Pilot spacecraft from one-person planet-jumpers to galactic dreadnoughts.  Pilots gain 1d6 Hit Points per level.

Level Attack/Hotshot Die Critical Action Dice Ref Fort Will
1 +1/d3 1d6/II 1d20 +1 +1 0
2 +1/d4 1d8/II 1d20 +1 +1 0
3 +2/d5 1d8/II 1d20 +2 +1 +1
4 +2/d6 1d10/II 1d20 +2 +2 +1
5 +3/d7 1d10/II 1d20+1d14 +3 +2 +1
6 +3/d8 1d12/II 1d20+1d16 +3 +2 +2
7 +4/d10 1d12/II 1d20+1d20 +4 +3 +2
8 +4/d12 1d14/II 1d20+1d20 +4 +3 +2
9 +5/d14 1d14/II 1d20+1d20 +5 +3 +3
10 +5/d16 1d16/II 1d20+1d20 +5 +4 +3

Attack/Hotshot Die

Pilots get a fixed attack bonus per level, much like Rogues; instead of Mighty Deeds of Arms, they get a Hotshot Die.  Their Hotshot die applies to any checks they make that involve piloting a ship of any kind. Similar to the Warrior’s Mighty Deed of Arms, the Pilot can describe some hotshot piloting deed (e.g. pull a loop to get behind a pursuer, side-slip down a canyon, suddenly change course to trick an incoming torpedo into detonating against an asteroid, etc.) getting  a successful mighty deed on a 3+ on the die, with higher results indicating more and more spectacular deeds.  In addition, when a Pilot spends a point of Luck on a piloting task, they roll their Hotshot die to see how many points to add; for non-piloting tasks 1 point of Luck = 1 point more on the die roll.  Pilots regain a number of points of Luck equal to their level each day, regardless of what it was spent on. The Pilot can spend Luck to increase the Hotshot Die roll, but 1 point of Luck can only increase the roll by 1 or allow a re-roll of the Hotshot Die.


Shows the progression of critical die and table to roll on when the Pilot scores a critical hit.  Pilots only score criticals on a natural 20.


Pilots gain their class level as a bonus to initiative rolls when piloting.

Weapon Training

Pilots are trained with pistols, ships guns.  In low-tech campaigns they may also be trained in crossbows, short-swords, and daggers.

Note: this post originally appeared in my related blog, Elves and Espers. I’m reusing the material from there as appropriate for my new campaign.

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