State of the Mongoose 2018

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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby Varulv » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:54 pm

enpeze2 wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:43 pm
Regarding the Alien Modules, I would wish for a kind of material which helps a gamemaster to portray them more easily to the players. For example when players visit an outpost of the kkree what impressions do they have. What kind of electronics to kkree have, what is the smell there and which exotic kind of equipment do the players see? What architecture style? How looks the typical food and how is it prepared - by a high paid chef, a dozen slaves or star trek style food synthesizer? Kkkree Civilian clothing, how does it look? Which customs do the players experience? Kkree furniture? Nice details like: Do the Kkree have special silver combs for their horse manes? :) Some typical Kkree prases when they speak. Or how do a Kkree Starship looks inside?


Maybe some of those above infos are already in a source book, but I didnt read them all.

The reason behind my request is that I think some such infos and details would help the GM to portray alien encounters to the players in a realistic way especially if they are supported with well selected pics of alien environment, equipment and typical cultural scenes. Its also away from the theory and towards how the group experience the alien culture in a more practical way.
Yes, that would be very nice. Extensive information of history, society, biology etc is primary valuable for the referees (which is good since it’s the referee who buys the book).

I think this type of information could be a one(?) page handout which the referee either can describe for the players, or even hand it out to them as a reminder of what this race is like. Short and simple.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby msprange » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:06 pm

qstor wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:26 pm
Does Aliens v1 have a "new" sector with official UWP data? One for the K'Kree.
No, the Alien books concentrate on characters, equipment, vehicles and ships - basically, everything you need to get them into your campaign wherever it is set. We will be visiting new sectors though.
Baldo wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:53 pm
You're doing a Deneb+Spinward Marches book, what about the Solomani Rim+Alpha Crucis and Ziafrplians+Gvurrdon combos? And yes, we want two more Sector Books for the Hiver and the K'Kree :) ...
Rim/Alpha Crucis will be the next sector book after Behind the Claw (looking to get it out later this year). Hivers and K'kree will also be covered - we are already talking about Gateway sector...
TrippyHippy wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 4:00 am
Would you be able to play Dolphins in the third Aliens book?
No. But you will be able to play them in Behind the Claw :)

Among a great many other minor races, as it happens...
arcador wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:58 am
The Sword worlds and (don't know how to type it, starts with F), are still in the long term scope, I hope!
The Sword Worlds book is in the next tranche of books to be written (actually, it has already been started...).
Lilor[FR] wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:04 pm
So, if we can expect some publications before the end of 2019, can we also hope for the editing of the two or three french traductions for Legend that you have received ? Just asking :P
Actually, yes - the French version of the Traveller core rulebook is being laid out right now, and Legend is the logical next step there... Don't expect anything to happen immediately but yes, it is on the cards.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby Baldo » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:44 pm

OK, I've seen your Facebook post :D , but I have different questions:

1): What's the page count of the new Aliens of Charted Space books? The old books had 100+ pages even after removing the Sector chapter, but I doubt we'll see a 400-or-500-pages-long hardback series anytime soon...

2): It's a month I'm waiting to shop in your new site, and No Deal Brexit Day is imminent (I much fear the renewed customs tariffs once UK leaves EU :roll: ). Any news on this?
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby msprange » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:57 pm

The Aliens books will be big - the first is over 250 pages.

As for the new web site... we have just been informed that it is going live on Tuesday...
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby Baldo » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:07 pm

msprange wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:57 pm
As for the new web site... we have just been informed that it is going live on Tuesday...
Thanks for the fast answer! :mrgreen: Are the forums changing somehow too?
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby msprange » Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:55 pm

Baldo wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 1:07 pm
Thanks for the fast answer! :mrgreen: Are the forums changing somehow too?
On the cards, but the main web site needs seeing to first!
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby steve98052 » Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:41 pm

I just noticed that the new Behind the Claw covers Deneb, not just Spinward Marches. Very cool!

And Hivers get a new book? Excellent, even if they have to share a volume with some others.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby enpeze2 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:15 am

Will there be a book about the Third Imperium as a whole? Or only sectorbooks? I remember I read some plans about a Third Imperium sourcebook in the NuTrav core rulebook.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby msprange » Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:34 am

enpeze2 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:15 am
Will there be a book about the Third Imperium as a whole? Or only sectorbooks? I remember I read some plans about a Third Imperium sourcebook in the NuTrav core rulebook.
This is something we are puzzling over right now - there certainly will be sector books, but we think there probably should be an intro to the Third Imperium set too...
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby enpeze2 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:20 pm

Because its the core setting I would find it good to have an Imperium book for reference. As it is now there is almost no info about it for new players. Or at least you could make a 125 page book with articles covering the most important things a new traveller player should know about the 3rd Imperium.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby enpeze2 » Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:22 pm

enpeze2 wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:20 pm
Because its the core setting I would find it good to have an Imperium book for reference. As it is now there is almost no info about it for new players.

Or at least you could make a smaller book (maybe with 80 pages) with articles covering the most important things a new traveller player should know about the 3rd Imperium.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby qstor » Mon May 20, 2019 1:01 pm

Is there going to be a book with more starships? Like conversions of some of the "new" ships introduced in MgT 1e?
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby msprange » Mon May 20, 2019 1:18 pm

A new ships book is a certainty.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby Moppy » Sun May 26, 2019 2:36 pm

What as the new license that was to be announced around april? is that still to come, or is that the traveller fiction?
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby msprange » Tue May 28, 2019 6:06 am

Moppy wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 2:36 pm
What as the new license that was to be announced around april? is that still to come, or is that the traveller fiction?
Come back to our site this Friday morning, and we will have something quite spiffy for you to see :)
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby Moppy » Tue May 28, 2019 8:36 am

msprange wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 6:06 am
Moppy wrote:
Sun May 26, 2019 2:36 pm
What as the new license that was to be announced around april? is that still to come, or is that the traveller fiction?
Come back to our site this Friday morning, and we will have something quite spiffy for you to see :)
That's when UKGE opens. Any coincidence? I'll be there and if there's a booth I could stop by instead.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2018

Postby msprange » Tue May 28, 2019 3:25 pm

Moppy wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 8:36 am
That's when UKGE opens. Any coincidence? I'll be there and if there's a booth I could stop by instead.
Pure coincidence, and I am afraid we will not be at that show.
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