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Old August 4th, 2007, 06:44 AM
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I apologise if this is posted elsewhere but what do folks think about this announcement:

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/ne...40e5ca192c0eba


Its long but starts

"After a near 10-year gap in which only reprints of the Traveller game system
have been available, Mongoose Publishing becomes the centralised resource
for Traveller titles with the publication of their core rule book Traveller:
Science-Fiction Adventures in the Far Future, in February 2008. On this
foundation, Mongoose will produce a supporting line of supplements,
adventures, and sourcebooks detailing the official and original Traveller
universe of the far future."


Given mongoose's experiance with Runequest I am feel quite positive about it.
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I'd have to agree that this has a lot of potential, but I thought that a 5th edition was already being written by Marc Miller? Or are they going to be done side by side? It'll be interesting to see which version will be better, but I know which one my money will b on!
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Well I was going to wait to announce this at 9am EST, but since it's already been announced by Mongoose
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It is our aim to halt the fragmentation of the Traveller game, and reintroduce one solid system (based on Classic Traveller), with one source for the official Traveller universe.
What does this mean for QLI and SJG?

Also is this ACT under a different guise? Knowing MJD's previous links with Mongoose it seems entirely possible.
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This is not to say I'm not excited.

Here's hoping they actually have some decent proof readers this time round.

Well happy and looking forward to T5 even more.
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What does this mean for QLI and SJG?
Our current licenses will not be extended beyond their current terms, in the case of T20 this is not for another few years. After that we can convert to a Traveller license from Mongoose allowing us to continue to develop OTU material but using the Mongoose ruleset. We'll also be able to develop material for T5 as well through Marc.

As for what happens to the T20 rules when the license expires, I'll have more on that later

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Also is this ACT under a different guise? Knowing MJD's previous links with Mongoose it seems entirely possible.
It will be based on CT, but with T5 in mind as well. Think of the Mongoose rules as the 'basic' rules and T5 as the 'advanced' rules. As for it being related to ACT, no.
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I'd have to agree that this has a lot of potential, but I thought that a 5th edition was already being written by Marc Miller? Or are they going to be done side by side? It'll be interesting to see which version will be better, but I know which one my money will b on!
The Mongoose rules will be the 'basic' rules set to T5's 'advanced' rules is my understanding from Marc.
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I apologise if this is posted elsewhere but what do folks think about this announcement:

http://www.mongoosepublishing.com/ne...40e5ca192c0eba
I'm sure it'll be good, but the press release didn't scan well:
  • They say for the past 10 years there were only reprints available. That ignores T20 and GT unless you limit the scope of the statement to CT ... but that still ignores BITS products (that are system agnostic).

  • They say their aim is to halt the fragmentation of Traveller. Yet they are releasing a game system shortly after and separate from T5 (albeit a subset of T5). They'll release it under an OG licence and support non-OTU backgrounds. How does that halt fragmentation? And what does that mean for T20 and GT, are those licences to be cancelled?

Slightly confusing. More so for people not as familiar with Traveller's publishing history (potential new players).

Regards PLST

[EDIT]Okay, QLI's status was answered while I was writing this.

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Wow.... Hunter you sneaky devil... did a good job skirting the issue at RPGnet

I hope this bodes well for QLI and Avenger, as I enjoy your products...
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Wow.... Hunter you sneaky devil... did a good job skirting the issue at RPGnet
It was hard not to let the cat out of the bag. I wasn't supposed to announce until 9am this morning, but since it had already been posted on the Mongoose forums and a copy already posted here...

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I hope this bodes well for QLI and Avenger, as I enjoy your products...
We'll still be here producing OTU material both while our current license is in effect (for a few years yet) and then under the Mongoose Traveller logo license. As for T20, we will continue to support it as well during the remainder of the license, but there might be some changes
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