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Charles Ryan: [BAB]: Earthforce contents and release info

From: Matthew Seidl <seidl@v...>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 09:01:58 -0700
Subject: Charles Ryan: [BAB]: Earthforce contents and release info

This just vame in on the Babylon Project Mailing List.	I thought people
here might be interested. :)

	-=- Matthew L. Seidl

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Date:	 Mon, 27 Oct 1997 10:54:16 +0000
From:	 Charles Ryan <>
To:	 "BAB-l" <>
Subject: [BAB]: Earthforce contents and release info

>Hi Joe & Charles (and don't read anything into this order it was the
way it
>was written :-),
>even though you can't post the release date yet - how about a contents 
>so that we know what we're getting?

There've been a lot of questions and speculation about Earthforce. For 
starters, sorry for the delay. We just couldn't get Warner Bros.' 
approval schedule to mesh with our printer's press schedule. Believe me,

if you think it's frustrating waiting for the book to come out at your 
end, imagine how frustrating it is to sit on a complete, ready-to-print 
manuscript and $100,000 worth of orders for weeks, while fielding scores

of emails and telephone calls... In any event, we're happy to say that 
the book is now with the printer, and they should give us a firm ship 
date sometime this week. We'll post that date as soon as we have it.

As for what to look forward to, here's a basic outline:

The history of Earthforce: how it (and to an extent, earthgov) came into

being over the period between 2000 and 2250.

Earthforce's structure: the branches of Earthforce fully described,
with detailed info on life as and Earthforce officer or soldier 
(lifestlye, pay, benefits, training, promotion, ranks, etc.). Also 
overviews of the many types of assignments and backgrounds for
player characters.

Additional rules for Earthforce characters: new characteristics, areas
expertise, martial arts, etc., along with some additional rules for 

Earthforce equipment: a bunch of standard EF equipment covered in

Earthforce ships: Earthforce ship classes described, with record sheets 
(detailing combat system stats) provided for each class. Also, all of
major alien ship and weapon technologies are discussed, with record 
sheets provided for a bunch of major alien ship classes.

Ship-to-ship combat rules: complete and really cool combat rules that
be played standalone or during roleplaying games.

Earthforce personnel: detailed info on major EF personnel. Some are 
familiar faces; all are NPCs that might be influential on EF characters 
or any story arc in which Earthforce plays a role.

I may have forgotten a thing or two, but that's most of the big
Hope that helps for those eagerly awaiting the book--it won't be long

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Charles Ryan
Chameleon Eclectic

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