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From one man work pods working around orbitals to kilometer long armoured warships displacing a megaton, the space ships of known space are as varied as the crews that operate them.

Expanding on the basic starship design rules from the Cepheus Engine System Reference Document, the Spacecraft Design Guide provides the tools for a naval architect to design small craft, traders, light naval vessels or massive capital ships. They can install the latest technology to allow the ship to jump interstellar distances, use inertialess drives that bend gravity to the will of the ship, move by falling towards microscopic black holes or “ride fire“ on a ship that uses a fusion plasma drive and spin gravity to provide for crew comfort. They can also design low technology missile armed warships or capital ships bristling with high energy weapons and capital ship killing torpedoes.

New advanced rules allow for naval capital ship combat where massed barrages rather than the fire from a single turret hit decide who the victor will be.

This a companion to the Cepheus Engine RPG, it does not necessarily require that book to use. Any similiar 2d6 based system will work with this.



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Ian S June 18, 2018 1:53 pm UTC
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The POD is live.!

At some point in the next week or so. I will be adding a deckplan of the trader as a free separate file
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J D June 07, 2018 2:56 am UTC
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Hi ! Just wondering - if I buy the the pdf now, could I get a discount on the POD version later ? Thanks !
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Ian S June 07, 2018 7:37 am UTC
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Unfortunately no. Just a little longer for the POD. Files are at the approval stage.
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J D June 07, 2018 10:01 pm UTC
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Copy, thanks ! Must ... be ... patient ... :-)
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Ian S June 09, 2018 3:57 pm UTC
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Well the proof has been ordered... so maybe the week after. I might miss it if comes earlier, as I am away for part of the week.
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Ian S June 18, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
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The POD has slipped space dock
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J D June 18, 2018 9:12 pm UTC
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Dear Ian,

Greetings ! As soon as I saw your message that the POD "has slipped space dock" I ordered it ! Also your Anderson + Felix Naval Architecture / Components Guides. But in my excitement I stupidly clicked the order for POD only, not POD + PDF ! Please help ! It's under my Order #15080676 . Thanks !
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J D June 19, 2018 12:30 am UTC
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Wow it was resolved very quickly :-) many thanks !
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Matthew S June 05, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
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I'm waiting on the POD version of this, but in the mean time: I see an entry for Gardens in the contents. The other Cepheus-based ship design system I've got with a Gardens entry is the Gypsy Knights Games Anderson & Felix one, which specifies one crew member per 4dT if you want hydroponics, which "supplement or even entirely replace" normal food supplies, but there's no mention of how much each dTon of space-weed it would take to support a person. Don't suppose this has an answer? Since you're buying by the dTon, one person per seems like it might be an answer, but that ruleset doesn't actually state anything.

It's one of those topics that comes up a lot in ship design systems and gets ignored, being terribly awkward to those of us who want to design semi-practical farming fleets for whatever reason.
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Michael J June 05, 2018 11:17 pm UTC
Hi Matthew. Thanks for the question. This is one that has many answers depending on many sources and distilling all those answers down will take me a little bit of time. Some guidelines for this will be included in an update in the near future.
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Christopher S June 06, 2018 1:29 am UTC
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Reading this got me curious, as I also have the A&F book. I dusted off my google-fu and came across the following website article which seemed to be a pretty good rough guide for guestimating the space needed to feed a crew exclusively off of ship-grown food. In reality it varies rather highly depending on what vegetables are grown, but since we're not talking reality I'm going to use the referenced article to create a rough baseline of per person per month. Now comes the part where I try to rough out how much that will save a captain on life support costs 8O


https://www.smallfootprintfamily.com/how-much-land-is-needed-to-be-self-sufficient
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Michael J June 06, 2018 3:16 am UTC
I have that site linked earlier as part of my research database :)

Just to note that I wrote GKG's Clement Sector Setting's Anderson and Felix Guide to Naval Architecture as well.

At this point I am considering a savings total of 200Cr of monthly life support (per stateroom) per tonne of garden dedicated to foodstuffs. This would be a mixture of hydroponics and soil so vertical planting can be used to improve yield. That savings allows for food supply and some environmental benefits.

I will have a better answer in an update soon.
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Matthew S June 06, 2018 5:39 am UTC
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Thanks for looking into it, and I didn't even realise you did both books.
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Ian S June 07, 2018 5:29 pm UTC
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The garden section has been updated. Jobs a good un'
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Matthew S June 07, 2018 5:44 pm UTC
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Did you go with the 200 Cr/mo/dT, farmer/4dT option you mentioned?

And thanks for taking the time, looking forward to getting my hands on this.
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Ian S June 07, 2018 5:57 pm UTC
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He went for 100 per ton
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Matthew S June 19, 2018 5:47 pm UTC
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Finally put my order in for POD, and it's 200 - 100 for general life support on all gardens, and an extra 100 for farms.

Thanks again for updating it and answering my questions!
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Michael J June 25, 2018 6:38 am UTC
Thanks Matthew. Hope that assists you.
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