In The Light Of The Ghost Star

Weird Adventures in the far future

Earth was abandoned ages ago during the red giant expansion. Now, dimly lit by the ghost light of a dead white dwarf, it lies layered with eons of forgotten civilizations. From the warmth of Martian reactor cities, scavengers hire illegal transportation to earth to delve into its depths, looking for ancient treasures. There they must deal with ghosts, machines, and the strange life that has evolved on humankind’s abandoned home planet.

In The Light Of A Ghost Star is a rules-lite system and setting for science fiction roleplaying. It comes with a hex crawl adventure and random tables that can also be used with other RPG systems.

Ghost Star was designed to be quick and easy to play. It’s perfect for one shot games and short campaigns. Characters can be created quickly and can die even quicker!

In The Light Of A Ghost Star by Nate Treme is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. So feel free to chop it up and make your own game out of it!

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These are homemade prints of In The Light Of A Ghost Star. Like many zines, they are handmade and NOT PERFECT. Sometimes the pages and staples aren’t perfectly straight. They are all a little different. I used different colored paper randomly so no two are exactly alike.
The limited edition posters and buttons are SOLD OUT!

This game is just cool. Very gonzo, very fast to play. It’s weird. Like you’re gonna make friends with dolphin men and fight mutant clams in an aquarium
— Jacob Ross, Kaigaku RPG
Very cool ... I can’t believe how much is in this.
— Ray Otus, Plundergrounds Podcast
It’s so god-damned simple but in a brilliant way ... Love and care went into this.
— R.E. Davis, The ChaosGrenade