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Steve Jackson Games
With these vessels of metal and plastic and a crew of hearty souls, ancient dreams of roaming the cosmos can be made real!
GURPS Spaceships 5: Exploration and Colony Spacecraft is a toolkit that gives GMs the ships and game mechanics needed for campaigns focusing on deep-space exploration. It includes GURPS Spaceships statistics and descriptions for dozens of exploration and colony vessels, from near-future interplanetary rockets to giant interstellar generation ships.
It also provides basic rules for survey and first-contact expeditions, plus simple systems for handling the hazards of long voyages through deep space, such as cosmic rays and solar flares.
This is the fifth volume in the GURPS Spaceships series by David Pulver (co-author of GURPS Fourth Edition). It requires only the GURPS Basic Set and GURPS Spaceships. GURPS Space is highly recommended for its guidelines on running space campaigns and creating worlds and systems to explore and colonize.
Written by David L. Pulver