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What if the first RPG was inspired by hard Science Fiction as written by Robert Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, and Frank Herbert instead of Tolkienesque fantasy?

Colonial Troopers is a science fiction RPG compatible with the original fantasy roleplaying game and subsequent editions, and other “OSR” games that follow in the mold of the original like, Guardians, Warriors of the Red Planet, and others. If your tastes run towards battle hardened combat armor, some attention to real physics, and explorations of just what it is to be human, you’ve found the right book. As in the fiction of the above writers, the players are confronted with an unforgiving universe full of wonders and deadly quirks of science ready to astound and enchant, and cull the unwary.

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Bryan A December 05, 2017 1:52 am UTC
I love your guy's stuff but I wish you'd do a OSR game on, you know, fantasy. Most OSR games are so overdone. I like yours because they are easy to houserule any unsual stuff I need.

Anyway, Colonial Troopers is being added to my collection. Keep up the good work.
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Thomas D October 08, 2018 12:19 am UTC
We have some more traditional fantasy games in development. Hawkmoor: an homage to old school sandbox worlds. Graymoor: a unique spin on "white box" sort of like an Unearthed Arcana for OSR. And a couple others.
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Tomas S April 14, 2017 2:50 am UTC
Burst and auto fire is mentioned as an ability of some weapons, but I can't find the rules for it. Can you point me to the page?
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Thomas D February 04, 2019 6:56 am UTC
Burst and Full Automatic: When using an automatic firearm with at least five bullets loaded, the character may fire a short burst as a single attack against a single target. The character receives a –4 penalty on the attack roll, but deal +2 dice of damage. Firing a burst expends five bullets and can only be done if the weapon has five bullets in it.

Full Automatic uses ten bullets per attack, targets a 10-foot-by-10-foot area, and can’t be aimed at a specific target.
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Tomas S October 28, 2016 7:14 pm UTC
Is there a difference between the version here and the one on Lulu?
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Thomas D April 05, 2017 12:39 am UTC
No. This one offers a PDF at a discount when bought in combination with the print edition.
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Aaron S February 21, 2016 3:35 am UTC
Does anyone know if they made modules for this game system?
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Thomas D April 05, 2017 12:37 am UTC
We do have one in the works scheduled for release later this year. Also a space combat supplement.
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Patrick L December 18, 2018 4:26 am UTC
rip in peace space combat supplement
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Thomas D February 04, 2019 6:33 am UTC
haha! True! The file is literally on my desktop right now, it is in final layout. It is called Colonial Troopers: Knight Hawks and has a fast and easy starship combat system, some spacestation maps, an adventure, new creatures (especially BUGS!), and some other goodies. I'm pushing so hard to get this thing done...
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February 19, 2016 11:25 pm UTC
Hello. Maybe I'm missing something, but despite the section on space combat, there don't seem to be any actual sample spaceships, nor rules for designing or starting them?
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Thomas D April 05, 2017 12:37 am UTC
It does not feature space combat. A starship battle supplement is in the works scheduled for release later this year.
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Michael H February 04, 2016 11:06 pm UTC
So player-characters are all members of the military or is there an option for a more Traveller-esque set up?
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Thomas D February 05, 2016 6:28 pm UTC
The focus of Colonial Troopers is on military. It would be easy to home brew some rules modifications for a more Traveller-esque game.
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