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dmccoy1693 April 24th, 2008 06:04 PM

What Products Do you Want From a 3rd Party Publisher
 
I asked this question over on RPG.net back in August when Mongoose Traveller was first announced. Now that the new version should be arriving in stores next week, I'm asking again. What would you like to see from a 3rd party publisher? And please, feel free to elaborate. (Yes, this is the same poll as on RPG.net)

Dr_Skull April 24th, 2008 06:30 PM

What I'm most interested to see from a 3rd party is designs for Vehicles, especially ground vehicles, grav vehicles and aircraft.

The reason for this that if I were to use setting information that I didn't make myself, I would want it to be "canon" Traveller. Likewise, I for character clasees and aliens, I'd want them to fit in with all the other Traveller information I already have, so I'd be leary of buying that sort of thing from a third party.

However, I can never get enough statted out vehicles. I need them for adventures all the time, and if they are made with the "official rules" Mongoose or T5 or T20 or whatever, and they work with the system, then they are as good as "canon". I might be interested in ships too, but to a lesser extent than planet-side vehicles.

Omega Man April 25th, 2008 03:42 AM

Player options and equipment, vehicles, and starships.

Adventures are more fun for me to create than for me to read aloud to my players, so I don't have much interest there myself. I'm looking forward to creating my own aliens and psionics aren't really going to factor into my game much. All that said, if the quality is there, sure I'll likely buy almost any Traveller supplement for inspiration if nothing else.

Here's to hoping that many such books are published.

LordVan April 25th, 2008 07:33 AM

My preference
 
My top 2 preferred are Aliens and Vehicles and equipment.

Jame April 25th, 2008 10:32 AM

*Ahem* AAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!

I figure this ought to be clear enough...

kafka47 April 25th, 2008 10:40 AM

Adventurers, Aliens and Other...

Adventures Paths are desparately needed in Traveller. The ones that exist in the market in the form of reprints or original simply do not compete with the expectations of the game. Furthermore, cheaper PDF adventures will allow people to get familair and try different aspects of the game.

Aliens - minor races, if plausible, and fitting into an overall Traveller mindset, why not? I like a cosmopolitian universe and if I can fill it with believable aliens all the better.

Other - not sure what was not covered but essentially one would like to see bridge products between the OTU and ATU. Perhaps, "What If" scenarios...taking one aspect of the Traveller Universe and tweaking it for an ATU. For example, what if the Vilani never developed Jump Drive but some minor race did. Or, what if there was not a Civil War in the antebellium and the Imperium decayed into a corrupt entity. Also, discussion of some of the alternate milieux in a general way, so that one could graft, say an ATU that resembles the Time of Troubles (Russia) for a MT-type milieux.

Antony April 25th, 2008 01:23 PM

I like vehicles and craft, lots of them. But I also like to look at other peoples settings and see what I can steal..er learn from them.

G K Zhukov April 25th, 2008 03:06 PM

Miniatures, from characters (all major races as well as minor ones) to vehicles (I still miss a good Intrepid/Trepida tank or an Astrin APC, even at 1:285 scale!).

I know it's not going to happen, but it would be great to have pre-painted plastic minis (of the non-collectable variety, please).

danbuter May 1st, 2008 09:03 PM

I'd love some alternate universes, especially Drake's Hammers Slammers, Moon's Kylara Vatta universe, or Weber's Honor Harrington universe. New equipment is also great. Sectors away from the Spinward Marches would also be cool.

timerover51 May 22nd, 2014 01:41 AM

As this poll has been resurrected, I am curious as to whether it still represents a valid sampling of the views of the forum members. The focus of the voting appears to be on alternate Traveller Universes, ready to run adventures (which I can readily understand), and equipment.


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