Cepheus Journal 005

Cepheus Journal Issue #005

Cepheus Journal 005Welcome to issue #005 of the Cepheus Journal, the first issue without spaceships on the cover. In this issue, many settings are represented: Fantasy, Modern and Science Fiction.

For fantasy we have an article about Fighting Undead by Bob Weaver and a map of a Hidden Temple by Ade Stewart.

For a modern setting we have an article about British Cold War Tanks by Ewan Spence.

For Science Fiction settings we have Two articles by Neil Lucock. One about clothing and one about world building hellish worlds. We have an article about Jump Theory by Joseph Jaquinta. We have an article about Alternative Rules for Wealth by Ben Gray. Randy McDonald has written an interesting article about the close star Epsilon Indi.

From the editors we have an article about Hydrazine, one about an alien race, and one about an alternative method for planet sizes.

Cepheus Journal Issue #005 can be downloaded from the downloads page.

Lemon and Gold

Lemon and Gold

Lemon and Gold is a Sector generated using the Cepheus Engine rules. It can now be downloaded from its own downloads page.

The Lemon and Gold, Rosalis Cluster, Fantana Spur, and Trans Dolovia sectors are also known as the Palexanda Domain.

The download includes a huge PNG-image (4231 x 5305 pixels), and two text-files with the UWPs and the XML-data.

In this sector there are a number of small pocket empires. There is also the Gebbebem Hive that is problematic for the pocket empires. On a number of worlds close to the Gebbebem Hive, the human population has been exterminated by Gebbebem raiders. The pocket empires recaptured these worlds and killed all the Gebbebem living there. There is now an unsteady peace. Lots of war ships are protecting the human worlds close to the Gebbebem border.

You can read more about the Gebbebem in Cepheus Journal issue #003.

Most of subsector P (Demosalia) belong to the quite large Neo Empire. The planet Sche in Demosalia Subsector is the homeplanet of the Sche, an aquatic race. The Sche weigh about 1600 kg. They have a tough exoskeleton but are still very good swimmers. They use tentacles for manipulating objects (and catching pray). You may find a few Sche on other worlds with water in this subsector.

In subsector D (Palexanda Nebula) there is a spectacular nebula with clouds of dust and gas, which is a stellar nursery full of embryonic stars.

Lemon and Gold Sector can also be found at The Traveller Map.

Lemon and Gold

Lemon and Gold Sector is Open Content.

Cepheus Journal Issue #004

Cepheus Journal Issue #004Welcome to issue #004 of the Cepheus Journal, the thickest issue yet at 56 pages. In this issue, many settings are represented: Historical, Modern and Science Fiction.

For historical settings we have an article about smuggling and piracy in the 18th century and some cog travelling in the middle ages (both from the editorial team.)

For a modern setting, there is a Chinese infantry squad by Ewan Spence.

For science fiction settings we have two articles about close stars. 40 Eridani by Randy McDonald and Altair Subsector by Neil Lucock. Neil also wrote an article about Ship Damage. For the new (Dune inspired) Science Fiction Setting Godstar from Zozer Games, Neil Lucock has supplied a short adventure. Finally we also have part 2 of Helzr’s Recovery that started in issue #001.

Cepheus Journal Issue #004 can be downloaded from the downloads page.