2300AD, not 2320...

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2300AD, not 2320...

Postby gloomhound » Thu May 29, 2008 2:30 am

2300AD. It needs to be done.
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Re: 2300AD, not 2320...

Postby -Daniel- » Thu May 29, 2008 6:20 am

gloomhound wrote:2300AD. It needs to be done.
What would be wrong with 2320?

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Postby gloomhound » Fri May 30, 2008 4:55 am

Well I don't care for the T20 system.
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Postby -Daniel- » Fri May 30, 2008 6:15 am

gloomhound wrote:Well I don't care for the T20 system.
But if they extended the time line and did not use d20 then you would be fine?

I ask because I do sometimes want to see a background expand and move on. In the case of 2300 I would like to see it again if it were not 100% a redo with a different rule system.

Just a thought.

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Postby merkkari-masa » Fri May 30, 2008 6:48 am

is there Printed version 2320?
or just Pdf
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Postby AKAramis » Fri May 30, 2008 7:13 am

merkkari-masa wrote:is there Printed version 2320?
or just Pdf
not yet; when the PDF updates, there will be a pod version.

To be blunt: Hunter's personal life has interfered with applying the collected errata and addenda to the layout files.

The PDF was released early specifically to be updated with stuff that escaped playtest, and than then Hunter's personal life seems to have exploded. Then his computer died.

When hunter gets it together, he will update the PDF and set up for POD service.
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Postby merkkari-masa » Fri May 30, 2008 7:43 am

ok thx
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Postby gloomhound » Sun Jun 01, 2008 2:48 am

dafrca wrote:
gloomhound wrote:Well I don't care for the T20 system.
But if they extended the time line and did not use d20 then you would be fine?

I ask because I do sometimes want to see a background expand and move on. In the case of 2300 I would like to see it again if it were not 100% a redo with a different rule system.

Just a thought.

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Yes something like that.
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Postby Roger Calver » Thu Jun 26, 2008 4:39 pm

Has anyone seen the posts about 2320AD over on CotI yet ?
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Postby Mark A. Siefert » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:08 pm

Roger Calver wrote:Has anyone seen the posts about 2320AD over on CotI yet ?
Yup! And I don't blame Colin at all.

This is the time for Mongoose to act. I'd love to see a 2320 AD supplement for the new Traveller.
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Postby -Daniel- » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:22 pm

Roger Calver wrote:Has anyone seen the posts about 2320AD over on CotI yet ?
It is sad when someone is pushed to that point.

Too bad.

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Postby GJD » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:28 am

I don't fully understand the tangle of licencing and ownership agreements between 2300AD and 2320AD, MWM and Hunter and who owns what bit of which licence, but would Mongoose be able to create a 2301AD supplement for Mongoose Traveller?

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Postby Roger Calver » Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:37 am

Thats quite simple, Marc/FFE owns 2300AD Hunter/QLI own the 2320AD variantion of that setting.

So if you wanted to make a "2301AD" version you go to Marc (if he decided to axe QLI's current license) and then make it BUT if you wanted to continue with 2320AD then you would have to buy it off Hunter/QLI and also get a license form Marc/FFE.

A bit complex I know but thats how it is.

A MongTrav version could be done by either one or both of these ways, the real question is would they want to ?

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Re: 2300AD, not 2320...

Postby serene_muse » Fri Jun 27, 2008 4:26 pm

gloomhound wrote:2300AD. It needs to be done.
All the 2300AD (and AFAIK Traveller: 2300) books are available for purchase on PDF. Can't recall if there was a CD made, I know it was in the works.

So, what would you have Mongoose do? Reprint the existing books? Publish it as a Mongoose Traveller setting? I doubt the first is viable*, the second would be fun but would require a good bit of rules tweaks.

If Mongoose does anything 23xx, please consider hiring Colin and some of the others (such as the artists) who put a good deal of effort into 2320AD.


* I say this after Heliograph's enthused reprinting of Space 1889 went nowhere with gamers in general :(
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Postby Colin » Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:31 pm

I'd likely be amenable, and I suspect most of the artists would as well. None of them were paid, so all the images (including the cover) still belong to the respective artists.
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Postby gloomhound » Tue Jul 01, 2008 7:24 am

Personally I would like to see a write-out of the twilight war. Just have the setting end up the same staring point.
2300AD was a very well thought out game setting. And even with the truly "alien" aliens it was very playable due to it's in game world view of know competing nation states. It just seemed more "real". If it was ever to be made I would buy 5 copies and post a picture of myself with them.
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Postby Colin » Tue Jul 01, 2008 6:42 pm

Twilight and it's repercussions are essential to 2300AD. Perhaps Twilight could instead be a war in 2036 triggered by the impact of the Apophis asteroid. (Look it up, the possibility is quite real.) This would explain why so the rebuilt nations returned to space so quickly, and why space exploration and the development of space technology has consumed so much of the technical advancements in the setting.
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Postby gloomhound » Tue Jul 01, 2008 9:38 pm

Nice one!
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Postby Colin » Wed Jul 02, 2008 3:17 am

Perhaps Russia attempted a diversionary maneuver, which, resulting in Apophis striking somewhere in central China. China goes to war with Russia, accusing them of altering the asteroid's orbit deliberately. The nukes fly, and other nations get drawn in. At something like 390 m across, Apophis would strike with about 880 Megatons.
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Postby gloomhound » Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:08 pm

An asteroid strike would give the a hell of a good reason to get humanity off planet. The not putting all of ones eggs in one basket thing.

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