Robert Moorhead
▶ Stars Without Number
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

Been writing a comparison piece between SWN and other Space themed OSR games, specifically White Star and Machinations of the Space Princess. SWN is definitely my favorite of the three

Ed Ortiz
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

I've never heard of MotSP. Any relations to LotFP?

Ian W.
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

+Ed Ortiz in similarity of name only from all I could tell.

Omer G. Joel
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

You should probably add the Cepheus Engine to your comparison

Dave Sherohman
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

Cepheus is based on Traveller rules, while the others are D&D-derived, so I suspect it may not fall within the scope of his review. Especially given that, to many people, "OSR" implies "D&D-derived".

Mamading Ceesay
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

Haven't dug into SWN yet. Have been enjoying dipping into X-plorers. Also like Hulks and Horrors.

Omer G. Joel
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

+Dave Sherohman True, but on the other hand, SWN draws a lot of inspiration from Traveller as well...

Robert Moorhead
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

+Ed Ortiz "Any relations to LotFP"
Only in the sense that the sincerest form of flattery is copying. Machinations uses a d6 skill system like LotFP, but it does a bunch of different stuff, almost straining the OSR name. However, I like it's gear mod system, it's simple and easy to use.
+Omer G. Joel "You should probably add the Cepheus Engine to your comparison"
I'll look at it, maybe do one later with it.
+Mamading Ceesay "Have been enjoying dipping into X-plorers. Also like Hulks and Horrors."
I've heard Hulks & Horrors was very Dr Who-esque, might be interesting to tap it. X-plorers seems pretty minimalist, what's it play like?

Mamading Ceesay
2018-02-28T02:08:24.366Z

+Robert Moorhead Only got my print copy of X-plorers a few weeks ago. From my reading, the core game seems pretty solid. I find it lacking in the sandbox generation department, so I just got the Interstellar Overthruster pdf to address that lack.