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Elite Encounters Role-Playing Game

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The FIRST official Role-playing game based on the setting for the Elite: Dangerous computer game.

"It is the fourth millennium. Mankind has spread to the stars and created a new civilisation where promises of wealth and power are made and broken every day."

The Elite Dangerous computer game revolutionised the space sim industry, introducing players to a galaxy spanning 400 billion explorable star systems, each one containing the potential for action and adventure combined with the freedom to play whatever role appealed.

Elite Encounters takes you beyond the cockpit of the Elite: Dangerous spacecraft and deeper into the rich and textured history of the game's evolving setting. Become part of a galactic community where the decisions YOU make could create new legends.

This Full-colour PDF contains all you need to play Elite Encounters.


  • More than 300 pages of rich content
  • Background and setting for the Elite: Dangerous game "universe" - in print for the first time!
  • Simple but well-rounded game system developed for this RPG
  • Full-colour sections, including double page spreads of the spacecraft from Elite: Dangerous
  • Sample characters and introductory scenarios
  • Fully-featured tabletop vehicle combat system allows you to visualise space battles or ground assaults
  • Printable "Loremasters Screen" containing essential stats and tables for players and Gamesmasters.
  • Print and play elements plus all you'll need to pick up and play! 
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Ronald B May 20, 2018 9:43 pm UTC
Are there any plans for a print version?
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David H May 21, 2018 8:24 am UTC
Hi Ronald, and thanks for your question. There is indeed a print version in the works, and this is what I have been working on since publishing the ebook. I have some Kickstarter rewards to produce and send first, then I will be focusing strongly on the DTRPG/RPGNOW print version.

Watch this space!
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alejandro A November 06, 2017 3:01 pm UTC
Hi, David
Any schedule for the kindle version?
Im planing to get the combo (pdf, epub and kindle). The only real mobile device I have is my Kindle. It makes easier to take adventage of those free moments (just open and read like a real book).
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David H November 06, 2017 3:13 pm UTC
Hi there!

I don't have an exact schedule as yet, but I'm hoping to get it done before the end of the year. If I get it done before the end of November then that will be a bonus.

The reason I don't have a more definite timescale is that there are a lot of formatting issues that I'm contending with in terms of the EPUB and Kindle versions as well as the potential print on demand ones - added to which I'm still working on several distribution options for the original Kickstarter versions. So lots of balls in the air means not a lot of certainty over the timescales.

Rest assured though, the mobile versions are the highest priority at this time.

Thanks for your comment. :-)
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alejandro A November 06, 2017 3:21 pm UTC
Nope, Thank you!
Glad it will be available in the near future. Hope you keep adding non official content.
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David H May 21, 2018 8:25 am UTC
Just to follow up on this question, the Kindle version is on hold for the moment. I've been focusing on the print version and all the modifications and fixes required for that. As such, I don't want to export the book's content to another format until the final form has been verified.

I hope you will be patient whilst I work towards these milestones.
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alejandro A May 22, 2018 11:03 pm UTC
Thanks for the update. Will be patiently waiting.
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Declan F October 27, 2017 12:39 pm UTC
From the table of contents:
"Print and Play Dice...........................................................................301"

Does the game require custom dice ?
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David H October 27, 2017 2:00 pm UTC
No, the game uses standard six sided dice. Feel free to raid your copy of Monopoly!!
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Paul B October 22, 2017 9:31 am UTC
Absolutely agree with Michael H --- when you set up a preview, you can choose the page range, and in this instance a much better selection would be beneficial as the current preview offers absolutely nothing to go on.
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David H October 22, 2017 4:06 pm UTC
Thanks for your comment, Paul. Please see my reply to Michael's comment below.
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Michael H October 21, 2017 3:31 pm UTC
Hi folks, your preview doesn't tell me anything about this game. Neither does your website.
How is this different from ED: RPG? I love Elite: Dangerous but you're not doing anything to promote your game...
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David H October 22, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Hi, and thanks for your comment. Firstly, please let me clarify that this is my first released product - and my first entry on DTRPG. As such, I'm pretty much making this up as I go, and feedback like this is useful, so thanks.

You're right about the preview - it was automatically generated, and it didn't pick a particularly interesting set of pages. Hopefully I've resolved that. I would disagree about the website content - the site contains a great deal about the structure of the book and the content of the game within. If you have something constructive to add to your criticism, then please do so :-)

How is this different from EDRPG? I can't answer that question, as Jon, Oliver and co developed their game completely independently and I haven't had a chance to read it completely enough to break it down - and I think any attempt to do so would be subjective. I do know that each games approaches its subject matter differently. My book is an "all in one RPG", licensed under the...See more
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Michael H October 25, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
Thanks for the reply David, much appreciated and your website does look quite a bit different now. Is there a downloadable character/vehicle sheet? I often find that you can tell much about a game from its character sheet.
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David H October 26, 2017 12:08 pm UTC
Hi Michael. There will be a downloadable character sheet, yes, as well as a vehicle sheet, templates and maybe the Commanders screen and quick reference guide.

The reason I haven't done this yet is that I am trying to decide whether to make a "quick start" booklet available with these things included or just make the individual items available. There are good reasons for either (or both!) and I'm giving this some thought along with the other things that are in motion at the moment. Busy times indeed.

Thanks for your questions. Please keep them coming if you have any more, and watch this space! :-)
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Michael H August 31, 2018 4:30 pm UTC
It’s been almost a year David. Still no character sheet. Or anything. Is the project still alive?
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David H August 31, 2018 5:53 pm UTC
Yes, still alive. Character sheets will be available within a week. See this link for some details:
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