from the Overview in the front of the book:
Welcome to Stellar Wind, a roleplaying game inspired by the Golden Age of science fiction. The Golden Age was a time when the future was viewed with optimism. Science and technology were seen as powerful tools that would greatly improve the human condition and mankind viewed the stars as its rightful heritage.
The book you have in your hands represents the core rules for Stellar Wind and is all you need to run a game or to participate in one.
In order to play a Stellar Wind game, all players should have the following:
- A complete set of polyhedral dice.
- A scientific calculator
- Pencils with eraser
- Copious amounts of scratch paper
- An excess of imagination
Miniature figures may also be used if desired to keep track of character positions during play.
GMs and players will also need to know how to work exponents and take square roots on a scientific calculator.