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Old November 5th, 2003, 09:40 PM
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Emailed him on Monday but so far no reply. Maybe give him two weeks and we will see...

So keep those questions coming...
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My Question:


Since DGP products took the Traveller gaming world by storm when they were first introduced, rather than wonder what happened, why not pull a Steve Jobs, come back, and do it again?
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Any word from Mr. Fugate yet?
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Old November 26th, 2003, 10:31 AM
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Sorry guys, none yet. I have tried both of his emails...my guess is either he has backed out or is so swamped with work (most likely explaination)...
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My Question:


Since DGP products took the Traveller gaming world by storm when they were first introduced, rather than wonder what happened, why not pull a Steve Jobs, come back, and do it again?
1) My guess is that he doesn't want to go through that hell again. Publishing RPG material and being creative on demand is not easy. (That's putting it extremely mildly).

2) He has no license to do Traveller. Given the way DGP was run financially at the end, (sell new products to pay old debts and hope you catch up some day), I'm not sure he'd find anyone to back him financially to get a license.

3) Much of the best stuff written by DGP was not done by Joe, and the talented people who helped make MT successful are likely to throw holy water on you today if you utter the word 'traveller'.

Just a few thoughts. . .
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My questions for Joe:

1) Why didn't the design system integrate aircraft better?

2) Why the change from Jn * 10% (CT) to (Jn +1) * 5% for MT Jump Fuel? (I love the change, but it WAS a canon cracker!)

3) Why did you and the DGP guys let Roger Sanger run away with the IP's,

3.1) Did Roger actually make all his IP payments to you?
3.2) And Did they cleaar the bank?


4) Have you considered doing more work in the gamig industry? Perhaps more for Traveller?

5) Did you ineentioanally ignore Loren's article purporting all marines were Battledress Troops?
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2) Why the change from Jn * 10% (CT) to (Jn +1) * 5% for MT Jump Fuel? (I love the change, but it WAS a canon cracker!)
They dealt with this in one of the Traveller Q&A columns -- the jump-fuel change was intended to balance the increased fuel consumption for power plants that came from using the rates from Striker instead of HG (PPs in Striker and MT require about 4x more fuel than those in HG). What I never understood was why they chose to go with the rates from Striker when that caused a much bigger backwards-compatability problem than if they had gone the other way (the HG design system was WAY more widely-used than Striker!).
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I think the reason was that MT envisaged a universal vehicle (sea, land, air, space, J-space) design system and so Striker was used as the basis of vehicle design rather than HG2.

Other than that speculation I agree.
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</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Aramis:
2) Why the change from Jn * 10% (CT) to (Jn +1) * 5% for MT Jump Fuel? (I love the change, but it WAS a canon cracker!)
They dealt with this in one of the Traveller Q&A columns -- the jump-fuel change was intended to balance the increased fuel consumption for power plants that came from using the rates from Striker instead of HG (PPs in Striker and MT require about 4x more fuel than those in HG). What I never understood was why they chose to go with the rates from Striker when that caused a much bigger backwards-compatability problem than if they had gone the other way (the HG design system was WAY more widely-used than Striker!). </font>[/QUOTE]Yes, that part WASN'T dealth with in that Q&A. That's really what I wanted to know.
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Quote:
Originally posted by kafka47:
So keep those questions COMING. This might be our last chance and best hope to get all we can from the minds of DGP. I will post a brief cut off message, when Joe has agreed, and then we have to wait.
Any update on this? (I know the holidays are a tough time, but heck, just consider this a little reminder/tickler to come back to this in early-to-mid January!)

Thanks! Dan
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