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A science-fiction RPG that emulates style and mechanics of the original Basic D&D (i.e. a retroclone).

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How to calculate cost of renting a starship?

I'm running a Stars Without Number game. My players, being cheapskates, would like to rent a starship of some kind. If a normal shuttle costs 200k credits, how would I calculate the cost of renting by ...
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Are there rules for dual-wielding?

Dual swords are, I think we can agree, awesome. Because of the cool little thing that monoblades can be anything from a well-made katana to a roaring chain sword, I wanted to get one of each. However, ...
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How many psi points are gained per level?

I've looked through the Stars Without Number rulebook for a mention of psi points gained per level, but I can't find it. CTRL+F "psi points" through the whole document reveals nothing related to ...
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First Time As A GM: How To Avoid Common Pitfalls With Newbie Group? [closed]

I've been playing role-playing games (mostly D&D) for a very long time and, finally, I've decided to run my own campaign for the very first time in Stars Without Number. Our group will be a small ...
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How do I keep a player engaged whose starship pilot doesn't get to go on away missions? [closed]

We're playing Stars Without Number. It's story telling heavy; not simulationist. The starship pilot doesn't get to go on away missions, and the player is feeling left out. I'm currently using A/V ...
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How much do illegal explosives cost?

My players are trying to get their hands on some powerful explosives in Stars Without Number. Enough to wreck a car or two. The planet they're on has fairly loose laws, but the thing they're trying to ...
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How to handle investment in Stars Without Number?

I'm GMing a Stars Without Number game. My players have just come into a fair amount of money, and one of them would like to invest his cut. How do I handle this investment? Should I just roll dice to ...
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Am I a bad GM or are my players out of control? [closed]

I just started GMing my first-ever Stars Without Number game. I decided I’d have a session zero and walk my players through the character creation, as they were casual and had never used the system ...
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What can happen to my Partial Psychic from using his power?

I've just started playing in a Stars Without Number (Revised Edition) campaign. My character has a Technician background, and Adventurer class (Partial Expert, Partial Psychic), with foci of ...
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What's the difference between drive upgrades?

I'm making a starship in Stars without Number. Specifically, I'm trying to decide what drive to put on it. However, I can't find anything on specifically how having a better drive affects me – there's ...
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How should I reward xp to my players in my game of Dark Heresy in Stars Without Number? [closed]

I'm about to start running a game of Stars Without Number hacked to play Dark Heresy. My players will be creating their characters in a few days. But in my hack, I have so far not a word on what they ...
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What parts, if any, of the spellcasting rules apply to Savage Sorcery?

Codex of the Black Sun includes a focus called Savage Sorcery (p. 91), along with rules for spellcasting. Savage Sorcery's level 1 use is described as a "Main Action invocation". While "Invocation" ...