Transit takes the bold step of removing you from your organic body and dumping you into a cold, metal cyberbrain in the depths of space. Unlike other RPGs, you are not a member of the crew, but instead the crew's caretaker. Their overseer. Their home. And if need be, their commander that will send them into dangers throughout the black beyond, all the while singing "Daisy" over the loudspeakers.
Your true companions are other members of the fleet. Other AIs tasked with accomplishing the same mission as you, in whatever way each of you sees best. This can mean very different this for a Ship-of-the-line holding statesmen for diplomatic events verus a stealthy gunship that just knows it can get the job done and no one will see it happen.
The true purpose of Transit though is to put exploration and discover at your feet, as there is a large, dangerous, and wonderous galaxy to explore. Might you find new races, wonderous technologies or interesting cultures? That is all for you to decide.
The rules for the game are simple to understand, but fiddly enough to allow each player to feel different and interesting.
The game knows what it wants to be and easily hits the vibes of many Sci-fi favorites from the past.
The hardcover book has a great layout, an index that makes navigation a cinche and information is found right where you think it belongs.
But most importantly, the fun is easy to jump into and can go so many different directions.
Do you want to have an alien invasion that your outgunned ships have to fight off? Done.
Do you want to escort colonies into the dark reaches of space to explore new worlds? Done and Done.
Do you want to explore the questions of "what is alive" and can a machine have true intelligence? This game has it in spades.
So upload yourself today, as there is a galaxy of adventure waiting for you.