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Archaic Firearms is a hardware add-on for the Cepheus Engine roleplaying game.

Archaic Firearms provides you with a number of black powder firearms from Earth’s history, that can be added without fuss directly into your Cepheus Engine or 2D6-based SF RPG.
Included are a small number of Rules Options that referees may find add a little more verisimilitude to combats featuring black powder firearms in Cepheus Engine. The Tech Levels covered (TL 2-3) have the following approximate Terrestrial equivalencies: TL 2 Renaissance/Early Modern (1300 – 1700 AD), TL 3 Industrial Revolution (1700-1860). 

The referee may use this book in several ways:

  1. Add detail to a TL 2 or 3 planet.
  2. Assist in creating a ‘Flintlock Fantasy’ setting.
  3. Assist in creating an historical RPG setting for Cepheus Engine, set somewhere between 1500 and 1860 AD. 
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June 7th, 2018
Bottom line up front: I wanted something to go along with blackpowder fantasy for Cepheus Engine. This is a perfect fit. Good history of the blackpowder firearm and how it informs the use of such weapons. The rules are light and easy to implement. Equi [...]
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June 17, 2018
This title was added to our catalog on May 22, 2018.