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Shatterzone (Classic Reprint)

Shatterzone (Classic Reprint)

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Precis Intermedia brings back this classic sci-fi roleplaying game (originally published by West End Games).

Humankind reached beyond Earth centuries ago, forced by conditions on that planet to seek a future elsewhere. Colonies sprang in unlikely places, technology improved, and Humans traveled far. It was feared that control would be lost over these far-flung colonies, leading to the establishment of the Consortium, a loose union of worlds. Conflicts eventually led to the coalition of military units, forming the body known simply as Fleet. Megacorporations exploited the resources of newly-discovered planets. The frontiers continued to expand, bringing conflicts with radical groups who claimed planets as their own. Despite all this, opportunities for expansion still seemed limitless. 

Then the shatterzone was discovered. A vast field of matter and energy, the shatterzone is where light and dark matter collide and combine—a beautiful, deadly, and ever-changing river in space. Humans and other species cautiously probed its depths, but believing it to be an impenetrable barrier between known space and the rest of the spiral arm, they relented in their investigations. The zone can be a treasure trove of uncountable wealth, albeit one that can demand equal payment in blood. Ships have finally managed to breach the other end of the zone. 

Fortunes can be made, dangers encountered, and dark mysteries solved. Do business in the Core Worlds where bureaucracy rules, and Fleet makes sure of it. Smuggle in the Near Colonies where there is slightly more freedom, provided Fleet does not take an interest. Sign up for mercenary work in the Inner Frontier where new worlds can be discovered, as can bolters, aliens who have fled the other side of the shatterzone. The true brave of heart can enter the shatterzone, in search of the next big discovery or simply for the huge salary. Finally, the Outer Frontier reportedly holds many verdant worlds, but also a terror beyond anyone’s imagination...


This scanned reprint combines the Rule Book, Players' Guide, and Universe Guide into a single volume and also includes remastered MasterDeck™ action cards in PDF format (in both black & white and color, for both single and double-sided printing) -- a $4.95 value for FREE. The game requires two 10-sided dice. Masterdeck™ cards optional, but recommended for enhanced play.

Features:

  • Value scale lets every attribute, action, effect, or skill use be quantified numerically to determine results.
  • Results table measures success for both combat and various social maneuvers.
  • Create your own aliens with special backgrounds and abilities.
  • Rules included for psionics, cyberware, and starships.
  • Background information on regions of space, aliens, megacorps, and Fleet with sample non-player characters.
  • Reference sheets provided in back of book for commonly used information.
Precis Intermedia's PDFinPrint™ service is available for this product after purchase. Now you can get PDFs made into softcovers for a small fee. Contact Precis Intermedia after purchase for more information.
 
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310
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PLI21000PDF
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67.07 MB
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File Last Updated:
October 27, 2011
This title was added to our catalog on October 24, 2011.
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Precis Intermedia
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