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More Traveller books announced...

Postby IanBruntlett » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:01 pm

See http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/releaseschedule. I know what Space Stations and French Arms will be about.

But what is Armageddon 2089 about?
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Postby Rikki Tikki Traveller » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:07 pm

Sort of a WW3 setting with Meks!

Martin Dougherty (MJD) has a couple of books on Amazon (Standing Alone and the recently released Standing Together) that give you a feel for the setting. (Excellent reads!)

I have also heard, but cannot confirm, that this setting COULD be the basis of the Traveller: 2300AD "Twilight" stuff, just moved a bit later due to real life not having WW3 in the early years of the 21st century.
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Postby Wil Mireu » Wed Aug 21, 2013 2:38 pm

Rikki Tikki Traveller wrote:just moved a bit later due to real life not having WW3 in the early years of the 21st century.
...yet. ;)
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Postby Ewan » Thu Aug 22, 2013 11:34 am

Are these three books planned for a 2013 release?
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Postby Sigtrygg » Thu Aug 22, 2013 12:05 pm

I wouldn't mind seeing another print run of some of the OOP stuff.

Specifically the Secrets of the Ancients hardback.
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Postby Egil Skallagrimsson » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:50 pm

I thought there were supposed to be a Droyne supplement in writing, but it seems to have dropped off the release schedule, was I seeing things, or has that book been pulled?

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Postby lastbesthope » Fri Aug 23, 2013 2:11 pm

French Arm sourcebook been nudged back again???

Looking forward to A:2089

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Postby AndrewW » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:45 pm

Egil Skallagrimsson wrote:I thought there were supposed to be a Droyne supplement in writing, but it seems to have dropped off the release schedule, was I seeing things, or has that book been pulled?

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Postby GypsyComet » Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:53 pm

I'm willing to wait for interesting Droyne.
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Postby barnest2 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 2:51 pm

I think space stations will be really good... *cough*
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Postby AndrewW » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:10 pm

GypsyComet wrote:I'm willing to wait for interesting Droyne.
Could be worth the wait.

The author has been busy with other stuff.
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Postby High Orbit Drifter » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:22 am

IanBruntlett wrote:See http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/releaseschedule.
But what is Armageddon 2089 about?
If its Traveller, and that is a year, 2089 was around the time the Jump drive was being developed on Terra. Well, off Terra, but you know what I mean.

I hope this is the case, I think that time period is a great subject. I loved GURPS Interstellar Wars but was disappointed that it wasn't supported with adventures/equipment/etc.
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Postby Lord High Munchkin » Sat Aug 31, 2013 4:33 am

Armageddon 2089 is a "Travellerisation" of an old d20 setting that Mongoose did years ago. It has nothing to do with either 2300AD or the Third Imperium settings (if I remember correctly).

It's yet another stand-alone 'Traveller' setting.
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Postby AndrewW » Sat Aug 31, 2013 5:40 am

Not related to the Third Imperium or anything.

Ground based combat. Mech's being the focus, though other assests are at least touched upon.
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Postby lastbesthope » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:32 pm

Mainly Meks, but ground forces, naval forces and air forces all exist in the settign, as well as some space platforms IIRC.

And it's a completely independent setting of Mongoose's from way back in the d20 3rd Ed days.

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Postby phavoc » Mon Sep 02, 2013 4:26 am

I've always questioned just how useful or survivable a mech would be in relation to regular combat vehicles. Kind of like an Ogre. Bigger is not always better.
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Postby Lord High Munchkin » Mon Sep 02, 2013 7:19 am

They seem silly to me... they're just targets for penetrating hyperbaric missiles or smart bombs. Blow 'em up from the inside out.
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Postby Reynard » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:39 pm

Someone explain to me why certain people validate an argument concerning one or two particular concepts in science fiction by claiming it isn't realistic.

In science fiction, we have our fantastic wish fulfillments. Mek(ch)s are superior alternative armor units. Faster than light interstellar travel works. Thousands or millions of intelligent, often humanoid, races existing simultaneously work. Man-portable fusion guns work. It works because we imagine it and want to experience the possibility in media and game.

Enjoy the experience or look for something closer to your version of real such as a used copy of Combined Arms.

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Postby Lord High Munchkin » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:59 pm

I did very carefully say "seems silly to me".

I'm not saying they are silly... just that I don't believe in that particular future.
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Postby GypsyComet » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:09 pm

Walkers in general are not as silly as towering man-shaped robots.

"They fashioned their war machines in the forms of giant men, so that their enemies would know that it was Man who had defeated them."

The seminal big military robot shows (Gundam and Macross) presumed other technological assumptions that made big humanoid war machines more viable. In the absence of those factors, 50-70 foot tall humaniforms are hard to justify.
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