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Original Battle Born introduces the concept of Free-Style Role-Play™, a building block system of game mechanics that allow the Referee to create his own Sci-Fi role-play game. Action takes place a millennium in Earth’s future. Nine intervening eras of history are outlined to show how the Tetra-League got to the latest crisis. Era Ten postulates mankind at a most desperate state. Following biological warfare, most of humanity is Tainted to conform as law abiding citizens, but also apathetic ones. There are few left to run things or more importantly protect all the helpless systems. Each character has a special gift, in that he can fight back. Commerce is collapsing on a galactic scale, as the player character Immunes organize to fight for a tenuous status quo, perhaps just another day of free choice. Characters are easy to generate, but capable of diverse plot involvement. Besides individual combat and skill functions, the pamphlet features Better Games’ quick and dirty tables to generate larger scale actions on planet surfaces, assaulting from orbit or in ship-to-ship engagement. Rules as originally published at the LA convention scene in 1990. A blast to play and the inspiration for several novels.

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Patrick B December 12, 2020 11:32 pm UTC
Why are you selling a book which says in the preview that it is $2 per copy for $4.99? I realize the PDF may be a scan of a book from a while back when games were cheaper, but still the optics of it are pretty bad.
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Fredrick R August 14, 2020 4:47 am UTC
Is this a all in one book? or would I need other books to play?
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