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Space Travel Tabletop RPG Recommendations

Are you looking to leave the dungeons (and dragons) to instead explore far off galaxies?  Do you want to run a campaign styled after TV shows or movies like Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Farscape, Firefly, or Cowboy Bebop?

If so, we have the perfect space travel (aka "space exploration" or "space opera") tabletop role-playing games for you!

Best Space Travel Tabletop RPGs

Game: B+
From 374 reviews

Traveller

Mongoose 2nd Edition

One of the Oldest and Most Popular Space RPGs
Game: A
From 455 reviews

Stars Without Number

Revised Edition

GURPS (Multiple)

Having been around (and powering space campaigns) since 1986, GURPS has support for not just one, but several different space travel campaigns.

As a generic RPG rules system with a long history of supporting space campaigns, GURPS can be used to explore the universes of Traveller, Star Trek, or even (with a fan-made supplement) Star Wars.  And if you don't want any of those (or perhaps want to combine several), GURPS truly shines for creating custom space campaigns.

Resource: C+
From 196 reviews
Game: B
From 1704 reviews

GURPS Space (Fourth Edition)

4th Edition

A Generic Ruleset That Will Let You Explore Any Universe You Can Imagine

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