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Parsec is a sci-fi roleplaying game of insurgency, interplanetary politics, corporate espionage and space piracy in a solar system on the brink of war. It uses a simple and versatile d6 engine featuring innovative character advancement, simplified equipment, and a system where players define their goals, predict the obstacles they will face, and use their characters' passions and secrets to drive them to adventure. 

  • Simple but innovative zero-gravity combat rules, including spaceship combat at range as well as dogfighting
  • Rules for physical, social, and information conflict
  • Bonus dice for planning ahead and thinking tactially
  • Simple rules for creating your own custom weapons and equipment
  • Characters advance when they face obstacles and achieve their goals, when they reveal secrets, and when they are scarred by failure
  • Character sheets that fit on half of a 8.5 x 11 page
  • Art and graphic design by Jacob Walker (
  • Everything needed to play in one book
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Gift Card R November 22, 2017 10:15 pm UTC
Hi gamers - I'm the person who designed and wrote this game, and I have some links to share. We had a wiki for it when it was released, and there is some helpful information there.

Here is the front page of the full wiki:
It includes discussion, questions and answers, and player contributions to the setting, which was always the intent with this game.

Here is the list of errata we put together:
Honestly, there's more here than I'd like, but maybe not bad for my first full published game.

And here are some rules clarifications that came up:

Thank you for your interest in Parsec! Feel free to reply or contact me with any additional questions or feedback. My main website: where I write about a lot of things, including gaming.
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Marcus B December 20, 2018 10:50 pm UTC
Hey there, is the PDF updated to include the errata?
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Gift Card R December 21, 2018 4:39 am UTC
Unfortunately, no :(

It's a goal. And that's a lot of why it is half off right now. The copyright reverted to me and I re-released the original PDF. I definitely want to release an update when I have a chance to do it right, at which point I'll just upload the updated version for everyone who's bought it to download it again.
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Marcus B December 24, 2018 10:32 pm UTC
That's too bad but not a big issue. I hope you get around to it and then hopefully a POD in the future. What I have read so far is very promising.
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