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Death in Space Core Rules


DEATH IN SPACE takes you to the grimy blue-collar future of a dying universe filled with risk and opportunity, where technology is broken and dirty and society is harsh and desperate. This book includes an introductory scenario and plenty of tables and tools to get you started immediately.

  • Create unique characters, marked by cosmic mutations and void corruption.
  • Customize your crew’s spacecraft or space station and salvage spare parts for repairs.
  • Take risky jobs to survive in the lawless and war-torn Tenebris system.
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thibauld M June 18, 2022 7:59 am UTC
Technically, it is great. The style, the atmosphere is just as well characterize than for Mork Borg.

But while I was okay with randomness and nonsense in Mork Borg, it is a bit more difficult to accept it in a science fiction setting.
For example, the Void points are some kind of magic, but the void corruption and cosmic mutations describe Sci-Fi body modification (grafts, genetic editing, cybernetic, etc...) as a result of the magic of the Void.

My mind is maybe too Cartesian for this game. If anyone have a more rational way to visualize Void powers, please let me know!
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Karl B May 25, 2022 4:07 pm UTC
Sadly, I cannot give a rating as I purchased this at my LFGS. So instead, I'll give a verbal review.
This game is great, bordering on amazing, simply because of how much content is packed in such a little space. While designed by the same team as Mork Borg, the art is minimalistic, making it MUCH more readable, and it's loaded with systems for character creation and advancement, hub (spaceship or station that acts as a home) creation and advancement, rules for on the ground play as well as spaceship play, lots of tables for random generation of content as well as gear, and even a short intro adventure. Highly highly recommended.
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Kai P May 11, 2022 4:43 pm UTC
I have seen a 3rd-party-publisher release for this game here on DTRPG, but have not found a 3rd-party-license yet. Can you help me out? Thanks in advance :)
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Frank W May 12, 2022 9:56 pm UTC

They have a bunch of other stuff on their site too. Their Discord is also quite active.
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Dave T April 28, 2022 12:21 am UTC
I made a video review of this game. I flip through most pages of the PDF and go through every aspect of the game. It's a great game!
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Roger M May 02, 2022 8:17 pm UTC
And an excellent review it is - thanks!
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Neil S April 27, 2022 3:10 am UTC
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Scott N April 28, 2022 2:41 pm UTC
There will be no POD, count on it.
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Aleksandr V May 01, 2022 8:50 am UTC
You can buy a hardcover at Free League store.
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Nicholas F April 26, 2022 9:53 pm UTC
Is this Mork Borg in space?
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Brian S April 27, 2022 11:42 am UTC
Mechanicly, yes. Easier to read and navigate if you find Mork Borg's neon colors and creative layout jaring, but still has that punk collage feel. No instructions to burn the book after play, the end of the universe is more of a grinding inevitability than a climactic apocalypse.
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Aleksandr V April 28, 2022 3:24 pm UTC
The system is similar but more streamlined, better organized and expanded with new mechanics.
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Oliver K April 26, 2022 6:16 pm UTC
Would it be possible to change the preview to show some of the rules instead of mostly the table of contents and the equipment table?
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Tim B April 26, 2022 9:36 pm UTC
Seconded! What are the rules like?
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Thomas C April 26, 2022 9:47 pm UTC
Agreed. They do have a better preview on their website
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Brian S April 27, 2022 11:35 am UTC
@Tim B
The skeleton of Mork Borg's core mechanics (d20+modifier looking for a 12 or higher) with rules for repairing, salvaging, and operating space tech. High emphaisis on entropy and decay (tech breaks down, characters mutate and go mad, etc). Very fatal system but supports campaign play (should you survive).
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This title was added to our catalog on April 26, 2022.