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by Tathlum
Sun Nov 13, 2016 4:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Samurai Beetle Suits [TL12 battledress]
Replies: 2
Views: 1051

Samurai Beetle Suits [TL12 battledress]

So I was half considering using MGT2 to run a Traveller game set in the New Era timeline. Mos of the equipment translates over easily. The Body Sleeve is cloth armour with a medi-kit. Stuff like that. Battledress shows up a bit earlier in TNE than most Traveller. TL12 is sufficient to build decent b...
by Tathlum
Thu Nov 03, 2016 12:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?

For a first impression, it seems pretty solid. I have games that do bits better, but they also do some things worse. I love MegaTraveller's task rolls and personal combat, but starship combat is an ungodly mess. Traveller 4's starship combat is much neater, but the basic task system is a mess. Space...
by Tathlum
Wed Nov 02, 2016 6:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?

WooooHooooo!!!!!

It's arrived.
Initial impression is very positive. Big hefty good looking book. A quick flick through and I like the art and presentation. The equipment that looks like adverts are a nice touch.

Can't wait till the kids are in bed and I can take a proper look :)
by Tathlum
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Magrethera
Replies: 19
Views: 2818

Re: Magrethera

My compliments to the guy who built Norway. The fjords are really well done. He deserves some sort of award.
by Tathlum
Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:27 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?

Well there we go, that's encouraging. I've also used non Traveller systems to run Traveller; Star Wars Saga edition and Spacemaster Privateers. And like I said, there are bits of each Traveller edition I'm not happy with. Now that I have kids I have less time to be fiddling with things, as enjoyable...
by Tathlum
Thu Oct 27, 2016 5:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?

First off. Grr! I got in late from a work shift and forgot to put my bid on that E-bay listing! It was a good deal. I must say I'm really liking the new version of the rules. First off the book is so much easier to navigate and use. The production is good and user friendly. I feel there has been a ...
by Tathlum
Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?

Thanks for the details. I'm a little lost by the comparisons to 1st though, I didn't pick that up. Were the changes to 2e well received? It seems to be more of a refinement than a big shake up. So, good things; Big plans, plenty of long term support planned and products with more polish. I'm good wi...
by Tathlum
Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

Re: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?

I guess was hoping for some more hype. Is it just that the second edition is similar enough to first, that there isn't any drastic changes to go nuts about? From pictures on line the presentation looks much better, which I support. And I saw a comment by Matt saying that the focus has changed to rel...
by Tathlum
Wed Oct 26, 2016 4:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?
Replies: 17
Views: 2563

[Sell Me] What will I enjoy about MGT2e?

I didn't get the first edition, but I have just impulse bought the 2nd on ebay (and the Ref Screen). I have the following previous editions:- Classic (starter anyway) MegaTraveller - lots Traveller New Era - lots Traveller 4 - lots Traveller t20 - some Gurps Traveller (core and starships) I don't th...
by Tathlum
Tue Sep 08, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Library Data
Replies: 93
Views: 10390

D&DI absolutely rocks. The character and monster builders are so easy to use and so darn usefull that I think it absolutely is the way to go. The compendium is a very usefull tool with all the info in the game quickly available. It is so darned good that although I originally thought online subscrip...
by Tathlum
Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Kafers in MGT
Replies: 172
Views: 20438

This discussion doesn't have to fly off to extremes. It isn't PC fanatics versus Racist apologists or whatever. It is not a crusade or an iconic statement to pick one. When I first encountered 2300AD I passed on it. I didn't have a nerdrage fit, get into a discussion on racism or even think about it...
by Tathlum
Thu Aug 27, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Kafers in MGT
Replies: 172
Views: 20438

I use them to replace Ithiklur as a more interesting alternative. The first time I heard of Kafers my mind did make the negative link with the word Kaffir and put me off reading more. Not an impassioned boycot or anything, but I did put the game back on the shelf and moved on. Maybe just calling the...
by Tathlum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: whats happening with Conan on Mongoose?
Replies: 26
Views: 4447

Hmm, methinks this guy knows something... Nope, I just try to avoid absolute statements or thinking online. X absolutely sucks, Y will never happen, that kind of thing. I don't always succeed of course..... But I hereby absolutely swear I am not looking at a Runequest Conan playtest. Or something.
by Tathlum
Thu Jul 23, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: whats happening with Conan on Mongoose?
Replies: 26
Views: 4447

I dont think there is much battle there. Matt has told us there will not be a system change. So that is a dead issue. Things change though. Mongoose have said other stuff that later turned out to no longer be true. I was fully expecting the anouncement that Starship Troopers was being cancelled to ...
by Tathlum
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Module 2: Vargr
Replies: 20
Views: 2968

Hmm, it's missing a certain something. Does it come with antlers?
by Tathlum
Tue Jun 23, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [Dragon Warriors]Any common/popular shield houserules?
Replies: 11
Views: 2388

Thanks Bulya.
Do you have a favourite?
by Tathlum
Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:51 am
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [Dragon Warriors]Any common/popular shield houserules?
Replies: 11
Views: 2388

[Dragon Warriors]Any common/popular shield houserules?

Shields kinda suck, and use up an extra roll for very rare benefit. Especially compared to the usefulness in real life. But ignoring realism in RPG's, there doesn't seem like much in game incentive to give up the higher armour piercing and damage of a two hander. Do others feel this way? If so, are ...
by Tathlum
Thu May 28, 2009 12:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Yaskoydray LIED !
Replies: 58
Views: 8213

Put them a million years back and there wouldn't be much evidence of ANYTHING. No buildings etc are going to last a million years without upkeep. Relics and artifacts could have been destroyed in the final war so that there wasn't much left to find. Then add a million years of rust and plant life a...
by Tathlum
Wed May 27, 2009 8:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Yaskoydray LIED !
Replies: 58
Views: 8213

For me it's been about 2 things 1) I can't seem to buy the idea of so many races becoming sentient and spaceborn is such a short time, so there has to be ancients of some sort 2) I don't like the canon story but want the answer to be hiding in plain sight. So grabbing a few threads; The ancients are...
by Tathlum
Wed May 13, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: French Military Success
Replies: 92
Views: 11611

Why "as an American"? Why not make up your own mind on people?