The Ancient Faith is the Orthodox faith, which will endure as long as mankind endures. The Far Future is the Classic Traveller role playing system, and the game universe which I've created. This blog is where those two come together.
For my new experiment in using Cepheus Light, I've rolled up a few new characters. I found some character images in Planet Stories v2 # 12 (1945) and thought they looked just about perfect for my new adventurers. I present:
Business Mogul, someone who always “knows a guy” who
can help the PCs – in exchange for a favor.
A Deal is about to be born. And it will be profitable.
is not that tall, not that big and not that impressive looking. A
good-looking guy, sure, but a city-dweller and ground-pounder.
tends to be 'flash' – you'll find him at the popular clubs, often
tossing credits around. His clothes are always the current fashion,
and tailor-made. Any tech he carries with him will be top of the
line, the best the local TL can offer.
he introduces himself, it's always “I'm Alistair Deacon”. The
implication being that of course the PCs have heard of him. This may
be vanity, but it's also a show of dominance. He will on occasion
talk about himself in the 3rd person; such as “Of course it'll be a
winner. Financial losses don't happen to Alistair Deacon.”
general, he's right. He may not look tough, but he's no fool. His
business ventures are always legit, and profitable. He can smell a
dodgy deal a klick away.
loaded with cash, and connected to scores of people – both legit
and criminal. He's not a criminal, but he knows people who are.
two associates nearby at all times - “Kong” and “Nails”. Kong
is the obvious muscle, even in his nice suit. Nails is less
obtrusive, and often fades into the background. Just because you
don't see him, that doesn't mean he's not there. Deacon isn't a
fighter, so he always has someone around who is.
Over the last few years I have worked a good bit with the Cepheus Engine rules set. Mostly because of my work with Stellagama Publishing (Thanks, guys!) on things like These Stars Are Ours!and The Space Patrol, and now recently Sword of Cepheus. It's been fun. Now, I'm still a Classic Traveller guy. There's nothing wrong with branching out, however. One of my new projects, therefore, is restructuring one of the subsectors of my TU, and converting all that can be converted therein to CE game terms. With my Pocket Edition of Cepheus Light, I will create new characters, build new vehicles and starships, and find out how well CL works. The area formerly known as Weitzlar Subsector is now known as the Remnants of the Glorious Empire.
Behold my new custom-made map of the Glorious Empire Subsector