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T5 Gazelle-Class Close Escorts
Publisher: Game Designers' Workshop (GDW)
by Richard T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 05/20/2018 06:17:19

Welcome to a T5 Starship Book, it's immensely detailed down to which fresher each crew member uses, remember to wash your hands! Simple layout format with oodles of charts, diagrams, workout sheets and deckplans. It's good but clearly for the dedicated Traveller fan. The ship included is a nice design and a classic of this game and 3 configs are drawn out in detail. I prefer the designers own books on ships but that's a personal preference. The good thing is the Gazelle is an interesting ship and not a stock PC vessel for many peoples games. Nice to see that expansion.

One thing I didn't like was the lack of PDF bookmarks which would have navigation a lot easier. In a world where the PDF for many GMs are now the default this seems an odd omission. Worth it if you love Traveller, especially the mess that T5 is.



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Delta Green: The Role-Playing Game
Publisher: Arc Dream Publishing
by Richard T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/15/2018 04:05:10

As a Kickstarter backer I grumble at how long these projects take and DG was no exception.

The final product is excellent and the up date to the rules streamlines and mirrors the effect these things have on us in real life. The violence and bonds mechanic especially backs up the evidence of the after effects of prolonged combat as many veterans will confess to. Broken relationships, PTSD, thousand yard stare can all be realised in game giving a balanced rules mechanism to enhance the atmosphere and in some cases, desperation of Agents. Love it.

Look forward to the slipcase set.



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Caecis Manibus
Publisher: Michael Brown
by Richard T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 03/13/2018 17:07:03

I cannot fault the writing, idea or the format of what really is a 1 page adventure. The issue I have is I would prefer to have punted a few more £££ on a book of these one page adventures. I am sure there are bundle or collections of them but the format of other products such as 101 or 50 <insert thing> is preferable than a single article. At 50p it's a cheap purchase though.



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I don't consider the OGL license as a page of the document, even though it's required (thus, "one-page" or one page less than the sidebar on the product page says.) After writing 10 of them, I create bundles of them (7 so far, with an eighth on the way) because there was a demand for them. I might do an omnibus with all the published ones to date, But I haven't decided when. Either way, thanks for your support!
The Traveller Bibliography
Publisher: BITS
by Richard T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 12/29/2017 13:41:58

I don't know where to start. It's so big and full of...

337 pages of Traveller Bibliography...it's a reference document for all Things Traveller.

Luckily the author, long time Traveller Chief Librarian Timothy Collinson, has done a chapter which is helpfully entitled Where to Begin...

Author of previous reference pieces and long contributor to Freelance Traveller, it is clear Timothy had made this a personal mission. I'll confess I am not a big Traveller collector but reading through the entries I find myself seeking out new frontiers. boldly going where...sorry...basically all I can say is my interest in piqued on supplements I never thought of buying. This is down to the addtional commentary from the author, which brings this book above the level of a simple reference tome.

I won't be printing it out anytime soon as at 337 pages, my poor HP Deskjet might space itself, but as a PDF guide to all the core rules and supplements ever produced it's invaluable.

Having checked a few entries I can say it seems very concise, it clearly covers the primary authors of every book and pdf I think I have seen for sale. I'll update this review in three months once I have a better handle on the content.

I think for $15 (£11.14 GBP) it's a well worth purchase for most Traveller collectors and fans. Time will tell but I wholeheartedly recommend this just for the value of having everything in one place. You'll find me on eBay seeking out even more DGP supplements I never knew existed. That'll be another kidney gone then...

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Ship Files: Atticus Class Freelancer
Publisher: Moon Toad Publishing
by Richard T. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 04/28/2017 04:13:44

Another new Moon Toad ship file and whilst I have liked the others this one really fits the bill for an interesting player ship. Moving away from the traditional Type S 1oot Scout I like the idea of a 6G light multi role ship. Moon Toad, through the art of the polished images from Ian Stead, deliver fresh products with plenty of little extra facets. The multiple designs of hull colours, the seperated deck plans and even a NPC crew provide everything in one value added package. This new one feels like a maturing product so if you're looking for a new vessel to freshen up your party in whatever flavour of d6 powered sci-fi you play, grab this.



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