The conflicts of the Core Wars are over and the Galaxy is at peace, though old animosities simmer below the surface and new rivalries threaten to flare into conflict.
The Galaxy of the Interstellar Era is vast and its possibilities are limitless. In Lightspeed, the players, with the help of a sort of referee/director called a Game Master, craft a story of epic proportions. The players experience the promise and peril of the story vicariously by controlling the actions and desires of a character that they, themselves, create.
There are no limits on the types of characters you can play in Lightspeed. Some of the choices outlined in detail in this game include AstroPol Rangers, Federation StarForce Officers, Bounty Hunters, Corporate Espionage Agents, Mercenaries, Independent Merchant Spacers, or even Criminals! These are only the tip of the iceberg. Using the FuzionTM rules for character creation, players can create any type of character they can imagine.
Lightspeed also offers several specialized rules to enhance your Intergalactic gaming experience. Using the FuzionTM game rules provided, Game Masters can adjudicate brawls and fistfights, blaster battles, vehicle chases, starfighter and starship combat, computer hacking, and more!
By using the FuzionTM game system, Lightspeed joins a family of several excellent games ranging from SengokuTM , a game of feudal Japan, to Champions: New MillenniumTM , a game of super-powered action, to Dragonball ZTM , a game of outrageous martial arts fighting. FuzionTM games run the gamut of settings and styles and characters and rules made for one FuzionTM game can be easily port to any other FuzionTM game, creating infinite possibilities. If the game is marked FuzionTM Powered, it can be used with LightspeedTM.
If elements of Lightspeed seem familiar, that is intentional. The Lightspeed universe attempts to be all-inclusive, drawing inspiration from many Science Fiction films and novels and putting them together into a coherent whole. The purpose of this is to make Lightspeed as generic as possible, allowing players and Game Masters to set their characters and stories against any backdrop they desire. Within you'll find elements of many of your favorite genres of Science Fiction.
So strap on your blaster pistol, rev up your ion engines and blast off to adventure at the speed of light with Lightspeed!