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The adventure continues.

With Five Parsecs : Bug Hunt it's you and your team of battle-hardened marines against the awfully big fangs of the alien horrors that lurk in the shadows. 

Create a batch of characters and undertake procedurally generated missions, complete with Tactical Locations where tech-inclined characters can block, delay or distract the alien hordes.

Character creation follows the very popular method from Five Parsecs From Home but with tables adjusted for the types of characters you'll find in the new style of campaign.

Bug Hunt allows you to take the fight to the alien horror. Just make sure you brought spare ammo. 

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The game engine is intended for solo play from the get go:

This means we've avoided complex rules that are easy to lose track of, kept the number of exceptions and special cases to a minimum and all solo play mechanics are integrated directly into the core rules.

No need to flip back and forth between Movement and the Solo mechanics any longer.

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The best part?

If you own both this and the Five Parsecs From Home, Salvage Crew or Gang Warfare rules you will be happy to note that they are compatible.

This permits you to build a character under one campaign system and then move them to the other over time.

Want to go freelance? Want to start a crime syndicate? 

Five Parsecs is an adventure that never ends.

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Is this a supplement?

No, this is a complete, stand alone game.

You do NOT need anything else to play.

What do I need and what do I get?

Use any figures you like. You will need (typically) 3 character figures, 10-15 military figures and various alien critters to fight.

The PDF is laid out in single column, for the benefit of screen reading, especially in light of the popularity of ipads and android tablets as gaming accessories.

Does the download include reference sheets?

The site has issues with multiple files disabling the previews, so the reference sheet are included in the main game PDF. Simply print those pages and you are good to go.

Care was taken to ensure that most tables fit on single pages, to enable easy printing or in-game reference on a tablet.

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What other games are compatible?



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Mark B March 07, 2018 8:01 am UTC
Is this exclusively solo/co-op or can it be played PvP?
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Ivan S March 07, 2018 3:47 pm UTC
PVP is provided for (one player takes command of the aliens) but the campaign is strictly solo/co op.
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Pavol F February 25, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
Is there some AAR to see game mechanics?
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Ivan S February 27, 2018 6:43 pm UTC
There were games posted on the 15mm scifi G+ group, but I don't think they covered game mechanics.
This blog post covers the core battle mechanics but does not touch the Bug Hunt specific mechanics for detecting enemies, the campaign rules yet etc.

Hope thats a start though!
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Bozz C February 16, 2018 10:57 am UTC
Hi Ivan. Any reason for this one and Salvage Crew being a dollar more than From Home and Gang Warfare?
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Ivan S February 16, 2018 4:14 pm UTC
Yes but it's a bit silly.

I price roughly based on page count in most cases, and when those two launched, they were something like 12 pages shorter than they are now because of all the stuff added in 1.03.

Salvage Crew and Bug Hunt has those things included, so I priced them to reflect that, but I felt that going back and raising prices on the two original would be awkward.
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