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