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Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Adventure Creation

Within this chapter Stars without Number provides a mix of advice, tables, and examples. Four major sections comprise this chapter: Adventure Creation, Adventure Rewards, Creating Adventure Elements, and an Example of Adventure Creation.

{{% blockquote cite=““Stars without Number: Revised Deluxe Edition” by Kevin Crawford p173” %}} The method that follows is by no means the best or only way to devise an adventure, but it’s a …

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Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - Sector Creation

For this section we’ll dive into Sector Creation: the wheelhouse of all Sine Nomine products..

Where there are starships, there are sectors and star systems.

{{% blockquote cite=““Stars without Number: Revised Deluxe Edition” by Kevin Crawford p129” %}} Most campaigns are going to involve substantial world-hopping, however, and the GM needs to be ready to deal with this. This chapter will give you the tools you need to fashion …

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Let’s Read “Stars without Number” - The History of Space

For this section we’ll dive into The History of Space. Unlike prior chapters, the History of Space is very much a “fluff” chapter.

{{% blockquote cite=““Stars without Number: Revised Deluxe Edition” by Kevin Crawford p121” %}} The default setting of Stars without Number is a far future age in which the sprawling, glorious domain of human space has been reduced to a scattering of squabbling powers and long-lost …

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“The Riddles of the Hobbit” by Adam Roberts

Mist and fog covered hills as a backdrop for the book title and author name

As staff at an academic research library, I enjoy the perk of access to a wide array of books. I also enjoy the week after finals, when the library shift from a place packed with students carefully cramming for terms-end tests to an empty tomb of knowledge and memory.

During this past week after finals, driven in part by diving into the Adventures in Middle Earth I went looking to see what books on Tolkien I might find. Armed with a search …

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