What Properties Would You Like To See Mongoose Acquire?

Discuss the Traveller RPG and its many settings

What OTHER Properties Would You Like To See Mongoose Acquire And Travellerize?

Honor Harrington (David Weber et alia)
26
19%
Republic of Cinnabar Navy (David Drake)
5
4%
Vatta's War (Elizabeth Moon)
6
4%
Terro-Human Future History (H. Beam Piper)
9
7%
Babylon 5 (Renew the license, keep it alive!)
27
20%
Legacy of the Aldenata/Posleen (John Ringo et alia)
1
1%
Several of these, or Other Not Listed (PLEASE COMMENT BELOW)
60
45%
 
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What Properties Would You Like To See Mongoose Acquire?

Postby FreeTrav » Fri Jul 03, 2009 8:56 pm

Currently, Mongoose has five setting lines for their Traveller product line:

The OTU (represented by The Third Imperium sourcebooks)
Babylon 5 (sadly, no further expansion)
Judge Dredd
Strontium Dog
Hammer's Slammers

There are other settings that, in debate here and elsewhere, have been pronounced by the community as good potential settings for Traveller.

Which of them would you recommend that Mongoose attempt to acquire and bring out a line for?
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Postby Golan2072 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:12 pm

I voted for Babylon 5 - too good to let it fade away into oblivion.

Other cool options I'd vote for include Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy and Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos. Both are very cool sci-fi settings that will probably make very interesting gaming environments and fit the Traveller rules rather well.
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Elizabeth Moon

Postby Eak » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:19 pm

Personally I would prefer to see Elizabeth's Moon's "Familias Regnant' rather than "Vatta's War" as a Trav setting however give then choices listed Weber's "Honor Harrington" is clearly superior.
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Postby Stainless » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:22 pm

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Postby Klaus Kipling » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:43 pm

Mass Effect
Vorkosigan
ditto on Slippery Jim DiGriz
Rogue Trooper
Blake's 7
The Culture
Hamilton's Confederation or Commonwealth
Dan Dare
ABC Warriors
Nikolai Dante

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Postby Jame Rowe » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:44 pm

Republic of Cinnabar series. THIS ABOVE ALL ELSE.
Escape Velocity series of video games.
Asimov's Foundation series.
Traveller Fantasy/Low Tech Traveller variant.

There's a few others, no doubt, but I can't think of them offhand.
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Postby rust » Fri Jul 03, 2009 9:59 pm

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Postby Valarian » Fri Jul 03, 2009 10:12 pm

Klaus Kipling wrote:Blake's 7
I'd second this, especially as there's supposed to be a "reimagined" version coming out - like BSG.
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Postby EDG » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:12 pm

None of the ones listed interest me at all.

If they're doing more 2000AD stuff then Rogue Trooper and Nemesis the Warlock ("Be Pure, Be Vigilant, BEHAVE") would be rather cool.

Firefly would be nice, but that's already been done.

Jack McDevitt's SF setting (which includes Chindi, Cauldron, and other books) would probably work well with Traveller.

(Klaus - I think SJG have finally released their Vorkosigan book, and it took YEARS for that to come out)
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Postby alex_greene » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:13 pm

Larry Niven's Known Space

Heinlein's Future History

The Foundation Trilogy

Alan Dean Foster's Humanx Commonwealth

Dune

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James H Schmitz' Hub / Telzey / Trigger Argee series

Douglas Hill's Galactic Warlord series

James Hogan's Inherit The Stars setting

With the recent acquisition of a certain game publisher, perhaps you could look into securing the license for Doctor Who / Torchwood, too.
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Postby EDG » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:36 pm

alex_greene wrote:With the recent acquisition of a certain game publisher, perhaps you could look into securing the license for Doctor Who / Torchwood, too.
That's already being done by Cubicle 7 isn't it?
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Postby Jame Rowe » Fri Jul 03, 2009 11:41 pm

EDG wrote:Jack McDevitt's SF setting (which includes Chindi, Cauldron, and other books) would probably work well with Traveller.
I second this, with one clause: do his Talent for War/Polaris setting first (it's good except for the ending of the final book; I'm not so fond of the way he ends his books).
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Postby EDG » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:43 am

Though this reminds me, what's happening with 2320AD (or whatever date it'll be set in). I thought Mongoose had acquired that?
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Postby Vile » Sat Jul 04, 2009 1:45 am

None of those on the list - I find the settings of military SF like Weber et al rather shallow, suitable for a wargame maybe, but not a role-playing game.

Film / TV settings I'd like to see (but have no hope of):
- Firefly (not Serenity)
- Farscape
- Blakes 7
- Alien/Aliens (what other two?)

The written word:
- Rogue Trooper
- The VCs
- Culture
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Postby Dave Chase » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:28 am

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Ghost in the Shell
Star Slammers
Dorasi


and many other good SciFi things from graphic novels too numerous to mention.

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Postby Stofsk » Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:59 am

I put my vote in favour of Mass Effect.
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Postby ShadowDragon8685 » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:06 am

I'd like to see them get Schlock Mercenary, and put the really high TLs (20+) through a workout.
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Postby saundby » Sat Jul 04, 2009 7:40 am

Fantasy: How about a Conan core book for Traveller?
Jerry Pournelle's future history:CoDominium, 1st & 2nd Empires of Man + Moties
Patrick O'Brian Aubrey/Maturin series. Think of the ship books!
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Postby Gentleman John » Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:12 pm

Really, I'd say none of the above. Maybe it's something with me, but none of those choices appeal.

On a more positive note, I'd prefer Mongoose to develop something interesting based on Transhumanist fiction, but original rather than a licensed property. However, if you really want me to suggest a license, I'd like Dan Dare, thank you very much.

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