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Terra Arisen is a space-opera setting for the Cepheus Deluxe Enhanced Edition sci-fi RPG rules. Terra Arisen introduces player characters to the immediate aftermath of the Terran Liberation War against the mighty Reticulan Empire and its many thralls. The Terrans forced the Reticulan Empire to sign a humiliating peace treaty and reluctantly accept Terran independence from the Empire. The upstart Terrans, bolstered by their victory against their old masters, are becoming a power to be reckoned with in interstellar affairs. On a backdrop of espionage, maneuvering, and saber-rattling on new interstellar frontiers, bold player characters can leave their marks as heroes or villains of the new United Terran Republic (UTR). This book provides background information, a 16 by 20 hex star-map covering most of the UTR and some alien territory, and write-ups of all 120 major worlds in this area, as well as other materials necessary to run a science fiction roleplaying campaign in the exciting times of the 23rd century.

This book contains:

  • History and background material for 23rd century Terra and the larger universe.

  • Corporations, political parties, and illegal groups – both Terran and alien.

  • 4 major alien species and several minor ones – all detailed!

  • Rules for generating and playing characters from 5 alien species.

  • 7 alien Careers and 5 Terran ones - from psionic Reticulan Nobles to the heroic Terran Guard!

  • Character generation rules and event tables for all included careers.

  • 2 small craft and 5 starships with full game statistics and high-res deck plans.

  • The Terran Quadrant, including 120 detailed worlds and a high-res star map.

  • A detailed adventure chapter with a wide variety of hooks for exciting adventures in Terran and alien space! 

Note that this book provides character generations, biological and cultural background, and flying saucers (!) for playing Gray Aliens – ready to drop into any Cepheus Deluxe campaign and quite compatible with other 2d6 sci-fi RPGs as well!

This setting requires the Cepheus Deluxe rules for use.

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Mica M May 05, 2023 7:46 pm UTC
Can I ask who did the cover art?
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Jeremy W. S May 05, 2023 8:16 pm UTC
Luigi Castellani
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Jeremy W. S August 03, 2022 1:23 am UTC
What is the 5-6 Huscarl Decoration roll (p. 31, end of Chapter 1) supposed to be? The text currently duplicates the 1-4 roll above it, including the 1-4 part.
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Roberto B July 27, 2022 5:10 pm UTC
This book fully deserved the Five Stars rating I gave it, but I have two questions:

1): Why Terra Arisen added new art for the minor alien races ( Fanja-Kanja, Phnunk and Klax) but discarded the two pages from the old TSAO rulebook describing those same races? And please note four worlds in Terra Arisen (Zeta Trianguli, Serket, Fujin and Titan) speak about the Phnunk, but NOTHING in the book explains who or what the Phnunk are...

2): Are you editing Terra Arisen anytime soon? I want to buy a printed copy, but I noticed a few little errors I would like to see edited before I give you more money.
For example, Parvati (p. 151) orbits a M3V star (Gliese 408 c4 is the World Name), there are 2, not 1, gas giants in this system (the adventure Wreck in the Ring is entirely located in Gliese 408 f, the second gas giant), and you forgot a "D" in the descriptive text ("[D]uring the early... etc. etc.).

But I repeat: Terra Arisen is a great work, bravo!
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David A July 11, 2022 8:14 pm UTC
Purchased both the PDF and the hard copy. Both look very good. I really like the local space focus combined with the space opera background. It allows for a Terran culture players can easily recognize combined with a deep history of the surrounding starts for them to investigate.

Two questions:

Did you intentionally remove the Ability Score adjustments for the alien races that were in the first edition?

Any thoughts on on an NPC sourcebook with typical stats and equipment loadouts for the various militaries and races? I'd love to see what mods and weapons a typical Imperial Huscarl actually has. ;-)
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Omer J July 12, 2022 6:21 pm UTC
Many thanks!

We did remove the Characteristic score adjustments for aliens, to better suit the non-random Characteristic generation in Cepheus Deluxe.

An NPC sourcebook is indeed an idea we are considering.
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John R June 29, 2022 11:05 am UTC
I stupidly ordered the softcover only and missed the pdf. Any chance of getting the pdf?

Terra Arisen x1 £17.21
Print Format: Softcover, Standard Color Book
Cepheus Deluxe x1 £22.00
Download Format: PDF
Print Format: Hardcover, B&W Book
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Omer J June 29, 2022 11:55 am UTC
Please e-mail us at and we will send you a free coupon for the PDF.
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Neal S June 21, 2022 10:08 pm UTC
What's the relationship between this and the older "These Stars are Ours!" product?
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Omer J June 22, 2022 6:13 am UTC
Terra Arisen is a re-write and update of These Stars Are Ours!. In addition to greater clarity of all written texts, Terra Arisen includes Cepheus Deluxe-based rules (rather than Cepheus Engine SRD ones), many more adventure hooks, and two completely new subsectors with 56 new worlds. Also included is much more new art.

If you have purchased These Stars Are Ours! in the past, you should have received a coupon to purchase Terra Arisen at a significant discount. If you have purchased TSAO and haven't received the discount coupon, please contact us at and we will send you a coupon link.
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Abraham Z June 17, 2022 7:40 pm UTC
This looks pretty good at first glance! Kinda like a combination of pulpy space opera with a chunk of hard sci-fi. If you are currently handing out review copies, I would love to feature it in my Youtube channel; is there an email where I can contact you?
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Omer J June 17, 2022 8:24 pm UTC
Greetings, please contact us at
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Abraham Z June 17, 2022 8:39 pm UTC
Greetings, email sent!
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