" "War is hell. The super-jungle is hell. Put those two together and you just know there's zero chance of finishing your tour alive..." - Corporal Mike Simms, 3rd Marine Division"
A supplement for the Hostile RPG and Cepheus Engine."
"Tau Ceti is a tortured world, fought over by the US-led Community of American States and by Chinese colonists backed by the People’s Republic of Guandong, on Earth. Tau Ceti is an unashamed stand-in for the Vietnam War, an interstellar conflict fought on a jungle world that kills almost as many Americans as the TLA do. "
" Huge herbivores make life dangerous for the colonists, and the dinosaur-sized predators that hunt them are even more dangerous. Add highly poisonous or aggressive plantlife and a sulfur-tainted atmosphere and you have a very unpleasant world. Now add a decade-long jungle conflict fought by the dispirited forces of the American nations, and a foe that hides in the jungle, vanishes when attacked and launches devastating ambushes and counter attacks, and Tau Ceti becomes a place no-one wants to end up."
Tau Ceti By Paul Elliot From Zozer Games For The Hostile Rpg is a war campaign plain & simple! And it's a glorious war campaign waiting to happen. If you've ever wondered what the marines & ground forces in Aliens look like dealing pain in the field nows your chance!
The author's intro hits the high points of this forty one page adventure/ campaign for the Hostile rpg; "Tau Ceti is a tortured world, fought over by the US-led Community of American States and by Chinese colonists backed by the People’s Republic of Guandong, on Earth. Tau Ceti is an unashamed stand-in for the Vietnam War, an interstellar conflict fought on a jungle world that kills almost as many Americans as the TLA do. Any reminder, reflection or nod towards the Vietnam War is all intentional. I once wrote a history book in the 90’s called Vietnam: Conflict & Controversies… Because of this, a lot of Vietnam War tropes, concepts and story ideas will port-over to this campaign easily. Here are some campaign ideas"
And Tau Ceti hits those high points so well! The world is highly detailed and just the kind of powder keg that you can drop your player's PC's into the middle of! The prose is solidly done, the cartography hits the mark, and the adventure opportunities are on point here! There's a real feeling of impending doom that rattles through this conflict waiting to happen. Tau Ceti is a brutal world with some incredibly dangerous encounters waiting to take on your player's PC's. And Tau Ceti takes the conflict seriously showcasing some of Paul Elliot's designing chops right outta of the gate.
Reading through & understanding the author's motives & ideas for his Hostile rpg reflects the fuse that is Tau Ceti . There's gonna be a lot of death and destruction in this campaign and it could well be the Hostile Rpg's intergalatic Vietnam waiting to happen. End result?! The player's PC's are going to be in for a rough ride from Hell! So hang on!
Tau Ceti By Paul Elliot From Zozer Games For The Hostile Rpg & Other 2d6 Old School Rpg Campaign Is Available Right Here!