Item Code: #2801
Title: Gamemaster Guide
Type: Core Rulebook
Author: Richard Baker and Bill Slavicsek
Published: 1998
Format: 256-page perfect-bound hardback book
As the scene opens... hostile alien vessels converge on a starship in the distant reaches of space... scientists and doctors examine the dying victims of a mutant strain of bacteria... heavily armored space marines discover an ancient artifact on a desolate world...


This roleplaying game provides a framework for all kinds of contemporary to far-future science fiction adventures. The Gamemaster Guide, the companion volume to the ALTERNITY Player's Handbook, contains everything needed to moderate the ALTERNITY game, including:

  • Rules for creating memorable supporting characters, adventures, and campaigns for any SF setting.
  • A "Fast-Play" chapter that teaches the basics of moderating the game and provides a starting adventure.
  • Starship construction rules and a tactical space combat system.
  • Comprehensive star system design rules, including stellar classes and planetary environments.
  • More than 30 aliens, creatures, and dangerous animals to use as opponents.
  • Templates that quickly bring supporting characters to life.
  • Guidelines for designing new alien species and alien artifacts.
  • Adventure triggers to spur your imagination and ignite the action.

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