Item Code: #2800
Title: Player's Handbook
Type: Core Rulebook
Author: Bill Slavicsek and Richard Baker
Published: 1998
Format: 256-page perfect-bound hardback book
You're an explorer commanding the newest starship in the fleet, or... a brilliant scientist seeking a cure for a deadly alien virus, or... a battle-weary space marine fighting to protect the galaxy, or... any other SF hero you can imagine!


This roleplaying game provides a framework for all kinds of contemporary to far-future science fiction adventures. The Player's Handbook, the companion volume to the ALTERNITY Gamemaster Guide, contains everything players need to create SF heroes and play the ALTERNITY game, including:

  • An easy-to-learn game system designed around a unique dice mechanic.
  • A "Fast-Play" chapter that teaches the basics and quickly gets you into the action.
  • Rules for generating a wide variety of unique heroes - including five alien hero species.
  • Many distinct character professions and careers that allow you to further refine and define your characters - from bounty hunters to computer hackers, starship pilots to interplanetary traders.
  • Simple yet wide-ranging rules presented in a format that lets you add levels of complexity as desired.
  • Optional rules for mutants, psionics, and cybernetics.
  • Plenty of equipment covering a variety of technological levels - computers, vehicles, starships, armor, weapons, and assorted gear.
  • A compilation of tables and forms that players need, plus a comprehensive index.

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