I do not believe that we are alone in the galaxy (and certainly not in the universe). However, I don’t think that little, green men are buzzing us, picking up people out in the country, and “probing” them. I do wish, though, that a flying saucer would land itself right in the middle of Central Park in New York and say, “Hey, humanity, there’s a whole galaxy worth of stuff you should see.” I’d be one of the first in line to take off again for the stars with them. But until that day happens, I just have to play pretend. Thankfully, Trollish Delver Games is happy to help in that endeavor with the release of their Somnium Void setting book for the Unbelievably Simple Roleplaying (USR) system.
The game book features 10 character archetypes specifically designed for “space opera”-style gaming. There’s also 7 different races you can pick for your character, from fairly standard choices, to a few that are a bit “out there.” Because we all would eventually buy a spaceship and then fight other people with said spaceship, there’s rules for spaceship combat. You want to be able to visit crazy places with the aforementioned spaceship, so there’s descriptions of three different star systems with a total of 15 planets. You’re going to be coming across all manner of allies and villains as well, so there’s a bunch of them. Finally, a bunch of “random tables” to help you generate adventures.