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Five Parsecs From Home - Solo Adventure Wargaming

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Five Parsecs From Home is an rpg-lite solo adventure wargame where you assemble a ragtag crew of galactic trailblazers and head out to explore the stars, pick up jobs, and every now and then —  engage in some action-packed, sci-fi combat!

Battles are procedurally generated with huge combinations of enemies, weapons, battlefield circumstances and objectives whether fighting rivals or carrying out jobs.

With each encounter you earn experience and loot, progressing your crew and story as you send your crew to look for contacts, trade, explore the colony, recruit replacements or train up their skills.

The game is playable with any miniatures you have on hand and requires only a small number to get started, making it ideal for both experienced and new science fiction gamers. All you need is a few six-sided dice and a couple of ten-sided dice. 

  • 184 page PDF packed full of full-colour art
  • A fast-moving system, built for solo gaming from the ground up.
  • RPG-lite adventure wargame experience with miniatures.
  • Create a wide range of characters whether human, alien or robot.*
  • Miniatures agnostic - use whatever you have
  • After each battle, your crew may die from their injuries or level up and find new items and information.
  • Upgrade your starship with expansion modules *
  • Procedurally generate a huge array of possible missions, with more than 50 enemy types.
  • Random tables for towns, trade, character events and starship travel.
  • 5 difficulty settings and super-hard Black and Red Zone jobs*
  • Extensive options for Game Mastering scenarios, allowing complex RPG-like campaigns to be played with connected scenario plots, environmental hazards and factional conflict.*
  • 7 stage narrative solo campaign*

This is a full retail edition of the community favourite solo sci-fi wargame by Ivan Sorensen of Nordic Weasel games and comes with lots of new content (noted with a * above), full graphic layout design and lots of stunning full-colour art throughout. 

Keep an eye on the official home for the living FAQ and bonus content and blogs!

https://www.modiphius.net/pages/five-parsecs

 
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Jeffrey G June 08, 2021 9:05 pm UTC
So how's that "US Shipping at the end of May" coming along? I really would like to buy the book+PDF but can't justify a shipping cost nearly equal to the price of the book! Eager to hear!
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Ivan S June 08, 2021 11:48 pm UTC
From what I know, books are headed into distribution but getting anything shipped anywhere international right now is painfully slow. Soooon.
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Steven F June 12, 2021 4:28 pm UTC
Last I heard was mid/Late July probably.
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Scott H June 14, 2021 6:59 pm UTC
Amazon has the print version listed. Available as soon as December 2021.
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Chris B June 15, 2021 9:03 am UTC
PUBLISHER
they're likely playing safe it will be with US distribution in August, so Amazon soon after
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Jeff M June 08, 2021 5:08 pm UTC
WARGAME VAULT STAFF
testing
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Lee S June 05, 2021 10:38 pm UTC
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Great game but needs a Print on Demand option.

$20 is a bit steep for a pdf, but I overlooked that because of everything I saw in the reviews.
I don't regret getting it. The game is amazing.

However, already spending $20 for the pdf makes me come to a hard stop on buying the physical copy, which would cost me another $69.

Here's hoping for a cheaper print alternative.

See my review for more info.
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Damien L June 06, 2021 12:04 am UTC
Lee, nice review. I am not associated with Modiphius in any way but I am mildly confident if you send them an email they may offer a discount given you purchased the PDF here. Fingers crossed. I like you, read and watched enthusiastic reviews and decided I wanted it. Buying direct from Modiphius gets you the pdf for free but with shipping that was just shy of $100 AUD. I am fortunate though as I could preorder it from my local bits and mortar store for $55 and considered buying the PDF here for $26 as that was better value. But Modiphius is part of the bits and mortar program so I reached out to them, sent a copy of my receipt, and they sent me the PDF for no cost! I was stoked. $55 for the physical copy and pdf is a steal IMHO. $80 odd is towards the steep end but it looks like a great game so most likely worth it. Need to play it first to confirm. Think I'm going to love the stories generated each campaign turn as I roll on all those tables.
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Damien L June 06, 2021 12:12 am UTC
Must be a character limit on replies ...
Wanted to add rolling up my first crew alone was a ton of fun. A name generator would be a boon here ... For PCs, patrons, rivals, and planet generation ...
Good luck! And happy gaming!!
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Lee S June 06, 2021 1:09 am UTC
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Thanks, Damien.
Character creation is fun. And a snap to do! :-)

I may wait for it to show up on Amazon. I get free shipping there, so that'll take some of the sting out.

For a name generator, I'd recommend Donjon's site. Another great resource is Inspiration Pad Pro, available here on DTRPG for free.
It took a fair bit of work, but I made a 1950s pulp name generator using a list of popular names from that time.

I was a bit worried during my first session, when two of my heroes were taken out. But they both lived to see another day. I do like that small bit of tension of not knowing who survived. It makes you want to be extra cautious.

I think once I get the game down, it wouldn't be too hard to expand the game with some trade ideas from Traveller, too.

So far, I've adopted a space map I put together for White Star over to it. It's from GURPS Space. I added jump points between the systems, as I played a lot of X3: Terran Conflict....See more
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Lee S June 06, 2021 5:56 am UTC
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I added a link just now at the end of my review that goes to a report of my first play session, if you're interested.
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Ivan S June 09, 2021 1:52 pm UTC
Expansion 1 will have colony, starship and world name generators :-) - Authorguy.
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John S June 05, 2021 9:38 pm UTC
PURCHASER
The "Unknown Rivals Table in the Battle chapter (p.94)" as mentioned on page 24 doesn't seem to exist.
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Lee S June 06, 2021 1:10 am UTC
PURCHASER
Far right column of the 'Enemy Encounter Category Tables'.
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John S June 06, 2021 5:34 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Oh wow, there it is; I was expecting a standalone table - thanks for your help!!
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Lee S June 07, 2021 3:25 am UTC
PURCHASER
Not a problem. Safe travels to your crew!
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June 01, 2021 9:18 am UTC
PURCHASER
I purchased this last week and I'm in love with the game. The one thing it desperately needs, in my opinion, is a printer friendly version. Even one that just strips out the photos would be good. My printer is lousy with pictures so my print is unpleasant to look at and difficult to read.
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John P May 31, 2021 11:16 am UTC
Ah, apologies just found the link to the Print version on the Modiphius site..
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John P May 31, 2021 11:10 am UTC
Looks interesting, Is there a POD version for this?
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David J May 30, 2021 2:57 pm UTC
This is advertised as a solo game. Could the game support multiple players at the table?
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Ivan S May 30, 2021 3:23 pm UTC
Author here: There is a section about co-op play (with two players splitting the crew between them and playing together) and that works great.
Though "full co op" where you each bring a full crew will be in expansion 1.
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David J May 30, 2021 3:41 pm UTC
Thank you for the fast response, and the expansion sounds great!
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Patrick B May 30, 2021 4:59 am UTC
What does this $20 pdf offer those of us who already bought the Nordic Weasel version of this game?
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Ivan S May 30, 2021 3:24 pm UTC
Author here:
The blog post here https://fivemennormandy.blogspot.com/2021/03/five-parsecs-new-version-faq.html should cover most of the new stuff at the bottom.
Short version: I stuffed in a LOT of new content as well as just shining everything up.
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Lee S May 28, 2021 2:35 am UTC
I bought the print copy and got the pdf.
So can not leave this in Review area.


Had it about 2 weeks now, played 2 missions.

The combat is fairly simple, but the Campaign is very rich and detailed.
Dodging rivals, while doing a host of missions, keeping your patrons happy, your ship debt paid off, is just the start.

One of the best solo systems I have tried.

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Ivan S May 30, 2021 4:29 pm UTC
Glad you are enjoying it!
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Jeff M May 27, 2021 7:00 pm UTC
Looks quite interesting as a roguelite tabletop game.
Need to check the gameplay YT vid on the faq page.
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