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2300AD Update

Postby Colin » Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:17 pm

My wife and I took another look through the document the other day, and found some issues. It has since gone back to Mongoose for their take on it. Current document is 148,000 words or so, plus the near star list, so it's a big book (200+ pages). There's a new cover for it http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/rpgs/ ... ebook.html, deckplans are almost complete, and they look great, courtesy of Mr. Ian Stead. Laurent Esmiol did some of the interior art, and we're working out the rest now. I'm finalizing the world maps and the interior art list.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Ewan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:40 am

So is a November release date still a go?
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Colin » Wed Oct 26, 2011 5:25 am

I don't know. My re-edit may have pushed the deadline a bit, but that is not my call.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Ewan » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:43 am

I would rather see a delayed by a month perfect copy than an on time flawed copy.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Sturn » Wed Oct 26, 2011 1:43 pm

A good thing for me it's on delay. I too want it to be as good as it can be plus I've been spending way too much on games lately and the wife has taken notice so was fearing she was going to lock me in the ship's locker again.

I like the new cover; much better.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Mithras » Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:31 pm

Now that's more bloody like it ....

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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Ewan » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:41 am

That is a far better cover.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Colin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:52 am

Yep, the only thing missing is my name, down there at the bottom.

The artist did some very good work on that cover.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Mithras » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:23 am

Yes it's certainly evocative of a GDW cover don't you think?
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby spinwardpirate » Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:34 am

If we could judge a book by its cover win have a winner, that's for sure. But please, please take the extra time to weed out the mistakes on the inside.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Colin » Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:53 pm

We have. I went over all the rules, my wife went through all the rest, and in the process of doing the deckplans, Ian Stead gave the ship designs a pretty thorough once-over. Then I gave them another once-over, and I think we're good. Extensive play-testing of both the ship design system and the character generation should help, too.

Now it's with Mongoose. Hopefully they catch anything we missed.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Airlock14 » Thu Oct 27, 2011 4:19 pm

Yep, that cover is a vast improvement. Logo is great too.
It certainly retains a link to the original.

Glad to see Mongoose are using Ian and Laurent on the ships and not someone new, those guys are probably the most expert on 2300ad out of anybody around and that fills me with confidence.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby qstor » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:10 pm

I'm looking forward to this. Thanks for your work Colin.

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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Joi Sourcebook » Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:56 pm

Great news - much better cover, Laurent Esmiol artwork, and Colin's words. I'm really looking forward to this.

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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby middenface » Thu Oct 27, 2011 10:53 pm

Airlock14 wrote:
Glad to see Mongoose are using Ian and Laurent on the ships and not someone new, those guys are probably the most expert on 2300ad out of anybody around and that fills me with confidence.
Thanks Airlock14 and Colin.

The plans have I've enjoyed doing alot. Some of my best yet, I think.

That is a damn fine cover, yep, agreed got some GDW overtones in there.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby spinwardpirate » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:30 am

Colin wrote:We have. I went over all the rules, my wife went through all the rest, and in the process of doing the deckplans, Ian Stead gave the ship designs a pretty thorough once-over. Then I gave them another once-over, and I think we're good. Extensive play-testing of both the ship design system and the character generation should help, too.

Now it's with Mongoose. Hopefully they catch anything we missed.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby John Powell » Fri Oct 28, 2011 2:46 pm

I saw mention of the Near Star List. Are star maps included in the game? Any chance of seeing a preview?
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby kafka » Fri Oct 28, 2011 3:11 pm

Ewan wrote:That is a far better cover.
Better, imho. This is what GDW could do if they had the latest toys...but this cover is way better. Reminds me a bit of what Gypsy Knight Games is doing - who have excellent covers, as well.

If the interiors match the cover - which looking at Dynasty - I think, like Terra Sol Games - we have finally artists that are in tune with the Traveller vibe.
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Lysander » Sat Oct 29, 2011 6:43 am

Like the new cover.

Still on schedule for a November release?
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Re: 2300AD Update

Postby Pentapod earplug » Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:20 pm

Re-edit+new cover+Laurent=tons more want

Was a bit sceptic but back on near pre-fanboy levels again :)

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