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HOSTILE is a gritty, near future roleplaying setting for the 2D6 Cepheus Engine rules that is inspired by movies like Outland and Alien. It is a universe of mining installations, harsh moons, industrial facilities, hostile planets and brutal, utilitarian spacecraft. 

And out here the Unknown is real – it is horrific: there are rumors of the disturbing side-effects of hyperspace, of ancient horrors entombed on icy moons, and of monsters – killer aliens, perfectly evolved to survive the hostile wastes of space – at any cost. 

  • An immersive and realistic near space setting
  • Gritty and scientifically plausible Off-World Colonies
  • Many references to classic late-70s and early-80s SF movies
  • Complete career write-ups, from Roughneck to Corporate Agent, Marine to Spacer
  • Mega-ton starship construction rules
  • Campaign and referee guidelines
  • More than 30 fully-realized scenario hooks
  • The USCS Hercules – a complete commercial towing vessel
  • Colony schematics
  • Setting-specific equipment and weapon lists
  • With a variety of realistic photo-illustrations and replica documents
  • Additional PDFs with this book add another 65 pages of content!

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John L February 04, 2018 10:51 pm UTC
Any discount on the pdf if we buy the print version from Lulu?
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Paul E February 12, 2018 3:09 pm UTC
I'm afraid not.
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John L February 14, 2018 9:29 am UTC
Well, that's inconsiderate of you. Do you at least have sufficient courtesy towards your customers to provide a pdf of the character sheet so folks who stupidly paid for the physical book don't have to break its spine to copy it?
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John L February 14, 2018 4:06 pm UTC
I apologize for the tone of my last post. While I am disappointed about the pdf situation and now wish I had not ordered the print copy, you have a right to not cut deals on the pdf and I failed to filter some general crankiness out of my reaction to your choice. I guess I am old enough to still prioritize physical books and look at pdfs as supplements/add-ons. You have created a very nice setting for the 2D6 sci fi rules. I just wish you had chosen to not be so Mongoosey-stingy about the pdfs.
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Alex B December 19, 2017 12:28 am UTC
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Paul E December 23, 2017 7:13 pm UTC
Bookmarks - they are linked to my word processor's chapter/heading/titling system. I'll have a look into that.
Orbital and Hostile come from a shared universe, it is true, but Hostile certainly isn't a 'historically accurate' sequel... the mood is all different, there is the retro-tech, too. As you noticed, I have included a couple of sections verbatum from Orbital 2100 (In particular aspects of working in space), which seemed preferable to referencing the earlier book and expecting readers to go and buy it. But in Hostile, you've just got to have rules for mining in space!
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Hugh A December 12, 2017 10:39 am UTC
Is this a stand-alone product? As in, do I need additional rulebooks?
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Paul E December 12, 2017 3:42 pm UTC
Yes, you will need Cepheus Engine, an open gaming system based on Mongoose Traveller. It's free from DriveThru, and an absolutely cracking and versatile system.
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Antonio M December 11, 2017 8:07 pm UTC
Paul, is a print version planned?
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Paul E December 11, 2017 8:34 pm UTC
Yes, there should be a POD version in a week or two!
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Antonio M December 12, 2017 4:51 pm UTC
Thanks, Paul.

Looking forward to it!
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Todd B December 18, 2017 9:01 pm UTC
What's a good way to get notified when the print version is available for sale?
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Paul E January 07, 2018 9:36 am UTC
I am hoping for the print version, through Lulu, to be ready by mid January. Check on Zozer Games' facebook page, or on Zozer Games website:
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Jacob R December 09, 2017 5:13 pm UTC
Interesting. You've never steered me wrong before. So what's the additional content? Gazeteers and player handouts? Ship plans?
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Paul E December 09, 2017 6:34 pm UTC
Hi Jacob, to reduce the page count on the main book, a set of colony plans is included (in the form of an email from the architect), likewise there is a magazine review of the Hercules tow ship, with specs, performance table, engine discussion and full walkthrough with deckplans by the reporter. Fun stuff :)
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Jacob R December 10, 2017 7:25 am UTC
Sounds fantastic. This is now on the list.
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