Armageddon 2089 a re-birth?

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Postby lastbesthope » Sun Nov 02, 2008 12:52 pm

Best I heard only the first 2 had been written, and you are right, only the first one was ever released, but it was solely responsible for me getting into A:2089.

Spoke to Matt yesterday, looks like IF A:2089 comes back it would be using the Traveller Ruleset.

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Postby greenjelly » Mon Nov 03, 2008 10:15 am

lastbesthope wrote:Best I heard only the first 2 had been written, and you are right, only the first one was ever released, but it was solely responsible for me getting into A:2089.

Spoke to Matt yesterday, looks like IF A:2089 comes back it would be using the Traveller Ruleset.

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I'm more interested in the novels at this point, I really enjoy the setting, I actually have never played a game yet of it, though I own the core book, Earth:2089, the armored book and Kazakhstan :)

However i'll buy anything, whether it's novels, or more RPG books.
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Postby lastbesthope » Mon Nov 03, 2008 7:52 pm

I own 2 complete sets of the gamebooks and I've never played it either :lol: But the settiong is great and the ruleset crunchy and intriguing to me.

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Postby Da Boss » Mon Nov 03, 2008 9:05 pm

Love to see the novels :)

in terms of a tbale top game to be honest I would also love to see a BattleTech conversion as it is very very similar.....reminded me of the best novels for that system.....

Battletech has always been a storng and effective system.
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Postby greenjelly » Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:10 am

I didn't like the sound of it moving on to covering all the plaanets in the solar system etc. That was on the cards for any new printing if I recall correctly, but i'm willing to give anything a try.

I didn't think they got to explore enough of the original setting though, so i'd prefer to see more of that, but i'm interested either way.
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Postby lastbesthope » Tue Nov 04, 2008 7:56 pm

Were it to move to the other planets I think they would need to shift the timeframe, I haven't given Earth 2089 a proper read through, but the one novel makes mention of orbital space exploration but nothing further than that, though I could see a Moonbase potentially, beyond that I don't think would be viable in 2089.

EDIT: Just skimmed High Frontier, there are some off Earth bases, mainly in some of the LaGrange points in the Earth - Sun and Earth - Moon systems, as well as a moonbase. There either are or are plans for Martian bases, asteroid bases and bases at the Sun-Jupiter LaGrange points.

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Postby greenjelly » Wed Nov 05, 2008 11:54 am

Yeah I believe they were going to move the timeline forward to accomodate it. I just thought they hadn't explored the current one enough. But i'll buy it if anything comes out either way.

I still really want to read the novels, this thread inspired me to go back and read the first one again actually.
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Postby lastbesthope » Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:29 pm

Must get round to rereading the RPG and then thinking along Traveller lines.

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Postby lastbesthope » Sun Nov 09, 2008 12:37 pm

OK, so here's something to keep you amused in the meantime:

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/phpBB ... hp?t=37773

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