About Sceaptune Games


Questions

What is Sceaptune Games?
What is Hyperlite and the SF-OGL
What is Sceaptune?
Are you listed elsewhere?
I like the 'S'. Do you do earrings?
Other information (possibly less interesting to gamers)

What is Sceaptune Games?

Sceaptune Game sis an Imprint of Sceaptune Publications Ltd. Sceaptune Games was founded in 2006 to specialise in tabletop Role Playing Games. Our approach is to provide useful, rich, enjoyable and playable scenarios and settings to the RPG players and Games Masters alike. When we can, we also promote and support modern board games suitable for the whole family or a wide range of ages, though do not publish board games.

We have no formal motto but the closest to what we believe and what we are trying to do is "Have fun".

We have our own science fiction RPG, Hyperlite, which comes from the Traveller™ OGL 'stable', but which is very different from Traveller and the OTU (official Traveller universe). For D&D 4e we have the Greyscales Series, a set of lightweight supplements packed with useful monsters, magic or creatures for your D&D 4e campaigns.

What is Hyperlite and the SF-OGL

Hyperlite: The Sirius Treaty, UNE EditionHyperlite is the name for our science fiction RPG and universe. Hyperlite:The Sirius Treaty is the first, main rulebook and others are underway. The universe of the Sirius Treaty is a gritty, relatively hard science-fiction universe. It assumes that FTL travel is difficult and dangerous, that there are very few starfaring species currently active in the galaxy and, because time is so deep, there are numerous 'Precursor' civilisations, ancient, pan-galactic empires who have long since died out. The Sirius Treaty is a peace treaty signed by the starfaring species of the galaxy to prevent a war and to limit the technology that can be used on primitive planets. This 'first contact' protocol is enforced by an independent, and fearsome, body called the Invigilators.

This has a very different 'feel' to other SF-RPGs, and has proven very popular and absorbing during development and playtesting. Try it out for yourself and see.

The SF-OGL SRD (System Reference Document) is an Open Gaming ruleset which forms the backbone for Hyperlite. Though based on Mongoose Publications OGL Traveller SRD (MGT, for short), SF-OGL has a very different set of assumptions, has a different, smaller skill set and has a number of rules specifically intended to merge hi-tech with primitive weaponry. It also includes a number of careers and character generation guidelines. it is important to note that, whilst it comes from the MGT stable it is not, in any way, supported by or otherwise associated with the MGT. It is a standalone, separate OGL SRD.

Are you listed elsewhere?

We have a Drive Thru RPG presence, Patriot Games and can be found on Amazon.

What is Sceaptune?

Sceaptune is the Anglo-Saxon term for a sheep-fold (Sceap-tun). Most pronounce it "Skeep-tune", but a purist would probably insist it's pronounced something like "Shipton". Which is good, because that's the village where we are based.

I like the 'S'. Do you do earrings?

We have been asked this and yes, it is certainly on the cards and we could get a pair done in silver for around 25 if you'd like some. Just get in touch.

Other information

Sceaptune Games is an imprint of Sceaptune Publications Ltd, Registered No. 6020538. Registered office Sceaptune Games Limited, 8 Kingfishers, Shipton Bellinger, Tidworth, Hants. If you wish to get in touch, it is easier to try our contacts page.


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