How to Play
Starport is a game of shared imagination for 2-5 players and a guide. Each player assumes the role of character they create. The guide, usually an adult, sets the scene for a story, place, or situation in a fantasy world where the player’s characters exist. The players react by describing what their characters will do.
Guide: Your group comes to the end of a hallway and standing in front of a large metal door is a Robot with waiving arms. It says, “You may not pass” (in a robotic voice). Everyone roll a d20 to see who goes first.
(Blaze – 18, Angel – 11, Orion – 7)
Blaze: I try to freeze the robot with my freeze wand
Guide: OK, it’s a difficulty of 10
(Blaze rolls a 5)
Guide: Your roll fails Blaze. Would you like to increase your roll by using Sneaky Tokens?
Blaze: No thanks
Angel: I try to convince the robot there is danger outside and it should go investigate
Guide: OK, roll a d20, it’s a difficulty of 10 (the robot is not very smart to this might just work).
(Angel rolls a 13)
Guide: Your roll is a success Angel. The robot suddenly stops, turns and runs outside yelling, "danger, danger, must stop the danger"
One Rule to Rule Them All
There is one basic rule that is used to resolve all actions in the game. Any time a Player wants their character to do something in the game the Player describes the action. The Guide decides the level of difficulty for any character action and assigns a number from 1 to 20 to that action. The Player must roll equal or higher than the assigned difficultly on a 20-sided die (d20) to succeed at performing the action.
Three Adventures Included
The Starport Game comes with three pre-made adventures. The picture below is one of the included adventure maps. In this adventure Players must explore an abandoned house in search of their friend's pets, which have gone missing.
What does the Guide do?
The Guide, typically and older kid or adult, is responsible for knowing the rules of the game, describing to the Players what their characters see in a fantasy world, and helping lead the players through an adventure their characters are experiencing. Guides are responsible for playing the role of any creature or other character the players meet along the way.
What do the Players do?
Players are responsible for creating their character by choosing the Traits and abilities and buying equipment. They describe all the actions their character takes in the game and roll a d20 to see if those actions are successful.
What is an “Adventure”?
Starport is a fantasy game where Players can do anything in an open environment. The Guide prepares an “Adventure” for the characters to get them focused on completing a task and having encounters within that open environment.