From the introduction:
Within these pages are all the numbers, statistics and rule procedures that are universal to Starquest, the basics around which all Characters, creatures and stories are built. The rules in this book dictate the game’s proportions. The numbers balance the events of the adventure, leaving the imagination of the participants to explain why the numbers of the dice fall where they do. A rule system can only account for so much. As it is, these rules are streamlined, keeping in themselves a careful balance of maintaining enough detail while at the same time not being too cumbersome—if one cannot keep all the rules at a comfortable level of consideration, there are simply too many rules, and players will end up spending more time calculating and considering rules rather than truly playing and enjoying the game.