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Free OSR Rulesets - SciFi

White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying - "Whether a noble Star Knight protecting the universe from galactic tyranny, a hot shot pilot in the cockpit of the fastest stunt fighter in space, or an enigmatic Alien Mystic, classic science fiction adventure awaits you with White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying. Based on Swords & Wizardry WhiteBox, White Star brings all the simple elegance  of WhiteBox out of the dungeon and into the stars! This complete roleplaying game includes seven new classes as well as rules for advanced technology, laser weaponry, space combat, and so much more!"

Stars Without Number - Revised Edition - "Stars Without Number: Revised Edition is an old-school-inspired game of sci-fi adventure, one built from the ground up to encourage sandbox play and simplify a GM's job in providing it. Familiar mechanics are employed to forge new worlds and explore new possibilities, guidelines built on long experience used to help a group venture in wholly new directions."


Mutant Future: Revised Edition (no-art version) - "Mutant Future is a post-apocalyptic science fantasy RPG, in the same flavor of similar genre games from the late 70s and early 80s. The game is almost entirely open game content, and a free trademark license allows anyone to publish materials compatible with Mutant Future."
X-plorers - "Here is a simple RPG of interplanetary adventure, rules-lite, fast-paced, and inspired by a passion for science fiction. In X-plorers, you're part of a group of galactic troubleshooters on the look out for the next job-whether it be salvage, search, or rescue on an alien world."

D6 Space - "This book provides the fundamentals necessary to play in nearly any type of science fiction setting using West End Games' famous D6 System roleplaying game rules." Aliens, Androids, Space Opera and Space Ships

Septimus (d6 system) - "The game of Septimus takes place in a galactic civilization that has run its course and now Is going through an extended death spasm. This civilization Is the vaunted Seventh Empire, the greatest single political entity ever crafted by humanity."

Hulks and Horrors - Basic Black Edition - "We are the Surveyors. We explore the uncharted sectors of space and hunt these ruins for the treasures they contain and the riches they might bring to what sentient life remains. We are not brave, merely foolhardy and desperate. Those who survive become rich beyond dreams. Very few survive. Hulks & Horrors is a science-fiction roleplaying game of galactic exploration and adventure for 2 or more players ages 13 and up."

Star Frontiers - The classic SciFi rules from the "old" TSR. Expansion Alpha Dawn Extra Content

Cepheus Engine System Reference Document - "The Cepheus Engine System Reference Document comprises the core rules for a Classic Era Science Fiction 2D6-Based Open Gaming System. Inspired by the original three books of the oldest 2D6-based science fiction roleplaying game, the Cepheus Engine system incorporates elements of Open Game Content from previous releases of that game of intergalactic drifters and wanderers to create a basic system that will allow players and Referees alike to create their own science fiction universes or play in the ones they are already familiar with."

4 comments:

  1. several star frontiers pages with rulesets with permission still going with 2 magazines
    http://www.starfrontiers.com/Rules/
    http://starfrontiers.org/
    http://frontierexplorer.org/

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  2. Feels like a case of "a bit late." Still, I suspect it'll fund given the strength of the IP.

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  3. Cascade Failure by Greg C.
    http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/96589/Cascade-Failure

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