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Mongoose News - Drinaxian Companion Ebook & Pre-Order

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:47 pm

The Drinaxian Companion is finally here, bringing you a whole new wave of material for your piratical campaigns!

You can grab the ebook edition or pre-order the printed book (and get the ebook for free!) right here: https://www.mongoosepublishing.com/uk/d ... anion.html

Travellers in North America can get theirs right here: https://www.mongoosepublishing.com/us/d ... anion.html

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The Drinaxian Companion is an expansion to both the Trojan Reach and the Pirates of Drinax campaign, and useful for any and all pirate-based adventures in Traveller.

This volume presents additional rules and adventure possibilities, along with a useful summary of the Pirates of Drinax campaign and locations featured within it. New aspects of the Trojan Reach sector are explored with Central Supply Catalogue and High Guard additions that cover the Sindalian Empire, base building, and new starships such as the Rorix Command Vessel, Cestion Strike Boat, and the ECITS modular system that permits the quick and easy customisation of a standard vessel to accommodate a massive range of functions.


Inside you will find:

* Guidance on running the campaign with new perspectives and schemes the Travellers can attempt.
* A complete Assets and Factions system, allowing the Travellers to build a network of havens and supporting organisations across the sector.
* A detailed look at the nature of piracy and counters to it.
* Rules for building pirate bases from scratch, ensuring there is always a safe place to run to when the Imperial Navy arrives.
* A deep dive into specific locations and patrons found within the Trojan Reach.
* Stories From Sindal, a system that allows Travellers to research and chase up rumours of caches and other secrets from the lost Sindalian Empire.
* Personalities and factions from the Trojan Reach, ready to be inserted into any campaign,
* First Prize, an introductory adventure that can be played before Pirates of Drinax to introduce Travellers to the wonderful world of piracy!

The Drinaxian Companion also includes the following ebooks:

* The Torpol Cluster
* Theev
* Friends in Dry Places
* Gods of Marduk
* Liberty Port
* Lions of Thebus
* Revolution on Acrid
* The Cordan Conflict
* Harrier Class Commerce Raider
* Ship Encounters
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Re: Mongoose News - Drinaxian Companion Ebook & Pre-Order

Postby kurtomatic » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:19 pm

I just downloaded my copy, thanks!

UPDATE: the problem I am noting in this post appears to be an artifact of text rendering in Adobe Reader on my PC. Text reads fine in Chrome on the same system, frex.

Did y'all change away from your usual Traveller typeface for this product? It appears so. Text is not rendered in this file like previous Traveller PDFs. Some of the character glyphs in my file, particularly 'a', 's', '2', '8' (as examples) are rendering poorly. I have several MGT2 pdfs, and never seen this problem before. Behind the Claw and the new Traveller Update files look and read great, for example.

I supported this product by pre-ordering the hardcopy, but I make good use of my PDFs and they need to be easier on the eyes than this. Drinaxian Companion is legible, but the effect of pinched glyphs makes the text appear very patchy, like a printer short on ink.

Otherwise, on a quick scan, the art, layout, and general content meet expectations. Fingers crossed that text rending can be improved. :|

/k
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Re: Mongoose News - Drinaxian Companion Ebook & Pre-Order

Postby kurtomatic » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:25 pm

Sorry, quick update! Viewing the same file in Chrome's PDF reader appears to take care of the issue. So perhaps Adobe Reader is performing some kind of font substitution shenanigans? Has anyone else seen that before? The text renders fine in Chrome, looks like ass in Reader. :?:
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Re: Mongoose News - Drinaxian Companion Ebook & Pre-Order

Postby Ursus Maior » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:43 am

Adobe deleted 250+ fonts from its repository in the last update, due to ending license agreements. Maybe that's really the problem?
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Re: Mongoose News - Drinaxian Companion Ebook & Pre-Order

Postby MonkeyX » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:36 pm

What’s the average turnaround to get the PDF after preordering the book please?
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Re: Mongoose News - Drinaxian Companion Ebook & Pre-Order

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Wed Jun 24, 2020 5:20 pm

I got mine bundled with the pre-order. Purchased the physical book, when I moved on checkout there were two items in the basket, one of which was a free ebook.
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Re: Mongoose News - Drinaxian Companion Ebook & Pre-Order

Postby MonkeyX » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:33 pm

Yup found it in the my downloads section. It’s the first time using the new system.

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