Book 8: Merchant Prince

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Book 8: Merchant Prince

Postby AndrewW » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:06 pm

Long-awaited by Traveller fans, Merchant Prince is for every character who engages in trading while roaming the stars. Starting off with some extra tips and options for the speculative trading every Traveller player is familiar with, Merchant Prince adds a whole new trading option for those wealthy enough to attempt it, allowing them to build a huge trading empire that spans the stars. With new career options, cargoes and ships, Merchant Prince is an invaluable companion to all Traveller players.
Due March 2010.
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Re: Book 8: Merchant Prince

Postby G. K. Zhukov » Wed Nov 25, 2009 7:33 pm

Long-awaited by Traveller fans...
This is one of the cornerstones of the setting IMHO. And it's only four months away!

Thanks for the update.
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Postby Techno-Guru » Wed Nov 25, 2009 11:44 pm

Hmmm, expanded careers for the merchant marine, broker, and free trader might be nice. The additional freighter chassies will definitely be worth consideration. A Vatta-style megacorporation might make for a fun end game although I definitely would not make that something the players have at the beginning...
Eh, I'm admittedly biased being that I like merchants.
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Postby Alan Hume » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:22 am

Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay 8)
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Postby Jame Rowe » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:22 pm

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Postby Jame Rowe » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:22 pm

This I am going to get.
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Postby Jame Rowe » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:23 pm

I am going to get this.
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Postby rust » Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:41 pm

Jame Rowe wrote:I am going to get this.
I got it ... :lol:
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Postby Jame Rowe » Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:49 pm

rust wrote:
Jame Rowe wrote:I am going to get this.
I got it ... :lol:
You understood that my computer is worthless and double posted on me? :P
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Postby AndrewW » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:07 pm

Jame Rowe wrote:You understood that my computer is worthless and double posted on me? :P
So the computer posted twice then you added a third for good measure to make sure it was clear?
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Postby Junior » Thu Nov 26, 2009 9:09 pm

AndrewW wrote:
Jame Rowe wrote:You understood that my computer is worthless and double posted on me? :P
So the computer posted twice then you added a third for good measure to make sure it was clear?
We know what he meant. :P
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Postby CaptnBrazil » Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:02 am

AndrewW wrote:
Jame Rowe wrote:You understood that my computer is worthless and double posted on me? :P
So the computer posted twice then you added a third for good measure to make sure it was clear?
wait - isn't this the Traveller forum, not the Paranoid one? Or is the Computer expanding it's range?
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Postby rust » Fri Nov 27, 2009 12:11 am

CaptnBrazil wrote: wait - isn't this the Traveller forum, not the Paranoid one? Or is the Computer expanding it's range?
THE COMPUTER IS YOUR FRIEND, CITIZEN. HE IS WHEREVER YOU NEED
HIS GUIDANCE.
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Postby Jame Rowe » Fri Nov 27, 2009 4:57 pm

Junior wrote:
AndrewW wrote:
Jame Rowe wrote:You understood that my computer is worthless and double posted on me? :P
So the computer posted twice then you added a third for good measure to make sure it was clear?
We know what he meant. :P
See how worthless my computer is? Not only did it triple-post on me, it also tried to hide one of the extras! :roll:
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Postby AndrewW » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:18 pm

Jame Rowe wrote:See how worthless my computer is? Not only did it triple-post on me, it also tried to hide one of the extras! :roll:
And even tried to be helpful and modify it for you.
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Postby BP » Fri Nov 27, 2009 6:21 pm

rust wrote:
Jame Rowe wrote:I am going to get this.
I got it ... :lol:
You have MGT Merchant Prince already? :P
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Postby rust » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:14 pm

BP wrote:You have MGT Merchant Prince already? :P
Well, you know ... :oops:
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Postby BP » Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:33 pm

rust wrote:Well, you know ...
Oh - yeah - my bad - your computer was teasing Jame Rowe's computer - I get it :D
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Postby Techno-Guru » Sat Nov 28, 2009 9:16 pm

rust wrote:
CaptnBrazil wrote: wait - isn't this the Traveller forum, not the Paranoid one? Or is the Computer expanding it's range?
THE COMPUTER IS YOUR FRIEND, CITIZEN. HE IS WHEREVER YOU NEED
HIS GUIDANCE.
That was genius. But moving on, I'm personally looking forward to this product. Always had a weakness for trade and the kind of trouble you can get a merchant into while traveling for the best deal. This sounds like it will help.
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Postby CaptnBrazil » Sat Nov 28, 2009 10:54 pm

Techno-Guru wrote:
rust wrote:
CaptnBrazil wrote: wait - isn't this the Traveller forum, not the Paranoid one? Or is the Computer expanding it's range?
THE COMPUTER IS YOUR FRIEND, CITIZEN. HE IS WHEREVER YOU NEED
HIS GUIDANCE.
That was genius. But moving on, I'm personally looking forward to this product. Always had a weakness for trade and the kind of trouble you can get a merchant into while traveling for the best deal. This sounds like it will help.
it's rare for me to be able to come up with jokes that people actually understand, and I've never played Paranoia either!

I like trade as well - I wrote a LBB trade program, then added T5 to it, and restarted from scratch deciding to make it more object oriented, as well as supporting Mongoose trade. Still have to actually read & figure out the Mongoose trade rules (and not sure how much I like the T5 trade rules actually, which is why I did the classic version first, but T5 buying is dead simple). And like all programs, this one has morphed. As I play solo, it is becoming a merchant trading game, including tracking where you've been, what you bought & sold, tracking credits (well, it will - working on the ship object now that handles this stuff). Uses all text files (some XML, and the systems are regular old SEC files):
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