Based on the Wing Commander series created by
Chris Roberts and Origin Systems, Inc.
Edited and Developed by
Stephen A. Rogers
Principal Playtesting by
Stephen A. Rogers and Christopher "Whistler" Risko
Jennifer J. Rogers
Special thanks to
Ben Lesnick, Christopher Reid, Barrie Almond, Brandon Strevell, Kris Vanhecke, Aaron Dunbar, Jason McHale, Wolfman, Quarto, Starfox1701 and the entire Wing Commander CIC community.
For Paul and the next generation.
For the brave crew of TCS Fenris and all the other crews consigned to Internet oblivion, for inspiring this editor in his own work and in the hopes that they may yet rise up once again.
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Portions of this wikibook have been derived from the rules for The Edge of Chaos, A Wing Commander RPG, originally created by Mark Shotwell. A fair use document is available with the regulations for this game and is available for view on TEOC's official website at http://www.wcrpg.com.
WARNING: This rulebook consists of 100% matter. Any incidental contact of this book with antimatter in any form will result in a catastrophic explosion.
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The entire physical universe, including this book and its contents, could very well collapse back into an infinitesimally small space with little or no advance warning. Should a new universe re-emerge, the existence of this rulebook in that universe cannot be guaranteed.Any reference to any life-form living, dead, or non-existent may or may not be coincidental and is probably intentional.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Disciplines and Attributes
- Creating Characters
- Power Skills
- Finesse Skills
- Physique Skills
- Intellect Skills
- Acumen Skills
- Charm Skills
- Command Skills
- Science Skills
- Navigation Skills
- Tactical Skills
- Engineering Skills
- Communications Skills
- Medicine Skills
- Basic Rules Regarding Vehicles
- Creating and Modifying Vehicles
- Vehicle Catalog
- Non-Canonical Vehicle Catalog
- Basic Rules Regarding Capital Ships
- Creating and Modifying Capital Ships
- Capital Ship Catalog
- Non-Canonical Capital Ship Catalog
- Vehicles, Capital Ships, and Fuel Consumption
- Planetary Exploration
- Interplanetary Travel
- Interstellar Travel
- Navigational Data
- General Combat Rules
- Character-scale Combat
- Vehicle-scale Combat
- Capital Ship-scale Combat
- Mixed-scale Combat
- Specific Functions of a Gamemaster
- Creating Materials
- Styles of Play
- Handling Irregularities in Play
- Game Play Phases
- A Short Example of Game Play
- Creating Adventures
- A Word on Settings
- A Word on Campaigns
NEXT: 1.0 Introduction