Traveller Store CotI Features New Posts Mark Forums Read Register


Go Back TravellerRPG.com > Citizens of the Imperium > 2300/2320AD > 2300AD & 2320

2300AD & 2320 Discussion of the original 2300AD from GDW, the revised 2300 from Mongoose Publishing, or QLI's 2320AD.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #11  
Old October 8th, 2002, 07:39 AM
Secrect Cow Level Secrect Cow Level is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Burnsville, MN
Posts: 192
Gallery : 0
Secrect Cow Level Citizen
Post

My favorite 2300 AD module was ENERGY CURVE, with BEANSTALK as a close second. I liked KAFER DAWN for the information it provided (before the release of the revised 2300AD set) but thought the adventures themselves were a little flat. I won RANGER on Ebay but the seller never sent it to me (loser!). The adventure included in the original TRAVELLER 2300 set was poor. Not only did you have to provide your own map and animal stats, but the plot was contrived and linear. The characters automatically take the orange recording device from the downed satalite, the French milita automatically opens fire, the characters MUST flee to the German colony because the French government won't negotiate, ect. The adventure included in the revised 2300AD set was much better, even if it was a programed adventure.
__________________
Moo! Moo? Moo.<br /><br />\"Remember, the turd doesn\'t fall too far from the bird.\" - Larsen E. Whipsnade
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old October 8th, 2002, 06:03 PM
TWILIGHT's Avatar
TWILIGHT TWILIGHT is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Chester, UK
Posts: 320
Gallery : 0
TWILIGHT Citizen
Post

ranger, deathwatch program, operation overlord & operation back door (mini ylii campaign)
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old October 15th, 2002, 09:23 PM
Lord Iron Wolf Lord Iron Wolf is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Asheville
Posts: 132
Gallery : 0
Lord Iron Wolf Citizen
Post

I'd have to say Aurore Sourcebook. I'm a long term Science Fiction fan and I liked the way the world/moon was fully thought out. If fact, hard science is why I liked 2300 AD in the first place.

One grouse though with GDW was they were a wargaming company at heart with the Kafer War taking most of their focus and energy. (Fifth Frontier War in Traveller.) It's a pity because there was so much Science and Alieness that could of been explored in 2300 AD and the Kafer War got most of the modules.

All in all, 2300 AD was a good product that never reached its potential (Space 1889 anyone for another example?)

LIW
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old October 15th, 2002, 10:55 PM
Vargr Breath Vargr Breath is online now
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Imperial Dogpound
Posts: 111
Gallery : 0
Vargr Breath Citizen
Post

Hi
I would have enjoyed 2300AD more with more science and exploration and less Kafer War.Take a look at this site.
http://www.theculture.org/adastra/
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old October 23rd, 2002, 12:06 PM
Vargas's Avatar
Vargas Vargas is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,510
Gallery : 0
Vargas Citizen
Post

Ranger. I love the Texas Rangers in space thing.
__________________
Vargas
Baron Hudson
Dentus/Regina
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old November 24th, 2002, 04:32 PM
aramis's Avatar
aramis aramis is offline
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Anchorage, AK, USofA
Posts: 29,420
Gallery : 56
Visit aramis's Blog
aramis has disabled reputation
Send a message via ICQ to aramis Send a message via AIM to aramis Send a message via Yahoo to aramis
Exclamation

Mine is the Aurore Sourcebook, too. HOWEVER, I like it because it is the only one with new CG options!
__________________
~ Aramis
aramis.hostman.us /trav
Smith & Wesson: The Original Point and Click interface!

Archduke of Sylea (CORE 2118)
Duke of the Third Imperium (SPIN 0534)
Count Terra (SOLO 1827)
Count Gorod (REFT 1302)
Count of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2232)
Viscount of Adabicci (SPIN 1824)
Marquis of the Solomani Rim (SOLO 0606)
Marquis of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2410)
Baron of the Third Imperium (SPIN 2231)
Knight of the Iridium Throne (CORE 1434)
Sir William Hostman (OLDE 0512)
Sir William Hostman (DAGU 0622)
Knight of Deneb (REFT 2239)
Knight of Deneb (Spin 2532)
SEH w/Diamonds for Extreme Heroism - Battle of Boughene
MCG - Battle of Boughene
TAS: William Hostman (CORR 2506)
TAS: Bearer (DAIB 1326)
IMTU ct+ tm++ tne tg-- tt+ tmo+ t4- t20+ to ru+ ge+ 3i+ c+ jt au ls pi+ ta he+ st+
Wil Hostman 0602 C539857-9 S A724
OTU: 95% 3i an+ au+ br- cpu± dt± f+ fs++ ge± ih- inf± j± jf+ jm+ jt+ ls- n= nc+ pi+ pp-- tp+ tr+ tv- vi-- xb+-
Unless there is bold red text, presume my posts to be my personal material only.
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old December 7th, 2003, 11:14 AM
rcdb100 rcdb100 is offline
Citizen: SOC-1
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Bristol, UK
Posts: 2
Gallery : 0
rcdb100 Citizen
Post

Quote:
Originally posted by Vargr Breath:
Hi
I would have enjoyed 2300AD more with more science and exploration and less Kafer War.Take a look at this site.
http://www.theculture.org/adastra/
Ah, yes: Ad Astra, which doesn't have implacably hostile aliens but which does have a Pansolar War that nearly wipes out human civilisation [img]smile.gif[/img]

If you take a look at my Designers' Notes, you'll see that 2300AD was a direct influence on the design of the setting.
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old December 7th, 2003, 11:55 AM
kafka47's Avatar
kafka47 kafka47 is offline
Citizen: SOC-14
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: For the most part : Toronto, Canada
Posts: 5,379
Gallery : 28
Visit kafka47's Blog
kafka47 Citizen
Post

My fav. was the one with the psionic plant in the other sourcehook, it had great art and an interesting problem and situations for the players to get a sense of life in the future and life in space.

My least favorite was Invasion, 'cause till the end I couldn't figure out what was happening...just a bunch of space battles with no flavour but for the Trillion Credit guys out there I am sure it was perfect.
__________________
As long as there are stars in the sky and dreams about the universe, as long as there are chronicles of high adventure to recount, there will always be Traveller.

Check out the calendar for active Toronto Traveller games: http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Area-Gamers/
Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old December 8th, 2003, 04:58 AM
Pompe Pompe is offline
Citizen: SOC-9
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 60
Gallery : 0
Pompe Citizen
Post

I'd say Aurore Sourcebook and the Kafer Sourcebook. Both are good supplements with a rather wide scope and usability.

Ranger is among the best too, but is a bit much of stereotypes.

However, what is the worst cover art on a 2300AD-product? I'd rate these three for Astronomical Incorrectness - Nyotekundu, Colonial Atlas and the Aurore Sourcebook.
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old December 11th, 2003, 05:38 PM
TJP TJP is offline
Citizen: SOC-12
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Finland
Posts: 213
Gallery : 0
TJP Citizen
Post

For me the Nyotekundu and Aurore sourcebooks were the best. They had just the right amount of detail, not too little or too much, enough for GMs - I mean Directors - to expand upon the material, enough to spark the imagination and get loads of ideas for adventure. Speaking of adventures, I have fond memories of Operation Arcturus - basically you got to run a variant of the Aliens movie in 2300AD.

The biggest disappointment for me was Rotten to the Core. I never liked adding cyberpunk elements into 2300AD, but those were the days of "Cyberpunk Revolution" in RPGs so I guess GDW wanted to have their share. I just didn't like it, it wasn't what 2300AD was for me. YMMV.
__________________
IMTU tc+ tm+ tn t4- ?t20- tg tt+ ge++ ru+ he+
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

This website and its contents are copyright ©2010- Far Future Enterprises. All rights reserved. Traveller is a registered trademark of Far Future Enterprises .
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Far Future Enterprises. All Rights Reserved.