Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

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Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby MonkeyX » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:48 pm

For anyone interested I’ve done a breakdown/ review of the Companion. It is VERY long and just gives a bit of detail into what I find useful from it I’m my own game. It can be found at https://mesozoic-press.blogspot.com
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby steve98052 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:32 pm

Good review. Thanks for sharing.

What is a hellcutter?
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby MonkeyX » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:04 pm

Ahem, that may be hullcutter. I will make that correction. :)
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby phavoc » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:24 am

Thanks for sharing your opinion.

Now, if you had said hellburner, or planetbuster, I woulda been forced to run the Poictesme colors up the flagpole. Or maybe Tanith's. Guess it depends on if you are a Maxwell or Trask fan. :)
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby nats » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:50 pm

Does anyone have a contents page from the Traveller Companion they can share? I am interested in this book but can't decide to buy something when I don't know what's in it.

Mongoose's book previews on this site, when they appear, are very poor. I am sure they would do a lot more online business if they previewed their books properly, or even maybe they could write a preview article in a new section on this site that shows off their new books in detail. Am I the only one who wants to see what these books actually contain before I spend over £30 on them?
6A6AB9, Citizen(Corporate), 8th Term, Rank 3, Cr Enough
Trade(Architecture)3, Art(3d Illustration)2, Computers2, Admin2, Leader1, Drive(Wheeled)1, Advocate1, Art(Painting)1, Flyer0
Comm(TL7), Computer(TL8), Binoculars(TL6), Tent(TL7), Ground Car(TL7)
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby MonkeyX » Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:57 pm

My review does give all of the chapter headings as well as an idea of what is actually in the book that may help you decide. I went for it for the transponder info alone. Everything else was a bonus.
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby Old School » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:22 pm

nats wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Does anyone have a contents page from the Traveller Companion they can share? I am interested in this book but can't decide to buy something when I don't know what's in it.

Mongoose's book previews on this site, when they appear, are very poor. I am sure they would do a lot more online business if they previewed their books properly, or even maybe they could write a preview article in a new section on this site that shows off their new books in detail. Am I the only one who wants to see what these books actually contain before I spend over £30 on them?
Dude, you're complaining about lack of information on what's in the book, by posting on a thread promoting a 3,000+ word review of the book. Did you consider clicking the link and reading review?

I agree it wouldn't hurt for the preview on DriveThruRPG to include the table of contents page, but if you want to know what's in a Mongoose pub, you can find out right here. Matt's discussed it extensively, and there are multiple discussions where people share their thoughts. Here's a link to the contents that Matt posted some time ago:
viewtopic.php?f=89&t=121745&p=933164#p933164

A few others:
viewtopic.php?f=89&t=121610&p=931233&hi ... on#p931233

viewtopic.php?f=89&t=121416&p=929354&hi ... on#p929354

viewtopic.php?f=89&t=121803&p=933888&hi ... on#p933888

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=121771&p=933349&hil ... on#p933349
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby Old School » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:02 pm

MonkeyX - thanks for doing this review. I bought the companion on day 1 and have read the entire thing, but I still appreciate your insight.
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby nats » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:00 pm

Old School wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:22 pm
nats wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:50 pm
Does anyone have a contents page from the Traveller Companion they can share? I am interested in this book but can't decide to buy something when I don't know what's in it.

Mongoose's book previews on this site, when they appear, are very poor. I am sure they would do a lot more online business if they previewed their books properly, or even maybe they could write a preview article in a new section on this site that shows off their new books in detail. Am I the only one who wants to see what these books actually contain before I spend over £30 on them?
Dude, you're complaining about lack of information on what's in the book, by posting on a thread promoting a 3,000+ word review of the book. Did you consider clicking the link and reading review?

I agree it wouldn't hurt for the preview on DriveThruRPG to include the table of contents page, but if you want to know what's in a Mongoose pub, you can find out right here. Matt's discussed it extensively, and there are multiple discussions where people share their thoughts. Here's a link to the contents that Matt posted some time ago:
viewtopic.php?f=89&t=121745&p=933164#p933164

A few others:
viewtopic.php?f=89&t=121610&p=931233&hi ... on#p931233

viewtopic.php?f=89&t=121416&p=929354&hi ... on#p929354

viewtopic.php?f=89&t=121803&p=933888&hi ... on#p933888

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=121771&p=933349&hil ... on#p933349
Yeah I realised that after I posted which must look like an extremely stupid thing to do and it was. Anyway I've bought it now and got the pdf.
6A6AB9, Citizen(Corporate), 8th Term, Rank 3, Cr Enough
Trade(Architecture)3, Art(3d Illustration)2, Computers2, Admin2, Leader1, Drive(Wheeled)1, Advocate1, Art(Painting)1, Flyer0
Comm(TL7), Computer(TL8), Binoculars(TL6), Tent(TL7), Ground Car(TL7)
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby nats » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:03 pm

Old School wrote:
Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:22 pm
Dude, you're complaining about lack of information on what's in the book, by posting on a thread promoting a 3,000+ word review of the book. Did you consider clicking the link and reading review?
Yeah I realised that after I posted, which was an extremely stupid thing to do. Anyway I've bought it now and got the pdf. And it's a very good book - a lot better than I was expecting. I now just need a Traveller World Builder/System Builder book and I will be very happy. Maybe I should write it myself, would be faster than waiting for Mongoose to do it!
6A6AB9, Citizen(Corporate), 8th Term, Rank 3, Cr Enough
Trade(Architecture)3, Art(3d Illustration)2, Computers2, Admin2, Leader1, Drive(Wheeled)1, Advocate1, Art(Painting)1, Flyer0
Comm(TL7), Computer(TL8), Binoculars(TL6), Tent(TL7), Ground Car(TL7)
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby Old School » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:42 pm

I now just need a Traveller World Builder/System Builder book and I will be very happy. Maybe I should write it myself, would be faster than waiting for Mongoose to do it!
Dude, go for it! The more people putting ideas out there for the game, the better.
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Re: Traveller Companion breakdown/ review

Postby Old School » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:06 am

By the way, the Great Rift set includes a system builder. I’ve never looked into it, but I know its there.

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