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Star Drifter

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****The Print on Demand version only provides the 270 page Rulebook/Event Book.  It does not include printed versions of the game sheets(map, tables, tracking sheets, combat sheet).  These are only currently available in PDF form.****

Star Drifter is a solitaire, narrative game based in a fictional galaxy.

Star Drifter is the science fiction sibling to The Drifter(2019), narratively driven with hundreds of random events based on rolls and player choices!

Inspired by the greatest sci-fi books, movies/tv shows from Star Wars, Star Trek, Firefly, Buck Rogers, and countless others, you, as a Star Drifter, live out the adventures of being a talented pilot exploring an immense galaxy in your quest for glory!  

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 Your time spent away from your homeworld has been mostly taken up with performing dishonourable jobs for untrustworthy characters. Your most recent run in with the authorities has caused you to question your life’s current trajectory and has you feeling that maybe it is time for a course correction. Equipped with your ray gun, multi-purpose utility pad and modest starship,
you are ready to travel the cosmos in your quest for glory. The galaxy is vast, densely
populated, full of odd planets, dangerous creatures and intergalactic anomalies. There
are humans and aliens that live throughout, in peace and also at war. You simply want
to make your mark among the stars.

Will you fall victim to one of the endless dangers that lurk throughout the galaxy, or will you find glory amongst the stars?  Find out, as a Star Drifter..
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Steven W May 03, 2024 3:11 pm UTC
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What’s the binding on the softcover pod?
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Douglas R January 06, 2024 4:05 am UTC
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Rule Clarifications

Hello, sorry to bother you. I may have missed it somewhere, but I've been wondering:

When I use my turn to "fly" it says I'm supposed to roll d100 for an event. When I do this, it often requires me to move, and so, I never get around to using my previously found sectors of interest. I was under the impression that to use this, it would have to be on my turn, like flying, so I'd already have to be in the map location to use that action. What am I missing? I've tried reading R102 several times, but still haven't figured it out.

Also, I was curious about E-013.

It says when I've rolled a 9 to record hex#any colonized planet/salvage/E078.

This is like the example given in the rules. However, is it saying to go to any colonized planet and sell it using the event, and I'm recording the event as a sector of interest only so I won't forget about it? And what do I do if I have multiple Sectors of Interest in one place? Can I...See more
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Ken K January 08, 2024 8:51 pm UTC
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Hi Doug,

When I use my turn to "fly" it says I'm supposed to roll d100 for an event. When I do this, it often requires me to move, and so, I never get around to using my previously found sectors of interest:
Some Events will force you to move off your current hex. You would just continue to follow the Events instruction until there are is no more further instruction. If after all that and you are on a hex with a Sector of Interest, then you can perform a Sector of Interest Action.

I'm recording the event as a sector of interest only so I won't forget about it? And what do I do if I have multiple Sectors of Interest in one place? Can I do them all at one time:

Just remember, the entire game is choose an Action, follow your chosen Actions instructions to completion and then choose another Action. So you are not performing multiple Sector of Interest Actions at once, you are performing one Sector of Interest Action at a time. :)

Any further clarification,...See more
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Douglas R January 09, 2024 1:31 am UTC
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I understand! Thank you very much!

I will continue to explore the dark unknown! ✨
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Jonathan S October 13, 2023 2:39 pm UTC
Is the PDF hyperlinked? Thanks in advance!
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Ken K October 14, 2023 9:10 pm UTC
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Hi, Jonathan,

It is hyperlinked.

Take care!
Ken
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Thomas D September 26, 2023 1:45 am UTC
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I'm very much enjoying the game, Ken! One question: after initiative is determined, how does combat against multiple enemies work? E.g. if I have initiative, do I get to attack all of the enemy ships first, and then the ships I haven't defeated attack me? Do I get to attack only one of the enemy ships, and then all of the enemy ships attack me? Or do I attack one enemy, receive an attack from that same enemy, and then repeat that process with each enemy ship? Thanks! Keep up the great work!
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Ken K September 26, 2023 2:35 am UTC
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Hi, Thomas,

I’m glad you are enjoying it!
In regards to your question, if you have initiative, you get to attack one opponent and then all remaining opponents get to attack you and then back to you to attack one opponent and so forth. Keep in mind your result on the combat table though because if you roll high enough on your attack you attack again!

Any further clarification just let me know.
Thanks, Thomas!
Ken
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Mark P September 20, 2023 11:00 pm UTC
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I have the PDF, and was hoping to get the POD now that it's available. Is there a discount since of have the PDF, already? I didn't see one popping up when I put the pod into my cart. Thanks!
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Ken K September 21, 2023 2:06 am UTC
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Hi Mark,

I have provided a discount link via email to all customers who have already purchased the Star Drifter pdf. :)

Please check your email and if you don't see it by tomorrow, please let me know.

Thanks, Mark!
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Mark P September 22, 2023 2:25 am UTC
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Thanks! Just ordered my copy!
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Chris O August 08, 2023 12:08 am UTC
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Got notification that 1.3 was released, but rules/event pdf here is still named 1.2. Is that the updated rules/events?
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Chris O August 08, 2023 12:12 am UTC
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I spot checked the first change (E-10), and looks like it’s the old content before 1.3.
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Ken K August 08, 2023 1:54 am UTC
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Hey Chris,

Strange because it is showing 1.3 on my end. I will check in with my Drivethrurpg contact tomorrow and have them take a look.

Thanks for the heads up, Chris!
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Ken K August 11, 2023 12:03 pm UTC
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Hi Chris,

Star Drifter Rule Book/Event Book 1.3 should be available now.

Thank you for your patience!
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Michael M June 20, 2023 1:36 am UTC
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Hi Ken, any new updates regarding the p.o.d.?

Thanks!

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Ken K June 20, 2023 12:01 pm UTC
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Hi Michael,

I received a formatting error from Drivethrurpg’s printing department. To ensure the best product possible, I’ve decided to put the POD on pause until Sept. it is inevitable and I am excited to get it out there but It has to be just right.

Thanks, Michael!
Ken
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Michael M June 22, 2023 12:44 am UTC
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Totally understandable, thanks for the update!
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Alexis M May 31, 2023 9:01 am UTC
Hi, could be cool to get a french version; if you need some help ! :)
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Ken K June 05, 2023 1:15 pm UTC
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Hi Alexis,

I do appreciate that! It would be nice to visit that in the future. Could I contact you here in the future when I decide to pursue this?

Thanks!
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Alexis M June 12, 2023 4:43 am UTC
Hi,

With pleasure ^^
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Frederico P May 02, 2023 11:31 pm UTC
Hi. When will print on demand be available? Thanks!
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Ken K May 03, 2023 12:14 pm UTC
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Hi Frederico,<br /><br />
A proof still needs to be sent to me for approval. It will be probably late May early June.<br /><br />
Thanks!<br />
Ken
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Jonathan S May 02, 2023 2:30 pm UTC
This looks very interesting! Is the pdf hyperlinked? Thanks!
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Ken K May 02, 2023 6:01 pm UTC
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Hi Jonathan,

Yes, the Event's and even the Rules are hyperlinked throughout the book.

Thanks!
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Jonathan S May 02, 2023 7:16 pm UTC
Thanks!
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Peter G May 02, 2023 8:03 am UTC
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the entry 11+ in combat table says:
11+ DD*** DD*** D*** D***
I could not find what "D" means? Is this a typo or does it mean "DD" or does it mean "Destroyed", but then it would not make sense to "***Swift!", right?
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Ken K May 02, 2023 9:41 am UTC
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Hi Peter,

That is correct, D= Destroyed.
The “Swift” result on “Destroyed” would only be useful if another opponent remains.

Any further questions, please let me know.
Thanks!
Ken
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Don F April 27, 2023 6:53 am UTC
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I purchased this, but none of the files will download. I just get messages that the files aren't found. What's up?
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Ken K April 27, 2023 12:39 pm UTC
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Hi Don,

Sorry that happened. I checked and the files are listed but I will email my contact (here at Drivethrurpg)and they will let me know of any issue that I am unable to verify on my end. I will keep you posted on their response. :)

Thanks, Don!
Ken
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Ken K April 27, 2023 6:44 pm UTC
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Hi Don,

I received word back from Drivethrurpg in regards to your download issue. They performed some tests and all files are downloading. If you are still experiencing an issue, they recommended for you to put in a ticket so they can work with you directly in resolving that issue: https://help.drivethrurpg.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Thanks, Don!
Ken
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Patrick G April 28, 2023 7:51 pm UTC
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It worked for me last night (22:00 EST).
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Don F April 29, 2023 1:01 am UTC
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I sent a ticket. The message I keep getting is:

FAILED - {"error":"The requested source file could not be found.: /data/rawpdfs/rpg/KenK/2041035-Welcome_To_StarDrifter.pdf"}

I hope it gets fixed. Thanks for the help. Don
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Patrick G April 26, 2023 5:02 pm UTC
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Suggestion:
BTW, I saw on your video that we can print the galaxy hex map which has a black background. Would it be possible to have a printer friendly version?
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Ken K April 26, 2023 6:47 pm UTC
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Hi Patrick,

The printer friendly version of the map is in the list of files. It is called "Map_White.pdf". Please let me know if you are running into any issue with it. :)

Thanks!
Ken
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Patrick G April 26, 2023 5:01 pm UTC
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I just registered to get an email when the PoD version is available.
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Mori R April 12, 2023 8:23 pm UTC
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The layout is really great, I can't wait to play. Please allow for a hardcover when this goes to pod!
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Gene S April 01, 2023 7:51 am UTC
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Awesome Ken can't wait to DL this. Loved The Drifter. Suggestion: Make an apocalyptic survival version!! Thank again.
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scott F April 01, 2023 2:17 pm UTC
i want a apocalypse version SO BAD
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Unai G April 03, 2023 12:40 pm UTC
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Yes!!!
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