Down to the nitty gritty! Here’s a quick preview of what I have in store …
Cover illustration by Allen Anderson – too beautiful not to use!
There are three “species” in Space Princess: Human, Robot and Alien. Alien’s are built from scratch by choosing from one of ten types and one of fourteen powers – so I guess technically the game has 140 alien species to choose from.
There are five classes in the game – Psychic, Scientist, Scoundrel, Space Ranger and Star Warrior. Creating a new class, if you like, should be a snap.
“Magic items” in Space Princess are called “Super Science”. There is a selection of 37 described in the game, but more could be added with ease. Twelve of them are land vehicles.
The rules for space battles just cover escapes from the forces of the Dark Lord. Seven spaceships are described, from the tiny starfighters to the massive dreadnaughts.
The rules of play take all of 4 pages. Essentially, you get time, movement, task resolution and combat. The point of the game is to be rules lite, and I think I’ve accomplished that at least.
The game has 108 monsters in the following categories: Astonishing Aliens, Fantastic Beasts, Living Dead, Men and Spacemen, Mutant Freaks, Rampaging Robots and Weird Entities. They include rules for randomly generating alien animals. You’ll find some old standbys of fantasy gaming and some new critters inspired by science-fiction films and stories.
The game looks like it’s going to come in at about 48 pages, which means it should sell for $10.