From the back of the box
Space is Big ... Life is Hard ...
You just melted the barrel of your Gurtmann HMG. Your armor's shot full of holes, and you know there are at least five more guns on your tail. The last time you checked, no cavalry was comin' over the hill. And you've still got to fly the shatterzone.
You though you were going to get rich. You thought you were going to get home. Now it looks all you may get is dead.
All in all, a helluva bad day.
The Rule Book. The Universe Guide. The Player's Guide to Shatterzone. The Action Card Deck. Two ten-sided custom dice. The first issue of the Shatterzone newsletter. It's all in this box. It's all you need to play.
And the universe isn't just a game anymore.