Survive. Solve. Save. Pick one.

Mothership is a sci-fi horror roleplaying game where you and your crew try to survive in the most inhospitable environment in the universe: outer space! You'll excavate dangerous derelict spacecraft, explore strange unknown worlds, exterminate hostile alien life, and examine the horrors that encroach upon your every move. Choose from one of four classes:

  • Teamsters, the rough and tumble workers. More versatile at first level, Teamsters can be anything from engineers, to pilots, to asteroid miners. If Ripley from Aliens is your hero, then you'll want to play a Teamster.
  • Scientists, doctors, researches or anyone who wants to slice open aliens (or infected crew members) with a scalpel. Become an expert in genetics or xenobiology - or protect your crew from deadly viruses.
  • Androids are an exciting and terrifying addition to any crew. Powerful due to their supreme intellect, speed, and near-immunity to fear, they tend to unnerve other crew members with their cold inhumanity.
  • Marines are here to shoot bugs and chew bubblegum. They're handy in a fight, and better when grouped together, but be wary when a marine panics because it could spell doom for the rest of your crew.

Mothership is actively in development, with limited print releases of the beta at most major conventions (Origins, Gen Con, BGGCon).


devblog & playtesting

If you're interested in following along with our progress, you can read all about Mothership's development here

If you're interested in playtesting, give Sean a shout on Twitter.


resources & downloads

Please feel free to download and print out these character sheets and player aids for your Mothership game. In all seriousness, if you have the Cheat Sheet and the Character Sheet, you have the basic rules and character creation rules in two pages. That's more than enough to start running and hacking your own version of Mothership for free. In the future, we'll be looking to add some alternate character sheet for more advanced players (these won't include rules for character generation on them, freeing up space for your custom loadouts, etc.) as well as some character sheet for pre-built starships. Let us know what else you'd like to see.


character sheet

8.5x11" Character sheet. Includes all the instructions for character creation on the page, as well as a Skill Tree flowchart for tracking your character's progress. Class options and starting equipment loadouts included as well.


ship creation sheet

8.5x11" Ship creation sheet. Includes simple and intuitive instructions for building a starship on the page, as well as room for layout and design. Build a mining frigate, shuttle, hunter, freighter, or troopship. The options are limitless.


mercenary character sheets

8.5x11" Mercenary sheet. Sometimes you need to hire mercenaries to help get the job done. Mercenaries have more limited stats than regular characters. Each sheet holds four "mini" mercenary sheets.


player's cheat sheet

5.5x8.5" Cheat sheet. Contains the basic rules and procedures in Mothership, including the basic mechanics, combat, stress & panic rules. Two can fit on a page and make good handouts for new players.

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