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JM Hardy
post Jun 25 2010, 05:16 PM
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The long-awaited Sixth World Almanac is available now in PDF form! Get it at the Battleshop or Drivethrurpg.com! Note that the electronic version contains a PDF file of the map poster along with the book.

Prefer a print version to PDF? Fear not! The print process is underway. We’ll announce a street date as soon as we have a firm one! Note that we are not offering book pre-orders, including PDF/book combos, at the moment–that will be made available as we get closer to the print release.

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post Jun 25 2010, 05:28 PM
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post Jun 25 2010, 05:38 PM
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Good to see the floodgates are finally open. This ones been long awaited.
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post Jun 25 2010, 05:46 PM
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Helloooooo, wishlist.
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post Jun 25 2010, 06:20 PM
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Looks great, I look forward to digging in to the text over the next week.

A few things I noticed so far:
  • Who calls it the Gulf of Mexico? who calls it the Gulf of Aztlan?
  • The UCAS entry does not list any former Canadian provinces as member states.
  • The maps show the CAS/UCAS border too close to D.C. (as if North Virgina did not exist).
  • The Québec entry lists Newfoundland as a member state. IIRC, according to all past sources Newfoundland is part of UCAS.
  • The Québec/UCAS border should be extended far enough to show whether Newfoundland is in fact in Québec or UCAS.
  • Should the Aztlan flag be blood-splattered? It fits the metagame knowledge we have, but it does not seem to fit the image I thought they try to project to the masses.
  • Did the northern strip of Oklahoma become a state of "North Oklahoma"? or did it become part of Kansas?
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post Jun 25 2010, 06:32 PM
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Aztlan: "That's not blood patter! That's just ketchup...we love our ketchup here, that's right, ketchup....yummm....and you'll believe us if you know what's good for you....Ketchup! Yea!"
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post Jun 25 2010, 06:39 PM
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QUOTE (Mr. Mage @ Jun 25 2010, 06:32 PM) *
Aztlan: "That's not blood patter! That's just ketchup...we love our ketchup here, that's right, ketchup....yummm....and you'll believe us if you know what's good for you....Ketchup! Yea!"


Replace ketchup with salsa and I'd totally believe it.

Time to go get a new booooook....
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post Jun 25 2010, 07:26 PM
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* Who calls it the Gulf of Mexico? who calls it the Gulf of Aztlan?

Presumption: 1) everyone but 2) Aztlan and Henan, the only state that likes Aztlan because it is similarily psycho.

I cannot see the CAS calling it anything but Gulf of Mexico in a million billion years. Only thing I could see is them caling it Patriot Gulf or Gulf of Texas.

Hrm!

Gulf of Texas ... actually sounds rather nice.

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Aztlan: "That's not blood patter! That's just salsa...we love our salsahere, that's right, salsa....yummm....and you'll believe us if you know what's good for you....salsa! Yea!"

Fix'd for ya. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jun 25 2010, 07:28 PM
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QUOTE (hermit @ Jun 25 2010, 07:26 PM) *


Salsa: Covering epileptic seizure and blood spatter since 1962. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jun 25 2010, 07:30 PM
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QUOTE (Doc Chase @ Jun 25 2010, 03:28 PM) *
Salsa: Covering epileptic seizure and blood spatter since 1962. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

I think the question we're all asking ourselves is... is it chunky salsa?
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post Jun 25 2010, 07:32 PM
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Piffle. We also know what the assumption is:

Of course it's chunky salsa.
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post Jun 25 2010, 07:35 PM
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QUOTE (Doc Chase @ Jun 25 2010, 03:32 PM) *
Piffle. We also know what the assumption is:

Of course it's chunky salsa.

Good answer (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

In a related note:

How is the Republique de Quebec entry? Curious to know what happened after CatCo kicked the bucket.
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post Jun 25 2010, 07:37 PM
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I'm going to pick it up tonight after I get home from workthing. I cannot wait to get caught up.

edit: Come to think of it, a review of it may be in order I'll see how I feel and possibly post something after I'm done reading it.
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post Jun 25 2010, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE (JM Hardy @ Jun 25 2010, 01:16 PM) *
The long-awaited Sixth World Almanac is available now in PDF form! Get it at the Battleshop or Drivethrurpg.com! Note that the electronic version contains a PDF file of the map poster along with the book.

Prefer a print version to PDF? Fear not! The print process is underway. We’ll announce a street date as soon as we have a firm one! Note that we are not offering book pre-orders, including PDF/book combos, at the moment–that will be made available as we get closer to the print release.

Jason H.


Do you know if there will be a price break for the combo, or is it just the same cost as buying it separately?
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post Jun 25 2010, 08:22 PM
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Page 13, sidebar, 10 minute war.

Looks like an editing mistake was made in this entry "with enough three nuclear bombs"
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post Jun 25 2010, 08:35 PM
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Sloppy Editing like that is one of the reasons why PDF's should be released some weeks to months before stuff goes to the printers.
So people can do community errata, which can be used to make the file going to the printers BETTER than it was before . .
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:06 PM
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Is anyone willing to give a full list of the countries covered? Basically, I need to decide whether to buy it now, or agonize for a few weeks and then buy it later for the same price.
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:10 PM
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I think the question we're all asking ourselves is... is it chunky salsa?

Is there any other kind in Aztlan?!

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Is anyone willing to give a full list of the countries covered? Basically, I need to decide whether to buy it now, or agonize for a few weeks and then buy it later for the same price.


Here ya go.

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GEOGRAPHY
Asamando 102
Azanian Confederation 104
Egypt 106
Kenya 108
Kingdoms of Nigeria 110
Arabian Caliphate 114
Canton Confederation 116
Hong Kong Free Enterprise Zone 118
Indian Union 120
Japanese Imperial State (Jis) 122
Manchuria 126
The Philippines 128
Shaanxi 130
Yakut 132
Australian Republic 136
Allied German States 140
Czech Republic 144
France 146
Italian Confederation 148
Russia 150
Tír Na Nóg 152
United Kingdom 156
Algonkian-Manitou Council 162
Athabaskan Council 164
Aztlan 166
Caribbean League 170
Confederation of American States 172
California Free State 176
Denver 178
Hawai’i 180
Pueblo Corporate Council 182
Québec 184
Salish-Shidhe Council 186
Sioux Nation 188
Tír Tairngire 190
United Canadian and American States 194
Amazonia 200
Argentina 204
Peru 206
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:13 PM
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QUOTE (hermit @ Jun 25 2010, 09:10 PM) *
Is there any other kind in Aztlan?!


There's an ultra-smooth variety with a smokey flavor, typically used as ritual refreshment.

I believe they call it 'Macuahuitl Black'. You really only see it around the teocalli.
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:15 PM
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-- I was going to wait for the book release but the cost break was just too damn tempting. Well ... as soon as DTRPG stops crashing on my payment confirmation (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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post Jun 25 2010, 09:16 PM
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There's an ultra-smooth variety with a smokey flavor, typically used as ritual refreshment.

I believe they call it 'Macuahuitl Black'. You really only see it around the teocalli.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/grinbig.gif) Awesome, that is so gonna get noted down and thrown out as an aztech-produced salsa somehow, somewhere ...
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:17 PM
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It is totally, totally awesome that the world map has both 6th Word and real world political boundaries on it in North America. How often did I look at maps in the past wondering, "Is Kentucky in the CAS or the UCAS?"
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:26 PM
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I'd have prefered states drawn for all countries.
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:32 PM
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I'm not sure if this is written correctly:

2068 (January 31): "... the corp opens the five long-delayed underground agricultural hydroponic farms. Covering over 20,000 kilometers each, with multiple underground levels"
* I'm pretty sure they mean square kilometers but that's still 140 km x 140 km underground facilities with multiple levels. That sounds like a trope in the making (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Jun 25 2010, 09:43 PM
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QUOTE (Tzeentch @ Jun 25 2010, 09:32 PM) *
I'm not sure if this is written correctly:

2068 (January 31): "... the corp opens the five long-delayed underground agricultural hydroponic farms. Covering over 20,000 kilometers each, with multiple underground levels"
* I'm pretty sure they mean square kilometers but that's still 140 km x 140 km underground facilities with multiple levels. That sounds like a trope in the making (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)


Advanced hydroponics are now canon? Sweet news for Garden of Eden style Spaceships!
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