Starfire New Empires was an expansion that provided a set of campaign rules for the Second Edition (Boxed Set) of Starfire, allowing players to create their own races and explore, expand, research, and conquer within the Starfire Universe. The Starfire series is a series of games which simulate combat in space at sub-light speed. Galactic travel is accomplished through "Warp Points" which connect star systems in a random manner. Ships are made up of various combat and non-combat systems each represented by a letter (or combination of letters). A "word" makes up a ship. Movement is on an "endless" hex map, and occurs in 6 impulses. As damage is done between ships, letters are crossed off from left to right within the "word" until the ship is destroyed.