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Sword Worlds

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The Sword Worlds lie just beyond the Imperial border, a distinct cultural region settled long ago by refugees from a civil war. Theirs was a tough existence, but it produced a people both proud and resilient. Their history is one of internal and external conflict; wars for dominance of the Sword Worlds and wars against the Imperium.

Sword Worlds details the people of the Sword Worlds Confederation as they have never been seen before. Their motivations, their strengths and their weaknesses – along with the truth behind Imperial stereotypes of reckless spacegoing chauvinists, and the darker side of their culture.

This book examines how the worlds of the Confederation interact with one another, and how a technologically outmatched people have managed to stave off Imperial dominance for so long. Their armed forces are technologically simple yet incredibly resilient; their navy is very different to that of the Imperium. Minelayers, torpedo boats and orbital defence platforms defend the home worlds whilst battlecruisers raid deep into enemy territory.

Sword Worlds reveals secrets and little-known facts about the Sword Worlds Confederation. The Gimli endeavour, which strives to preserve Sword Worlds culture against any and all disasters; the Holmgang Compact, by which scores are settled illegally with honour. The Sword Worlders’ near-obsession with their tragic hero Admiral Denisov, and the Lost Swords – colonies that may still exist far beyond known space.

The Sword Worlds Confederation is a complex place, and at times a dangerous one. The Sword Worlders themselves are misunderstood by outsiders but one thing is clear – they are proud and quick to anger, slow to forgive. The Sword Worlds is a region where only the brave should venture, and where courage is the key to success or a noble death… or perhaps both.

 
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David S September 23, 2020 9:20 pm UTC
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Afshin C September 22, 2020 9:56 pm UTC
How much of this is covered from the previous Swords Worlds supplement?

It looks like it has an additional 50 or so pages over the 1st edition one: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/94984/Sword-Worlds
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John K September 22, 2020 12:58 pm UTC
Wow, a little salty! And that's for a PDF! I'll wait for the holidays I guess.
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David B September 22, 2020 3:39 pm UTC
Yeah, $19.99 I could see, but $29.99? Pass...
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Timothy N September 23, 2020 6:57 pm UTC
£20 direct from Mongoose, £37 including a physical copy (though that last doesn't include P&P). Still expensive for a PDF, but that seems to be how Mongoose do their PDFs - I suspect it subsidises the physical books somewhat.
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Timothy M September 27, 2020 1:14 am UTC
Well, Mongoose is an actual business with actual overhead and staff. And most of *their* expenses are pretty fixed. Sure, printing costs money, but the real expense is the work in developing the content. Possibly licensing fees. If you have a regular job and write content on the side, then you can underprice it. When you have people whose livelihood is dependent on the paychecks paid by company revenue, underselling is dumb.

We all like cheap stuff. But you aren't generally going to find those cheap pdfs coming from the professionals. That's the way it is.
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John K September 27, 2020 2:37 pm UTC
Yes, but I'm on a fixed income and can't afford it. I'll wait until they put it on sale on Black Friday and buy it then. They still get paid, just not as much.
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John L September 22, 2020 12:08 pm UTC
~$30.00? No.
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176
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978-1-913076-17-7
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MGP40038
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