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* CutShort: The line only lasted a scant few years, and the supplement books remain sorely lacking. Most notably the location sourcebooks only covered the inner Solar System up the the Asteroid Belt in detail, even though there are mentions that the outer planets also have their own things going on.


[=TSR's=] fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamorphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'', and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1993.

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[=TSR's=] Creator/{{TSR}}'s fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamorphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'', and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1993.


[=TSR's=] fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamporphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'', and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1993.

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[=TSR's=] fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamporphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/MetamorphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'', and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1993.


* BettyAndVeronica: With Wilma Deering as "Betty" and Ardala Valmar as "Veronica". Wilma has her own love triangle with Buck as "Betty" and Killer Kane as "Veronica".

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* BettyAndVeronica: With Buck has this choice, with Wilma Deering as "Betty" and Ardala Valmar as "Veronica". Wilma has her own love triangle with Buck as "Betty" and Killer Kane as "Veronica".



* FemmeFatale: Ardala Valmar, who is a rich RAM information broker obsessed by Buck.

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* FemmeFatale: Ardala Valmar, who is a rich RAM information broker obsessed by with Buck.


* FemmeFatale: Ardala Valmar, who is rich RAM information broker obsessed by Buck.

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* FemmeFatale: Ardala Valmar, who is a rich RAM information broker obsessed by Buck.


[=TSR's=] fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamporphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ComicStrip/BuckRogers, and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1993.

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[=TSR's=] fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamporphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ComicStrip/BuckRogers, ''ComicStrip/BuckRogers'', and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1993.


The game took what was perhaps a surprising hard sci-fi approach, given the original source material. The setting was limited to the solar system, there were no aliens, and the technology described was much less extreme than what is seen in many other incarnations of the character. It was effectively a [[ReBoot retelling]] of the Buck Rogers universe, with some of the same characters and basic ideas, but it was not a direct sequel to any prior stories.

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The game took what was perhaps a surprising hard sci-fi approach, given the original source material. The setting was limited to the solar system, there were no aliens, and the technology described was much less extreme than what is seen in many other incarnations of the character. It was effectively a [[ReBoot [[ContinuityReBoot retelling]] of the Buck Rogers universe, with some of the same characters and basic ideas, but it was not a direct sequel to any prior stories.


The game took what was perhaps a surprising hard sci-fi approach, given the original source material. The setting was limited to the solar system, there were no aliens, and the technology described was much less extreme than what is seen in many other incarnations of the character. It was effectively a [[ReBoot retelling]] of the Buck Rogers universe, with some of the same characters and basic idea, but it was not a direct sequel to any prior stories.

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The game took what was perhaps a surprising hard sci-fi approach, given the original source material. The setting was limited to the solar system, there were no aliens, and the technology described was much less extreme than what is seen in many other incarnations of the character. It was effectively a [[ReBoot retelling]] of the Buck Rogers universe, with some of the same characters and basic idea, ideas, but it was not a direct sequel to any prior stories.


[=TSR's=] fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamporphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ComicStrip/BuckRogers, and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1995.

The game took what was perhaps a surprising hard sci-fi approach, given the original source material. The game was limited to the solar system, there were no aliens, and the technology described was much less extreme than seen in many other incarnations of the character. It was effectively a [[ReBoot retelling]] of the Buck Rogers universe, with some of the same characters and institutions, but was not a direct sequel to any prior stories.

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[=TSR's=] fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamporphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ComicStrip/BuckRogers, and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1995.1993.

The game took what was perhaps a surprising hard sci-fi approach, given the original source material. The game setting was limited to the solar system, there were no aliens, and the technology described was much less extreme than what is seen in many other incarnations of the character. It was effectively a [[ReBoot retelling]] of the Buck Rogers universe, with some of the same characters and institutions, basic idea, but it was not a direct sequel to any prior stories.
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In 1993 the game line ended with the production of the ''TabletopGame/HighAdventureCliffhangersBuckRogersAdventureGame'', which ''did'' tie back in to the comics continuity and ignored the XXVC universe.



* ActionGirl: Wilma Deering, who has been fighting against RAM her whole adult life and is something of a TomBoy
* AbsentAliens: Venusians and Martians and other weird HumanoidAliens in the setting are actually genetically engineered humans.

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* ActionGirl: Wilma Deering, who has been fighting against RAM her whole adult life and is something of a TomBoy
TomBoy.
* AbsentAliens: Venusians and Martians Venusians, Martians, and other weird HumanoidAliens in the setting are actually genetically engineered humans.



* FemmeFatale: Ardala Valmar, who is an information broker obsessed by Buck.

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* FemmeFatale: Ardala Valmar, who is an rich RAM information broker obsessed by Buck.



* RevolversAreJustBetter: Buck's 20th-century Colt .45 revolver is unique in the 25th century, and is immune to the sorts of electronic defenses commonly used against the "smart shells" used by rocket pistols.

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* RevolversAreJustBetter: Buck's 20th-century Colt .45 revolver is unique in the 25th century, and is immune to the sorts of electronic defenses commonly used against the "smart shells" used by rocket pistols. On the down side, he doesn't have much ammo for it.

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[=TSR's=] fourth Sci-Fi RPG, after ''TabletopGame/MetamporphosisAlpha'', ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'', and ''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers''. It was based on ComicStrip/BuckRogers, and used a variant of the second edition rules of [=TSR's=] own ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''. It was first published in 1990, with a number of tie-in novels, video games, and board games, and lasted until about 1995.

The game took what was perhaps a surprising hard sci-fi approach, given the original source material. The game was limited to the solar system, there were no aliens, and the technology described was much less extreme than seen in many other incarnations of the character. It was effectively a [[ReBoot retelling]] of the Buck Rogers universe, with some of the same characters and institutions, but was not a direct sequel to any prior stories.

!!This game contains examples of:
* TheAce: Buck Rogers, of course.
* AcePilot: Also Buck. He was a top air-force pilot in the 20th century, and his skills seem to have transferred rather well to the 25th.
* ActionGirl: Wilma Deering, who has been fighting against RAM her whole adult life and is something of a TomBoy
* AbsentAliens: Venusians and Martians and other weird HumanoidAliens in the setting are actually genetically engineered humans.
* AfterTheEnd: The "Last Gasp" nuclear war of 1999 destroyed all the familiar civilizations of the 20th century.
* BettyAndVeronica: With Wilma Deering as "Betty" and Ardala Valmar as "Veronica". Wilma has her own love triangle with Buck as "Betty" and Killer Kane as "Veronica".
* CoolStarship: The basic set included cards showing various ships from the 'verse. Black Barney's ''Free Enterprise'' is probably the coolest, as it is heavily armed and armored, and even has a CloakingDevice.
* FemmeFatale: Ardala Valmar, who is an information broker obsessed by Buck.
* FishOutOfTemporalWater: Buck Rogers himself is one of these in the 25th century, but he proves pivotal to NEO winning its independence from RAM.
* HumanPopsicle: Buck Rogers spent four centuries and change as one of these in deep space.
* RecycledInSpace: The rules system is pretty much ''AD&D 2nd Edition'' - IN SPACE!
* RevolversAreJustBetter: Buck's 20th-century Colt .45 revolver is unique in the 25th century, and is immune to the sorts of electronic defenses commonly used against the "smart shells" used by rocket pistols.
* SleptThroughTheApocalypse: Buck Rogers missed the Last Gasp nuclear war, and the intervening four centuries during which the Earth rebuilt and colonized the solar system.
* SpaceBattle: The basic rules included the space battle system, counters, and a map to fight on.
* SpaceFighter: The F-66 Starfire on the side of the NEO, and RAM has the much more advanced X-23A Krait stealth fighter.
* SpacePirate: Black Barney, for one, but there are actually quite a few in the setting.
* TheEmpire: RAM "Russo-American Mercantile", which dominates the solar system from Mars and against whom Buck Rogers and NEO - the "New Earth Order" fight.
* TwoDSpace: The maps are all flat. Of course, the map of the solar system would be mostly flat anyway.
* VirtualGhost: There are several, including Doctor Huer - copied after Buck's friend from the 20th century, and Simund Holzerhein - a copy of the businessman who turned RAM into TheEmpire a hundred years ago.

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