Thursday, January 21, 2016


I love White Star. It's been a ton of fun so far and I really, really enjoy it.
But I also love Basic D&D more than I do White Box S&W. What's a guy to do?

Simple. Make a new mashup of everything I enjoy!

Basic? Yup! Horror? Sure why not!  Lovecraftian beasties?  Of course!

In the little campaign I am working on for my Sci-Fi game it is a giant big Galaxy that has been mostly explored.  So it is less Star Trek and more Star Wars, but certainly there are Trek enfluences.

However there is trouble on the horizon, and that trouble is in the form of the Old Ones.
The stars are finally right.

This is not really an original idea.  But It does include a lot of things I have laying around.

White Star
Starships & Spacemen 2e (for ideas on using Basic)
B/X Basic and Expert (for the rules)
Labyrinth Lord (for rules up to 20th level)
ACKS (for more rules)

So Basic, Labyrinth Lord, ACKS, and Starships & Spacemen...

Welcome to BLACK STAR! ;)

For some background I want to use Eldritch Skies.
I would then mix in Psionics and Lovecraftian Beasties.
A place to adventure and place to play.

The obvious tribute to David Bowie also makes this appealing to me.


Fabio Milito Pagliara said...

I love this!

Hope to see it soon!

Dwight said...

Blackstar was a great cartoon, but that's not what you're thinking of.

Zudrak (Michael G.) said...

Way late to this party but your most recent blog led me here. Would that I had more time so I could try your ideas in a space campaign. This shows why, to me, non-social networking is better than FB, Twitter, and the like. I will be able to come back to articles like this when I have a need for different campaign ideas. Great stuff here, Tim!

P.S. I would totally have an NPC named Ziggy Stardust and/or Major Tom in a Blackstar game. :D