it works with that system.
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Trey C February 08, 2017 8:29 pm UTC
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I have not, but over at his blog Mike aka Wrathofzombie has run some sessions of Strange Stars in White Star with some adaptation of the setting book of his on devising. Here are some races/clades: https://wrathofzombie.wordpress.com/2015/05/17/playable-alien-races-from-strange-stars-for-white-star/

Looking at what he did there, I don't think it would be very hard to convert over, as White Star looks even "rules lighter" than SWN, but with a similar OSR chassis.
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