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by mechascorpio
Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First impressions – 2300AD – Tools for Frontier Living
Replies: 31
Views: 5750

Re: First impressions – 2300AD – Tools for Frontier Living

If you will take a deep breath and try to calm yourself, you will note I was among those criticizing the artwork six months ago. Breath taken, fair enough. I've seen so much "Anything Traveller is immune to criticism" and "Support the publisher at all costs!" lately that I misread your comments as ...
by mechascorpio
Thu Aug 08, 2013 1:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First impressions – 2300AD – Tools for Frontier Living
Replies: 31
Views: 5750

Re: First impressions – 2300AD – Tools for Frontier Living

What I find very strange is that this was brought up long ago when the PDF came out, and I didn't even realize it. Here's a thread from last December , five months before the printed version was released: 2300AD: Tools For Frontier Living. The Art. What happened here ? Looks like someone left the pl...
by mechascorpio
Wed Aug 07, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First impressions – 2300AD – Tools for Frontier Living
Replies: 31
Views: 5750

Re: First impressions – 2300AD – Tools for Frontier Living

Well... all my players are casual gamers, who rarely (if ever) watch sci-fi films or read similar books. Being able to point to a picture in a book to say "this is what you've got" is very helpful. Absolutely, there is a place and a reason for art within these game books. But I'm not going to hold ...
by mechascorpio
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: First impressions – 2300AD – Tools for Frontier Living
Replies: 31
Views: 5750

Re: First impressions – 2300AD – Tools for Frontier Living

Wow, that artwork. I just read this review over on RPGnet which gives a glimpse of some of the art in TfFL. I have removed the book from my cart. Sale lost, and I'm bummed about it. Seriously, that is awful. I used to publish a Doctor Who zine in the early 80s that had better artwork than that, and ...
by mechascorpio
Wed Jun 26, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive...
Replies: 220
Views: 50500

Re: Prime Directive...

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Mongoose Traveller doesn't use Classic Traveller's limited CharGen. Are you in the right forum?
Good to know that folks working on this game supplement are so familiar with the game itself. :shock:
by mechascorpio
Mon Jun 24, 2013 5:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T5 available in UK
Replies: 35
Views: 5857

Re: T5 available in UK

I just saw a post over at Marc's boards. A mod warned a poster that stating that T5 was unplayable is now grounds for infraction and eventual banning from the boards. :lol: You KNOW a product is sunk when diehard fans, who paid big bucks ahead of time are now threatened with banishment if they voic...
by mechascorpio
Sat Jun 22, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 13Mann's Robot book
Replies: 16
Views: 3127

Re: 13Mann's Robot book

I bought it about a month ago, and here's what I posted over on the Google+ Traveller Community about 13Mann's ROBOTS (tl:dr = get it!): Although it's for Mongoose Traveller, this is not Mongoose's Book 9: Robot ($11.99, 100 pages), which primarily focused on robots as Player Characters and had (IMO...
by mechascorpio
Wed May 15, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Copied from the ADB Facebook Page
Replies: 26
Views: 6530

Re: Copied from the ADB Facebook Page

I found the whole post shrill, babbling and kind of creepy. Further, SC is basically blaming the players for the delay in Traveller Prime Directive and doing so with strawmen that don't reflect what's been said here (WTF is "players want to be the television deck crew"??). Whatever. It wasn't the fi...
by mechascorpio
Tue Apr 30, 2013 1:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Big Thumbs Up to Mongoose for Traveller
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: Big Thumbs Up to Mongoose for Traveller

As I said, "depending on what you count (like boardgames)" and "At the very least". Hopefully this thread isn't turning into a match about which version is "bigger" :D
by mechascorpio
Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Big Thumbs Up to Mongoose for Traveller
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Re: Big Thumbs Up to Mongoose for Traveller

I think there were about 60 from GDW alone, not even including 24 (?) issues of JTAS. And then there were licensed releases by FASA, Gamelords, Paranoia Press, Judges Guild and others. I think it would be fair to say that it reached to about 120, depending on what you count (like boardgames). At the...
by mechascorpio
Mon Apr 29, 2013 2:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Big Thumbs Up to Mongoose for Traveller
Replies: 18
Views: 2802

Big Thumbs Up to Mongoose for Traveller

I was Traveller window shopping on the site, and only just now noticed how massive the MgT Traveller library has become in just under 5 years: 70 books , not even including the LBBs! Add to that PDFs and third party publications, and it's probably closer to 100. To me, that's amazing and a huge acco...
by mechascorpio
Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:07 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive...
Replies: 220
Views: 50500

Re: Prime Directive...

Well, in the deck plans I'm working on, I do have every bed and desk and table mapped out. I put that stuff in there so as to be able to guage whether or not the rooms were the "right" size. I suppose I could have deleted them after, but what the heck -- the Police Cutter is the smallest ship in th...
by mechascorpio
Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive...
Replies: 220
Views: 50500

Re: Prime Directive...

If there is an adventure in the Traveller PD book, I expect to see a deckplan, too. That's just the way it is. At the very least there needs to be an example ship being built in the ship building chapter (showing deckplans of it in the process). There will be a ship building chapter, right? :) Word...
by mechascorpio
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: CT/MgT <-> D20
Replies: 22
Views: 3538

Re: CT/MgT <-> D20

There was actually some discussion and advice on that here on this forum quite a number of years ago.
by mechascorpio
Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Pocket Rulebook - Out of Print?
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Re: Traveller Pocket Rulebook - Out of Print?

Excellent, thanks for the quick update. Please note that you can apparently charge at least ₤65 for it, based on the current market price. :wink: One more question: will the reprint be the "larger" 14cmX21cm/5.5"x8.5" size, or the smaller LBB size? I came upon the latter last year and was surprised ...
by mechascorpio
Mon Apr 08, 2013 2:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Pocket Rulebook - Out of Print?
Replies: 3
Views: 882

Traveller Pocket Rulebook - Out of Print?

It seems that the Traveller Pocket Rulebook is out of print. Hard to find and sellers asking ridiculous prices for it. Is it permanently out of print, or is there a chance it will be republished sometime this year? I find the digest size really handy and the $20 price point very attractive to new pl...
by mechascorpio
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Anyone Play Mongoose Traveller on Hangout+?
Replies: 19
Views: 3506

Re: Anyone Play Mongoose Traveller on Hangout+?

These integrated and shared Hangout dice-rolling plugins might be worth checking out:

http://hangoutapps.com/+/?gid=786956442 ... angout-App

http://jonswope.com/2012/05/29/fair-dic ... -hangouts/
by mechascorpio
Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future Traveller - Suggestions Appreciated
Replies: 121
Views: 26647

Re: Future Traveller - Suggestions Appreciated

We are taking a serious look at creating a new version of Traveller, one that uses the same core rules (exactly the same) as the current edition (or, indeed, T5), but one where you come to the table not with a mountain of books, but with a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone. All these devices will ru...
by mechascorpio
Wed Mar 20, 2013 5:24 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Is it just me or do US stockists suck?
Replies: 19
Views: 3373

Re: Is it just me or do US stockists suck?

My intention was not to derail the topic into whether or not Heroclix games suck. The question was why is ACTA SF so hard for the OP to find in stores. I simply gave an example reason from one store I happen to shop at. Star Trek sells, Star Fleet doesn't. Or plastic pre-paints sell, unassembled and...
by mechascorpio
Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Is it just me or do US stockists suck?
Replies: 19
Views: 3373

Re: Is it just me or do US stockists suck?

the clix game sucks, the only reason it does so well is the ships are more recognizable. What else should a game store care about? They're Star Trek minis and they sell well. Actually, I think Fleet Captains is a great game, but it's obviously nothing like SFB or ACTA. It certainly sold well enough...