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Starships riding fire across the sky. Heroes and villains exchanging laser fire. Desperate spacers struggling against an alien monstrosity. Vast alien vistas, flying cities, moonscapes, mad robots, and first encounters. In short: high-action science-fiction adventure that stimulates your sense of wonder. Cepheus Light puts you in the shoes of an adventurer visiting distant stars and encountering untold alien wonders. 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 Light: Upgraded opens your way forward.

Cepheus Light: Upgraded 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 rules-light and designed for fast, action-packed play rather than an accurate simulation of reality, Cepheus Light: Upgraded encompasses a wide variety of rules and materials for building a science-fiction universe and playing in it.

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

This is an update and upgrade of the original Cepheus Light rules, rebalanced and rewritten.

This is a FREE, complete, lightweight ruleset ready to send you and your friends to exciting interstellar adventures. Stellagama Publishing also offers, for the discerning interstellar adventurer, the wider-scale CEPHEUS DELUXE rules - double the size of Cepheus Light: Upgraded! Cepheus Deluxe includes:

  • Six more Careers for your characters to embark on.
  • MORE of everything: equipment, cybernetics, vehicles, and starships.
  • Detailed examples of all major game mechanics.
  • Many optional rules to help you make Cepheus Deluxe your own.
  • Detailed social encounter rules - generate complex NPCs on the fly!
  • Transcend death by becoming a cyborg!

The future awaits!

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

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Todd B October 01, 2021 9:27 pm UTC
This looks pretty good to me so far. I noticed most of the appendices are missing but I guess those are in the Deluxe version. Is your goal to rebase TSAO on this instead of on Cepheus Engine SRD?
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Omer J October 01, 2021 9:29 pm UTC
Indeed, Cepheus Deluxe has the appendices - including several new ones! And yes, we are working on a revised edition of TSAO, using Cepheus Deluxe as its baseline.
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Garrett K October 01, 2021 5:00 pm UTC
Does this include all of the errata that was identified in Cepheus Light?
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Omer J October 01, 2021 9:30 pm UTC
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Lawrence P September 20, 2021 10:57 am UTC
After a quick review, this looks solid. If you don't want to purchase one of the premium rulebooks, this has everything you need. Actually, there is no difference between this and the other books; this IS a premium book. The book has an appealing layout, and nice retro art spread throughout. Stellagama Publishing did a great job.
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Omer J September 20, 2021 2:30 pm UTC
Thank you for the kind review!
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