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Low Tech Weapons is a hardware add-on for the Cepheus Engine roleplaying game. Low Tech Weapons provides you with a huge number of new melee weapons that can be added without fuss directly into your Cepheus Engine or 2D6-based SF RPG. Most are based on the deadly weapons invented and used throughout the Ancient and Medieval periods. On Low Tech planets, TL 1-3, these weapons may have alternative names. They will provide more variety than the current spread of spear, dagger, cutlass, sword.

Catapults, ballista and trebuchet are also included! 
Included are a small number of Rules Options that referees may find add a little more verisimilitude to melee combats in Cepheus Engine. The Tech Levels covered (1-3) have the following approximate Terrestrial equivalencies: TL 0 Stone AgeTL 1 Ancient/MedievalTL 2 Renaissance/Early Modern (1300 – 1700 AD), TL 3 Industrial Revolution (1700-1860). 

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Benjamin M October 05, 2021 11:01 pm UTC
specifically mentioned in the description was TL 3 Industrial Revolution (1700-1860). So I bought it hoping it would include lever actions revolvers and double barreled shotguns. It does not.
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Paul E October 06, 2021 4:53 pm UTC
Sorry Benjamin, but the rules cover the types of weapons not found in Cepheus Engine or Traveller. The main rulebooks cover those kinds of firearms quite well (or versions of them).
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Scott H May 03, 2021 2:57 am UTC
Since a great axe does 4d6 with 2 heft, and a long hammer, halberd, or military cleaver does 4d6 with only 1 heft, and the rules say that polearms get +3 initiative, would players ever have a reason to use a great axe if polearms are available? Are these rules designed to encourage players to use polearms whenever possible?
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Paul E May 03, 2021 6:24 pm UTC
Thanks for the comment Scott, you have spotted something there... I’ll have a look at it.
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Paul E May 03, 2021 6:55 pm UTC
Hi Scott, looking at those numbers I certainly think the great axe should have Heft 1 to bring it into line with those polearms. Thanks again! I'll get that amended and uploaded.
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Paul E January 31, 2020 10:59 am UTC
There may be a print version at some point.
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