Based on a Novel by Robert A. Heinlein

“Come on, you sons of bitches! Do you want to live forever?”

Starship Troopers was a 4-player roleplaying game run by me from February – April 2009. The characters took on the roles of soldiers in the futuristic Mobile Infantry featured in Robert Heinlein’s famous novel Starship Troopers. The campaign comprised 7 sessions, and used heavily modified rules from the indy RPG 3:16 Carnage Amongst The Stars. A significant amount of fictional background material was drawn from the Sword of the Stars franchise.

Music for the campaign was borrowed from several well-known video game franchises including Metal Gear Solid, Starsiege and Starcraft (and orchestral versions of the latter), as well as an anime series (Full Metal Alchemist), and “post-rock” techno anthems churned out by Sound Tribe Sector 9, Daft Punk and Yes. Various classical pieces and historical music were sampled from YouTube. Thanks also to the many artists of DeviantArt whose art I appropriated for my game. There were too many of you to credit all, so I thank you for making your work publicly available and claim no credit to the originality of any of the visual aids of this campaign.

Reproduced here are the campaign notes including character profiles, mission briefings, and eventually session notes for each session.

Players: Cam B., Haroon B., Chris F., and Liam K.

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