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by Annatar Giftbringer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 9:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Meson Gun Bays
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Meson Gun Bays

Well that’s probably a miniaturization issue, I’d guess. You see a similar thing with gauss weapons, where rifles are TL12 but pistols TL13, and the step from massive spinal mount to “small” bay scale might not be just the scale and destructiveness of the weapon but also the technology to build the ...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Tue Jan 12, 2021 5:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Meson Gun Bays
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: Meson Gun Bays

Generally, the stuff in the High Technology chapter is stuff that isn't canon for the T5 version of the Third Imperium setting. That's what I assumed -- which is why I had largely skipped it. I figured it would be masers, quantum torpedoes, disintegrator spinals, etc. Why are meson bays TL11, if me...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Transfer of cargo in space
Replies: 27
Views: 2326

Re: Transfer of cargo in space

Personally I assume that cargo hatches have extendable flexible tubes just like airlocks, so they can attach to matching hatches on other ships or stations for cargo transfer. If the two hatches aren’t compatible even with the tubes, I’ll just assume the flex tubes attaches to the hull around the sm...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri Nov 20, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skandersvik - Sword Worlds Campaign
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: Skandersvik - Sword Worlds Campaign

Just a thought, but a ship like the Skander with a powerful main computer, large number of weapons and few dedicated gunners would benefit massively from Advanced Fire Control (to help less well-trained part-time gunners hit their targets) and/or Virtual Gunner/Crew to help fire said weapons while t...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri Nov 20, 2020 7:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds fashion?
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Re: Sword Worlds fashion?

Not Mandalorian level, no, but in the artwork throughout Sword Worlds and Skandersvik, almost everyone wears what looks like some form of armour vest. Throwback to Vikings and chainmail shirt perhaps. Jack or cloth sounds reasonable, a little protection while still comfortable, with a dash of fashio...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds fashion?
Replies: 3
Views: 748

Sword Worlds fashion?

Greetings, Is casual armour-wearing as common among Sword Worlders as recent artwork suggests? If so, is it actual armour or regular clothing made to look like armour? If actual armour, what kind? Perhaps jack, it sounds like something in between clothes and armour. The lack of armour in the persona...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: List of Ships in traveller 2e
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: List of Ships in traveller 2e

Looks like you’re off to a great start! :D

One detail that might come in handy could perhaps be page references?

I can provide a list of Great Rift ships some day if that helps?
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: List of Ships in traveller 2e
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: List of Ships in traveller 2e

Ok, assume I do get around to write something down, what would be the preferred way to sort the list?

By product? Tonnage? Alphabetically? Type? Arbitrarily, based upon which book I happen to reach for?
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: List of Ships in traveller 2e
Replies: 12
Views: 1589

Re: List of Ships in traveller 2e

None that I know of. I have thought about creating one myself (several times actually) and also for equipment and vehicles, but each time something comes up or I just realize I’m too lazy :/

But I agree it would be a handy tool.
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon Nov 16, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!
Replies: 30
Views: 5798

Re: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!

A bit off-topic, but when I googled “K’Kree food” the first image suggested was “21 foods that starts with K” ...

A bit funny, if slightly macabre :D
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!
Replies: 30
Views: 5798

Re: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!

It’s a great book, that’s for sure! While the highlights obviously are the K’Kree and the amazing artwork throughout the book it sure is nice to get the other featured races “2nd ed-ified”. I was expecting the Aslan chapter to be a copy/paste from PoD, so all the brand new artwork was a pleasant sur...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skandersvik - Sword Worlds Campaign
Replies: 5
Views: 2928

Re: Skandersvik - Sword Worlds Campaign

I admit that I felt the tiniest sting of disappointment upon hearing that the Byrding class wouldn’t be the star of this campaign... It lasted almost one minute after downloading the book, until I found the Skander. It’s... perfect! I’m in love... Ship’s got a crew of courageous adventures, armament...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Sat Nov 07, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large troop transports?
Replies: 9
Views: 2333

Re: Large troop transports?

I’m thinking perhaps a Galoof mega-freighter? It has a HUGE cargo bay that should be relatively simple to convert into troop barracks and vehicle parking.

An Amara cruiser filled with marine ops and/or orbital assault pods can also support a decent number of troops.
by Annatar Giftbringer
Tue Oct 20, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rethinking Athletics Specialties
Replies: 14
Views: 5228

Re: Rethinking Athletics Specialties

While not mentioned in the rules A(Str) (or perhaps A(end)?) could perhaps be used in melee, e.g to further increase the number of attacks before fatigue sets in, or to offer a chance to negate the fatigue bane when it does kick in..? Or to add both your Str modifier and your A(str) to melee damage?...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rethinking Athletics Specialties
Replies: 14
Views: 5228

Re: Rethinking Athletics Specialties

An alternative is to have a single Athletics skill, without specializations, and use whatever stat is required. It won't become overpowered, since (DEX) takes 99% of the use cases. Hmm... good idea, I like it! Although I understand why it’s split into sub-skills today, as you say most of the time D...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Sat Oct 17, 2020 7:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS sensor rules
Replies: 47
Views: 12607

Re: JTAS sensor rules

I struggled with these very questions myself a lot, until the penne finally dropped (or I at least found a solution that works for me!) How can you get worse modifiers by using sensors a little compared to not using them at all? Sounded very weird and wrong to me, but there is an important distincti...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Previewing Traveller Material
Replies: 19
Views: 6081

Re: Previewing Traveller Material

Great!
by Annatar Giftbringer
Wed Oct 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revisiting the Fifth Frontier War narrative
Replies: 8
Views: 3271

Re: Revisiting the Fifth Frontier War narrative

Vargr should be good trading partners, as long as you don’t ask questions? I mean, a corsair’s gotta fence the loot somewhere, right?
by Annatar Giftbringer
Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Previewing Traveller Material
Replies: 19
Views: 6081

Re: Previewing Traveller Material

Email or the main homepage gets my vote! As a sidenote I just took a peek at the Facebook-previews and oh my! The artwork from Aliens vol 1 looks amazing and if I hadn’t already decided to but that book I’d surely be convinced now! While it seems 2020 is doing everything it can to go down as the wor...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Tue Oct 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revisiting the Fifth Frontier War narrative
Replies: 8
Views: 3271

Re: Revisiting the Fifth Frontier War narrative

2. The Zhodani may have done some elite capture and influenced the influencers. 5. Sword World merchants may have scouted Imperium defences and reported back that they were weak and ripe for picking. You might be onto something there, Condottiere, 2 and/or 5 sound very plausible. We do know the Zho...