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The Universe is a big place with big problems
-that's where you come in!

Put on your space suit, charge your ray rifle, and flip ignition on an outer-space adventure!

Here is a simple RPG of interplanetary adventure, rules-lite, fast-paced, and inspired by a passion for science fiction. In X-plorers, you're part of a group of galactic troubleshooters on the look out for the next job-whether it be salvage, search, or rescue on an alien world.

Players: Explore, defend, and save the galaxy!

Be a SCIENTIST: Unravel the mysteries of a new alien race!
Be a SOLDIER: Take aim and defend against enemy invaders!
Be a TECHNICIAN: Pilot a spaceship through imminent danger!
Be a SCOUT: Foil the overlord's plans using espionage!

Character generation is quick and easy so you can get to gallivanting around the galaxy.
Choose from four character types with a simplified four-attribute skill system. Then outfit your team and prepare to make planetfall!

Game Masters: Create a cosmic sandbox using basic rules.

PDF inlcudes bookmarks to all major sections.

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Thomas E June 14, 2023 3:20 pm UTC
I bought this and while it does have X-Plorers in it, the first half is actually Boot Hill, to my surprise! That's right, two games for the price of one. If I'd known I was getting it with this I wouldn't have included Boot Hill in my order as well!
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charles B September 16, 2021 3:30 am UTC
What is the best osr dungeon crawl would this work with?
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charles B September 14, 2021 1:35 am UTC
This is an Awesome, OSR! Sci-Fi
I just wish I had a start point in the manual.
Anyone know of any pod starting points?
Is cleopatra station available as pod?
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Matthew T May 14, 2021 4:16 pm UTC
Is the POD staple or perfect bound?
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kristiaan L February 21, 2021 6:37 am UTC
Just purchased this amazing game, and the only thing i would change is the cover of the book. The cover art is great, but that rocket ship, as amazing as it is, lead me to believe this game was more along the line of Rocket Age in terms of aesthetics and feel. This game really has more of a 70's & 80's vibe. That aside, I love this game. I wish i had found it sooner!
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Brave Halfling P October 24, 2015 1:04 am UTC
Well, the site has cancelled the POD version. I will get this fixed next week.
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Brave Halfling P October 24, 2015 12:54 am UTC
@James P: It has been a while since I set it up, but it looks like the Rocket cover is just on the POD version (there was a problem with the resolution for the Mullen cover in POD here.

If you would email me @ I will see if I can get you a pdf of the Rocket cover.
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James P October 23, 2015 8:21 pm UTC
So, how do you get the Rocket cover version?!? All I seem to be able to access is the older Saucer cover from '11.
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James L October 12, 2015 9:28 pm UTC
I'm a huge fan of Pete and Steve's artwork, so the $5 was well worth the price for their illustrations that perfectly match these simple rules. It's become one of my favorite sci-fi RPGs, well done!
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Stephen Y July 01, 2015 7:07 pm UTC
Page 6 has the Soldier with BTB?
I can seem to find mention of it in the PDF.
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Brave Halfling P August 22, 2015 1:20 pm UTC
Hey Stephen. The soldier's Base-to-hit goes up faster than the other classes, but I agree I am not sure if the text ever mentions what it is.
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