The All New 2300AD

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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Aug 11, 2021 6:05 pm

Very soon :)
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Aug 12, 2021 12:18 pm

2300AD is set to come out on pre-order with ebook release on August 20th - so just over a week to go!

We will be doing some previews of the bokos included in the set, both here and on Facebook. First up, a look at some environment suits...

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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby Lurking Grue » Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:01 pm

This is wonderful news! Can hardly wait for the 20th.

However, there's an inconsistency in how the suit costs are given (in the preview image above). In that column, the first entry is listed as "17,000" with the comma, but the following entries do not have it, e.g. "19000". I'm not sure how you're supposed to write large numbers in English grammar, but I'd hope the book chose one way and then sticks by it (the one with the comma is clearer, IMO).
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:06 pm

Final proofing next week, but we can deal with that one right now!
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby GunbunnyFuFu » Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:49 pm

Oh my...8 days to wait. Not sure I can wait that long....:)

The excerpts look PHENOMENAL. I'd love to see a teaser of the weapons...hopefully we'll see the classics (Hancock 9-23 or the Stracher P11 anyone?)

Any indication of cost for the boxed set?

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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:09 pm

GunbunnyFuFu wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:49 pm
Any indication of cost for the boxed set?
As a big beast, it will be coming in at $99.99 for the whole set.
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby GunbunnyFuFu » Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:29 pm

Excellent! Take my money sir! :)

Really, really looking forward to this!!!

Like...really excited (if you haven't guessed). 2300AD is by far my favorite Sci-Fi setting, and I've already got the group together, getting the campaign set..just waiting on the rules. Then it's off to stop the ProVolutionists!

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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby GunbunnyFuFu » Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:14 pm

Matt,

What all does the boxed set include?

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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:25 pm

GunbunnyFuFu wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:14 pm
What all does the boxed set include?
Now that was well-timed, I was just about to come here and post this :)


Three hundred years from now, humanity is claiming worlds far from Earth. Despite nearly destroying itself in the Twilight War, despite all the wars since, humanity has held on and kept its dream alive. 2300AD is the story of that dream, as humanity reaches for the stars.

This is a richly-developed hard science fiction universe, with ships spinning against the night as they are propelled by the stutterwarp drive, a true violation of physics as we know now it. Airships, helicopters and hovercraft are common sights on worlds of the frontier, while spaceplanes and rockets carry explorers and traders to orbit, and from there starships take them across the gulf of space to the colonies.

Campaigns in 2300AD range from interstellar exploration and war on the far frontier, building new colonies on hostile worlds, discovering and understanding alien species, and engaging in espionage and crime in the gritty mega-cities of the Core worlds.

The 2300AD box set contains:

Book 1 Characters & Equipment: Everything you need to create explorers, company agents, military personnel, merchants and other inhabitants of 2300AD. This book also contains a comprehensive equipment guide, personal augmentations, and a selection of robots and drones commonly used in space and on colony worlds.

Book 2 The Worlds of 2300AD: An exploration of the universe of 2300AD, from the Core worlds to the furthest colonies. You will learn about the aliens and animals that inhabit them, how humanity has adapted to living on their surfaces, and the most hostile of environmental threats to be found beyond the Earth.

Book 3 Vehicles & Spacecraft: A full guide to operating and fighting in spacecraft and vehicles, from humble dirt bikes to powerful spacegoing frigates. There is also a glimpse at the alien spacecraft that have been encountered thus far by humanity.

Starchart of Known Space: A massive poster map depicting every star system known to humanity and the routes starships take to each.
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby OrdosMalleus » Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:30 pm

And the pdfs? They are available on the 20th?
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby Libris » Thu Aug 12, 2021 3:30 pm

I notice in the text that adding an ‘auxiliary air bottle’ to the ‘Khatar’ or a second small internal air bottle to the ‘Raffik’ add six hours of air but the the ‘Additional Tank’ on the price list seems to be 3 hours.

A minor nitpick for the personal life support system but I would have thought the extra air bottles would be ‘on’ rather than ‘in’ an external rack.
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby GunbunnyFuFu » Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:08 pm

The 2300AD box set contains:

Book 1 Characters & Equipment: Everything you need to create explorers, company agents, military personnel, merchants and other inhabitants of 2300AD. This book also contains a comprehensive equipment guide, personal augmentations, and a selection of robots and drones commonly used in space and on colony worlds.

Book 2 The Worlds of 2300AD: An exploration of the universe of 2300AD, from the Core worlds to the furthest colonies. You will learn about the aliens and animals that inhabit them, how humanity has adapted to living on their surfaces, and the most hostile of environmental threats to be found beyond the Earth.

Book 3 Vehicles & Spacecraft: A full guide to operating and fighting in spacecraft and vehicles, from humble dirt bikes to powerful spacegoing frigates. There is also a glimpse at the alien spacecraft that have been encountered thus far by humanity.

Starchart of Known Space: A massive poster map depicting every star system known to humanity and the routes starships take to each.
I'm assuming that the books are paperback?

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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Aug 12, 2021 5:50 pm

The PDFs will be available on the 20th, and the books inside the box are indeed softback!
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby Erias » Thu Aug 12, 2021 7:05 pm

It really looks nice but I am muddling through the third Imperium settîng right now. I will stick to it for a while ;)
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby TrippyHippy » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:40 am

MongooseMatt wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 2:09 pm
GunbunnyFuFu wrote:
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:49 pm
Any indication of cost for the boxed set?
As a big beast, it will be coming in at $99.99 for the whole set.
Is that $99.99 US?
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:44 am

TrippyHippy wrote:
Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:40 am
Is that $99.99 US?
It is indeed!
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby TrippyHippy » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:47 am

*Sets aside his budget*
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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Aug 13, 2021 10:41 am

Just one week to go before you get to see 2300AD!

Today, a quick but informative preview - the Contents lists of all three books included in the box set (and yes, all three also come with Indexes!).

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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby OrdosMalleus » Fri Aug 13, 2021 12:20 pm

*clears throat*

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Re: The All New 2300AD

Postby Tarkin » Fri Aug 13, 2021 7:22 pm

No introductory adventure, like "The Tricolor's Shadow"?
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