If Hostile is based on the movie Alien, Zozer Game’s Godstar has a lot in common with Frank Herbert’s novel Dune or Free League’s Coriolis game. Of course, it’s neither. There are no sandworms, spice or Icons granting magical powers. The planet Aurelia attracts pilgrims as it has a sentient star that can be consulted (for a large fee). It gives out practical and scientific knowledge, not the meaning of existence. Aurelia is also the centre of administration for the area of space around it. The game is about playing the various people and factions that live on Aurelia. You can include as much as you like about the influence of the Godstar, I thought it was not essential to involve it. Godstar’s a supplement, you need to have a copy of the Cepheus Engine rules (or one of the versions of Traveller) to make best use of the material. The nice thing about this is that even if you don’t want to play in this setting, it’s really good for things to use in other games.
Cepheus Journal Issue #003 is here. The theme for this issue is the Closest Stars. There is an article about Alpha Centauri and another one about Tau Ceti. There is also an article about Vega Subsector about a number of nearby worlds, based on the Near Stars map from Stellagama Publishing.
Cepheus Journal is a fanzine for the Cepheus Engine rules. With these rules you can not only play space adventures. You can play in lots of other settings. That is why some of us thought that a fanzine was needed. And here it is! Issue #001 of Cepheus Journal is ready for (free) download.
The Cepheus Journal Website has opened. That website will be the place to get your Cepheus Journal Fanzine.
There is already something to download. Rosalis Cluster, a sector made with the Cepheus Engine rules (but it will also work well with most Traveller versions).