JP42 wrote:I may be the only one out there who wants this, and I'm sure it'd never be economically feasible, but it would be lovely to have the Core Rules merged fully with all of the Books to produce a Traveller: Complete that has advanced character creation rules (a la High Guard, Scoundrels, Merchant Prince, etc), a really complete equipment section (incorporating the rules from cybernetics, vehicles and the equipment guide) and a fully-integrated ship design (for all sizes from small craft through capital ships) and combat rules.
It would weigh in at around 600 pages, and have to cost about $200 to be viable, but lord knows I would buy the living daylights out of it.
ETA: and I would also need for myself to be included in the copy edit and rules testing. I love that Mongoose has done so much cool stuff with Traveller, but the typographical errors combined with rules inconsistencies and incompletenesses are grating. I'd also like to see them include a fixed version of the original vehicle design rules rather than the ultra-abstracted version that came out in V2.0.
See T5 and all the complaining that book has created about the size of it and its useability. I definitely would like to see smaller, cheaper books with less waffle, far more to the point with more illustrations and less errata....an updated CT in other words. That format worked very well then and still does - just big enough to cover one decent adventure, not enough to get fed up and bored reading it through, and easy to use around a table.
Small is powerful...believe it!
But you would have to be very careful with your commissioned authors. Just been reading one of the adventures in Spinward Encounters and its absolutely terrible - the one about the treasure seeking. Terribly badly written it is - gave up trying to read it after half an hour. The author cant even formulate proper sentences!
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