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 #004

Cepheus Journal – Issue #004
Cepheus Journal – Issue #004

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.

Article Author Page
From the Editors Paul Drye 2
Ship Damage Neil Lucock 3
PLA Heavy Armoured Infantry Squad Ewan Spence 9
Altair Subsector Neil Lucock 12
Dr Syn, or, the Scarecrow of Romney Marsh Paul Drye 18
40 Eridani in 2021 Randy McDonald 25
Garinars Graham Bayley 30
Archbishops’ Gambit P-O Bergstedt 31
European Arm (map) P-O Bergstedt 37
Escape from Qasim’s Teeth Neil Lucock 38
Helzr’s Recovery Salvage & Repossession Services Part 2 Graham Bayley 42
Trans Dolovia Sector (map) P-O Bergstedt 51
Size: 21.2 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: February 12, 2021

Cepheus Journal – Issue #001

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.

Article Author Page
From the Editors Brett Kruger 2
Cepheus Rules and Variants Steve Attwood / Alegis Downport 3
The Rhabdomane Paul Drye 8
Looking at the Skill List Paul Elliott 10
Which Cepheus Careers Give Which Skills? Timothy Collinson 15
1980s British Infantry Section Ewan Spence 20
Abhainn Free Trader Michael Johnson / Ian Stead 22
Helzr’s Recovery/Salvage Graham Bayley 26
Sword of Cepheus Character Robert Foran 39
Störtebeker Teaser P-O Bergstedt 41
Size: 10.8 MB
Version: 1.0
Published: August 13, 2020