Science Fiction RPGs

In 2012 I supported Pillars of Eternity (Project Eternity then) on Kickstarter. It was pitched as a modernization on the old Baldur’s Gate games from the late 1990s and early 2000s. I loved those games. I played the hell out of them for what was probably hundreds of hours. And I’m really looking forward to this new one.

Since those games I’ve played a lot of other RPGs, but it struck me that the majority are firmly in the fantasy genre. I wonder why the RPG genre leans so strongly to fantasy. There have been some like Fallout and Mass Effect and Deus Ex, but not as many as I’d expect. One property that I’d really like to see as an RPG is Star Trek. Failing that, I’d just really like more science fiction RPGs please.

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