HOSTILE - Welcome to a gritty, retro-tech sci-fi setting ...
HOSTILE is Zozer Games' popular science fiction roleplaying setting for the 2D6 Cepheus Engine rules. 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.
There is a slew of available supplements for this setting. You will also need a copy of Cepheus Engine to play. Find Out More
OTHER CEPHEUS ENGINE GAMES & BOOKS
GODSTAR - An epic sci-fi setting for Cepheus Engine, with the game focussed on conflict, politics and survival on the key desert planet of Aurelia. Inspired by Herbert's famous SF novel series - but with its own set of pulls, pushes and powerful personalities.
CAMP CRETACEOUS - Player characters travel back into the Cretaceous period in this supplement for Cepheus Engine. There they carry out perilous missions in their attempts to study dinosaurs in their natural environment. A great game to play alongside young people and children.
LOW TECH - Three separate supplements that provide weaponry and magic for ancient, fantasy or historical Cepheus Engine settings: Low Tech, Fast Magic and Archaic Firearms.
MODERN WARFARE - Complete squad-level game that opens up roleplaying to a wide-range of modern military-themed settings. It is based on (and fully compatible with) the science-fiction game called Cepheus Engine. With almost 70 military vehicles, 90 firearms and comprehensive military careers, the game can be set anytime in the past thirty years.
ORBITAL 2100 - This complete RPG has a realistic (TL 9) feel that is set within our own solar system, ships are equipped with realistic reaction rockets and spin habitats. The Earth is locked in a Cold War with the people of Luna. Both face off, 400,000 km apart, threatening mutual annihilation whilst they compete to colonise the moons of Jupiter and Saturn.
SOLO - A complete solo campaign, perfect for use with Cepheus Engine or Traveller. As a single player you can follow a group of PCs as star traders, naval officers, explorers or fortune hunters. Explore your universe from the inside!
UNIVERSAL WORLD PROFILE - This supplement gives advice and resources for any referee wanting to flesh out the bones of a Universal World Profile (UWP). Turn a random string of numbers into a memorable and exciting scenario setting.
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43AD : ROLEPLAYING IN ROMAN BRITAIN - Britannia is a land of monsters, spirits and warlike tribes - what are your Roman legionnaries getting into? This complete RPG uses a fast-play 2D6 system.
TOTEM - A free Ice Age roleplaying game, that uses an atmospheric method of drawing stones to resolve situations.
WARLORDS OF ALEXANDER - This free supplement for Basic Roleplaying or Runequest explores the world left behind after Alexander the Great's death. Kingdoms are at war and mercenaries fight for the highest bidder.
ZENOBIA - A complete Roman fantasy RPG, set amidst the turbulent desert kingdoms of the violent Third Century. Zenobia is a comprehensive book that uses the same fast-play 2D6 system used in 43AD.
GRUNT - An historically realistic and claustrophobic RPG set within an infantry squad in Vietnam. Games are easy to play, and packed with a great deal of nervous tension. GRUNT uses six-sided dice and a unique set of combatrules that recreate the confusion, fear and panic of Vietnam jungle firefights .
ATTACK SQUADRON ROSWELL - Play the role of 1950s fighter pilots, defending Earth from the terrifying flying saucer menace, both in the sky and within compromised US communities. Includes dog-fighting rules and aircraft specs. A supplement for Traveller 1st edition by Mongoose, or Cepheus Engine.
KOSMOS 68 - A free setting for Classic Traveller inspired by many modern images of a Soviet space-future, and also to the look and feel of classic old-style Soviet movies. Complete with enigmas, a fiendish alien race and a subsector.
MERCATOR - A free setting for Classic Traveller that recreates the trading and sailing expeditions across the ancient Roman Empire! Create a crew, board a sailing ship and go in search of a fortune - and adventure!
OUTWORLD - A free setting for Classic Traveller, inspired by the movies Alien, Aliens, Outland and Silent Running (amongst others) that uses only the tools and rules of Traveller Books 1, 2 and 3 to help build a rough facsimile of those movies.
PLANETARY WORLD PROFILES - Each of these books, written for use with Mongoose's Traveller, details a unique world, filled with adventure opportunity and setting detail. There are four in the series, and they can be easily used with Cepheus Engine.
OTHER SETTINGS AND SUPPLEMENTS - There are a number of other free settings, PDFs and articles relating to Traveller on this website. Find Out More.
Zozer Games is an online roleplaying game publisher based in England. It produces games and supplements for the Cepheus Engine sci-fi RPG, but also publishes historical, military and other science fiction RPGs. You can download these enjoyable and well researched games as PDFs, or you can order physical softback copies, for delivery.
GURPS ATOMIC HORROR - Still Selling!
“I've never seen the first edition of this book, but if it contains half the information the second has it would be a great buy as well. The updated version is one of the best GURPS sourcebooks on the market, bursting with material that just about any roleplayer could use. Atomic Horror's stated goal is to recreate the era of the B-movies - the campy horror/sci-fi of the 50's and its mutant progeny, including modern films like Mars Attacks... Not only is Atomic Horror a faithful homage to those films, it's a historical sourcebook as detailed as the best GURPS has to offer.”
RPG.NET/Michael Daumen (5/5)