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The Blackest Space - An Interstellar Sci-Fi Survival Roleplaying Game

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Written by Josh Palmer (Co-Creator of Dark Places & Demogorgons and Vigilante City) comes The Blackest Space, a Sci-Fi game that utilizes the BoD game system created by Eric Bloat for The Blackest of Deaths RPG.

The BoD game system is based on the d20 OGL with updates and alternate rules, most-notably the Core Mechanic:  Roll 1d20 & 1d6 Simultaneously

When you attack, make a save, make a skill, etc. roll a d20 and a d6 and add any applicable modifiers to the d20 roll.

If you meet, or beat, the target Difficulty Check or Evade score you succeed.

On the d6, do not add modifiers unless specifically instructed and ignore a roll of 2, 3, 4 or 5. For a roll of 1 add a Hindrance and for a roll of 6 add a Benefit. 


Hindrance adds an additional challenge or difficulty that was not present before the attempt.

Example: A Security Officer is successful with their laser attack; however, the laser gun has jammed and it costs the Officer their next attack to fix it.


Benefit adds an additional convenience that was not present before the attempt.

Example: An attacker using their laser gun misses the mark; however, as the opponent attempts to dodge the attack, they hit their head on a doorway.

There is 15 Classes represented in The Blackest Space:  Bounty Hunter, Captain. Communications Commander, Ebontear Endbringer, Ebontear Necrojudge, Emerald Champion, Medical Officer, Meta-Psych, Pilot, Pirate, Science Officer, Security Director, Shock Marine, Smuggler and Technician.

And 12 Playable Races: The Apparatus, Arpi, Asaluss, Cymyrs, Gnargfang, Gronslag, Harkfey, Humans, Lanerians. Mirewhips, Qu’fer and Zygaq.

Content included:

  • Rules VS Rulings
  • Core Mechanic
  • Benefit and Hindrance
  • Advantage and Disadvantage
  • Attributes (Strength, Intelligence, Wisdom, Constitution, Dexterity and Charisma)
  • Determining Attributes
  • Luck
  • Hit Points
  • Healing
  • Death
  • Move, Evade & Armor Points
  • Everything In Turn
  • Leveling Up
  • Initiative
  • Combat
  • Vacuum of Space & Dangerous Enviroments
  • Gear and Currency
  • Weapons, Armor and Equipment
  • Cybernetics
  • Robots
  • Vehicles
  • Interstellar Ships
  • Space Combat
  • Free Actions
  • Star Ships (all sizes and upgrades)
  • Space Booty (Stat Bonuses, Weapons, Armor, Equipment, Galactic Repute/Currency, Special Items)
  • Galaxy Background
  • Earth's Timeline
  • Sections of the known Milky Way
  • Gronslag Empire, Lanerian Depths, The Solar Council,  Earth, PAX I, J-15, Nexus Base Evermore, The Azure Domain, Barrison-5, Zonatt-3141, The Golden Arsenal, Illumination Realm, The Brine Mire, Crucible Center, The Emerald Edge, Arpourus III and XI, Forbidden Zone, Ventura II, Fury VI, Wyll III, Blackspace Corsairs, La'samoo Station, Devogolos, Koshka-8 and many, many more!
  • Organtizations:  The Infinity Exchange, The Probers or Greys & The Ruins of the Great Ancients
  • Random Star System Generators
  • Templates

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NEIL S May 12, 2020 10:20 am UTC
Is this still on LULU cant find it
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NEIL S April 24, 2020 2:07 am UTC
When is this coming out on LULU
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David B April 24, 2020 2:29 am UTC
If all goes as planned it will be available there tomorrow afternoon.
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David B April 24, 2020 11:22 pm UTC
It's live. :)
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Lee S April 15, 2020 12:20 am UTC
Preview not working.
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David B April 15, 2020 2:26 am UTC
Hmm that’s weird. It’s working on my end. I’ll try to reset it. Might’ve just been a momentary glitch.
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Lee S April 15, 2020 2:41 am UTC
Thanks David.
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Patrick S April 15, 2020 7:29 am UTC
Can confirm this
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Sándor L April 21, 2020 6:10 pm UTC
Preview is still not working.
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David B April 21, 2020 7:07 pm UTC
I'll have to reach to dtrpg and see what is up. It was still working on my end. I've disabled the full preview for the time being. The Quick Preview is still active and working.
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NEIL S April 15, 2020 12:10 am UTC
Will this be on LULU
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David B April 15, 2020 2:27 am UTC
Yes it will.
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NEIL S April 17, 2020 12:29 am UTC
haven't seen it yet
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