Prime Directive Traveller

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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby zozotroll » Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:57 pm

OK, which os just what you have on there, only it doesnt show up until you click on it. Did not realize that until the third time I went back there. Looks just right for me.

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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Jean » Sun Jul 01, 2012 2:02 am

Owen, been there, posted that! :) No problem.

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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby IanBruntlett » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:23 pm

Jean wrote:Ian, isn't there a Traveller sort of logo in the name style on the front cover below the picture? We were talking about ADB's logos not being on the front cover so as to not distract from the Traveller part.

Can you point me at a cover that has the logo you are thinking of?
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http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =3&theater

The cover I originally looked at:-
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... 279&type=1

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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Myrm » Sun Jul 01, 2012 3:35 pm

You want, and all you need from a Traveller perspecitve is that Black n Red Traveller logo on the front - and also dare I suggest on the back in a rectangle block and on the spine as well.

That is the iconic 'THIS IS TRAVELLER' mark. In my opnion, it is enough for anyone you want to be grabbing it on this basis seeing the side or the front or back to go 'Ooooh, Traveller'.

However, you don't want it too large. This is Prime Directive after all. Prime Directive is the setting, Traveller is the engine - so it shouldn't detract from the core fact this is Prime Directive. As a Traveller player, I want to also know as I look at it that this is not a Traveller/3rd Imperium classic setting item (ie like Hammer's Slammers).

From my other perspective as a player interested in the whole Prime Directive game, I am aware of previous versions and I want to be able to differentiate Traveller driven product from D6 or D20 driven stuff so again the logo is vital, but also secondary - don't get in the way of Prime Directive stuff.

So for me, this
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid= ... =3&theater
Does the job quite well for a front cover although I have to say I think the Traveller logo is a bit too dominant (and thats as a Traveller player looking to move into PD). Its more dominant in some ways than the PD logo. Look at the relative differences in logo size for Hammers Slammers here
http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/ ... mmers.html
Thats more the ratio Id want/expect...
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Rambler » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:28 pm

Can't tell what covers you are linking since I refuse to register on Facecrime.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby IanBruntlett » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:31 pm

Rambler wrote:Can't tell what covers you are linking since I refuse to register on Facecrime.
I'm definitely not on Facebook but I still saw the covers.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Rambler » Sun Jul 01, 2012 4:38 pm

IanBruntlett wrote:
Rambler wrote:Can't tell what covers you are linking since I refuse to register on Facecrime.
I'm definitely not on Facebook but I still saw the covers.
Interesting when I click on the links it takes me to a log in page.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby IanBruntlett » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:07 pm

Rambler wrote: Interesting when I click on the links it takes me to a log in page.
I was surprised as well. I was beginning to think FaceBook had revised their access policies.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Greg Smith » Sun Jul 01, 2012 5:33 pm

I'm not on FB but can see the covers.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby LimeyDragon » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:20 pm

I'm used to the solid black covers of Traveller and just text. But i can see why ADb is wanting a picture on the cover it helps sales for both.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby GamerDude » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:36 pm

LimeyDragon wrote:I'm used to the solid black covers of Traveller and just text. But i can see why ADb is wanting a picture on the cover it helps sales for both.
um... The Prime Directive cover is like, a direct clone of how the "Third Imperium" books mongoose puts out look.

The solid black covers are the "rules", books like for 3I and PD are setting books - Mongoose set up that distinction from the beginning.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby LimeyDragon » Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:57 pm

GamerDude wrote:
LimeyDragon wrote:I'm used to the solid black covers of Traveller and just text. But i can see why ADb is wanting a picture on the cover it helps sales for both.
um... The Prime Directive cover is like, a direct clone of how the "Third Imperium" books mongoose puts out look.

The solid black covers are the "rules", books like for 3I and PD are setting books - Mongoose set up that distinction from the beginning.
ahh, forgot about the 3I.. Then i stand corrected it fits in just fine... :lol:
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Nerroth » Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:52 am

ADB also have the sample cover posted over on the BBS. (This thread might be worth keeping an eye on.)
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Nathan Brazil » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:36 pm

Jean, the artwork is very good. Don't sure ADB's and Mongoose's arrangement is with regard to license/logo display are. From a visual customer point of view though, nicely done! Your D20 version covers were quite nice with that strip of color on the top. The GURPS ones were good too and had the GURPS brand on them.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Jean » Mon Jul 09, 2012 12:36 am

Thanks to all of you for your comments!
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby daryen » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:13 pm

LimeyDragon wrote:
GamerDude wrote:
LimeyDragon wrote:I'm used to the solid black covers of Traveller and just text. But i can see why ADb is wanting a picture on the cover it helps sales for both.
um... The Prime Directive cover is like, a direct clone of how the "Third Imperium" books mongoose puts out look.

The solid black covers are the "rules", books like for 3I and PD are setting books - Mongoose set up that distinction from the beginning.
ahh, forgot about the 3I.. Then i stand corrected it fits in just fine... :lol:
Also, the more direct comparison is the Babylon Five and Strontium Dog books, which are "alternative settings", too. And they have pictures on their covers, too. (And 2300, Judge Dread, etc., too.)
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Nerroth » Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:58 am

According to ADB's latest monthly newsletter, the core rulebook for Traveller Prime Directive should be released this November.
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby LimeyDragon » Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:40 pm

Any chance on some sneak peek info on this... My gaming group is excited about the release...
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Hopeless » Thu Jul 12, 2012 7:52 pm

LimeyDragon wrote:Any chance on some sneak peek info on this... My gaming group is excited about the release...
Ditto had a d6 game with a clone of the tenth doctor and planned on using the d6 prime directive to continue it, now I'm seriously looking at the traveller system instead!
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Re: Prime Directive Traveller

Postby Jean » Fri Jul 13, 2012 2:59 pm

We are discussing playtesters. We'll probably have a decision on how to jump by Monday. :) This week and last have been a bit swamped on a personal level.

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