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The player's character has just shot down an enemy guard.

The player character is the player's avatar in the game.



  • The pod is the basic vehicle available to the player, used to approach target ships, dock to the airlock, and invade. Multiple types are unlocked as the player progresses.
  • The player has exactly one hit point. If they are shot by the crew or otherwise wounded, they will be knocked out for a time and likely thrown out of the airlock. Death is usually forthcoming.
  • Of course, the player can fight back. Often starting with humble equipment such as wrenches or guns, they will quickly amass a variety of loot from target ships.
  • Player characters may have a number of different traits that reflect the history of a character and affect their gameplay.