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               Well Humanity didn’t make it easy on itself. The twin miracles of the Newton Manoeuvre and Kessler Jump Drives opened the paths to the stars; gravitic technology and genetic and environmental modification followed in their wake. And yet jealousy, greed, rivalry, war and all the old follies of Humankind remain. The stars would not simply fall into Terran hands; the heavens would have to be won.

               Expansion and colonisation were fitful. Driven by the desperation of a poisonous over-crowded Earth, by curiosity and naked ambition and hindered in turn by reticence, recession and infighting. The discovery of life beyond Earth thrilled the adventurous almost as much as it made others fearful of what else might be lurking out in the black.

               It is 2400. A new era dawns and Humankind has finally carved out a place for itself among the heavens. Now it is time to steel yourself for adventure; to scramble together enough credits for that frozen low berth ride to the new Colonies, to sling your bag over your shoulder and brave the gangplank to board that Frontier scout ship or to jack your Spacer pilot brain into the Kessler Drive interface and crest the swells of another dimension.

Welcome to the stars!

 Within these pages you will discover…

  • 49 Completely new mapped and detailed subsectors

  • A History of Humanspace    

  • A guide to sailing the dynamic alternate jump space reality of the Aether

  • The Spacers Guild career path for starship crews                                                     

  • The Wayfarer’s Guide to the Galaxy – A glossary for 2400, Genetic augmentation technology and two new starships

  • Aliens of Humanspace – The loyal Hoont and inquisitive Hriki                   

This setting is designed for use with Cepheus Engine.

Don’t miss the upcoming Cosmos Companion, featuring even more setting background; Cosmos Classified, a referee only guide packed with adventuring ideas and shocking revelations; Cosmos Vega a detailed setting subsector and adventure and the free Cosmos Charted Space Map and Player Handout

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Graham S September 09, 2021 11:08 am UTC
What a great setting, well written and nicely setup for play! Bravo.

I wondered if you had the planetary data in Sector file format? I was thinking of pushing it into the Travellermap to create some outputs?
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Richard G April 13, 2022 1:49 pm UTC
Excuse the very tardy reply Graham, stuff keeps happening. Feel free to Travellermap the bejesus out of Age of Sail. I'm afraid the setting was created completely from scratch (Endless screens of pre-rolled d6 results, my own system modifiers based on position, TL parameters etc. It's fair to say it took a while) so I don't have any suitably formatted stat blocks other than the ones you see in the books. I have zero objection to anyone copying and pasting Age of Sail stats into their format of choice. In fact if it helps you I positively encourage it and would probably get a kick out of seeing the results. The map as is, hit the spot for me and, if you grab the Companion volume, has all the info you need to narrate bopping around the setting with or without a starship of your own. Please feel free to screenshot/copy/edit my map or any part of it to suit your own gaming needs. Poyekhali!
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Andrew K April 26, 2021 8:59 pm UTC
An amazing product. Alot of independent publishers could learn alot about how to put out a product without going overpricedfrom this.
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Chad H April 16, 2021 7:42 pm UTC
When I saw the name listed as "Cosmos: Age of Sail Charted Space" I thought this was Cepheus-engine reworking of Spelljammer ;)
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Richard G April 17, 2021 12:18 am UTC
It's title was Ad Astra - scuppered by pesky movie of the same name appearing just as I finished my 1st draft. I figured I should avoid renaming it Trek Wars or Dune Avengers!
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