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Cepheus Universal: Player's Book

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This Player’s Book is a supplement for Cepheus Universal, which is a science fiction roleplaying game for adventuring in many different kinds of science fiction settings!

Everything you need as a player to create your character is contained within this book. It takes all of the key, player-focussed rules from Cepheus Universal and packages them into a single, useable volume. The Player’s Book also adds NEW features to the character creation process, including a term-by-term random method, familiar to players of most other Cepheus rules-sets; there is a group-creation system, quick-play gear loadouts for each career type, as well as random character name lists. Using the resources within this book, you can create a character ready for play in ten minutes, or go detailed and create a more three-dimensional and believable character in half an hour. Create your character randomly or by design – the choice is yours. Included are Cepheus Universal’s task resolution and combat rules, to aid in player familiarisation.

 

  • Term-by-term character creation
  • Designed character creation
  • Random character creation
  • What skill levels and characteristics really mean
  • Secret agendas for characters
  • Career load outs
  • Random name lists
  • Combat and game rules
  • Full equipment lists
  • Point buy psionics, cybernetics and retrogenics
  • Group creation suggestion
  • Gadgeteering rules
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Paul E April 16, 2024 5:10 am UTC
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Quick note - After several requests from customers, I will be adding the new term-by-term creation rules to the Cepheus Universal download this week.
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Gary A April 16, 2024 9:33 pm UTC
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Hello I purchased a physical copy of the book on Lulu and was wondering if I could get the pdf as well. Thanks for your consideration.
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Joe C March 25, 2024 12:25 am UTC
The term by term character method..... Any chance you could just extract that into C.U?
Or as a player handout.? Don't see the need for a players book, when I only need 8 pages. That being said can't wait for C.U to drop. The preview had me with "Here Take My Money"
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Joe C March 25, 2024 12:26 am UTC
Damnit!!! Probably going to buy this as well on P.O.D just because it's ZOZER!!!! Seems rude not too.
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Paul E March 27, 2024 9:52 am UTC
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Thanks Joe, initially the Player’s Book was simply going to be the parts of Cepheus Universal a player might need, released as a cheap PDF. A GM told me he wanted his players to have copies of the rules, but it was totally unrealistic to expect them to buy a 441 page book. Hence the Player’s Book. But … I felt I could not just release previously published material, without at least adding some more content. This is how the term-by-term career rules came to be, as well as the gadgeteering rules, load-outs and other add ins came to be.
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Joe C March 27, 2024 2:26 pm UTC
Wow!!! You have spoiled us making Cepheus Universal incredibly close to Cepheus Complete.
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John L March 28, 2024 4:13 pm UTC
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While I appreciate the additional rules for chargen, I am a bit disappointed that I need to buy another book to get them.
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John L March 28, 2024 4:14 pm UTC
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While I appreciate the additional rules for chargen, I am a bit disappointed that I need to buy another book to get them.
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John L March 28, 2024 4:14 pm UTC
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While I appreciate the additional rules for chargen, I am a bit disappointed that I need to buy another book to get them.
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John L March 28, 2024 4:14 pm UTC
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While I appreciate the additional rules for chargen, I am a bit disappointed that I need to buy another book to get them.
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John L March 28, 2024 4:14 pm UTC
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While I appreciate the additional rules for chargen, I am a bit disappointed that I need to buy another book to get them.
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Joe C March 29, 2024 11:20 pm UTC
Well you don't have to buy it, get your players too. Problem solved.
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Bobby C March 30, 2024 4:30 am UTC
I feel the same. Term by term character creation is a notable feature of CE and to not have it in the CU mainbook was disappointing. If it were a matter of page count I feel like the existing rules could have been reformatted to accommodate it as there is quite a bit of overlap between the designed, random and term by term creation as it stands now.
I know this wasn't the intention but it really did feel like they were omitted so they could be included in another supplement down the line. I just didn't expect them to be released before CU could even reach print.
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