Just wanted to say that I really, really love what this system offers. Big fan of Traveller/Cepheus type stuff, and, in running a Rider campaign recently, I decided to take a look to see what else was offered in the same style, and Sword of Cepheus scratched so, so many itches for me. Dangerous magic, the character creation common to the engine I've come to love, a charming old-school DND art style, and, this absolutely is a blessing, the book is fairly short! In a good way, you got right to the point and I didn't have to spend long finding what I needed or digging through fluff. Gotta say that the magic/mutation system is probably my favorite part, I ABSOLUTELTY plan on playing around with it for my cowboy campaign.
I think my only complaint is that the weapons don't have a lot of diversity beyond handedness and dice damage, but honestly that's fine- and sort of the norm for rpg's anymore, if 5e DND is anything to go off of. Other than that, book good, 10/10, cast spells and crush skulls. If you, dear reader, are seeking a quick and easy way to experience some of the best the Cepheus system has to offer, give this a gander. If you, Publisher, are reading this, you did real good!
[5 of 5 Stars!]