Rogue Stars is a character-based science fiction skirmish wargame, where players command crews of bounty hunters, space pirates, merchants, prospectors, smugglers, mercenary outfits, planetary police and other such shady factions from the fringes of galactic civilisation. Crews can vary in size, typically from four to six, and the character and crew creation systems allow for practically any concept to be built. Detailed environmental rules that include options for flora, fauna, gravity, dangerous terrain and atmosphere, and scenario design rules that ensure that missions are varied and demand adaptation and cunning on the parts of the combatants, make practically any encounter possible. Run contraband tech to rebel fighters on an ocean world while hunted by an alien kill-team or hunt down a research vessel and fight zero-gravity boarding actions in the cold depths of space – whatever you can imagine, you can do.
Andrea Sfiligoi is one of those few lucky fellows who can claim they are ´working´ while playing with toy soldiers. The success of his Song of Blades and Heroes line of wargame and roleplaying books, published by Ganesha Games, convinced him to stop doing what he was doing before and write games for a living. Johan Egerkrans is a Swedish illustrator who has been drawing monsters since he was able to pick up a pencil. He has worked as a professional illustrator for more than 15 years, providing illustrations and concept art for games, comics, films, fashion and books. In 2013 he wrote and illustrated Nordiska Vaesen, a book about creatures in Scandinavian folklore, which has sold more than 30,000 copies in Sweden alone. Johan lives and works in Stockholm.