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CarlZog
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Dates for PD Traveller? Reply with quote

Is there any news on an updated release date for PD Traveller?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some time between November and February, probably December, but there are a lot of factors involved.

Matthew/Mongoose wants "12 sets of deck plans" and I have four and no idea how long it will take people to do the rest. There is a fairly simple way to get a few more done (replace the CR which isn't done with the LR that is, replace the WE that isn't with the SN that is) which will help some. In theory, as many people as I have working on deck plans we'll have them all rounded up by 1 Nov and printing won't be an issue.

Best laid plans...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While most of this news affects ACTASF and Starline 2500, there is a section that applies to Traveller.

PRESS RELEASE -- 13 November 2013
ADB, Inc. and Mongoose Publishing have signed a contract modification which ensures that the three joint-venture product lines (A Call to Arms Star Fleet, Starline 2500, and Traveller Prime Directive) will continue and grow. This does not end the joint venture; it simply realigns the responsibilities to better match each company's core competencies to the best advantage. The two companies remain great friends.

We will ask you to be patient a little longer regarding elements of the new production plan. We could not begin to work out the details on some items until the contract modification was signed. (You're welcome to send your questions which will be answered in future press releases as we resolve each of them.)
ADB will assume primary design responsibility for A Call to Arms Star Fleet including the revisions to Book One and the entirely new future Books Two and Three. (Tony L. Thomas will manage the designs as developer; Matthew Sprange remains the designer of record.) ADB plans to sell these as both PDFs and print-on-demand books. The revisions to Book One will include adjusting the relative power of some weapons at various ranges, revising damage scores for some ships, creating a new way to handle seeking weapons, extending the range for transporters, changing compulsory movement, altering some special actions so they no longer preclude some other special actions, removing most of the crew quality checks, clarifying any confusing rules, and adding unobtrusive cross-indexes without resorting to formal rule numbers. ADB is committed to maintaining the existing ACTASF game system and improving it. ADB will be the only source for the purchase of new ACTASF books and PDFs. Mongoose will retain ownership and control of non-SFU versions of ACTA.

The Starline 2500 range will continue and expand. Mongoose will remain the primary designer of new ship models, but ADB will be responsible for production, marketing, sales, and quality control. ADB is committed to keeping the 2500s in production as long as someone buys them, and to adding new 2500s as long as enough players buy new ships. The stands will be changed and most resin ships will be replaced by metal ships. ADB has (with the signing of this deal) become the only source for 2500s. Mongoose will fulfill or cancel any back orders on file and any obligations to the Mongoose Infantry. The contract modification happened when Mongoose had just shifted production to a new facility, and until that facility is fully on line, ADB will be selling 2500s by mail order only (not through stores). We expect to do a major relaunch of the line in the first half of next year. This will include the missing Book One ships, several new ships, as well as changing the packaging and price structure.

Work will accelerate on the four Traveller Prime Directive books, which will be written, produced, and marketed by ADB in both print-on-demand and PDF formats. ADB will be the only source for the purchase of new books and PDFs. We expect to see the first book released in the spring of 2014 and one or two of the other books later during 2014.

We will be moving development of this line to ADB's BBS. It isn't really fair to Matthew to take up his forum and bandwidth.

Thanks for bearing with us.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now I'd expect the first traveller book in March or April, but that's pretty fuzzy. We have a LOT of things to do (for the book and for other product lines).
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any updates? Nice to finally see this come to fruition. I for one have kinda gone back to the 2400s. Not as detailed but I found the 2500s to be a little to bigg and bulky. The bigger metal ships were just to heavy for the stands. They have nice detail REALLY nice but......also given my primary interest is FC the 2400s have the races I like most.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

irashaine1972 wrote:
Any updates? Nice to finally see this come to fruition. I for one have kinda gone back to the 2400s. Not as detailed but I found the 2500s to be a little to bigg and bulky. The bigger metal ships were just to heavy for the stands. They have nice detail REALLY nice but......also given my primary interest is FC the 2400s have the races I like most.

I think you got this in the wrong topic. What topic did you mean to post this in?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My inquiry and comment was concerning TPD. Referencing the above posts by Jean and Steve Cole. The comments on the ship scales were more of a side thought. Are you the post police? Razz Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different product line specialists read different threads (and usually ignore threads that don't involve "their" game or product).

Normally, I wouldn't even be looking in a Prime Directive thread.

To answer the unasked question (before returning the thread to discussion of PD), all new Starline 2400 minis are being done to the same level of detail as the Starline 2500 versions.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

irashaine1972 I totally missed that your post was actually on PD. Embarassed

We are still working on TPD. Mike West is the author, but our team identified some issues that need to be fixed on the species.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats good to know.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Remember that the PD books have more species in them than any other RPG book (other than a dedicated creature manual) and all of them are available as player characters. Balancing all the stats gets tricky.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 1:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

irashaine1972 wrote:
My inquiry and comment was concerning TPD. Referencing the above posts by Jean and Steve Cole. The comments on the ship scales were more of a side thought. Are you the post police? Razz Wink

Yes, actually if am the 'post police'. I am the moderator and as such try to keep things clean and moving in the right direction. People are not going to see questions on miniatures in the Prime Directive section, and so I am trying to help by making sure such questions are where they need to be to be seen.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be nice to wield all that internet power. Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike wields all that power very well, better than most public servants, which by the way is what he is.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any word on this?
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