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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:27 pm 
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A while ago, a revised Colonial Atlas was released on the Net. I was wondering if anyone had it and can point me to other fan PDFs, as I am running a game in the near future - and given that the whole 2300AD canon has been available for a while...I am looking for marginalia and fan stuff to throw players off the scent of expectations.

Also, are there any other 2300AD like games out there? And, what are they?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:32 pm 
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If you do not know it already, Pentapod's World could be a good
place to start a search for 2300AD fan material:
http://web.me.com/pentapod2300/kevin.htm

It has a lot of material, and a rather complete link list, although
some of the links may well be dead by now:
http://web.me.com/pentapod2300/ke07000.htm


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:24 pm 
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kafka wrote:
Also, are there any other 2300AD like games out there? And, what are they?


Blue Planet would probably count - life on a frontier colony world. It's fantastically detailed (the Natural Selection book is worth its weight in gold when it comes to describing planetary ecosystems and alien life).

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 7:06 pm 
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I recommend Etranger with reservations. Provided you keep its limitations in mind, it's a great site.

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~dheb/2300/index.htm

Some of the resources on there are good. Sadly, most of it is very "Flintstones" - the world militaries circa 199X-200X with gosh wow future gun tech and a sprinkling of hovercraft and combat walkers. However, their tactics and other equipment besides guns are all still modern day. You'll see a lot of lists of TO&E but not much daring thought as to implications of advancing technology. In a lot of ways, that vibes with 2300, which tends to be pretty low on the consideration of implications as well, but I think a lot of the articles on that site go even further and are pretty much Twilight: 2000 with zap guns.

There are, however a few really good articles on there and one of the CG artists on there is top notch.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:35 pm 
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The Tirane Sourcebook is excellent - even including an article on the local wines!

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~dheb/Tirane/tirane.htm

Ben Levy's stuff also has an interesting twist (can't find a working link at the moment - sorry).

Also if I may modestly suggest

http://www.joisourcebook.org.uk/


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:40 pm 
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Anything in PDF? As these sites are all great but they suffer from the same problem as canon/official stuff - they are widely available which is why I am looking for marginalia. Yes, EDG, good call on Blue Planet - I really like BP and hope that Redbrick will be begin to expand it.

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Anders Sandberg did some good star maps including an amazing 'what-if' for an increased stutterwarp drive range. They and lots of other goodies are available for download from his site:
http://www.nada.kth.se/~asa/Game/2300AD/

He also did a Celestia model of the 2300ad universe and (in a weekend!) which was still on the Celestia motherlode last time I looked.

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PostPosted: Mon May 28, 2012 10:05 pm 
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If by revised Colonial Atlas you mean a book of maps, that was me...

Anders Sandberg has written some excellent stuff.

I had a cyberpunk/2300 crossover site for awhile. It's long disappeared, though.

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