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by Sigtrygg
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Advise on what to do
Replies: 5
Views: 206

Re: Advise on what to do

I would seriously suggest you forget about all of this additional table nonsense or switch to point buy character generation. Try playing the game as the crew of a run down free trader struggling to make ends meet... get rewards in game through what your characters achieve rather than a random roll ...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Oct 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Suggestions on how to continue
Replies: 6
Views: 240

Re: Suggestions on how to continue

Get them all to roll up new characters. Use by the book generation with no additional tables, one off rolls or any of that other stuff.
by Sigtrygg
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Marshal Service?
Replies: 8
Views: 358

Re: Imperial Marshal Service?

Or is there some aspect of the Third Imperium that I have overlooked in my ignorance? Yes you have overlooked that the Third Imperium is not the USA in space. I'm sure there would be planetary marshal services. On some worlds they may have a marshal service, but on most worlds they will not. Just l...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can You Buy Imperial Citizenship?
Replies: 6
Views: 251

Re: Can You Buy Imperial Citizenship?

The more I read the Warrant of Restoration the more I worry that it wasn't properly scrutinised before inclusion in T4 - remember most of T4 is written by third party authors not MWM. Several of the terms of the Warrant of Restoration clash with the canonical setting info from CT, and with details o...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 30, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby
Replies: 21
Views: 720

Re: Traveller as a Spaceship Modeling Hobby

Honest question: how much do any of us actually USE the deckplans of all the ships we create and share? In my experience, my own attention to the arrangement of rooms vastly outweighs the amount of game time where any of it matters. (Even in occasional boarding situations, if all the bad guys are i...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2505
Views: 170001

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

My preferred model is the cloud. Two fleets close to just outside weapon range and launch fighters, drones and missiles, with the odd heavily armoured and PD equipped escort class. This cloud of fun moves to engage, meanwhile the enemy has done the same. The two clouds duke it out - any ordnance tha...
by Sigtrygg
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T5 Errata found?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: T5 Errata found?

Yes
by Sigtrygg
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T5 Errata found?
Replies: 11
Views: 345

Re: T5 Errata found?

Because T5 is the definitive vision of the 3I and the OTU and everything MgT does is under licence to MWM the owner of Traveller.
by Sigtrygg
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2505
Views: 170001

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

And they repeatedly say in the video that it is complete bollocks to think you can actually dogfight in space. It is cinematic science fantasy.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hostage on Arunisiir
Replies: 5
Views: 395

Re: Hostage on Arunisiir

Thoughts and ideas that spring to mind. How rich and heir to what? Will the family pay the ransom, try to negotiate a lower price (watch the TV series Trust about the kidnapping of John Paul GettyIII). Paying a ransom will encourage more kidnappings. Trying to rescue a kidnap victim against competen...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Suggest a suitable end for her
Replies: 7
Views: 679

Re: Suggest a suitable end for her

She is worth more dead than alive according to your bounty figure. So she invest in manufacturing a clone, while having herself surgically altered to avoid detection as her original self. She then arranges to have the clone replace her for a while and be assassinated by her surgically altered self, ...
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2505
Views: 170001

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Doesn't have any bearing on how combat in space works:
no atmosphere - so no control surface maneuvering, all you have is thrust and Sir Isaac
line of sight to several light seconds with nothing to hide you
computer controlled weapon systems with reaction times way above what a human pilot can achieve
by Sigtrygg
Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shipping in the OTU is cheap!
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: Shipping in the OTU is cheap!

I will try again and then give up. The free trader is paid 1000Cr per ton of cargo. That cargo could be 100tons of uranium that nets the seller several billion credits (I exaggerate) - the ship is cheap compared with the profit made by trade. You do not ship 100t of rubber ducks from Boskone3 to Dey...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shipping in the OTU is cheap!
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: Shipping in the OTU is cheap!

How much does it cost to put 100t of cargo into orbit at today's prices? How much are the rockets needed to do it? The Falcon heavy may get the price down to $2200 per kg, that is $220,000,000 to shift that 100 tons - and only into LEO. Assuming 1Cr to 1$ you could buy four MgT2e free traders outrig...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shipping in the OTU is cheap!
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: Shipping in the OTU is cheap!

Ships in Traveller are cheap, fusion power is cheap, so of course shipping is cheap. If it was expensive you wouldn't do it, it would be more economical to exploit all the resources in your own system using fusion powered grav drive ships than jump to another world to trade with them, which would ma...
by Sigtrygg
Mon Sep 17, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ships with 7G and higher acceleration
Replies: 23
Views: 1077

Re: Ships with 7G and higher acceleration

Both T5 and MgT HG2e have raised the maximum limit for maneuver drives. T5 is the go to canon for the OTU these days so it is odd that legacy designs are not rebuilt to the new technology paradigm as was done for MegaTraveller, TNE, GT...
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 16, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aslan, Samurai and other allegories
Replies: 8
Views: 623

Re: Aslan, Samurai and other allegories

In the original Aslan article in JTAS the final few paragraphs had role playing Aslan tips and it said the closest human culture to take inspiration from are the Samurai.
by Sigtrygg
Sat Sep 15, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What are good forums to discuss *Classic* Traveller?
Replies: 5
Views: 423

Re: What are good forums to discuss *Classic* Traveller?

You will get a reply from CotI - it just may take a day or two since it is done manually by Aramis.

In the meantime if you have any CT questions just ask them here, there are some really helpful and knowledgable folks on these boards :)
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 09, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who are the aliens in DA01 ‘Shadows’?
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Who are the aliens in DA01 ‘Shadows’?

There are mysterious aliens in RSG too - humanoid psionic aliens that have been kidnapped, imprisoned and experimented upon. I don't think they have ever been identified either.
by Sigtrygg
Sun Sep 09, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who are the aliens in DA01 ‘Shadows’?
Replies: 9
Views: 664

Re: Who are the aliens in DA01 ‘Shadows’?

The Shadows alien builders are not the Droyne. They are/were a race that have died out or gone away long before the Vilani began exploring the stars. The presence of the coyns is a mystery: the shadows aliens built this base to study the Ancients the coyns were left by accident by earlier explorers ...