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Cepheus Modern

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Cepheus Modern is a 2d6-based OGL game based on Cepheus Light, for playing campaigns set in the modern era. Whatever your game is: modern paramilitary, retro espionage, World War II battles, mysterious explorers, or renegade hacktivists; Cepheus Modern has you covered. This rules-light game offers character creation with a variety of modern careers, skills and equipment, rules for resolving actions in and out of combat, and a complete animal/creature creation system.

Do you like your modern games with a dose of strangeness? Cepheus Modern has that as well, with chapters covering Psychic Powers, Cybernetics, Urban Fantasy, and Aliens! Run your game as straight reality or with as little or much weirdness as you like. To add more sci-fi to your game, consider using this game with Cepheus Light.

Cepheus Modern is compatible with Cepheus Light, the Cepheus Engine System Reference Document, and other 2d6 OGL games with some conversion. 

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Bob V February 01, 2024 1:58 am UTC
For the last few days, I have soloed my way through Live And Let Live (38 pages, DriveThruRPG). This adventure was designed for the Aralsk-7 RPG. The RPG I picked out to run this fun adventure was Cepheus Modern, a 2d6 system (86 pages, same place, free/pay what you want). The two solo engines that I used were a yes/maybe/no oracle and the Bing Chat AI.

So, the adventure started when Ted received his mission – to retrieve alien artifacts. He traveled to an island where aliens had been and also previous biological testing. Once there, he traveled through a jungle and he soon found some abandoned vehicles. He searched them and found some cigarettes. He then entered the property of the ruined scientific facility. He had only been inside a few minutes when there was an anomaly outside. He went unconscious and eventually woke up upstairs naked and without his gear. Determined to re-equip himself, he searched the labs and found a flamethrower and three containers of chemicals.

When he came...See more
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Marc G October 30, 2022 10:41 am UTC
Is there a character sheet for this?
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Justin Cesar A June 12, 2021 2:47 am UTC
I'm very satisfied with the book,
Mark was able to Address the following:
1) Careers were fixed - The qualifications were simplified making that if you fail to qualify choose a different career.
2) I like the modern careers they are well designed for the setting
3) Skill packages to facilitate play
4) There is a Skill advancement and XP mechanic which is important IME
5) There are very basic Quality of Living Mechanic.
6) Elaborated and improved on the CE Gun qualities options and added a gun or two.
7) Clarified the Conditions for combat - gave it a table
8) More tactical options in Gun combat - suppressive fire being one of them
9) Adds fatigue, in Character conditions
10) Environmental Hazards are added on ( I like his rads mechanics and starvation and dehydration and suffocation).
11) Cybernetic Options are available
12) Urban fantasy options and Magical Careers
13) TL9 and up Equipment

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October 17, 2020 5:14 am UTC
I have purchased the rules, and they look pretty good. I would be interested in contacting Mr. Stout to check on some possible additional booklets to go along with the rules.
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Ken B December 01, 2019 10:44 pm UTC
Any news about a POD version please?
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John K May 03, 2022 11:41 pm UTC
Ditto. A print version would be awesome!
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David A June 28, 2019 4:32 pm UTC
A nice extension of the Cepheus Light rules that fills in some gaps (animals, magic) from the original. Any hope of a POD version soon?
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Daniel M May 06, 2019 11:44 pm UTC
Can you use this game to run a low powered supers campaign?
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