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I'm trying to remember the name of an old indie/DIY tabletop role-playing game I used to play when I was a kid. I can't for the life of me remember its name or core mechanics.

It was printed DIY style and I picked it up from a GenCon in the late 80s or early 90s when I was a kid.

It's a sci-fi game and most of the artwork was reminiscent of Space Marines. I don't think it was ever actually published, though.

Anyone know what it might be? We played the heck out of it in middle school.

is my brain just making that whole thing up? I remember the pastel card-stock cover and the saddle staple binding even. lol wow

@fjfish no, but that's a really good guess. I used to have a giant stash of the little black books.

@stuarttempleton I played a DIY version of Spacehulk a decade back and that game has a long history, but that's the only thing that comes to mind.

@Creaturista It wouldn't surprise me if that's either it or a related to it somehow. The artwork in this was very space marine, and it was all hand drawn (and the kind of art you'd expect from someone's DIY project).

It definitely felt like someone dumped their rules into a book at a copy shop and took it to GenCon to play test.

@stuarttempleton Space Hulk doesn't quite seem like a match, but maybe it's a distant cousin. Hopefully the mystery game will be rediscovered!

@Creaturista Yeah, it's not Spacehulk, but it could definitely be someone's DIY rpg inspired by it. Such a mystery!

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