Red Shift is a complete science-fiction roleplaying game system. It uses the Destiny Engine™, a game engine that is used for all of Grendel Roleplaying’s core games. This allows you to use the characters you create in many different settings. Red Shift is designed to be playable by those who have never played a roleplaying game before, and yet still have the complexity that experienced players desire. This book contains all the information you need to play.
The basic concept of Red Shift is that after approximately nine hundred years of exploration, colonization, and war, mankind has spread out into all of the star systems near Earth. The great colony ships set out to find new and better worlds than our poor Earth, and hopefully not to make the same mistake of destroying the ecosystem with pollution and war. Many of them were lost among the unforgiving stars.
Humans once had a great empire that spanned many light years, but it has now collapsed. A new hope has sprung from the seed they planted, and now we are just starting to rediscover our lost worlds, and our destiny in the stars. The young Earth Federation faces many challenges in trying to unite the Human race. Many of the planets in the galaxy are already claimed by other races. They are very possessive.
Your task will be to play a character in and just outside of the Earth Federation Frontier. The Frontier is the mostly lawless outer territories of the Earth Federation. There are many opportunities for adventure. You can play as a Human, or one of the other races of the known galaxy. The possibilities are endless. Features: Detailed and elegant d6 rules system. 14 Player races to choose from. Information on the history and culture of each race. Unique fast-paced "No Hit Point" combat system Over 55 professions with options like Beastmaster and Psionic Commando. Hundreds of weapons, armors, and gadgets for your characters. 256 Pages filled with everything you need to play.