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Starships riding fire across the sky. Heroes and villains exchanging laser fire. Desperate spacers struggling against an alien monstrosity. Vast alien vistas, flying cities, moonscapes, mad robots, and first encounters. In short: high-action science-fiction adventure that stimulates your sense of wonder. Cepheus Light puts you in the shoes of an adventurer visiting distant stars and encountering untold alien wonders. Whether you are a seasoned player looking for a rules-light game, or a new gamer wanting to experience what science-fiction role-playing games are all about, Cepheus Light opens your way forward.

Cepheus Light is a set of rules for playing classic science fiction games. It includes rules on creating characters, resolving actions, fighting other creatures, and engaging in space battles, generating worlds, handling the risks of interstellar speculative trading, exploring new worlds, and many other activities. While rules-light and designed for fast, action-packed play rather than an accurate simulation of reality, Cepheus Light encompasses a wide variety of rules and materials for building a science-fiction universe and playing in it.<o:p></o:p>

Cepheus Light draws its inspiration from old-school science-fiction roleplaying games. It shares a lot of similarities with these games. Material from older rules sets and those created with Cepheus Light, the Cepheus Engine Core, and old-school sci-fi roleplaying games are easily compatible with only a moderate amount of adjustment.

The future awaits!


Compatible with the Cepheus Engine System Reference Document and other OGL 2D6 Sci Fi games.

 
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Peter K November 12, 2018 9:08 am UTC
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After taking a closer look, I REALLY like this rule set. It definitely clears a lot of detritus from the original CE and adds the best elements of MgT2. The Combat rules contain everything essential. The only thing missing are animals and non-space encounter rules, but those can easily be adapted from other rules systems.

If you are looking for a fast, compact version of the 2D6 SF rules, you should really give this ruleset a closer look. And while it is "pay what you want" it is definitely worth the recommended $ 10,-.

And, from a personal POV it fits perfectly with my GDW RPG Apps, so you can use all of them without having to do any rule bending.

https://peterssoftwareprojects.com/category/traveller/
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Omer J November 12, 2018 10:33 am UTC
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Many thanks for your kind words!
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Michael H November 07, 2018 11:53 pm UTC
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I see there's a revision of the game available. Any major changes?
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Omer J November 08, 2018 5:54 am UTC
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No, only minor errata corrections and minor layout changes.
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Jon S November 05, 2018 10:12 am UTC
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Plans for a hard copy book?
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Omer J November 05, 2018 1:04 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Potentially so. We're definitely considering this option.
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Omer J November 06, 2018 5:21 pm UTC
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We're now working on this! Stay tuned!
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Jeff M November 01, 2018 8:10 pm UTC
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Silly question about Cepheus Light : do you plan to make a specific character sheet or can we use the Cepheus Engine classic character sheet ?
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Omer J November 01, 2018 10:20 pm UTC
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Indeed, we will eventually publish a specific Cepheus Light character sheet.
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Jeff M November 02, 2018 10:32 am UTC
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Thanks :-)
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Tamás I November 01, 2018 12:17 am UTC
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How is this different from the Cepheus SRD?
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Omer J November 01, 2018 5:54 am UTC
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The rules are simpler and significantly streamlined, particularly character generation, personal and vehicle combat, and starship combat. We playtested and checked every rule so there are changes in other areas as well to suit new players and fast play (including one-off and convention play).

There are also extensive examples of rules use, unlike the SRD.
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Tamás I November 01, 2018 6:32 am UTC
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That sounds really good if you could keep the compatibility too. I will check it out, thanks!
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