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by iainjcoleman
Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Huge error in ship combat Manoeuvre Phase
Replies: 56
Views: 4706

Re: Huge error in ship combat Manoeuvre Phase

I have over 20 publications in astrophysics and space science. I once spent a year of my life doing tedious calculations of the relative positions of various spacecraft in the solar system in order to trace the flow of the solar wind. I really could not give a toss about "realistic" space combat in ...
by iainjcoleman
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fictional Characters As Traveller Characters Guessing Game
Replies: 57
Views: 6388

Re: Fictional Characters As Traveller Characters Guessing Ga

AdrianH wrote:Blake and Avon?
You win the prize!

Which is to be shot down like a dog by Federation troopers in a dingy basement. Sorry.
by iainjcoleman
Sat Jul 20, 2013 8:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fictional Characters As Traveller Characters Guessing Game
Replies: 57
Views: 6388

Re: Fictional Characters As Traveller Characters Guessing Ga

Hopeless wrote:Ronan and McKay from Stargate Atlantis?

Unlikely...
I'm afraid not.
by iainjcoleman
Sat Jul 20, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fictional Characters As Traveller Characters Guessing Game
Replies: 57
Views: 6388

Re: Fictional Characters As Traveller Characters Guessing Ga

A double act for you: Age 36 Guerrilla (Terrorist) 2 terms Citizen (Corporate) 1 term Guerrilla (Terrorist) 1 term Str 8 Dex 8 End 9 Int 12 Edu 10 Soc 10 Advocate 3 Deception 2 Gun Combat (Energy Pistol) 1 Leadership 3 Melee (Unarmed) 1 Pilot (Spacecraft) 1 Recon 1 Stealth 1 Tactics (Naval) 1 Vacc S...
by iainjcoleman
Mon Apr 15, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Keeping track of initiative
Replies: 12
Views: 2544

Re: Keeping track of initiative

I played a Traveller game at a convention. The game was run by a referee from Avenger Enterprises, and Gar Hanrahan himself was one of the players. No one gave a toss about keeping track of intiative. The initiative tracking scheme is one of those things that seems like a good idea on paper, but doe...
by iainjcoleman
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 338
Views: 168867

Re: Traveller Player Locator

Australia Australia - NSW - Sydney - SamSpacer Australia - NSW - Sydney - krontekag Australia - SA - Adelaide - Imeanunoharm Australia - VIC - Melbourne - Melbourne Accords Belgium Belgium - Brussels - Trojan Points (http://trojanpoints.blogspot.com/) Canada Canada - Alberta - Medicine Hat - Jacqual...
by iainjcoleman
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gun Sheet
Replies: 3
Views: 814

Re: Gun Sheet

Pretty cool.

I would include a section for accessories (e.g. electronic sights), with their associated DMs.
by iainjcoleman
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative science cascade skills
Replies: 17
Views: 2263

Re: Alternative science cascade skills

Aside from the issue of a few duplicates in different categories, I largely concur with all of this. I reckon being relaxed about duplication is the key to getting a sensible-looking set of cascade skills. There's a lot of overlap between Social Science and humanities, but that's quite deliberate. ...
by iainjcoleman
Sun Nov 18, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative science cascade skills
Replies: 17
Views: 2263

Re: Alternative science cascade skills

Planetary Science Planetology Paleontology: The study of the history of living creatures as preserved in the fossil record. Climatology: The study of the dynamic processes that determine planetary climates, including terraforming. How does this skill come into role-play? As much as any science skil...
by iainjcoleman
Sun Nov 18, 2012 2:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative science cascade skills
Replies: 17
Views: 2263

Alternative science cascade skills

I've never been terribly satisfied with the cascade skills in science as presented in the Mongoose Traveller main rulebook. In fairness, coming up with a categorisation of the sciences that is (a) realistic (b) consistent with the established skill system (c) simple is very hard. I've tried to creat...
by iainjcoleman
Sun Nov 18, 2012 1:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Damage and stats
Replies: 17
Views: 1319

Re: Damage and stats

Old Timer's example is a good illustration of how Traveller combat goes. It's fast and deadly. Getting shot at is something you really, really want to avoid. It's much like real life in that respect. The only comment I would make on the example above is that it's a bit unusual, in my experience, in ...
by iainjcoleman
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 338
Views: 168867

Canada - Medicine Hat, Alberta - Jacqual UK UK - England - Preston, Lancashire - Locarno24 UK - England - Preston, Lancashire - Barnest 2 UK - England - Egremont, Cumbria - BFalcon UK - England - Wigan, Lancashire - Middenface UK - England - Oxford, Oxfordshire - Old timer UK - England - York, Yorks...
by iainjcoleman
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does the CSC make Gauss Rifles over powered?
Replies: 62
Views: 5289

I don't think there's a problem. The laser rifle is TL 11, while the gauss rifle is TL 12. It seems reasonable for the higher TL weapon to outclass the lower TL weapon. For military purposes (i.e. against armoured troops in an environment that may include smoke, anti-laser aerosols and the like), I ...
by iainjcoleman
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Entertainment on board
Replies: 20
Views: 2094

Porn.
by iainjcoleman
Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Damage From Nukes Detonated Within A Ship
Replies: 28
Views: 3380

Chernobyl wrote: so what scenario would there be a nuke detonating aboard a ship?
"Did you pack your luggage yourself? Does it contain any sharp objects, liquids or nuclear explosives?"
by iainjcoleman
Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Damage From Nukes Detonated Within A Ship
Replies: 28
Views: 3380

The blast, thermal and radiation effects of a nuclear weapon depend on a lot of factors, but you can get a good idea of the orders of magnitude here: Effects of Nuclear Explosions From the table, a very small 1kt nuke would completely destroy all structures within a diameter of about 400m, with the ...
by iainjcoleman
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jump 5+ Ships - Am I Missing Something?
Replies: 20
Views: 2220

It can be done, but it's tricky. You have to choose your tonnage carefully so that you can manage your drives and fuel and still have some space left over for details like the bridge and some accommodation. After some trial and error, I did manage to get an acceptable J-6, 6G design at 1200 dtons. T...
by iainjcoleman
Sat Feb 05, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Supplement 12: Dynasty
Replies: 23
Views: 3729

Golly, that sounds interesting.
by iainjcoleman
Tue Jan 11, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Confirmation on drawing deckplans/illustrations
Replies: 42
Views: 4961

Feet is an American measurement. Here in the UK, and for that matter all of Europe to my knowledge, we have been decimal for quite a while. Interesting. When I worked in the UK just a few short years ago everyone I knew referred to people height in feet and distance they were driving in miles... In...
by iainjcoleman
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: FGMP/PGMP Now heavy weapons according to CSC?
Replies: 15
Views: 1993

One option would be to use Flyer (Wing) skill for controlling a non-gravitic spacecraft in an atmosphere.