Triplanetary

Steve Jackson Games just started a crowdfunding effort for Triplanetary – The Classic Game of Space Combat, for some really old-school tabletop pew pew.

From the dawn of the hobby, a classic space game returns . . . Triplanetary depicts ship-to-ship space combat in the Solar System!

Steve Jackson Games Triplanetary

Triplanetary depicts ship-to-ship space combat in the Solar System using a vector movement system. It was designed by Marc “Traveller” Miller and first released in 1973. A second edition was released in 1981, but it’s been out of print since then.

Now, this long-lost game returns with a larger map and 5/8” counters! The new edition contains an alternative combat system for those who like more detailed space warfare, but the original rules are included and play just as well as they did in 1973.

Triplanetary is fun to play solo, and has scenarios for two, three, and four+ players. The quick, intuitive movement and combat rules are unchanged. All the scenarios from both editions have been collected, and new campaign rules added. This edition is lightly edited by Steve Jackson, who has been a Triplanetary fan since his college days.

Munchkin Starfinder

Munchkin Starfinder is a crowdfunding effort by Steve Jackson Games for a “Starfinder-themed version of Munchkin complete with looting, lasers, and levels!”

Play a laser-toting explorer in Munchkin Starfinder, where we combine the backstabbing, monster-killing, “roleplaying” action of classic Munchkin with the hostile planets, sleek starships, and alien creatures found in Paizo Inc.’s new Starfinder Roleplaying Game! Choose from more than a dozen new races and classes to beat up space monsters, loot exotic planets, and race to Level 10.

Munchkin Starfinder was developed by Munchkin Line Editor Andrew Hackard and illustrated by Howard Tayler, known for his webcomic Schlock Mercenary as well as his work in the Writing Excuses podcast alongside Brandon Sanderson and other great authors.

This 168-card stand-alone game comes with new races, new classes, and Starfinder-specific card backs. Like most Munchkin games, this is for 3 to 6 players, ages 10 and up, and takes 1 to 2 hours to play.

Back this game today and start looting in this spacefaring adventure!

Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy Theory: Freedom from Information designed by Steve Jackson, from Steve Jackson Games, is a new game that will be launching a crowdfunding campaign today. There’s a note that the “cover and card images are not final” and I have to admit I’m a little sad, because it’s delightfully minimal in the images offered. But, on the other hand, I’m sure it will be great, whatever they’ve got planned for the design. And, either way, it’ll go great on the shelf next to your boxes of Illuminati and Illuminati Membership Kits.

It’s 2017 and everyone is talking about . . . conspiracies.

In this new game from Illuminati designer Steve Jackson, each player takes turns acting as the Judge to read a card outlining a conspiracy. Then the other players choose from their own cards, competing to create the wildest, silliest, or most believable theory. Every turn, each player tries to convince the table, and the Judge, that THEIR conspiracy is the truth. Fun for everyone who is old enough to read the news and wise enough to know that there’s more they’re not telling you . . . Now YOU get to decide what’s behind those stories.