I’ve been posting a bit recently on the "Cepheus Engine as the New OSR” notion I’ve been playing around with. The idea is that the Cepheus Engine (basically old-school Traveller) should be a lot better known, and would make an excellent core for a OSR-style community of players and developers. My Cepheus as a New … Continue reading The New OSR 4: Blades of Barsoom
Since I'm putting together more Omega 99 stuff, I thought I'd release my latest version of my fillable Omega 99 character sheet. This one is designed to work with Cepheus Deluxe rules. It'll auto generate Stamina and Lifeblood boxes and has a box for Hero Points. The third page is a foldable table tent that … Continue reading Omega 99: Character sheet for Cepheus Deluxe
I've been flipping through the Space: 1999 Moonbase Alpha Technical Operations Manual I bought directly from the Gerry Anderson online store. It's been inspiring me to start creating some more material for Omega 99, Michael Brown's adaptation of the Space: 1999 setting to the Cepheus Engine. You can also see all the other Omega 99 … Continue reading Omega 99: New Weapons for Moonbase Omega
There have been a number of RPGs that have held the official Star Trek license over the years: Modiphius' Star Trek Adventures (the current rights holder), the 1990s Last Unicorn Games series of books (one game for each TV series), the 1980s Star Trek RPG from FASA, and even the long-forgotten 1978 Heritage Models game … Continue reading These are the Unofficial Voyages…Non-licensed Star Trek RPGs.
Michael Brown creates a lot of simple one-page settings for the Cepheus Engine system, many inspired by various sci-fi properties. One of them is Wings over the World, a science fiction setting based on Things to Come, the 1936 science fiction film. I've made a Cepheus Engine character sheet specifically designed for this setting. The … Continue reading Wings Over The World: a character sheet for the retro sci-fi Cepheus Engine setting
In 1956, the English writer Colin Wilson released the book The Outsider. It was sort a cultural and literary analysis of so-called "outsider" figures, and served as an early introduction to existentialism. The book received a lot of early acclaim from critics, and Wilson was as feted one of the "angry young men" of his … Continue reading Planet of the Spiders: A campaign idea I’ll probably never get around to.
The Traveller RPG was sort of based on 1950s and early 1960s sci-fi. I'm working on a character sheet that has a period style to match, as if it were created back then. I used a lot of Googie and Raygun Gothic influences. The idea was to make a sheet that looks like Traveller was … Continue reading WIP: A 1950s Traveller character sheet
The latest issue of the Cepheus Journal was just released. It's free and worth a download. The Cepheus Journal is a fanzine by and for fans of the Cepheus Engine (basically an open source version of the Traveller RPG) The issues are generally given a theme. The theme for issue #8 is Retro Sci-Fi Some … Continue reading Cepheus Journal #8: The Retro Issue
I'll be running Omega 99 at next weekend's TravellerCon/USA. I decided to update my Omega 99 character sheets a bit from the previous versions. The only real change is that I've updated the wound tracker section, so that it cleanly displays only the check boxes needed to keep track of injuries. All of the old … Continue reading Omega 99: Final Character Sheet
I'm continuing making content for Michael Brown's Omega 99 setting, written for the Cepheus Engine. Here's a new spacecraft design I've made for the Omega Moonbase. The Omega 99 setting is a thinly-disguised adaptation of the Space: 1999 TV show from the 1970s. Earth's moon has been mysteriously transported through space to distant part of … Continue reading Omega 99: The Artemis Spacecraft