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Old June 6th, 2005, 02:26 PM
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Check out the bottom section of this PDF!

All kinds of good stuff....

Bring on the games!
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There are two setting books there that really interest me:
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The Ancient War (Grandfather's conflict with his children)
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The Far Far Future (thousands of years after the Imperium)
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It's really obvious that this is a 'dream list'. It can't possibly be real - there's no way any company could publish all those settings, it simply wouldn't be practical.

Plus, there's no alien generation system mentioned, which the T5 playtest currently has.
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Lol!
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It can't possibly be real - there's no way any company could publish all those settings, it simply wouldn't be practical.
And how many settings books has GURPS produced over the years?

But I agree, it's a wish list.

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Wargames.

Living Rules.

PDF Format.

Print-on-demand.

Emails everytime there's a revision or bug fix.

Download. Print. Play.

Tournaments.

PBEM.

Some sort of pledge system so that boards and counters or whatever get made on an as they are demanded basis.

A lot could happen in 10 years....
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Heck, we're halfway there.
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Sounds great but seems like all that has almost everything that has been produced for Traveller already. I just wonder if they will be condensed supplements of 40 pages or Megasupplements like Gateway to Destiny. Naturally, I would prefer the latter but I am realistic.
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An undeveloped or unrefined wargame is almost worse than no wargame at all.

Can you imagine being stuck with Commander's Edition SFB? Or pre-Compendium Car Wars? Ogre with the seventies' imbalances still in it? Aiii!

Wargames develop in stages... often moving from Initial Release, to Expansion/Bloat, to Consolidation, to Maturity.

I'd love to see any and all of the classic Traveller wargames receive a new iteration of refinement. Even if it never happens, just the fact that Marc has it on his wishlist makes him an okay guy by me.
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SFB is not "Mature", it's continuing to grow. It still has most of the same flaws as the commander's edition. Now, if you said designer's or pocket editions, those are actually better games to many than Captain's.

The Compendium didn't change CW rules, it merely consolidated them in on place. Ok, a few had changed, but those changes were in the errata a good while before.

Ogre: biggest change has been increasing complexity due to integration of GEV, Shockwave, and Reinforcement Pack, and the switch to minis scale.

the "ext Layer of Refinement" on Imperiumm resulted in something nearly unplayable. Not that the rules are bad, but they do result in far longer games.
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