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Table of Contents

This is the table of contents for Starguild. web pages don’t allow for much in the way of formatting (no tabs!) so I’ve also included a downloadable PDF of the table of contents.

Starguild-contents

 

Context

What is this game?       1
What do you need?             1
What Is This Game About?                  1
What the Referee Does       2
What the Players Do           3
How the Game Works        4
Game Setting      4
Glossary of Terms                4

Characters

Creating a Character    7
Character Level  7
Ability Scores And Bonuses                 7
Choosing Your Background               8
Talents                  8
Professions           11
Gateway Alliance Homeworlds          15
Holy Republic Homeworlds                15
Keron Federation Homeworlds          16
Martell Union Homeworlds                 17
League of Stars Homeworlds              17
Relationships      17
Conviction           19
Dark Secrets        19
Personal Appearance         19
Character Progression  22
Gaining Character Levels  22
Advances             22
Previous Experience            22
Social Standing            26
Lifestyle                 26
Rank   26

Skills

How to Accomplish Things        29
Skill Checks         30
Skill Tasks            30
Aim (Physique)   31
Athletics (Physique)             32
Beastmaster (Physique)      32
Bluff (Passion)    33
Brawl (Physique)                 33
Coercion (Passion)              34
Commerce (Intellect)           34
Comradeship (Passion)      35
Craft (Passion)    35
Disguise (Passion)                36
Drive (Physique)                  36
Endurance (Physique)       37
Knowledge (Intellect)           37
Leadership (Passion)          38
Medic (Intellect)  38
Persuade (Passion)              39
Pilot (Intellect)     39
Programming (Intellect)      40
Sabotage (Intellect)              40
Search (Intellect)                  41
Stealth (Physique)                41
Style (Passion)    42
Survival (Physique)             42
Technical (Intellect)             43

Conflict

All Kinds of Conflict     44
Social Conflict 46
Captivate             47
Convince             47
Dissemble            48
Peacemaking      48
Seduction            49
Sow Distrust        49
Swindle                50
Taunt  50
Horror and Sanity        51
Horror Saves      51
Scare  51
Chases            52
Chases on Foot  53
Chases in Vehicles               54
Chases in Space                   55
Dramatic Conflict        56
Infiltration            57
Interrogation       58
Manhunt              59
Netrunning          60
Large Scale Battles              61
Personal Combat         62
How Combat Works           62
Initiative                62
Flat-Footed         62
Personal Weapon Range   62
Target DC            62
Threatened Area                  62
Skilled Attackers 63
Ranged Situational Modifiers              63
Melee Situational Modifiers                  63
Critical Hits          63
Yes, But…             63
Helpless Targets  63
Personal Armour                 63
Stun damage      64
Lethal damage   64
Healing                65
Combat Actions 65
Options – Melee Combat   66
Options – Ranged Combat                 66
Grappling            67
Damage From Natural Sources  68
Hazards               68
Environment       69
Military Vehicle Combat           71
Vehicle Combat Range      71
Vehicle Combat Round     71
Initiative                71
Target DC            71
Conflict Actions  72
Combat Options                  72
Point Defence Systems        72
Computers In Combat        72
Skilled Attackers 73
Vehicle Damage                  73
Repairing Vehicles               73
Structural Damage              73
Starship Combat          74
Determining Surprise          74
Starship Combat Range     74
Initiative                74
Environment       74
Target DC            74
Conflict Actions  75
Combat Options                  76
Computers In Combat        76
Skilled Attackers 76
Starship Force Screens       76
Starship Damage                 77
Repairing Starships             77
Sh’va Drive Accidents         77
Simplified Starships             78

Equipment

Buying and Selling       79
Services and Lifestyle  80
Personal Equipment      81
Clothing               81
Personal Items     81
Tools and Repair Kits         82
Exploration Equipment     83
Medical Equipment             83
Espionage Equipment        84
Military Equipment              85
Armour & Protective Gear                   85
Options                86
Equipment Options             86
Armour Options                   87
Weapons         88
Melee Weapons  88
Basic Firearms    89
Example Specific Firearms                  90
Explosives            92
Unique Weapons                 93
Weapon Options                 94
Vehicles & Travel        96
Travel Tickets      96
Vehicle Purchase                 96
Vehicle Rental    96
Vehicle Statistics 96
Core Worlds        96
Frontier Worlds  98
Outworlds            100
Civilian Vehicle Options     100
Military Vehicles 101
Military Tanks     102
Light Military Weapons       103
Heavy Military Weapons    103
Massive Military Weapons  104
Military Vehicle Options     104
Military Weapon Options   105
Starships         106
Interstellar Travel                  106
Orbital Interface Travel       107
Starship Compartments      107
Starship cost and upkeep   107
Example Starships        108
Starship Weapons               117
Force Screen Generators   117

Campaigns

History            118
Prehistory             118
Age of the Empire                118
The Unification Wars          119
End of Isolation  121
The Enemy Within               121
The Rise of the Guildhall    122
Cluster Stellography            122
Political Factions                  123
Opposing Forces                  123
Crime Problems  124
War of Nerves     124
The Policium   125
Principle Quadrant             125
Independents Quadrant     126
Outworlds Quadrant          126
System Statistics  127
Quadrant Map  128
The Gateway Alliance  129
Banner                 129
Anderson             130
Gateway              130
Kothar                  131
Outpost                131
Rastannan          132
Shadow               132
Black Veil            133
Filigree                  133
Wolfe  134
The Holy Republic       135
Ketteral                 135
Crater 136
Forlarren             136
Lorhaven             137
Perot   137
Peth     138
Newhome            138
Zared  139
The Keron Federation   140
Keron 140
Avon   141
Bornath               141
Corridor               142
Davennar            142
Halder                  143
Iuppa  143
Soldier                  144
Crossways            144
Fringes                  145
The Martell Union        146
Martell                  146
Erith    147
Aqua  147
Brightstar             148
Canopy                148
Crystalmine         149
Lynx    149
Perilous                150
Podon                  150
Sojourn                151
Kormoran           151
The League of Stars     152
Rainbow              152
Coltech                 153
Corral                   153
Heimat                 154
Horton                 154
Meritchaka          155
Mizar   155
Tolentar               156
Vennet                  156
Guilds & Organisations 157
Goals  157
History                  158
Image  159
Sites     160
Resources            160
Example Organisations      161
Other Guilds       162
Benefits Of Service               164
Guildlaws            164
Guildmasters   165
Importance          165
Qualifications     165
New Skills            165
Responsibilities   166
Psiam Equipment                166
Non-Player Characters 168
Types Of NPC     168
Generic Experience             168
Criminals             169
Street Gangs        170
Law Enforcement                170
Military                 171
Core Civilians     173
Frontier Civilians                  174
Starship Crew     175
Guild Agents       176
Animals                176
Personality           178
One Hundred NPC Professions          178
Encounters      179
Planned Encounters           179
Random Encounters          179
Planetary Encounters         179
Starship Encounters            181
Encounter Response           182
Planning Adventures     183
Surprise at Shadow Station                 184
Disaster on the Oriel Express               188
Secrets of Empire                 191
Doing Your Duty                 195
The Nightmare   197

Appendix

Equipment Tables        i
Optional Rules iii
Players roll the dice              iii
Martial Arts          iii
Cybernetic Enhancements                   iii
Drug Enhancements           iv
Quick Reference Charts           v
Example Characters     x
Index  xx
Open Game License V1.0a       xxvii
Backers          xxviii

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