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Old May 21st, 2018, 12:19 PM
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Question Cepheus Engine vs Mongoose Traveller

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What differences are there between the rules of Cepheus Engine and those of Mongoose Traveller 1st edition?
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Not much, if I understand correctly. Cepheus omits certain elements that are protected under Traveller's copyright, presumably.
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So for instance absolutely no mention of the 3I, or any subelement of such.

Imperial Marines are not there, and TAS as an org and a benefit is styled the Explorer's Club.

Branding and content scrubbed squeaky clean.
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Off the top of my head.
More careers.
Like the original CT, there is no mention of anything that is setting
No events table in each career.
Weapon recoil and autofire is handled differently
Spacecraft tonnage is capped at 5000 dtons - not 2000 dtons (there is a book in progress to go beyond this)
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I didn't find any thread dedicated to this subject, so I created one.

What differences are there between the rules of Cepheus Engine and those of Mongoose Traveller 1st edition?
Ian's response is pretty much what I would have said. Jason did an excellent job pulling Cepheus Engine together and its well worth your time checking it out.

And you can check it out free of charge. Jason has it up on Drivethru RPG for free. I can't post links here but it is not difficult to find.
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Ian's response is pretty much what I would have said. Jason did an excellent job pulling Cepheus Engine together and its well worth your time checking it out.

And you can check it out free of charge. Jason has it up on Drivethru RPG for free. I can't post links here but it is not difficult to find.
Not to mention it's also freely editable, and ripe for DIY works. Clement Sector might have taken advantage of that.
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Is cheaper too!
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Not to mention it's also freely editable, and ripe for DIY works. Clement Sector might have taken advantage of that.
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I'm a big fan of CE, been editing a copy for my home campaign and tweaking the things I want to work a certain way - like re-adding some of the Canon material.

It feels like a cross between CT and Mongoose - and really, it was Mongoose 2E that sold me on just editing and using CE. I simply refuse to spend more money on 2E versions of books that I (for the most part) already have.

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Yeah, that's right: There's an editable (MS Word DOCX) version of the Cepheus Engine SRD on DriveThruRPG. It's pay-what-you-want. Search for "Cepheus Engine SRD, Modifiable Version."

It's great for campaign guides for your players!
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