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Starships & Spacemen (Original 1978)


Goblinoid Games takes you on a trek to the stars.

Back in 1978 the second sci-fi RPG ever to be published was released by Fantasy Games Unlimited, Starships & Spacemen, by Leonard H. Kanterman. Inspired by many sci-fi influences, Starships & Spacemen trekked new ground. You could play a Tauran with a machine-like, logical mind, and adventure in space hunting for alien treasures on unexplored worlds. You might face the aggressive Videni who resembled Taurans in appearance, but not intentions. Against that backdrop one might reach an uneasy truce with the militant Zangids.

Fast forward 32 years later. Goblinoid Games has purchased the Starships & Spacemen property, and plans to continue these classic voyages today and into the future!

Join us as we carry out missions in the final frontier. Explore exotic new worlds and make contact with alien civilizations!

These are the original 1978 rules, published with an appendix of erratta and expansion material that originally appeared in Different Worlds Magazine.


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August 29th, 2023
I bought and played this game when it first came out. A thinly-disguised game version of classic Star Trek, it was nonetheless simple to learn and remarkably fun to play. If you're after bells and whistles, look elsewhere -- but it's [...]
May 4th, 2010
This is a quirky retro RPG...well, perhaps retro shouldn't apply, since this is the original Starships & Spacement, circa 1978, with some supplemental material and errata originally published in Different Worlds magazine from way back when (I loved [...]
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April 26, 2010
This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2010.