The Stars Are Fire

Galaxy-spanning space opera. Near-future hard sci-fi. And everything in between.

A starship of unknown provenance, adrift and powerless, falls into a nearby orbit. An alien disease causes people to slowly lose interest in life—then take root like a plant. An envoy from another dimension brings warning of a pending catastrophe—but what if its solutions are the real threat?

It’s your campaign. Where will you take it?

The Cypher System is the fast, flexible, elegant game engine that powers any campaign you can imagine. The Stars Are Fire adds creatures, rules, character options, loads and loads of gear, and other tools optimized for your science-fiction campaign. Plus a complete, ready-to-use hard sci-fi setting!

  • Aliens, robots, starships, creatures, and additional resources for campaigns ranging from gritty and realistic to swashbuckling and star-hopping.
  • A huge catalog of sci-fi equipment, all graded according to the tech level and style of your game—from contemporary to fantastic.
  • A space combat system for gripping ship-to-ship scenes that engage every player throughout the session.
  • A complete sci-fi setting: The Revel. Humanity has colonized the solar system, but a still-mysterious event has caused the Earth to fall dark and quiet.
  • A full-length adventure, Salvage Over Saturn, plus two sci-fi Cypher Shorts.

The Stars Are Fire is a setting and supplement for the Cypher System. It requires the Cypher System Rulebook for play.

The Stars Are Fire
By Bruce R. Cordell
224-page hardcover or PDF
$49.99 (hardcover); $18.99 (PDF)

Charles Ryan
Charles Ryan

Charles M. Ryan has written or contributed to titles in nearly every class of tabletop game—board games, card games, trading card games, miniature games, and roleplaying games—over a 25-year career in the game industry. He has also served as the global brand manager for Dungeons & Dragons and headed up the marketing department at the UK’s Esdevium Games, one of the world’s largest game distributors. He is the Chief Operating Officer at Monte Cook Games.