Here we are looking at titles for Science Fiction
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Sometimes resources for science fiction games are harder to find than for their fantasy counterparts.
So here we have things for all kinds of sci-fi.
There is also a Generators Guide for Sci-Fi
Some PDFs are much larger and comprehensive.
- Dicegeeks has The Book of Random Tables: Science Fiction and The Book of Random Tables: Science Fiction 2 have many d100 tables. There is a more focused one on Sci-Fi Facilities
- The Sci-fi Bundle Collection from Grinning Skull Studios has several pdf tables for alien race names, rumours and starship names.
- Ken Wickham has something different with Grammar Fuel: Science Fiction Genre and Subgenres with 42 d100 lists for nouns, adjectives and adverbs.
- Cheaper options are the Science Fiction Codex of Lists and Science Fiction Codex of Lists 2 from JEN Games with 300+ pages of assorted lists of varying length.
- Ennead Games has a huge bundle of 30+ titles in the Sci-Fi Collection 2019
Free and Pay What You Want Options
If you like pdfs and random tables then there are some options. And where you find one you might find more...
- Never Engine has a Planet Generator Planet Generator
- Kai Pütz a.k.a Gregorius21778 has 100 names for androids and other artificial beings and 100 names for starships in private hands
To find more related titles by a particular publisher the "Customers Who Bought This Title also Purchased" bar at the bottom of product description is useful.
- Ennead Games has Space & Sci-Fi Encounter Concepts using two 2d100 tables for a quick encounter. Also has SciFi objects and many other sci-fi tables
- Azukail Games has 100 Derelict and Wrecked Spaceships to Encounter, 100 Problems to Encounter on a Starship and other space-related titles
- D10 Dimensions gives us Deep Space Backwater Planetoid Generator and 100 Escape Pods - Vol 1: In Space. Plus many similar space and cyberpunk titles.
- Fishwife Games has 100 Bits of Space Junk and 100 Starship Salvage Finds and more similar tables found in their wider catalogue
Traveller is one of the olders sci-fi rpgs and has always encouraged random generation. Some titles made for it include
- the d66 Compendium and d66 Compendium 2 from Jon Brazer Enterprises, with lots of d6 x d6 lists in each.
- the Lifeform Maker from Ennead Games which creates alien creatures and life forms.
- Sci-fi Bar Bundle from Azukail Games
- Alien Body Plans from WMB Saltworks with first in series being Hexapods and Other Ecdysozoa
- For something different Chaos Gen (me) has Alliterative Adversaries - Non Fantasy Random Tables with comical clones, monstrous mechs and taunting time travellers.
This will get updated in the future, but leave a comment with other titles if you have one to share.