You may remember that back on episode 154 of the podcast, we talked to Sam Mustafa. At the time, he told us that he was working on a sci-fi game called Freejumper.
Well, Freejumper has just been published
This from the press release:
This fun and social game accommodates any number of players, mixing elements of role-playing, sci-fi, and tabletop strategy. Each player designs a “freejumper” – a small, privately-owned multi-purpose, self-aware spaceship. The players have adventures as they search for valuable cargoes, alien artifacts, and wrecks to salvage. They might indulge in some smuggling or piracy or get hired as mercenaries in a variety of roles.
Like a role-playing character, your ship can “learn” and grow if your adventures are successful. You can purchase new software and systems for it, upgrade its weapons and defenses, and perhaps eventually sell it and buy a bigger and badder ship.
Each ship is controlled with a single “interface” no bigger than a poker card and a hand of “system cards” that represent the ship’s various capabilities. Gameplay consists of playing the cards for moves, attacks, and defenses, all the while trying to load up as much cargo as you can and get away without too much damage. A typical game lasts about an hour.
Once they master the game’s basic rules, players can use the open architecture to design their own ships from scratch, and to create new adventures and entire linked campaigns.
Freejumper is now available as a high-resolution PDF rulebook for $22 from the HONOUR Online Store.
Free copies of all the game’s interfaces and system cards are available on the Downloads Page. Print them out and make your own sets.
Or, if you prefer full-color professionally-printed versions of all the game cards, you can purchase them from DriveThru Cards. They can be shipped anywhere in the world.
Listen to Sam’s podcast about Freejumper to get an idea of what the game is like and how it plays.
Our own Mike Hobbs was one of the play-testers for this game. Now that it has been released, I’m sure he can tell us all about it on the next show.