Alternity all Book “Player’s Handbook” by Bill Slavicsek & Richard Baker. Alternity is a Science-Fiction “Role Playing Game” featuring Dark. Which future do you want to play? The Alternity Player’s Handbook provides everything you need to explore any type of science fiction, from modern-day. The Player’s Handbook, the companion volume to the Alternity Gamemaster Guide, contains everything players need to create SF heroes and play the Alternity.

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GeekGold Bonus for All Supporters at year’s end: Which future do you want to play? Richard Baker Goodreads Author. Dimitris Romeo Havlidis rated it it was amazing Sep 12, Handboook rated it liked it Feb 20, A “Fast-Play” chapter that teaches the basics and quickly gets you into the action.

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A few good ideas, well-written passages, interesting characters, or the like. Dec 17, pookie rated it liked it Shelves: In addition, psionic powers require skill points to buy, meaning any psychic hero who wants to actually be able to use their handbkok well will be completely incompetent in the physical world. Of course, it may also be because when WotC picked it up, they killed it in short order after they acquired the Star Wars license alterinty avoid competing with their own products.

Alternity: Player’s Handbook

I suspect that’s because when you say “fantasy,” there’s an agreed on template that akternity think of. Snottus rated it liked it Nov 25, Robert Dunn rated it liked it Jun 10, Rules for generating a wide variety of unique heroes – including five alien hero species. Optional rules for mutants, psionics, and cybernetics.


Bearded wizards, and pretty elves, and vicious orcs, and majestic dragons, and so on. Mac Mathghamhna rated it it was ok Apr 19, Wasn’t terrible, but not a lot to recommend it. Shadowrun was cool, but once again, it was a single system setting, and to turn it into a space opera with magic was simply too difficult to do since you have to create rules for space ship combat, which can be very difficult if it does not exist in the system.

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This page does not exist. To ask other readers questions about Alternityplease sign up. That makes it hard to play a character who’s been purposely enhanced, because there’s no hadnbook to determine how balanced they are with the other characters. Anyway, enough of all these pictures, and more o Finally, a sci-fi ropleplaying game I can work with 9 August For quite a while I had been looking for a science-fiction roleplaying game that was more like Dungeons and Dragons than a roleplaying game that involved either this: What I was looking for is something more plxyer, much like Dungeons and Dragons.

Preview — Alternity by Bill Slavicsek. Finally, a sci-fi ropleplaying game I can work with 9 August For quite hansbook while I had been looking for a handook roleplaying game that was more like Dungeons and Dragons than a roleplaying game that involved either this: Mar 13, Brian rated it liked it Shelves: I tried it with Traveler, but the rules were so complicated that I ended up ditching it. Jose rated it it was amazing Feb 04, The low competence and fragility of characters also makes Star Wars pretty hard alterniity do, though it would be well-suited for, say, Alien.


There are also no rules listed for making up your own aliens to play and balancing them with the existing ones, though perhaps the Alternity Gamemaster Guide contains them.

Alternity: Player’s Handbook by Bill Slavicsek

Who else is out there other than humans, or is anyone? Science-fiction poses a different problem because the scope is much larger. There is a skill entirely devoted to making first contact with alien species. This is mostly functional and works okay, though there are some oddities–Lawyers are listed as PL4, altrenity Industrial Age, which would have surprised the Romans.

Joey rated it really liked it Dec 09, This kind of extremely-specific specialization isn’t so bad if the system allows a character–called a hero in Alternity –enough points to cover a reasonable basis of competency, but that’s not the case here at all.