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Elite Dangerous pilots mounting rescue mission

Post by Big Mac » Sat Dec 23, 2017 1:12 pm

An Elite Dangerous pilot (who posts on another forum under the name Persera) decided to break the record for the longest flight away from Sol in the game.

Things went well, until Persera misread a fuel gage and ended up flying so far that there was not enough fuel to come back. And after four posts in her attempt to go to "The Void Beyond" she posted this bad news:
Persera at Frontier Forums wrote:Ok. I've done the math.

If Semotus Beacon is 65647.34Ly from Sol, and I'm now 11.7Ly from Semotus Beacon, that means I'm finally 65659 Ly from Sol without rounding.

But I was wrong about my fuel rollover.

"Main Fuel Tank Drained"

Guess this is it. No return trip for me.
However, a group of other Elite Dangerous pilots, called the Fuel Rats have mounted a rescue mission, called "Fuel Beyond the Void".

Some of Persera's original voyage was live-streamed on her Twitch channel and at least one of the Fuel Rats is live-streaming the rescue attempt, on his Twitch channel.
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Post by Havard » Sun Dec 24, 2017 11:56 am

I have fun memories from playing the original Elite Game and Elite II: Frontier.

I took a look at this gameplay video and the new game Elite Dangerous looks really cool.

Does anyone know if the Tabletop RPG version is available yet?

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Re: Elite Dangerous pilots mounting rescue mission

Post by Darkanth » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:39 pm

Kickstarter looks like it's funded, and the book is available for backers. Not sure about pdf, that's probably for backers as well.

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Post by night_druid » Sun Dec 24, 2017 12:49 pm

Big Mac wrote:Some of Persera's original voyage was live-streamed on her Twitch channel and at least one of the Fuel Rats is live-streaming the rescue attempt, on his Twitch channel.
Hmmm...sounds like she's a nice easy target for some pirates to go blow up her ship ;)
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Re: Elite Dangerous pilots mounting rescue mission

Post by brassdragon » Sun Dec 24, 2017 2:17 pm

Havard wrote:Does anyone know if the Tabletop RPG version is available yet?
The core book is available in PDF; print is expected in January. I don't know of a release schedule for the supplements yet.

Modiphius is publishing it and their store page for it is here.

I haven't really been playing Elite Dangerous lately, but I put a lot of time into it in the first couple of years after launch. It really is a modern reimagining of the original Elite -- I think most of the criticism about it being a mile wide but an inch deep comes from people who wanted the game to supply more narrative, when it's a sandbox to play at being a space pilot in. I haven't joined in on any of the crazy deep-space expeditions or thrilling rescues, but love that it's a game people make those kind of stories in.

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Post by Big Mac » Tue Jan 02, 2018 4:57 pm

They did it! :D
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Re: Elite Dangerous pilots mounting rescue mission

Post by Havard » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:41 am

Glad they made it :D

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