Cepheus Journal – Issue #006

Cepheus Journal – Issue #006
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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.


ArticleAuthorPage
From the EditorsBrett Kruger2
Barbaric! ReviewBrett Kruger3
SwashbucklerPeter Kreft4
The Dead ForestBob Weaver6
The Legend of IgnatiousJoseph Jaquinta19
The KoboldPaul Drye23
Quantum SorceryAlegis Downport26
The Vengeance of DimionTimothy Collinson29
OctorusP-O Bergstedt30
Size: 44 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: June 3, 2021

Cepheus Journal – Issue #005

Cepheus Journal – Issue #005
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Cepheus Journal 005

Welcome 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.

You may also want to download an addendum for Paul’s article Old School Rethink.


ArticleAuthorPage
From the EditorsBrett Kruger2
High Tech ClothingNeil Lucock3
Making HellNeil Lucock6
Fighting UndeadBob Weaver14
Exotic ChemicalsBrett Kruger16
Abstract Wealth RulesBen Gray20
The Hidden Temple (map)Ade Stewart23
Epsilon IndiRandy McDonald24
The ScheP-O Bergstedt30
British Cold War TanksEwan Spence32
Old School RethinkPaul Drye34
Lemon and Gold Sector (map)P-O Bergstedt39
Size: 24 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: April 2, 2021

Cepheus Journal – Issue #004

Cepheus Journal – Issue #004
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Welcome 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.


ArticleAuthorPage
From the EditorsPaul Drye2
Ship DamageNeil Lucock3
PLA Heavy Armoured Infantry SquadEwan Spence9
Altair SubsectorNeil Lucock12
Dr Syn, or, the Scarecrow of Romney MarshPaul Drye18
40 Eridani in 2021Randy McDonald25
GarinarsGraham Bayley30
Archbishops’ GambitP-O Bergstedt31
European Arm (map)P-O Bergstedt37
Escape from Qasim’s TeethNeil Lucock38
Helzr’s Recovery Salvage & Repossession Services Part 2Graham Bayley42
Trans Dolovia Sector (map)P-O Bergstedt51
Size: 21.2 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: February 12, 2021

Cepheus Journal – Issue #003

Cepheus Journal – Issue #003
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This is Cepheus 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.

 

 


ArticleAuthorPage
From the EditorsPaul Drye2
Alpha CentauriThomas Smith3
The QuarlonJim Hunsinger9
Procyon ClusterRobert Graves11
Additional Shield Rules for Sword of CepheusBob Weaver12
Disarm Rules for SoCBob Weaver13
Pencil LaserBob Weaver13
Factions as CharactersPaul Elliott14
People’s Army of Vietnam Rifle PlatoonEwan Spence18
Vega SubsectorNeil Lucock21
Provincial CruiserNeil Lucock27
The GebbebemP-O Bergstedt29
Tau CetiRandy McDonald32
These Stars Are Ours ReviewJonathan Sherlock38
The NissiNeil Lucock40
Size: 12.5 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: December 19, 2020

Cepheus Journal – Issue #002

Cepheus Journal – Issue #002
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Cepheus JournalIn our second issue we have more great articles. 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.

Hi-res versions of The Near Space and the Sector Maps from this issue can be downloaded separately.

ArticleAuthorPage
From the EditorsBrett Kruger2
Quick StartsPaul Drye3
CE Beasts – The DragonMichael James Cross4
Major OperationsPaul Drye6
Winged SkeletonsBob Weaver13
Near Space Star ListRobert Graves15
Salvage Prizes and RepairsTom Mouat16
SoC NPC – GythaRobert Foran20
Starship OwnershipMichael Major23
Tech Level EquivalentsPaul Elliott28
Rosalis Cluster and Fantana SpurP-O Bergstedt33
Size: 65.6 MB
Version: 1,0
Published: October 14, 2020