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The Space Patrol $11.99
Publisher: Stellagama Publishing
by Customer Name Withheld [Verified Purchaser] Date Added: 10/31/2016 00:07:10

A decent treatment of an interstellar law enforcement agency for the Cepheus Engine Core Rules (or even gasp Mongoose Traveller). The Space Patrol is presented very much in the tradition of Classic SF forebearers such as E.E. Doc Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, Harry Harrison, and Jack Vance's Gaean Reach stories. It would have been nice to have some information on the role of psionics in the Space Patrol - does the patrol maintain units of trained psionicists, does it investigate psionic crimes, is evidence gathered via telepathy or clairvoyance admissable in court, etc. It also would be nice to have a bit more detail on the kinds of criminal activities that the Space patrol targets. What does organized crime look like in universes where there is FTL travel but no FTL communication? Other than these two minor caveats, this is a solid book covering a law enforcement campaign style rarely tackled by SF RPGs. I note with interest that the book is listed as being both Cepheus Engine compatible and compatible with the 2D6 OGL SciFi system (with a nice logo!) Does this imply that Stellagama Publishing are working on their own derivative of the old Mongoose Traveller SRD? Curiously the copy of the Open Game Licence on the final page is missing making it difficult to say for certain - they probably want to fix this for legal reasons.

[5 of 5 Stars!]
Creator Reply:
Thank you for the wonderful review!

As for your question, we are not working right now on any ruleset - the Cepheus Engine is perfect for our needs. However, there are other rulesets using the 2D6 OGL Sci-Fi rules, and our products are compatible with them as well.

Regarding the OGL license - good catch! This somehow fell out of editing and will be corrected ASAP.
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