So if the original Starships & Spacemen was so great, why a second edition?
The primary reason for the second edition is to flesh out the rules surrounding characters in a way that makes the game compatible with Labyrinth Lord. In the original game, there were very few rules for handling characters except in combat. Now the game is attached to the system in Labyrinth Lord, which provides additional information about adventuring. The alien creatures have also been converted, with a large number of new creatures. The excellent rules for starships and space exploration have come across virtually unchanged, though some areas have been expanded. The book has been organized differently to account for all of the new information, and now includes more referee advice. But, for fans of the original version of the game, the first edition will always remain in print.
This game is fully compatible with Labyrinth Lord, which is important to a lot of people so that creatures and other materials can be used across genres. You can easily add wizards to your Starships & Spacemen game, or make dwarves and halflings an alien race. Bring mutants into the fray with Mutant Future!
It is my hope that you take this book and recapture some of the classic adventures that stimulated our imaginations. Boldly go forth and explore new parts of your own fictional galaxy!