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Monday, July 13, 2020

The Sword of Cepheus (Fantasy Traveller): First Session


I ran a one-shot of The Sword of Cepheus for my son today. He managed to defeat some bandits (via ambushing them), and followed their trail to their secret hideout. 

He had a challenging encounter with a Lizardfolk who had summoned a Fire Elemental. His Theif retainer got unwillingly sacrificed to The Voice in the Flames but that sealed a pact where the bandits were defeated in one fell swoop via an avalanche. 

My son seemed shocked by the turn of events, but in a good way. :D. I hope to run more little sessions for him in the future.

I enjoyed running a fantasy game with Traveller mechanics.

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    1. Fun was had by all. I wish I could run more games for him.

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  2. I hacked the crap out of Sword of Cepheus.

    Try mixing Paul Elliott's - Zozer Games' Low Tech/Cepheus Engine/Traveller stuff like ...

    Fast Magic, Mercator, Low Tech Weapons, Dirtside, & 2d6 Retro Rules ... (https://www.paulelliottbooks.com/zozergames.html)

    ... along with Gamelord's old school Environment Survival Guides for Traveller ...

    (https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/60305/CTG-The-Desert-Environment)

    ... and a pinch of ideas from Traveller Plus ...

    (http://crucible.cc/traveller/tplus.htm)

    Add players and game the heck out of it!

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    1. That sounds like an awesome mix of ideas! Nice! \m/

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