The Dice, Band, and Pin Arrived Today

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The Dice, Band, and Pin Arrived Today

Post by JediOre » Wed Oct 08, 2014 8:00 am

I am very excited to report JediOre is the proud owner of six custom MA 6-sided dice, a metal band, and a pin!

This metal band intrigues me. It is green with an evergreen outline. What does the green stand for? Am I some sort of park ranger in the ship? And me with my allergies and asthma. Camping for me is only with a camper that has an A/C unit. If I am a park ranger I do hope the starship has a good medical leave plan! :lol:

This is so cool!

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Post by michaelcurtis » Wed Oct 08, 2014 9:04 am

Green bands are horticultural. You have clearance to access the forest and farmland levels and, more importantly, command the various ecology robots. The ones with vibro saws, capture nets, tranquilizer darts, and other implements of destruction. Not a bad deal, if you ask me!
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Re: The Dice, Band, and Pin Arrived Today

Post by JediOre » Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:43 am

Horticultural, eh? Ecology robots, you say? Interesting.

I don't know much about Metamorphosis Alpha, never got to play that game. We played Gamma World (original) back in the 80s and I loved the module which name eludes me. Something about the Golden Legion. I've DMed S3 Expedition to the Barrier Peaks on three occasions, but that is as close to SciFi RPGing as I've had.

I'm looking forward to reading this game. :)

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Re: The Dice, Band, and Pin Arrived Today

Post by Blood Axe » Sun Oct 12, 2014 6:04 am

Were we suppose to get an invoice for shipping charges? Or will that come later? Nothing here yet in Pennsylvania
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Post by finarvyn » Wed Oct 15, 2014 3:59 am

No sign of goodies in Chicago, either. :(
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Post by Blood Axe » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:54 am

Allentown, Pennsylvania - got mine today.
MA pin
6 dice (3 yellow, 1 purple, 1 black, 1 green)
red wristband (Im a redshirt, I'll be dead soon)
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Post by DM Cojo » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:04 pm

Horticulture for me too! I see the new MA modules and sourcebooks are listed on the GG website now...awesome. One question I had...didn't the stretch goals include expanding the "monsters and devices" book to 32 pages? The website lists a "Creatures and Gadgets" sourcebook with 16 pages. Does anyone know if this is the same thing? And if so, why not 32 pages? Perhaps the extra pages are for kickstarter backers only?

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Post by DCCfan » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:23 pm

Mine arrived today in Auburndale Florida.
I got a brown band.
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Post by JediOre » Sat Oct 18, 2014 5:58 am

Brown colored band? What might that mean?

We know green is horticulture, white is medical, and red is security, but what is brown?

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Post by DM Cojo » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:09 am

According to the 1e MA rulebook, brown is the general purpose band issued to all civilians.

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Post by Blood Axe » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:51 am

DM Cojo wrote:Horticulture for me too! I see the new MA modules and sourcebooks are listed on the GG website now...awesome. One question I had...didn't the stretch goals include expanding the "monsters and devices" book to 32 pages? The website lists a "Creatures and Gadgets" sourcebook with 16 pages. Does anyone know if this is the same thing? And if so, why not 32 pages? Perhaps the extra pages are for kickstarter backers only?
Im wondering too. Are all those adventures available now? Im assuming the Armory, Creature, & Mutations books are the ones included with the Kickstarter book.
Id like to buy those adventures. :D But I don't want to buy what I'll already be getting with my Kickstarter hardcover.
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Post by finarvyn » Sat Oct 18, 2014 11:23 am

finarvyn wrote:No sign of goodies in Chicago, either. :(
Goodies have now arrived in Chicago.

I got a brown band, too.
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Post by DCCfan » Sat Oct 18, 2014 3:59 pm

DM Cojo wrote:According to the 1e MA rulebook, brown is the general purpose band issued to all civilians.
I guess I'm your basic average Joe then. :roll:
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Post by boneguard » Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:34 am

My goodies has not yet arrived in Ottawa (Ontario) Canada. I guess it will arrive during my business trip

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Post by GnomeBoy » Sun Oct 19, 2014 3:42 pm

DCCfan wrote:
DM Cojo wrote:According to the 1e MA rulebook, brown is the general purpose band issued to all civilians.
I guess I'm your basic average Joe then. :roll:
Can't say there's anything wrong with being a "Joe".


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Post by DCCfan » Sun Oct 19, 2014 4:45 pm

I know but just once I would like to be Captain Kirk.
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Post by JediOre » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:25 pm

DCCfan wrote:I know but just once I would like to be Captain Kirk.
But even the captain (and I'm not referring to these new movies!) had to start as an ensign. Brown today, gold tomorrow! :D

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Post by thogard » Thu Oct 23, 2014 2:42 pm

Swag in Austin! Brown general access band.

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Post by darjr » Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:14 pm

What are the different bands? Mine has 'ENG' and a gear on it. Is that engineering?

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Re: The Dice, Band, and Pin Arrived Today

Post by DCCfan » Fri Dec 19, 2014 3:44 am

Yes
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