Advanced Search

The Stars Are FireClick to magnify

The Stars Are Fire


This is the full version of The Stars Are Fire. Check out the free preview.

Galaxy-spanning space opera. Near-future hard sci-fi. And everything in between.


A starship of unknown provenance, adrift and powerless, falls into a nearby orbit. An alien disease causes people to slowly lose interest in life—then take root like a plant. An envoy from another dimension brings warning of a pending catastrophe—but what if its solutions are the real threat?

It’s your campaign. Where will you take it?


The Cypher System is the fast, flexible, elegant game engine that powers any campaign you can imagine. The Stars Are Fire adds creatures, rules, character options, loads and loads of gear, and other tools optimized for your science-fiction campaign. Plus a complete, ready-to-use hard sci-fi setting!

  • Aliens, robots, starships, creatures, and additional resources for campaigns ranging from gritty and realistic to swashbuckling and star-hopping.
  • A huge catalog of sci-fi equipment, all graded according to the tech level and style of your game—from contemporary to fantastic.
  • A space combat system for gripping ship-to-ship scenes that engage every player throughout the session.
  • A complete sci-fi setting: The Revel. Humanity has colonized the solar system, but a still-mysterious event has caused the Earth to fall dark and quiet.
  • A full-length adventure, Salvage Over Saturn, plus two sci-fi Cypher Shorts.

The Stars Are Fire is a setting and supplement for the Cypher System. It requires the Cypher System Rulebook for play.


 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (0)
Discussions (12)
Customer avatar
Tim G May 21, 2023 9:39 am UTC
Suggestion: do add a preview that doesn't require clicking to a new page and going through the purchase process.
Customer avatar
Mark C January 30, 2022 6:42 am UTC
Does this contain a new Foci?
Customer avatar
Ivan H January 22, 2021 11:18 pm UTC
Hey there! Any chance this work could get a POD option? I'd love to have a beautiful print next to my Cypher book :)

Thanks in advance! (Also FYI drivethru does a really good job on printing. I regularly order from them)
Customer avatar
Joshua W September 04, 2020 2:12 pm UTC
Angel's Citadel just reviewed this product here:
Customer avatar
Luc L April 09, 2020 1:08 pm UTC
is it possible to have a preview please ?
Customer avatar
chris D March 09, 2022 3:53 am UTC
I know old comment and no one has actually replied (including publisher) there is a free preview as mentioned on the description
Customer avatar
Antonio E January 02, 2020 8:53 pm UTC
Does it include any rules for mecha? (of the realistic type)
Customer avatar
Nikolaj L December 10, 2019 1:46 pm UTC
I thought this was just a setting book like the earlier Cypher system books. But no it is a genre book with a ton of information and tools to help you create your own sci fi game. With a setting at the end yes but the meat of the book is a ton of useful stuff. Vehicle combat that works, weapons, gear, armor, vehicles from modern times to super high tech sci fi.

Good stuff and a very good book for those of us who like to world build.
Customer avatar
Neil S December 09, 2019 2:33 am UTC
Does this include other dimensions?
Customer avatar
christopher L H December 05, 2019 9:04 am UTC
ok well I bought the book at my local FLGS so I well just say here if you already like The Cypher System this is more then worth the tools for any game you already have it can contribute to Numenera and others so easily let alone allow you to make your own Sci fi fun. I am not some one who endorese universal systems. but if you already have any thing from Monte cook games , this is a have too have .
Customer avatar
Christopher J December 05, 2019 4:49 pm UTC
I went to 2 LGS over turkey break and they didn't have it. I definitely want to add it to my collection.
Customer avatar
Christopher J December 01, 2019 3:08 am UTC
The rules additions are very well done. One thing I really appreciate about Monte Cook Games (regardless of author) is just how clear and well written stuff is... 99% of the time. Every once in a while, you hit a show stopper of a sentence that ties into the rules and then makes you doubt all the choices you made in life.

The setting, while well-written (should go unstated given the pedigree of people who worked on this book, but this is the Internet and people don't read well between the lines...), is surprisingly bland. Granted, you can always turn to Numenera and the Strange for the really off-the-wall stuff (and you should because it's brilliant) the "Revel" (not a great name, gotta be honest) is mostly a lot of 'meh'. However, it is a stellar* example of how hard sci-fi can be worked in the Cypher System.

*I hate puns.

4/5 stars. I didn't put it on the review page (but did rate it!) because this isn't really a comprehensive review, just a bunch of feelings...See more
Customer avatar
John D November 29, 2019 8:48 pm UTC
No disrespect intended whatsoever—I'm sure the setting is really cool—but I cannot be the only one who sees this product's title and immediately thinks, "The floor is lava!"
Customer avatar
Craig L December 03, 2019 3:09 am UTC
I see it and think "The Stars are Right."
Customer avatar
Christopher H December 03, 2019 7:02 pm UTC
If this book came out just five years ago, it would be The Stars are Lit, Fam.
Customer avatar
Nicholas S November 28, 2019 2:07 am UTC
Does this include new foci?
Customer avatar
Christian A November 28, 2019 3:57 am UTC
No, it uses the CSR Sci-Fi Foci
Browse Categories
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!
 Recent History

Product Information
Gold seller
Rule System(s)
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
26.62 MB
Original electronic
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Last Updated:
March 01, 2023
This title was added to our catalog on November 26, 2019.