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by serene_muse
Tue May 04, 2010 9:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinward Marchers - Sword Worlders article
Replies: 4
Views: 1123

Ooo Sword Worlders *and* it makes mention of GT: Sword Worlds, an excellent book that also actually tried to update and make sense of RandomLOL UWPs in the Marches. Don't have a copy handy so I can't verify if the UWPs are old stock or reflect the updates, it was a shame to see that work ignored by ...
by serene_muse
Tue May 04, 2010 9:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Post Apocalypse Traveller
Replies: 24
Views: 4005

Golan's Dead Cities is cool. 8) I'm surprised no one has mentioned the movie Mad Max. The original movie, not the sequels. Also, for pictures and inspiration, do searches for images from the Chernobyl region. Well the OP was mainly looking for reading material at first, but yeah big whoops! It's all...
by serene_muse
Tue May 04, 2010 9:10 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Army and Marine Books for Traveler
Replies: 18
Views: 3738

God weve got enough realistic army stuff in Traveller now lets get more monsters, huge space battles and death stars, creepy spaceships to explore, zombies and space vampires, reavers and jumpspace phenomenon - lets start having more fun with Traveller!! T20 and 1248 had a range of that (and MJD/BI...
by serene_muse
Tue May 04, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: S&P 79 - Congrats on the superb Traveller stuff
Replies: 2
Views: 1610

Re: S&P 79 - Congrats on the superb Traveller stuff

Just wanted to write to congratulate you/the authors on the S&P 79 Traveller stuff. have to say there has been very little that I felt like printing off from S&Ps Traveller sections, but I could see both the Xenologist Career and the Outsiders Characters being really good fun in a Traveller campaig...
by serene_muse
Tue May 04, 2010 8:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T5 Announcement!
Replies: 75
Views: 8179

A recent Marc Miller interview touches upon T5. I've linked to the source and provided the full T5 quote so you can read in context. Take it as you will. I'm glad Marc Miller's finally actually speaking, just wish he'd do a bit more speaking or at least be more clear & consistent on the delegation o...
by serene_muse
Tue May 04, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Traveller
Replies: 10
Views: 2545

Re: More fun monsters and less scholars!

Sometimes we can be a bit too realistic in games and forget how to have a darned good time! Mongoose Traveller needs to start taking itself a little less seriously. Odd, I thought the stock critique of Mongoose Traveller was that it had too much silly stuff "that doesn't fit My Traveller" or make r...
by serene_muse
Mon May 03, 2010 12:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why so many rules books? - I cant cope.
Replies: 48
Views: 5430

There's rule books and there's also supplements, they seem to be getting mixed together (both for CT and for MGT) a bit in this thread. Of course...and I sold them all and just bought the Reprint Compilations ... except for my basic set of the first seven books. But my point is that quality is more ...
by serene_muse
Sun May 02, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Lone Wolf as an Anime
Replies: 7
Views: 1702

Re: Lone Wolf as an Anime

Something that has bean peculating in my brain for the last week has bean a Lone Wolf Anime, I've worked out the Episode plan for the first season. my problem is working out the disciplines to give LW for the show, ones that would be interesting instead of the ones that would get him through with t...
by serene_muse
Sun May 02, 2010 11:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why so many rules books? - I cant cope.
Replies: 48
Views: 5430

Traveller (as long as I have been following the game) have never been out of print (if you count PDF as not being OOP). Um... FFE has been printing the CT books for what, over 10 years now? Way before PDF's were the big thing in gaming. Before FFE started printing it, I don't know if there was a ga...
by serene_muse
Sun May 02, 2010 11:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why so many rules books? - I cant cope.
Replies: 48
Views: 5430

Also: http://grognardia.blogspot.com/2010/04/other-old-school-renaissances.html is good food for thought. While I am often in disagreement with James, he does a good job in presenting his views. Yea the reason for the retroclones of D&D is because you can't purchase the real thing anymore (except fr...
by serene_muse
Sun May 02, 2010 11:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why so many rules books? - I cant cope.
Replies: 48
Views: 5430

In my opinion CotI has grown into a generic Traveller forum for CT and its direct descendants (a.i. you don't find much Gurps Traveller discussion there either, go to the Steven Jackson forums if you don't want to hear crickets). CT, MT,TNE, T4, T5 are the primary topics of discussion at CotI. T20 ...
by serene_muse
Sun May 02, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Dead
Replies: 16
Views: 4130

Great pics! Historical games tend not to generate a lot of frenzy but can be steady stuff. I mean to get into this as soon as Real Life permits, as VaS looks like a very good combination of easy of play & presentation. Also a lot easier to get ahold of than obscure b&w pamphlets which is the typical...
by serene_muse
Sat May 01, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why so many rules books? - I cant cope.
Replies: 48
Views: 5430

So it would be much simpler to just use the old Classic Books. Not to mention appear to be much less intimidating to new players. Whatever works for your game cool. For me I'd find Classic Traveller too all over the place and requiring houserules and/or slapping in 4+ books just to even get close t...
by serene_muse
Sat May 01, 2010 3:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T5 Announcement!
Replies: 75
Views: 8179

A lot of the Mongoose stuff is useless. It seems to be getting to be the case that they are releasing stuff just for the hell of it. That terrible Fighting Ships Supplement was bloody awful - absolutely useless. I sure hope T5 gets back to the simplity of the 5 main Classic Traveller rules books an...
by serene_muse
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:11 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Conan's Marvel Necklace? Background?
Replies: 17
Views: 8051

Conan stole it from a earth-pig one night in a tavern!
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more including some other familiar characters
a take on Frazetta
by serene_muse
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:06 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Army and Marine Books for Traveler
Replies: 18
Views: 3738

I'd suggest looking at the rather good GURPS Traveller Ground Forces.
by serene_muse
Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Post Apocalypse Traveller
Replies: 24
Views: 4005

You're welcome! I like to look for inspirations and pass on what others have introduced to me to others. Just finished the fourth Books of Ember novel. Series held up well, was a quick read, and was worth reading IMO to the end. The third book, Prophet of Yonwood, is a prequel and isn't as directly ...
by serene_muse
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:24 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: The Enlightenment 1690-1750
Replies: 35
Views: 5994

I take it that many here have seen the old D&D2 supplement " A Mighty Fortress "? It covers the late 16th-17th century, and actually I thought the historical supplements were the best things about D&D2. Yes and yes! Great stuff considering it was a TSR gaming book. Useful map even. For general hist...
by serene_muse
Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:08 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Commute to work, fan of Hyboria?
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

You wish is my command. Following audio dramas should fit to your needs. Here you'll find Conan: Tower of Elephant. Here you'll find Conan: Frost Giant's Daughter. I don't know if they are free to distribute, found those links on Crom!'a blog. Those are alright (esp. for free) but (shrugs) there's ...
by serene_muse
Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:57 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Commute to work, fan of Hyboria?
Replies: 7
Views: 1158

I like audio books, but only if the production value is high. I want a narrator to only narrate, while different actors speak the various parts. And, I want some music and some sound effects. It's hard to find that kind of production value on an audio book, but there are some out there. I haven't l...