Babylon 5 Companion

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Babylon 5 Companion

Postby Greg Smith » Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:29 pm

Signs and Portents has this listed in this month's releases. But it isn't mentioned at all in your scheduled releases. I imagine S&P goes to press too early to accomodate the delays caused by Warner's approvals.

Is it due soon, or is it planned for after the Centauri, Narn & technomages books?
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Postby Eryx » Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:37 pm

I imagine that we have a while to go before its released.
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Postby LoneStranger » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:46 am

I'm going to guess June for this one, give the Centauri and Narn books time to go through as well as the last two season books to go through. That'll account for time for approval and the Babylon curse to factor in.
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Postby shem_whistler » Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:50 am

On the Babylon Project Yahoo group Matthew Sprange said this...
> Matthew, any new news of the Centauri book or the Narn book?

Narn is about to go into the approval process.

> How about the Compendium since it is no longer on the list of future
> products?

I was really not happy with the way the Compendium was shaping up, so I
decided to pull it for now. The next big rules change will now come in the
form of an advanced space combat box set later in the year. The Compendium
will follow some time after that.

Hope that helps!

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Postby Greg Smith » Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:52 am

Advanced space combat boxed set!!!

Gimme, gimme, gimme. :D

Matt, can you give us any hints as to whats going to be in it? Are there going to be minis?
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Postby Chobbly » Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:18 pm

Go on Matt, spill the beans... :D

Shame about the Compendium (from a fan point of view) but if it makes it a better product, from a different or adjusted content point of view, then the wait will have to be borne out.

I'd like to say the same for the starship battles game, but I'm quite interested in it too. The wait for this one is going to be absolutely terrible... 8)
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Postby Zathras » Mon Jan 26, 2004 2:59 pm

Sorry for being out of the loop but what is the B5 companion supposed to deal with?
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Postby Greg Smith » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:14 pm

"New rules, tweaks and background material...new equipment and spaceships" is what it says in S&P.
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Postby redlaco » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:15 pm

It will offer variant rules and fix some inconsistencies like the ship sizes. Also, it will add a lot of tools aimed at Game Masters, although no specifics were ever given. Similar to D&D Unearthed Arcana, me think. Personally, I'm glad they wait for this one to get it right and I hope they will include an up-to-date errata in it, for all the books. In previous threads, they asked what we wanted in it. You can read it here and here.
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Postby redlaco » Mon Jan 26, 2004 3:17 pm

Hey Greg, you have beated me by a minute on this one ! :D
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Postby Jal » Tue Jan 27, 2004 10:36 pm

The next big rules change will now come in the
form of an advanced space combat box set later in the year. The Compendium
will follow some time after that.
well.... the ****`s really hitting the fan at the B5Wars site. :wink:

you`ve stirred up a hornets nest with that statement. :lol:
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Postby Eryx » Tue Jan 27, 2004 11:21 pm

In a good or bad way?
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Postby Jal » Wed Jan 28, 2004 1:04 am

In a good or bad way?
well, lets see........ you pay maybe a several hunderd quid over a few years for the books, the suppliments and the minis ...... and then another company brings out a new system for the same stuff (probably making the old stuff redundant/irrelevant).

i think you could say they are slightly pissed off. :wink:
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Postby redlaco » Wed Jan 28, 2004 2:45 am

I understand their concern, but I see it that way: for people like me who missed the B5Wars train, i'ts good news since a lot of minis are virtually impossible to find these days. Also, there is nothing preventing them from using their B5Wars minis instead. I don't know, guess we'll have to wait and see how they turn out...
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Postby Zathras » Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:16 am

jal wrote:well.... the shits really hitting the fan at the B5Wars site. :wink:

you've stirred up a hornets nest with that statement. :lol:
Got a link to the discussion?
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Postby ronbogard » Wed Jan 28, 2004 3:31 am

Any idea what is going to be in the advanced space combat box set? Is it going to be a miniatures game.
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Postby August » Wed Jan 28, 2004 4:19 am

Let's just say that the ASC box set will certainly be playable with miniatures, of which there are some excellent ones out there... :)

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Postby ronbogard » Wed Jan 28, 2004 9:44 am

So are you going to do any new minatures?
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Postby Jal » Wed Jan 28, 2004 7:57 pm

with regard to the ASC rules and game system, what would be it`s closest game equivalent with regard to playing style/playability be?

eg; Full Thrust, Battle Fleet Gothic, B5Wars, Fleet Action, Starmada, Babylon Project, etc :?:

i know that this game is targeted at RPG gamers, which not a problem for me, as i`m still playing the old "Babylon Project" ship combat system in prefference to B5Wars anyway. :D

as i`m still saving up to buy your books, an example from them would leave me none the wiser. :?
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Postby Jal » Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:32 am

no takers? :roll:

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