A roleplaying game of exploration and inter-faction conflict. The players are the owners of an interstellar vessel exploring new and dangerous worlds, trying to pay off their debts while earning favor with the factions they encounter.
In here, within the core of civilized space, inhabited planets and space stations cluster together; an ever-shifting melting pot of wars, vendettas, aggressive commerce and diplomatic incidents. A smart, savvy crew can build prosperity, influence and power by providing services for the right factions and playing them against each other. Out there, past the boundaries of civilized space, lies the frontier of mankind. Thousands of uncharted planets to explore, colonize and exploit. There are no wormholes there; jumps between stars are made blindly by the brave and foolish, never knowing exactly where they'll come out. But there are prizes for those willing to risk the trip. Crystals that can power a ship for a year, dust that grants visions of the future, waters that restore youth. And stranger things still.