Talk:Von Strang's World

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Could Someone please fill in the infobox stuff? There is plenty of info here; I really need to learn how to do that... -BobTheZombie (talk) 21:46, 15 July 2013 (PDT)

Done.--Doneve (talk) 08:08, 16 July 2013 (PDT)

Interstellar Players 3: Interstellar Expeditions Info[edit]

I am making this note for anyone adding further information to this article. I reframed from adding information from ISP3 Interstellar Expeditions due to fact largely due to nature of this plot book/source book. The book is considered to be semi/quasi-canon, other words its canon is as solid as other sources because its a "What-If" book. It does not specify last time I looked at it, what is solid canon and what isn't. I'm sure Von Strang's World information could be solid canon, but i didn't want to chance it. -- Wrangler (talk) 05:02, 25 June 2014 (PDT)

What makes you say it's a What-If book/semi-canon? I figured it's a fully canonical in-universe sourcebook. ISP and ISP2 both explicitly state that their content should be taken with a grain of salt; not so ISP3, which is presented as a no-nonsense corporate file. Frabby (talk) 13:56, 25 June 2014 (PDT)
The "How to use this book" section of ISP3 confirms it is the same as the earlier ISPs and the Jihad Hot Spot books, its a mix of truth and "optional elements" which are are true until proven otherwise. On that basis I believe we should include the info still, perhaps using some language along the lines of "IE's sources indicate/believe", and update as/if any new info comes to dispute/dispel it as per any new trumps old source.Cyc (talk) 15:22, 25 June 2014 (PDT)
Please read this post on the Bg.Battletech forums and consider things. In short, how we suppose to know what is accurate and what is not?. -- Wrangler (talk) 11:17, 26 June 2014 (PDT)
We don't.... until a later book tells us so, same as with the earlier ISPs and the Jihad Hot Spots. Think of it like The Periphery (sourcebook), Luthien! or the original Objective Raids, we know its of questionable providence but until later sources dispute and supersede it, its canon as far as we know.Cyc (talk) 15:01, 26 June 2014 (PDT)

System Renaming[edit]

I know from past conversations here that Periphery systems have a tendency to vanish from maps not just because the colonies there have died off, but also because the systems there are of no significance or are not noteworthy enough to appear on maps, and that some systems reappear later on. The Magistracy of Canopus has a few systems like Wildwood that hop on and off maps from the Star League era through to 3130.

Thanks to the quality of the maps available now and the availability of the books in PDF format, it's possible to overlay copies of maps onto each other and scale them to the same scale using established systems as a reference points, and doing so for former provinces of the Rim Worlds Republic and the Map of the Inner Sphere 3130 shows a number of systems with different names that share the same location on the two maps. I was wondering if it's possible to confirm if they are in fact the same?

The systems I've been looking at are:

  • The RWR system of Erin/Von Strang's World in the Barrens
  • The RWR system of Port Vail/The Rack in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Dijonne/Pain in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Lywick/Ferreusvirgo in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Lushun/Jibbet in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Oporto/Veil in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Austerlitz/Scauld in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Anatolia/Pillory in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Edirne/Brank in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Seven Lands/Garotte in the Rim Territories
  • The RWR system of Helbrent/Andiron in the area which used to form the Circinus Federation
  • The RWR system of Himmels/Balthazar III in the area which used to form the Circinus Federation
  • The RWR system of Iolas/Deidre's Den in the area which used to form the Circinus Federation
  • The RWR system of Green Stone/Clayborne II in the area which used to form the Circinus Federation
  — BrokenMnemonic, Ask The Writers Forum, 10 Aug 2011
Correct, yes.

With regards,
Øystein

  — Øystein Tvedten, BattleTech Developer, 18 Aug 2011