Space D&D isn't about the system you use. It's all about the setting, and a more specific setting than you might realize - but it'll feel familiar nonetheless. It's a setting you've seen across multiple TV shows, movies, and even quite a few space sandbox videogames.
Some of my favorite games involve tactical movement where the risks and rewards are a known quantity. I'm a very visual person, so I think the focus on positioning appeals to me. A recent delve into blogs and forum posts helped me break through my creative block and come up with some core ideas for rpg firefights.
Two of my favorite gunfights in film are the end of Way of the Gun and, well, pretty much any scene from the John Wick movies. I love how Way of the Gun's finale really cares where the characters are relative to each other and what they do tactically to gain the advantage on each … Continue reading The Map is Not the Gunfight (unless it is)