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by Lysander
Sat Jun 18, 2016 10:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 51141

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

There's a reason I seldom read anything Traveller related because of some of the types sci-fi RPGs tend to attract. Unfortunately a very prudent approach. I used to visit this forum for seven years and almost 6,000 posts, but in the end I just got fed up with the style of too many of the posts, and...
by Lysander
Sat Jun 18, 2016 8:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 51141

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Strikes me that I've yet to call someone else a "Troll" on multiple occasions whom I might disagree with...as have you. Someone who only makes short, snippy, snarky, unconstructive comments at every opportunity and phrases everything as a demand is what I'd call a troll (and he has a reputation as ...
by Lysander
Fri Jun 17, 2016 12:43 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 51141

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

There's a reason I seldom read anything Traveller related because of some of the types sci-fi RPGs tend to attract. Says the guy throwing insults at someone who wishes that Traveller was more flexible and had more options. Strikes me that I've yet to call someone else a "Troll" on multiple occasion...
by Lysander
Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Suggestion: Bryan Gibson Art
Replies: 15
Views: 2384

Re: Suggestion: Bryan Gibson Art

Very saddened to hear of his passing In 2014. He roomed with a friend of mine and myself at GenCon some years back - back in the Milwaukee days. He actually went out during the convention and had "CAT Fusion Power" baseball caps made for us right out of T2300. I most always put it on whenever I run ...
by Lysander
Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 51141

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

There's a reason I seldom read anything Traveller related because of some of the types sci-fi RPGs tend to attract. At its core (at least in the case of the most querulous here) Traveller "fails" because the computers are just too d@mn big and somebody seems to feel the need to be able to develop te...
by Lysander
Sat Apr 16, 2016 4:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Alien Races
Replies: 6
Views: 1531

Re: 2300AD: Alien Races

Jame Rowe wrote:Can anyone tell me if the tree aliens from the GDW edition (I'm sorry, but I forget the name) is or will be in the MGP version?
"Klaxun" is their name as I recall.
by Lysander
Thu Jan 21, 2016 5:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Expanse
Replies: 7
Views: 1414

Re: The Expanse

ShawnDriscoll wrote:It's the best show of its kind that I've seen in a decade.
Agreed.

They have done an excellent job transferring the first book to the small screen so far.
by Lysander
Tue Jan 13, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Liberty - Now on Drivethru!
Replies: 3
Views: 1003

Re: 2300AD: Liberty - Now on Drivethru!

I will be picking this up. I think it is the first stand alone product I can recall that takes place outside the French Arm.

One interesting note having looked at the map of Liberty - the founders of Liberty must have originally been from Indianapolis, IN.
by Lysander
Thu May 10, 2012 10:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [2300 AD] North America
Replies: 55
Views: 8811

Re: [2300 AD] North America

Anyway who says the arms are dead ends. Space is chock full of stuff. It only takes a 0.1G field to discharge a stutter warp if I remember correctly which means all it takes is a rogue world or big enough brown dwarf to be found in the right place and people can be jumping over the void and suddenl...
by Lysander
Thu May 10, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [2300 AD] North America
Replies: 55
Views: 8811

Re: [2300 AD] North America

In my 2300 universe, I don't quibble too much about the current alignments in North America -its old news and too stifling. Living on Earth would be like a cyberpunk version of going through the TSA line of an airport every second of the day. I'll pass. I am more interested in the colonies - that's ...
by Lysander
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD is Back!
Replies: 96
Views: 22364

Re: 2300AD is Back!

As far as the decline of nationalism, it's addressed in the new book (and was addressed in 2320). Even in the original setting the big foundations & corporations had just as much (if not more influence) on some of the colony worlds. In all versions I always got the distinct impression that the only...
by Lysander
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Modular ships in 2300 - more flexibility possible?
Replies: 7
Views: 1276

Re: Modular ships in 2300 - more flexibility possible?

The Bughunters game for Amazing Engines does something like this. Written back in 1993 by Lester Smith, one of the old GDW guys who also worked on 2300AD; it is heavily influenced by Aliens and 2300AD. The star drive is very similar but without the 7.7 LY threshold. Instead normal humans must enter...
by Lysander
Wed Feb 29, 2012 4:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Loss of an Old School Traveller...
Replies: 15
Views: 2638

Re: Loss of an Old School Traveller...

My condolences. Sounds like he was a wonderful father.
by Lysander
Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax
Replies: 317
Views: 77307

Re: Free Epic Campaign - The Pirates of Drinax

This looks to be a great campaign. Any news as to the release of the next episode?
by Lysander
Fri Feb 24, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Core Book Preview
Replies: 102
Views: 14789

Re: 2300AD Core Book Preview

Inside art varied greatly. I like some of it, whilst much of it is not really great. However, I don't recall ever having been confused by its rendering of Käfers. I struggled with their "heads" and what they really looked like. The sourcebook cover threw me off a bit. They certainly did not feel "b...
by Lysander
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Core Book Preview
Replies: 102
Views: 14789

Re: 2300AD Core Book Preview

Frankly, I never had an exact vision of the "Kaefers" because even the pictures and sketches in the various sourcebooks back in the old days always seemed a bit variable. The Kafer Sourcebook cover didn't really help me wrap my head around what they actually looked like (in fact, it confused me a bi...
by Lysander
Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Coffee Maker
Replies: 37
Views: 6787

Re: The Coffee Maker

Darzoni wrote:But does the Imperium use Motie coffee pots? :D
This is why I love Traveller and we old-timers that play it.

By the way, develop a Traveller Codominium/Empire (Niven/Pournelle) sourcebook and a Space Viking (Piper) sourcebook and I will die a happy man.

PS....I like the newbies too.
by Lysander
Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Core Book Preview
Replies: 102
Views: 14789

Re: 2300AD Core Book Preview

Admittedly a bit of an aside, but I have always considered 2300 to have a similar feel to the universe of "Alien". With that, I am really looking forward to the upcoming release of "Prometheus" and am hopeful that the timing of its release will inspire some local gamers to want to play in the 2300 s...
by Lysander
Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Core Book Preview
Replies: 102
Views: 14789

Re: 2300AD Core Book Preview

Well, the current plan is: French Arm Adventures Tools For Frontier Living French Arm Sourcebook Chinese Arm Adventures Aconit Run (Adventure/sourcebook) Chinese Arm Sourcebook American Arm Adventures Flight of the Bayern (Adventure/sourcebook) American Arm Sourcebook Core Adventures Core Sourceboo...
by Lysander
Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Update
Replies: 76
Views: 13175

Re: 2300AD Update

Snippets, hear hear! 2300AD is not necessarily traveller. Some talented person could maybe render a true 3D map of stars in digital-only fomat for use on laptops, smartphones or Ipads? There are many extremely nice such atlases based on "true" data already, and I suppose with the limited "false" da...