Welcome to issue #007 of the Cepheus Journal. Since this is issue 007 we decided to make this a spy themed issue.
To that end this issue of Cepheus Journal is taking a hard look at superspies and espionage. Norton Glover provides a short set of rules for dealing with intelligence networks, a realistic upgrade for starting your adventures when compared with “So you are in a bar when…”, while Ewan Spence outlines how to make characters in the modern CIA’s Special Activities Center Special Operations Group. Those of you who game in the relatively near future can look to a passel of gadgets and upgrades that would make Q slightly queasy as Mr. Glover makes his second appearance with Zaibatsu Retrogenics. Peter Simon writes about the motivations for betraying secrets. There is also short spy adventure for a medieval setting by our own P-O Bergstedt.
There are also a number of SF articles in this issue. Joseph Jaquinta brings us a brace of articles on Lagrange points and the humble spaceship door. Timothy Collinson supplies us with some alien cephalopods to come through those doors and Neil Lucock a shuttle to put them on. We also have the first part of Jo Jaquinta’s story “Raider’s Lament”.
|From the Editors||Paul Drye||2|
|Beyond the Iris Valve||Joseph Jaquinta||3|
|Lagrange Rendezvous||Joseph Jaquinta||12|
|The Raiders Lament||Joseph Jaquinta||15|
|The Chort||Neil Lucock||21|
|Why do people betray secrets||Peter Simon||23|
|Zaibatsu Retrogenics||Norton Glover||27|
|Intelligence Networks||Norton Glover||29|
|CIA Special Activities Center||Ewan Spence||31|
|From Visby with Love||P-O Bergstedt||33|
|Who Goes There?||Brett Kruger||34|