Behind the Claw

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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby msprange » Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:25 pm

Worth an update...

We have had some delays on some of the maps and deck plans - all resolved now, but we have to plough through a few things to finish them off. However, we are on the downhill stretch and expect to have Behind the Claw ready early December.

Sorry, but once you see this mighty tome, I think you will appreciate the extra effort has been worth it!
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby phavoc » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:30 pm

Matt,

Delays are always preferable to get a better quality product than rushing it out and having problems.
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby AndrewW » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:12 am

It will take four months to finish off. But we know you don't have four months so we'll have it for you in one month.
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:31 am

phavoc wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:30 pm
Matt,

Delays are always preferable to get a better quality product than rushing it out and having problems.
Fully agree. Take your time, release a complete and great product rather than rushing just to get it out faster.

Just curious: that 300,000 dt dreadnought, which faction is it for?
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby msprange » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:03 am

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 10:31 am
Just curious: that 300,000 dt dreadnought, which faction is it for?
From Behind the Claw:

"Built by the advanced shipyards of Vincennes, the Kehmed dreadnoughts represent the cutting edge of warship design within the spinward sectors of the Third Imperium. Each ship of the class is named after one of the metroplexes on Vincennes and they are a source of pride for many of the inhabitants of the system.

"Like the older Plankwell-class, the Kehmed is a traditional battleship with no troop contingent carried aboard. It is intended for a pure warfighting role, smashing the enemy battle line and moving on. Other ships can land marines or mop up whatever resistance remains; these highly advanced battlewagons are too expensive and too potent to be wasted on peacekeeping or insurgency suppression missions. The swing towards multirole capital ships was always controversial, and it does seem that a return to specialist designs is the way forward."
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:23 am

Great, thanks!

Is it one of many ships in the book, or one of few?

Rather, approx how many ships are there in Behind the Claw, and are there more capital ships or mostly smaller adventure ships, or a bit of both? :)
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby msprange » Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:55 am

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:23 am
Is it one of many ships in the book, or one of few?

Rather, approx how many ships are there in Behind the Claw, and are there more capital ships or mostly smaller adventure ships, or a bit of both? :)
Many. Beyond counting (well, quite a few...).

We also have many playable alien races. Loads of animals. We have tried to add gaming information at every step on this book (and hope it will form the groundwork for future 'sector' books).

Basically, we are kinda hoping you will all think we have knocked the ball out of the park on this one :)
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby Baldo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:48 pm

msprange wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:55 am
Basically, we are kinda hoping you will all think we have knocked the ball out of the park on this one :)
What's the price? :)
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:04 pm

Baldo wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:48 pm
msprange wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:55 am
Basically, we are kinda hoping you will all think we have knocked the ball out of the park on this one :)
What's the price? :)
Doesn’t matter, we’ll buy it - especially after that sales pitch :) (I know I will...)

Seriously, it sounds pretty friggin amazing!
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby Condottiere » Wed Nov 06, 2019 3:41 pm

If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby AndrewW » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:23 pm

Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:04 pm
Doesn’t matter, we’ll buy it - especially after that sales pitch :) (I know I will...)
Tells msprange to shift the decimal place to places to the right.
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby msprange » Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:36 pm

AndrewW wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:23 pm
Tells msprange to shift the decimal place to places to the right.
It is good, maybe not quite that good :)

We have to check the pricing on this one - it would normally be $49.99 like the other Traveller hardbacks, but it is a fair bit larger so we have to talk to the beancounters to see if that needs to change.
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby Baldo » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:37 pm

msprange wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:36 pm
We have to check the pricing on this one - it would normally be $49.99 like the other Traveller hardbacks, but it is a fair bit larger so we have to talk to the beancounters to see if that needs to change.
Yes, I had my doubts :lol: :wink: , but this delay is a good thing, I already know the kickstarter and Black Friday will drain my wallet :P ...
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If you have to ask, you can't afford it.
You again!?! :evil: :P
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Re: Behind the Claw

Postby Geir » Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:49 am

Release schedule says December now for the PDF.
*sigh*
And I paid for physical copy back in Spring of 2018 as a Kickstarter add-on. Hopefully that price is still good.
Hey Matthew, seriously, if you want a proof-reader before release, shoot me a PDF. I don't have to go back to work until the 12th.
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