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Web & Starship (1984) rulebook

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Please enjoy this free copy of the rules for the original 1984 edition of Web & Starship, the award-winning game designed by Greg Costikyan and published by West End Games.

While purposely designed as a three-player game, Web & Starship does contain a two-player option where the Terrans remain unplayed but still subject to diplomatic overtures from the two players.

NOTE: This is not a complete game. This is the rulebook only. It is provided for posterity and also so players may consider purchasing the new edition of the game. For general readers, these rules also contain excellent game design and setting background sections.

The new West End Games is pleased to be funding a new edition of the game on Kickstarter. The project video is linked below.

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April 23rd, 2016
The book is exactly as described a fair to good quaity scan of the rulebook, no counters or map included. [...]
April 22nd, 2016
Very nice of the new owner to make these available, and for free. Be warned that you have to own the actual physical board game to play AND you have to be able to read to make use of these rules. [...]
April 22nd, 2016
Unlike some other reviewers I have no been under impression that this free rulebook would be anything other than exactly what it says on the tin. Scan quality is perfectly adequate​. [...]
April 22nd, 2016
This is a 3Player Game. But only the rules. not the Map or what else you need to play. This PDS is scanned and the pages are not all full readable. [...]
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April 21, 2016
This title was added to our catalog on April 21, 2016.