Cepheus Journal – Issue #010

Cepheus Journal – Issue #010
Cepheus Journal – Issue #010

Cepheus Journal Issue 010Welcome to 2022 and our first double digit issue!

We have a couple of articles again from Jo Jaquinta, the first one exploring rare metals and minerals, as well as one on a quirky design of the space junk – including a deck plan. Plus, he’s given us the fourth episode of his fiction story ‘The Raiders Lament’.

Our own Paul Drye has written an expansion of a Sword of Cepheus role, the Alchemist, with lots of potion information to give some zing to your fantasy games. Norton Glover gives us an adventure for Zaibatsu for 3 to 6 players that’s sure to challenge your street samurai.

Jon F. Zeigler outlines ‘The Human Destiny’, a space opera setting of his own devising. We have two articles from our own P-O Bergstedt about online AI tools and world generation in the Hostile Setting. Finally, Brett Kruger round out this issue with a teaser for a setting he is working on.

Article Author Page
From the Editors Brett Kruger 2
Beyond Mithril and Adamantine Jo Jaquinta 3
The Alchemist Paul Drye 10
Bring me the Head of Izumi Takahiro Norton Glover 18
The Human Destiny Jon F. Zeigler 26
The Junk Jo Jaquinta 30
The Raiders Lament Part 4 Jo Jaquinta 35
World Generation in the Hostile Setting P-O Bergstedt 44
Using AI for Your Cepheus Engine Setting P-O Bergstedt 46
The Edge of Darkness Brett Kruger 49
What’s New Brett Kruger 50
Size: 27 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: April 9, 2022

Cepheus Journal – Issue #009

Cepheus Journal – Issue #009
Cepheus Journal – Issue #009

Cepheus Journal 009

Welcome to issue #009 of the Cepheus Journal.

From Ewan Spence we have an article about the 2nd Battalion Royal Australia Regiment for Modern War. Then from Jo Jaquinta we have the third part of his Raider’s Lament and an article aboutan out-of-the-ordinary monster.

Our editors have also contributed. Brett has interviewed Paul Elliot of Zozer Games and written a review of the Cepheus Deluxe rules. Paul has written an adventure and finally P-O has made a subsector map a written a short write-up of an alien race.

Article Author Page
From the Editors Paul Drye 2
2RAR for Modern War Ewan Spence 3
The Raiders Lament Part 3 Jo Jaquinta 5
Monster Capybara Jo Jaquinta 10
Interview with Paul Elliot Brett Kruger 14
Review: Cepheus Deluxe Brett Kruger 18
The Sins of Winter Last Paul Drye 19
Chambersburg Subsector P-O Bergstedt 26
The Krampus P-O Bergstedt 29
What’s New Brett Kruger 30
Size: 44 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: December 11, 2021

Cepheus Journal – Issue #008

Cepheus Journal – Issue #008
Cepheus Journal – Issue #008

Welcome to issue #008 of the Cepheus Journal. This is issue is a Retro Sci-Fi issue.

Our editors have written two articles: one about the Space Force outlining some Area 51 style adventure seeds and an article outlining how to build characters and adventures for a Space Patrol style game.

Steve Attwood wrote an article about Orbital 2100. Norton Glover sent us an article about Martians for the Cepheus Engine. Brass Jester has updated an article about solo play (that originally appeared on the Freelance Traveller website.) In A R Kavil’s article you can read about Lethal Hits for Cepheus Engine.

We have part 2 of Jo Jaquinta’s The Raiders Lament story, as well as his look at what a future galaxy might bring to gaming. Finally, Brett sat down and had a virtual chat with Independence Games John Watts, a great bloke with some great games.

We have also added a map of Lancaster Subsector (where the Travellercon/USA is held.)

Article Author Page
From the Editors Brett Kruger 2
Space Force Paul Drye 3
The Space Patrol P-O Bergstedt 10
Orbital 2100 Feature Steve Attwood / Alegis Downport 13
Cepheus Martians Norton Glover 17
Travelling Alone 2021 Brass Jester 21
Cepheus Lethal Hits A. R. Kavli 27
The Raiders Lament Part 2 Jo Jaquinta 31
Future Galaxy Jo Jaquinta 37
Chatting With… John Watts Brett Kruger 43
What’s New Brett Kruger 49
Lancaster Subsector P-O Bergstedt 50
Size: 15 Mb
Version: 1.0
Published: October 10, 2021

Cepheus Journal – Issue #007

Cepheus Journal – Issue #007
Cepheus Journal – Issue #007

007Welcome 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”.

Article Author Page
From the Editors Paul Drye 2
Beyond the Iris Valve Joseph Jaquinta 3
Eroctopi Timothy Collinson 7
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
Size: 5 MB
Version: 1.01
Published: August 3, 2021

Cepheus Journal – Issue #006

Cepheus Journal – Issue #006
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.

Article Author Page
From the Editors Brett Kruger 2
Barbaric! Review Brett Kruger 3
Swashbuckler Peter Kreft 4
The Dead Forest Bob Weaver 6
The Legend of Ignatious Joseph Jaquinta 19
The Kobold Paul Drye 23
Quantum Sorcery Alegis Downport 26
The Vengeance of Dimion Timothy Collinson 29
Octorus P-O Bergstedt 30
Size: 44 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: June 3, 2021