Starship Troopers: The Roleplaying Game is an Open Gaming License (OGL or "d20")-based role-playing game produced by Mongoose Publishing in 2005. The game is based upon the Starship Troopers novel by Robert A. Heinlein, two movies Starship Troopers and Starship Troopers 2: Hero of the Federation), and the CGI animated television series Roughnecks: Starship Troopers Chronicles. While it is impossible to seamlessly merge all three different interpretations, this RPG does not pick one over the other, instead merging the three as best it can.

There are two editions of the game; the original hardcover book, published in 2005; and a softcover pocket edition, published in 2006.

Published supplementsEdit

Mongoose Publishing have released the following supplements:

  • Starship Troopers RPG (2005)
  • Starship Troopers RPG Pocket Edition (2006)
  • Blaze of Glory 1: Alamo Bay (more novel than RPG supplement)
  • Starship Troopers Floorplans
  • The Selvache Incident
  • Boot Camp
  • The United Citizens' Federation
  • The Arachnid Empire
  • Mobile Infantry Field Manual
  • Ambush at Altair

Mobile InfantryEdit

In Starship Troopers: The Roleplaying Game, players play as units from the Mobile Infantry (though the ability to play as a Skinny is granted).

Mobile Infantry ClassesEdit

  • Mobile Infantry Trooper
  • Chaplain
  • Comms Trooper
  • Engineer
  • Field Medic
  • Hero of the Federation/Veteran
  • Light Armour Trooper
  • Marauder Driver
  • Neodog Handler
  • Officer Cadet
  • Pathfinder
  • Sniper

Other ClassesEdit

There are other classes in the game that players can play as if they choose not to be in the Mobile Infantry.

  • Special Services Agent
  • Telepath
  • Memory Man
  • Lucky Man
  • Civilian
  • Fleet Officer
  • Skinny Raider

M.I. Weaponry and ExplosivesEdit

The weapon assortment in the game originates from the book, both movies, and the TV series. However, some are original for the game itself.

  • TW-99-S Belcher Shotgun
  • M-780A5 Birdbolt AA Missile
  • M-295 Bugshot Launcher Round
  • M-904C Chem Grenade
  • Combat Knife
  • TW-109-E Emancipator Heavy Pistol
  • M-781A1 Falcon AA Missile
  • M-714A2 Firecracker HE Missile
  • M-209 Flechette Launched Round
  • M-909S Fog Grenade
  • M-902F Fragmentation Grenade
  • M-291 Fragmentation Launched Round
  • SW-226-F Hel Infantry Flamer
  • M-901 HI-EX Grenade
  • M-766A1 Holepunch Heap Missile
  • SW-404 Javelin Missile Launcher
  • SW-401 Longbow Missile Launcher
  • Machete
  • TW-203-A Morita Assault Rifle
  • TW-201-S Morita Carbine
  • TW-201-L Morita Long Sniper Rifle
  • XW-110-G1 Morita Underslung Grenade Launcher
  • XW-103-S7 Morita Underslung Shotgun
  • XW-137-A3 Morita Underslung Trench Sweeper
  • TW-102-S Peacemaker Pistol
  • M-998A1 Pee-Wee Atomic Missile
  • M-908P Plasma Munition
  • SW-414 Raiper AA Missile Launcher
  • TW-111-P Reaper Pistol
  • M-791A1 Reaver Heat Missile
  • CC-176-EA Shock Stick
  • SW-408 Shredder Squad Support Cannon
  • M-905T Thermo Charge
  • TW-121-F Tinderbox Flamer
  • Toad Charge
  • SW-402 Triple Thud Grenade Launcher



There are many different types of equipment for players to use, from medical packs to neodogs.

  • Ammunition Bandoleer
  • Bolt Cutter
  • Canteen
  • Chemical Kit
  • Combat Belt
  • Comms Pack
  • Communications Set
  • Company Standard
  • Databox
  • Demolition Kit
  • Duct Tape
  • Electrical Toolkit
  • Field Rations
  • First Aid Kit
  • Handcuffs
  • Holovid Camera
  • Lizard Line
  • M2 Drop Capsule
  • Mechanical Toolkit
  • Medical Kit
  • Multipurpose Tool
  • Neodog Pannier Bags
  • Neodog MK1
  • Neodog MK2
  • Neodog Pathfinder
  • Pharmacist Kit
  • Search-and-Rescue Kit
  • Unicard
  • WASP Pack


Cybernetics in the game enhance the player's body or replace lost limbs.

  • Advanced Bionic Eye
  • Advanced Bionic Eye- Combat Model
  • Advanced Bionic Lungs
  • Artificial Digestive System
  • Artificial Organ
  • Advanced Prosthetic Leg
  • Core Comb
  • Cyberarmour
  • Fear Suppresser
  • Integrated Gyro System
  • Integrated Weapon Mount
  • Internal Comm System
  • Power Arm
  • Prosthetic Arm
  • Prosthetic Leg
  • Range Finding Bionic Eye
  • Redundant Biosystems
  • Reflex Enhancment
  • Scent Analyser
  • System Link


There are many vehicles for players to use during the game, some of which are from either the book, movies, or series from which Starship Troopers: The Roleplaying Game originates from. Other vehicles are original for the game itself.

Vehicle and Emplacement WeaponryEdit

On vehicles, stations, or platforms, there can be weapons for the players to use. They are:

  • Micro Support Weapon Platform
  • Reliant Weapons Platform
  • Stalwart Bug Field Generator
  • SW-490 Blizzard Missile Pack
  • SW-X28 Bugbroom Support Laser
  • Chickenhawk Utility Claws
  • MW-206 Derringer Light Rotary Cannon
  • MW-268 Firestorm Missile System
  • MW-211 Hail Mary Mortar
  • SW-422 Hellseed Y-Rack Grenade Launcher
  • SW-219-F Inferno Support Flamer
  • IW-203-A Morita Ape Special
  • MW-272 Plasmatic Cannon
  • MW-X28 Scythe Laser Cannon
  • MW-265 Sixgun Rotary Cannon
  • MW-558 Spitball Rocket Launcher
  • MW-269 Thermic Lance
  • MW-97 Thunderstrike Cannon
  • MW-209 Trip Hammer Mortar
  • MW-5050 Twin-Fifty Autocannon

M.I. RanksEdit

Many promotions can be achieved by how the player plays during the game. All players start as recruits.

  • Recruit
  • Private
  • Lance Corporal
  • Corporal
  • Sergeant
  • Senior Sergeant
  • Sergeant Major
  • Lieutenant Third Class
  • Lieutenant Second Class
  • Lieutenant First Class
  • Captain
  • Major
  • Lieutenant Colonel
  • Colonel
  • Sky Marshal
  • Sky Marshal-in-Chief

Fleet RanksEdit

Playing as a Fleet Officer, players may achieve these ranks:

  • Cadet
  • Ensign
  • Mate
  • Sub-Lieutenant
  • Master
  • Lieutenant
  • Wing Commander
  • Lieutenant Commander
  • Commander
  • Captain
  • Commodore
  • Rear Admiral
  • Admiral
  • Sky Marshal
  • Sky Marshal-in-Chief

Combat AwardsEdit

The combat awards are given after a player has proved themselves worthy to obtain it. Depending on the Game Master, they can be from simple to obtain to not able to be obtained at all.

  • Citation for Meritorious Service
  • Combat Action Medal
  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Good Conduct Medal
  • Legion of Merit Medal
  • Medal of Valor
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Unit Medal
  • Mobile Infantry Cross
  • Purple Heart
  • Theatre Ribbons
  • Valorous Unit Medal
  • Veteran Combat Medal
  • War College Medal

Arachnid armyEdit

In Starship Troopers: The Roleplaying Game, the players fight against the Arachnids from the book, movies, and series.


  • Acid Rippler Bug
  • Blaster Bug
  • Blister Bug
  • Brain Bug
  • Breeder Bug
  • Bug Larva
  • Burrower Bug
  • Carrion Bug
  • Chariot Bug
  • Cliff Mite
  • Coakroach Bug
  • Control Bug
  • Firefry
  • Guard Bug
  • Hopper Bug
  • Infiltrator Bug
  • Kamikaze Rippler Bug
  • King Tanker
  • Mantis Assassin Bug
  • Mantis Hunter Bug
  • Minion Bug
  • Nurser Bug
  • Overseer Bug
  • Plasma Bug
  • Queen Bug
  • Rippler Bug
  • Spider Bug
  • Tanker Bug
  • Tiger Warrior Bug
  • Transport Bug
  • Warrior Bug
  • Water Tiger Bug
  • Worker Bug

Skinny armyEdit

Inside Starship Troopers RPG and Starship Troopers RPG Pocket Edition there is a group of Skinnies for the players to use. The listed Skinnies to battle are:

  • Skinny 1st Level Civilian
  • Skinny 1st Level Raider
  • Skinny 2nd Level Raider (Gunner)
  • Skinny 2nd Level Raider (Leader)
  • Skinny 2nd Level Raider (Spotter)

Skinny WeaponryEdit

Skinnies have many unique weapons in the game.

  • Grab Net
  • Powered Glove
  • Boneshard Pistol
  • Constrictor Pistol
  • Light Neural Beamer
  • Boneshard Rifle
  • Constrictor Rifle
  • Neutral Beamer

Grenades and ExplosivesEdit

  • Blind Grenade
  • Sleeper Grenade
  • Vertigo Grenade


There are numerous planets to wage war on throughout the game. Though more are stated, only some of the planets have information about them, what they are used for, and their infestation level.

Listed PlanetsEdit

These Planets are found in the core rulebook of the game, along with information on the planet and what it can or is used for.

  • Sol
  • Earth
  • Luna
  • Mars
  • Europa
  • Titan
  • Pluto
  • Alpha Centauri
  • Hesperus
  • Hod
  • Proxima
  • Barnard's Star
  • Castus
  • Pollor
  • Sirius
  • Epsilon Eridani
  • Ursa Majoris
  • Wolf 294
  • Altair
  • Sigma Draconis
  • Eta Cassiopei
  • Rho Eridani
  • The Trio (Vendis, Xi Bootis, and Lelande 25372)
  • Shoreridge
  • Cincinnati
  • Formalhault
  • Alpha Hydrae

Other PlanetsEdit

These planets can be found in The Arachnid Empire book to battle against the Arachnids for.

  • Berat
  • Culath
  • Gagahna
  • Jokell
  • Halnaugh
  • Hisiwa
  • Klendathu
  • Median
  • Procellus
  • Pyro
  • Regelant
  • Stukkend
  • Surrelesh
  • Urestes

Second versionEdit

The Starship Troopers Role-Playing Game is currently being redone, and in the future it will be using Traveller rules set, and will include all alien races, the Arachnids, the Skinnies, the Forth, and the Coven.

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