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Squaddies: The USE-Akurran War is a system agnostic setting and background for military science fiction RPGs. The accompanying series of Squaddies scenarios have deliberately had a certain amount of this setting pared out of them, so you can slot them into your own campaign setting. If however, you need a setting for your military science fiction RPG, then here is a guide to that universe, and to the second USE-Akurran war.

It is hard-ish science fiction - think bullets and body armour, not lasers and forcefields. The PCs will be assumed to be firing bullets, shells, missiles, grenades, calling on artillery support and hoping for air cover from craft which behave like shinier versions of modern military aircraft. Really big spaceships cannot land on planets – they sit in orbit and use shuttles or space elevators to get people and stuff to and from the ground.

The good guys and the bad guys are humans, not aliens. Planets with life on them (biosphere worlds) are rare and worth fighting over. Humanity has encountered a few intelligent alien species, but those have really only just got the hang of the Stone Age, so are no threat to mankind.

There are no spoilers in this book! Players and GMs alike can read everything in here.

Resources in this book include:

  • A guide to both sides in the war and the history of their conflict.
  • The technology level, including battlefield communications, and bits of kit the PCs are assumed to be familiar with.
  • Bios and story seeds for a whole platoon of NPCs for the players to interact with.
  • Replacement NPCs – to bulk out your party or to replace the regular NPCs when they get horribly killed.
  • Star maps for the areas of space colonised by humans, and a few snippets of information on each star system.
  • Planetary maps for three biosphere worlds and data on each of these planets.
  • Aliens - the biology and psychology of the sentient alien species, the Swampies, Yitteral and Lifim.
  • Character creation notes – hints and guidance on fitting this setting to your chosen RPG system.
  • Background information for any players who opt to play genetically engineered ‘cannon fodder’: the gennys. 
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