Space Opera – The Complete Science Fiction Role Playing Game (No Box Base), roleplaying game, by Edward E. Simbalist, A. Mark Ratner and Phil McGregor
“Space Opera is a science fiction role playing game. Players control characters who may be star pilots, scientists, soldiers, merchants, explorers, space marines, or any one of a number of other professions. These characters have adventures in a galaxy designed by the Starmaster who referees the game. Space Opera adventures may be interwoven over several game sessions to play out the lives of the characters involved in this fascinating game of action and interaction.
Volume 1 covers the generation of characters, their attributes, skills, career possibilities, and the effects of their planets of origin. Variations for alien races are presented. Psionic talents are explained. Details for running, maintaining and repairing a starship are given. Five starships, complete with deckplans are given. (GOOD condition)
Volume 2 presents a wide selection of equipment and weapons for a variety of technological levels. Combat, both on the ground and between starships is covered. Detailed sections on starship design, world creation, interstellar travel and commerce, and planetary cultures fill out the book. (GOOD)
An assortment of master record forms and a selection of useful charts are included on separate sheets. (NOT PRESENT)”
While the box lid is present, the base of the box is missing from this copy. Also included in this copy are some Space Opera articles cut out from Dragon Magazine’s ARES science fiction section.