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by torus
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Re: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!

And now its cancelled. Not good. How about a basic set with cardboard counters instead of minis and sell the minis separately? I don't see that working. You don't make a BMW appealing by replacing its engine with one from a Yugo. The appeal of the game is the miniatures. And miniatures are too expe...
by torus
Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game
Replies: 21
Views: 3047

Re: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game

Sigtrygg wrote:
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:53 pm
Not very happy to see this cancelled.

Hope to see it resurrected in some form or other in the future.
It was never going to get funded, never mind hit the stretch goals. Pledges had stalled after the first couple of days.
by torus
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game
Replies: 21
Views: 3047

Re: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game

Probably a sensible decision to cancel this alright. For my part I would be very interested in a release of the rules and boards, as pdfs or in print, and with illustrated counters instead of miniatures. I realise people are fixated on plastic miniatures these days but I find counters work just as w...
by torus
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game
Replies: 21
Views: 3047

Re: Vanguard - A Traveller Miniatures Game

I'm a little surprised that the Traveller branding is not more prominent in the campaign material. In fact its hardly there at all - I didn't realise it at first. Do you not think this would increase its appeal?
by torus
Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Re: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!

We looked at exactly that size, but during playtesting we found the larger boards just worked better. As for warping, we are using very thick cardstock. If you have seen GW style boards, you will know what we are going for. Ok sounds good. Can I also suggest then, as a stretch goal or add-on, a set...
by torus
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!
Replies: 14
Views: 2032

Re: Vanguard - The Kickstarter is Live!

Looks nice, considering this. But.. can I strongly suggest not making all the gameboards 11.7 x 16.5 inches, and instead going for a modular 11.7 x 8.3 system - or at least a combination of the two? For two main reasons: 1. The large boards will be very likely to warp - just like the Sedition Wars b...
by torus
Wed Jul 18, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 32
Views: 3586

Re: Why no career books?

I have quite a few of the 1e career books. What would be the main obstacles in simply using the tables there for character creation? Is it the skills?
by torus
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future
Replies: 21
Views: 3481

Re: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future

I agree with torus. Cepheus Engine is a wonderful standalone game that draws heavily from the rules in 1st edition Mongoose Traveller. As such it is compatible with that and many versions of Traveller. It is in fact far more compatible and interchangeable with those versions than some other (fully ...
by torus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future
Replies: 21
Views: 3481

Re: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future

ShawnDriscoll wrote:
Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:59 pm
If you need CE to play Hostile, then why is Hostile being posted on a Traveller forum? CE is a different game, and is not Traveller. In fact, it's anti-Traveller. And anti-Mongoose.
I disagree; if CE products are Trav-compatible then that enriches the ecosystem for Mongoose players as well.
by torus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future
Replies: 21
Views: 3481

Re: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future

I'll attempt to give a relevant answer. Well both CE and Traveller 2e are based on the Traveller SRD, so they are not hugely dissimilar. Hostile does contain full ship design rules, unlike 2E. They don't use power use in the design system and have the hull and structure points for damage. CE does n...
by torus
Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future
Replies: 21
Views: 3481

Re: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future

Is this usable with Mongoose Traveller 2e? I don't know how much Cepheus engine differs.
by torus
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rulebook reprint
Replies: 22
Views: 3525

Rulebook reprint

Been away for quite a while but thinking of picking up the 2e rules. Sorry if I missed an announcement; I guess since the status of the 2e core rulebook is 'Pre-order', and is currently out of stock most places, this means it is being reprinted? Is it a straight reprint or will there be errata/corre...
by torus
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is Gravity really a force, like e.g. magnetism?
Replies: 23
Views: 2490

Re: Is Gravity really a force, like e.g. magnetism?

good thread.
by torus
Fri Sep 20, 2013 4:08 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Conan 3E
Replies: 22
Views: 70530

Re: Conan 3E

Personally I'm not interested in paying another penny for any product which supports the activities of copyright leeches like Paradox, Tolkien Enterprises and their ilk.
by torus
Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Cosplay ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2013

Re: Traveller Cosplay ?

alex_greene wrote:
Solomani666 wrote:No!
Because we are not 12 years old and we do not live in Japan.
Insufficient reason. Cosplay is universal these days. Just ask Fahr Sindram: she is German, and her speciality is cosplaying a Norse god.
Right - but it is still mostly about perving, yes? Don't shatter my illusions.
by torus
Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:45 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Monsters of Legend 2 - Now Available
Replies: 20
Views: 3861

Re: Monsters of Legend 2 - Now Available

Is there a list of what monsters are included in this?
by torus
Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Campaign settigns for a new player
Replies: 30
Views: 3747

Re: Campaign settigns for a new player

I agree that for experienced players, Legend + Monsters of Legend provides pretty much everything you need to handle most fantasy settings, if they are prepared to put in some work. However I do think Monsters is pretty bare bones. There could be more material on non-human adventurers; as it stands ...
by torus
Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:11 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Campaign settigns for a new player
Replies: 30
Views: 3747

Re: Campaign settigns for a new player

It would be great if there was a guide to running traditional high fantasy settings with Legend. You know, elves and dwarves and orcs and all that stuff. Wouldn't have to be too long, and could be quite generic.
by torus
Sun Aug 18, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Want a sequel to DREDD?
Replies: 5
Views: 1435

Re: Want a sequel to DREDD?

Fattdex wrote:Where do i sign up to petition for dredd 3d miniatures?
Someone's already done the Judges in their new uniforms: http://www.oldgloryminiatures.com/prodd ... rod=GRK-13.
by torus
Sun Aug 11, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Love the Legend Covers
Replies: 9
Views: 1437

Re: Love the Legend Covers

Full agreement here - the existing art does nothing for me. I think as well as swords & sorcery, another direction would be early medieval/dark ages. Legend works well for that.