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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!

 
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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
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Thanks for the input!
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Vladimir R September 11, 2021 12:00 pm UTC
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In character creation, in the event "Labor dispute", there is a reference to "after-action bonus". What is it ? Where is it defined ?
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Omer J September 11, 2021 1:41 pm UTC
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This is an ordinary Mustering Out Benefit.
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Vladimir R September 13, 2021 9:40 am UTC
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OK thanks. Character generation is much simpler and better than in previous traveler/cepheus rules.

another (very) small thing in the character generation: steps 1 to 3 are called "steps" while 4 to 5 are called "stages" :p
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David A September 10, 2021 9:23 pm UTC
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Still reviewing but very extensive rewrite! The weapons load out on the 1000 dt cruiser looks like a typo. You might want to check it.
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Omer J September 11, 2021 7:43 am UTC
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Will be fixed, thanks for spotting this!
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September 10, 2021 8:45 pm UTC
For space combat is the range check using navigation skill still used? It seems a very odd rule... (From the Engine SRD)
i.e.
Range Check
The Navigator makes an opposed Navigation skill check with another vessel. The vessel with the highest result
may elect to increase, decrease, or maintain the range between the vessels for the round.
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Omer J September 11, 2021 7:45 am UTC
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Cepheus Deluxe does not use a Range Check, unlike the Cepheus Engine SRD.
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Michael W September 10, 2021 3:25 pm UTC
Will there be a preview available soon?
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Omer J September 10, 2021 3:55 pm UTC
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There was a bug with the previews; should be fixed now.
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September 09, 2021 10:09 pm UTC
I want this when POD is available.
Does the deluxe addition include vehicle creation rules? If not, are the current VDS rules compatible, or will a new set be released?
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Omer J September 09, 2021 10:29 pm UTC
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PoD will be released within a few weeks. This does not include vehicle design rules, though we are considering creating anadapted version of the VDS/VDG for Cepheus Deluxe.
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September 09, 2021 10:35 pm UTC
Thank you.
Would really like to see updated vehicle rules.
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Jeff E September 09, 2021 8:35 pm UTC
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An FYI, some of the page number references on the worksheet are wrong.
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September 09, 2021 10:09 pm UTC
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I was working off the last proof copy, some of them may have changed. I'll send Omer a message and get them changed for him.
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Omer J September 09, 2021 10:27 pm UTC
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My apologies. I will fix that ASAP.
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Neil S September 09, 2021 2:43 am UTC
Does this have an alien generator
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Omer J September 09, 2021 6:43 am UTC
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Alien animal generation rules, yes. Sentient alien generation rules, no.
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Graham S September 08, 2021 8:51 pm UTC
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I have downloaded and skimmed the new and revised Cepheus Deluxe.

This looks to be an enticing version of Traveller.

It manages to maintain everything you would expect, whilst simplifying areas of complexity, and creating engaging sub systems for operatic play. It is still very much Traveller with the usual assumptions, the DNA is all there, but I think this comprehensive book delivers an extremely approachable and dynamic Traveller experience.

I now want to run it.
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Omer J September 09, 2021 6:42 am UTC
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Many thanks for your kind words!
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Christian E September 08, 2021 5:37 pm UTC
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Hello! Have the space combat rules changed from Cepheus core?
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Omer J September 08, 2021 6:54 pm UTC
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Yes. Cepheus Deluxe uses relative positioning in combat rather than range bands, and has a different armor system.
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Christian E September 08, 2021 7:01 pm UTC
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Okay cool! Thank you for the reply.
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Omer J September 08, 2021 7:02 pm UTC
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You're welcome.
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Brett K September 08, 2021 10:56 am UTC
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Got it, hope to do a review for the next issue of Cepheus Journal.
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Omer J September 08, 2021 11:16 am UTC
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Thanks!
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john C September 08, 2021 7:08 am UTC
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and no discount
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Omer J September 08, 2021 8:07 am UTC
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You mean a discount for owners of Cepheus Light? If you have purchased Cepheus Light and haven't received a discount code by e-mail, please e-mail me at golan2072@gmail.com and I will send you a discount coupon.
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Jeff M September 07, 2021 10:13 pm UTC
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Beefy and meaty ! this deluxe version looks amazing.
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Omer J September 07, 2021 10:14 pm UTC
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Thanks!
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Jacob R September 07, 2021 3:09 pm UTC
What makes this version deluxe?
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Omer J September 07, 2021 3:13 pm UTC
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Double the size of Cepheus Light - including animal generation rules, robot creation rules, new and expanded ship design rules, many new vehicles, equipment, and cybernetics, and many, many optional rules to easily permit you to make the game your own.

We revised all rules based on customer (and, later, playtester) feedback, to make this as playable and enjoyable as possible.
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Nicholas C September 07, 2021 3:46 pm UTC
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so is this more Cepheus Light Deluxe rather than Cepheus Engine Deluxe??

and will there be a PoD?
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Omer J September 07, 2021 4:26 pm UTC
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It is a "Deluxe" of both, with a lot of new material not included in the Cepheus Engine SRD.

We are now in the process of creating a print edition, including creating an index at the back of the print book.
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T. Devon S September 07, 2021 4:56 pm UTC
I'll probably hold my purchase until there is a print / pdf combo as an option.
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Omer J September 07, 2021 6:45 pm UTC
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No problem :-)
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Todd S September 07, 2021 9:06 pm UTC
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The sample contains the page that lists the differences between Cepheus Light and Cepheus Deluxe. It's the 4th page of the sample.
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Mark D September 07, 2021 9:16 pm UTC
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Excellent news about the print edition! Very much looking forward to it. :-)
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Omer J September 07, 2021 9:40 pm UTC
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Exactly.
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Omer J September 07, 2021 9:40 pm UTC
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Thanks!
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christopher M September 09, 2021 7:51 pm UTC
Is there a sample, because I can’t seem to find it on the page?
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