Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby Guardnacho » Fri Dec 21, 2012 2:57 am

I plan to start PoD over the Christmas break for a group completely new to Traveller and thought I would start using "the Chamax Plague" on a remote location on Asim to bring the characters to the attention of King Oleb.

Does anyone see that being an issue in the campaign as published or in the adventures to come?

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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby crazy_cat » Wed Jan 02, 2013 8:21 pm

Any update?
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby MongooseMatt » Thu Jan 03, 2013 10:52 am

Indeed - Part 4 arrived just before Christmas and we have already started going through it. Should be available a little later this month!
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby MongooseMatt » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:18 pm

Also, we have just uploaded an revised Intro/Primer - no big changes, just some tweaks and corrections here and there.
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby locarno24 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:33 am

Any chance of a quick run-down on changes?

The things I can see:

Deckplan slightly cleaner and higher Res.

Missile turret is now empty on the ship sheet - you're not paying maintenance on the missile and ammo until you get it working again. Not that it actually reduces the cost enough to change the monthly payment, but hey, it's the principle of the thing.

Some reformatting (but no text changes) on the 'sharing out the loot' page and subsequent page

Some reformatting (but no text changes) on the first Referee page.

None of the tables appear different (so you won't accidentally find yourself using a different version to your players).
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I'm just saying that it's highly effective and I strongly recommend using it.
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:40 pm

I think you pretty much have them all!
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby tanksoldier » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:57 pm

My players are forcing Oleb to be a king:

"If you want to be a pirate, act like a pirate... but if you want to be a king, act like a king."
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Any word on the next update?
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:34 am

Will be just a week or two.

We have started Drinax for our office campaign now - in the first session the players hit a small trader, boarded it, got into an argument and managed to get away with just two tons of cargo before the police cutter arrived. They fought a sword duel on the hull of their ship with the captain of a liner. Later, they were ambushed by a Gazelle escort as they tried to capture another merchant and decided to go one-on-one with it - the result was a retreating Gazelle and some very expensive repairs to the Harrier (now named the Spartan).

All in one session!

Haven't even touched the scenarios yet!
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby dna » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:26 am

msprange wrote:Indeed - Part 4 arrived just before Christmas and we have already started going through it. Should be available a little later this month!

*grin* its a little later *grin*
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby MongooseMatt » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:14 am

Working as fast as we can :)
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby crazy_cat » Fri Feb 08, 2013 7:33 pm

Any news?
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby MongooseMatt » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:37 pm

About half way through, hopefully done next week!
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby Captain Jonah » Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:35 am

msprange wrote:Also, we have just uploaded an revised Intro/Primer - no big changes, just some tweaks and corrections here and there.
Erm your revised intro still has a double turret with a P-Beam in it on the ship sheet :roll: :wink:
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby MongooseMatt » Tue Feb 19, 2013 11:07 am

Adventure 4: The Demon's Eye is now available!

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/ ... rinax.html
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby dna » Tue Feb 19, 2013 1:58 pm

Thank you
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby Kravell » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:08 pm

Great! Glad to get it. Starting the campaign tonight in fact.
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby locarno24 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 4:29 pm

...has some really interesting theories about silicon lifeforms on Cymbeline...
Must...resist...urge...to kill...
Understand that I'm not advocating violence.
I'm just saying that it's highly effective and I strongly recommend using it.
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby Captain Jonah » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:56 pm

locarno24 wrote:
...has some really interesting theories about silicon lifeforms on Cymbeline...
Must...resist...urge...to kill...
Just Nuke the world from orbit.

Whats the worst that could happen :lol:



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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby JRoss » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:43 pm

Very nice. Thanks. I like the Metropolis reference.
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Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

Postby alex_greene » Tue Feb 19, 2013 10:59 pm

JRoss wrote:Very nice. Thanks. I like the Metropolis reference.
I actually like how the author conveys the sense of how dizzying and confusing ultra-tech environments can be. A distinct sense of Alvin Toffleresque Third Wave Future Shock. Very cool.
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