Tuttu
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 10:52
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
Hey there,

Some time in the past, I found a game were you can play one of the iconic fantasy races in space. IIRC, dwarves have rocky spaceships and elves have forest-ish spaceship and I don't remember for the other race.

I can't remember if it was a standalone game or a settings for something like D&D.

Do one of you have an idea what it could have been ? I'd like to find it back.
bigbadron
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 12:10
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
It sounds like the AD&D Spelljammer setting.
Prince of Boredom
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 12:16
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
It sounds like you might be talking about Spelljammer, a supplement for 2nd Edition D&D.

Or possibly Warhammer 40,000, but that is a bit less of elves in space and more the descendents of elves 40,000 years in the future in space.

This message was last edited by the user at 12:23, Wed 30 May.

donsr
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 12:23
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
there is the Spelljamme r ( with the space  dwarves most hated   enemy Giant Space  Hamster! )

Also Warhammer  has  Elves  and Dwarf, orc  ect ect   troops  as well. I never played  Warhammer... we messed with  spelljammer a  bit, but not  much.
Tuttu
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 12:45
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
Thanks for your answer.

It's definitively not Warhammer 40K (I would have known otherwise) but it might be Spelljammer. I will take a look at it to see if that was what I was looking for. :)
NowhereMan
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 13:55
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
Might also be the Dragonstar setting for 3.X.
Loremaster
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 16:11
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
Starfinder?
Although that's relatively new, so I guess it depends on how far back "some time in the past" is.
Hunter
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 16:21
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
I did at one point drop Traveller characters into a D&D world.    It depends on how creative you want to be.
evileeyore
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 16:53
Re: RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
Tuttu:
IIRC, dwarves have rocky spaceships and elves have forest-ish spaceship and I don't remember for the other race.

In Spelljammer, dwarves pilot mountain keeps through the flogiston, elves pilot graceful butterfly like ships, humans and most others pilot wooden ships (though goblins and other such liked to make them look like turtles, or other types of creatures), neogi piloted spider like ships, and Illitihid piloted living ships (giant nautilus, squid ships, etc).

As far as 'elf forest spaceship', google is no help.
ShadoPrism
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 16:54
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
Before Spelljammer there was a sci fi game made by TSR. It was like the basic D&D setting but had aliens and the standard fantasy races all as space fairing types. I forget the name but have the core book around here someplace (I got a fairly large collection of games and now days it's a little daunting to go digging for a specific anything in my collection.)
Mrrshann618
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Wed 30 May 2018
at 18:42
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In reply to ShadoPrism (msg # 10):

TSR had Star Frontiers, I think they also had the rights to Buck Rogers.

Star Frontiers still has a following. I think the site hosting it is called "the Star Frontiersman"
praguepride
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Thu 31 May 2018
at 00:39
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
I remember playing the old Buck Rogers DOS RPG game. It was based off of the same engine as the rest of their 90's gold box RPGs. Also they had a Spelljammer RPG although I didn't play that one very far.
ppwhere
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Thu 31 May 2018
at 18:05
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
It maybe a wild guess, but it sounds somewhat similar to Sundered Skies
Tuttu
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Thu 14 Jun 2018
at 15:54
RPG game with space dwarves, elves...
First, sorry for the late answer. I'm been pretty busy IRL and it has been hard to catch up.

Thanks for all your answers. Looking at them, I'm not quite sure what game it was but it's close to Dragonstar or Spelljammer. And it's definitively not Starfinder as I found this game before Starfinder was released.

Anyway, there's now a good selection of games / settings that are close to what I remembered so I should be able to find something that suits my needs.

Once again, thanks everyone. :)