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The conflicts of the Core Wars are over and the Galaxy is at peace, though old animosities simmer below the surface and new rivalries threaten to flare into conflict.

The Galaxy of the Interstellar Era is vast and its possibilities are limitless. In Lightspeed, the players, with the help of a sort of referee/director called a Game Master, craft a story of epic proportions. The players experience the promise and peril of the story vicariously by controlling the actions and desires of a character that they, themselves, create.

There are no limits on the types of characters you can play in Lightspeed. Some of the choices outlined in detail in this game include AstroPol Rangers, Federation StarForce Officers, Bounty Hunters, Corporate Espionage Agents, Mercenaries, Independent Merchant Spacers, or even Criminals! These are only the tip of the iceberg. Using the FuzionTM rules for character creation, players can create any type of character they can imagine.

Lightspeed also offers several specialized rules to enhance your Intergalactic gaming experience. Using the FuzionTM game rules provided, Game Masters can adjudicate brawls and fistfights, blaster battles, vehicle chases, starfighter and starship combat, computer hacking, and more!

By using the FuzionTM game system, Lightspeed joins a family of several excellent games ranging from SengokuTM , a game of feudal Japan, to Champions: New MillenniumTM , a game of super-powered action, to Dragonball ZTM , a game of outrageous martial arts fighting. FuzionTM games run the gamut of settings and styles and characters and rules made for one FuzionTM game can be easily port to any other FuzionTM game, creating infinite possibilities. If the game is marked FuzionTM Powered, it can be used with LightspeedTM.

If elements of Lightspeed seem familiar, that is intentional. The Lightspeed universe attempts to be all-inclusive, drawing inspiration from many Science Fiction films and novels and putting them together into a coherent whole. The purpose of this is to make Lightspeed as generic as possible, allowing players and Game Masters to set their characters and stories against any backdrop they desire. Within you'll find elements of many of your favorite genres of Science Fiction.

So strap on your blaster pistol, rev up your ion engines and blast off to adventure at the speed of light with Lightspeed!

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December 7th, 2017
Fast and simple point-based ruleset. Lots of gear. Psychic powers. Starship rules. All the basics are covered. The book includes a 'broad strokes' kitchen sink campaign setting including pastiches of the Empire (Star Wars), the Federation (Star [...]
March 25th, 2012
Two stars. There was potential here. Lots of people like it because it's a mash of star wars and star trek, along with a MESS of other sci fi properties with the numbers filed off. I wanted to like it for the same reasons, but I can't. Ultimate [...]
July 1st, 2011
The five stars is for the setting: a deliberate derivative of Wars and Trek with some classic '80s anime tropes thrown in. I much prefer the instant fuzion system to the full version presented here, but it isn't so crunchy that it's unplayable. [...]
February 1st, 2011
I like the idea in general. However, I was under the impression that it was a d20 system as well as fusion. this is probably because it ws listed under d20 rule systems. I don't know if this is a drivethru rpg error or Comstar games. None of the free [...]
June 21st, 2008
I'm satisfied with the contents, except the followings: The actual page numbers and those shown in the Table of Contents are not the same. You should add 2 to the page numbers shown in the Contents to get the actual corresponding pages. F [...]
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