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Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:26 pm
by MongooseMatt
We have just posted the latest Traveller adventure, Into the Unknown, on DrivethruRPG.

Into the Unknown casts the players as Exploratory Scouts on board the IISS Spartan Wainwright, a Donosev-class Survey Scout. Their mission is to conduct a Class IVb survey of system N-83-Aleph and confirm an overview of the system obtained from pre-jump assessment phases conducted earlier and survey in detail any potentially inhabitable planets.

While there, they will uncover the descendants of a long-lost crew, survive the flora and fauna of a new world, and contend with a system-wide tragedy...

You can grab your copy at;

http://rpg.drivethrustuff.com/product/1 ... te_id=7242

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 7:06 pm
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
YANK!

I love the idea of exploration (something not well covered in Traveller) and really look forward to reading this!

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:10 am
by Prime_Evil
Its interesting that you'd do an exploration / survey adventure before publishing detailed world-building rules for those of us who love building star systems. Just saying...

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:30 am
by ShawnDriscoll
Prime_Evil wrote:Its interesting that you'd do an exploration / survey adventure before publishing detailed world-building rules for those of us who love building star systems. Just saying...
More detailed that the Mongoose Scout book? Something like SPI's Universe?

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:20 am
by Prime_Evil
ShawnDriscoll wrote:More detailed that the Mongoose Scout book? Something like SPI's Universe?
For the record, I liked Universe and still have a copy hanging around. It offered a very distinctive SF setting that unfortunately never got the development it deserved. Although these days the most crunchy world generation rules are probably those in the GURPS 4e Space book. :)

The system in the Mongoose Scout book is OK, but there was some talk of something like the World-Tamer's Handbook for Mongoose Traveller. Also, given the vast amount of new information about exoplanets that we've gained in the past decade, it's probably time to look at a revision to the world generation system.

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Fri Apr 18, 2014 5:12 pm
by SJE
I played this adventure with the author back in TravCon 2012 as a playtest and know it was submitted to Mongoose a few years ago. It was a wonderfully touching game of exploration and discovery. No to little combat, but doing proper Scouting of strange new worlds. Really nice piece or work and system building.

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:51 am
by lastbesthope
Will it ever see a dead tree version?

LBH

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 4:28 pm
by MongooseMatt
lastbesthope wrote:Will it ever see a dead tree version?
We are going through Traveller's print schedule right now, so will have an answer soon!

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2014 5:38 pm
by lastbesthope
msprange wrote:
lastbesthope wrote:Will it ever see a dead tree version?
We are going through Traveller's print schedule right now, so will have an answer soon!
I do hope so, best I can tell trav hasn't had a print release in 9 months.

LBH

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:49 am
by MongooseMatt
lastbesthope wrote:
I do hope so, best I can tell trav hasn't had a print release in 9 months.
You are about to be buried by Traveller print releases :)

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:57 am
by ShawnDriscoll
msprange wrote:
lastbesthope wrote:
I do hope so, best I can tell trav hasn't had a print release in 9 months.
You are about to be buried by Traveller print releases :)
Yey! Bury me, too.

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 6:02 pm
by lastbesthope
msprange wrote:
lastbesthope wrote:
I do hope so, best I can tell trav hasn't had a print release in 9 months.
You are about to be buried by Traveller print releases :)
I'll believe it if I see it.

LBH

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:29 pm
by AndrewW
lastbesthope wrote:
msprange wrote:
lastbesthope wrote:
I do hope so, best I can tell trav hasn't had a print release in 9 months.
You are about to be buried by Traveller print releases :)
I'll believe it if I see it.

LBH
*Gathers up a bunch of Mongoose Traveller products in print and burries lastbesthope.

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:26 pm
by phavoc
Could you upload a better preview? The current preview is a single page for a couple of grav vehicles. It doesn't give you any idea about the supplement.

Re: Adventure 4: Into the Unknown - Now on Drivethru

Posted: Sun May 11, 2014 5:24 pm
by nats
Yes the previews are pretty much useless for most of the Mongoose books. I would never buy a book based on a limited preview of one or two pages. If you are going to have an online store at least make sure it provides a suitable way for people to check what they need to buy without relying on assessment via a physical paper copy in a store or whatever. This wasn't too much of a problem before but recently I have noticed our local gaming store doesn't stock Traveller stuff anymore. Lack of a decent preview has certainly stopped me buying Animal Encounters, Compendiums, Dynasty and quite a few other Mongoose books, and some that I bought like Spinward Encounters I would not have if I had been able to do a decent review beforehand which has put me off buying any more.