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The Stars Are Fire

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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.

 
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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 .
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Christopher J December 01, 2019 3:08 am UTC
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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
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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!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrSCI0Imtvg
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Craig L December 03, 2019 3:09 am UTC
I see it and think "The Stars are Right."
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Christopher H December 03, 2019 7:02 pm UTC
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If this book came out just five years ago, it would be The Stars are Lit, Fam.
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Nicholas S November 28, 2019 2:07 am UTC
Does this include new foci?
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Christian A November 28, 2019 3:57 am UTC
No, it uses the CSR Sci-Fi Foci
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