Thursday, March 9, 2017

OSR Picks for the GM's Day Sale, Part V - White Star Edition

Yep, its time to make some OSR Picks for the current GM's Sale at RPGNow. This post is Part VPart I ,  Part II , Part III and Part IV are linked. Remember, 5% of your purchase goes to support The Tavern and associated costs for projects like Swords & Wizardry Light and the upcoming Torchlight Zine.

White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying - What can I say about White Star that I haven't already said? Probably the easiest to pick up SciFi RPG for the OSR grognard there is. If you don't already have a copy, grab a copy - "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! So ready your star sword and fire up your faster-than-light drive! A galaxy full of thrilling heroics is at your fingertips with White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying."   $9.99  $6.99

The Graveyard at Lus - sandbox White Star? - "Space Graveyards - what's left behind when battles are fought among the points of light that map out the universe. Sometimes there's good salvage to be had there. There's always danger, though. Not everything is dead in a Graveyard, and you're not the only one that's come looking for the good stuff. And that's not even mentioning the radiation and debris left behind, or the dangerous creatures that end up finding their way there like graveworms and ... the undead. - A comprehensive toolkit for creating space Graveyards - the result of battles between forces at war in the stars - Multiple tables for the creation of starship damage, system damage, and crew survivorship - An event table to ensure that exploration is dynamic during sandbox play - New rules for Cinematic and Realistic space combat - New starship technology including sensors and rules for targeting/repairing specific systems - Additional rules for space-based phenomena, space-based explosions, and boarding other starships - Four new alien races for your White Star RPG campaigns - Updated starship usage for four of the core alien races in the main game - Five new creatures, including The Unquiet, a horriffic form of undead - Use the pregenerated Graveyard At Lus for your own games, or as a guide to create your own Graveyards - Worksheets and sample hexmaps at the rear of the book to help with generation of Graveyards - Designed for use with the White Star RPG, but easy to convert for other OSR sci-fi systems." $4.99  $3.49

White Star Companion - You already have White Star and you simply want more? The White star Companion is for you - "Daring Men of Tomorrow and intrepid Deep Space Explorers face off against a horde of savage White Simians in the floating jungle of a lost world. Plucky Sidekicks escape relentless Bounty Hunters aboard their modified skyboards. Somewhere on the edge of the galaxy, an Orbital Battle Station is about to obliterate an entire planet with the push of a button. The White Star Companion brings nearly one hundred pages of new options to your White Star: White Box Science Fiction Roleplaying experience. New classes, new aliens, new creatures, new weapons, and new starships are all revealed. Complete rules for planetary vehicle combat are provided along with ways to generate complete star systems simply by rolling a few dice. The brand new skill and Serial systems can instantly flesh out a character's history and talents. With the White Star Companion, you'll expand your game to the edge of the galaxy and beyond!" $6.99  $4.89

Star Sailors: The Magical Girl Supplement for White Star RPG - Watch Japanese Anime? - "This supplement is designed to introduce a new player character class into your White Star campaigns. A Star Sailor is a “magical girl” trope often found in classic Japanese anime and manga, but with a science fiction twist. Star Sailors guard the universe from the evil Gloom: extra-dimensional invaders with a talent for destruction. There are new rules for character creation, mascot sidekicks, special powers and abilities as well as write-ups for several adversaries and monsters." $2.45  $1.72

FIVE YEAR MISSION - Like Star Trek? Like White Star? Two great tastes - This is a supplement for White Star with a sort of Star Trek theme. If you're a fan of Star Trek, Andromeda, or Farscape, and even if you're not, there's a lot for you to like here! What do you get? FIVE (5) new classes: Engineer, Expendable, Guerilla, Sawbones, and Scientist, as well as additional notes on the core classes from White Star! FOUR (4) new racial classes: Disgraced, Living Starship, Quixoitic Alien, and Simulacrum! NEW EQUIPMENT that you can requisition, including weapons with a "stun" setting and badge communicators! FOUR (4) new starships and THREE (3) new starship modifications, including the Quantum Teleporter! NINETEEN (19) new NPC alien races, including a table to randomly determine the appearance of your own aliens! SIX (6) random tables for space exploration! HEXCRAWLS... IN... SPAAAAACE! A complete setting in TWO (2) different eras, THE CONTESTED ZONE! What are you waiting for? You can afford it. Treat yourself before the utopian post-scarcity economy kicks in!  $2.95  $2.06

Have Death Ray, Will Travel - Like cheese in your scifi? Flash Gordon flies again :) - The year is 1999 and a new millennium is on the horizon. Mankind has colonized outer space. Lunar City is a bustling metropolis. Earth has found new allies with the Martians and Venusians.  The Solar System is filled with mysteries, danger, and adventure! Have Death Ray, Will Travel is a retro-future setting inspired by  old pulpy serials, Sword & Planet adventures, the Wild West, and film noir.   Want exploration? Want political intrigue?  Like the Wild West with ray guns?  Want a little gritty film noir?  Bounty hunters? Space pirates? Gangsters? Alien emperors out to conquer the universe? It's all there. Includes two new classes (Scientist and Gunfighter), ten new ships and over 30 monsters and foes, and an introductory adventure: Lost Mines of the Brain Masters.  $2.49  $1.74


  1. Not on the list (and really don't expect it to be) but our Swords & Planets offerings for White Star are also part of the GM Day sale:


  2. And if you need stock art for you Whitestar game, my spCe opera stock art is on sale for just $2.79

  3. I didn't have enough time in chat last night to thank you, Erik, for doing this when there are OSR sales.

    I also didn't have enough time to lament that there is more stuff I want than can afford! Heh.

  4. Can I play an expendable living starship?

  5. And if you are looking for more White Star goodies, my psionic classes, star knight sourcebook and gm toolkit are all on sale too:



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