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Tim Dutcher
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Wherever I happen to be
Favorite genre of music: Country
Operating System: Windows XP
Shell of choice: Classic Shell
Wallpaper of choice: Usually Mihoshi, sometimes Renamon or Liru
Favorite cartoon character: Mihoshi
Personal Quote: I've a sword in my hand and faith in my God, what more could I need?
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Well, I've gotten and read my copy of Starsiege: Event Horizon.  For the most part I like it.  The "trappings" system that allows you to build tech, weapons, aliens, ships, planets, psionic powers, etc. is a little too picky (not the work I'm looking for but it's the best I can come up with right now).  The size score is particularly problematic for my OCD with each increase in "size" doubling the previous size - so a human is "size 10", a "size 9" alien is 3 feet tall, and a "size 11" alien is 12 feet tall.  Weight is also an aspect of size so an alien race that averages 4.5 feet is either a thin/light size 9 or a thick/heavy size 10.  Apparently there are no aliens of human proportions that stand 4.5 feet tall.

:iconvino-lerrej: suggested HC SVNT Dracones but I've not been able to find any solid info on the mechanics and I'm not in a financial situation where I can buy a game blind so I can't say yet if I like it or not.  It does look interesting from what I've seen but I'm not sure it's what I'm looking for.

:iconelitegamer010: suggested Stars Without number and Machinations of the Space Princess - both of them OSR games.  I'm a big fan of old-school games and old-school revivals so these both piqued my curiosity.  Like Dracones above, I was unable to find any firm info on Space Princess, but it reviewed well.

Stars Without Number, however, is available as a free PDF so I've got a copy of both the original and the revised version.  I really like what I've seen of them (I don't like reading on the computer so I've only skimmed them).  The revised edition has some 4e D&D elements that I am not a fan of (such as cherry-picking attributes for saving throws) so I'd probably go with the original edition if I were to run a SWN campaign.  Even though SWN is class-based - something I do not normally care for in a science fiction game - the classes are loose enough and there is a skill system on top of the classes that allows a good amount of customization - not having played it yet, I do like the look of the system.  And while SWN does provide its own setting, that setting is also loose enough and it provides rules for designing your own aliens, planets, etc. that are not as picky (from what I've seen) as in Starsiege so one could easily just ignore the provided setting/history and come up with one's own.  Once my financial situation has leveled off, I do plan to invest in a hard-copy of Stars Without Number.

I also came across a game called White Star - another OSR.  It is the Sci-Fi version of Swords & Wizardry's White Box Rules (which are based on the original D&D).  Have not gotten around to picking up a copy yet but what I've read about it it's classes are based on Star Wars.  Being an OSR it should be easily modified to whatever I'd want - but Star Wars isn't a bad place to start.


So, right now the front-runner in my quest for a science fiction RPG to suit my tastes is Stars Without Number.
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Ephaistien Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much!
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SueMArt Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Many thanks for faving Tim, appreciated Heart  
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fenifire Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2018   Traditional Artist
thank you so much for the :+fav: :hug:
I'm so happy that you liked my work :happybounce:
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mia-sko Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2018   Traditional Artist
Thank you for the fav! Have a nice week :) :heart:
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Nuwer-Designs Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2018  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faving my work!
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FrerinHagsolb Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2018
Hey Tim, thank you so much for watching, I really appreciate it! :hug: I wish you a nice day and a good start into the new week! :la:
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Happy birthday.
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Ratofblades Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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Dmx4ever Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018
Happy Birthday hope you have a great day. :) (Smile) 
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Ratofblades Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You!
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