Parsec is a hard sci-fi roleplaying game of insurgency, interplanetary politics, corporate espionage and space piracy in a solar system on the brink of war. Parsec uses a simple and versatile d6 system and features innovative character advancement, simplified equipment with no tedious weapon lists, and a system where the players define the goals they are after, the obstacles they will face, and the passions and secrets that drive their characters to adventure.
- Zero-gravity combat rules, including rules for spaceship combat at range as well as dogfighting
- Rules for physical, social and information conflict
- Players choose when their characters advance
- A wide-open setting that integrates player contributions, growing and changing over time
-posted by the game's author on his blog