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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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James D October 17, 2021 7:46 pm UTC
Since the quality of hardcover copies from DT are substandard at best, were there any plans to release a digest-sized softcover, as was the case with Cepheus Light?
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Omer J October 17, 2021 8:02 pm UTC
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Potentially so.
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James D October 17, 2021 8:43 pm UTC
I can only hope... Digest-size is the best format!
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Michael T October 18, 2021 5:53 pm UTC
Great! I'll wait for that one! (Especially since I already have Cepheus Light in hardcopy).
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Travis C October 17, 2021 6:40 pm UTC
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On page 91 under combat it says that combatents are knocked prone if dealt more damage than double their dex on a round.

But in the combat example everyone gets knocked prone when the damage exceeds their regular dex score.

Which method was intended?
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Omer J October 17, 2021 6:55 pm UTC
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We will check our notes.
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Omer J October 17, 2021 8:47 pm UTC
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If we consider that a pistol shot should usually knock someone over, and those do 2D damage, and a person's DEX is on average 7, then it should just be DEX.
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Barry M October 15, 2021 6:34 pm UTC
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Really liking the new Cepheus Deluxe! Questions: Do the turret costs (p. 134) need to be revised to MCr1 ton for Single, Double and Triple; and MCr2 for Pop-Up? A turret cost of MCr1 seems to be what was used in the starship design example for a 300-ton Military Transport on pp. 142, 143. I'm assuming that there is no separate cost or displacement tonnage for an empty hardpoint, i.e., a turret is always installed on a hard point at 4 tons and a cost of MCr1 even if no weapons are installed (see Hardpoint #3 on the example). Thanks!
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October 08, 2021 9:48 pm UTC
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The text for Torpedo Bays say they launch 12 torps but the weapon table says 5.
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Joshua P October 10, 2021 11:11 pm UTC
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The table should read 12.
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October 12, 2021 8:39 pm UTC
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Thanks - I was working on that basis.
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October 08, 2021 9:24 pm UTC
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Got the pdf now and it looks great.

Question about the double tap weapon aspect. It mentions extra damage (+1d ok) but also a loss of accuracy, but it doesn't indicate how much is lost.
The example of combat has combatants using double tap with no loss of accuracy.
Is that as intended?
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Joshua P October 09, 2021 12:54 am UTC
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By adding only 1D damage instead of two shot's worth of damage, the loss of accuracy is factored into the single roll.
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October 09, 2021 9:04 am UTC
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Makes sense - thanks.
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October 07, 2021 8:28 pm UTC
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Great to see this in print now & sorry to ask, is a hard cover planned?
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Omer J October 07, 2021 8:51 pm UTC
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A Digest-sized hardcover book is in planning stages.
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October 07, 2021 10:29 pm UTC
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Thanks - softcover ordered :)
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Jeffrey G October 07, 2021 5:46 pm UTC
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I just ordered the print version with the link from my e-mail/ notifications, but it did not include the PDF and was only 2 dollars less. If I had known that link did not contain the PDF and was -only- for the print copy, I would not have bought it through the link and would have bought it through the combo link above for 2 dollars more. Is this the way it was supposed to be?
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Omer J October 07, 2021 6:34 pm UTC
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Please contact us at golan2072@gmail.com with your print copy purchase invoice and we will send you a free coupon for the PDF version.
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Dr. Lars D October 03, 2021 3:52 pm UTC
Any timeline when the printed version will be available?
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Dr. Lars D October 03, 2021 4:13 pm UTC
Just saw the answer below
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Omer J October 07, 2021 4:46 pm UTC
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Available now! :-)
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Ayube A October 01, 2021 10:59 pm UTC
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Will you have an A4 print version like SoC?
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Omer J October 02, 2021 5:42 am UTC
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The default print version is A4 (softcover) or letter (hardcover). There may also be an A5 version later.
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Garrett K October 01, 2021 5:01 pm UTC
Does this include all of the errata that was identified in Cepheus Light?
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Omer J October 01, 2021 5:11 pm UTC
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Yes.
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Justin S September 29, 2021 2:08 am UTC
When will pod be available? Can we print our own out at lulu for personal use?
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Omer J September 29, 2021 6:43 am UTC
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The second print proofs were approved. Barring any severe error - which is unlikely - this should be out within approximately 2 weeks.
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James L October 03, 2021 12:24 am UTC
Awesome. Look forward to snagging it once it becomes pod!
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Richard W September 28, 2021 5:28 pm UTC
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I'm reading through it now, and enjoying it. But I think I've found a couple of issues with the text.

On page 20, step 3 it says: "Note that if an event calls for a skill test, do not include any Atribute DMs. Just throw 2D and add the skill level, if any. If the character does not have the listed skill, do not apply any penalty."

But on page 40, in the 4th term, it says "He rolls an 8 – 3 (Unskilled) = 5 and fails the roll." So the example seems inconsistent with the rules.

Finally, at the right top of page 45, there's what appears to be a fragment from an otherwise missing trait. "vehicle system, the mechanic throws with Advantage." I'm guessing there should be a "Mechanic" trait (or something similar) between "Mask Engine" and "Miracle Worker".
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Omer J September 28, 2021 6:23 pm UTC
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Thanks for the input!
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Dillard R September 19, 2021 3:52 pm UTC
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What Skill/Characteristic combination do I use to "Intimidate" someone? I'm curious because there is an "Intimidating" trait but it doesn't explain how to intimidate someone. Are all social encounter (persuading, intimidating, charming) governed by Liaison or Leadership skills?
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Omer J September 19, 2021 4:19 pm UTC
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Depends on context. In a criminal or semi-criminal context, Streetwise/INT or Streetwise/STR will be appropriate. Veiled threats at a high-society event would be Carousing/SOC. Intimidating a suspect in interrogation would be Investigation/INT or Investigation/STR (depending on the interrogation method). And so on.
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Timothy S September 18, 2021 6:30 pm UTC
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Found this through a review on YouTube by Graham Spearing. Hooked immediately.
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Omer J September 18, 2021 6:37 pm UTC
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Thanks!
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Dillard R September 15, 2021 9:42 pm UTC
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Under Basic Game Mechanic Note (on competence) I'd recommend a change to the following. "Use throws only when the characters are at serious risk or under pressure, such as time pressure, opposition, or adverse conditions." to "Use throws only when the characters are at serious risk or under pressure, such as time pressure, opposition, adverse conditions, or wanting/needing to know level of Effect."
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Omer J September 16, 2021 10:37 am UTC
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Many thanks for the input!
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Dillard R September 15, 2021 9:21 pm UTC
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Under Basic Game Mechanic Opposed throws. This describes breaking ties. "On a tie, the character with the higher total DM to the throw (from skill, characteristcs, etc.) wins. If both characters roll the same Effect, reroll the tie." If it is a tie the Effect is the same for both characters? You might want to clarify this. I'd recommend dropping the last sentence and adding, "If the DM is the same re-roll the tie."
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Dillard R September 15, 2021 9:44 pm UTC
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My change recommendation seems to be similar to Cepheus SRD; the difference is using DM in Cepheus Deluxe instead of Characteristic (in the SRD).
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Omer J September 16, 2021 10:37 am UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for the input!
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