Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

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Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:53 pm

Welcome, fellow Travellers - we have a cracking item for you today!

At 10am (GMT) on Friday 5th February (in one week!), we are launching a brand new Kickstarter for Traveller - the Mercenary box set and (hopefully!) a whole string of supplements and adventures to support it.

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Whether you are looking to build a mercenary unit straight from Traveller creation, add one to an existing group of Travellers, or simply want to add a touch of the military to your adventures, this is the box set for you.

The Mercenary box set is a new way of approaching Traveller campaigns, giving everything you need for Travellers to recruit or train their own mercenary unit, hunt down clients , and then travel across the stars to engage in tickets (contracts) to earn fame and a great deal of fortune! That, at least, will be the plan your Travellers have...

Along the way, this Kickstarter will introduce you to new equipment designed for mercenary use in the field, specialist units (such as cyber warfare, artillery, commandos, and aerospace, to name a few), the implementation of tactics, squad-, platoon-, company- and regimental-level combat abstracted to retain roleplaying and storytelling elements, new spacecraft and vehicles for the richest units, and... so much more.

This is just a taste, and you will be able to download the first tome included in the box set, Book 1: Mercenaries in the Far Future, for free on Friday so you can see just how we are approaching this new style of campaign. Written by fan-favourite Martin Dougherty, Mercenary goes into a staggering amount of depth on mercenary operations of the Far Future, and yet keeps the rules and book-keeping light and breezy.

Hope to see you all there on Friday!
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Re: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

Postby Annatar Giftbringer » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:05 pm

the implementation of tactics, squad-, platoon-, company- and regimental-level combat abstracted to retain roleplaying and storytelling elements
Sweet, I was hoping for some form of mass-battle system!

Sounds like fun, count me in! Alarm has been set, now to invent fast drug to zoom in to next week :)
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Re: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

Postby Sigtrygg » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:38 pm

I will, of course, be backing this.

But I really hope that isn't the front cover.

It doesn't suggest Mercenary, it suggests slasher-flick
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Re: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Jan 29, 2021 2:49 pm

It is not the front cover.

The front cover features Diddy :)
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Re: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

Postby Geir » Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:30 pm

So that's why Martin was asking about flamethrowers...

"hunt down clients" I think I'm interpreting that wrong... or is that the accounts receivable platoon's job?
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Re: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

Postby M J Dougherty » Fri Jan 29, 2021 5:36 pm

Actually this was coincidence. I'd not seen this art until after I did the flamethrowers and other projectors section.
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Re: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

Postby Faelderg » Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:52 am

MongooseMatt wrote:
Fri Jan 29, 2021 1:53 pm


This is just a taste, and you will be able to download the first tome included in the box set, Book 1: Mercenaries in the Far Future, for free on Friday so you can see just how we are approaching this new style of campaign. Written by fan-favourite Martin Dougherty, Mercenary goes into a staggering amount of depth on mercenary operations of the Far Future, and yet keeps the rules and book-keeping light and breezy.

Where can we find this to download?
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Re: Mercenary Box Set - Kickstarter on Friday 5th Feb 10am GMT

Postby Faelderg » Sat Feb 06, 2021 3:55 am

I'm an idiot. I found it.

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