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Explorers is a supplement for Cepheus Engine and for the gritty HOSTILE science fiction setting.

It provides all of the tools the explorer needs to tackle dangers and exotic encounters on remote worlds. Included within the book is a fully detailed survey ship, the USCS Castle Bravo; an in-depth look at both the Tharsis Armadillo All-Terrain Vehicle as well as the explorer’s habitat of choice: the Leyland-Okuda modular base series. The space suits of the HOSTILE universe are also featured, with a set of customisable options.

Finally, survey and exploration procedures are explained with advice and rules provided which will allow the referee to create a tense, unpredictable and (hopefully!) dangerous survey mission. These come with 36 uninhabited world descriptions for use in your game. 

  • Deckplan for the ATV
  • Deckplan for 9 modular base variants
  • Deckplan for the 300-ton survey ship, Castle Bravo
  • The state of exploration today
  • How to game a planetary expedition
  • 36 world descriptions for exploration use
  • Hex charts for your use
  • Vacc suits in depth, with 4 full colour full page adverts
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Aaron K March 17, 2021 12:13 pm UTC
This is the supplement I've been waiting for! It looks great so far--especially having bookmarks. Another quick hyperspace question or two: Do ships exit hyperspace at the hyperspace points, too? And, do you picture these hyperspace points as having dedicated stations or military forces on station?
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Paul E March 18, 2021 12:48 pm UTC
Hi, yes ships exit hyperspace through these weak spots in space, the hyperspace points. They are not manned, however, there may be dozens in a single system.
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Warren E March 10, 2021 1:41 am UTC
I'm confused, did humanity invent hyperdrive in 2120 or 2150? I've seen dates for both.
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Paul E March 10, 2021 10:48 pm UTC
First manned mission was in 2150, but interstellar drones began mapping routes from 2120. I need to get a history together for free distribution!
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Paul E March 09, 2021 12:07 pm UTC
Will be available as a colour softback from Lulu Publishing in a couple of weeks.
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Janne P March 09, 2021 1:21 pm UTC
This was an instant buy and I'm enjoying the content, but I'm also seeing some honest mistakes in there. Does the Lulu print version already incorporate fixes that'll be coming to the PDF version as well, or are you still looking for feedbck? (and if so, how would you like to receive it?)
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Paul E March 09, 2021 3:49 pm UTC
Janne, the document has not been sent off to the Lulu publishers yet. If you have any errata to report I can incorporate those immediately. Would you mind contacting me on the Zozer Games website? Unfortunately publishers cannot include web links, but a simple search will bring up Zozer Games.
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Janne P March 09, 2021 8:30 pm UTC
Can do, I'll do another read-through and list the things I spotted / spot, then send them over. Should be within 24 hours.
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Lee S March 09, 2021 3:32 am UTC
Can we get a preview and Table of Contents please. Thank you.
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Paul E March 09, 2021 12:06 pm UTC
I’m sure I set ups preview, but it didn’t include the contents. Will amend that later today.
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Paul E March 09, 2021 5:28 pm UTC
Ah, I've switch preview on now. Thanks!
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Paul E March 09, 2021 7:11 pm UTC
Mmmm, replying via smartphone on the move is never a good idea.
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Lee S March 10, 2021 4:43 am UTC
LOL! Thanks for the update.
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