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SOLO is a solo add-on for Cepheus Engine and the 2D6 SF roleplaying game that it is based on. 

If your players are out of town, or you want to experience your own sci-fi setting ‘from the inside’, SOLO is the answer. This isn’t the usual collection of random word tables - instead it presents an array of game types and campaign styles that you can play solo, in the company of a complete adventuring party. Exploring new star systems? Chasing pirates in a naval destroyer? Touting for patrons on one frontier world after another? Smuggling? Planning interstellar heists? Operating a free trader on the margins of profit – and legality?

SOLO allows you to pick up your favourite version of the game to run the kinds of sessions that are normally reserved for a traditional group of table-top players – led by a referee.

SOLO includes:

  • Copious examples of play
  • Guidelines to ease the process of character creation
  • Rules for inter-character drama
  • The Plan: A single, universal scene resolution mechanic
  • Solid advice on tying seemingly random events together
  • Fast play space combat rules
  • Checklists to speed play and help understanding
  • A unique space exploration sub-system
  • Star system creation rules
  • Record sheets

You will be surprised, enthralled and captivated by the events unfolding around your player-characters. Can you shepherd them through adversity? Will their past catch up with them?

 You – and YOU ALONE – will decide. 

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Sam C October 22, 2023 11:35 am UTC
Does this work with Cepheus Deluxe Enhanced Edition?
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Paul E October 22, 2023 12:29 pm UTC
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Yes, it works with all the Traveller and Cepheus related rule sets.
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John P September 04, 2023 10:54 am UTC
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Hi, I'm about to start a Scout Campaign but I'm a bit confused as to when to scan for the Mainworld details? (Size, Atmos, Hydro).
Page 104 states to create Mainworlds after checking each Hex for a presence of a Star system, yet Page 115 (Studying the mainworld) suggests this should be done when travelling to the inner system?
The latter makes more sense to me, but I just want to see If I'm missing anything?
Thanks, it's a really great system btw!
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Paul E September 04, 2023 8:19 pm UTC
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Yes I.check as I approach the main world, or enter orbit. Good call.
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Jordan R July 21, 2023 9:59 am UTC
Apart from the setting stuff, are there many differences between this books and Hostile Solo? Are the adventure generators the same? Thank you!
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Paul E September 05, 2023 1:30 pm UTC
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Hi Jordan, Hostile Soo is tailored to the Hostile setting, BUT, it also has a few more in depth solo tools to make the game easier to play.
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charles B January 28, 2023 5:33 am UTC
Is there a print on demand version?
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Paul E January 29, 2023 12:33 pm UTC
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Yes, follow the link on the product page to the Zozer Games website.
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Paul E January 29, 2023 12:33 pm UTC
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Yes, follow the link on the product page to the Zozer Games website.
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Rodolphe S August 18, 2022 7:52 am UTC
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Where can I find all the deckplans to exploit all the campaigns of Solo ?
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Paul E August 18, 2022 8:56 am UTC
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All of the Zozer Games supplements can be found here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/browse/pub/3743/Zozer-Games?term=Zozer+games

Some of these books have deckplans for starships, check the written descriptions to see which ones include starships: Crew Expendable, Roughnecks, Pioneer Station, Colonial Freighter, Explorers, Alien Breeds… but there are also hundreds of Traveller deckplans available for fre scattered across the internet.
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Rodolphe S August 18, 2022 10:25 am UTC
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Ok, thanks.
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Andrew P May 10, 2022 10:21 pm UTC
Has anyone used this with Hostile? If so how's it work?
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Paul E May 11, 2022 5:54 am UTC
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The mini games in Solo don’t work particularly well with the Hostile setting, although the game engine can easily be adapted. A dedicated Hostile Solo book will however be out in July or August which provides a dedicated set of solo activities taken from some of the supplements and integrated into a solo mechanic.
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Kevin M February 06, 2022 2:01 am UTC
This book deserves a hardcover POD. The softcover from Lulu is of lesser quality and just not doing it for me. Hoping this may happen one day soon (please)?
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Paul E February 06, 2022 2:26 pm UTC
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Watch this space. I am working on it this weekend.
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Kevin M February 06, 2022 10:22 pm UTC
Awesome, thanks Paul!!
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Paul E February 12, 2022 12:45 pm UTC
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It's now available! Please check out the Zozer Games website to find the details. Orbital 2100 next.
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Kevin M February 14, 2022 9:17 pm UTC
Hey Paul, I get the following message when I click the hardback link on your website: Someone tripped over a cord. We're working on getting everything plugged in again.
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Paul E February 14, 2022 10:07 pm UTC
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Thanks! That's fixed ... I missed a 'tick box'.
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Kevin M February 20, 2022 12:30 am UTC
Thanks, Paul! Ordered my copy! :-)
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charles B September 12, 2021 1:31 am UTC
I am looking for a solo planet explorer game.
Is this the one or suggestions please.
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Jacob R September 12, 2021 2:15 am UTC
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I think this is a really good one for that. This is really several games in one. Each is a different lens with which to view Cepheus/Traveller. One of the themes in this book is exploration. You really will need Cepheus/Traveller to do it, but you can get the Cepheus core rules for free.
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John P June 13, 2021 12:35 pm UTC
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I basically want to play a game focused on trading. Five guys in a free trader, so to speak. Should I just get the star traders supplement? Or will there be value added in this book for me?
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Colin H November 18, 2020 10:18 am UTC
Do I need this AND the Cepheus Engine RPG to make it useable?
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Paul E November 18, 2020 9:52 pm UTC
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Yes, but it does work with other versions of the ‘classic 1977 sci-fi RPG’ as well, Use your favourite version.
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Colin H November 19, 2020 12:25 pm UTC
Many thanks Paul.
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Игорь ? June 28, 2021 7:45 pm UTC
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Christopher W October 24, 2020 9:42 pm UTC
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Just a heads-up (putting this here as I don't know how else to contact Paul): I ordered a print-on-demand copy of this from Lulu.com. After a two week wait, I checked the tracking on the product; FedEx claims it was delivered, but I never received it. Attempting to call FedEx just puts me through an automated loop affirming that the product was delivered (then it hangs up on me). Lulu.com initially responded, but then ignored me after I told them the issue was not resolved.

I'm opening up a dispute through PayPal. You might want to find another print-on-demand publisher.
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Paul E October 25, 2020 7:02 am UTC
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Thanks for letting me know Christoper.
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Noel H July 09, 2020 7:18 pm UTC
Can I use this to solo play 5E adventures? I find using oracles cumbersome.
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Paul E February 06, 2022 1:45 pm UTC
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No, I'm sorry Noel. It uses the concept of Solo minigames. I've been working on a solo dungeon version but recently halted work on that for a time.
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Shawn M January 07, 2020 12:01 am UTC
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The "World Encounters" table on page 58 has an entry:

"54 Interesting Individuals (table S4) make life hell for you." (There are other entries that refer to tables S1, S2, and S3 as well.

Table S4 is not labelled anywhere... is this meant to be the Colorful Locals table on page 38? What about S1, S2, and S3? Thanks!
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Shawn M January 24, 2020 4:34 pm UTC
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For what it is worth, these issues were fixed in the latest update. Thanks Paul!
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Francisco P June 10, 2019 8:28 am UTC
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Again in the last update bookmarks are missing (solo-zozer9.pdf). They were present in the previous version.
BTW what has been updated?
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Paul E September 06, 2019 10:11 am UTC
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A few minor typos were corrected Francisco. I've added the bookmarks back in, apologies. It all comes down to remembering to tick a check-box when creating the new PDF!
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Bruce G April 24, 2019 12:19 am UTC
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Sorry, i’m a bit confused. If i want to play Star Traders, is this all I need, or is there another book i would need? Thanks.
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Bruce G April 24, 2019 12:36 am UTC
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Can I use this with the Traveller 2nd edition core or do i have to use the Cepheus Engine RPG book?
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Ian S April 29, 2019 4:02 pm UTC
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No you just need this book
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Ian S April 29, 2019 4:03 pm UTC
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It should work under 2e as well as CE
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Mark S January 06, 2019 3:08 am UTC
What happened to the physical hardcover book? I just reloaded $20 on a card today to buy this book as a gift.
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Paul E February 16, 2019 7:45 am UTC
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It is still available, check the Solo page on the Zozer Games website. It is not prontedvia Drivethru, however.
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