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Postby Eryx » Tue Dec 02, 2003 1:41 pm

Mongoose August wrote:If you don't mind my asking, Eryx; what exactly do you mean by 'a little hard going'?

Thanks for liking the book, but I'd love to see what I can do to improve on the next one for you.

-August
Ok, this may sound bad, but really its not. Its just my observation.

For the most part it was like reading a science text-book in that it was throwing so much information at me and perhaps not in the best way.
The EA sourcebook I was able to read straight through in an evening with ease, because although it held a lot of information it was easy to read.
With the Minbari book I had to keep putting it down to try and assimilate what was being said. I don't mean that to say I didn't understand what was being said, just that perhaps it could have been laid out and worded easier to read.

That make any sense? Not sure that it comes across with what I want to say...

I'm not criticising, far from it.
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Postby Natxomann » Wed Dec 03, 2003 10:54 pm

Someone said :
I was under the impression that all Minbari were in one of these clans, not just Warrior Caste
First of all : All Minbari , from all castes are organized into clans and sub-clans ("fanes") , whether they are warriors , religious or workers .
Most notorious clans are caste-centered , but most clans are multicaste (as Lennier clas was) .
Second : pure worker caste clans (the most numerous , since workers are the vast majority of Minbari population ) are also called Guilds sometimes .
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Postby Morden » Fri Dec 05, 2003 9:05 am

I finally got my copy today. After a fight with Wal-Mart.com, which refused to sell it for unknown reasons after I had ordered it in advance, and then having my second order through the ENWorld online store get lost in the mail, it finally showed up, slightly damaged from shipping, but more or less intact.

So I have yet to really delve into the contents, but the one thing I have to complain about right away is the pixelation of the pictures. I realize that a number of these came from a corner of the screen from the show and had to be blown up, but if the only way to get it on the page is for it to look like this, you may want to start considering having 3D artists recreate the picture rather than republish the originals. I mean I've seen slight pixellation in RPG books before, but this is really out of hand.

Otherwise, I'll be back in a few days to give you a full review.
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Postby Eryx » Fri Dec 05, 2003 1:30 pm

The pixilation of some pictures didn't overally annoy me but I wouldn't want to see this in future books.
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Postby babakganoosh » Sat Dec 06, 2003 1:31 am

I just got mine today from Amazon. From skimmimng it looks good. Though I agree with others and wish there was a picture page for ships and vehilces like in the EA book.
I was quite amused when I saw that you used Fractal Terrains in both books for the planetary maps.
Keep up the good work.
I'm really looking forward to the Centauri book because my campaign is based on a Centauri world.
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Postby El Cid » Sat Dec 06, 2003 2:12 am

In my campaign there are three players playing Centauri.

WHY???

I guess Centauri have more fun. :-)
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Postby babakganoosh » Sun Dec 07, 2003 5:15 am

Well the irony of my game is, even though i mentioned beforehand it would be on a Centauri world, no one is playing a Centauri. Players can be odd people.
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Postby LoneStranger » Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:35 am

I have to ask babakganoosh, is anyone playing a Narn in your game, THAT would be interesting to see.

Just call me Captain Tenneal right now. :wink:

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Postby babakganoosh » Mon Dec 08, 2003 4:20 pm

I wish someone were. That'd be so much fun.
Alas no, right now we have humans and 1 Drazi since the guy who played a Minbari had to quit due to work.
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Postby LoneStranger » Mon Dec 08, 2003 8:18 pm

Oh that sounds like fun, unless the humans can keep the Drazi under control you'll have about the same chance of an interstellar incident.
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Postby babakganoosh » Mon Dec 08, 2003 11:25 pm

Actually (bringing it back on topic - sort of) the Minbari character was the worst for getting everyone in trouble. He had quite the big mouth.
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Postby CapNemo » Tue Dec 09, 2003 5:26 am

I've been looking through & generally enjoying the book all day (just back from Anonycon).

The one thing that *does* bug me though is that it needs much better proofreading. Entirely too much tortured syntax including numerous times when what looks like it should read "who" is written as "why" and similar bizarre substitutions in that vein.
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Postby August » Tue Dec 09, 2003 7:28 am

*shrugs*

I do the best I can. If it bothers you that much, I am sorry. Dyslexia can be a killer.

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Postby ronbogard » Sat Dec 13, 2003 6:56 am

Finally I got my copy from my local game store and I must say GOOD JOB.
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Postby Babylon 5 Aide Actual » Sat Dec 13, 2003 9:37 pm

Question, was the Whitestar stats supposed to be 14 acceleration and deaccelration? It is supposed to be the fastest thing out there after all... And 4 is pretty.... Ummm. Slow :)

Just wondering what the official thing on this one was.
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Postby Babylon 5 Aide » Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:04 am

Bump
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Postby Guest » Thu Dec 18, 2003 12:34 pm

first impression
good work much better then the "tainted" earth alliance

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Postby Old Bear » Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:02 pm

Anonymous wrote:first impression
good work much better then the "tainted" earth alliance

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Let's not go there again please...
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Postby Guest » Thu Dec 18, 2003 3:50 pm

:lol: only as I said good work at the first look hope to see more in the Centauri book
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Postby babakganoosh » Thu Dec 18, 2003 10:21 pm

I am slowly reading the Minbari book (as well as other books at the same time :) )
I was wondering, as far as the Minbari history goes, how much of that was JMS and how much were you able to come up with on your own or from other sources, such as AEG or whatever?

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