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Welcome to Warpstar!

Warpstar is a rules-light science fiction roleplaying game that aims to emulate the feeling of old-school British tabletop games of wondrous and fantastical adventure in the depths of space. Warpstar looks to reproduce the play style of its illustrious predecessors but in a light, quick and simple manner, with a consistent set of rules that are easily 'hackable' and adaptable as desired.


Welcome to Warpstar!

Warpstar is a tabletop roleplaying game, played with pencils, paper and dice. The implied setting is the Chorus of a million worlds, a sprawling stellar empire that spreads across the galaxy. The players control characters struggling to survive in a wondrous melting pot of aliens, robots, worlds and factions. Thematically, Warpstar is a science fiction game of perilous adventure. However, Warpstar does not contain lots of explicit setting information, so you can use it with your favourite published or home-made adentures and settings. Instead, Warpstar aims to give you a simple and concise set of rules that you can shape as you need.

Warpstar uses the same games engine as Warlock!, adapted for science fiction gaming.

Note: The book is black and white with a small amount of colour, however the premium colour option has been chosen for the print version as it represents a much better quality of paper with an improved look and feel.

 
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Daniel G April 13, 2021 4:10 pm UTC
Hey are you guys going to do a collectors edition for Warpstar! too?
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Jacob R February 10, 2021 2:19 am UTC
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I'm confused about the effect of the Jack of All Trades talent. What is the purpose of having a Career skill at rank 4? You have all skills at rank 4 or higher anyway. You would never use such a skill in place of any other skill.
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Greg S February 10, 2021 5:26 pm UTC
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Career skills aren’t used in place of adventuring skills, they are used for things not covered by those skills. So if I’m a cook and have a ‘cook’ career skill, I can use it to create tasty meals. Without that career skill, I don’t have skill in that. The talent lets you act like you have had lots of careers in your life.
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Jacob R February 10, 2021 5:42 pm UTC
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Okay, I see. So even though you have at least 4 in all skills, you don't have ANY ranks in anything else. And that includes career specialties. That makes sense. Thanks for the fast responses.

I'm eager to play this game. I stream solo campaigns on Twitch. Rolled up a character with Evil Eye and 13 Luck last night, plus the Warp Touched career. Gonna go wreak some terror.
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Greg S February 11, 2021 6:48 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Sounds cool!
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Jacob R February 10, 2021 1:54 am UTC
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Hey, I have a question about increasing stamina via the increase of the Career Skill. Technically you could start with a Career Skill as low as 6 (picking 4 in all 5 skills, then investing your skill points at character creation). It can also begin as high as 8 (picking 6 in all 5 skills, then investing your skill points at character creation). Do you get additional stamina at character creation for having a career skill higher than 6? Like +1 for 7 and +2 for 8?
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Greg S February 10, 2021 5:27 pm UTC
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No, only when you advance the career skill from where it started after play begins.
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Joe C November 22, 2020 1:02 am UTC
Only just discovered Fire Ruby Productions
Particularly intrigued by it all.
WARPSTAR and WARLOCK both seem amazing
Will WARPSTAR Be receiving as much support as
WARLOCK ?
also can you cross pollinate the ideas easily between the two?
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Greg S November 24, 2020 6:58 am UTC
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A new supplement will be released this week I hope. And yes, the systems are basically the same.
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Joe C November 25, 2020 9:55 am UTC
Thank you for the response looking forward to checking out your products.
Golgotha looks superb as well that's definitely on my list.
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TM R October 19, 2020 9:05 am UTC
So, in the future of Warpstar! is there only war, or are there other sources of inspiration too?
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John K October 19, 2020 1:36 pm UTC
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Read 2000 AD and you will very quickly see where the original version of Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader got its inspiration from. In particular check out the stories Strontium Dog, Rogue Trooper and Nemesis the Warlock. In fact many of the writers and artists working for GW at the time were also working for 2000AD.

That's what Warpstar takes its inspiration from.
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Pablo Andres A October 19, 2020 4:06 pm UTC
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Thank you for this data.
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Daniel C October 19, 2020 7:52 pm UTC
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So it is more like a Rogue Trader RPG then a Traveller RPG?
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Greg S October 20, 2020 8:29 am UTC
PUBLISHER
There are no trading rules (yet), so probably more rogue trader...
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TM R October 20, 2020 3:09 pm UTC
Ooh, that's a great source of inspiration. Thanks for the info. Nemesis in particular always freaked me out as a kid. Cheers.
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Daniel C October 20, 2020 10:02 pm UTC
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Thanks Greg. I had a chance today to look at the preview. I like it. I am also now very interested in the Warlock. LOL

I am picking up both to read later this week.

Thanks for the reply both here and on FB.
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Greg S October 23, 2020 10:51 am UTC
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Awesome!
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Jack M October 16, 2020 2:47 pm UTC
100% not trying to troll here but what is an old-school British tabletop game?
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Brett P October 16, 2020 5:13 pm UTC
I think it's referring to the old school British style of RPG ,which was more 'weird' than the conventional RPGs of the time. I could be wrong though
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John K October 16, 2020 6:19 pm UTC
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Way back in the hoary old days of the 80's DnD Was not nearly so dominant in the UK as it was in the US. So British Gamers did play DnD (which was actually distributed by Games Workshop at the time), or they had a number of homegrown options for roleplaying. The most popular of these were: Advanced Fighting Fantasy and Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay.

Warlock and Warpstar take inspiration from both games.
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Greg S October 17, 2020 7:08 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Exactly!
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Brett P October 19, 2020 8:19 am UTC
Think i need to buy both now lol :)
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Jack M October 29, 2020 10:10 am UTC
Ahhh, got it! Thanks folks!
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Alejo T October 15, 2020 6:12 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Love the game! Will you continue supporting it, the same way you are doing with Warlock!?
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Greg S October 16, 2020 8:02 am UTC
PUBLISHER
That's the plan!
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Alejo T October 17, 2020 9:01 am UTC
PURCHASER
Great to hear! It's a fantastic system.
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Steve W October 14, 2020 12:38 am UTC
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Any chance of a preview?
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Lee S October 14, 2020 12:58 am UTC
Ditto!!
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Greg S October 14, 2020 7:18 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes, I thought I’d set that up!
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Greg S October 14, 2020 8:15 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Done!
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Lee S October 15, 2020 12:22 am UTC
Thanks.
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Steve W October 15, 2020 6:35 am UTC
PURCHASER
Thanks!
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