This sourcebook provides a detailed look at post-Rebellion Imperium including 10 sample adventures to use in the new environment. Includes a history of how the Hard Times arrived and details of its effects across space. Has new information and character generation for Starmercs as well as information on special postwar industries.
"The Shattered Imperium 1125" map (page 17) has an error. The map itself is correct, but in the key the labels for Outlands and Wilds are transposed and should be reversed. The coarse pattern of black dots (as in most of Dagudashaag and Zarushagar) are the Wilds, and the dark gray areas are Outlands.
The subsector data in Astrogator's Guide supersedes that presented in Hard Times.