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Omer G: The bottom line is that this is a wonderful product. I think that, far more than a setting book, it is a genre toolbox. If you want a gritty, Alienesque near-Terra, near-future setting, this is the book for you.
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HOSTILE is a gritty, near future roleplaying setting for the 2D6 Cepheus Engine rules. The future is not as optimistic and rosy as many SF writers would have us believe. Space exploration is difficult, hard and dangerous and the thriving interstellar society made up of hundreds of populated planets never materialised. Instead space is the preserve of the big corporations that focus on extracting minerals, oil and other raw materials from the extra-solar planets and moons to be shipped back to Earth in order to support the vast populations there.
Inspired by movies like Outland and Alien, this gritty, near future setting presents a universe of mining installations, harsh moons, industrial facilities, hostile planets and brutal, utilitarian spacecraft. Games feature down-to-earth characters, such as spacers, miners, explorers and rover drivers – the folks who get things done out here in the lonely and hostile star systems of the American Sector. None of the habitable worlds are a paradise and most aren’t remotely Earth-like; there is always a kink that makes life tough, whether it’s the biosphere, the seasons, the radiation, the atmosphere or one of a score of other deadly effects.
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A Ship Book & Adventure for Cepheus Engine and the HOSTILE setting.
They’re everywhere – in fact, they are now so ubiquitous that you probably don’t even notice them anymore. What am I talking about? The Pioneer Stations. The 600-ton Leyland-Okuda Pioneer is a general purpose industrial operations platform, a five-man space station designed to serve as an operations center, drone control, fuel store or supply dump.
This book contains a complete write-up of the station, it’s design principles, uses and specifications . It includes full color illustrations as well as complete deck-by-deck plans.
But you also get an adventure supplied: Vanishing Point.
The Company has lost contact with a helium-3 mining station and the supply ship sent to investigate has vanished. Your players are the crew of the commercial towing vessel Grendel, assigned to investigate.
Can they avoid stumbling from one survival crisis to the next? Can they find any survivors? There are difficult places to explore, space-walks to conduct and difficult choices to be made. And … they are not alone …
Vanishing Point uses the deckplans for the Pioneer Station already provided.
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Antony F: I was so very delighted by this supplement, and it will be seeing a Lot of use in my Traveller campaign, and make a great handy reference and locale for my writing projects as well. Lovely flavor, detailed maps, concise and consistent information across the board. I will be looking into more of these guys work. Highly recommended.
Mr CDT: An excellent product. I love the overall flavour and background detail of the Hostile RPG and I envisage this station design will also get a bit of use in my Traveller campaign too. The adventure that comes with it is also very good; full of tension and putting the players into a dangerous situation from the outset before turning up the scare factor!