Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Northstar Miniatures: New Science Fiction Rogue Stars Rules and Miniatures Pre-Order

Northstar Miniatures launched their pre-order program for the new Osprey Games science fiction Rogue Stars rules and miniatures. Check the pre-order here and grab a 10% discount and free mini.

What is Rogue Stars? Rogue Stars is a character-based science fiction skirmish wargame, where players command crews of bounty hunters, space pirates, merchants, prospectors, smugglers, mercenary outfits, planetary police and other such shady factions from the fringes of galactic civilisation. Crews can vary in size, typically from four to six, and the character and crew creation systems allow for practically any concept to be built. Detailed environmental rules that include options for flora, fauna, gravity, dangerous terrain and atmosphere, and scenario design rules that ensure that missions are varied and demand adaptation and cunning. 

Character-driven fire-fights in a far future setting. Characters combine huge fire-power with the mobility of futuristic ninja. The protagonists are Pirates, Cyborgs, Star Cops, Bounty Hunters, Merchants, Mercenaries, Miners, Militias, Dark Cultists, Psionic Knights. A point system lets you stat up any human, alien, or robot.Small table (3x3’) 4-6 figures per player. Minimal book-keeping is conducted by placing tokens on the characters’ profiles.The game uses an unusual activation system to represent the chaos of combat. In addition to the characters’ distinctive Traits and equipment, squads have unique Themes (what they are and what motivates them) and Tactical Disciplines (how they fight). Figures are highly mobile: jump-packs, flight packs, personal teleportation devices and even psionic jumps all play a role. No coherence distance between figures is enforced. There is no facing: figures can move, spot targets and fire in a 360° radius..

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