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by msprange
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: 800 pts IJN vs. USN w/Carriers
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: 800 pts IJN vs. USN w/Carriers

Been humming and harring about the carrier/wind issues. At the moment, I am leaning towards keeping things as they are - I can see where you are coming from but we also need towards playability and not massively penalising someone just because they are on the wrong side of the table. As it stands, y...
by msprange
Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: 800 pts IJN vs. USN w/Carriers
Replies: 3
Views: 1464

Re: 800 pts IJN vs. USN w/Carriers

Awesome report - hoping to get an update to you chaps before the weekend!
by msprange
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: A way to improve the website
Replies: 3
Views: 1901

Re: A way to improve the website

Incidentally, a new web site is being worked on right now, and should be ready in just a few weeks!
by msprange
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Borderland Run and Mission to Mithril in Print!
Replies: 2
Views: 3398

Borderland Run and Mission to Mithril in Print!

Two new Traveller adventures are now in print - The Borderland Run and Mission to Mithril! You can grab them right here: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/traveller-1/reach-adventure-5-the-borderland-run.html http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/traveller-1/marches-adventure-2-mission-to-mith...
by msprange
Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose News - New Traveller Adventures
Replies: 0
Views: 1680

Mongoose News - New Traveller Adventures

Two new Traveller adventures are now in print - The Borderland Run and Mission to Mithril! You can grab them right here: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/traveller-1/reach-adventure-5-the-borderland-run.html http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/traveller-1/marches-adventure-2-mission-to-mith...
by msprange
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: Encyclopedia Arcane Constructs - Anyone own the PDF?
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Re: Encyclopedia Arcane Constructs - Anyone own the PDF?

Our PDFs are not scanned but drawn straight from the print files - you should find it clean and searchable!
by msprange
Fri Aug 03, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Victory at Sea Scenario playtest
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Victory at Sea Scenario playtest

I think Fighting retreat maybe a bit too easy. Its fairly straightforward to set your ships up on the table edge and sail straight off. Ah, quick note on this one - I have clarified that this counts as a Tactical Withdrawal, which means you have to do more damage to the enemy fleet than you will lo...
by msprange
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Carriers and Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

Re: Carriers and Aircraft

Bombers seem to be rubbish. Dive bombers and torpedo bombers are devastating. Bombers do 2DD with no AP. In our game we only scored two hits with planes. A torpedo bomber did 10 damage and blew a destroyer sky high. A bomber hit a destroyer and did one damage. Working as intended :) Level bombers i...
by msprange
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:03 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Carriers and Aircraft
Replies: 7
Views: 2870

Re: Carriers and Aircraft

Got a question for you here... If we allowed Carriers to take whatever aircraft they liked for free (subject to the year the battle may or may not be set in), would that imbalance things massively (given that the same will apply to both players)? It would mean certain aircraft would not get used in ...
by msprange
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Victory at Sea Scenario playtest
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Victory at Sea Scenario playtest

Rather than have a single Victory at Sea scenario, break it down into 4-6 separate scenarios, with a random table for selection. Eg Breakout vs Defense Line, Last Stand, Domination, Attrition, Ultimate Enemy, etc. This works well for another game I play a lot of. Actually, I think I know how to do ...
by msprange
Thu Aug 02, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Victory at Sea Scenario playtest
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Victory at Sea Scenario playtest

Greg Smith wrote:
Sat Jul 21, 2018 10:43 am
Mention radar in the bad weather rules. Surely radar should be better than eyeballs?
Possibly not, with 1940s technology, but I will consult with the Naval Boffins. Looking at your other comments and making changes...
by msprange
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Refits - Let's Sort Them Out!
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Re: Refits - Let's Sort Them Out!

Just to clarify, we are not looking at dropping the Refits, just the points values attached to them.

As for Air Groups, that is something we are looking at :)
by msprange
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Refits - Let's Sort Them Out!
Replies: 5
Views: 1613

Refits - Let's Sort Them Out!

Hi guys, Okay, one thing I think we can nail with a decent discussion... Refits. Specifically, whether we should include points values for all of them. My feelings on this have been stated in the playtest packs - that they should be 'locked' from 'tournament' style games, and used only for historica...
by msprange
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Has the Traveller timeline ever advanced?
Replies: 5
Views: 619

Re: Has the Traveller timeline ever advanced?

We have been talking about this a lot behind the scenes - going beyond the FFW and up to when the Empress Wave hits important things. The one problem we have is that Traveller does not only cover a huge amount of time but also space - we could spend the rest of our lives detailing Charted Space in 1...
by msprange
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw editorial suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 1177

Re: Behind the Claw editorial suggestion

We have been talking about a new mega-campaign that would effectively be a five year mission into deep, deep, deep space...
by msprange
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 33
Views: 6980

Re: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

Yatima wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:24 pm
Point-buy option?

J
Of course :)
by msprange
Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 33
Views: 6980

The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

Well, we have been talking about the Traveller Companion for quite some time now - it was first mentioned in the Core Rulebook. I can now safely (and proudly) say... the manuscript is with us, fresh from the fertile mind of Martin Dougherty! I have already gone through a draft of this book, but now ...
by msprange
Mon Jul 23, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is there a comprehensive 2nd ed Errata?
Replies: 11
Views: 3192

Re: Is there a comprehensive 2nd ed Errata?

Jump Dave wrote:
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:28 am
Would Mongoose ever consider collecting rules clarifications like these and maintaining a "Sage Advice" style document?
It is certainly something we should properly look into.
by msprange
Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 32
Views: 2837

Re: Why no career books?

We have looked at this and we believe that, in and of themselves, the careers in the Core Rulebook pretty much cover everything. That said... There will be some variant careers in the Traveller Companion, and we are currently working on a Psion book because, well, there is plenty to expand upon ther...
by msprange
Tue Jul 17, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Companion
Replies: 13
Views: 1697

Re: Traveller Companion

It is basically a toolkit for Traveller, things you can plug and play into your campaign - we'll have a contents list for you soon!