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ENnie Awards Nominee | "Out-Verhoevens Verhoeven" - Robin D. Laws

3:16 is about Troopers killing things, wiping out civilizations, all across the Cosmos. This high-octane Science Fiction RPG designed by Gregor Hutton ("the best RPG designer in the UK today." - James Wallis) is a winner of a High Ronny Award for Games Design. Featuring a stunning cover by Paul Bourne (a|state, Cold City, Hot War) and haunting interiors by Gregor Hutton 3:16 is a visual treat and a rip-roaring game of blood, guts and drama.

"3:16 is one helluva kick-ass game" - Joe J. Prince, author of Contenders
"Fantastic, gorgeous design" - Ron Edwards, author of Sorcerer

Indie RPG Awards (2008)
Game of the Year (2nd), Production (2nd), Support (3rd), Innovation (3rd)
ENnie Awards (2009)
Best Cover Art (Nominee)

This high-octane Science-Fiction role-playing game for 2 or more players has your Space Troopers killing bugs all across the Cosmos. You’ll advance in rank, improve your weapons, slay civilization after civilization and find out who you are through an innovative “Flashback” mechanic.

Terra’s plan is to kill every living thing in the Universe to protect the home world. See where your tour of duty in the 3:16th Expeditionary Force takes you and your friends. Revel in the kill-happy machismo and enjoy a campaign of Carnage Amongst The Stars.

3:16 is a Science-Fiction role-playing game about Carnage Amongst The Stars.
• Take your squad of kill-happy Troopers and annihilate bugs!
Low preparation, elegant game system.
• Delivers developing campaign play.
Lavishly illustrated and designed book.
• Winner of a High Ronny Award for Games Design for the original version.
ENnie Awards (2009) nominee
• Indie RPG Awards (2008) Game of the Year (2nd), Best Production (2nd), Best Support (3rd), Innovation (3rd)
• Greywulf's Game of the Year (2008)
• Featured on's Christmas List (2008) review (5/5, Excellent!/Excellent!) - "Fantastically fun sci-fi gaming." review (4/4, Classy & Well Done/Meaty) - "Delivers lots of entertainment with a simple, intuitive system" review (4/4, Classy & Well Done/Meaty) - "In short, buy it. I think you'll like it."
"It's the ultimate space marine game I have wanted for some time now."
- John Harper, Agon
"Wow ... this is going to blow you away." -Ken Atherton
"'s bloody brilliant."
- Jonathan Walton

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July 27th, 2022
An amazing game! Great for a beer&pretzels one-shot, but even better for a 20-odd session campaign, which is what it's designed for and where all the best bits get to shine. PCs start as lowly disposable members of an amoral, corrupt, a [...]
March 11th, 2022
If you're the kind of player who likes measuring out 5' moves and min/maxing every level up with a specific set of talents/bonuses and whatnot to torment your GM (and your fellow players), then this game might not be for you. Or, conversely, [...]
December 12th, 2019
Carnage Among The Stars is a brilliant game for Conventions or one-shot gaming. I have run this every year for last last 5 years at a local convention, using the incredibly simple mechanics to gets groups of 13 or so players to have a rip roaring good [...]
January 10th, 2013
I really liked this game when it first came out, and it was fun for a couple of one-shots. However, other groups didn't like the lack of meaningful mechanics in terms of in-game combat. Combat gets immensely repetitive very quickly. For a game focusin [...]
August 7th, 2012
A very inspired and inspiring game. I'm not a huge fan of space opera or the 40K flavor, but I got this after a recommendation by Robin Laws. And it did not disappoint. I think it would definitely take a certain type of player to get into the proper sp [...]
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