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Allies, Contacts, Enemies & Rivals
 
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Allies, Contacts, Enemies & Rivals
Publisher: Spica Publishing
by Robert S. J. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/13/2013 10:04:17
Really great collection of NPCs, many of them collected as crews (traders, survey team, mercs) and, in one case, an entire marine platoon. I really like the look of the Psionic Tactical (PsiTac) Team. Enhanced by the exceptional typography and layout work I see in almost all Spica products.

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
Allies, Contacts, Enemies & Rivals
Publisher: Spica Publishing
by John S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/14/2011 18:58:55
Simply put, variety balanced with connecting themes. Starting with allies a GM can give a group help, hindrance and possibilities with minor effort. Character profiles offer enough insight into the various characters possibilities while the portraits provide that needed first impression. Money well spent.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Allies, Contacts, Enemies & Rivals
Publisher: Spica Publishing
by Rudolf S. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/05/2010 18:07:59
Populating my settings with interesting non-player characters has always been
a problem for me, mainly because I have a tendency to become repetitive with
my descriptions and to offer the players only "more of the same" instead of new
original ideas. As you can imagine, I was very much looking forward to ACER.

ACER has about 50 pages of content, with 6 each of Allies, Contacts, Enemies
and Rivals, 6 "individual nonplayer characters", plus the crews of a free trader,
a detached duty scout and a mercenary cruiser, plus a PsiTac team (an excellent
idea), an entire Marine Striker Platoon and 48 Red Shirts (combat values only).

All except the Red Shirts come with stats, important life events, money and equip-
ment and a description of their appearance and personality. Many also come with
really good illustrations that fit their descriptions very well - very nice pictures to
show to the players. What I also like very much is that the descriptions did not
repeat the usual cliches, the characters feel like plausible "real people" with belie-
vable stories and quirks - and no silly names.

I will of course have to tinker with these characters a bit to fit them into my set-
ting, but this will in no way be difficult, and the descriptions did already give me
a couple of new ideas for plots to introduce these characters into the setting.

It is not difficult to see that I really like ACER, and why, I think.

Rating:
[5 of 5 Stars!]
Allies, Contacts, Enemies & Rivals
Publisher: Spica Publishing
by Daniel H. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 09/03/2010 19:07:08
ACERS brings with it to the GM, or the player useful, 3-D NPC's as allies, Contacts, Enemies, or Rivals, just like the title says it does. These are not cut-out mediocre generic 'strawmen' to be shot full of ribbons by the Travellers/ Player Characters, but plausible, realistic sophonts in the Traveller/ Hard sci-Fi 'Verse your players can encounter. As one of the contributors, I am biased of course, But I find the rest of the project I was not involved in meets the high expectations and superior work SPICA Press has established itself in the SF RPG marketplace. I am also proud my name is within this product, and pleased at the end product, which I have also purchased.

Shiny side up!

Sincerely, 'Liam Devlin'/ SSG Daniel W Hammersley

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[5 of 5 Stars!]
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