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This article is non-canon.
This article covers a subject that has been deemed non-canon by either the author or the Farscape licensees, and thus should not be taken as a part of the "real" Farscape universe.

FS RPG
Farscape Role-Playing Game
Attribution:
Author(s)

Rob Vaux (editor)

Cover artist

Mark Jelfo (creative director)

Publication information:
Publisher

Alderac Entertainment Group

Released

August 2002

Media type

Hardcover

Pages

320

ISBN

1887953574

Chronology:
Canon

non-canon

Timeline

1st & 2nd Season

Preceded by

Followed by

OverviewEdit

Set in the first and second seasons of Farscape, the pen & paper Farscape RPG allows players to roleplay in the Farscape universe, taking on the roles of existing Farscape characters or, by using the character creation system, create new and unique characters.

The Farscape RPG utilizes the D20 (Dungeons & Dragons) RPG System published by Wizards of the Coast and states that players will need the D&D Player's Handbook in order to play the game. Among those who have reviewed the book, some felt that this was a poor decision, as the RPG mechanics part of the book did not have enough attention given to it as a result.

The publishers of the game provides limited online support for the game in the forms of downloads (which are still available) from their site (see below). AEG had announced that this would happen starting Oct. 7th, 2002 and that they wold offer bi-weekly updates with additional free material for players and Game Masters. This lasted until February of 2003.

Canon Vs. Non-CanonEdit

The Farscape RPG was praised by many reviewers for being an excellent source of information and insight in to the Farscape Universe. The book contains a wealth of canon information regarding the Farscape Universe, but because the book was completed part way through the 2nd Season, it cannot be fully considered canon. A best example of this would be the overview of Peacekeeper history, in which the early history provided in the RPG differs from that provided in the 3rd and 4th seasons of the Farscape series.

The game developers gave thanks to The Jim Henson Company for their support and guidance during the development of the game.

ReferencesEdit

ContributorsEdit

Keith R. A. DeCandido, who wrote the Farscape novel "House of Cards" contributed to the RPG with the Farscape short story "Ten Little Aliens", which appears in the introduction section of the RPG.

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