Cepheus Journal Issue #006

Welcome to issue #006 of the Cepheus Journal. This is a fantasy only issue and we have saved other submitted content for later issues, a big thank you to the authors who have submitted.

This issue we have more great articles. This fantasy special issue kicks off with a review of Barbaric! by our own Brett Kruger, followed by more articles on the fantasy theme. There’s the Swashbuckler advanced combat rules from Peter Kreft, some expositions on dragons (Jo Jaquinta), kobolds (our own Paul Drye), and Quantum sorcery (Steve Attwood).

The ever proficient Timothy Collinson gives a Barbaric! NPC to use in games, while our own P-O Bergstedt gives us the Octorus to use in his Störtebeker, or any, fantasy setting. And finally, something we’ve not had before, some fiction from Robert L S Weaver, The Dead Forest.

Cepheus Journal Issue #006 can be downloaded from the downloads page.

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.

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.

Cepheus Journal Issue #003

Cepheus Journal Issue #003

DownloadCepheus Journal Issue #003 the third issue of Cepheus Journal. The theme for this issue is the Closest Stars. There is an article about Alpha Centauri and another one about Tau Ceti. There is also an article about Vega Subsector about a number of nearby worlds, based on the Near Stars map from Stellagama Publishing.

There are also some rules for Sword of Cepheus, rules for Factions, a Vietnamese Rifle Platoon for Modern War, a review of These Stars are Ours! and a Provincial Cruiser that you can find in the Vega Subsector.

Finally there are three very different alien races. The Quarlon is a parasitic virus that will take over its host sophont. The Gebbebem is an insectoid race in a symbiotic relationship with a worm-like creature that acts as it brain.

The last race is the Nissi. A race that was inspired by the Nisse from  Scandinavian Folklore. When editing this issue, there wasn’t room for the image of the Nissi (and a few other images as well). This is what they look like (if you can see them).

We want to thank all of you who have sent in submissions, and if your submission isn’t in this issue, it will be in a later issue.

Cepheus Journal Issue #003 can be downloaded from the downloads page.

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Cepheus Journal Issue #002

Cepheus JournalDownload the second issue of Cepheus Journal. There are two articles on CE creatures, how to salvage and repair starships, another Sword of Cepheus NPC, what those technological levels really mean, and an adventure on the earthlike world of Kaldraa. We want to thank all of you who have sent in submissions, and if your submission isn’t in this issue, it will be in a later issue.

Cepheus Journal Issue #002 can be downloaded from the downloads page.