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Old October 23rd, 2019, 08:39 PM
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Another review just posted on the ‘Downport blog, this time it’s Moon Toad Publishing’s ‘Vehicle Design Guide’ that is under the spotlight:-

https://alegisdownport.wordpress.com...-guide-review/

I hope you enjoy the review!

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It's a good review, I enjoyed it.
A few things that I think ought to be mentioned:
The Vehicle Design Guide (VDG) is based to some degree on the system written by Colin Dunn (mostly), and published in Mongoose's Supplement 5-6 Vehicle Handbook, in 2012. As I understand it, Colin was instrumental in getting Matt of Mongoose to release an SRD of the document.
And now that there are two separate design systems for CE (the VDG and the Vehicle Design System or VDS by Jason 'Flynn' Kemp), I'm wondering: How does the community rate these two systems against each other? What are your preferences, and why?

Personally, I prefer the VDG, as it abstracts the design more. I'm not a gearhead, so it is quicker for me to envision a vehicle using VDG.
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Well, I can tell you that all of the Clement Sector vehicles from this point forward will use the VDG in lieu of creating our own vehicle book. I find it to be a better system for the same reasons that you suggest.
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Thanks Michael and John for the useful pieces of information; I have updated the original blog post to incorporate these as I agree that they are useful points to make.

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