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TSR
Year Published
1998
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Alternity Player's Handbook
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Publisher: TSR
Year: 1998
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Product Code: 2800
ISBN-10: 0786907282
256 pages
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You're an explorer commanding the newest starship in the fleet, or . . . a brilliant scientist seeking a cure for a deadly alien virus, or . . . a battle-weary space marine fighting to protect the galaxy, or . . . any other SF hero you can imagine!

Experience the future - one adventure at a time!

This roleplaying game provides a framework for all kinds of contemporary to far-future science fiction adventures. The Player's Handbook, the companion volume to the Alternity Gamemaster Guide, contains everything players need to create SF heroes and play the Alternity game, including:

  • An easy-to-learn game system designed around a unique dice mechanic.
  • A "Fast-Play" chapter that teaches the basics and quickly gets you into the action.
  • Rules for generating a wide variety of unique heroes - including five alien hero species.
  • Many distinct character professions and careers that allow you to further refine and define your character - from bounty hunters to computer hackers, starship pilots to interplanetary traders.
  • Simple yet wide-ranging rules presented in a format that lets you add levels of complexity as desired.
  • Optional rules for mutants, psionics, and cybernetics.
  • Plenty of equipment covering a variety of technological levels - computers, vehicles, starships, armor, weapons, and assorted gear.
  • A compilation of tables and forms that players need, plus a comprehensive index.
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Creature Conversions

Part one of many, Third Edition Gamma World creatures converted to work with the new 5th Edition Alternity Gamma

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Gridsites

Some helpful web sites to check out in preparing your own Alternity game.

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An Interview with WoTC/TSR's Alternity Designers Rich Baker and Bill Slavicsek
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Living Verge Hero Creation Rules

Character creation rules for the ALTERNITY STAR*DRIVE Living campaign setting used in tournaments.

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Plug & Play

Ein Abenteuer für 3-6 posichips

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Polyhedron UK Reviews
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RPG Reviews: Das Schwert der Täler, Der Turm der Träume, Die Rückkehr des Randal Morn, Der

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Super Suggestions

Essay on working out the details of running a Superhero Alternity game.

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Supporting Cast: Captain Canada

A look at the superhero suggestions in action.

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Ms. Fixit, The Wraith, and Kukorho the Weren scout for Star*Drive campaigns.

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