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by delrom5
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deneb Sector '84
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Deneb Sector '84

The only notes that I have on the GW sectors is in a set of footnotes from the Snowbird Mystery PDF (now offline) by Andy Slack. It's now offline, but the PDF states that the sector name was the Riftspan Reach and consisted of a cluster of stars within a rift.
by delrom5
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deneb Sector '84
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Re: Deneb Sector '84

My fault; it was a small press publication that probably only had wide distribution in the UK. The first part was published in the fanzine 'Quasits and Quasars' (Q&Q) #10 edited by Dave Hulks and Neil Hopkins. This was the final issue of Q&Q, so their version was compiled and given Marc's blessing, ...
by delrom5
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deneb Sector '84
Replies: 9
Views: 2405

Deneb Sector '84

I've just picked up a copy of Deneb Sector and kudos to Rob Eaglestone for describing this sector, especially the political machinations. However, I'd like to ask if anyone remembers the version published by Dave Hulks et al in 84/85. This was before I started playing Traveller, being preoccuppied w...
by delrom5
Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters
Replies: 126
Views: 17270

Re: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters

I read on another site (forgot where) that Traveller today is stuck in a rut in terms of era - we're puttering back in 1105. I really enjoyed Martin Dougherty's New Era 1248 sourcebooks and would like to see more depth given to the 4th-I, and possibly move the storyline to 1253. Another area for wou...
by delrom5
Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters
Replies: 126
Views: 17270

Re: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters

[quote="GypsyComet"][quote="delrom5"][quote="Greg Smith"][quote="Prime_Evil"] My impression is that the RPG hobby has been in a slow decline ever since the d20 wave crested and that the premature announcement of D&D 4e was the final nail in the coffin, .[/quote] That's about right. 4e split the D&D ...
by delrom5
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters
Replies: 126
Views: 17270

Re: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters

[quote="Greg Smith"][quote="Prime_Evil"] My impression is that the RPG hobby has been in a slow decline ever since the d20 wave crested and that the premature announcement of D&D 4e was the final nail in the coffin, .[/quote] That's about right. 4e split the D&D part of the hobby, killed the third p...
by delrom5
Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters
Replies: 126
Views: 17270

Re: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters

[quote="msprange"][quote="delrom5"]So my hunch is that book sales are in the region of 5 000 - 8 000 books. [/quote] !!! If _only_. Ten years ago, you would have been right on the money. These days, if an RPG book sells a _tenth_ of the figures you quote (and I am not just talking about Mongoose her...
by delrom5
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters
Replies: 126
Views: 17270

Re: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters

[quote="Old timer"]Please correct me if i am wrong, but the impression i got was that T5 is a separate product from anything in mongoose publishing Traveller line, so making it the 'red box' would seem to be a little irrelevant, at the very heart of T5 the skill rolls systems is very different, so t...
by delrom5
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is the Traveller line "complete"?
Replies: 25
Views: 4051

Re: Is the Traveller line "complete"?

And with the cost of T5 being a factor, then there is the risk of there being a fork between players of T5 and MgT. Hence the statement about the basic - advanced relationship, with MgT acting as an introduction to new players whilst maintaining a cohesive group around both versions. After all, woul...
by delrom5
Tue Nov 06, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters
Replies: 126
Views: 17270

Re: Future Traveller - Testing the Waters

I'm not too thrilled about the thought of a 2nd Ed Mgt Core rulebook, however, there is an opportunity for Mongoose to establish it as a red book introduction to Traveller against the (advanced) deeper systems in T5. Therefore, it must not only be backwards compatable with the existing MgT line, but...
by delrom5
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is the Traveller line "complete"?
Replies: 25
Views: 4051

Re: Is the Traveller line "complete"?

Nats is quite right to criticise the lack of animal speeds in the MgT core book, and the handling of movement is overall poor - there is only one base speed mentioned in the MgT book (6m/turn) with no consideration for injuries, encumberance, terrain, tactics etc. Which is not to say that a new syst...
by delrom5
Tue Nov 06, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Zozer Games] Free Supplement: Vacc Suit
Replies: 20
Views: 3319

Re: [Zozer Games] Free Supplement: Vacc Suit

[quote="delrom5"] ...have a look at http://mvl.mit.edu/EVA/biosuit/ which is also on display at the V&A until January... [/quote]

I only went and misread the dates, skipping the (October) 2011 to (January) 2012. Doh!
by delrom5
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Zozer Games] Free Supplement: Vacc Suit
Replies: 20
Views: 3319

Re: [Zozer Games] Free Supplement: Vacc Suit

Almost forgot this...

GURPS Mars from SJ Games (ISBN 1-55634-534-8 or PDF at http://e23.sjgames.com/item.html?id=SJG30-6715)
by delrom5
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Zozer Games] Free Supplement: Vacc Suit
Replies: 20
Views: 3319

Re: [Zozer Games] Free Supplement: Vacc Suit

Regarding contemporary space suit technology, have a look at http://mvl.mit.edu/EVA/biosuit/ which is also on display at the V&A until January - perhaps there'll be a surge of gamers visiting the V&A later this month/early December (Dragonmeet). There was also a documentary on Channel 4 ages ago; EQ...
by delrom5
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Zozer Games] Free Supplement: Vacc Suit
Replies: 20
Views: 3319

Re: [Zozer Games] Free Supplement: Vacc Suit

Looking forward to reading this, as I saw Zozer's [i]Outpost Mars[/i] a day or to ago and ordered the POD edition (which arrived this morning and, on first glance, lloks rather intriguing.). It'll be interesting to see how the technology will have moved on from Outpost's 2040 to the 2100 timeframe f...
by delrom5
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Avenger Ent. Spinward Salvage - Ship designs
Replies: 1
Views: 805

Re: Avenger Ent. Spinward Salvage - Ship designs

Re the Telemon, the floor area looks about right for a 400 dton ship (less the cutter), assuming that both decks are 9m in diameter. So, having looked over the notes, I may have a go at doing an alternate design for the Telemon.
by delrom5
Thu Nov 01, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 77241

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

[quote]...to be honest, the best thing you could do is if you have been humming and harring about whether to pick up any Traveller books, is to go ahead and do it - the proceeds will go towards Drinax :)[/quote]

Unless you have already purchased all of the books to date...
by delrom5
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 77241

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

[i]Additionally, a print deadline might mean that Gareth completes the outstanding chapters for a release in x months time, rather than having 3-4 months between installments.[/quote] It's not just Gareth though, still goes through editing and the like even after it's written.[/i] Which was mentione...
by delrom5
Tue Oct 30, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 77241

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

[quote="msprange"][quote="delrom5"]To date, we've been privilidged that Mongoose have been acting as patrons to Gareth for developing both Campaigns and then releasing the individual chapters, albeit at intervals, for free. However, given recent comments regarding the poor state of the RPG sector an...
by delrom5
Mon Oct 29, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 77241

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

To date, we've been privilidged that Mongoose have been acting as patrons to Gareth for developing both Campaigns and then releasing the individual chapters, albeit at intervals, for free. However, given recent comments regarding the poor state of the RPG sector and the inherent costs involved in wr...