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Blood in Space is a micro but complete set of rules for solitaire or co-op skirmish game, set on a sci-fi background. “Micro” refers to the small set of rules, the small time required to complete one game session and the small number of miniatures required (4-10 figures being a common range). Many micro-details are left to the player, only the “important” rules are included in the twelve pages of the game.

The game includes eleven Scenarios covering iconic sci-fi scenes like exploring the planet surface, attacking an enemy base, searching an abandoned starship, freeing prisoners. Event markers placed on the Map will create the needed Fog of War and randomize the placement of enemies, events and of course loot! Terrain rules allow to quickly create different planetary conditions.

Scenarios can be played individually or as part of a Campaign game: in this case a flowchart will (randomly) determine the next mission; as an example, after a “Exploration” mission a bad roll could send your characters on the “Ambush” scenario. Characters on a Campaign will be able to improve their characteristics, but with the improvement of the Reputation Level of your Crew, your enemies will also become stronger.

Activation of units (friendly and enemies) is managed with a pool of activation markers, but you can never be sure that every unit will be activated. When an “Enemy” marker is drawn by the pool you will roll on the ENEMY ACTIVATION table in the current Scenario to determine the unit to activate and its orders.


  • Game Rules
  • 11 Scenarios
  • 9 Enemy Sheets (39 different adversaries)
  • 1 Character sheet
  • 4 Table sheets
  • 1 Campaign Roster
  • 1 Campaign Sheet
  • 48 markers

Additional free components for the game will be available on the Studium CMLXV site.

Blood in Space is fully compatible with the fantasy rules for Blood on the Blade: you can buy them together by selecting the new bundle /product/239683/Solo-Skrimish-Rules-Bundle-BUNDLE

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Michael C December 07, 2018 12:14 am UTC
This looks like fun and I was wondering what kind of terrain should one have for the game? The description states "eleven Scenarios covering iconic sci-fi scenes like exploring the planet surface, attacking an enemy base, searching an abandoned starship, freeing prisoners"
I can use Space Hulk tiles for the starship and maybe the base. When setting up, how detailed does it go into how to setup the terrain? Is it possible to see one of the scenarios? Thanks.
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Daniele V April 10, 2018 8:08 am UTC
The rules have been updated just some days after their release, and this is frankly rather disappointing, really. Now I would like to know if i have to download everything again, or just the rules file? Thank you.
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Henrik L April 10, 2018 4:55 pm UTC
If you reprint the Standard Tables (one page) (Or add the missing negative modifier for shooting beyond normal weapons range), replace the second action 'Overwatch' with 'Guard in the rules section 2.6.2, replace 'The Pit' with 'Big Hunt' in rules section 5.4, and "Scout" with "Exploration" in rules section 5.9 you should be ok.
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Daniele V April 11, 2018 5:28 am UTC
Thank you.
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Colin M April 07, 2018 1:09 am UTC
'... Many micro-details are left to the player ...' Can you give a little more info, what kind of micro-details this might be? I've looked at Blood on the Blade for some clues.
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Henrik L April 10, 2018 5:30 pm UTC
(Disclaimer: I am not the designer, so this is my take on the statement)
The rules instruct you which enemy unit to activate, what he targets, and how to interpret his order, but there might be situations where e.g. you should decide whether to let him take cover behind the left- or rightmost crate in order to maximize his cover, and minimize the risk of return fire. The game engine is the same as in Blood on the Blade, with minor changes to take it into a Sci-fi setting. I found more details on: (Referred to as Studium CMLXV site above, entries March+April 2018)
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