The Elite-Encounters RPG is on Sale.

Those of you who have been following Elite:Dangerous since the Kickstarter, will know of the original RPG project by Dave Hughes at Daftworks. Well, after five years of struggle, The Elite Encounters RPG has been approved for release and digital copies of the game are now available for sale at the Daftworks Store.

All of us at Lave Radio wish to send our congratulations to Dave as we know how much effort, blood, sweat, tears, coffee and late nights he’s put into this project (with a little bit of help from our own Colin Ford, among many others).

 

 

We have three episodes using the game and they can be found at:

  1. RPG Episode 1
  2. RPG Episode 2
  3. RPG Episode 3

Cheers Dave. o7 Commander

 

P.S. Colin (PhoenixDfire) says play the vehicle combat rules; they’re awesome.

Lave Radio Episode 130

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If you’re not getting on, GET OFF!! And NO I’m not stopping for beer…..

Aired 1st November 2016
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Crew Members

Host & 2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza
Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow

Lave Radio Episode 114

Lave Spoilers

Two weeks of updates, more speculation on the future and WAR in Lave! To the War Machines..

Aired 28th June 2016
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Crew Members
2nd Technician : Chris Forrester : Cmdr Fozza
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss-Woodwood : Cmdr Eid LeWeiss
Head of Station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire

Show Notes:

Lave Radio Episode 110

squeezingAtLave

More Engineers Chat, and announcement on Xbox Horizons release date!

Aired 24th May 2016
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Crew Members

Station Commander : Allen Stroud : Cmdr Heldaban Kel
Head of Entertainments : Chris Jarvis : Cmdr thane
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss


Show Notes:

        • On June 3, Elite Dangerous: Horizons comes to Xbox One featuring both Planetary Landings and The Engineers at launch.
          • £19.99 ($29.99, €24.99, 1,489 RUB) for the expansion
          • £39.99 ($59.99, €49.99, 2,999 RUB). Deluxe edition
        • We’re very pleased to announce that we’re planning to release The Engineers 2.1 update on Thursday May 26th for all those who own the Elite Dangerous: Horizons expansion pass on PC.
          • With the launch of The Engineers on Tuesday, we wanted to celebrate with a launch livestream. We’ll be inviting a number of Elite Dangerous developers to come and chat on the stream during the expected server down time on the day. Join us from 1PM BST on May 26 on our official YouTube channel.
        • Get specific mods by ‘Calling in Favours’ with Engineers – Quote from Sandy

 

  • “Hello Commanders!
    For the clarity!
    When you call in a favour – YOU GUARANTEE THE EXPERIMENTAL EFFECT YOU WANT *and* YOU GUARANTEE THAT THIS EFFECT IS GENERATED FOR THE UPGRADE . Nothing in this procedure is random .

    This is regardless of what the crafting process initially resulted in.

    For example, if you did not get an experimental effect – calling in a favour gives you the one you want.

    On the other hand, if you generated an experimental effect that you did not want – calling in a favour gives you the one you want.

    Also, this option is available AFTER you have generated an upgrade, so you can decide whether you want to call in a favour after you have seen what the primary and side effect results were.”

 

  • Main Discussion
    • Rise To Power: Dangerous Games, WILDCARD CORRECTION
    • From ZAC
      • Basically EG pilots aren’t through to the final. The top 5 from the votes will have a mini CG tournament and the winner will go through to the final.
      • – EG Pilots – 25.5
      • – Wolves of Jonai – 15.5%
      • – Adle’s Armada Coalition – 15.3%
      • – Black Birds Squadron – 10.7%
      • – United German Commanders Coalition – 9%
      • – The Imperial Inquisition – 8.5%
      • – Achenar Immortals Coalition – 7.3%
      • – Planet Express – 3.6%
      • – Black Omega – 2.3%
      • – Pileus Libertas – 1.6%
      • – Battle Vortex – 0.7%
    • Truckers and Pirates beta CG Snafu
    • Elite Dangerous due this week RPS Article
  • Community Corner

McLave Radio McEpisode 109

Engineers Base

Beta 2.1 updates continue and McColin Ford leads a McScottish episode with McPsykokow and McDave McHughes for chat about beta and the RPG Elite Encounters…

Aired 17th May 2016
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Crew Members

Chief Archivist : Colin Ford : Cmdr PheonixDFire
Chief Bar Steward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow
Special Guest: Dave Hughes


Show Notes:

  • Development News
    • Beta 2.1.4 Patch Notes
    • Beta 2.1.5 Patch Notes
      • LOTS OF BUG FIXES
        • Grants picks
        • Comms chat history no longer disappears
        • For piracy flag targets, if the target is not a mission target, check if it has a leader and whether that leader is a mission target
        • Add a faction government test so the pesky democracies don’t make my greedy corporation shout “For Democracy!”
        • Fix the method that determines whether we can see planetary missions
        • Added popup explaining where pinned recipes can be found
        • Recipes should now be referred to as blueprints
        • Stop hitmen being sent after the player for no reason
        • Rebalance the tutorials to be reasonable with the new AI
        • Adjusted the shield-down flee behaviour to be less frustrating
        • Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
        • – Fixed issues with recalled ships boosting when trying to land
        • Everybody docked at Jaques Station has retreated to a safer distance
  • – Feedback tweaks to torpedos:
    • – Torpedos now have a 2.5 second arming time rather than their previous 0.5 second. When hitting a target before arming they will deal no damage and self destruct in a small puff
    • – Torpedos now inherit the speed of their launching ship for the first few seconds of flight, before dropping to a 250m/s cruising speed. These two changes give them an effective minimum range of about 700m+ depending on ship speeds, and also means that you won’t be running into the back of your own torpedos!
    • Halve firing heat from missiles
      • Could this mean stealth missile boats?
    • – Added ship voice notification when a mission specific USS has spawned
      • Nice to get an audio cue for it
  • Newsletter 124
    • “From the desk of lead designer Sandro Sammarco”:  is very interesting
  • Main Discussion
    • Rise To Power: Dangerous Games, WILDCARD vote is over
  • URGENT CORRECTION TO SHOW (from the desk of Zac Antonaci)
    • EG pilots aren’t straight through to the final. The top 5 from the votes will have a mini CG tournament and the winner of that will go through to the final.

For the past week player factions have been campaigning for your votes in the first stage of the Dangerous Games to decide which five groups will battle it out in a mini-series of CGs in their bid to become an official Power in the game.

      • The results have been counted and checked and they are as follows:
      • – EG Pilots – 25.5
      • – Wolves of Jonai – 15.5%
      • – Adle’s Armada Coalition – 15.3%
      • – Black Birds Squadron – 10.7%
      • – United German Commanders Coalition – 9%
      • – The Imperial Inquisition – 8.5%
      • – Achenar Immortals Coalition – 7.3%
      • – Planet Express – 3.6%
      • – Black Omega – 2.3%
      • – Pileus Libertas – 1.6%
      • – Battle Vortex – 0.7%

We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for voting, and all of the groups for their amazing effort! We will have more news on the next phase of the games shortly where the qualified groups will be looking for your help to complete the Community Goals and help their campaign.

Lave Radio Episode 103

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Allen Stroud conjures up a Re-animation spell to revive the DDF, but is it too late for this decrepit zombie to be of any use?

Aired 22nd March 2016
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Crew Members

Station Commander (Presenter): Allen Stroud : Cmdr Helaban Kel
Head of Health and safety : Ben Moss Woodwood : Cmdr EidLeWeiss
Head of station Archives : Colin Ford : Cmdr PhoniexDFire
Chief Barsteward : Grant Woolcott : Cmdr Psykokow


Show Notes:

Development News

  • Planet Coaster Alpha launches today – Released today
    • Advertise Lave Radio special stream for PC? – Alt Lave New Ad Hoc Show from the crew of the Orange Sidewinder that will focus on Movies, Video Games, Tv Shows, and Fiction. Indeed anything really that members of the crew feel is worthy of discussion outside the ED Universe. The first of these shows will focus around Planet Coast from Frontier Developments.

Newsletter 116

  • Community Goals will be available on the galaxy map.
  • Tracks on planets – Are they limited to your client, instance or are they permanent (probably not). How long until someone does a big tyre track penis and shares it on facebook? Grant Woolcott I am looking at you after last night!!!
  • New Utility slot type in Peek of the week?!
  • The Join the Elite Stream
    • Where Ed and Michael Brookes took people through how to do exploring, the necessary and helpful equipment required with hints and tips on how to explore showing there is more to exploring than HSJ (Honk, Scoop and Jump).
    • This thursdays’ stream is all about trading tips.
  • In game news
    • Poor  Ishmael Palin (the prominent Barnicle expert) so far has been attacked by pirates, kidnapped and finally rescued. However his bad luck has continued as he’s now contracted the  Cerberus Plague. You’d think someone has it in for him, he’s having so much bad luck. 😉
    • The campaign from the Canonn Interstellar Research Group to establish a new research outpost in the Col 285 Sector IX-T d3-43 system has been successful. A new outpost will be constructed ‘soon’ which will help with more research into the UA.
    • A rogue Farragut Battle Cruiser somewhere? There were reports last week of a Federal Battle Cruiser with Pirate markings in the LHS 3447.
    • Speaking of Farragut Battle Cruisers, the construction of the Latest Cruiser in the Beti Hydri system has the Empire worried. If more cruisers are constructed, sources close to Admiral Denton Patreus say that the empire might have to respond in kind.
    • In response to the New Battle Cruiser and rhetoric coming from the Empire; the Alliance has held a diplomatic summit at the Alliance Capital looking at possible responses.

Main Discussion – DDF Lazerus

  • Default In-game choices to be made by the DDF
  • “It’s been a long time, but we are finally able to move towards some of the things we discussed during the Kickstarter with respect to the DDF and the ability of members to decide together on significant actions within the game. There are some big events coming to the game later this year (in relation to an alien species – trying to minimise spoilers here!), and members will decide where these events first take place, and how the process moves on down the line. This will be by voting on the DDF forum with a choice of possible locations. As the events unfold, there will be further such choices going forwards.”

Community Corner

  • Allen’s Stroud AMA. –  A lot of questions about a possible sequel to Lave Revolution.
  • Mobius AMA – Erm… started off ok but then became a slagging match between people of the opinion that solo or private groups ruin community goals, powerplay etc and those that don’t.
  • Elite Racers who have their subreddit if you want to get along
    • Really impressed with the Imperial couriers’ canyon run. (Beggers Canyon anyone). Someone will have to do on in the fastest ship (Isn’t that a viper?) and see what’s that like.

Lave Radio Episode 98

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The Speculation Engine is in full gear, what do we think we will see in 2.4?

Aired 16th February 2016
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Show Notes:

    • Introductions Fozza / Jarvis hit Frontier Towers
    • Development News
      • Newsletter #111
      • Elite Horizons 2.0.0.6 released today – Lot of CQC fixes, a couple of smaller fixes to the main game – https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=232819
        • Although this item does stand out –  i Sola Prospect in the Brestla star system now always stocks all ships and modules
        • Sadly does not fix forming Squads for CQC – it’s still a large unsorted list!

 

  • CQC Mayhem will run for four weeks, beginning on Tuesday February 16 and ending on Tuesday March 15 . Take part in intense PVP action in custom-built arenas set within the Elite Dangerous galaxy. Equip a unique loadout on your craft and earn XP to unlock new weapons, modules and abilities. Simply select Start and then CQC from the main menu in Elite Dangerous or Elite Dangerous: Horizons to get started.

 

Quick Overview

Fly agile fighters and go head-to-head against the galaxy’s greatest pilots in PVP dogfights – easy to pick up controls reward your skills with more to master for the ultimate combat edge. Choose your ship, customise your loadout and prepare for instant Arena-based action to earn the right to be called Elite.

 

Please note: All customers who buy Elite Dangerous: Arena from the Frontier Store will receive a discount equal to their original purchase price, when upgrading to either Elite Dangerous or the Elite Dangerous: Deluxe Edition.

 

    • David Braben talks to PC Gamer about Elite : Arena
      • http://www.pcgamer.com/david-braben-on-arena-and-the-future-of-elite-dangerous/
  • Dev Update Michael Brookes – Leading on from last week’s “Personalisation” with this week’s “Progression” –
    • 5 Levels of rep with minor faction Hated, Disliked, Neutral, Liked, Allied with a new one being added between Neutral and Liked
    • Rewarded with in game rewards but also within the narrative, Maybe your contact saying well done your rep has increased with us.
    • Mission givers change as you progress up or down the ranks.
    • Mission givers express what affects the success or failure of that mission has on their minor faction.
    • Last week I mentioned that we had some more huge weapons coming, but without providing any details, so we have huge beam and pulse laser and multi-cannons being added. There will also be a new large multi-cannon.
    • Topic of the week – Wild Speculation – What is 2.4 Update ?
      • Jason Carthes (facebook) this is what 2.4 gonna be about (walking fpv)  but just in our ships as a teaser for the new season 3.0. My guess
      • Invasion?

 

  • Community Corner
    • OOgie Boogie PvP League Advert – In Episode 98 Folder
    • Emperors Disgrace? Chased out of home system, challenged with 1 month to regain control.
      • https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/45x2nt/triple_elite_group_emperors_grace_no_longer/
        • Have contact EG for a reaction.
        • EG – Triple Elite Status Player Group (means they have the ear of the devs)
        • Home system Novas flipped by Diamond Frogs
        • Large population therefore took a month to flip
        • one or two wings of three doing activity daily for a month to flip, no response at any point from EG
        • Kermit “Big Frog” Laphroaig reporting on Reddit gives EG a month unhindered access to reset the system because EG and the Frogs go way back.
    • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE7WPstMzsM – Proper gravity exists. An orbit of Enceladus with engines off. (Thanks for Kerash for that one)
    • Latest Update on the RPG and the Tabletop game – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=On_wmRhGCR0

Lave Radio Episode 66 – Squeee 3, Xbox One, Lavecon 2015, Artemis… SOO MUCH

Lave Radio

Chock full of amazing information about Lavecon 2015 content, and WHY YOU HAVE TO GO!!!!!, also we chat about the E3 announcements, and Powerplay updates and all things Elite.

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Originally Broadcast 16/6/2015

Lave Radio Episode 50 – 50th SPECIAL!!

New 50th EpisodeIt’s here, hurrah!!! That time anomaly has been de-anomalated? And its here for your listening enjoyment.

With a full crew compliment, the orange sidewinder is listing to the right slightly as it takes us on a journey of recapping the amazing years of Lave Radio, and Elite: Dangerous.

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