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Five Parsecs From Home - Solo Adventure Wargaming


Five Parsecs From Home is an rpg-lite solo adventure wargame where you assemble a ragtag crew of galactic trailblazers and head out to explore the stars, pick up jobs, and every now and then —  engage in some action-packed, sci-fi combat!

Battles are procedurally generated with huge combinations of enemies, weapons, battlefield circumstances and objectives whether fighting rivals or carrying out jobs.

With each encounter you earn experience and loot, progressing your crew and story as you send your crew to look for contacts, trade, explore the colony, recruit replacements or train up their skills.

The game is playable with any miniatures you have on hand and requires only a small number to get started, making it ideal for both experienced and new science fiction gamers. All you need is a few six-sided dice and a couple of ten-sided dice. 

  • 184 page PDF packed full of full-colour art
  • A fast-moving system, built for solo gaming from the ground up.
  • RPG-lite adventure wargame experience with miniatures.
  • Create a wide range of characters whether human, alien or robot.*
  • Miniatures agnostic - use whatever you have
  • After each battle, your crew may die from their injuries or level up and find new items and information.
  • Upgrade your starship with expansion modules *
  • Procedurally generate a huge array of possible missions, with more than 50 enemy types.
  • Random tables for towns, trade, character events and starship travel.
  • 5 difficulty settings and super-hard Black and Red Zone jobs*
  • Extensive options for Game Mastering scenarios, allowing complex RPG-like campaigns to be played with connected scenario plots, environmental hazards and factional conflict.*
  • 7 stage narrative solo campaign*

This is a full retail edition of the community favourite solo sci-fi wargame by Ivan Sorensen of Nordic Weasel games and comes with lots of new content (noted with a * above), full graphic layout design and lots of stunning full-colour art throughout. 

Keep an eye on the official home for the living FAQ and bonus content and blogs!

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Alex K January 26, 2022 6:39 am UTC
Hello, I’ve had a good read through and am really looking forward to playing some games; I just wanted to check that I hadn’t missed/mid-read something.

It says in the character creation section that the maximum value for the combat skill is +5. Does this mean, assuming one of my crew members survives long enough to reach this level, that they would be auto hitting on every shot as to hit is a D6 plus combat skill and there doesn’t seem to be any negative modifiers that could take them below a score of 6?

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Nicholas F April 15, 2022 8:59 pm UTC
A 1 is always a miss, but yes you would hit most of the time.
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Stephen B January 05, 2022 11:29 pm UTC
I only have print copy. Anywhere I can download a blank character sheet? The ones on BGG suck.
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USIETO F January 11, 2022 6:02 pm UTC
I second that...
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Teri N April 30, 2022 1:28 pm UTC
If you have your purchase receipt, email a copy to Modiphous and ask them for a copy of the PDF.
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Paul E December 19, 2021 8:26 pm UTC
No print copy??? I'm not using a PDF reader at the tabletop.
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Matt K December 20, 2021 10:02 am UTC
Print copies are available from your FLGS, like every other title published by Modiphius.
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Chris B December 20, 2021 10:17 am UTC
As well as our webstore - for North America, or for rest of the world :-)
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Paul E December 20, 2021 4:07 pm UTC
Thanks, that’s good to know!
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September 28, 2021 1:45 pm UTC
Would you mind adding Appendix I (p.146) to the preview so we can see a guide on what’s changed in this edition. Thanks.
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William B August 30, 2021 4:17 pm UTC
I have no complaints with the game itself, or the presentation. It's my favorite current game, and the PDF layout and art is beautiful. A++

The bookmarks, notsomuch. There are missing bookmarks, some out of order. I will not list them all here, because I'm not an employee, but for a $20 PDF I would expect better. I'm going to give it five stars anyway because it's a great product, but can someone please fix and improve the bookmarks for future customers? I've already fixed my copy.

Thank you, and keep up the great work.
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Joe T August 16, 2021 2:31 pm UTC
What is the difference between this product and this one ( which is no longer available?

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Chris B August 16, 2021 2:33 pm UTC
This is the new edition - updated rules, all new layout and art by Modiphius, this edition is now in print and in retailers (or heading there)
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Joe T August 16, 2021 2:37 pm UTC
thank you :)
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Antoine S August 15, 2021 5:22 pm UTC
hello, has someone a link to a crew log in PDF ? I can't find any and only have the physical version of the game, thanks
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Don C November 23, 2021 1:13 am UTC
Write to Modiphius with proof of purchase. They may still send you the PDF rules.
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alejandro A July 13, 2021 11:17 pm UTC
Hi, I have the first and 2nd edition Five Parsecs. Also Every Star an oportunity. Do you think I should have this 3rd edition? I do not care too much on the art but I do on the rules per se. I would appreciate any owners advice. Btw, in my country right now, 20 dollars is rather a lot of money for a pdf book, but if I have to, I will buy it no doubt. I love the series.
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Lee S July 17, 2021 5:48 pm UTC
I don't have the previous editions of Five Parsecs, but I do have the 2nd edition of Five Leagues.
Comparing this with it, which I'm assuming used a similar layout and design, I'd have to say that as a new player, the layout in 3rd edition Five Parsecs was a lot easier to learn from. Everything is structured to flow smoothly through a campaign turn, and you make your characters first thing so you jump in and get your hands dirty pretty quick.
It plays to its strengths, because it's definitely the type of game that's best learned by doing.

However... since you already have the 1st and 2nd editions, you're definitely not a new player, so the new layout won't benefit you as much, but it can still help keep things flowing well.
It can be a bit easier for me to find what I'm looking for in it than in Five Leagues, because of how it's organized.

I think that if you really like Five Parsecs, you're going to end up getting it eventually. I understand that it does add some new...See more
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alejandro A July 22, 2021 11:36 pm UTC
Thank you Lee. I think Ill follow your advice and get it while on sale.
Hope you enjoy it a lot
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Jeffrey G June 08, 2021 9:05 pm UTC
So how's that "US Shipping at the end of May" coming along? I really would like to buy the book+PDF but can't justify a shipping cost nearly equal to the price of the book! Eager to hear!
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Ivan S June 08, 2021 11:48 pm UTC
From what I know, books are headed into distribution but getting anything shipped anywhere international right now is painfully slow. Soooon.
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Steven F June 12, 2021 4:28 pm UTC
Last I heard was mid/Late July probably.
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Scott H June 14, 2021 6:59 pm UTC
Amazon has the print version listed. Available as soon as December 2021.
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Chris B June 15, 2021 9:03 am UTC
they're likely playing safe it will be with US distribution in August, so Amazon soon after
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Will M June 19, 2021 5:23 am UTC
Ooof. August? The PDF is $20 and it's thrown in free with the hardcover (which I want more than a pdf) - but then the shipping is as much as the book itself for me. Ouch. I get the delay but that's after summer is done and game time with my fam plummets. :(
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Ivan S June 19, 2021 2:38 pm UTC
yeah, its unfortunately a bit rough. If you can find a US retailer that still has pre-orders, you can email Modiphius with your order info from there and get the PDF
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Will M June 20, 2021 5:22 am UTC
Thanks for the idea. I didn't think of that!
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Will M June 20, 2021 10:59 pm UTC
I ordered it online and they sent me the pdf - which rocks. It's the 2nd edition PDF (maybe a bit different?). I am thrilled that they sent it and excited to try it out. Thanks to Modiphius for the amazing product support!
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Will M June 21, 2021 4:18 am UTC
Update: I was incorrect - this did include the newest release, I just mistook the filenames (it also has two prior releases). Thanks so much!
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Jeffrey G August 13, 2021 5:20 pm UTC
Well, we are now in August and still nothing, it seems!
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Jeffrey G August 13, 2021 5:21 pm UTC
Looks like December 2021 might be optimistic at this point!
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Chris B August 13, 2021 7:18 pm UTC
The shipment was pulled by US customs but is released and on it's way to the warehouse now - should be late August with stores
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Jeffrey M June 08, 2021 5:08 pm UTC
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Lee S June 05, 2021 10:38 pm UTC
Great game but needs a Print on Demand option.

$20 is a bit steep for a pdf, but I overlooked that because of everything I saw in the reviews.
I don't regret getting it. The game is amazing.

However, already spending $20 for the pdf makes me come to a hard stop on buying the physical copy, which would cost me another $69.

Here's hoping for a cheaper print alternative.

See my review for more info.
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Damien L June 06, 2021 12:04 am UTC
Lee, nice review. I am not associated with Modiphius in any way but I am mildly confident if you send them an email they may offer a discount given you purchased the PDF here. Fingers crossed. I like you, read and watched enthusiastic reviews and decided I wanted it. Buying direct from Modiphius gets you the pdf for free but with shipping that was just shy of $100 AUD. I am fortunate though as I could preorder it from my local bits and mortar store for $55 and considered buying the PDF here for $26 as that was better value. But Modiphius is part of the bits and mortar program so I reached out to them, sent a copy of my receipt, and they sent me the PDF for no cost! I was stoked. $55 for the physical copy and pdf is a steal IMHO. $80 odd is towards the steep end but it looks like a great game so most likely worth it. Need to play it first to confirm. Think I'm going to love the stories generated each campaign turn as I roll on all those tables.
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Damien L June 06, 2021 12:12 am UTC
Must be a character limit on replies ...
Wanted to add rolling up my first crew alone was a ton of fun. A name generator would be a boon here ... For PCs, patrons, rivals, and planet generation ...
Good luck! And happy gaming!!
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Lee S June 06, 2021 1:09 am UTC
Thanks, Damien.
Character creation is fun. And a snap to do! :-)

I may wait for it to show up on Amazon. I get free shipping there, so that'll take some of the sting out.

For a name generator, I'd recommend Donjon's site. Another great resource is Inspiration Pad Pro, available here on DTRPG for free.
It took a fair bit of work, but I made a 1950s pulp name generator using a list of popular names from that time.

I was a bit worried during my first session, when two of my heroes were taken out. But they both lived to see another day. I do like that small bit of tension of not knowing who survived. It makes you want to be extra cautious.

I think once I get the game down, it wouldn't be too hard to expand the game with some trade ideas from Traveller, too.

So far, I've adopted a space map I put together for White Star over to it. It's from GURPS Space. I added jump points between the systems, as I played a lot of X3: Terran Conflict....See more
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Lee S June 06, 2021 5:56 am UTC
I added a link just now at the end of my review that goes to a report of my first play session, if you're interested.
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Ivan S June 09, 2021 1:52 pm UTC
Expansion 1 will have colony, starship and world name generators :-) - Authorguy.
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Peter C June 24, 2021 9:18 am UTC
Sounds fantastic - looking forward to whenever its released.
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Chris B August 13, 2021 7:19 pm UTC
you can send us the receipt and we'll give you a discount of the DTRPG price off the print copy :-)
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John S June 05, 2021 9:38 pm UTC
The "Unknown Rivals Table in the Battle chapter (p.94)" as mentioned on page 24 doesn't seem to exist.
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Lee S June 06, 2021 1:10 am UTC
Far right column of the 'Enemy Encounter Category Tables'.
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John S June 06, 2021 5:34 pm UTC
Oh wow, there it is; I was expecting a standalone table - thanks for your help!!
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Lee S June 07, 2021 3:25 am UTC
Not a problem. Safe travels to your crew!
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June 01, 2021 9:18 am UTC
I purchased this last week and I'm in love with the game. The one thing it desperately needs, in my opinion, is a printer friendly version. Even one that just strips out the photos would be good. My printer is lousy with pictures so my print is unpleasant to look at and difficult to read.
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John P May 31, 2021 11:16 am UTC
Ah, apologies just found the link to the Print version on the Modiphius site..
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John P May 31, 2021 11:10 am UTC
Looks interesting, Is there a POD version for this?
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David J May 30, 2021 2:57 pm UTC
This is advertised as a solo game. Could the game support multiple players at the table?
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Ivan S May 30, 2021 3:23 pm UTC
Author here: There is a section about co-op play (with two players splitting the crew between them and playing together) and that works great.
Though "full co op" where you each bring a full crew will be in expansion 1.
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David J May 30, 2021 3:41 pm UTC
Thank you for the fast response, and the expansion sounds great!
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