Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Space Opera

I have been a fan of the 12 degree system for a little bit and five months ago I had bought the pdf and print copy of Thousand Suns, I really like it for what it does.  It is not as sci hard as Traveller and it is easier to decipher than Space Opera.

I am going to be throwing some characters together and see how they stand up against Stars Without Numbers a game I have run before and like for it's ease of use....


  1. I'm a big Stars Without Number fan, I'd be curious to see/hear how the two stack up.

  2. I have this, but I have yet to do anything with it.

  3. I have to agree with Bill, Stars Without Numbers is a great system. Thousand Suns is interesting but the more I look at it I think that SWoN is gonna keep my interest longer.

    Now I am not a huge fan of the SWoN setting, but that is an easy fix! ;)

  4. Rhonin84,
    I hear ya about the SWN setting. At first I didn't like it at all, but working with the game more I find the setting has grown on me some (not by leaps and bounds but some). I'm thinking about yanking some stuff from Starships & Spacemen 2nd ed. and using it with SWN.

  5. Bill, been a reader of yours for a long time and like your Gamma World contributions. I haven't looked at S+S for a long time what can you tell me about it that would sell me on it?

    I played a lot of Space Opera in the 80's and thought that was the bomb until I picked it up here recently and realized that we had house ruled the crap out of it.

    I am really trying to find the system to staple my setting onto and any help is appreciated! Thanks!!

  6. Hey Rhonin84, thanks for the compliment.
    The second edition of S&S is in playtest and is compatible with Labyrinth Lord and Mutant Future, thus adaptable to SWN. In particular I'll probably use the races from it in my SWN games. Might even have my own version of the Galactic Confederacy. : )
    I'm probably gonna use SWN as my core game with other stuff stapled on as needed. Aliens from various sources, gear from here and there, etc. Not sure that helps you much, but if like P.A., Other Dust for SWN will be out soon so you can have some more options for your SWN games with that! : )