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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 for any game where modern transhuman science fiction meets classic 70s space opera. 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. Plan an elaborate data-vault heist on a diamond planet. Cross ceramic blades with a Zao Pirate in hard vacuum. Score sweet dreams or nightmare fuel from the oneirochemists of Eidolon. It's all somewhere in the STRANGE STARS!

STRANGE STARS is also availabe in Spanish from Hirukoa here.

 
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Joseph A January 05, 2016 10:16 am UTC
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wasn't there a POD option for this?
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Frederick E May 05, 2015 3:54 pm UTC
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The Star Frontiers homage on cover was too much for me to resist.
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Marcus B March 10, 2015 9:11 pm UTC
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Great book, the softcover is gorgeous. Choke full of great ideas. Are there any news on the hinted rules system you are working on?
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Trey C March 10, 2015 9:27 pm UTC
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Thanks, Marcus. The Fate gamebook draft is written and poised to go into layout. It's been a little slower than I would like, but John Till has been meticulous and trying to get it right. The old schoolish compatible gamebook will be after that.
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Tony M May 18, 2016 1:11 pm UTC
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It's been a year, any advance on that "old schoolish compatible gamebook"?
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Trey C May 18, 2016 2:25 pm UTC
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I'm responding to the edit suggestions on the draft now. It's written to plug into Stars Without Number, but it should be usable with other old school sci-fi systems.
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Chris F January 31, 2015 3:46 pm UTC
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I had the same concern about page count vs price, but I definitely understand Trey's answer. I wish I could of priced my most recent book a little lower too, but given the art investment, it wasn't feasible. Trey's art costs must of been impressively huge.
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John L January 31, 2015 1:46 pm UTC
That much for only thirty pages?
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Trey C January 31, 2015 2:06 pm UTC
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I can understand your concern, but how much do you think it costs to produce a full color, art heavy book without the benefit of advertiser support or economies of scale? We've kept the price as low as possible.
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February 04, 2015 5:50 am UTC
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"That much for only thirty pages?"

Oy, that sentiment grates.

Ignoring the gorgeous graphic design, 'Strange Stars' offers 30 pages of solid gaming material...and being system-neutral, there's *zero* waste. There are more ideas--usable ideas, crazy ideas, *fun* ideas--scattered about per page than most books five-times the size.

Verified purchaser here, and I've also reviewed other products. Said reviews were for $.99, 5-page works (with sometimes only 2 pages worth of material) and drab clip art. Doing the math, that's $6 for 30 pages of meh-to-middlin' text, while Causey offers a bursting, vibrant tome for just a little more.

So, yeah, "that much for only 30 pages". It's a bargain.
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Joel A February 24, 2015 4:39 pm UTC
" 'Strange Stars' offers 30 pages of solid gaming material...and being system-neutral, there's *zero* waste. There are more ideas--usable ideas, crazy ideas, *fun* ideas--scattered about per page than most books five-times the size."

Example from the book?
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Trey C February 24, 2015 5:04 pm UTC
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Check out this review:
http://hackslashmaster.blogspot.com/2015/02/on-useful-review-of-strange-stars.html?m=1

Or this one:
https://wrathofzombie.wordpress.com/2015/02/08/strange-stars-a-fantastic-voyage-into-space-operatic-rpgage/
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