Traveller 5th Edition

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Traveller 5th Edition

Postby Red-24 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:18 am

I know this is Mongoose Traveller, but all Traveller fans need to know about this:
Traveller 5 Kickstarter
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:35 am

I've read through the T5 rules. Even though it can fly, T5 is the Spruce Goose of Traveller editions.
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby steelbrok » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:03 am

I'm not especially excited, I'm very happy with what Mongoose are doing
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby nerfherder » Fri Jun 01, 2012 9:42 am

Cheapest option to get the rules is $100 (actually, $140 inc shipping for me). If there's a PDF option, I might go for it, otherwise I'll just wait to see what appears in my FLGS.
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby rust » Fri Jun 01, 2012 12:46 pm

Hmmm ... 140 USD for something which I already have in
several playable versions ... rather not. :roll:
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby F33D » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:20 pm

I might go for it IF there was a pdf option. The price is a bit steep though. Kinda odd that a technology based game is stuck in the pre PC era..
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby F33D » Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:21 pm

double post
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby Dunia » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:13 pm

What I fear is that if this becomes a reality, Miller will stop Mongoose from making more books, making his the only version available.
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby nerfherder » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:17 pm

Dunia wrote:What I fear is that if this becomes a reality, Miller will stop Mongoose from making more books, making his the only version available.
IIRC, Marc Miller & Mongoose renewed their license agreement recently. I would be surprised if Matt agreed to it having an exit clause that allowed Marc to unilaterally end it.
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby 2330ADUSA1 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:27 pm

OK so how many of you are considering the $950.oo US dollar version...Hmmm I wounder if I can get Marc to sign it for me as well too...

I don't feel that T5 will ever hit the big leages, it will be bought by old timers like me and placed on my gaming library shelves to collect dust and be looked at ever so often when I want to steal some element for my own In House rules

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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby Stainless » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:35 pm

My understanding was Mongoose had a 10 year license with a 5 year review point (which it passed). So if the contract is worth the paper it's written on, we should have Mongoose Traveller for another 5 years.

As for T5, I think the very important point about Kickstarters is that they don't take your money if the product is not actually produced; It's a pledge that is called on only when the goods are finished. Thus, there shouldn't be a risk of being burnt from the inevitable vapourous nature I suspect T5 will exhibit. I might consider pledging for the book if the reward was a guarantee to re-edit and correct the book multiple times after publication because I predict it will have the errata to beat all errata.
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby F33D » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:07 pm

Stainless wrote:I might consider pledging for the book if the reward was a guarantee to re-edit and correct the book multiple times after publication because I predict it will have the errata to beat all errata.
Another good reason to get it in pdf. At least you can edit using published errata...
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:11 pm

If you buy Traveller T5 beta, it comes on a CD. You'll have all the rules and access to errata downloads. Unless farfuture.net doesn't offer it anymore?

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It's still $35 under the FFE RPG PDF list. http://www.farfuture.net/cdroms.html
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby F33D » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:15 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:If you buy Traveller T5 beta, it comes on a CD. You'll have all the rules and access to errata downloads. Unless farfuture.net doesn't offer it anymore?
It has been pulled from the site: http://farfuture.net/ordert5.html
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:19 pm

Check their PayPal list. It's not beta anymore.
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby F33D » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:21 pm

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Check their PayPal list. It's not beta anymore.
There's no such "list" shown on that site...
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby far-trader » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:28 pm

nerfherder wrote:Cheapest option to get the rules is $100 (actually, $140 inc shipping for me). If there's a PDF option, I might go for it, otherwise I'll just wait to see what appears in my FLGS.
Actually the cheapest option is PDF for $35 for the T5 DVD, and as Shawn (beat me to the post) notes its apparently not beta anymore.

http://www.farfuture.net/cdroms.html

A PDF inclusion or support level has been suggested to Marc so that might get added as more swag to the kickstarter.
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:32 pm

If T5 isn't beta anymore, I can talk about the game now. :) I'll have to check for sure.
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby BP » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:14 pm

'the CDROM showing contents is here.' link still states 'preliminary' - so I wouldn't count on the order link alone as confirmation T5 is out of beta...

While I doubt the game will be for me, I am sure I could pull useful bits for my own use ... expect a lot of folks might feel the same.

PDF 'swag' for kickstarter levels would be a good idea - the T5 disk includes a lot more than can be included in a dead tree version...
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Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:24 pm

The FarFuture site is not maintained very well, if at all. MWM runs his business the old postal way still more than a web presence way. The table of contents has been filled in more since the 2009 first printing. I have tons of old 1980s Traveller drawings on my CD (just bonus stuff).

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