No, really. Back when I was a kid, that was near the top of my list of things I wanted to do. Unfortunately, I've got godawful eyes and so Top Gun academy was never really in my fates. But I can live vicariously through my RPGs. And what's better than a fighter pilot? A fighter pilot in space, of course! And that's just what you get to be in Era: Balam, a sci-fi RPG that's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
In this game, you are a pilot, with your own "Paladin" one-man ship, sent out to explore space and defend Humanity! Together with other pilots, you'll form a squadron and head out into the black...
This game offers rules for space combat, salvaging materials and upgrading your fighter, a list of bases you can visit (both friendly and not-so-friendly), space-based dogfights and a variety of weapons from bullet-based to plasma cannons!
If you like games such as Homeworld, Freelancer or Elite: Dangerous, this is the RPG for you!
The campaign is right around half-funded with still 25 days left to go.