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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Thu Sep 22, 2016 5:02 pm

Hey everyone. I have a bit of news to share with everyone.

1> Ships of Clement Sector 4-6: Traders, Scouts, and Small Craft has returned to print. You can pick up your copy here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/183 ... dition-OGL

2> Ships of Clement Sector 7-9: Defense Boats and Light Warships has returned to print. You can pick up your copy here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/183 ... dition-OGL

3> Ships of Clement Sector 10-12: Workhorses has returned to print. You can pick up your copy here: http://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/183 ... GL-Version

4> The print version of Ships of Clement Sector 13-15: Escort and Support has hit a small snag. The proof sent did not pass inspection. The printer has informed me that another proof is en route and, hopefully, the problem will be solved.

5> Clement Sector: The Rules is with the editor, Curtis Rickman. Bradley Warnes is currently working on the cover art. You should be seeing this sooner rather than later.

Hope everyone is enjoying the change of seasons!
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:18 pm

Clement Sector: The Rules will be coming along soon. Clement Sector: The Rules will provide GKG's own unique spin on The Cepheus Engine and the 2d6 OGL rules (the rules formerly known as Mongoose Traveller 1e). The book is currently in the final stages of production.

We always like to share some of the art from the book ahead of the release. Here's an excellent piece by Bradley Warnes.


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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby phavoc » Wed Sep 28, 2016 8:20 pm

Nice!
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby -Daniel- » Thu Sep 29, 2016 2:57 am

Great image. Very nice feel to it. :D
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Thu Sep 29, 2016 10:33 am

Thanks guys. Brad is a talented artist.
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:28 pm

Coming soon!

Art by Bradley Warnes. Cover design by Stephanie McAlea.

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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Condottiere » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:29 pm

I really like this illustration.
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:39 pm

Condottiere wrote:I really like this illustration.
Thanks. Brad is an excellent artist and Stephanie did an outstanding job with the layout.
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:36 pm

Release date for the PDF of Clement Sector: The Rules will be October 14.
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Hopeless » Sat Oct 01, 2016 2:25 pm

Can you provide a bit more information about the Clement Sector Rules release, please?
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:23 pm

Hopeless wrote:Can you provide a bit more information about the Clement Sector Rules release, please?
Sure!

What would you like to know?
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby hiro » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:28 pm

An overview would be great, things like:

What's new.

What's already been published.

How does it integrate with MgT v1 or Cepheus. Does it fit one better than the other?
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:46 pm

hiro wrote:An overview would be great, things like:

What's new.

What's already been published.

How does it integrate with MgT v1 or Cepheus. Does it fit one better than the other?

Well, what we've done is take the two rulesets and meld them together to create a base rules for the Clement Sector setting. The main idea was to create something that people could use as a rulebook to play in our setting. As MgT1e is no longer available, we needed something else. The Cepheus Engine met a lot of our needs but it needed a few tweaks to be what we had in mind. If you've played 2d6 Science Fiction before, a lot of this will be familiar to you as much of it was built using those two OGL rules to form the foundation of this document. Frankly, as an amalgam, it shares more in common with The Cepheus Engine than the MgT1 rules.

As far as changes go, a short list of some of the changes would be:

1> Changes in some of the rules to accommodate the Zimm Drive.

2> A few tweaks in combat such as a change in how Initiative is rolled.

3> Michael Johnson, the author of our starship books, has written some new starship combat rules.

4> I've made several changes to the skill list which I think are improvements.

For the most part, nothing we have in this book will invalidate anything you've purchased from us so far. In a way, by necessity, we've built this backwards by giving you the setting, then the starship building rules, and now the main rules. However, now the "trilogy" is complete.
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby hiro » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:05 pm

Thanks for the info John.

Have you settled on a price please?
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:19 pm

hiro wrote:Thanks for the info John.

Have you settled on a price please?
No problem at all. Happy to do it.

The PDF is going to be $14.99. It will release on October 14.

The softcover will be $24.99. The hardcover will be $49.99. Not sure of the release dates of the print versions at this point but they will not be far behind.
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby hiro » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:24 pm

Thanks!

Next question! I think you've already answered this indirectly, I want to ask so as to be clear.

In the Introduction to Clement Sector 2e OGL, its written:

"While Gypsy Knights Games is not affiliated with Samardan Press or with Jason “Flynn” Kemp, we do highly recommend the Cepheus Engine rules.
In order to play in our Clement Sector setting, you will need to obtain those rules as well as the Clement Sector core setting book."

Does "Clement Sector: The Rules" now mean that the setting can be played with either the Cepheus Engine or your setting specific rules?

From what I've seen in this thread the answer is yes but the CS:TR will give the best experience. Correct?
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Sat Oct 01, 2016 7:31 pm

hiro wrote: Does "Clement Sector: The Rules" now mean that the setting can be played with either the Cepheus Engine or your setting specific rules?

From what I've seen in this thread the answer is yes but the CS:TR will give the best experience. Correct?
Yes, you are correct.
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:12 pm

A few bits of news from Gypsy Knights Games Headquarters:

1> Spent the weekend in Lancaster, PA at TravellerCon. Had a fantastic time. Got to meet some new folks, say hello to old friends, see some folks from online in person for the first time, playtest an upcoming adventure, and sell some books. Great weekend. If you have the chance, you should attend this next year.

2> Everything is on track to release Clement Sector: The Rules on PDF on Friday (October 14). In fact, I printed the final PDF for myself and was showing it about to folks at TravellerCon. Really looking forward to showing this to everyone.

3> I heard from the printers that the print proofs of Clement Sector: The Rules (both softcover and hardcover) are now en route to GKG HQ. Assuming all is well with the proofs, they may be available as early as Friday when the PDF hits. If not, they will be available quite soon.

4> Michael Johnson has turned in the draft for Wendy's Guide to the Fleets of Hub Subsector. Bradley Warnes and Ian Stead are working on the art for it. This should be ready for release in November. I'm not sure of an exact date at this point.

5> Michael Johnson is also hard at work on Ships of Clement Sector 16: Rucker-class merchant. This will be an in-depth look at one of the most popular and commonly encountered vessels in our setting.

Hope everyone is having a great October so far!
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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Thu Oct 13, 2016 7:01 pm

And now the big news of the week for us:

Clement Sector: The Rules is now available at DTRPG in PDF.

Your adventure starts here!

Join the adventure as Clement Sector, one of the most popular and fastest growing science fiction settings, expands with its own rulebook! Using a unique blend of The Cepheus Engine and the 2d6 Science Fiction OGL rules, Clement Sector: The Rules builds on those to create a framework for action packed role-playing game excitement!

Fight epic space battles! Explore new worlds! Become a pirate! It's all possible in Clement Sector and these rules provide the foundation for your exploits!

Use these rules for your own settings or, in concert with The Clement Sector Core Setting Book, strike out on an adventure in the Clement Sector setting. It's in your control!

Be sure to look out for the Clement Sector Core Bundle which gives you these rules, The Clement Sector Core Setting Book, and The Anderson and Felix Guide to Naval Architecture at a 20% discount to the everyday price.

Join the adventure! Don't get left behind!

You can pick up your copy at DTRPG at this link.

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Re: [GK Games] News and Reviews

Postby Gypsy Knights Games » Fri Oct 14, 2016 3:33 pm

And now available at Paizo's online shop as well. http://paizo.com/products/btpy9p4o?Clem ... -The-Rules
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