UniverseA sci-fi game around interstellar adventure in a free-market Federation (similar to Traveller)¸ featuring semi-realistic high tech and prevalent psionics¸ but with little background information. The system is a complex percentile skill system¸ with the bonus to the roll being the square of the skill. The character creation and combat systems are both particularly involved. - A description from https://darkshire.net/jhkim/rpg/encyclopedia/ with kind permission of John H. Kim
3 editions-1st-1981 (boxed set)¸ SPI; 2nd-1981 (2 books)¸ SPI; 3rd-1982 (1 book)¸ SPI. 2 books¸ maps¸ counters. Maybe an alternative to "Space Opera" but with a strong wargame influence¸ Universe delivers a fairly complete system-23 character professions¸ robot design tables¸ a efficient planetary generator etc. Starships combat situation can be played with Delta Vee¸ a boardgame supplement.Lost RPG Treasures
Become the master of your destiny as you journey amid the stars in search of wealth¸ glory¸ and wisdom. Share the trials and triumphs of adventures on unknown worlds¸ boldly confront the dangers of deep space¸ and revel in the satisfaction of quests attained in the glittering cosmos of Universe. Designed as the definitive game of a whole new generation of character-action adventure products¸ Universe contains a 76-page gamemasters guide¸ 24-page adventure guide¸ 16-page tactical space combat rules booklet¸ 22x33 four-color interstellar display¸ 17x22 tactical display¸ and 200 tactical playing pices.