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High Guard Update 2022

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High Guard Update 2022 is a major expansion to the Traveller roleplaying game with rules for designing, building and operating spacecraft found throughout the galaxy. From small and nimble fighter craft to the adventure-class ships that Travellers fly, from gargantuan megafreighters to military capital ships, this book provides everything the aspiring naval architect needs to populate their universe with ships that ply the spacelanes.

This book also provides rules for designing space stations and starports, customising ships, and exotic technologies found in popular science fiction novels and movies that can be incorporated into your universe. There are also advanced rules for sensors, detailed descriptions of starship crew roles, how to conduct violent boarding actions, and detailed guidelines for battles between fighter squadrons and enormous fleet battles.

Finally, High Guard Update 2022 presents dozens of ship designs for the Charted Space universe, including small craft and fighters, traders, gunboats, scout ships and battleships ranging from lethal destroyers to colossal battleships, carriers and dreadnoughts. The revised design system provides a new approach to armour and armaments, making space combat scalable for anything from small skirmishes to devastating clashes between dozens or even hundreds of warships.

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wade G July 26, 2023 1:40 am UTC
In what way are deck plans used? Can't be used with miniatures. Cannot imagine what is in the rooms. Drawings of equipment looks worse than created by 4th graders (U.S.). Please stop using isometric deck plans.
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Christopher G August 19, 2023 5:55 pm UTC
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The 2022 update does not use isometric deck plans.
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wade G July 09, 2023 6:44 am UTC
Mongoose had a High Guard book with Chapter One: Naval Characters which had taken the basics of generating a naval character had vastly expanded the system to allow characters to specialize across various disciplines reflecting the navyl's structure. Why did they cut that out?
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robert I May 11, 2023 11:49 pm UTC
Is there going to be a dead tree version?
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Christopher G May 15, 2023 6:13 pm UTC
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There is and it is already out.
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Simon S February 12, 2023 3:23 am UTC
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I have downloaded this pdf 3 separate times and I keep getting loading errors. Losing entire pages of information. I have uninstalled and re-installed my entire adobe suite twice and tried fresh downloads of this pdf and still have this problem. Every other of my nearly 5 dozen pdfs from half a dozen other publishers work like a dream. This is unnacceptable quality, especially considering your prices
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Simon S February 17, 2023 2:14 am UTC
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As stated above, this occurs only with Mongoose PDFs (some of the most expensive pdfs on the market, btw). It especially happens when engaging the search function on all of your pdfs, not just High Guard. I can search any of my Free League, Pathfinder or Fate pdf smoothly and with no lag or "draw errors" but as soon as I search your sorry excuse for pdfs I get have massive lag and draw errors that blank out entire pages. A non-searchable PDF is useless. Do better. Especially for the prices you charge.
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Simon S March 02, 2023 8:36 pm UTC
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ALSO, there are massive discrepancies between these pdf and others. Another Ref I'm talking to has the Lab Ship listed as a 400 ton ship, whereas my copy (re-downloaded today) has a mistake showing the tonnage to be 360 but with 400 ton M and J drives. WHAT.IS.GOING.ON?!
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Philip S October 15, 2022 7:19 am UTC
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Looking at the preview table of contents I don't see mining. Did this get gutted? Additionally did they add bio-tech to the ship options like they did in vehicles? I was a bit disappointed that they didn't at least add rules for bio-tech ships in a footnote in vehicles.
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Christopher G October 20, 2022 4:36 am UTC
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Mining was extracted from the book and will be covered in a later supplement. No biotech ships. Sorry!
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Joseph H September 04, 2022 12:31 am UTC
Does this update correct the omissions made in the original Mongoose Traveller second edition High Guard rules? For example, does it add rules for the space station components (especially commercial zones, residential zones, and shipyards) that did not have enough actual mechanics to be usable in player-controlled ships and stations without substantial house rules? Have the belt mining rules been updated with rules for determining whether a crystaline asteroid is made of worthless ice or valuable crystals? Is there actually a mechanical reason for devote valuable tonnage to living space on a player-crewed ship?
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Stephen G August 31, 2022 7:03 pm UTC
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This update has the lower quarter of the front cover instead of no cover. Still missing a lot of the interior cover artwork. Better than the last update. I wish I hadn't deleted the copy I had before the last update which had a working cover. Is there a way to roll back the last two updates and get that superior copy back? I'm hoping these comments are monitored. No response at all to my last report.
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Christopher G August 31, 2022 10:19 pm UTC
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Your copy was probably corrupted during the download. Mine has the complete cover and all interior art. Try re-downloading to see if that works.
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Matthew S September 06, 2022 2:51 pm UTC
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Please re-download, it should be fine - and your last post was noted and actioned upon!
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Stephen G August 12, 2022 6:48 pm UTC
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Latest update lost the cover and 1rst page background.
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Shane L August 06, 2022 3:57 am UTC
For $30.00, I'll just buy the print copy from Gamenerdz.
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Rory H August 07, 2022 4:16 am UTC
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Good luck with that. The print copy hasn’t been released yet (it is projected to come out in December).

You could pre-order on the Mongoose site, who do offer the PDF for free whenever you purchase a physical copy.
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Scott R August 13, 2022 3:11 pm UTC
Is it out in print?
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Shane L September 06, 2022 2:00 am UTC
Exactly
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Tal O August 03, 2022 11:49 pm UTC
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Yes, I want this.
No, I won't pay $30 for a PDF.

See you on sale?
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Daniel G August 02, 2022 3:48 pm UTC
Is there any discount for those who purchased the older version two weeks ago? :)
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Mark H August 02, 2022 4:53 pm UTC
Good luck with that
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Tal O August 03, 2022 11:50 pm UTC
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You should wait on a sale, then.
I have the original book, too, and will just keep using that until then, myself.
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Daniel Douglas C July 31, 2022 6:18 pm UTC
When will a printed version be available? And will it be possible to order it via DriveThruRPG?
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Mark H July 31, 2022 6:42 pm UTC
Don't hold your breath...as far as I'm aware Mongoose don't do POD on here as they have their own distribution...this is £45 on their website for a printed version, albeit with a free pdf....but it's still only an update!
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Rory H August 01, 2022 9:53 am UTC
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The ‘Update' is a complete, newly revised version of the old High Guard book.
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Dirk W July 30, 2022 12:32 pm UTC
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Nice PDF. But one question to the subsidised Liner Page 201. Where is the Bridge and cockpit located?
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Christopher K July 29, 2022 10:47 pm UTC
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Is there a list of updates from the original High Guard to this version?
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Christopher G July 30, 2022 12:39 am UTC
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Here's a pretty decent summary:

• Big ships (over 5,000 tons) can now pack on some serious armour provided they specify a Military hull. Also, we scaled limitations that make it tough for little ships (think fighters) to have heavy armour, but exceedingly easy for big ones. Adventure-class ships remain the same.
• Weapons: We introduce Damage Multiples, which provides a more linear scale from turret to spinal mount.
• The Spacecraft Options section significantly altered and supplemented.
• Customising Ships: Combines a variation of the Trillion Credit Squadron ship modification rules with updates to the 'Primitive and Advanced Technology' section into one cohesive chapter.
• Computers: Not much changed, but introduces the new Battle Network software which goes hand in hand with new rules in the Sensors chapter.
• Space Stations: Reduced to a simpler flow chart with page-back instructions for the various components. Updated and optimized some station-specific...See more
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Brian M July 31, 2022 2:43 am UTC
Super comprehensive and helpful! Thank you!
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CD F August 02, 2022 7:04 pm UTC
Thanks! I have it and you really outline the changes well.
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