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Goblinoid Games Acquires Starships & Spacemen

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Goblinoid Games has acquired Starships and Spacemen, a science fiction game by Leonard H. Kanterman originally published by FGU in 1978. This was one of the earliest Science Fiction RPGs published and while there were many SF influences, it can best be described as Star Trek with the trademarks filed off. A PDF of the original is available from RPGNow as I write this for $4.95 and will be available in the near future in print (on demand).

Of its furture plans for Starships and Spacemen, Goblinoid Games says, "In the near future, we will release a new revised second edition of Starships and Spacemen, expanding character information and planet-side adventuring. The system will be adjusted slightly to make it fully compatible with Mutant Future and Labyrinth Lord. If you are a big fan of the original rules, have no fear. Those rules will remain in print, and future modules and supplements will have stats for both systems (though they are very similar to begin with)."

I own a copy of the FGU version and its a good game, but definitely "old school" in that it depends on the GM to make rulings and design adventures and campaigns. I'm interested in seeing the Mutant Future and Labyrinth Lord compatible version. I hope it will be OGL and mainly open game content like other Goblinoid Games rules.

Anonymous said...
April 27, 2010 at 9:16 AM  

I had a copy of that back in the day (may still have somewhere come to think of it). A solid, basic system as I recall, but very much original Trek in concept. I wish them well with the game.

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