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Traveller Prime Directive: Is it any good?
« on: February 20, 2013, 05:09:38 AM »
I am considering picking up this book given that several of my players and myself are Trek aficionados. What do we know about it? Is it any good?
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2013, 06:00:52 AM »
Is this a new product? AKA, a MongTrav one?

I had the old Prime Directive books and they were a great resource BUT the setting is Star Fleet Battles, not Star Trek so that may affect how some groups like the game.

Our crew were SFB junkies from waaay back so it worked for us.

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« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2013, 06:51:38 AM »
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Is this a new product? AKA, a MongTrav one?

I had the old Prime Directive books and they were a great resource BUT the setting is Star Fleet Battles, not Star Trek so that may affect how some groups like the game.

Our crew were SFB junkies from waaay back so it worked for us.


I don't even know if it's out yet, TBH.
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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2013, 01:14:13 PM »
I don't think it is out yet.
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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2013, 01:23:17 PM »
It's not out.  I just PM'd Jean Sexton on Facebook, she's the editor for ADB.  She let me know the book is still awaiting some artwork (deckplans, mainly) and is currently on hold until the art gets turned-in and approved.

I for one would love to see this - not only do I love Trek and Traveller, but I was working on D6 Prime Directive for ADB, turned in 5 chapters, and then it kinda went quiet from there as other projects like this one took precedence...  So if PD:D6 has to be canned so something else can come out, I'd really like to see that something else come out...
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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2013, 06:34:44 AM »
Surprised that they are waiting on the deckplans though - wouldn't these be exactly the same as the deckplans from all the other PD versions?
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« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2013, 09:20:13 AM »
I'd love a deck plan for the Federation Heavy Cruiser and Klingon d7 to be in there.  I know ADB love their Star Fleet Universe but I really only care about the the original series.
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« Reply #7 on: February 23, 2013, 05:48:04 AM »
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I'd love a deck plan for the Federation Heavy Cruiser and Klingon d7 to be in there.  I know ADB love their Star Fleet Universe but I really only care about the the original series.


Amen and I'll get back to you about deck plans.
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« Reply #8 on: February 23, 2013, 06:11:15 AM »
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I'd love a deck plan for the Federation Heavy Cruiser and Klingon d7 to be in there.  I know ADB love their Star Fleet Universe but I really only care about the the original series.


Jeez, why didn't you just say so.

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You will have to do a bit of searching, but the deck plans you are looking for are in there.
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« Reply #9 on: February 23, 2013, 02:20:13 PM »
Dang, that's some sweet stuff there.

I was just going to scan the plans from the old FASA set (I think I've still got them...somewhere) into a pdf bundle; one of the advantages at working in an Engineering firm = can scan up to 36" width.

Still can if anyone is interested - hope I'm not stepping on any toes with that offer, by the way, so mods feel free to amend as needed.
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« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2013, 03:25:42 AM »
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I am considering picking up this book given that several of my players and myself are Trek aficionados. What do we know about it? Is it any good?


Last I heard, it was going to be a Star Fleet sourcebook using Mongoose Traveller rules (Star Fleet careers and skills).  Unknown what the ship combat rules will be.  GURPS PD used Space 3e rules and SFB rules for its various editions.

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« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2013, 08:50:46 AM »
IRRC they mention in GURPS PD that they're just waiting for GURPS Vehicle Design to do the official GURPS ship stats.  sigh
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« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2013, 03:32:34 PM »
They went ahead and published the GURPS 4e PD without waiting for GURPS 4e Space.  But GURPS 4e Space is a different animal all together compared to GURPS 3e Space, anyway.

Did GURPS come out with a Vehicles 4e yet?  I saw at a game store, someone using GURPS 4e Spaceships or Starships (I forget now).  GURPS 4e Traveller might have some spaceship rules that GURPS 4e PD could use?

I think the PD people want us to use SFB for most ship combat though these days.

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« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2014, 05:47:15 AM »
Can someone name a game that took longer than this to be released? D&D 5e didn't take this long. Traveller 5 took forever.

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« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2014, 09:48:45 PM »
Bureau 13 d20 took ages to come out.

And what about that GMS Kickstarter. Far West?
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