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Old October 27th, 2010, 01:29 AM
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T5's release has become something of a multi year running joke, so I'm confused a bit here when people say they've got it. Is it available, yes or no?
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T5's release has become something of a multi year running joke, so I'm confused a bit here when people say they've got it. Is it available, yes or no?
Yes and no.


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What Hans means is (as I understand it) that there is a CD-ROM chock-a-block full of T5 in raw files form available from Far Future Enterprises (iirc), aka Marc Miller, at www.farfuture.net for $35 plus shipping. These are more development files of the early material than final ready to play fully playtested and edited.

With that comes access to the playtest forums on this site where things are being hashed out, and updates to the material on the CD-ROM as it develops.

And if I am not mistaken when it is published you get that too. But it's been ages since I looked into it and things may have changed or I may be misremebering. It may even be closed by this time.

One of those closer to the subject or more up to date on it should be along to straighten me out shortly
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T5's release has become something of a multi year running joke, so I'm confused a bit here when people say they've got it. Is it available, yes or no?
What Hans said.

And what Dan said is right.

But I'll tell you, the CD is out-dated already; the playtest forum has a lot of updated, errata-fixed files, and Marc is slogging thru starship design.

So you could get the latest stuff, and it is indeed chock-a-block, but it's not complete yet.
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Yeah, but don't mistake my April Fool's jokes for lack of enthusiasm. I'm very much looking forward to T5 coming out in finished form.
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I just got my copy today

Even if I am not the one that made the post I must thanks you. It is usefull to know that it is already outdated, I will check the errata before getting all worked up.

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I bought the original release of T5 18+ months ago (I think) it was just coming out at the time. It was understood that there were a lot of gaps in the mechanics and rules. If we bought the original release, do we get the updates for free. I can't find anything on the FFE site that states anything like that or allows me to download the updates.

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RixRacer, you should have gotten an invite to the special T5 forum here on CotI for purchasing. If not DonM can get you in. Drop him a PM (click the name back there) through CotI. That's where the updates and more reside as I understand it.
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I likewise must have missed my invite when I purchased the CD.
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Actually, this year's April Fools joke was the announcement of a coupon for Drivetrhoughrpg that would give the lucky person the entire Traveller canon. I want Traveller 8 more than I want Traveller 5...so hopefully Marc can slip the manuscript into Mongoose's production schedule.
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