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Star Thrust Racers - Space Racing in the 22nd Century



Star Thrust Racers is a fast-paced, dynamic, multi-player game system designed for the use of 3D spaceship models/miniatures (many of which are available via on hex gridded game surfaces. Each player controls one Space Racer and will race around a pre-set-up racecourse. The first player to cross the finish line wins but unscrupulous opponents are never far behind.

Star Thrust Racers is a risk-taking, nail-biting, fast-playing sci-fi racing game with quick-setup times. Players do not have to wait long for their turn to move or resolve combat. The basics are obvious, the first racer to traverse the racecourse and cross the finish line wins, although this is not as easy as it may first appear especially since your opponents are determined to beat you at almost any cost. Cheating is frowned upon by race officials, but only when viewed on their sensors -- outside sensor range it is a free-for-all out there in the vast black. You have been warned!

Nail Biting, Risk-Taking Action!

Three Space Racers
"Three scratch-built Space Racers skirting an Asteroid Field"

Choose Your Engine System Carefully. Your corporate sponsors will offer you several engine systems to install and power your Space Racer. You will choose one of these as your main power plant. Your corporate sponsors will also give you a few under-the-table cheat devices (Corporate Cheats) and you are free to purchase an illegal weapon system, or two, or perhaps purchase pilot skills instead... this is all up to you! You are, however, recommended to purchase at least one weapon system. Then you'll at least be able to return fire upon unscrupulous competitors. May the best pilot win the coveted Star Thrust Racers Championship Trophy!

Risk-Taking is Encouraged! Completing maneuvers successfully is what it is all about, shaving off a few seconds here and there off your time, but this is never a sure thing. The game movement system is alternating, but your strategy is what counts. Play it safe and you will come in third or fourth place. Take risks, fly fast, ignore fear, run at full throttle through ever-shifting fields of asteroids and you just may have a chance at winning the race! Those who dare win or are at least are remembered by those who do. Fly hard; win hard!

NOTE: Star Thrust Racers uses 8-sided dice.

Running an Asteroid Field
"Running an Asteroid Field" (Space Ship model from "Irrational Designs" via"

Star Thrust Racers Rulebook:

Book: Standard 8.5 x 11 inches with full-color cover art is included.

Interior Rulebook: 40 pages with full-color photos, charts/tables & graphic elements (15 pages focus on rules. The remaining pages focus on gameplay support with examples of play and combat, racecourse designs, strategy, and a lot more).

Star Thrust Racers rules are designed to be played using 3D ship models/miniatures on a hex game surface or using the 2D PDF playing pieces provided with the game. Playing on a hex game surface allows players to move and maneuver quickly and easily, speeding up gameplay.

Star Thrust Racers: Additional PDF Game Files












NOTE: Many of the additional PDF Files are optional, not essential for gameplay.

Star Thrust Racers Setup
"Star Thrust Racers game setup with homemade asteroids, beacons, and a scratch-built Space Station on a game mat"

Star Thrust Racers Game Comes With:

 Printable Hex Game Boards: Game board surfaces are provided with the game in two sizes (36x24-inches and 36x36-inches) with your choice of four different hex sizes (1", 1.5", 1.75", and 2"). Take these PDF files to Staples/Office Depot (or the equivalent service outlet) for printing and laminating.

Suggestions For Alternative Game Components: A section of the rulebook details how to make or purchase inexpensive game components bypassing the need to print many of the PDF files provided with this game.

PDF Space Racer Markers: 2D PDF printable Space Racer markers/spaceship racers designed by artist, Gary Lyons, who also rendered the game cover art. These markers are given in four sizes to fit 1", 1.5", 1.75", and 2" size hexes.

Space Stations: During races, space stations function as Pit-Stops for quick repairs of damaged Space Racers. They are not just as eye candy on the game board although many of the Space Station models available through certain are beautiful models. In the rulebook, there is a section that explains how to scratch-build your own Space Stations and where to purchase their components inexpensively. Build your own amazing retro Sci-Fi Space Station in under 4-hours! (see the Space Station examples below).

NOTE: The best way to use the rulebook is to print out the pages at Staples/Office Depot and then place the printed pages into clear, protective plastic sleeves, and then place these into a 3-ring binder.

Space Stations
"Scratch-Built Space Stations: 4.25-inch diameter; under $8 USD each; 4-hours or less each to construct, paint, and decal.
Photos of construction and where to obtain the inexpensive parts are given and shown in the game rules."

NOTE: All files within this package are password protected. The first PDF file I sold, many years ago, wasn't password-protected, and to my surprise, within 7 days of purchasing my file, someone removed my copyrights and name, replaced them with their own name, and copyright, and was selling my product. I will never make this mistake again.

(Star Thrust Racers game rules was first published on 8 March 2022)

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Andrea M July 28, 2022 1:40 pm UTC
I seem to have a problem with printing the "Failed Maneuver Templates". It is password protected against printing. Kind of weird to have printable templates blocked from printing.
Everithing else works just fine
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Andrea M July 28, 2022 1:41 pm UTC
I seem to have a problem with printing the "Failed Maneuver Templates". It is password protected against printing. Kind of weird to have printable templates blocked from printing.
Everything else works just fine
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Eric H November 05, 2022 12:57 am UTC
I will fix this. Sorry for the delay. I do not receive notifications when people leave responses here.
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Eric H November 05, 2022 1:55 am UTC
Fixed the file.
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