COSMOS document library

The COSMOS document library contains rulebooks, scenario descriptions and other documents relevant to COSMOS play by mail. Most documents are avaiable in a choice of formats.

Quick guide to file formats
PDF: Best all-round format. View and print from a PDF viewer or browser plugin. Versions with hypertext references use coloured text to mark links while versions for printing have all black text.
PostScript: For printing on a PostScript printer or viewing and printing from a PostScript previewer. Get PDF unless you have a PostScript printer.
HTML: For viewing in a web browser without a PDF plugin. Not intended for printing!
Plain text: Only if you absolutely have to.
A more detailed guide can be found here.

Currently available documents:

COSMOS Stellar Conflict Rules, April 2006 version:
The rule book for Stellar Conflict. A list of changes since the last version can be found here.
FormatRaw filePacked, gzipPacked, zip
PDF for printing, 75 pages A4404 kB359 kB359 kB
PDF for printing, 79 pages US Letter408 kB361 kB361 kB
PDF with hypertext references, 75 pages A4607 kB400 kB401 kB
PDF with hypertext references, 79 pages US Letter610 kB403 kB403 kB
PostScript, 75 pages A41377 kB213 kB214 kB
PostScript, 79 pages US Letter1378 kB213 kB214 kB
HTML(*)360 kB(*)91 kB163 kB
Plain text(*)269 kB(*)78 kB150 kB
(*):With this download you also need four GIF images: steimg1.gif (14 kB), steimg2.gif (5 kB), steimg3.gif (9 kB), steimg4.gif (41 kB).

COSMOS Fantasy Basic Games Rules, March 2013 version:
The rule book for the game system used for War of the Dark God and Throne of Cofain. If you are new to the system you might prefer to read the beginer's guide Getting into COSMOS Fantasy games first.
FormatRaw filePacked, gzipPacked, zip
PDF for printing, 90 pages A4584 kB549 kB549 kB
PDF for printing, 97 pages US Letter596 kB558 kB558 kB
PDF with hypertext references, 90 pages A4834 kB604 kB604 kB
PDF with hypertext references, 97 pages US Letter847 kB612 kB612 kB
PostScript, 90 pages A4674 kB228 kB228 kB
PostScript, 97 pages US Letter674 kB228 kB228 kB
HTML(*)411 kB(*)109 kB156 kB
Plain text(*)298 kB(*)90 kB139 kB
(*):With this download you also need five GIF images: basimg1.gif (2 kB), basimg2.gif (32 kB), basimg3.gif (2 kB), basimg4.gif (4 kB), basimg5.gif (4 kB).

COSMOS Fantasy advanced tactics system, September 2003 version:
FormatRaw filePacked, gzipPacked, zip
PDF for printing, 11 pages A462 kB58 kB58 kB
PDF for printing, 11 pages US Letter62 kB58 kB58 kB
PDF with hypertext references, 11 pages A489 kB65 kB65 kB
PDF with hypertext references, 11 pages US Letter89 kB65 kB65 kB
PostScript, 11 pages A468 kB24 kB24 kB
PostScript, 11 pages US Letter68 kB24 kB24 kB
HTML46 kB12 kB12 kB
Plain text35 kB10 kB10 kB

Getting into COSMOS Fantasy games, March 2007 version:
A beginner's guide to the game system used for War of the Dark God and Throne of Cofain.
FormatRaw filePacked, gzipPacked, zip
PDF for printing, 28 pages A4240 kB228 kB228 kB
PDF for printing, 29 pages US Letter242 kB229 kB229 kB
PDF with hypertext references, 28 pages A4273 kB237 kB237 kB
PDF with hypertext references, 29 pages US Letter275 kB238 kB238 kB
PostScript, 28 pages A4362 kB159 kB160 kB
PostScript, 29 pages US Letter362 kB159 kB160 kB
HTML(*)138 kB(*)40 kB51 kB
Plain text(*)110 kB(*)36 kB47 kB
(*):With this download you also need one GIF image: getimg1.gif (10 kB).

War of the Dark God scenario description, February 2003 version:
FormatRaw filePacked, gzipPacked, zip
PDF for printing, 12 pages A481 kB69 kB69 kB
PDF for printing, 13 pages US Letter82 kB70 kB70 kB
PostScript, 12 pages A497 kB35 kB35 kB
PostScript, 13 pages US Letter97 kB35 kB35 kB
HTML59 kB19 kB19 kB
Plain text56 kB18 kB19 kB

Unit type tables for "War of the Dark God", October 2004 version:
NOTE: The PDF and PS version of this document are intended for two-sided (duplex) printing and subsequent stapling. This should produce a booklet in which the large tables split across two facing pages come out right.
FormatRaw filePacked, gzipPacked, zip
PDF for printing, 16 pages A4111 kB106 kB106 kB
PDF for printing, 16 pages US Letter112 kB106 kB106 kB
PostScript, 16 pages A4218 kB58 kB58 kB
PostScript, 16 pages US Letter217 kB59 kB59 kB
HTML269 kB22 kB22 kB

Throne of Cofain scenario description, February 2002 version:
FormatRaw filePacked, gzipPacked, zip
PDF for printing, 4 pages A428 kB20 kB20 kB
PDF for printing, 4 pages US Letter29 kB21 kB21 kB
PostScript, 4 pages A433 kB13 kB14 kB
PostScript, 4 pages US Letter33 kB13 kB14 kB
HTML15 kB6 kB6 kB
Plain text15 kB6 kB6 kB

Unit type tables for "Throne of Cofain", October 2003 version:
NOTE: The PDF and PS version of this document are intended for two-sided (duplex) printing and subsequent stapling. This should produce a booklet in which the large tables split across two facing pages come out right.
FormatRaw filePacked, gzipPacked, zip
PDF for printing, 9 pages A471 kB58 kB59 kB
PDF for printing, 9 pages US Letter71 kB58 kB59 kB
PostScript, 9 pages A4127 kB36 kB36 kB
PostScript, 9 pages US Letter127 kB36 kB36 kB
HTML153 kB12 kB12 kB