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The Space Hack takes the kickass OSR game The Black Hack (1E) and adapts it for science fiction! 

This is a complete game! The Black Hack is not required, tho I encourage everyone to purchase the excellent parent game.

The Space Hack adds Starship Combat rules to The Black Hack without slowing down its streamlined core, launching the original 1970s fantasy role-playing game INTO THE STATOSPHERE and BEYOND!

Choose between three science fiction classes: The Soldier, the Scoundrel, and the Psychic. Fight science fiction monsters and races, such as the Honorable Warrior Alien, Replicants, Sand Worms, Void Lords, Atomic Lizards AND MORE!

Everything you need to start your science fiction adventure is here, in a ruleset that fits in a single 16-page booklet!

Written by Kirt A. Dankmyer
Cover art by “Lorc” under CC BY 3.0 license https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(5 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsSpace, Tabletop


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hello!! i know i could find this out with a quick read through the rules, but i want to ask here so others with the same questions can find the answers: how many players is this built for? does it require a gm? can it be played solo? thank you!


It's based on the Black Hack, which is a D&D variant, so it requires a GM and at least one player, ideally 3-4 players or so, but more or less is fine. 

There is no built in support for solo play but it shouldn't be hard to play solo with an appropriate oracle / GM simulator. 

This game is interesting indeed, but it seems that there are no community copies as of now. May I have one from you?

Let me add a couple, given someone bought it recently. 


I am sorry to ask, but what would be the exclusive content I would get if I purchased it above the price point?

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Ah, I see the confusion. That "exclusive content" thing is boilerplate for the itch.io feature I'm using to allow for free community copies. If I could turn it off, I would. There isn't anything extra. But that's the only way I can set up community copies for those who can't afford the game otherwise.

Actually, if you paid more, I'd add even more community copies to the bin, so there would be more for other people due to your generosity. So there's that.