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by TrippyHippy
Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternate Traveller Universe (ATU):
Replies: 66
Views: 12817

Try them on Paranoia for a bit. I'm sure they'll get 'inept PCs' after then! :wink:
by TrippyHippy
Sat Nov 03, 2007 11:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shows and Movies as resources for a Traveller setting:
Replies: 34
Views: 11218

dmccoy1693 wrote:Well maybe MWP will lose the licence.
Doubtful. MWP have quite a lot of licence-getting, publishing and distributing power because of their reputation as fantasy novel best-sellers.
by TrippyHippy
Sat Nov 03, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So it would appear Mongoose will publish first:
Replies: 62
Views: 19383

Sure, it's opinion. But its based on the fact that a variety of gaming stores I have frequented in my time didn't have the CT books flying off the shelves - in fact, they had a lot of trouble selling even the handful they initially had in stock. Whereas they had no trouble selling GURPS Traveller o...
by TrippyHippy
Sat Nov 03, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So it would appear Mongoose will publish first:
Replies: 62
Views: 19383

And again, I'm fairly certain that most of the people who bought the reprints are the same people who bought the originals in the 70s and 80 and buying it again, to replace their tatty originals. Sure, some people got into CT with the reprints, but they're a minority. It means nothing in terms of e...
by TrippyHippy
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: OTU Setting Name
Replies: 112
Views: 27324

If you call it "Iridium Throne: Adventures in Charted Space", I'd bet that half the potential Traveller customers won't realise that it is the original Traveller setting. Yet, if you ask most gamers what the Traveller setting is, regardless of whether they've played it or not, they will tell you it'...
by TrippyHippy
Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So it would appear Mongoose will publish first:
Replies: 62
Views: 19383

Sales figures - in terms of the significantly larger numbers of players buying Classic Traveller (and Classic Traveller reprints) in comparison to any of the other editions (MT, T:TNE, T4, T20). I'd argue that the cover design actually has something to do with that. It is evocative, and stylish, eve...
by TrippyHippy
Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So it would appear Mongoose will publish first:
Replies: 62
Views: 19383

I have to boggle at logic that declares that a plain black cover with a line on it and some text is less boring than one with a picture of a space or scifi scene. That sort of logic is nothing to do with being "iconic", it's either that you just have a thing for minimalist covers or nostalgia is ov...
by TrippyHippy
Sat Nov 03, 2007 9:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternate Traveller Universe (ATU):
Replies: 66
Views: 12817

I didn't really rate the Deep 7 version - the system was pretty weak in my view. All Licence and no trousers.
by TrippyHippy
Fri Nov 02, 2007 10:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So it would appear Mongoose will publish first:
Replies: 62
Views: 19383

Looking at the threads both here and on RPG.net, I don't think we are having trouble getting the Traveller message out to a wider audience. . . Similarly, given that you're updating the Traveller system, why not update the visual style as well instead of keeping it stuck in the 70s? With respect, t...
by TrippyHippy
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ok let's talk settings?
Replies: 20
Views: 7073

Just stick a topless, 6-foot tall, exotic, hippy-chick dancer on the cover.

Well, it worked for Hawkwind! :wink:
by TrippyHippy
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternate Traveller Universe (ATU):
Replies: 66
Views: 12817

There's a definite appeal for doing a Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy style campaign. As there is for Red Dwarf.
by TrippyHippy
Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: OTU Setting Name
Replies: 112
Views: 27324

The Imperium.

Sod WH40K - they nicked the name from Traveller, not the other way round.
by TrippyHippy
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shows and Movies as resources for a Traveller setting:
Replies: 34
Views: 11218

Don't forget Bladerunner. Never forget Bladerunner.

Or Red Dwarf. Never forget Red Dwarf.
by TrippyHippy
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: So it would appear Mongoose will publish first:
Replies: 62
Views: 19383

Anything on the horizon for Scouts? Actually, they could do 'splatbooks' for all the (13) outlined careers, I suppose - with specific rules/developments presented for each. Oh, and if there is time, could I request that each of these books have some NPC/Pregens in them? In full page spreads, and wit...
by TrippyHippy
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:16 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Traveller: Blue Planet
Replies: 12
Views: 3372

Blue Planet would definitely be right up there as a good setting/licence for the Traveller rules. The 'realistic' tone of the game fits the setting perfectly - and indeed, would promote the setting within a 'family' of other noteable settings also being done with this ruleset. Of all the possible ga...
by TrippyHippy
Fri Oct 26, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Paranoia Traveller
Replies: 5
Views: 1858

Well, each game is trying to do different things. Even though they are both nominally sci-fi games, Traveller is more about tactical simulation, technology and gritty 'realism' in most respects. Looking at what is being done, via the blog previews, it's the sort of system I'd use for doing thrillers...
by TrippyHippy
Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Questions to the Goose on the Traveller settings.
Replies: 3
Views: 1404

1. The Imperium is the default setting - which is similar to Asimov's Foundation series (but not the same). 2. Well, The Imperium has a long history and multiple eras of play, so there may be more than one setting book released. We also know that Starship Troopers (a perfect fit for the rules), and ...
by TrippyHippy
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:20 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Congratulations on Traveller!
Replies: 246
Views: 48645

pasuuli wrote:From what I hear, T20 is a cleaned-up CT first, and d20 second. So then, don't Traveller fans therefore have what they need?
Nope. They need a cleaned up CT first, second and last! :wink:
by TrippyHippy
Wed Aug 15, 2007 8:23 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Monsters Book 2 - What do people want to see
Replies: 69
Views: 13044

Death Hobbits! 8) :shock: :D :wink:
by TrippyHippy
Sat Aug 11, 2007 1:30 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Umm, shouldn't we have a Traveller forum now?
Replies: 16
Views: 4592

I've got a bunch of things I'd like to discuss! It'll take me at least 6 months to get through them all! :D