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by kafka
Sat Jul 12, 2008 3:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinward Marches Manufacturing Defects
Replies: 17
Views: 3970

Spinward Marches Manufacturing Defects

Just got a copy of Spinward Marches from a friend...pages 1-21 are normal then at what would be page 22, it starts again at 1. Has anyone else had a similar manufacturer's defect? Shall I send it back to Mongoose for a replacement copy?
by kafka
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mercenary: Expectations?
Replies: 61
Views: 11613

Would I be right and have my dream come true that Imperial Forces would be covered in a separate book eg. what SJG did with Ground Forces...for if the original CT did an injustice it was to lump the Imperial Marines & Army into the CT Mercenary book without any pause. Also, I suppose Star Mercs ([Sp...
by kafka
Tue Jun 17, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GM Screen: What info whould you liket to see on it?
Replies: 17
Views: 4015

Task table & reminder of the rules regarding tasks. Those were pages apart in the main rulebook UWP reminder of the breakdown Comprehensive weapons tables that would include Ironmongery from later books. Encounters & Interpersonal transactions flowchart and the rest what was mentioned above...howeve...
by kafka
Sat Jun 14, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How can pirates work?
Replies: 184
Views: 27863

Funny we had this very discussion in our game last week. One of the players put it succently... "Yes, there is an abundance of resources. But, there are always those who want a bigger share of the pie, hence, the turn toward the illegal and illicit - the easy way." Yes, there are IN patrols and SDBs...
by kafka
Tue Jun 03, 2008 11:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: ERRATA - It Begins!
Replies: 239
Views: 51886

It is the Imperium or the Third Imperium NEVER Third Imperium of Mankind.

Artwork grumbles have been registered in another thread...
by kafka
Sat May 31, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tone of the art
Replies: 11
Views: 3305

Yes art is subjective. But, art is also part & parcel of a presentation of a particular viewpoint. And what we are trying convey is what is the feel of Traveller. Those characters for me just sent off the wrong vibe. Traveller for me has been always associated with aliens films (yes, there have been...
by kafka
Sat May 31, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: I love Amazon.com
Replies: 6
Views: 1916

Amazon has its share of ineptness...but it also has its share of greedy booksellers who know people/institutions will settle for any price to get an item. Given that postage is fixed. Then the seller has to make money on the price and recoup the multiple listings, so they list high.
by kafka
Sat May 31, 2008 8:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What was your 1st edition of Traveller?
Replies: 80
Views: 16685

My first edition was Starter Traveller back in about 1985/86 which I quickly acquired books 4-6 to supplement my knowledge. But, I have to say, where I really began to appreciate Traveller was in the MegaTraveller days. Something about a galaxy torn apart by war and the subsquent Hard Times really r...
by kafka
Thu May 29, 2008 10:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Further Playtesting? Merc? Scouts? High Guard? Others?
Replies: 27
Views: 5484

ok, you answered my earlier question. However, I think that you are wrong to abandon the idea of open testing...yes, it is painful for people to tear each other apart and the ideas that some have but it does create a better product. I think the whole Traveller community stands united in their desire...
by kafka
Thu May 29, 2008 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Incredible Traveller Art
Replies: 10
Views: 4212

Agreed Bryan has done some pretty comic bookish art. I think, if the new version of Traveller is going to succeed that it might take a look at Fading Suns interior art or a Thousand Suns. I would like nothing better than Blair Reynolds to take up the product and do the whole damn thing. However, the...
by kafka
Thu May 29, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tone of the art
Replies: 11
Views: 3305

Tone of the art

Some of the art gave me thrills & chills - illustration of the Droyne for example. But others simply were not Traveller - the protraits of the careers for example or the air/raft. I really loved the Starships and other penciled drawings. I was wondering what is the tone of art that we might see in f...
by kafka
Thu May 29, 2008 9:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: More playtesting
Replies: 0
Views: 1055

More playtesting

The playtest for the main rules was a great job...even if all the nits and picks never made it in the final draft. I was wondering if there would be further playtesting of future products?