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This is the Beta 4.0 version of Starscape. It has not been through the layout, proofreading or editing process. Please enjoy the game with that in mind. We appreciate your time and interest and would love your feedback via the link in the PDF.

Trust, like breathable air, is a precious and rare commodity in space. Starscape is a Powered by the Apocalypse game that focuses on the ebb and flow of trust and the dynamic relationships that form between a crew as they explore the stars. It is a found family game that is ideal for stories that focus on a small number of main characters who agree on a central goal, such as in Star Trek, Farscape, or Firefly. Trust means life or death for a crew. Everyone must trust in each other, their ship, and even their own abilities to successfully navigate the vast emptiness of space.

Players choose a playbook from ten of the common character archetypes found in sci-fi stories, each with a unique set of moves and specialties. Together, you collaboratively create your ship and other important details about your universe. Starscape can work in all different types of science fiction settings, so feel free to pull from your favorite sources, mix and match, or create something completely original to explore.

Starscape is not designed to be a simulationist take on science fiction. There can be lots of combat, or not. The game focuses on the relationships  and interactions between the player characters, with adventure, danger, and combat utilized as narrative options to help explore the theme of trust. 

Join other play testers in the Starscape PBTA Discord community goldenlassogames.com/discord
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Written by Kimi Hughes

Character Art: Kaek

Book & Cover Art: Bryan Vectorartist, Yessi Yun

StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
AuthorGolden Lasso Games
GenreAction, Adventure, Role Playing
TagsAction RPG, PbtA, Sci-fi, Space, Tabletop, Tabletop role-playing game
Average sessionA few hours


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Starscape Beta v4.0 - goldenlassogames.com.pdf 33 MB
Starscape Playbooks v4.0.pdf 24 MB
Starscape Beta v4.0 Ship Playbook.pdf 1 MB
Starscape Beta v4.0 Basic Moves.pdf 2 MB

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I am glad I dropped the extra money to get this Beta. I am doing a playtest next Thursday and I am stoked. Looking forward for to more.

Awesome!! I can't wait to hear how it goes. Please fill out the feedback survey after you run it.  :) 

Ok, I did a small donation, and I hope you'll put together a fine game!
The world needs more good PbtA rpgs!

Thank you so much!