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by tzunder
Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psion Groups
Replies: 3
Views: 633

Re: Psion Groups

In MTU the establishment (s) of the 3I deploy and persecute psionics with the casual disregard of the techno feudal capitalist elites they are..

So anything can go behind the official facades
by tzunder
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Low Berth vs Fast Drug
Replies: 116
Views: 8757

Re: Low Berth vs Fast Drug

Low berth death rates are simply silly.
They wouldn't exist, be allowed or use except in the most dire emergency.
So change the game rule and reduce the statistical chance of death.

Don't model the Universe on a silly dice rule..
by tzunder
Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Transponders and 'Pirates of Drinax'
Replies: 5
Views: 787

Re: Transponders and 'Pirates of Drinax'

The Reach is non Imperial space and indeed in many places no persons space at all. Maybe in the Glorious Empire a ship must have a transponder or get shot at, and ditto in the small part of the 3I, or the Hierate. But the rest really has no coherent supra planetary authority, so i suspect that all s...
by tzunder
Tue Dec 09, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Matriarchies
Replies: 114
Views: 8612

Re: Matriarchies

Oh don't say we are patriarchal by nature and is it as a justification for the same in an SF game.

SF means speculative fiction as well as science fiction and has a very long tradition of different human societies.

But I don't want to start a disagreement, just looking for examples.
by tzunder
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 6105

Re: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought

Thanks for all that. I like the speculative ideas, both of the Wave as social unrest but also as apocalyptic telepathic event. We also are reminded that the Ancients, almost certainly, were not the only pan galactic polity to have been around, indeed we know from Secrets of the Ancients that they fo...
by tzunder
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Matriarchies
Replies: 114
Views: 8612

Re: Matriarchies

ShawnDriscoll wrote:OTU means published game setting.
Actually it means Official Traveller Universe, so not all Mongoose Traveller publications are OTU..

but you knew that didn't you Shawn? :wink:
by tzunder
Wed Dec 03, 2014 2:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Matriarchies
Replies: 114
Views: 8612

Re: Matriarchies

I agree that any society could be matriarchal, the game system doesn't militate against it. However.. Aslan society is patriarchal, women may run everything but males are clearly in charge and set policy and aims as well as fighting. Zhodani society might be gender neutral, but it's clearly not matr...
by tzunder
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Matriarchies
Replies: 114
Views: 8612

Matriarchies

Just finishing off Traveller Sword Worlds and the very patriarchal tone made me pause. Does the OTU have any matriarchal societies at all? I really can't think of any that aren't fundamentally patriarchal or non gender based (Hiver come to mind). Given the broad range of societies in SF, this seems ...
by tzunder
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Wishlists for 2015
Replies: 82
Views: 10171

Re: Traveller Wishlists for 2015

Traveller: Dimension Doors, capturing the idea of stargates, sliding into parallel streams, wormholes, etc. There's plenty of sources and a wide variety of toolbox components to build campaigns around doors and gates, it'd be quite easy to build it into variant OTU or a new setting. Droyne Hivers Vi...
by tzunder
Wed Dec 03, 2014 11:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Book Droyne & Minor Alien Books
Replies: 16
Views: 2124

Re: Alien Book Droyne & Minor Alien Books

I love the Darrians and the Sword Worlders are good, even though Sword Worlders are mainline Humaniti. The Luriani are quite useable outside of the Ley Sector, it's quite reasonable for any alien group in Charted Space to have had a colony ship head off a long way to set up a new society, so a Luria...
by tzunder
Fri Oct 03, 2014 2:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Soviet Vehicles of WWII - Now on Drivethru
Replies: 26
Views: 2845

Re: Soviet Vehicles of WWII - Now on Drivethru

Traveller would make a great WW2 rpg engine!
by tzunder
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Other Miniatures Games
Topic: Selling B5 or Starship Troopers?
Replies: 30
Views: 28573

Re: Selling B5 or Starship Troopers?

Are the B5 28mm miniatures valuable? I have Narns and Minbari boxes in shrink wrap still and I was going to get them painted, but having seen the prices on ebay I think I may sell them instead.
by tzunder
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Book 10: Cosmopolite - Now on Drivethru
Replies: 48
Views: 7361

Re: Book 10: Cosmopolite - Now on Drivethru

Oh good. It will be in print next year I assume and I'll get the dead tree version then.
by tzunder
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trojan Reach: Hierate/Imperium Trade Route ... why not Exe?
Replies: 35
Views: 4519

Re: Trojan Reach: Hierate/Imperium Trade Route ... why not E

So can a broken neck. It can also create a lot of needless work for the GM. :roll: Then don't play in the 3I. Create each system in your setting by hand or rewrite the system gen to avoid the bits that bug you. Or use the GURPS Space system and then write the UPP in Traveller. I like the dissonance...
by tzunder
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Secrets of the Ancients] Additional reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: [Secrets of the Ancients] Additional reading?

Read the whole thing if you can. You may want to read up a little on the Droyne and the Ancients, but you might also want to be ready to drop or adapt bits as you go. I ran about 85% of it, but YMMV. On the other hand, you may find that it's pretty epic and as a gentle way in you might be better wit...
by tzunder
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Secrets of the Ancients] Additional reading?
Replies: 6
Views: 1267

Re: [Secrets of the Ancients] Additional reading?

Having run it the Spinward Marches book would help but isn't essential. Nothing else is needed.

I used the traveller map every single time I prepped and ran it..

http://travellermap.com/
by tzunder
Thu Aug 14, 2014 11:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trojan Reach: Hierate/Imperium Trade Route ... why not Exe?
Replies: 35
Views: 4519

Re: Trojan Reach: Hierate/Imperium Trade Route ... why not E

Traveller has always been a game where the map was generated and then it has been explained after the event. It creates creative dissonance. I would suggest that the starport was either there when the system had a much higher population (population collapse is very appropriate for Trojan Reaches), a...