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* StarfishAliens: Most of the races are basically PettingZooPeople, but the Dralasites are an ''awesome'' example - they're sapient human-scale ''amoeba''. And {{Sex Shifter}}s. With BizarreAlienSenses. On top of all that, they're the ProudScholarRace of the setting - with odd senses of humor, such as a race-wide love for puns. Think [[Creator/HPLovecraft Shoggoths]] PlayedForLaughs.

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* StarfishAliens: Most of the races are basically PettingZooPeople, {{Beast M|an}}en, but the Dralasites are an ''awesome'' example - they're sapient human-scale ''amoeba''. And {{Sex Shifter}}s. With BizarreAlienSenses. On top of all that, they're the ProudScholarRace of the setting - with odd senses of humor, such as a race-wide love for puns. Think [[Creator/HPLovecraft Shoggoths]] PlayedForLaughs.


* StealthSequel: The 1985 supplement ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'' revamped the skill system with a [[MarvelSuperHeroes FASERIP-style]] results table. This amounted to a "soft" second-edition launch, presaging the second edition of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]] four years later. The reboot was, however, lost when the line was canceled in the wake of the Dille Trust's purchase of TSR later that year, ending the line in favor of the release of the ''TabletopGame/BuckRogersXXVC'' RPG.

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* StealthSequel: The 1985 supplement ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'' revamped the skill system with a [[MarvelSuperHeroes [[TabletopGame/MarvelSuperHeroes FASERIP-style]] results table. This amounted to a "soft" second-edition launch, presaging the second edition of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]] four years later. The reboot was, however, lost when the line was canceled in the wake of the Dille Trust's purchase of TSR later that year, ending the line in favor of the release of the ''TabletopGame/BuckRogersXXVC'' RPG.

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* CyberneticMythicalBeast: The Sathar like to create cybernetic attack monsters. ''Starspawn of Volturnis'' features the Cybodragon, which is a giant lizard with a flamethrower installed in its mouth and ''laser rifles'' for eyes.


* NoCampaignForTheWicked: PlayerCharacters are forbidden to be Sathar, the murderous and vicious alien race that is a threat to all civilized races of the Frontier. Sathar can only be NonPlayerCharacters.

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* NoCampaignForTheWicked: PlayerCharacters are forbidden to be Sathar, the murderous and vicious alien race that is a threat to all civilized races of the Frontier. Sathar can only be NonPlayerCharacters.[[NonPlayerCharacter Non-Player Characters]].


* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by two Buck Rogers [=RPGs=] (''TabletopGame/BuckRogersXXVC'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction [=RPGs=].

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* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' ''TabletopGame/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by two Buck Rogers [=RPGs=] (''TabletopGame/BuckRogersXXVC'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction [=RPGs=].

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* SecretTest: ''Magazine/{{Imagine}}'' magazine #29, ''TabletopGame/{{Traveller}}''/''TabletopGame/StarFrontiers'' adventure "The Sarafand File". One of the adventure possibilities involves the starship Sarafand's main computer malfunctioning (much like the HAL 9000 in ''Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey''). The crew must figure out how to fix the computer before it kills them. In fact, the whole situation is a set-up by the crew's superiors to test how they respond to the stress of impending death.

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* MindControlDevice: The "Implant" from [=SFAD6=] ''Dark Side of the Moon''. Comes complete with a self-destruct device that [[YourHeadAsplode kills the victim]], and for extra NightmareFuel it's usually implanted without their knowledge.

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* NoCampaignForTheWicked: PlayerCharacters are forbidden to be Sathar, the murderous and vicious alien race that is a threat to all civilized races of the Frontier. Sathar can only be NonPlayerCharacters.


Creator/{{TSR}}'s third entry into Sci-Fi [[TabletopRPG RPGs]] (after ''Metamorphosis Alpha'' and ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld''), first published in 1982.

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Creator/{{TSR}}'s third entry into Sci-Fi [[TabletopRPG RPGs]] (after ''Metamorphosis Alpha'' ''TabletopGame/MetamorphosisAlpha'' and ''TabletopGame/GammaWorld''), first published in 1982.


* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by two Buck Rogers [=RPGs=] (''Buck Rogers [=XXVc=]'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction [=RPGs=].

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* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by two Buck Rogers [=RPGs=] (''Buck Rogers [=XXVc=]'' (''TabletopGame/BuckRogersXXVC'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction [=RPGs=].



* StealthSequel: The 1985 supplement ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'' revamped the skill system with a [[MarvelSuperHeroes FASERIP-style]] results table. This amounted to a "soft" second-edition launch, presaging the second edition of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]] four years later. The reboot was, however, lost when the line was canceled in the wake of the Dille Trust's purchase of TSR later that year, ending the line in favor of the release of the ''[[ComicStrip/BuckRogers Buck Rogers XXVC]]'' RPG.

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* StealthSequel: The 1985 supplement ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'' revamped the skill system with a [[MarvelSuperHeroes FASERIP-style]] results table. This amounted to a "soft" second-edition launch, presaging the second edition of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]] four years later. The reboot was, however, lost when the line was canceled in the wake of the Dille Trust's purchase of TSR later that year, ending the line in favor of the release of the ''[[ComicStrip/BuckRogers Buck Rogers XXVC]]'' ''TabletopGame/BuckRogersXXVC'' RPG.


* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by two Buck Rogers [=RPGs=] (''Buck Rogers [=XXVc=]'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction RPGs.

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* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by two Buck Rogers [=RPGs=] (''Buck Rogers [=XXVc=]'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction RPGs.[=RPGs=].


* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by two Buck Rogers RPGs (''Buck Rogers [=XXVc=]'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction RPGs.

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* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by two Buck Rogers RPGs [=RPGs=] (''Buck Rogers [=XXVc=]'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction RPGs.


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* TooGoodToLast: Cancelled in 1986 after Lorraine Williams, new CEO of TSR and manager of the Dille Family Trust, which also made her the owner of the Buck Rogers property, decided the company would develop a Buck Rogers RPG based on the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons system.


* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by ''Buck Rogers XXVc'' in 1988 and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year before TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast).

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* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by ''Buck two Buck Rogers XXVc'' RPGs (''Buck Rogers [=XXVc=]'' in 1988 and ''High Adventure Cliffhangers Buck Rogers Adventure Game'' in 1993) and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year before after TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast).Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast). At a production lifetime of six years (1980-85) it was the longest-lived of TSR's science-fiction RPGs.


* RuleOfThree: The third science-fiction RPG by Creator/{{TSR}} after ''TabletopRPG/MetamorphosisAlpha'' (1976) and ''TabletopRPG/GammaWorld'' (1978). Followed by ''Buck Rogers XXVc'' in 1988 and ''Alternity'' in 1998 (the year before TSR was purchased by Creator/WizardsOfTheCoast).



* StealthSequel: The 1985 supplement ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'' revamped the skill system with a [[MarvelSuperHeroes FASERIP-style]] results table. This amounted to a "soft" second-edition launch, presaging the second edition of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]] two years later. The reboot was, however, lost when the line was canceled in the wake of the Dille Trust's purchase of TSR later that year, ending the line in favor of the release of the ''[[ComicStrip/BuckRogers Buck Rogers XXVC]]'' RPG.

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* StealthSequel: The 1985 supplement ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'' revamped the skill system with a [[MarvelSuperHeroes FASERIP-style]] results table. This amounted to a "soft" second-edition launch, presaging the second edition of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]] two four years later. The reboot was, however, lost when the line was canceled in the wake of the Dille Trust's purchase of TSR later that year, ending the line in favor of the release of the ''[[ComicStrip/BuckRogers Buck Rogers XXVC]]'' RPG.


* MegaCorp: The Pan Galactic Corporation and several others all relatively benevolent, though there have been corporate wars and the module [=SF4=] ''Mission to Alcazzar'' puts the characters between the secretive Cassidine Development Corporation and the aggressive Streel Corporation.

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* MegaCorp: The Pan Galactic Corporation and several others all relatively benevolent, though there have been corporate wars and the module [=SF4=] ''Mission to Alcazzar'' puts the characters between the secretive Cassidine Development Corporation and the aggressive Streel Corporation.



* StealthSequel: The 1985 supplement ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'' revamped the skill system with a [[MarvelSuperHeroes FASERIP-style]] results table. This amounted to a "soft" second-edition launch, presaging the second edition of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]] two years later. The reboot was, however, lost when the line was canceled in the wake of the Dille Trust's purchase of TSR later that year, ending the line in favor of the release of the ''[[ComicBook/BuckRogers Buck Rogers XXVC]]'' RPG.

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* StealthSequel: The 1985 supplement ''Zebulon's Guide to Frontier Space'' revamped the skill system with a [[MarvelSuperHeroes FASERIP-style]] results table. This amounted to a "soft" second-edition launch, presaging the second edition of [[TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons Advanced Dungeons & Dragons]] two years later. The reboot was, however, lost when the line was canceled in the wake of the Dille Trust's purchase of TSR later that year, ending the line in favor of the release of the ''[[ComicBook/BuckRogers ''[[ComicStrip/BuckRogers Buck Rogers XXVC]]'' RPG.

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