15 Trippy Space Stories D&D Fans Should Check Out Before Spelljammer

Spelljammer: Adventures in Space: confirmed! But not until August 2022. Fortunately, psychedelic space fantasy is everywhere and there’s more than enough to keep you entertained until then. I admit it… it’s mostly games. I have a niche, what can I say? Grab your dice, remotes, e-book readers, and headphones — here’s some media to keep you busy.


Necronautilus is a stoner-metal science-fantasy tabletop role-playing game from World Champ Game Co that delves into the memory, sensibility, and subjectivity of ethics.

treasure planet

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Space pirates, weird robots, combination of 2D and 3D animation, funny aliens, strange planets, treasure planet has a bit of everything, and it’s available on Disney+.

Galactic 2nd

A star wars emulator, Galactic by Riley Rethal uses a token-based Belonging Outside Belonging game engine to tell the stories of rebels during a war.

Gideon the ninth

If you haven’t read Gideon the ninth, a frankly iconic book by Tamsyn Muir, literally go do it right now. Lesbian necromancers in space unravel a puzzle mystery in a haunted house with literal tests of God. Dazzling. Stunning. Hilarious.

Mothership: Degraded descent

Much has been made of Mothership (and for good reason!), but Gradual descent is the eerie, ghostly expansion of the D100 Space Death System that creates a labyrinth of the Deep, the carcass of a giant AI-controlled machine in space.

Mission to Zyxx

A hilarious, largely improvised, space comedy Mission to Zyxx is a complete podcast after five seasons and hours of clever and ridiculous sitcom episodes.

space opera

This one’s for the space bards! Absolutely hilarious book space opera is Eurovision, in space, for the fate of the Earth. It’s wonderfully cheeky and full of Douglas Adams humor, and there are some incredibly cathartic moments.


Orbitalby Jack Harrison/Mousehole Press is another great game set on a space station, using the Belonging Outside Belonging system.

The fifth Element

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An absolute classic of weird space, The fifth Element is an incredible action-packed film with protagonists Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich kicking ass across the universe. It’s an absurd action-comedy with brilliant characters and a crazy plot that ends at the end.

star eater

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A city floating in space must rely on a group of lesbian nuns to protect them from the invading zombie armies cursed by the goddess in star eater by Kerstin Hall. This book is wildly imaginative, gory, and will absolutely rock you.

city ​​of flesh

Another gorefest of an RPG, city ​​of flesh combines epic fantasy, incredible lore building, and a new civilization under many moons in this tarot engine deck that has you exploring the decaying carcass of a dead colossus god.


self-published by Matt Eammons Gardener is a masterpiece of art and storytelling that follows a small group of characters as they struggle to survive on a bankrupt colonial planet. It’s about losing, accepting and finding something worth living for.

Orbital Blues

More space western than space sorcery, Orbital Blues is an amazing game full of aesthetic nuances and clever mechanics that encourage players to bet on themselves when all the cards are down and your chips are out.

space jam

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I will not apologize. space jam is spell scrambler Just with your fantasy sports team, engage in gladiatorial combat to determine the galactic fate of Earth. It’s perfect and there is no sequel.

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