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Vast & Starlit

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A nano-game of interstellar crime and rebellion by Epidiah Ravachol.

Four game books in one, a not a single book over 470 words long!

This tiny package packs an entire cosmos of punches:

  • Character creation rules;
  • Rogue vessel creation rules;
  • Alien species, culture and environment creation rules;
  • Rules for handling long military campaigns as well as drawn-out courtships;
  • Rules for creating and violating alien taboos;
  • A full-color map of the entire galaxy;
  • Rules for interstellar travel and pursuit;
  • A complete account of the Seven Wonders of the Galaxy;
  • Rules for creating new and alien technology;
  • Calibration mechanics to make sure everyone is on the same page when it comes to the wacky, weird and powerful;
  • Guidelines for customizing technologies to the cultures that created them;
  • Customization rules for the player character’s personal gear;
  • And rules for building, repairing, inventing, constructing, jury rigging, and demolition on a deadline or at the sort of leisurely pace only interstellar travel can allow!

All of that, and the core game, in less than 2,000 words! You can see for yourself--the whole game is in the preview.

 
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January 15th, 2016
Is there anyway to get a version without the background? It's nearly impossible to read because of it. Might be an amazing game but the background takes away so much from it as to make it nearly illegible. [...]
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January 2nd, 2016
As always, I roll into a review ready to talk primarily about things only tangentially related to what I'm reviewing. If you don't feel like reading through all of it, here's the TL;DR version: this is a truly remarkable and above all else, complete, [...]
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April 15th, 2015
The graphical presentation is so bad it's almost unreadable: think 90's bad web sites, with ugly fonts over colourful space photographs. The content is, well almost nothing, actually. [...]
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January 10th, 2014
I am so excited to play this game. The ENTIRE rules for this beautiful game are in two pages. TWO PAGES! The rules are also the GM Screen. :) Except, there is no GM! That's right, no hours of prep work to be ruined by adventurers. No loo [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 26, 2013.