""Grind us down. Exploit us. Push us so far... well that's far enough. Now we're taking over. It's our turn to push back."
A supplement for the Hostile RPG and Cepheus Engine.
"Oberman is the corporate governor of this cold desert world, that is low in oxygen. And the miners are revolting – literally. High radiation from UV and the ore they mine has induced genetic mutation. The miners are an underclass that have begun a rebellion…. but Oberman is cracking down."
"The major settlements on Cyclops are located within a 12 km deep asteroid crater, where water, farmland and air exists, supporting colonists and serving as a headquarters for the corporation. Their life is easier than that of the miners on the highlands, but the two worlds are about to clash, and the player characters are going to be caught in the middle."
"This is a play box of setting, locations, main characters, supporting NPCs, toys and other hardware, maps and plot suggestions. Dip in, mix and match, stay alive on a forbidding world!"
Paul Elliot from Zozer games contacted me about Cyclops yesterday & sent me the PdF the same day. Cyclops couldn't come at a better time. We've got our usual Hostile rpg tonight & Cyclops is going to be the main focus. We usuallly use Zozer games product videos as 'player hand outs'. This gets the players up to speed & gives them a thumb nail snap shot of the situation.
Cyclops is really well laid out and the feel of an old fashioned 70's Western film mixed in with the politics of a classic such as Outlands is something that really jumps out to me as a DM. You've got interesting adventure set pieces, full on political & corporate intrigue, deadly NPC's and a full on & fully fleshed out alien planet within Cyclops.
While there's lots of A.I. here in Cyclops. This is well done & actually fits the world really well. And it adds volumes to the factions, set up, gear, and the whole general feel of Cyclops as living and breathing setting. The idea of the miners having to contend with mutation & radiation induced genetic damage to themselves & their kids is both harrowing & bites into the whole feel of the setting book. But is Cyclops worth the four dollars?!
And it's exactly these points that make Cyclops a really well done univeral Cepheus Engine rpg supplement. And Cyclops could easily slot into Independence Games Space Western Setting Earth Sector with little problem.
The corporate intrigue, the strung out miners, the hostile and dangerous world, it all fits right into Earth Sector so easily..
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