Battlestations: Dirtside is a sci-fi RPG. Battlestations: Dirtside is a tactical skirmish game. Battlestations: Dirtside is a sci-fi RPG AND a tactical skirmish game. It all just really depends on how you want to play. You can play with or without a GM. You can play with friends or solo. It's kind of an all-in-one thing, really. It's also up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Battlestations: DIRTSIDE is both a board game and an RPG. It can be played - without a game master - up to 8 players, or played solo. It can also be played as a tactical skirmish game (player vs. player).
- Features dozens of aliens species, multiple factions vying for power, and cloning technology. You don't need Battlestations to play.
- Your character starts with a special ability, weapons, and an ability for your species. You can gain experience, rank up, purchase equipment between missions, and gain new abilities. The action is fully contained in each mission, but your character growth is unlimited.
- Simple rules, and a tutorial campaign to learn advanced rules one-at-a-time.
The campaign's making its way to 3x funded with still 22 days left to go.