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COLONY BUILDER is a supplement for the Cepheus Engine roleplaying game and the HOSTILE setting. However, it makes a useful resource for any science fiction RPG. 

Build a colony within the HOSTILE setting. Build a colony from your favourite SF movie or TV show. Make it pay. Keep your costs low. And then test in the market. How will it fare with a key group of characters at the helm? Make decisions for them as they try to fix the colony's inevitable problems, chart the fate of your creation into glory or ignominy. And then watch the corporation come in to take your profits!  

Colony Builder provides easy-to-use tools that players need to create their own living and breathing extrasolar colonies. Take a budget and spend it wisely, and keep in mind your environment – every world is potentially hostile! Once built, your players can take up the roles of key personnel and get to manage the fledgling colony, leading the colonists in the struggle against hunger, air-loss, earthquakes, alien parasites and more…

The book covers the origins of colonial projects and which organizations are responsible for its creation, planning and inception. It includes a dozen useful vehicles and robots (including tree logging machines, hunter-killer seadrones and 4-legged excavators). 

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Luis R October 14, 2021 3:18 am UTC
Hey man great work on this rules. I love them quite q bit but I am wondering will you take a stab at larger scale play? Say like the old school Pocket Empire or Dynasties supplement? I am a bit curious how to transition a colony past pPOP 4/5. Thinking of implementing some of this colony dev stuff on my solo Pirates of Drinax campaign.
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Paul E October 14, 2021 7:47 am UTC
Hi Luis, I don't have plans for that, it's not something I think I can do ... but my friend John Watts has published 'Balancing Act' for his Clement Sector setting and certainly could do that job. It's Cepheus Engine compatible too:
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Warren E October 01, 2021 5:37 am UTC
For some reason, the updated file cannot be opened when you download it.
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Paul E October 01, 2021 8:26 am UTC
Mmm, I've checked the PDF - nothing seems to be wrong. However, I've just uploaded the pdf again, try that. If you still have a problem then please get in touch on the Contact page of the Zozer Games website.
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Warren E October 01, 2021 7:24 pm UTC
I think the issue is with my phone. I still can't open it on my phone but it's completely fine opening on my computer.
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Paul E October 01, 2021 8:13 pm UTC
OK! I hope you work it out - although I'm not sure I could read any of my PDFs on my own phone (but that is an eyesight issue, not a software issue).
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Paul H September 28, 2021 6:35 pm UTC
Do you have a date when this will be on Lulu?
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Paul E September 28, 2021 9:19 pm UTC
Yes, it will be 7-10 days. I have ordered another proof copy - I was not happy with the proof I received today. I will post here as soon as it is ready as well as on the Zozer Games Facebook group.
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Ms S September 23, 2021 12:09 pm UTC
For the errata file: I don't think a tilt-rotor costs One Trillion Dollars. For that matter, a forklift probably shouldn't cost $7,000,000,000. The column heading for cost on page 39 may be using the wrong units.

Or someone's doing some really dodgy accounting to screw over their rival's new colony.
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Paul E September 23, 2021 5:21 pm UTC
Whoa, we've got a stray letter 'M' there ...
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Scott M September 23, 2021 9:08 am UTC
I wonder how well this plays out solo
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Paul E September 23, 2021 9:22 am UTC
It’s designed for solo play, if you have the Zozer Games ‘Solo’ book, you could also import the character interaction rules for enhanced play.
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