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  • #41567
    Sam Mustafa
    Participant

    Freejumper is now available:   http://www.sammustafa.com

    This fun and social game accommodates any number of players, mixing elements of role-playing, sci-fi, and tabletop strategy. Each player designs a “freejumper” – a small, privately-owned multi-purpose, self-aware spaceship.

    The players then have “adventures” as they search for valuable cargoes to beg borrow or steal, alien artifacts, wrecks to salvage, or get hired as mercenaries in a variety of roles. Like a role-playing character, your ship can “learn” and grow if your adventures are successful. You can purchase new software and systems for it, upgrade weapons and defenses, and perhaps eventually sell it and buy a larger and better ship altogether.

    Along the way you will fight a variety of battles. Sometimes all of the players cooperate against a single threat. Sometimes the players divide into teams trying to complete tasks. And sometimes there is a free-for-all, as every freejumper is trying to get home with the most loot and goodies.

    Each ship is controlled with a single small “interface” no bigger than a poker card, and a hand of “system cards” that represent the ship’s various capabilities. Gameplay consists of playing cards to do various sorts of moves, attacks, and defenses, all the while trying to load up as much cargo as you can and get away without too much damage. A typical game lasts about one hour.

    Freejumper is available as a high-resolution PDF rulebook. All other game materials is provided free on the “Downloads” section of the HONOUR website. Each player needs one set of cards, which are available for free download if you’d like to make your own, or you may purchase professionally-printed cards from DriveThru Cards.

    Listen to Sam’s podcast about Freejumper

    #41589
    Mike
    Keymaster

    So if you build a nice ship from bits and bobs are you likely to get so powerful/wealthy that you buy another or upgrade the same one.
    Trying to understand how many ships I am likely to get through…

    #41590
    Sam Mustafa
    Participant

    You mean how many ship models?  Or how many “ships” ?

    It’s very easy to modify your ship. All the systems are on cards and after each adventure you’ve hopefully made some money and can perhaps sell old kit or buy new kit, and thus you just add cards and now you have a new-ish ship.  Eventually, though, you’ll reach a point at which your old ship is just too small for the cool expensive gadgets you want to add, and then it’s time to sell the old girl and buy something bigger and badder.

    #41709
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Eventually, though, you’ll reach a point at which your old ship is just too small for the cool expensive gadgets you want to add, and then it’s time to sell the old girl and buy something bigger and badder

     

    That is the answer I needed, thank you.

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