By Charles Walter
Games Publishers Association member
Price in US $ Unlisted on book
2/11/98 Review by Lisa Goins Dwarven Tavern Cyberzine
This book is a science fiction role-playing system complete with overtones of AD&D, Traveler, and LARPing to some extent.
It contains 2 books within its covers. This information covers characters, and the second one specs and details for the game on the non-glare paper. This is good because it reads like a textbook. Readers will find GM and player details overlapping but there are some understandable examples to clarify points. The job of describing stats, followed by straight forward examples and the scientific info, while decent and not consuming, would most likely be boring for anyone who has NASA's website bookmarked. Cover art and graphics are poor, which detracts from the potential customers buying this game. Character sheets are included but permission to copy can be found on page 1 instead of the sheets. I found several valuable parts of information missing. The cover doesn't state a recommend age level for the game, of course no price listed, and usually you'll find the companies or producers name someplace visible. Flexible GM's and players might consider this book as a side adventure in a campaign or additional reference manual to throw players off the scent of the real objective.
Copyrighted by Dwarven Tavern Cyberzine 2/11/98