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by SSWarlock
Wed Sep 04, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: Open Spacecraft Flown With Vacc Suit?

Two issues with this..1) solar flares, and 2) micro-meteoroid impacts. Both can easily be dealt with by high tech-based early warning systems and knowledge of the local star system.
by SSWarlock
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hazards of frontier refuelling
Replies: 38
Views: 1634

Re: Hazards of frontier refuelling

Ships taking part in gas giant skimming will also need to take into account the radiation in said gas giant's magnetic field. However, this isn't that difficult to do, as an article on the Popular Science website discusses (see following link). www.popsci.com/how-juno-spacecraft-will-survive-jupiter...
by SSWarlock
Tue Jul 23, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: Advise to give a friend. Please
Replies: 10
Views: 1025

Re: Advise to give a friend. Please

Once the weapon's capabilities are noted by the wielder's enemies, they'll figure out someway of getting past them. Taking at look at the weapon's individual effects, how about an ambush of about 30 goblinoids wielding heavy crossbows and backed up by 6-10 evil spellcasters? Flight: negated by cross...
by SSWarlock
Fri Apr 19, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Point Defence Battery Limitations
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

Old School wrote:
Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:50 pm
In that case, welcome back! You might be mixing point defense with distributed arrays in your memory. that's the only component with a minimum ship size that comes to mind.
Thank you! And regarding my mixing in arrays, quite likely.
by SSWarlock
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Point Defence Battery Limitations
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

There isn't any ship size limit for Point Defence Batteries. Most stuff doesn't have any hull size limit, if you can fit it on the existing hull go ahead. Distributed Arrays which require a lot of surface area on the hull are limited to ships of 5,000 or more tons. Thank you for your connfirmation....
by SSWarlock
Thu Apr 18, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Point Defence Battery Limitations
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Re: Point Defence Battery Limitations

baithammer wrote:
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:47 pm
Never seen such a limitation on Point Defense Battery, just that it requires a hard point.
Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure if the limitation was part of some past errata. Sounds like I just didn't remember correctly. Good!
by SSWarlock
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Point Defence Battery Limitations
Replies: 6
Views: 1230

Point Defence Battery Limitations

Are Point Defence Batteries limited to 3000+ ton ships only?

I seem to recall such a limitation but looking at HG 2e on page 33 (pg 34 in my copy of the pdf file), I don't see it. Is this limitation stated somewhere else or am I just misremembering?
by SSWarlock
Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship repairs - do many hands make light work?
Replies: 12
Views: 1694

Re: Ship repairs - do many hands make light work?

To gain a benefit from extra hands the helpers would have to be qualified to do the job. If that is the case then at minimum the person rolling the skill check would receive a Boon. If a Traveller has help, such as good tools, competent aids or other beneficial circumstances, he receives a Boon. CR...
by SSWarlock
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Freelance Traveller] November/December 2018 CANCELLED
Replies: 18
Views: 3213

Re: [Freelance Traveller] November/December 2018 CANCELLED

phavoc wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:29 pm
Jeff,

No apologies needed. You made all the right decisions. The magazine will persevere and come out next when you are able to do so.

Work on your family first. It's far more important.

Take care.
Amen to this.

I am so very, very sorry for your and your family's incredible loss.
by SSWarlock
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Imperial Marshal Service?
Replies: 8
Views: 2062

Re: Imperial Marshal Service?

Have you looked into Mongoose's "Agents" supplement for 1e? It does go into some detail of Imperial-level agents with law enforcement capabilities.
by SSWarlock
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 6064

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

NOLATrav wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:37 am
I don’t have the book but doesn’t the Theeve Cluster supplement discuss black market weapons/upgrades/exotic toys?

If not that would be a cool Referee’s Briefing.
Mongoose's "Agent" and "Scoundrel" supplements for Traveller do.
by SSWarlock
Mon Aug 27, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 6064

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Almost makes you wonder there wouldn't be very harsh penalties for civilian craft to be sporting PAs considering how nasty they are. I'm sure they have a unique signature that screams "Shoot me'. Oh, I'll bet. And the moment an Imp Navy ship spots that signature coming off of a civvy, all bets are ...
by SSWarlock
Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 6064

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

Excellent post, steve98052! Logical enough for me to amend my campaign and remove harmful residual radiation from particle weapon effects.
by SSWarlock
Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 6064

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

And don't forget that radiation is the gift that keeps on giving. Not much point in boarding a ship that's heavily irradiated by multiple PA hits. That radiation doesn't just go away instantly. It keeps spreading its effects to anyone who get close enough to its radiating source.
by SSWarlock
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: How to run a siege ?
Replies: 6
Views: 6831

Re: How to run a siege ?

Don't forget treachery by someone inside and even honest negotiation for those players who prefer a more intellectual rather than violent way of ending things. Believe it or not, despite all the military tactics available, the most successful sieges were those that ended with talking. Starvation was...
by SSWarlock
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics vs. aliens
Replies: 5
Views: 2574

Re: Psionics vs. aliens

For psionic use between two species that has similar sensory organs, simplistic imagery would seem to work best. But the sensory experiences of both need to be extremely similar, like those of the various humanity species and Vargr. Trying to communicate imagery psionically between something like a ...
by SSWarlock
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 4174

Re: Lab Ship

Naval Customs Officer: Captain, can you explain why we found a laser weapons system that fills up a 100-ton bay on your ship during our inspection? Lab Ship Captain: We're a lab ship. It's a communications laser we're researching. Naval Customs Officer: Captain, that laser will reach across an entir...
by SSWarlock
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Darkside of A.I.s
Replies: 5
Views: 2825

Re: The Darkside of A.I.s

Look up Traveller Adventure #1: The Kinunir for details on what happened when the Imperium tried to install an A.I. in one of its warships.

And let's not forget the entire Virus thing that segued MegaTraveller into Traveller: The New Era.
by SSWarlock
Mon Jun 04, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion
Replies: 23
Views: 4620

Re: [Traveller 2e] Psionics and range band confusion

And my PDFs have now been updated with this errata. Good catch indeed.
by SSWarlock
Sun May 27, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alan Bean, one of the original Travellers
Replies: 6
Views: 1097

Alan Bean, one of the original Travellers

Astronaut Alan Bean has died at 86 years of age. Lunar Module pilot for Apollo 12, he was one of the boyhood inspirations that got me into Traveller.

"To Absent Friends"