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ROUGHNECKS – A supplement for Cepheus Engine & the HOSTILE setting. Space is a great, haunting darkness. It is an infernal wilderness, punctuated by endlessly tumbling rocks and clouds of dust. Between these remote specks of floating mineralization spreads the endless, hostile nothingness of black space – cold, airless, irradiated and deadly. But the empty wasteland holds magnificent treasures that are needed back on Earth, rare minerals that will keep humanity going for another millennium or more.
Roughnecks is a supplement for Cepheus Engine and the HOSTILE setting. It focusses on the small teams of exploration miners, the prospectors, who break new ground and who face the unknown in an effort to win big. The book provides a complete set of prospecting rules perfectly suitable for solo play along with a fully detailed 400-ton drilling rig, the Leopold class. The Leopold has a crew of nine, the perfect size for a group of players, or for a single player running through the rules as a solo campaign. Deckplans and instructions for use are included.
Just as the HOSTILE supplement called Crew Expendable served as a handbook for interstellar haulage, Roughnecks is the manual of asteroid and planetoid mining. If you’ve just signed a contract for that one-year tour of duty, or are thinking of signing up to start a career in mining, this book will prove invaluable. Get a head start – impress your employer, and your advancement from apprentice ‘roustabout’ to ‘tool pusher’ or ‘general manager’ will get the boost it needs!

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Andrew K July 18, 2020 4:09 pm UTC
No Xmas in July sale? Oh well my gaming $will go elsewhere.
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Lasse J February 20, 2020 7:13 pm UTC
Pros: Decent little mini game for mining, put some structure into the mining process. Cons: Gets trivial fast and needs to be fleshed more out to be entertaining for a long term campaign. Very few tools for a GM in this and I feel a lot of effort was put into the geological facts section and not so much on the gameplay part. 3/5 stars.
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Jean-Francois B February 13, 2020 11:41 pm UTC
Bought it on with Zaibatsu and Far Horizon. Thanks for your work!
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Todd S January 10, 2020 1:39 am UTC
Is this going to have a POD option (Lulu or otherwise)?
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Paul E January 10, 2020 8:18 am UTC
There will be a print on demand version in a week or two, please have a look at Zozer Games' website. A free copy of the PDF will be included with the POD.
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Paul E January 31, 2020 4:03 pm UTC
Now available as a softback ... see the Zozer Games website.
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