So You Wanna Be an Alien?

There are three types of campaigns that allow for Alien PCs: Setting Specific Aliens (e.g. Star Trek, Traveller, Star Frontiers) where PCs all come from one of a handful of races defined in advance, such as Vulcans or Vargr. Alien Is Just Another Kind of Background (e.g. StarWars, Farscape) Despite possibly having many different physical […]

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Build an Alien 2: Eclectic Bugaloo

Adaptations Roll 1d3, or Judge chooses. For sentient beings (PCs in  particular) most of these should be thought of as minor, or vestigial, rather than as Mutant powers (use MCC powers for those). The aliens’ ancestors may have relied heavily on them, but now they have civilization and technology making their adaptations more of a […]

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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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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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Space Crawl Classes

A quick list of the current classes for Space Crawl, with links to the original posts. Troopers Engineers Scientists Pilots Navigators Espers Barbarians, Thieves Soldiers, Medics, Aliens, Scavengers Robots

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Mustering Out

Roll once per term of service, whether or not it was completed. If your career was Other, you get two rolls per term of service. Each School of Hard Knocks accumulated result allows one re-roll. You can spend luck on these rolls, but it’s not replenished even if you end up taking a class that […]

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Career Experiences

During the character’s term of enlistment, the character gains life experiences that serve as further background, allowing a d20 skill roll instead of d10 when it can be justified as being something the character would have become skilled at due to the background. (This is standard DCC way of handling “skills”). Roll once on the […]

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Officer Ranks

Navy Marines Army Merchants Crime Science 1 Ensign Lt Lt Ensign Soldier Lecturer 2 Lt Captain Captain Officer Lt Sr. Lecturer 3 Lt Cmdr Major Major Bridge Officer Consigliere Professor 4 Cmdr Lt Colonel Lt Colonel First Officer Underboss Chair 5 Captain Colonel Colonel Captain Boss Dean 6 Admiral Brigadier General General Owner Godfather Chancellor […]

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