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by Sigtrygg
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spy on the Zhodani
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Spy on the Zhodani

It's yet another example of poorly thought out and un-playtested T5 rules. No previous canon has mentioned psi-null individuals within Imperial,Zhodani or Droyne society. Alternatively MWM will have to come up with an explanation of where all the psi-null Zhodani and Droyne disappeared to in the OTU...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spy on the Zhodani
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Spy on the Zhodani

Such people would be under greater surveillance by the Zho police than anyone else.

The first time a Zhod official tried to read the thoughts of a psi null or an artificially shielded person that woud flag the 'thoughtless' person as someone of interest...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How does a traveller computer work, and apart from skil wafers what does it do that we cant do today?
Replies: 12
Views: 570

Re: How does a traveller computer work, and apart from skil wafers what does it do that we cant do today?

No. it wasn't.

No concept of electromagnetic radiation and radio. And without general relativity your clocks would/could not be corrected to tell the right time...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4839

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

There is no such thing as centrifugal force...

:)
by Sigtrygg
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A game concept
Replies: 5
Views: 214

Re: A game concept

Your characters are on a ship heading for a world that has suffered some form of apocalypse in the distant past. You have been drawn together to investigate rumours of vast treasures and a potential relic alien ship of technology far beyond your current TL. Tell my why your character is on this ship...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spy on the Zhodani
Replies: 11
Views: 203

Re: Spy on the Zhodani

Personality overlay technology, temporary personality wafer tech, memory/personality editing. Before heading into Zho space they have their personalities and memories backed up and then all traces of spookdom is removed from their brain. They then go off and have their adventures and when they retur...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Xenobiologist
Replies: 24
Views: 513

Re: Xenobiologist

Also the CT adventure Safari Ship - there is a big secret for a xeno-biologist to discover in that one too.

Then of course there is Signal GK with one of the setting defining discoveries...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi
Replies: 19
Views: 475

Re: Future TLs, or different types of "impossible" in scifi

How many true scientific/technological/engineering paradigm shifting discoveries have there been in human history? Fire - gives us thermal decomposition and eventually metal smelting Simple machines - wheel etc. Steam engines Electricity Electromagnetic spectrum Atomic theory - quantum mechanics (we...
by Sigtrygg
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Xenobiologist
Replies: 24
Views: 513

Re: Xenobiologist

A biologist studies organisms native to Earth, and those worlds terraformed to terran norm with all native life wiped out. This would include biologically engineered terran organisms. A xeno-biologist studies organisms native to every planet other than Earth. There is plenty for a xeno-biologist to ...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4839

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

That's the one, I think I have that issue in the loft somewhere.

It's not CT canon though.

It is fanon at best.

The canonical starport description by LKW is in JTAS 7, and it doesn't mention repulsor grids.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4839

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

In CT repulsors were specifically mentioned as a way for overloaded ships to take off. However they are non de-canonized, and therefore cannot be used in the MGT universe. You keep making that claim. Where is CT canon does it mention using ground based repulsors to aid lift off? I have a vague memo...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?

There is a generic Imperial Navy in MgT? Really?

I thought the Imperial Navy references always referred to the navy of the Imperium of the Third Imperium setting within MgT books - you live and learn.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?

If you want to play/use them within the OTU setting then you adapt the T5 rules.

If you just want generic rules for a generic sci fi setting then you can cast your net wider and rip off other stuff.

The OP mentions the Imperial Navy so I assumed he was asking about the OTU.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?

Lol. The reason we use the Mongoose rules is because we don’t want to deal with the hot mess that is T5. I don't disagree with that sentiment. As a rpg rule system T5 is a completely unplayable mess, but its supporting elements that describe the setting are current canon for the OTU especially MWM'...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?

MgT has to obey T5 for OTU compliance, so it is perfectly acceptable if not necessary to adapt T5 to MgT if T5 has rules for OTU stuff that MgT does not. If you want MgT to publish rules for wafers that are not compliant with T5 than they are not applicable to the OTU. See the book Agent of the Impe...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Feb 01, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4839

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

Nope, I am avidly reading every post.

I am in complete agreement with Another Dilbert.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Jan 27, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?
Replies: 183
Views: 4839

Re: A lot of worlds over 1g gravity. How do 1G thrust ships take off?

They don't have to have wings - a streamlined lifting body with TL9+ computer controlled control surfaces will suffice.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Jan 27, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?
Replies: 15
Views: 611

Re: If skill wafers and expert programs work, what's the value of low-ranked int/edu skills?

There are different tiers of wafer. The basic level has only one skill, the next has several complementary skills and the upper end has the complete skills, memories and personality of the donor. At high TLs you don't even need a wafer jack implant, there are wearable interfaces. The downside: 1 - y...