Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

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Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby msprange » Tue Feb 21, 2012 5:54 pm

The long-awaited Supplement 5-6: Vehicle Handbook is now shipping - and this is a big one for Traveller players! Penned by Colin Dunn (2300AD), the Vehicle Handbook has an all new construction system designed to be quick, easy and extremely flexible, with referees being able to design anything from a rickshaw to super heavy grav battle tanks in just a few minutes, while players will drool over all the customisation options. All future Traveller books will use this system and, to help you along, the book contains every vehicle that has appeared in the current edition of Traveller (including those from Judge Dredd, Hammers Slammers and other settings), updated to the new system - along with lots of brand new designs!

You can find more information here;

UK: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/ ... dbook.html
US: http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/us/rp ... dbook.html

NOTICE 1 FOR FORUM-GOERS
We did, of course, promise that anyone who bought either of the original (Civilian or Military) vehicle books would get a deal on the Vehicle Handbook. After a great deal of consideration,we have settled on the following;

If you have either (or both) of the original vehicle books and you order the new Vehicle Handbook from us, we will send you any Traveller book of up to a £16.99/$24.99 retail price - you can even pre-order a book this way.

Simply send the front cover of either book (send in both, and you can claim two £16.99/$24.99 books, or any single book with a higher price point) to either address below, together with your name, address, order number you received when purchasing the new Vehicle Handbook, and the book(s) you wish to claim. As soon as we receive that, we will dispatch your chosen book(s) immediatly, or as soon as it becomes available if you chose a pre-order title!

Mongoose Publishing
52-54 Cricklade Road
Swindon
Wilts
SN2 8AF
United Kingdom

Mongoose Games
4773 Gateway Circle
Kettering
OH 45440
USA

NOTICE 2 FOR FORUM-GOERS
The new Vehicle Handbook has HUGE possibilities - you will understand what we mean by that once you see it and start to digest all the different possibilities.

So, we want to see what you lot come up with! Whether it is new vehicles or brand new modification options, please send them in to us at msprange@mongoosepublishing.com. We'll take the best and either post them up on Planet Mongoose for everyone to share or maybe even print the very best in one of the forthcoming Traveller Compendiums.

You really can do a lot with this book, so let's see what you get up to!
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby tneva82 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:05 pm

msprange wrote:NOTICE 1 FOR FORUM-GOERS
We did, of course, promise that anyone who bought either of the original (Civilian or Military) vehicle books would get a deal on the Vehicle Handbook. After a great deal of consideration,we have settled on the following;

If you have either (or both) of the original vehicle books and you order the new Vehicle Handbook from us, we will send you any Traveller book of up to a £16.99/$24.99 retail price - you can even pre-order a book this way.
If you have the PDF version you are out of luck?

Bummer. This sort of book is precisely kind of book I don't need as physical product. After all this is less likely to come during game(are you going to need to do lots of vechile building mid-session?-). Ergo PDF version is great as it doesn't take space.

Ah well. I'll see how expensive the pdf version is when it comes available before deciding whether to upgrade. Old one works fairly enough for me.
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby msprange » Tue Feb 21, 2012 8:02 pm

That is a good point.

You know, I think we can do a deal for PDF buyers via Drivethru. I'll set something up!
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby lastbesthope » Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:59 pm

I'll just wait for my complimentary playtester/proofreader copy to show up I think ;)

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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Jak Nazryth » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:09 pm

Just purchased the new combine vehicles book and sent cover of my old military vehicles today! I selected "Sword Worlds" per Notice 1.
Cant wait until I get the new goodies! :D
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Traveller-61 » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:10 pm

msprange wrote:That is a good point.

You know, I think we can do a deal for PDF buyers via Drivethru. I'll set something up!
Ask and ye shall receive :lol:

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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby AndrewW » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:33 pm

lastbesthope wrote:I'll just wait for my complimentary playtester/proofreader copy to show up I think ;)

LBH
Same here.
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Colin » Tue Feb 21, 2012 10:56 pm

Yay! I'm really looking forward to seeing this. I've only seen the design system so far...
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Sturn » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:41 am

Congrats Colin!
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Rick » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:45 am

AndrewW wrote:
lastbesthope wrote:I'll just wait for my complimentary playtester/proofreader copy to show up I think ;)

LBH
Same here.
Heh - given the past history of proofreading these documents, that might be a dangerous thing to say! :lol: Before anybody lights any torches or grabs the pitchforks, are there any others you wish to admit to? :lol:
"Understanding is a 3-edged sword" bit like a toblerone, really.
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby AndrewW » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:45 am

Rick wrote:
AndrewW wrote:
lastbesthope wrote:I'll just wait for my complimentary playtester/proofreader copy to show up I think ;)

LBH
Same here.
Heh - given the past history of proofreading these documents, that might be a dangerous thing to say! :lol: Before anybody lights any torches or grabs the pitchforks, are there any others you wish to admit to? :lol:
There have been a few...

That said, playtesting isn't really about proofreading though if I find something (which even happened on the one thing I got that had the proofreader's comments inbeded) I will make mention it.
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby msprange » Wed Feb 22, 2012 9:59 am

lastbesthope wrote:I'll just wait for my complimentary playtester/proofreader copy to show up I think ;)

LBH
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Scott Kalkwarf » Wed Feb 22, 2012 12:46 pm

Well looks like it will be a while before I can have it. The billing system and my credit card protection do not like each other, and I will not use paypal as I have had issues on the security side and principle with them. :( :cry:

This is a major bummer as I order regularly from other sites with little or no problem.

Will have to wait till I can get to another city that has a brick and mortar shop, or wait till it gets on pdf and get it from drive thru rpg and print it out. :?

Well time to get to work, laters.
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby msprange » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:49 pm

You can always give us a ring - Kelly is very friendly :)
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby dmccoy1693 » Wed Feb 22, 2012 5:48 pm

msprange wrote:That is a good point.

You know, I think we can do a deal for PDF buyers via Drivethru. I'll set something up!
Did this go out already? I just changed my contact options to allow emails from Mongoose through.
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Scott Kalkwarf » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:04 am

msprange wrote:You can always give us a ring - Kelly is very friendly :)
Hmmm well the only Phone I have is a company cell phone, and trying to explain an international call might be a little awkward.
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Scott Kalkwarf » Thu Feb 23, 2012 3:11 am

well the campaign guide is on drive thru rpg, ill have to wait for the new vehicle book to be on there before I can get it.
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby lastbesthope » Thu Feb 23, 2012 2:42 pm

msprange wrote:
lastbesthope wrote:I'll just wait for my complimentary playtester/proofreader copy to show up I think ;)

LBH
Should be with you today :)
It did indeed arrive yesterday, and my name is in the credits...

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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby AndrewW » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:16 pm

lastbesthope wrote:It did indeed arrive yesterday, and my name is in the credits...

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Sure you want to admit to that¿
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Re: Vehicle Handbook - Now Shipping!

Postby Colin » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:48 pm

I should check the mail today. Might be something waiting for me.

Just so long as it is not ticking...

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