Mothership: Player's Survival Guide + PDF

Winner Best Game ENnie Awards


This rules-lite, pick up and play, high stakes RPG packs more into its 48-page zine style rulebook than most games do in their entire product line. If you like Aliens, Event Horizon, or Dead Space, MOTHERSHIP is for you.


Inside you'll find:

  • Everything you need to start playing Mothership® today. Play as a Marine, Scientist, Teamster or Android.
  • Simple and fast character creation rules. Everything you need to know is printed right on the character sheet.
  • A cheat sheet of all the rules you need to play. 
  • Landmark layout and product design. No page flipping or hunting for obscure edge-case rules.
  • Flowchart style worksheet for building custom space ships.
  • Groundbreaking Panic & Stress system. Watch your character freak out when the pressure gets too intense.
  • Tons of support. Award winning modules, pamphlet adventures, and a world-class Discord community make this a no brainer for anyone looking to sink their teeth into a meaty game.

What Are People Saying?


"This might be my favorite role playing game other than D&D” — The Secret Cabal Gaming Podcast

"A master class in presenting RPG rules and settings in a very graphical, readable, and gameable way. And it just looks gorgeous." — Boing Boing

"Thematically so tight and so fun. Really cool system. Definitely worth checking out!" — Shut Up & Sit Down

“Such a great example of design in RPGs. If I was going to run a sci-fi horror game, this is the only thing that I would use. Strongly recommended.” — Questing Beast 

“Mothership is an eye catching shiny gold indie darling.” — Collabs Without Permission

"Mothership is a D&D Killer" — There Will Be Games

"Mothership is made of iron." — The Explorer's Co.

“Frankly this is a fantastic game. You cannot go wrong with this." — Game Geeks


The Team:


Written and illustrated by Sean McCoy
Edited by Jarrett Crader
Additional Writing by Fiona Maeve Geist


44 pages, black and white, saddle stitch book with card stock covers. PDF included. 

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