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Thread: [IC] C'thonian Star/The Void or Eldritch Skies with Cepheus Engine Lite/Traveller.

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    Default [IC] C'thonian Star/The Void or Eldritch Skies with Cepheus Engine Lite/Traveller.

    Well there we have it, the Cepheus Engine Lite is a pulpish "sci-fi" theme and if you are familiar with Traveller, you will maybe like it.

    Eldritch Skies

    It is 2030. The Gilman-Hawking drive has given us access to the stars. But we are not alone.

    They're out there: aliens, gods, and monsters. They're also down here. The Miskatonic Antarctic Expedition found the elder ones' city in 1931. The mi-go crashed in Roswell in 1947.

    In 1958, as quietly as possible, not knowing what we were doing, we bent occult powers to our hands and took the step to Mars. The third time, the men who made that step could not step back. We fled back into our cave for a while.

    But rocketry and the Soviets brought us back out soon enough. The competition took us to the moon. Uneasy teamwork saved the astronauts who would have died there among cyclopean, immemorial ruins.

    In 1994, human scientists cracked alien technology and overcame the lightspeed barrier. They brought us the stars. They also brought us the madness that lies between them, the mind-twisting undarkness of hyperspace.

    The future is here. Machine-made telepathy, augmentations, and unprecedented levels of automation have changed the face of Earth. But the science of sorcery and our primitive understandings of what lies outside have changed more than our minuscule planet. They've begun to let humanity out.

    We walk amongst giants. Tread carefully.

    Cthonian Stars

    2159 AD. It is a good time to be alive. The nations of the world still exist, but they have become more civilized, and we have expanded into the rest of our solar system. But, alas, it is not to be our time. Something approaches a thing on an orbit from far away. Seemingly a large shard of dark matter, this object is known in obscure prophecy as the Chthonian Star. It is awakening things long thought lost or dead, things that have slumbered awaiting its return. The Unified World Council sends out special teams of sanctioned Wardens, whose job it is to ascertain the new threats to human life, to learn everything they can about them, and fight them wherever they are found.

    Chthonian Stars is an original Lovecraftian horror setting for Traveller.

    Also, I will have a few optional rules to add as well. These are not game-changing, and I will be asking table opinions and they will be taken seriously. I want to create a Lovecraft in Space atmosphere, I don't want to pigeon-hole or railroad the players. So in saying, I want a little freeform/sandbox for you guys, I want the group to have cohesion. Whether it's The Wardens, or some other groups or agencies, it can be something they have created themselves - to be more developed and defined during play.


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    If anyone here knows me, they know I love to try a system I've never played.
    How Lovecraftian are we talking about here, from a scale of 'watch out for the tentacles' to 'the laughter of thirsting gods'?

    Investigator 3- Athelos Rising

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    Default [IC] C'thonian Star/The Void or Eldritch Skies with Cepheus Engine Lite/Traveller.

    Iím interested because I had just told someone about Travellers a couple days ago and itís been about 25 years since I heard anyone else say anything about it.

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