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Touring The Stars (all volumes)
« on: 03 March 2016, 11:09:30 »
This thread is for all issues and problems with all volumes in the Touring The Stars series.

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« Last Edit: 31 March 2019, 02:45:15 by Xotl »
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Re: Touring The Stars (all volumes)
« Reply #1 on: 13 March 2016, 18:04:47 »
Touring The Stars: Lone Star

Location: Page 8, under tips, and the first note under each of the first two tables on page 11

The Error: All three references point to the dust storm rules "on page 12".  The rules in question are actually on page 13.

The Correction: Replace "12" with "13" in all three cases.

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Re: Touring The Stars (all volumes)
« Reply #2 on: 30 July 2016, 16:18:14 »
Touring the Stars, Butte Hold

Location: Page 7, in the description of the "Business is Business" scenario.

The Error: The last sentence of the description ends abruptly: "The Twelfth Lyran Regulars (along with select small mercenary/black ops forces) is deployed to take out the."

The Correction: Recommend either finishing the sentence with the intended target, or rephrasing it to "...take them out."

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Re: Touring The Stars (all volumes)
« Reply #3 on: 01 August 2016, 19:17:03 »
Typos about Lone Star from Daryk, which I agree with:

Page 4, second paragraph: "By 2600, its population was in the hundreds of millions; its local industry was burgeoning, thanks to tax breaks and cheaper land than most of the Hegemony; and its agricultural sector was exporting a wide range of luxury foods." should have been punctuated as: "By 2600, its population was in the hundreds of millions.  Its local industry was burgeoning, thanks to tax breaks and cheaper land than most of the Hegemony, and its agricultural sector was exporting a wide range of luxury foods."

Page 4, third paragraph: “terraformed heydays” should be “terraformed  heyday”

Page 4, third paragraph: “terrain varieties” should just be “terrain”

Page 4, fourth paragraph: “Before its fall, Lone Star had some regions with very pleasant climates and its populations largely concentrated in those areas.” should be “Before its fall, Lone Star had regions with very pleasant climates and its population largely concentrated in those areas.”

Page 4, fifth paragraph: “bottle up its settlers” should be just “bottle up settlers”

Page 4, fifth paragraph: “By 2765, each of these cities claimed over fifty million residents in its soaring skyscrapers and arcologies.” should be “By 2765, each of these cities claimed over fifty million residents in their soaring skyscrapers and arcologies.”

Page 5, first paragraph: “lower-cost alternative” should just be “low-cost alternative”

Page 5, second paragraph: “give “Loners”” should be “gave “Loners”” to match the tense in the first and last parts of the sentence.

Page 6, second full paragraph: “home to Star League Navy’s” should be “home to the Star League Navy’s”

Page 6, second full paragraph: “Lone Star was never able to afford to replace the stations before its final environmental collapse.” should be “Lone Star was never able to replace the stations before its final environmental collapse.” or “Cost prevented Lone Star from replacing the stations before its final environmental collapse.”

Page 6, third full paragraph: “insightful of” should be “likely to incite”

Page 6, third full paragraph: “manufacturers would position” should be “manufacturers positioned”

Page 6, third full paragraph: “placed on the Canopian” should just be “placed on Canopian”

Page 6, fourth full paragraph: “the new, Director-General” should be just “the new Director-General”

Page 6, fourth full paragraph: “at least one WMD attacks” should be “at least one WMD attack”

Page 6, fifth full paragraph: “thirteen years since” should be “thirteen years following”

Page 7, second full paragraph: “population centers was” should be “population centers were”

Page 8, under “Look What I Can Do”: “that would last” should be “that lasted”

Page 10, first paragraph: “influences had prevented” should just be “influences prevented”

Page 10, under “Tips”: “under the clock of a continent-shaking doom” would read more smoothly as “under threat from a continent-shaking doom”

(Daryk, you caught some stuff for the boiler plate sections that I didn't repeat. I wasn't sure if they all appeared on the same pages.)
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Re: Touring The Stars (all volumes)
« Reply #4 on: 01 August 2016, 20:32:32 »
Thanks Cray!  I think most of the boilerplate has been fixed in subsequent books, but I'll double check this weekend.

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Re: Touring The Stars (all volumes)
« Reply #5 on: 29 March 2017, 00:37:59 »
Touring the Stars, Old Kentucky

Page 5, right column, first paragraph
THE ERROR: "(aor ever used at all)"
THE CORRECTION: "(or ever used at all)"

Page 8, "The Mouse That Roared," end of the first paragraph
THE ERROR: "legislature and the pplanetary headquarters of SAFE"
THE CORRECTION: "legislature and the planetary headquarters of SAFE"

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Re: Touring The Stars (all volumes)
« Reply #6 on: 05 January 2019, 18:19:07 »
A minor issue in Touring the Stars: Sherwood:

PDF page 4, paragraph 4:

Text: Politicians on New Avalon in the early twenty-fifth century worried that these laws would stifle growth and cause Sherwood to become another failed colony, but by the dawn of the Star League, the planet was thriving. Sherwood had over 100 million people who were highly educated, materially self-sufficient, and had a high quality of life not seen on most worlds in the Periphery March.

Issue: This reference to the Periphery March is an anachronism. Sherwood would've been in the Outer March from the founding of the Marches by Prince Simon Davion in 2418 until First Prince Alexander Davion disbanded the Outer and Terran Marches after the Davion Civil War in 2540. The Periphery March wasn't formed until after the Jihad; between the two dates, Sherwood basically lurked in either the Crucis March Edgeward Beta Combat Theater or the Minette Operational Area of the Crucis March.

Also, Sherwood doesn't show up on the maps of the Federated Suns in 2571 (Handbook: House Davion) or 2578/2596 (Historical: Reunification War), which seems odd for a planet that sounds very well-developed and prosperous by the time the Star League arrived.

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Re: Touring The Stars (all volumes)
« Reply #7 on: 06 January 2019, 17:33:09 »
As the piece on Sherwood was written in a time when there was a Periphery March, it referenced the area it is in "currently". That may not be appropriate, I'll admit, but that is the reasoning for its use.

As for it not showing up on the maps, yes, as a planet that was assumed to become a failed colony by just about everyone it would have not shown up on any maps prior to the point where it was accepted that it was "too big to fail" and it was worth putting on the map as a permanently settled system. Even adding it after the fact assumes we know of Comstars exact in-universe criteria for determining when and if a system should be listed or not. What we can say is that prior to its appearance on the maps, it was not considered suitable for inclusion. So, odd for sure, but within reason.

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