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Blasters & Bulkheads 2nd Ed. delivers cinematic sci-fi skirmish in the Space Opera tradition! Written with 15mm figures in mind, but easily adaptable to 28mm, B&B features complete character and henchmen creation rules, including background careers, special traits, and a system for weird power use. Create your own abilities with handy sidebars explaining how to craft unique traits and powers. Built around the tried and tested Goalsystem engine from Four-Color Studios, B&B only uses six-sided dice and requires just a handful of miniatures to play fast, fun, and rewarding sci-fi skirmishes. Players can advance their characters using a complete campaign and experience system. This 2nd ed. offers a clear, clean layout, new artwork, and expanded rule systems that  include more sample species, hacking, giant monsters, and damaging structures.

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marc H September 12, 2022 7:29 pm UTC
hi - just bough this - pages 112-118 inclusive (have a 'header' of 'playaids') are blank - is this correct?
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Scott P May 26, 2023 10:02 am UTC
Yes, those pages were left blank when we did the print edition, and were left in for the PDF version. Sorry for the extremely tardy reply. I did not see this until today.
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Brian S December 15, 2021 6:27 pm UTC
Could you explain the differences between Void Pirates, Blasters & Bulkheads, and Farthest Star?
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Scott P January 15, 2022 3:09 pm UTC
FS and VP use a faster resolution mechanism. Where B&B uses a two step resolution mechanic (roll to hit, then roll to damage), FS and VP resolve hit and damage in one exchange of dice rolls.

FS as a rule set has a lot more meat on its bones than VP. It includes: more RPG-like character generation (including no points costs), full Solo rules, PvP rules, revised combat rules, species design rules, six complete scenarios, and a better fleshed-out campaign system.

B&B does offer pretty detailed character creation, but it lacks the solo play and RPG plug-in mechanics.

Let me know if you have any follow-up[ questions, and thanks!

Hope this helps!
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