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Blood In Space: Boot Camp
Publisher: JTGames
by Todd Z. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/11/2016 16:45:38

A good foot in the door for the BiS setting. The document could use another editorial and layout pass, but at the price you can't complain. :-)



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Blood In Space: Boot Camp
Publisher: JTGames
by David F. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/29/2013 00:58:07

Blood in Space Boot Camp Blood in Space Boot Camp or BISBC is a Fudge product set in outer space. The product is a free introduction to the writer's universe. The product is a PDF with three pieces of art, one of which is a map.

There are 12 pages to the PDF. Seven of the pages are text and set-up to the game, a map character sheet and record sheet is also included. There is an introduction describing the basic premise of the game and setting up the Galactic Earthlings Union. The text lays out the basic premise for BISBC and introduces the attributes that will be used. This is important with a FUDGE product because the core system doesn't require specific statistics. The stats are used are: Strength, Stamina, Agility, Charisma, Intelligence, Perception and Psionic. Skills and gifts and faults are also discussed as well as the use of FUDGE Points. Basic Character fields are outlined as are a couple of races.

There is an introductory adventure that is briefly outlined, stating the objective as well as the planet and an NPC soldier and a couple of weapons. There is a map and then a character sheet. For an introductory product it is good, there is some information that gives me an idea of what the full product will be. I believe that there needs to be more to "hook" me into buying the product.



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Blood In Space: Boot Camp
Publisher: JTGames
by Michael C. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/27/2013 11:06:56

Very amateurish. There is an overall lack of coherence; it provides sketchy details on some game and background concepts, but does not provide enough information to be useful. One inane comment from the paper that stuck with me is the observation that it "might sound like a peaceful galaxy," immediately after paragraph length introductions to the four major races of aliens that range from sinister and threatening to actively, genocidally, hostile. The 'map' for the scenario of a page-sized Rorschach test of red and blue blobs with no information on what the terrain is like, or where objectives, obstacles, or other features are.

One could, I suppose, make the argument that the vagueness is intended to allow GMs to exercise their imagination. Given the general lack of information, the GM would be making up nearly the whole thing. As an introduction to a large core book (not carried by DriveThru?) is doesn't contain enough of anything to entice me to look into it.

The document is also in dire need of proofreading.

So why bother providing this much detail in a review for a free product? Because the one thing the paper does show is that there is more to this universe, either in a core book or possibly only in the author's mind. With a good writer, an editor, proofreader, and playtesters (who don't know the author) there might be enough material to provide a sci-fi game with light rules and an original background, and that is worth extracting.



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