"In the mid-21st century, the dream of faster-than-light travel was finally achieved. Suddenly the doorway to the stars was flung wide open. But the new frontier was colonized not as an organized, united effort -- it became a massive “land rush.” The Anisoi, debased descendants of a once-mighty empire laid low by a mysterious calamity, could only watch as the newcomers laid claim to stars they once strode like gods. Caravans, or “trains” of colony ships bring new inhabitants from Earth every year, but also bring the old afflictions of bigotry, greed, and xenophobia. Humanity’s future might not lie in whether worlds can be tamed, but whether human nature can."
Alright so all day has been spent preparing for the four to eight inches of snow that Connecticut has coming. Right now though I promised Michael Brown a review for Ad Astra campaign setting sourcebook for the Cepheus Engine rpg So by the spirit of the Great Bird of the Galaxy we're gonna get right into it.
So what's with the weird back handed original Seventies sci fi reference to the show with the pointed eared alien science officer? Well in twenty three pages Ad Astra takes your Cepheus Engine rpg campaign into space the final frontier. These are the voyages of a 2d6 star ship across the galaxy with a twist or two.
There's just enough in twenty three pages to actually pull off a campaign but couple this book with some of other Cepheus Engine titles such as Alien Contact by Old School Rule Playing . And you are litterally off & running with Trek campaign powered by Cepheus Engine.
Ad Astra is a great & easy price point setting & campaign book for the the Cepheus Engine rpg . Its a fun, reliable, & very well thoughout out book by Michael Brown.