State of the Mongoose 2011

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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby Thile » Tue Dec 13, 2011 5:25 pm

I am very happy to see that Mongoose is publishing Traveller and all the books they have published this far: In my first week, I bought 10 books, and I will spend Christmas reading through them.

I just hope to see more new products and less reprints of old GDW/DGP stuff.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby Ben2 » Tue Dec 13, 2011 9:08 pm

Sorry, I'm voting for Victory at Sea as well. The Cars thing sounds like it could make a good one shot board game (would it be a bit like Dark Future?) but VAS 2.0 is going to go dambusters in comparison.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby rcbecker1 » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:30 am

msprange wrote:
Lincolnlog wrote:Victory at Sea 2.0 has a strong vote from me. Will you accept or be open to any suggestions for rules revisions? Optional rules?
It is already mostly written :) However, we have been combing the forum for comments players have made over the years.
All I got to say is if, you used ideas out of the forum and somethings Ive seen show up in discussion the new rules they will be great.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby AlphaStrike » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:00 pm

I like the sound of the skimmer/futuristic car game. As someone's already commented, this would work well as a board game - perhaps with the removable engine upgrades, weapons, etc. that Matthew mentioned all included. Supplements to cover new racing arenas/areas, more vehicles and so forth could be released later. Running a season of something like this, where drivers learn new skills and tricks, collect prize-money to repair and upgrade their rides and so forth, would definitely appeal to me.

I would also like to have seen something done with Aliens vs Predator license - though I realise the severing of ties with Rebellion may have nuked this possibility. Again, a boardgame with marines/predators/aliens would be a lot of fun. A mixture of Space Hulk-esque tunnels and forested areas would be ace. The miniatures designers would have a lot of fun with these models.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby AndrewW » Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:13 pm

AlphaStrike wrote:I would also like to have seen something done with Aliens vs Predator license - though I realise the severing of ties with Rebellion may have nuked this possibility. Again, a boardgame with marines/predators/aliens would be a lot of fun. A mixture of Space Hulk-esque tunnels and forested areas would be ace. The miniatures designers would have a lot of fun with these models.
I don't think ties where really severed, just a parting of ways.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby Poi » Wed Dec 14, 2011 1:11 pm

Don't other companies already have the AvP licence for tabletop?
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby davyj0427 » Sat Dec 17, 2011 2:56 am

Another vote for VaS 2.0
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby mancerbear » Sun Dec 18, 2011 1:35 am

I can't tell you how excited I am at the Solomani sourcebook for Traveller. I have been waiting for this one since Mongoose got the Traveller license. Any idea when it might be out next year?

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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby Greg Smith » Sun Dec 18, 2011 7:29 pm

It is on the release schedule for March: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/releaseschedule
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby mancerbear » Sun Dec 18, 2011 9:45 pm

Greg Smith wrote:It is on the release schedule for March: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/releaseschedule
Fantastic. Thanks very much. Just in time for my birthday :)

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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby tneva82 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 5:56 am

Greg Smith wrote:It is on the release schedule for March: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/releaseschedule
That assuming it doesn't suffer Campaign Guide syndrome :twisted:
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby Dominik » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:07 am

Hm - i had high hopes for a new Lone Wolf Multiplayer Adventure, maybe even on Magnakai ranks. Any possibilities for that in 2012?
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby msprange » Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:54 am

Solomani currently on schedule!
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby mancerbear » Mon Dec 19, 2011 10:07 am

msprange wrote:Solomani currently on schedule!
Music to my ears. Can't wait to preorder this baby. Thank you :)
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby Imperator58 » Sat Dec 24, 2011 11:57 pm

Not a Big Poster here (obviously), but I really enjoyed State of the Mongoose.
I'm a huge Traveller fan, so the update was welcome. I'm very excited about the plans for 2300 AD, which is a GREAT gaming universe, but the GDW rules were way to complex & fidgety. So that will be a welcome line indeed. Also very excited about... Traveller Star Trek!! Are you kidding me!!! Never saw that coming.
Things I'd like to see: I feel the Sector maps kinda dropped... eh, off the map. You need a map for the Reft sector to accompany the existing book, and one to go with the upcoming Deneb sector book. I'd also like to see some 28-30mm Traveller minis; NOT generic adventurer-types (don't need any o' those!), but rather for the visually-specific types like Vargr, Aslan, Droyne, Zhodani soldiers and so on.
Thanks for the notes!
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby AndrewW » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:40 am

Imperator58 wrote:Things I'd like to see: I feel the Sector maps kinda dropped... eh, off the map. You need a map for the Reft sector to accompany the existing book, and one to go with the upcoming Deneb sector book.
A Reft Sector poster map was at least on the agenda at one point in time...
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby mancerbear » Sun Dec 25, 2011 6:32 am

Imperator58 wrote: Traveller Star Trek!! Are you kidding me!!!
This one slipped by me. Wow... looks like I'm gonna need a new bookcase :)
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby AndrewW » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:56 am

mancerbear wrote:
Imperator58 wrote: Traveller Star Trek!! Are you kidding me!!!
This one slipped by me. Wow... looks like I'm gonna need a new bookcase :)
Well, Prime Directive Traveller anyways.
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby mancerbear » Sun Dec 25, 2011 7:58 am

AndrewW wrote:
mancerbear wrote:
Imperator58 wrote: Traveller Star Trek!! Are you kidding me!!!
This one slipped by me. Wow... looks like I'm gonna need a new bookcase :)
Well, Prime Directive Traveller anyways.
I don't mind Prime Directive. That's always been fun too :)
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Re: State of the Mongoose 2011

Postby crazy_cat » Sun Dec 25, 2011 8:30 pm

I'd like to see poster maps for Reft and Deneb sectors; and for the PDF versions of all of the maps to offer a print option for a starmap with white background and black text (with all other colour stuff in colour) so I can print out the maps as and when for use as handouts without bankrupting myself buying printer ink.

28mm metal or plastic minis for Traveller would also be great - crewmen/women, civvies, armed types, pirates, vacc suited figures, battle dressed marines, soldiers, Zhodani, Vargr, Aslan, Droyne - as mentioned above these are really needed and I suspect there is a reasonable market for them.
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