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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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You’re an explorer commanding the newest starship in the fleet, or. Refresh and try again. Dec 17, pookie rated it liked it Shelves: That makes it hard to play a character who’s been purposely enhanced, because there’s no way to determine how balanced they are with the other characters.

You could even create a amalgamation of all three though that would be quite difficult. However, what I wanted was a system that was generic that I could and and remove what I wanted to create a world or universe that I liked. While Dungeons and Dragons did have their own specific worlds, what I really liked about it was that you could, and were encouraged to, hansbook your own.

Alternity: Player’s Handbook

What I was looking for is haandbook more generic, much like Dungeons and Dragons. You could create a space opera, much like Star Wars or Star Trek or you could create a near future dystopia such a Nueromancer or even a modern setting where you are investigating alien sightings much like the X-files. Dimitris Romeo Havlidis rated it it was amazing Sep 12, The way weapon damage and health are structured, a single shot will put someone into serious hurt, and a single well-aimed shot–an Amazing one, in the game’s terminology–will probably kill its target outright, unless the target is wearing armor.


Characters are defined by skills, classes well, they’re more like archetypesand levels that are just a vague indication of character power and how many skill points they have. Books by Plwyer Slavicsek. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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The Alternity Player’s Handbook provides everything you need to explore any type of science fiction, from modern-day campaigns to far-future space operas. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Also, while the rules were similar to Dungeons llayer Dragons, it was somewhat difficult to amalgamate the two systems since there were enough differences to end up making them incompatible.

How d Sci-fi in RPGs and video games has been a harder sell than fantasy for quite a while. There are separate skills for Perception and Intuition, with the first defined as things you could pick up on using your physical senses, and Intuition as things you could not which does lead to the question of how could one train their Intuition.

They wouldn’t be able to buy any other skills, or any of the advantages possible with level, such altefnity acting faster or raising their attributes, or any new skills.


Alternity Player’s Handbook Average Rating: Joey rated it really liked it Dec 09, Those numbers are broken into degrees of quality often abbreviated MOGA: They are under separate broad skills, but still.

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Alternity: Player’s Handbook by Bill Slavicsek

A compilation of tables and forms that players need, plus a comprehensive index. Polyhedron Issue 2 – Nov Snottus rated it liked it Nov 25, Anyway, most of the science-fiction roleplaying games tended to all be single setting games, based around usually Star Wars and while there may have been a Star Trek game around, I am not sure whether it was all plxyer popular.

The Stealth skill specifies that it has to be rerolled every round, which makes any handbiok of prolonged stealth impossible since failure is automatica if the d20 ever comes up as a Other books in the series. Action Check Issue 8 – Jan No Web Links Found. Of course, it may also be because when WotC picked it up, they killed it in short pplayer after they acquired the Star Wars license to avoid competing with their own products.

The last three chapters are all optional rules, containing mutations, psionics, and cybernetics.