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We are not alone in the Universe, but we have few friends. As we emerged on the galactic stage, we found a universe stripped bare of sentient life by a great Plague, leaving only the wild beasts and twisted plague horrors wandering the ruined hulks of lost civilizations.

We are the Surveyors. We explore the uncharted sectors of space and hunt these ruins for the treasures they contain and the riches they might bring to what sentient life remains. We are not brave, merely foolhardy and desperate. Those who survive become rich beyond dreams. Very few survive. Hulks & Horrors is a science-fiction roleplaying game of galactic exploration and adventure for 2 or more players ages 13 and up. Inside you will find:

• Complete rules for characters up to Level 6 and beyond

• 7 character classes: Pilot, Scientist, Soldier, Psyker, Hovering Squid, Omega Reticulan, and Bearman.

• Easy to learn old-school inspired game rules and combat system

• Weapons, armor, and equipment inspired by classic science-fiction

• Spaceship construction and combat rules

• Random tables for creating whole sectors of space

• Loot generation rules

• Dozens of alien monsters as well as guides for designing your own

• Dungeon-mastering advice for sandbox space exploration

• Optional rules for customizing Hulks & Horrors

Hulks and Horrors is available in 6"x9" format in both PDF and Print on Demand.

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Michael T November 16, 2022 8:58 pm UTC
Has anyone tried to built a spaceship? Looking at the first example (Light Courier, p. 65) it says it is a Class 1 which has 150 tons (p. 54), Armor I (50 tons), and Engine 1 (50 tons).

So that's 100 tons out of the 150 tons available.

Then it adds another 90 tons of accessories. So even disregarding page 58 that says only 60% of the remaining space can be used for additional systems, I still don't see how it can add up.

I'm I missing something? thanks!
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Annaia D November 16, 2022 9:35 pm UTC
Ah! I see the confusion. Had to double check myself.

The 150 tons for the frame is just the base weight of the frame. You *add* the Armor and Engine and Weapons weights to that base to calculate your total weight and Mass Rating, which is important for calculating how high a Thruster rating you need to buy.

Your Additional Systems in Step 6 are the only part where you have to worry about space budget as a function of weight. Take 60% of the weight of the frame, and that's your space limit for those parts only, and they don't count against the weight of the ship because they're considered part of the frame.

The actual error here seems to be in my math for the Light Courier. It should be 50 tons heavier. :D I think an earlier draft didn't have the armor plating, but I added it later and I guess I forgot to update the total weight.
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Michael T November 17, 2022 6:31 pm UTC
Thanks! I'll try again! I'm actually building a spreadsheet to do it!
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Michael T November 06, 2022 8:04 pm UTC
This book is too well done to have zero illustrations! Of all junk that has been Kickstarted why not a well-illustrated version of this one!?
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Annaia D November 16, 2022 9:37 pm UTC
We tried! Believe me, we tried! I had a lovely pair of artists for the IndieGoGo campaign, but sadly it didn't fund, and sadly the publishers I talked to backed out for various reasons, so I never got the budget for the planned "Advanced" edition that would've been finally illustrated.
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Daniel D April 05, 2022 11:04 pm UTC
Help please. I am not a native english speaker. I know that hulks means something like abandoned ship. So, to help me to understand the title, how would you rewrite the title? Ruins and Horrors? Wreckages and Horrors?
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Annaia D April 05, 2022 11:10 pm UTC
I would recommend looking into translations of Games Workshop's Space Hulk. The sense of the word is the same as there.
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Daniel D April 05, 2022 11:22 pm UTC
From Wikipedia: "a space hulk is a mass of ancient, derelict space ships, asteroids, and other assorted space debris". Thank you Annaia D!
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