2009-10-12 Diaspora

I’ve selectively read the Spirit of the Century rule book in anticipation of a one-shot. It’s called a pick-up game, but it’s not easy to pick up – it just seems to lend itself to little planning and episodic play. I discovered Diaspora at a friend’s place, and it seemed smaller.

I like small books! Hopefully the rules are quicker to read.

Since we’re also playing a Mongoose Traveller game, I’m interested. I also like the rant at the beginning of the 16 page thread on rpg.net.

I’m interested in replacing the skill list with free form qualities à la Subjective Fudge of Zo. Too bad the skill list available from their website is a plan ol’ skill list.

But unfortunately the price is not my friend:

Subtotal $34.95
Shipping and Handling $12.89
Total $47.84

Maybe I’ll take another look at my friend’s copy before buying anything.



Hey, I looked at my Lulu shopping cart again, and shipping and handling went up by a dollar: $13.97! Weird.

AlexSchroeder 2009-10-16 11:06 UTC

Buying it from Sphärenmeister in Germany is much better:

Bezeichnung GP Diaspora - Hard SF FATE 28,95 €
Versandmethode 1,80 €
Gesamtbetrag ohne MwSt. 28,74 €

Often small shops will not sell without VAT to Switzerland. This is cool. About $43.

AlexSchroeder 2009-10-16 11:21 UTC

You probably know this already, but I read on an amazon.de info page that certain tax exemptions exist when importing from Germany to Switzerland. Sure enough, the package arrived without me having to pay anything extra.

– Marco 2009-10-16 14:38 UTC

Yup. No VAT if and only if 7.6% of the package does not exceed CHF 5.- – otherwise you’ll pay 7.6% + CHF 18.- service charge. A source of much annoyance!!

AlexSchroeder 2009-10-16 18:51 UTC

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