Spaceships and Starwyrms – Sean’s Pick, 121118

Today’s New Games for Christmas Pick is a 5e-compatible (meaning you’ll still want the core D&D books for maximum effectiveness) setting and expansion of rules that spans the sci-fi gamut of space opera, interstellar horror, and post-humanity chrome-and-grit. Spaceships and Starwyrms is newer-than-new, so you’ve got a great chance of being one of the first kids on your block to own and run it – or to get your favorite GM to run it, if you give it to them for Christmas!

A wiry Human woman guns the throttle of a contraband military vessel while navigating through an asteroid field. Her copilot, a round, squat creature with one eye on a long stalk, gleefully fires the ship’s plasma cannon at the pursuing bounty hunters. A gnarled hunk of meteorite lays in the hold. It pulses with the ultraviolet glow of dark matter magic. A vaguely humanoid android snaps a jeweler’s monocle into place on their optical sensor to get a closer look as a feline man takes a wrench to the smoking engine room.

This vignette is a glimpse into one of many space adventures that you can bring to your table with Spaceships and Starwyrms. S&S is a comprehensive 5th edition supplement that gives you nearly 400 pages of science fiction flavor and rules to transform your 5e experience. The supplement includes:

  • 13 playable species
  • 5 new classes
  • 2 augmented classes
  • Archetypes for bards, fighters, rogues, paladins, and sorcerers
  • 16 new backgrounds
  • New equipment, including armor, weapons, and vehicles
  • A whole chapter on spaceships and spaceship combat
  • Hacking rules
  • New cover rules
  • Environmental rules for zero gravity, radiation, and more
  • New monsters, including robots, abominations, and starwyrms
  • A brand-new setting to play in
  • A custom character sheet

The S&S Core Sourcebook provides everything you need to play in and run all sorts of science fiction adventures, from space operas to cyberpunk runs to exploration missions and everything in between! So buckle up, spacers, and get ready to dive in at warp speed.

Sean Patrick Fannon
Writer & Game Designer: Shaintar, Star Wars, Savage Rifts, Freedom Squadron, and much more!
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