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"We thought we had it all figured out. We ventured out into the stars with a purpose. We sought to learn, to discover, to make contact with other forms of life. We were the ambassadors of humanity, the trailblazers of a new age of understanding and cooperation. But we were wrong. We were so very, very wrong. It started with a few strange signals, some strange readings on our instruments. We thought it was just some glitch, some interference. But then the attacks started. They came out of nowhere, these creatures, these monsters. They swarmed our ships, our stations, our outposts. They killed, they destroyed, they consumed. And we were powerless to stop them. We lost everything, everything we had built, everything we had fought for. Our homes, our families, our friends. We were the lucky ones, the ones who managed to escape. But we were left with nothing, nothing but our skills, our training, and our determination. So now we do what we do best. We explore the galaxy, but not for knowledge, not for diplomacy. We are in search of resources, technologies and opportunities. We delve into the derelict ships, the abandoned stations, the ruins of our peaceful missions. We scavenge for supplies, we salvage for weapons and riches, and we hunt for the monsters that destroyed the hopes of a better world. We are the Derelict Delvers, the last hope of humanity. And we will not rest until every last one of those creatures is dead and every opportunity is seized"


Art: Image Portfolio © Louis Porter, Jr. Design. All Rights Reserved. Used with permission.

What is this game?

Derelict Delvers is a thrilling, action-packed sci-fi roleplaying game that immerses players in a struggle for survival and profit. The game takes place in a galaxy overrun by monstrous alien creatures, who have destroyed humanity's peaceful exploration and diplomatic efforts.

The players take on the roles of elite space troopers, scientists, and engineers who must explore derelict spaceships and space stations in order to scavenge for supplies, salvage for weapons and valuable resources, and ultimately, hunt down the monsters that threaten the very existence of mankind. They are a team of skilled specialists, who are on a mission to help humanity, but also themselves.

With a unique blend of fast-paced combat and challenging perils, players will have to work together (or alone!) to overcome the dangers of the derelict ships and outsmart the deadly aliens lurking within. They will also have to make difficult decisions that will affect the outcome of their missions, their potential profits, and their very survival.

Derelict Delvers is a journey of exploration, of discovery, and of opportunity. Join the elite team of Derelict Delvers, and see how far you can go after the fortune the galaxy has to offer.



  • Unleash your imagination and create your own one-of-a-kind character archetype and special powers using our easy-to-use and highly customizable character creation system

  • Take on a unique "meta-role" that shapes your interactions with the game world, putting you in charge of bringing the scenario to life!

  • Enjoy the freedom of solo or group play without needing a Game Master, thanks to our intuitive and dynamic gameplay system

  • Take on the thrilling challenge of exploring derelict spaceships and space stations, a fresh take on the classic dungeon crawler genre

  • Battle against a diverse array of monstrous alien creatures and overcome challenging threats

  • Shape your own fate by making strategic decisions that impact the outcome of your missions, and potentially your own personal gain.

Your purchase includes:

  • 70-page, richly illustrated, totally hyperlinked and bookmarked PDF
  • 20+ random tables to generate everything, from rooms to monsters
  • Rules-reference document with all the mechanics you need during play


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Sarah M July 08, 2023 2:34 pm UTC
Why is this so much more expensive than the printed book at 66 pages?
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Isaiah H April 29, 2023 11:31 am UTC
interested in what the core mechanics are like but the preview doesnt elaborate.
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Sarah M July 09, 2023 5:18 pm UTC
Geek Gamers on Youtube included this in her Solo RPG Indie Showcase.
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