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Clayton Moore
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Most of the space games I see are usually grand strategy games, that put you in control of civilizations and not a lone hero/explorer, that grows stronger as the game goes on.

So,are there any games that play like Runebound but have a space/sci-fi setting?
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Merchant of Venus, I guess.
 
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Rogue Trooper
might fit the bill. It has been ages since I payed it, so my memory may be faulty.
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resQscooter wrote:
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Rogue Trooper
might fit the bill. It has been ages since I payed it, so my memory may be faulty.

There is a satellite you can visit in Rogue Trooper, but mostly you're tromping around the planet facing bad guys. It's essentially a quest game; you won't be flying space ships or visiting other planets. I can see the analogy with Runebound. As a bonus, it plays a bit more quickly.

Another suggestion from back in the day would be Minion Hunter.
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Then there was John Carter: Warlord of Mars, and Freedom in the Galaxy (at the Star System level).
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And The Phantom League and its expansions Phantom League: Mostly Harmless and Phantom League: Pilot Academy all of which were reportedly inspired by the venerable video game, "Elite" by Jack Braben.

Also, it appears that the soon to be released Relic by Fantasy Flight Games is essentially Talisman in space.
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Some of these suggestions look very promising.
 
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You could take a look at Voyage of the B.S.M. Pandora.



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This might be late info considering the age of this thread.

But really, one should wait for Relic.
It's a definitely sci-fi Warhammer 40K game that uses the Talisman mechanic.

So a hero who goes around the board having random encounters, fighting, leveling up until he's strong enough to go win the game. Talisman and Runebound are compared all the time because they are in the same category of games. So a sci-fi Runebound is definitely Relic.

Plus considering it's FFG, it's bound to receive tons of expansions to become a humongous game eventually.
I suspect it's effectively going to replace their Runebound and Talisman lines as both of those games have been "expansioned out". Much in the same way that Mansion of Madness replaced Arkham Horror for current development plans.
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