The Hotness
Games|People|Company
Book 01: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain
Curse of Strahd
HYBRID
Star Wars: The Force Awakens – Beginner Game
Enterprise: Role Play Game in Star Trek
F.A.T.A.L.
The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Metamorphosis Alpha Deluxe Collector's Edition
Slügs!
The BoL Hack
World of Darkness: Blood & Silk
The Madhouse Meet / The Museum at the End of Time
Swashbuckling Adventures
Kingdom of Nothing
As Above, So Below
AMBER Diceless Role-Playing
Dread
Barbarians of Lemuria (Legendary Edition)
Bloodsand Arena
Memorabilia, Programs, Catalogs and Other Sundry RPG Related Material
Fate Core System
Shadowrun RPG 5th Edition Core Rulebook
Lone Wolf Adventure Game
The End of the World: Wrath of the Gods
Horse-lords of Rohan
Maze of the Blue Medusa
Interface Zero 2.0: Powered by Fate
H1: Keep on the Shadowfell
Mouse Guard Roleplaying Game
Player's Handbook (D&D 3.5e)
Six Gun: Game of the Western
Victoriana Core Rulebook
Lady Blackbird
TimeLords
Sorcery! Book 1: The Shamutanti Hills
Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay Core Set
The Abedju Cipher
Providence: Main World Book
Zombie Porn
PageQuest: Quest for the Auburn Pelt
Marvel Heroic Roleplaying: Basic Game
Adventure Time Roleplaying Game
Epoch
Pathfinder Society Scenario 5-02: The Wardstone Patrol
Shadows of Atlantis
Secrets of the Empire: Naishou Province
Advanced Class Guide
The One Ring Roleplaying Game
Player's Handbook (D&D 5e)
Dungeon Master's Guide (D&D 5e)
Information
Primary Name
Spelljammer
RPG Family
RPGs
Alternate Names
Wildspace
 Corrections
 Clone
 Customize View
xml RSS Feed 
Facebook Twitter Delicious Google
ObjectID: 242
Description Edit | History

"Spelljammer is a campaign setting for the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons (2nd edition) role-playing game, which features a fantastical (as opposed to scientific) outer space environment.

Spelljammer introduced into the AD&D universe a comprehensive system of fantasy astrophysics, including the Ptolemaic concept of crystal spheres. Crystal spheres may contain multiple worlds and are navigable using ships equipped with "spelljamming helms". Ships powered by spelljamming helms are capable of flying into not only the sky but into space. With their own fields of gravity and atmosphere, the ships have open decks and tend not to resemble the spaceships of science fiction, but instead look more like galleons, animals, birds, fish or even more wildly fantastic shapes.

The Spelljammer setting is designed to allow the usual sword and sorcery adventures of Dungeons & Dragons to take place within the framework of outer space tropes. Flying ships travel through the vast expanses of interplanetary space, visiting moons and planets and other stellar objects.

Like the Planescape setting, Spelljammer unifies most of the other AD&D settings and provides a canonical method for allowing characters from one setting (say, Dragonlance) to travel to another (say, the Forgotten Realms). However, unlike Planescape it keeps all of the action on the Prime Material Plane and uses the crystal spheres, and the "phlogiston" (a bright, extremely combustible gas-like medium) between them, to form natural barriers between otherwise incompatible settings. Though the cosmology is derived largely from the Ptolemaic system of astronomy, many of the ideas owe much to the works of Jules Verne and his contemporaries, and to related games and fiction with a steampunk or planetary romance flavor. A strong Age of Sail flavor is also present."

Source: Wikipedia, "Spelljammer", available under the CC-BY-SA License.

Linked Items
Relationship: Sort: Category: Genre:
Pg. 1 of 4 » 4
Rank 6052
Num Ratings 16
Average Rating 5.81
Num Owned 49
Prev. Owned 9
For Trade 7
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 5
Year Published 1991
Rank 6088
Num Ratings 18
Average Rating 5.78
Num Owned 52
Prev. Owned 6
For Trade 7
Want in Trade 3
Wishlist 2
Comments 3
Year Published 1992
Rank 0
Num Ratings 5
Average Rating 5.80
Num Owned 22
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 2
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 0
Comments 3
Year Published 1993
Rank 4173
Num Ratings 17
Average Rating 6.35
Num Owned 50
Prev. Owned 1
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 0
Comments 4
Year Published 2006
Rank 5123
Num Ratings 11
Average Rating 6.82
Num Owned 50
Prev. Owned 2
For Trade 1
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 1
Comments 3
Year Published 1993
Rank 0
Num Ratings 1
Average Rating 4.00
Num Owned 4
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 1994
Rank 3012
Num Ratings 15
Average Rating 6.93
Num Owned 65
Prev. Owned 3
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 0
Comments 4
Year Published 1992
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 2
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 1
Comments 0
Year Published 1995
Rank 2177
Num Ratings 20
Average Rating 6.95
Num Owned 126
Prev. Owned 11
For Trade 9
Want in Trade 1
Wishlist 7
Comments 8
Year Published 1994
Rank 0
Num Ratings 0
Average Rating 0.00
Num Owned 1
Prev. Owned 0
For Trade 0
Want in Trade 0
Wishlist 2
Comments 1
Year Published 2011
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Images
Gallery:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No images found
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{data.config.moduletitle}} Relationship:
[] [Forums »] [Post »] [Search »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No threads found
{{thread.numrecommend}} {{thread.subject}}
Last Post {{thread.lastpostdate|truncate:"10"}} Posted {{thread.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
{{thread.user.username|truncate:"10"}} {{thread.numposts-1}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
{{title}}
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No posts found
{{post.numpositive}} {{post.title}}
by
{{post.numcomments}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
GeekLists
[Browse »] [Summary »]
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No lists found
{{list.numpositive}} {{list.title}} {{list.username|truncate:"10"}} {{list.numitems}}
{{list.lastreplydate|truncate:"10"}} {{list.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Updating...
Thumbs Up
Web Links
Category: Language:
1 « Pg. {{module.params.pageid}} » {{data.config.endpage}}
No Web Links Found
Link {{cat}} {{lang}}
{{weblink.postdate|truncate:"10"}}
Front Page | Welcome | Contact | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Advertise | Support BGG | Feeds RSS
Geekdo, BoardGameGeek, the Geekdo logo, and the BoardGameGeek logo are trademarks of BoardGameGeek, LLC.