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Old October 21st, 2015, 03:59 PM
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Default [Moon Toad Publishing] Ship Book: Type A Free Trader


The Type A free trader is a common classification for a myriad of similar specification vessels in use throughout the vast Third Imperium. This publication details probably the most common class of the Free Trader, the ubiquitous Beowulf class and two variants, the A-P and A-J2.

It is neither a primer on the upkeep of the Beowulf Type A free trader nor a detailed tutorial on how to engage in trade using it.

Contains:

A Description and guided tour of each vessel.
  • Full colour profiles of several ships currently in service.
  • A sample crew along with complete character information and backgrounds.
  • Complete deck plans, specifications and ship data for the Type A and the two Variants.
  • A3 size deck plans of each ship are included as separate files. (25mm Scale) Play Sheets for each version.
This book is for the Mongoose edition of Traveller and set in the Third Imperium, although it could fit in just about any other setting.

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Old October 21st, 2015, 06:10 PM
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DGP did that with their Starship Operators Manual, sadly no longer available. http://wiki.travellerrpg.com/File:St...nual_350px.jpg. Is your offering a new variant, rehashing, or completely different?
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SOM was more of an Operations Manual. This appears to be a walkthrough (guided tour) plus updated and (probably) very nice modern deckplans. Plus it is based on the Mongoose Traveller version of the trader, so some details will vary from MegaTraveller (although it's still clearly the same old Trader we know and love).
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Fair enough, thanks
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I have both the A2L Far Trader and Type R Subsidized Merchant books by Moon Toad and they are very good. They each include:
  • An Introduction to the ship
  • Information on development and design
  • Detailed tour of ship
  • Modern deck plans and ship details for several variants
  • Detailed list of typical ships locker contents
  • One very detailed ship with crew that includes bios, stats, and an adventure seed.
  • Nice 3D rendered images of the ships and crew
  • Detailed ship sheets for each variant

The Type R book even has some new equipment and details for smaller vehicles that are carried by the ship.

All in all, excellent and well done books!!
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Hmm. Might pick up the Type R book, since I already have plans and details on the A2, after all Thanks for the heads up
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Thanks and yes all correct. The SOM was more a guide to spacecraft ops in general than actually being about the Type A. I am going to see if I can sort out CT specs for it at some point..
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I haven't read this one yet, but the first two books in this series were very good.
I hope you'll do the Type S next.
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