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by msprange
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Companion
Replies: 13
Views: 1254

Re: Traveller Companion

Gareth swings by now and again (he was very instrumental in the recent Acute Paranoia campaign), but these days he is spending more time writing novels and computer games!
by msprange
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD - Any News?
Replies: 23
Views: 1990

Re: 2300AD - Any News?

Hey there,

The new 2300AD has been completely re-written from the ground up, and is currently undergoing editing. We did consider having the core rules in the book, but it was growing too large!
by msprange
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Upcoming Traveller releases
Replies: 7
Views: 4157

Re: Upcoming Traveller releases

1. It will indeed be 1105 (pre-pre-pre FFW!) 2. We tackle all major worlds and a few minor ones - we are unlikely to cover every world of any sector (even the sparser ones of the Great Rift!) as referees benefit from having areas of their own to create their own adventures in. Basically, we don't wa...
by msprange
Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Victory at Sea Playtesting - Basic Rules
Replies: 19
Views: 5095

Re: Victory at Sea Playtesting - Basic Rules

umm probably a daft question but how do I know what aircraft were on a carrier as the carrier just says 10 flights for example ?. or am I missing a document ? Well, this has been the topic of some debate :) We were originally going to provide exact load outs, but they changed so often throughout th...
by msprange
Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prison adventure ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 653

Re: Prison adventure ideas

Also has the potential to be played twice, differently, for when your players inevitably get pinched again :)
by msprange
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Welcome to the Open Playtest
Replies: 33
Views: 7513

Re: Welcome to the Open Playtest

Well, I don't want to be insulting, but when I read all the comments, and all the questions about VAS II, it seems to be an untidy draft copy. It is an untidy draft copy - that is all part of the playtesting process :) By the time the book is printed and released, it will be ship-shape and Bristol-...
by msprange
Fri Jul 06, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: AAR: 400 pos. Convoy mission
Replies: 1
Views: 337

Re: AAR: 400 pos. Convoy mission

Excellent report, just what we needed to see for subs - we'll be factoring all this into the next update.
by msprange
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: AAR: 800 pts USN vs IJN
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: AAR: 800 pts USN vs IJN

Many thanks for this, you raise some great questions - we will be looking at them all. The first thing I would like to discuss with everyone is the destroyers vs. bad weather issue. The realism in me says this works well and nicely counterbalances the destroyer horde that tries to overwhelm an enemy...
by msprange
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive Relese Date
Replies: 36
Views: 6017

Re: Prime Directive Relese Date

Infojunky wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:55 am
domingojs23 wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 3:32 am

What's the latest on this ? Thanks !
Ask ADB....
This is not a good answer, but I am afraid it is accurate - we have not heard anything about this since seeing the last draft.
by msprange
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Live Traveller Q&A?
Replies: 15
Views: 3099

Re: Live Traveller Q&A?

It will do, just need to familiarise myself with Twitch!
by msprange
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.
Replies: 16
Views: 3461

Re: Hull design choices and some random suggestions.

steve98052 wrote:
Fri Jun 15, 2018 3:23 pm
Decorative fins are half the cost of aerodynamic fins and use no extra space. If the player does a drawing of the ship, they're free.
Those could be official rules...
by msprange
Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: June Playtest Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: June Playtest Pack

Something to try out on Wakeless torps...

A ship using Evasive! may not force a Wakeless torp to re-roll a successful hit.
by msprange
Thu Jun 07, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea
Topic: Victory at Sea Pacific - Video Game
Replies: 0
Views: 2782

Victory at Sea Pacific - Video Game

We are currently running an open playtest of a new edition of Victory at Sea (due to appearlater this year), and our friends at Evil Twin Artworks have been busy on a new video game for Victory at sea Pacific. You can check it out here: https://store.steampowered.com/app/806950/Victory_At_Sea_Pacific/
by msprange
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Welcome to the Open Playtest
Replies: 33
Views: 7513

Re: Welcome to the Open Playtest (start here)

Thanks, it's the only destroyer I've seen that doesn't have it, and it seems odd for them to be less maneuverable than US heavy cruisers which do have the rule. Okay, I have consulted the Official Naval Boffins on this one, and they sent me a fair bit of text back covering tactical diameters and ru...
by msprange
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: June Playtest Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

Re: June Playtest Pack

dacis2 wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:57 am
Will give the rules a whirl over the weekend.

Re: wakeless torpedoes, isn't this no longer used now that there is no opposed crew quality check to evade torpedoes?
This is an excellent point - will look into this.
by msprange
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: June Playtest Pack
Replies: 5
Views: 2330

June Playtest Pack

The June Playtest Pack can now be downloaded here: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/pdf/vasplaytestpackjune.zip Playtest Pack.doc contains a list of all the changes made thus far, as well as a new list of objectives. The priorities here will be the coastal invasion & submersible rules, as well as a...
by msprange
Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Greg's Playtest
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: Greg's Playtest

Greg Smith wrote:
Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Barham was 400 points to Scharnhorst's 500 but the Barham was able to dish out far more damage once it got to closer range.
Good catch - Barham (Queen Lizzy) is actually supposed to be 500 points. The fleet list at the start of the Royal Navy pages is correct.
by msprange
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion
Replies: 6
Views: 1353

Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

Psionic abilities indeed use the psionic range bands.
by msprange
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Greg's Playtest
Replies: 3
Views: 1355

Re: Greg's Playtest

Is there any reason not to be on all hands to deck? Granted there are a couple of other special actions you may want to be doing, but if you are coming under any fire at all there is no reason not to attempt it every turn. In terms of balance, I am not sure I have an issue with this, as the downsid...
by msprange
Tue Jun 05, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: Victory at Sea Open Playtest
Topic: Radar
Replies: 2
Views: 1025

Re: Radar

We have some hold outs here from previous mechanics - will be clearing the loose ends up in the next revision (which will not be long in coming now!).