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Cepheus Deluxe

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Starships riding fire across the sky. Heroes and villains exchanging laser fire. Desperate spacers struggling against an alien monstrosity. Vast planetary vistas, flying cities, moonscapes, mad robots, and first encounters. In short: high-action science-fiction adventure that stimulates your sense of wonder. Cepheus Deluxe puts you in the shoes of an adventurer visiting distant stars and encountering the unknown. Whether you are a seasoned player looking for a rules-light game, or a new gamer wanting to experience what science-fiction role-playing games are all about, Cepheus Deluxe opens your way forward.

Cepheus Deluxe is a set of rules for playing classic science fiction games. It includes rules on creating characters, resolving actions, fighting other creatures, and engaging in space battles, generating worlds, handling the risks of interstellar speculative trading, exploring new worlds, and many other activities. While designed for fast, action-packed play rather than an accurate simulation of reality, Cepheus Deluxe encompasses a wide variety of rules and materials for building a science-fiction universe and playing in it.

Cepheus Deluxe draws its inspiration from old-school science-fiction roleplaying games. It shares many similarities with these games. Material from older rules sets and those created with Cepheus Deluxe, the old Cepheus Light, the Cepheus Engine Core, and old-school sci-fi roleplaying games, are easily compatible with only a moderate amount of adjustment.

The future awaits!


Compatible with the Cepheus Engine System Reference Document and other OGL 2D6 Sci Fi games.

Downloads also include printable and fillable character sheets, character creation worksheets, ship record sheets, and world record sheets in both A4 and US Letter formats!


Astral TableTop character sheet available!

Role Virtual Table Top character and ship sheets available!

Foundry VTT character sheet and support available through the twodsix module!

 
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Dave M January 14, 2022 7:47 pm UTC
Another vote for a digest version if at all possible please.
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Omer J January 14, 2022 8:45 pm UTC
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Will make this a priority.
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Dave M January 14, 2022 9:47 pm UTC
That's great, thanks :)
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Andrew D January 13, 2022 10:28 pm UTC
How does this differ from Cepheus Engine RPG https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/237247/Cepheus-Engine-RPG
or Cepheus Engine SRD https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/186894/Cepheus-Engine-System-Reference-Document

What sets this version apart from those version of the rules?
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Omer J January 14, 2022 7:22 am UTC
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Among other things:
UPP and UWP pseudo-hexadecimal digit strings are completely optional in Deluxe.
Character generation is significantly less random and more controlled by the players compared to CE SRD or CE RPG.
There is no death in character generation in Deluxe, but serious injury (requiring cybernetic replacement) is very possible. As is spending some time in prison!
Damage in Deluxe is separate from the Characteristics, using Stamina and Lifeblood scores, based on the character's Endurance and Athletics skill, but not modifying the actual Characteristics upon injury.
Deluxe includes character Traits, to further expand character variety.
Deluxe has rules for building and modifying robots in the core book.
There are optional rules for simultaneous combat and for armor serving as a to-hit modifier rather than a damage absorber.
Characters can now suffer a Mortal Wound in lieu of dying in some cases, and prompt Trauma Surgery can save them.
Vehicle and starship...See more
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Andrew D January 14, 2022 3:33 pm UTC
Thanks for the response! You modified the existing rules so it's not as brutal and more approachable. I got you!
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Charles L January 12, 2022 12:04 pm UTC
Any news on the digest size hardback?
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Neil S December 29, 2021 4:55 am UTC
Does this deal with alien ruins
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Omer J January 07, 2022 7:15 pm UTC
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You can definitely have an adventure exploring alien ruins using these rules.
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Neil S December 16, 2021 11:24 pm UTC
Does this have an alien generator
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Omer J December 17, 2021 1:39 am UTC
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Cepheus Deluxe includes an alien life-form generation system. However, it does not include sentient alien generation rules, which may appear in a later supplement.
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Alter P December 06, 2021 6:32 pm UTC
hey my uncle is Josh Peters, one of the authors and i have the book and it was cool i can't wait to play it!
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Omer J December 06, 2021 7:01 pm UTC
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Excellent!
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Alter P December 06, 2021 9:11 pm UTC
thx I'm really proud of him
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Michael T December 05, 2021 6:23 pm UTC
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Hugely disappointed and puzzled as to why this is not digest sized. Would not have purchased had I known.
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Omer J December 05, 2021 6:32 pm UTC
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Our apologies. When the digest version will come out (hopefully later this month), please contact us at golan2072@gmail.com and we will send you a free copy of it.
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Christopher C January 07, 2022 7:33 pm UTC
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Same here, I thought it was going to be digest sized. I purchased my physical copy from Amazon though. (Got the PDF here). I eagerly await the release of the digest version!
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Leiah M December 03, 2021 6:43 pm UTC
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Argh! I was buying a copy of this but the interface was all weird on my phone and I got just the softcover instead of softcover + pdf! Is there any way to get a copy of the pdf without going back and paying extra?
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Omer J December 03, 2021 8:03 pm UTC
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Greetings, please contact us at golan2072@gmail.com with the invoice you received for your softcover order, and we will send you a free coupon for the PDF.
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R. C December 01, 2021 8:18 pm UTC
Is there a preview available for this?
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Omer J December 01, 2021 8:23 pm UTC
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It appeared that, for some reason, the previews were removed. I reinstated them. Thanks for notifying me.
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Alexandros K November 27, 2021 11:02 pm UTC
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Great game. I like every change this system made with the exception of removing survival rolls and forced career change in character creation. If your team ever publishes a variant/module with more traditional "Traveller-Style" character creation, I'd buy it day 1.
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Gerald M November 28, 2021 6:49 pm UTC
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You can easily still use and adapt the rolls from Cepheus Light
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Alexandros K November 29, 2021 8:17 am UTC
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Sure, but I really like the events too, which CL doesn't have. The Sword of Cepheus is the system i'm thinking about.
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John A November 26, 2021 8:33 pm UTC
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I just ordered the Softcover but would much prefer the Hardcover, is there any way to change my order? I've looked at the FAQ and searched for a 'Contact Us' link without finding an option... Please advise. Thank you!
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Omer J November 26, 2021 8:52 pm UTC
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Please contact DriveThruRPG. The "Contact Us" button should be on the lower left corner of this page, under "Need Help?".
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Christian N November 26, 2021 5:59 am UTC
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I am a hardcover fan, but I already have the softcover version and am not going to buy it again. Next time please offer both softcover and hardcover version simultaneously!
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Omer J November 26, 2021 6:14 am UTC
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My apologies; this was done for technical reasons.
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Mark H November 20, 2021 11:32 am UTC
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Thanks for sending me a link for 23% off the softcover book today......would've been handy if I had received it a week ago when I actually bought it!

Sod's Law strikes again!
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Omer J November 20, 2021 11:39 am UTC
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My apologies.
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Mark H November 20, 2021 12:25 pm UTC
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No worries
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Brenda C November 15, 2021 1:30 am UTC
Does this have a new and different vehicle design system than your prior non Deluxe system?
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Omer J November 15, 2021 7:07 am UTC
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Working on one :-)
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Andrew K November 12, 2021 5:56 am UTC
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Congrats on your rules set out selling mongoose's latest "update".
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Omer J November 12, 2021 7:34 am UTC
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Thanks!
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Brenda C November 15, 2021 1:55 pm UTC
Ah, I had noticed that the vehicle armor was different in Deluxe than before so assumed there was a system behind the stat block changes.
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Janne P November 03, 2021 6:46 pm UTC
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On page 11 under Opposed Throws it says "If both characters roll the same Effect, reroll the tie". Since the Effect on an opposed roll can only be the same if the roll is tied (Effect = 0) and breaking ties is explained in the previous sentence, should this instead read "If both characters have the same total DM on a tied roll, reroll the tie"?
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Omer J November 03, 2021 7:57 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes.
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