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The Space Patrol
Publisher: Stellagama Publishing
by Jeffrey N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/20/2017 20:30:38

Getting into the product, and it has some nice additions to my possible campaigns



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Thanks for the wonderful review!
The Space Patrol
Publisher: Stellagama Publishing
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 01/10/2017 00:32:55

A four page introduction is followed by sections on the History and Mission of the Space Patrol. It's generic enough to fit into any campaign. Then there are several sections on codes of law, prize money, jurisdiction, interstelalr law enforcement, legal and court systems. I haven't looked at these sections in depth yet, but they seem like they would be quite useful, particularly if your player characters tend to skirt the law a bit. Next comes sections on organisation, rank and careers (creating a Space Patrol Officer). A must for any module describing a new organisation. Next up is ships and equipment. also a must when presenting a new organisation. The section on Space Patrol campaigns describes what sort of setting works best, and how to integrate the space patrol into existing campaign universes. Helpful advice is always appreaciated. The final sections provide some typical (or atypical npcs), adventure seeds and some scenarios. Again very useful and a must in this type of book.

The layout is pretty good and sections are fairly easy to find, and I didn't notice too many typos. All in all, a pretty good book, that adds useful material to the referees gaming arsenal. Buy it.



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Thank you for your great review!
The Space Patrol
Publisher: Stellagama Publishing
by Brian I. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/06/2016 21:19:48

Solid book! It wasn't quite as Terran Trade Authority as my tired brain was wanting in the moment (Space Patrol!), but a well done look at a "missing" branch. Especially well suited to plug and play into an emergent 2d6 classic science fiction "Empire" setting.



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Thank you for your excellent review!
The Space Patrol
Publisher: Stellagama Publishing
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 10/31/2016 00:07:10

A decent treatment of an interstellar law enforcement agency for the Cepheus Engine Core Rules (or even gasp Mongoose Traveller). The Space Patrol is presented very much in the tradition of Classic SF forebearers such as E.E. Doc Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, Harry Harrison, and Jack Vance's Gaean Reach stories. It would have been nice to have some information on the role of psionics in the Space Patrol - does the patrol maintain units of trained psionicists, does it investigate psionic crimes, is evidence gathered via telepathy or clairvoyance admissable in court, etc. It also would be nice to have a bit more detail on the kinds of criminal activities that the Space patrol targets. What does organized crime look like in universes where there is FTL travel but no FTL communication? Other than these two minor caveats, this is a solid book covering a law enforcement campaign style rarely tackled by SF RPGs. I note with interest that the book is listed as being both Cepheus Engine compatible and compatible with the 2D6 OGL SciFi system (with a nice logo!) Does this imply that Stellagama Publishing are working on their own derivative of the old Mongoose Traveller SRD? Curiously the copy of the Open Game Licence on the final page is missing making it difficult to say for certain - they probably want to fix this for legal reasons.



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Thank you for the wonderful review! As for your question, we are not working right now on any ruleset - the Cepheus Engine is perfect for our needs. However, there are other rulesets using the 2D6 OGL Sci-Fi rules, and our products are compatible with them as well. Regarding the OGL license - good catch! This somehow fell out of editing and will be corrected ASAP.
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