Official 2300AD Comments Thread

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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby 2K3Gamer » Fri Sep 03, 2021 1:46 am

Book 2, pages 18-19

Book 1, page 49, Link Phone mentions UCP/UNP. Earth and Tirane have Nations and not Colonies. The UCP Tech Level even has Tier Level of Nation/Colony.

IS UNP a thing in 2300 AD?

Should "Universal Colony Profile UCP" be "Universal Colony Profile (UCP)/Universal Nation Profile (UNP)"?
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby 2K3Gamer » Fri Sep 03, 2021 2:01 am

Book 2

Page 28, King Map
Is there a land border between New Columbia and Huntsland?

Page 31 and Page 32, Botany Bay
The UCP on page 31 is given for Darwin Island, but the map on page 32 seems to show most of civilisation on Botany Bay Island.
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby 2K3Gamer » Fri Sep 03, 2021 3:08 am

Book 2

Page 38, Kimanjano Map
Is there a land border between Fromme and Okavango? Although the writeup on page 39 says Okavango only covers a 20 m2 area in any case wohich would not be visible

Page 40, Beta Canum
None of the maps have legends, so what is the yellow portion?

Page 42, Joi
Where is the land border between New Cornwall and Lubumbashi?

Page 44, Adlerhorst
Land border between New Mark and Saint-Benoit?

Page 49, Hochbaden
I'm guessing the white hexes are higher altitude regions?

Page 50, Aurore
Border between Aurore and Tanstaafl?
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby 2K3Gamer » Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:35 am

Book 2

Page 55, 56, Cold Mountain
The map on page 56 shows a catapult north east of Hanzhong, but the UCP on page 55 is C.

Page 57, Proper Cold Mountain Attire
Protection is 3, this should be +3

Proper 57-58, Daikoku
1) The locations for the Japanese colony at Daikoku and Arabian colony at Al-Marjiti are not marked on the map on page 58
2) The UPP has B class Interface, and the map shows a catapult east of Aoki, but both colonies are class D Interface.

Page 57, 59, Syuhlahm
1) Border between Chyuantii and Lihngtou? There are two military bases near the equator so that would make sense.
2) The map shows a Catapult south east of Tianjiin but both UCP have class D (Page 21, ballistic SSTO). A Catapult changes UPP from D867665-A to to B867665-A and one of the colonies from D to B

Page 57, 60, 61 Heidelsheimat
1) Page 60 shows a catapult north west of Dresden. UPP on page 57 shows D class Interface (Ballistic SSTO). Page 61 has all three colonies with class D Interface.
2) If we are talking borders the islands need to marked with borders as well.

Page 62, 63 Chengdu
A catapult (Class B Interface) is indicated east of Anyou, Wuqi, whereas the UPP and UCP has class C Interface.

Page 65, Kwantung
Manchurian Kwanting and Mexican Azteca colonies. Again the military bases help, and the Heavy Industry would be Manchurian.

Page 66, 67 Dukou
Shows a Catapult (B Interface) north east of Xixiang City, but the UPP and UCP are D Interface (Ballistic SSTO).

Page 67, Montana
The UPP has class D Interface, the UCP has E Interface.

Page 68, Austin's World
Borders for the three colonies?

Page 69-70, Haifeng
Page 69 UPP us X76A0000-0 and spelt Haifeng
Page 70 UPP is D989674-B and spelt Heifang
Haifeng seems to be correct as thus is referenced for the Hellshark on page 98. As the planet is inhabited the page 70 UPP would be correct.
The UCP is missing, there is space below the writeup on page 69.
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby 2K3Gamer » Fri Sep 03, 2021 7:55 am

Book 2

Page 57, Proper Cold Mountain Attire
Protection is 3, this should be +3

Proper 57-58, Daikoku
The locations for the Japanese colony at Daikoku and Arabian colony at Al-Marjiti are not marked on the map on page 58

Page 57, 59, Syuhlahm
Border between Chyuantii and Lihngtou? There are two military bases near the equator so that would make sense.

Page 57, 60, 61 Heidelsheimat
1) Page 60 shows a catapult north west of Dresden. Page 61 has all three colonies with class C Interface (Spaceplane). Heidelshimat should be B instead of C.
2) If we are talking borders the islands need to marked with borders as well.

Page 62, 63 Chengdu
A catapult (Class B Interface) is indicated east of Anyou, Wuqi, whereas the UCP has class C Interface.

Page 65, Kwantung
Manchurian Kwanting and Mexican Azteca colonies. Again the military bases help, and the Heavy Industry would be Manchurian.

Page 66, 67 Dukou
Shows a Catapult (B Interface) north east of Xixiang City, but the UCP has C Interface (Spaceplane).

Page 68, Austin's World
Borders for the three colonies?

Page 69-70, Haifeng
Page 69 UPP us X76A0000-0 and spelt Haifeng
Page 70 UPP is D989674-B and spelt Heifang
Haifeng seems to be correct as thus is referenced for the Hellshark on page 98. As the planet is inhabited the page 70 UPP would be correct.
The UCP is missing, there is space below the writeup on page 69.
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby 2K3Gamer » Fri Sep 03, 2021 8:51 am

Book 2

Page 79, Earth First
Mission Statement should be in BOLD.

Page 82 and 83, military illustrations
Any chance of names for each of the illustrations?

Page 83, Royal Space Navy ranks
These seem a little unbalanced. Mid-shipman is usually an officer under training or Level 0. The jump from Commander to Admiral seems a little large as well.

Page 87, Eber Traits
The "Large" should be "Large(+X)" from the Traveller Core Rulebook, with the X indicating the DM modifier.

Page 87, Eber Townsperson
There is probably room for stats for the matchlock pistol if stats are available.
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby 2K3Gamer » Fri Sep 03, 2021 9:44 am

Book 2

The page 101 UPP adds PAS Severity and Compatibility. This is not mentioned on pages 18-19. Page 101 should at least be mentioned on page 18.

Page 104
Gas guns are mentioned on page 38 of Characters and Equipment. They are not rated here or anywhere else.

Page 109
Belters have Guderian K-20 Hardsuits. This is not rated in Book 1 page 88-89.

Page 110
1) Colonial Militia have Inertial Armour Vest (+6) and Standard Helmet (+1) for +9. This should be +7 instead of +9.
2) Mercenary have Inertial Amour (+8 for Full-Body) with Vedette Hard Plate (+2) and Helmet with HUD and image (sounds like +2 for High Threat) for +17. Should this be +12 instead of +17.

Page 111
1) Neo-Cats can fly? Would surely be Small (-2)?

Rounds complete.
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby RandomNumber » Sun Sep 05, 2021 9:33 am

Book 1
p.64 Stracher SG-77 Country is stated as Germany. All other Stracher weapons are stated as being Austrovenian
p.65 Rockwell 12-81 Magnum Country is stated as United Kingdom. On p.68 the Rockwell 12-39 Magnum Country is stated as Britain. I believe Britain is the correct reference (as used in Book 2)
p.75 Jaschonek Fabrikant A-9. Contrast with the manufacturer of the Heavy Plasma A4T (p.77) manufactured by Jaschonek Waffenfabrik. These might be separate or affiliated companies but it looks like a single manufacturer has been given two names with similar meanings by mistake.
p.70 & p.79 Traylor T-50 & Quinn Optronics Restraint Carbine. Country is stated as America. Other instances are stated as USA (e.g. Traylor M-2, Model-10 & M-57 and the Hancock 9-23)
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby RandomNumber » Wed Sep 08, 2021 12:33 pm

Book 1
p.24 Cold Mountain colony on Delta Pavonis. UPP is missing a digit. It has six but requires seven before the hyphenated Tech Level.
p.29 Hermes, right hand column. The UCP for Hermes is missing. Compare with other single colony systems e.g. Botany Bay and Kingsland (p.31) which show the UCP below the System info and UPP.
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby RandomNumber » Fri Sep 10, 2021 3:28 pm

More typos and odd-looking info in the UPP, UCP data

p.22
Vega UPP: second digit is the letter 'S' Should this be 5?
Nyotekundu UPP: last character is a single quote mark ..." B74A0479-7 0 50' " The quote mark needs to be replaced with a digit.
DM-26 12026, Serurier, Davout all have Population Multipliers of zero
Some of the systems have suspiciously high numbers of Asteroid Belts. Is it really intended that AC+17 534-105 (Canada) has seven asteroid belts?


p.23
Although the UCP key on p.19 doesn't indicate a space of a 'Bases' code, some of the colony UCP's have one, some have a zero , whilst Beta Canum has nothing at all (nor does it on p.24)
Adlerhorst on Vogelheim (last row) has a Base code of "M" What does "M" represent? Or should it be "N"?
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby RandomNumber » Mon Sep 13, 2021 2:08 pm

As far as I can tell the distances between stars haven't been provided in the books so it's impossible to know how long an interstellar stutterwarp jump will take. We know the maximum range is 7.7 ly and we can calculate the speed (p.42) but the books don't provide the distances.

In Traveller 2300 and 2300AD the Near Star List provided the necessary information to compute. I suppose we could assume that they are all about 7.7 ly but some are, in fact, considerably less. Kingsland to Botany Bay is 1.2 ly
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby RandomNumber » Tue Sep 14, 2021 2:04 pm

Book 2, p.98 Night Stalker

What on earth (or any other planet) is a 'climax predator' :D :shock:

Perhaps that should be 'apex predator'!
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Re: Official 2300AD Comments Thread

Postby Bill Sheil » Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:25 pm

What on earth (or any other planet) is a 'climax predator' :D :shock:
Some variety of cougar perhaps?

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