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Mongoose Traveller pdf

Postby Hawkwood » Thu May 01, 2008 2:33 am

Is Mongoose Traveller going to be released in pdf format like many of their other books? If so, when?
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Postby Abslom_Daak » Thu May 01, 2008 3:49 am

Not nearly soon enough, IMHO.

Supposedly "soon".

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/phpBB ... 780#505780
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Postby WhiteWolf » Fri May 02, 2008 3:29 am

I wish they would do like Catalyst does for the Shadowrun RPG and sell the PDFs first and then come out with the Hard Copy.

Actually I am kind of surprised they did not release the PDF version first, so they could get some feed back for an errata. They could release the PDF a month before they go to print for the Hard Copy that way they could make changes before printing and still provide an updated PDF to those who purchased the PDF.
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Postby Takei » Fri May 02, 2008 6:05 am

WhiteWolf wrote:I wish they would do like Catalyst does for the Shadowrun RPG and sell the PDFs first and then come out with the Hard Copy.

Actually I am kind of surprised they did not release the PDF version first, so they could get some feed back for an errata. They could release the PDF a month before they go to print for the Hard Copy that way they could make changes before printing and still provide an updated PDF to those who purchased the PDF.
Green Ronin does the same with their True20 line and it's a great idea that can save potentially catastrophic problems. d20 BESM Revised springs to mind as a book that could have been saved with this approach.
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Postby klingsor » Fri May 02, 2008 1:24 pm

Mongoose have a slightly different approach to this method of fault finding, it is called a first edition.

This is of course the standard industry practice and at least Mongoose do usually do a second edition to fix the problems unless the book is (unfortunately) unpopular enough not to be worthwhile doing so. Usually their errata list is smaller than the book as well which is not always the case with some other publishers.
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Postby WhiteWolf » Fri May 02, 2008 1:27 pm

klingsor wrote:Mongoose have a slightly different approach to this method of fault finding, it is called a first edition.
ROFL!!!! :lol: I have to admit that was pretty funny.

@ Takei, it is nice to hear that there is a publisher implementing that idea. Maybe the others will follow suite.
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Postby klingsor » Fri May 02, 2008 1:40 pm

It does seem like a very good way of working but there is always the danger of it harming the sales of the book – not everyone who has bought the PDF version will want the print edition. It seems to work for Green Ronin though.

I know I would have to think about it but I have access to colour laser printers and comb binders so my printed version of the PDF is as good as some low end commercial products. For someone else tied to an inkjet with ruinously high running costs and the nightmare that is manual duplexing (a pain for me as well, some publishers do not make life easy) it is more clear cut. For Traveller though even for me there is no doubt, it is Traveller after all and there is so much brand loyalty there even now some 23 years on.

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Postby hdrider67 » Fri May 02, 2008 1:55 pm

klingsor wrote:Mongoose have a slightly different approach to this method of fault finding, it is called a first edition.

This is of course the standard industry practice and at least Mongoose do usually do a second edition to fix the problems unless the book is (unfortunately) unpopular enough not to be worthwhile doing so. Usually their errata list is smaller than the book as well which is not always the case with some other publishers.
I'm surprised at the relative lack of mistakes found in my early reading. The biggest problems stem from ambiguity, rather than outright errors (though these are no less challenging).

I have to say, their editor did a pretty good job.
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Postby WhiteWolf » Fri May 02, 2008 2:17 pm

hdrider67 wrote:
klingsor wrote:Mongoose have a slightly different approach to this method of fault finding, it is called a first edition.

This is of course the standard industry practice and at least Mongoose do usually do a second edition to fix the problems unless the book is (unfortunately) unpopular enough not to be worthwhile doing so. Usually their errata list is smaller than the book as well which is not always the case with some other publishers.
I'm surprised at the relative lack of mistakes found in my early reading. The biggest problems stem from ambiguity, rather than outright errors (though these are no less challenging).

I have to say, their editor did a pretty good job.
It is nice to hear that their appear to be very few mistakes. I know someone has started an Errata post for the book.
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Postby hdrider67 » Fri May 02, 2008 2:56 pm

I posted in it, too. There's a math error in one of the tables. If you multiply the table entry by number of shares, the chars will end up getting 10 times the stated share value.

That's the only biggie I found so far.

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