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DescriptionThe gateway to the New York Rocket Field is your first step of a space voyage in which you may choose one of three career paths to follow, here at the dawn of the interstellar Empire. Homesteaders must find a hospital planet on which to farm, raise a family and conquer the environment. Miners must find a high-density planet in a search for material wealth. Missionaries seek out populated planets to preach to the masses. Each path into the space frontier has its dangers, and a misstep may have bloody consequences.
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DevelopmentAfter Game Designers Workshop successfully sued Edu Ware Services for copyright infringement of their Traveler pen-and-paper role-playing-game, EduWare ceased production of their Space series and replaced it with a new science fiction RPG, of which this game was the first of the Empire Trilogy.
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