I recently read an article about gaming and the author stated that “not that many people like Sci-Fi”. Well, I for one am going to dispute that! Sci-Fi gaming is some of the coolest gaming that I have ever done, and will more than likely ever do. Star Wars, Alternity, Alpha Omega, Traveller are among the best science-fiction games out there and I wouldn’t trade them for any session of D&D. Don’t get me wrong, D&D has it’s place in my gaming world, but I try to find time for other types of games.
I am going to give you three reasons why I think Sci-Fi gaming is just as viable as any other form:
- Science-Fiction is almost as old as fantasy. Traveller itself is almost as old as Dungeons and Dragons. There have been people playing in the world of the far-future Space Opera for many, many years. Think Star Wars (came out a measly three years after D&D hit the market).
- There is endless adventure in the world of Sci-Fi. Intrigue, exploration and straight-up shoot-outs are all types of adventuring that you can do in the far future.
- There is plenty of source material for it. This is an extension of the first point, but it is still true. The worlds that have been developed for Star Wars, Traveller and the ilk are deep and immersive.
So, what do you think? Is Sci-Fi gaming as viable as fantasy gaming? Did I miss a point? Let me know, and as always don’t be a dick!