2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

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2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby steffworthington » Thu Sep 19, 2013 4:15 pm

Hi all, a free 2300AD fanzine called Colonial Times is out and available for download here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/y1yf5uw4fkxh5 ... -%231a.pdf

Feel free to download and enjoy! there's fiction, a deck plan, articles, and adventure ideas.

Issue #2 will be available in October/November '13.

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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby SSWarlock » Fri Sep 20, 2013 2:56 pm

This looks awesome but I can't get the link to display the PDF in the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Nor could I download it successfully using the Download button at the link. :cry:
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby Traveller-61 » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:48 pm

Amazing stuff!! Congratulations to all concerned and I am really looking forward to the next issue :D

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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby AndrewW » Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:52 pm

SSWarlock wrote:This looks awesome but I can't get the link to display the PDF in the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Nor could I download it successfully using the Download button at the link. :cry:
Worked fine for me, try this:

http://www.wuala.com/AndrewW/Traveller/ ... %231a.pdf/
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby SSWarlock » Sat Sep 21, 2013 1:41 am

Your new link worked for me, Andrew. Thank you.

Now onto the PDF..

WOW! The quality is beyond stunning.
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby AndrewW » Sat Sep 21, 2013 2:27 am

SSWarlock wrote:Your new link worked for me, Andrew. Thank you.
Ah, no problem. Glad it worked for you.
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby dragoner » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:12 am

It is very nicely done.
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby Prime_Evil » Sat Sep 21, 2013 4:32 am

This fanzine is an outstanding piece of work - I've always had a soft spot for the 2300 AD setting and hope that you will continue to produce many issues to come :)
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Postby aiglos63 » Sat Sep 21, 2013 12:17 pm

Great, can't wait for the next one!
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby ShawnDriscoll » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:31 am

Using Chrome on Windows 7, I was able to click the Download button in the top right and choose direct download (I'm not signing into dropbox), where Chrome then saved the file (after choosing the KEEP option from the security warning) into Chrome's Downloads folder.

Any other method I tried resulted in corrupted PDF.
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby steffworthington » Sun Sep 22, 2013 12:44 pm

AndrewW wrote:
SSWarlock wrote:This looks awesome but I can't get the link to display the PDF in the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. Nor could I download it successfully using the Download button at the link. :cry:
Worked fine for me, try this:

http://www.wuala.com/AndrewW/Traveller/ ... %231a.pdf/
Hi Andrew, thanks for the help! Very kind of you!

The thing is, I only have 'one-use/one location' rights to some of the art (very kindly donated by fellow artists) which restricts me from storing it in more than one download location. Could I ask you kindly to remove the pdf from your downloadable location? Sharing is fine privately but hosting would get me into grief with an artist and would see future loaned art dry up.
Hope you understand :)
Using Chrome on Windows 7, I was able to click the Download button in the top right and choose direct download (I'm not signing into dropbox), where Chrome then saved the file (after choosing the KEEP option from the security warning) into Chrome's Downloads folder.

Any other method I tried resulted in corrupted PDF.
Sorry to hear that Shawn. I've had very few problems (I have a W7 machine with chrome too) or heard of issues from others but I'm sure they will occur occasionally. I'm not sure how to rectify it for you but I appreciate the heads up.


Incidentally, we're taking donated submissions for the next issue. We're focussing on adventures, articles, and faux-ads. Please send to steff@stygianfox.com with 'SUBMISSION' in the title.

Thanks all for your kind comments :)

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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby enderra » Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:18 pm

Just 'thumbed' through it, can't say that much about the actual content yet, but great production value - good job!
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby AndrewW » Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:55 pm

steffworthington wrote:The thing is, I only have 'one-use/one location' rights to some of the art (very kindly donated by fellow artists) which restricts me from storing it in more than one download location. Could I ask you kindly to remove the pdf from your downloadable location? Sharing is fine privately but hosting would get me into grief with an artist and would see future loaned art dry up.
Hope you understand :)
That's a shame, removed.

A lot of places use mirror sites and the like, maybe you should see about getting that changed for official sites? (I could ask about another Traveller related site offering hosting if there is interest).
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby steffworthington » Sun Sep 22, 2013 4:43 pm

I know but the artist made it quite clear I'm afraid. Also, if I need to amend an edition for such reasons I'd need to be able to amend the one copy... rather than chase down files hosted elsewhere.
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby steffworthington » Tue Oct 01, 2013 12:22 am

'Colonial Times #2' is available here free for download:
http://bit.ly/18HP4ty

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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby Prime_Evil » Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:29 am

Wow...that was quick. Looking forward to reading it :)

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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby SSWarlock » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:21 pm

What amazing quality..this is just stunning!
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby steffworthington » Tue Oct 01, 2013 3:24 pm

Thanks! Feel free to submit art, text, or complete articles, fiction, faux news, or adventures. :)
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby steffworthington » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:13 am

200 downloads for Issue #2! Oddly, this makes it more popular than issue #1.

My eternal thanks to all those who have downloaded and also submitted. Colonial Times can't exist without your help!

You can now find the fanzine on its own blogpage where I'll store all the issues for download.
http://ct2300ad.blogspot.co.uk/
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Re: 2300AD Fanzine 'Colonial Times' is out now

Postby Traveller-61 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 10:18 pm

Just downloaded it - fantastic job and congratulations to all involved!

And very timely too; I was just looking for plans for a standard space station in my game and Space Station Alpha - 14 fits the bill very nicely. Much obliged :D

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