Then this happened:
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.)
Cepheus Journal Issue #008 can be downloaded from the downloads page.
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”.
Cepheus Journal Issue #007 can be downloaded from the downloads page.
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.
Cepheus Journal Issue #005 can be downloaded from the downloads page.
The Cepheus Journal is a free and ad-free Fanzine. We are looking for submissions.
While we wait for the first issue, these mock-up covers might provide some inspiration.