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.)

From the EditorsBrett Kruger2
Space ForcePaul Drye3
The Space PatrolP-O Bergstedt10
Orbital 2100 FeatureSteve Attwood / Alegis Downport13
Cepheus MartiansNorton Glover17
Travelling Alone 2021Brass Jester21
Cepheus Lethal HitsA. R. Kavli27
The Raiders Lament Part 2Jo Jaquinta31
Future GalaxyJo Jaquinta37
Chatting With… John WattsBrett Kruger43
What’s NewBrett Kruger49
Lancaster SubsectorP-O Bergstedt50
Size: 15 Mb
Version: 1.0
Published: October 10, 2021

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”.

From the EditorsPaul Drye2
Beyond the Iris ValveJoseph Jaquinta3
EroctopiTimothy Collinson7
Lagrange RendezvousJoseph Jaquinta12
The Raiders LamentJoseph Jaquinta15
The ChortNeil Lucock21
Why do people betray secretsPeter Simon23
Zaibatsu RetrogenicsNorton Glover27
Intelligence NetworksNorton Glover29
CIA Special Activities CenterEwan Spence31
From Visby with LoveP-O Bergstedt33
Who Goes There?Brett Kruger34
Size: 5 MB
Version: 1.01
Published: August 3, 2021

Cepheus Journal – Issue #002

Cepheus Journal – Issue #002

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.

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

Cepheus Journal – Issue #001

Cepheus Journal – Issue #001

In the first issue of Cepheus Journal we have some great articles. There is an article about CE skills, part one of a scifi adventure on salvage and recovery, a Sword of Cepheus NPC, a description of a free trader with deckplans, a small pseudolizard species to encounter, a piece on modern war, tech level comparisons and more. 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.

From the EditorsBrett Kruger2
Cepheus Rules and VariantsSteve Attwood / Alegis Downport3
The RhabdomanePaul Drye8
Looking at the Skill ListPaul Elliott10
Which Cepheus Careers Give Which Skills?Timothy Collinson15
1980s British Infantry SectionEwan Spence20
Abhainn Free TraderMichael Johnson / Ian Stead22
Helzr’s Recovery/SalvageGraham Bayley26
Sword of Cepheus CharacterRobert Foran39
Störtebeker TeaserP-O Bergstedt41
Size: 10.8 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: August 13, 2020