Build an Alien

There are a bunch of basic approaches to creating aliens, whether they are intended to be PCS, NPCs, or just critters: Bumpy Forehead, Calling A Rabbit a Smeerp, Bespoke Aliens, Bug-Eyed Monsters, Swiping. Bumpy Forehead Aliens If you’ve seen any SF television at all, you’ve seen these guys.  They’re humans, painted a different color and […]

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Star Crawl is Out!

If you’re at all interested in the idea of playing DCC/MCC in Spaaaaaace! (and if you’re not, what on or off Earth are you doing here?) then you have to check out Jonathan Snodgrass’s Star Crawl.  I’ve been looking forward to it ever since I had to rename this blog to avoid confusion between the […]

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Robots

Robots as Player Characters. (Pretty similar to Crawling Under A Broken Moon/Umerican Survival Guide, and you could use those if you want to instead or in addition.  Space Crawl doesn’t use the impervious armor/armor die mechanic from CUBM.) Level Attack Bonus Know Die Critical Action Dice Ref Fort Will 1 +0 1d3 1d6/II 1d20 +1 +1 […]

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Enlisted and NCO Ranks

Here are the ranks for Enlisted and NCO for the various services that have them. Note that these don’t include any technical ranks (as the officers ranks don’t include warrant officers).  Maybe if I run a campaign where the characters are in active service I’ll get around  to adding them. The new rule is that […]

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Steps to Create a Character

Collecting the steps to create a new Space Crawl character for easy reference. Roll 3d6 in order, as Space-Crom intended, for Strength, Agility, Stamina, Personality, Intelligence, and Luck. Choose whether to be a human or an alien. If alien, choose from one the Judge has invented or invent your own by consulting Build an Alien, These Aliens […]

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Playtesting and Updates

As we playtest Space Crawl, I’ve been making updates and clarifications to the rules; those are going in the original posts in order to keep everything together.  I’ve made several changes to the character generation rules, to clear up confusion and make sure that none of the services amount to a booby-prize.

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