Many years ago, c. 1995, I had a small press space colonization/faring/asteroid RPG I picked up mostly for the setting.

I can't recall the name of this title. So here are some clues:

  1. Softcover, muted colors
  2. Landscape format
  3. B/W interiors
  4. Large stations in Earth orbit and beyond a la Outlander
  5. Asteroid mining and unions, again a la Outlander
  6. Seems I recall Liz Danforth art
  7. I know was advertised in Dragon, Dungeon, or Challenge, probably Challenge because it was one of the three I picked up regularly.

Any ideas? I'd know the title if it was mentioned I think.

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    \$\begingroup\$ I can't find anything likely in the RPGGeek database under Liz Danforth's entry. If it's her art, she must not be credited, or it's a really obscure item. \$\endgroup\$ – SevenSidedDie Oct 30 '14 at 1:36
  • \$\begingroup\$ That entry doesn't even have Twilight:2000 or ICE's Cyberpunk or Shadowrun. Whatever happened to the Pen and Paper DB after the "hacking"? \$\endgroup\$ – javafueled Oct 30 '14 at 2:22
  • \$\begingroup\$ Entry on RPG Geek \$\endgroup\$ – javafueled Oct 30 '14 at 23:20

High Colonies?

Two hundred years in the future, Earth is a deadly wasteland, ravaged by nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. Humanity lives in exile, clinging to life on a multitude of space stations in the Solar System. These stations are the High Colonies, the last hope of mankind.

The cover of High Colonies, showing a habitat and a lot of rocky debris floating above a blue-green planet.

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    \$\begingroup\$ <barry-and-levon> Awww Yeah </barry-and-levon>. Thanks @waynes-books. This was it. What's the format? I seem to recall it being in landscape, as noted, but maybe it was just smaller than standard books, e.g., most modules. \$\endgroup\$ – javafueled Oct 30 '14 at 15:14
  • \$\begingroup\$ I feel like I've seen this cover art (from ads?) in landscape form. But the back cover pic of an actual book I have in my records is just white, with the usual promo text. \$\endgroup\$ – Wayne's Books Oct 30 '14 at 15:24

This maybe wrong but I remember a friend having something close to what you are saying but most "Space" RPGs are somewhat like those.I did a search remembering terms he used to tell me and saw this:

Note: SFW non-spoiler link


It had multiple sets/modules but as stated even with the detail you gave it seems a long shot to find since a lot of the space ones did similar setting and game play.

If its not then Good Luck and keep us updated.

Note: another idea is look in backlogs of the magazine if they have those up and searchable

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    \$\begingroup\$ It was not Traveller. :P I know what all the variations of Traveller might be. Good resource though! I think Wayne's Books is in my circles on G+. \$\endgroup\$ – javafueled Oct 30 '14 at 14:50

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