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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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July 22, 2022 9:56 pm UTC
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Any plans for a revised vehicles book?
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Omer J July 23, 2022 6:09 am UTC
PUBLISHER
We are working on that as well:-)
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July 24, 2022 9:51 pm UTC
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Thank you!
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Michael T June 17, 2022 3:21 am UTC
What happened to the "These Stars are Ours!" book? I don't see it available anywhere.
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Omer J June 17, 2022 6:20 am UTC
PUBLISHER
It has been replaced with a re-written, Cepheus Deluxe-adapted version called Terra Arisen, which should be ready today or tomorrow.
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Michael T June 18, 2022 12:34 am UTC
Awesome! Can't wait.
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Omer J June 18, 2022 5:31 am UTC
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It is now available
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Omer J June 18, 2022 5:37 am UTC
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It is now available
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Troy E March 28, 2022 6:33 am UTC
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I got the hardback of this and the top of every page is cut off. The words Stellagama Publishing and Cepheus Deluxe are cut in half. A little bit lacking on the QA it seems. Should I contact DTRPG to see about getting a better copy?
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Omer J March 28, 2022 6:34 am UTC
PUBLISHER
When did you order this copy? We have recently resolved this issue. If you have obtained the hardback over a month ago, please contact golan2072@gmail.com and we will send you a free coupon for a new copy.
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Michael T March 22, 2022 3:07 pm UTC
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What is the size of the new hardback book?
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Omer J March 22, 2022 3:09 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
8.5 x 11 inches. However, the contents are better adjusted to the page size.
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Don W January 31, 2022 11:00 pm UTC
Are these rules close enough to Mongoose Traveller 1, that I could use the Fantasy Grounds VTT ruleset for MgT1 to run anything I homebrew for CE Deluxe?
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Omer J February 01, 2022 6:49 am UTC
PUBLISHER
There are several differences, especially regarding ship and vehicle armor and combat. Basic task resolution is similar.
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Don W February 02, 2022 7:50 pm UTC
Thanks for getting back to me Omer. My hope was to use it with my MgT1 ruleset for the Fantasy Grounds VTT. While that VTT engine is very flexible and allows for coding your own customizations (called extensions), vehicles are one of the more difficult areas to code for.
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William E January 31, 2022 4:38 am UTC
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Hello! Love the book and the ideas behind it.

I do have a question about switching careers during character generation - is there an example or breakdown of how exactly switching careers works and interacts with rank and benefits and such? I guess just a more clear example of this process would be nice. I don't have any prior experience with 2d6 sci-fi.

Thanks!
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Bryan L February 10, 2022 1:44 am UTC
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Here is an answer to what I think you are asking:
1. If you change careers (forced to or do so by choice) you muster out of the first career at the rank you have achieved.
2. When you finish your next career, you muster out of that career at the rank you achieve solely in that career.

I hope this helps.
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Neil S January 23, 2022 8:01 am UTC
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Does this have life paths for armed forced
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Omer J January 24, 2022 9:37 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Yes, for sci-fi Army, Navy, and Marines characters.
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Michael T January 19, 2022 3:59 pm UTC
PURCHASER
Under the Liason skill, what is "negotiations, or at the souk". In Cepheus Light is says
"negotiations, or at the shouq".

What is this?
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Omer J January 19, 2022 4:51 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Shouq = Arabic/Hebrew word for "Market" or "Bazaar".
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Dave M January 14, 2022 7:47 pm UTC
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Another vote for a digest version if at all possible please.
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Omer J January 14, 2022 8:45 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Will make this a priority.
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Dave M January 14, 2022 9:47 pm UTC
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That's great, thanks :)
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Andrew D January 13, 2022 10:28 pm UTC
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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
PUBLISHER
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
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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
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Does this deal with alien ruins
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Omer J January 07, 2022 7:15 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
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
PURCHASER
Does this have an alien generator
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Omer J December 17, 2021 1:39 am UTC
PUBLISHER
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
PUBLISHER
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
PUBLISHER
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
PUBLISHER
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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