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"D100, exactly five times better than D20"
Has anyone ever used Eclipse Phase ? It is a percentile skill based system. You can download free pdfs of all of the books from the authors blog. It is also written under a Creative Commons License. Sounds like the perfect setting for a conversion to BRP, and you can distribute the results if you follow the conditions of the license.
Eclipse Phase PDFs | Rob Boyle
I think one of the forum members previously attempted converting Eclipse Phase to BRP, but decided in the end that Eclipse Phase was good enough left alone. I think probably plays well as it is, and being d100% based it probably appeals to BRP fans. Not that this helps this forum thread...
Cthulhu Rising is a deep space setting in which the PC astronauts encounter creatures of the Mythos, since deep space is where the baddies came from in the first place. Cthulhu Tech is more of an Earth-based setting of monsters vs. giant robots. Think Toho's Godzilla task force, only they're fighting Mythos critters instead of Japanese kaiju.
If the existing BRP sci-fi material doesn't suit, you can't go wrong with Traveller. It was "the" science fiction game in the same way Call of Cthulhu was "the" horror game. Also take a look at Rocket Rangers!, a free pulp sci-fi setting I wrote for Mini Six, available for download at www.antipaladingames.com. Compared to BRP and even Traveller, Mini Six is pretty quick and dirty, and it uses regular six-sided dice. You can be up and playing in a few minutes. Also consider Legends of Time and Space, another freebie for download at www.darkcitygames.com. It is based on the old The Fantasy Trip, only four pages long, and the free adventure provides basic spaceship combat rules. Another easy to learn and play rule set.
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Eclipse Phase certainly has its adherents at www.rpg.net but I've never actually seen a copy. The blurb's description of Pandora Gates reminds me of the Gate Warden universe in Outpost 19. Apparently ditching your rocketship for doorway interplanetary travel is the in thing. The in-flight meals aren't much to speak of, though. In Traveller, merely getting from one place to another was often an adventure in itself.
"Mind like parachute, function only when open."
But no matter what...it is real hardcore sci-fi!