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Winner of the “Best Ship or Deckplan” category of the Zhodani Base Awards 2019!

Necessity is the mother of invention, and war brings about many necessities. In the 2230's, Humanity fought a war for its liberty and survival against the mighty Reticulan Empire. Faced with a numerically superior, technologically advanced foe, Terran forces required highly efficient logistics to fuel their war effort and turn back the tide. Such logistics necessitated simple, cheap, efficient freighters and troop ships to carry war materials and troops between the stars. Hence, the L’Ouverture-Class Liberty Ship was born – an economic wartime freighter. It lacks any frills or bells and whistles. It comes to work, to carry freight and troops. That's it.

Once the War ended, the Terran Merchant Marine sold many of these ships – no longer required for military logistics due to widespread demobilization – on the civilian markets. Many serve as independent or corporate merchants. However, a few star-pirate gangs acquired such ships for cheap and modified them to serve as their bases of operation.

This booklet details five variants of the Liberty Ship – a 1,000-ton freighter intended for use with the Cepheus Engine rules and other Sci-Fi 2D6 SRD-compatible rules.

The variants include the original freighter; a cryogenic troop transport; an armed variant; a frontier merchant variant; and an illegally modified jump-capable pirate base!

All variants come with full Cepheus Engine statistics and high-resolution deck plans based on a 1.5m grid. Additionally, the booklet provides a few variant ship rules for the Cepheus Engine, including rules for purchasing second-hand Liberty Ships. Finally, it offers one specific, game-ready Liberty Ship, the Gilded Claw, complete with its game statistics and a fully detailed crew!

Note that while the default setting for this booklet is Stellagama Publishing's These Stars Are Ours! universe, the ship itself, complete with game statistics and deck plans, is easily usable with any other Cepheus Engine or Sci-Fi 2D6 SRD setting.

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Roberto B April 11, 2020 11:54 am UTC
I just LOVE this ship, all the variants are really useful! My only doubt is with the military sensors, the basic Model/C ONLY (not its variants) has the 'bigger' sensors showed in the deckplans (page 15, D deck), is this intentional?
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Omer J April 11, 2020 12:32 pm UTC
Thank you for your kind words.

I will check about the sensors' place on the deck plans and get back to you.
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Chris K October 28, 2019 1:25 am UTC
Really useful ship, with a good selection of variant designs ( and full deckplans for each ). It will easily slot into any 2D6 Sci Fi game as a standard freighter in the size-class above the "adventure-class ships" players normally see. Looking forward to setting something on it.
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Omer J October 28, 2019 6:34 am UTC
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Darin C October 26, 2019 10:20 pm UTC
Clear, concise with no wasted or extranious stuff. Well laid out both is format and 'Histroic' details. This DM has just found an easily inserted game adventure set piece for future evening's enterainment. (^_^)
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Omer J October 26, 2019 10:44 pm UTC
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