Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Review & Commentary On The Hostile Rpg Gunlocker Supplement By Paul Elliot For The Hosile Rpg & Cepheus Engine rpg or Cepheus Modern rpg Rules

Before planning out a Cepheus Engine rpg campaign set within the stated guidelines of the Hostile Rpg. My group encouraged me to pick up the Gunslocker rpg supplement. And in fact they insisted on it. Why?! Rpgger & gamers love weaponry & ultra violence especially when going up against Xenomorph style alien life forms. 

"The complete compilation of firearms for Zozer Games' HOSTILE SF RPG setting. Here are all the guns from HOSTILE, the Marine Corps Handbook and Dirtside along with 18 new firearms and 4 new types of grenades. In addition there are two pages of firearms accessories and a fast-play rule for determining hit chance using the range band method. "

Weapons for a Sci fi game are the cherries on top of a very well planned out system such as Zozer Games's Hostile rpg. Gunlocker is one of those 'must have' books! Why?! Every dungeon master worth his or her salt knows two things. You can never have enough monster books, dice, and weapons books. Every DM worth his salt knows three things?! Let's put it another way or as Hudson puts it to Ripleyi in Aliens [special edition]" [during the drop to LV-426]

Private Hudson: I'm ready, man, check it out. I am the *ultimate* badass! State of the badass art! You do not wanna fuck with me. Check it out! Hey Ripley, don't worry. Me and my squad of ultimate badasses will protect you! Check it out! Independently targeting particle beam phalanx. Vwap! Fry half a city with this puppy. We got tactical smart missiles, phased plasma pulse rifles, RPGs, we got sonic electronic ball breakers! We got nukes, we got knives, sharp sticks...

Sergeant Apone: Knock it off, Hudson. All right, gear up." 
And this is exactly what your getting here guns, gats, & gear to take on those threats to your adventurers, marines, & lawmen in the outer reaches of the universe. Did I mention that this is the Gunslocker is well done & well designed for the Hostile Rpg universe. 

The Gunlocker supplement does an excellent job of organizing, cataloging, & presenting the weapons of 2225. There's a very nice array of fire arms from revolvers to energy weapons all in forty five pages. The variety is solidly done & for a marine fanatic such as myself the presentation is on point. Ian Stead's artwork takes me back to '88 or so with the release of the Alien's Marine Handbook with Gunlocker's homages in his artwork & layout. 

Ian Stead's artwork from the Gunlocker supplement 

Zozer Games has really been impressing me with their simple to use & easy access stats for their fire arms & energy weapons. The level of detail is top drawer without a Janes Weapons Guide level of detail that leaves the DM scrambling for a pillow or how to field strip an imaginary weapon. But the overlap into Cepheus Modern means that the DM has options to use these weapons in other Cepheus Engine rpg sci fi campagin settings. And all of this within forty five pages. 

Hostile Rpg Gunlocker Supplement brings Hostile rpg into a very military position with regards to setting specific weapons & the world of 2225 is a very dangerous one indeed. Military based campaigns are going to be bloody & very dangerous affairs. But its not always about the world of men is it!?  The Gunslocker rpg supplement is solid, classy, & very well done & it should be in the shopping cart of any Hostile rpg fan in my opinion. This is a very key book for the marines & militaries of the Hostile rpg. Five outta of five because it fits its point & purpose  really bringing home the Hostile rpg universe in spades! 

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