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by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Wednesdays - Taken on the Run
Replies: 1
Views: 134

Re: Traveller Wednesdays - Taken on the Run

I got it this weekend, and I found it action-filled and exciting! The great wordsmith M J Dougherty has a way with words, able to to set the setting, scene and mood with just a few swipes across the keyboard and it’s easy to get caught up and follow the story. I’m guessing this is basically the stor...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri May 31, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose News - Sea of Thieves RPG
Replies: 3
Views: 238

Re: Mongoose News - Sea of Thieves RPG

Yay, Pirates!

“The new Avast system” means that this isn’t based on Traveller rules, right?
by Annatar Giftbringer
Wed May 29, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: External cargo mounts?
Replies: 23
Views: 701

Re: External cargo mounts?

I’m thinking there’s two ways to interpret that. It could mean that when a ship design uses the optional external cargo mount its tonnage needs to be recalculated, meaning that while the hull might be 100 dt the total ship always counts as 200 dt for the sake of, well basically everything. The benef...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Wed May 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: External cargo mounts?
Replies: 23
Views: 701

External cargo mounts?

Greetings, I have a question about external cargo mounts. Perhaps a silly one, and it’s possible I’m just being daft, but do external cargo mounts always affect total tonnage with regards to thrust and jump rating, or only when filled? Say we design a ship identical to a standard type S scout, but w...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Thu May 23, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tiny Crews
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: Tiny Crews

ChalkLine wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 2:14 pm
Annatar Giftbringer wrote:
Thu May 23, 2019 2:04 pm
The Traveller companion has a chapter on starship automation, with rules to reduce crew requirements up to 40%.
Is that a Mongoose publication?
Yup:
https://www.mongoosepublishing.com/trav ... anion.html
by Annatar Giftbringer
Thu May 23, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tiny Crews
Replies: 15
Views: 1336

Re: Tiny Crews

The Traveller companion has a chapter on starship automation, with rules to reduce crew requirements up to 40%.
by Annatar Giftbringer
Tue May 21, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!

That is wonderful news!

Fitting considering the upcoming frontier war too... ;)

And perhaps, somewhere down the line, additional in-depth books & deckplans for other ships..? :)

(Considering how amazing the Element box turned out, I’d gladly see more ^^)
by Annatar Giftbringer
Tue May 21, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!

That’s great to hear! While I haven’t had the opportunity to play any naval adventures yet, I do enjoy reading them and I like the different tone and arrangement compared to “normal adventures” - each being basically a multi-session campaign spanning over several months of game-time. Lots of freedom...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon May 20, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!

How many naval adventures do you guys have planned? :)
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri May 17, 2019 11:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!

In-depth look at uniforms and related stuff? Next year?! I’m waiting as fast as I can!! :)
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri May 17, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!

Ah, of course! Were you perchance inspired by the Orville when choosing uniform colors? They had purple admirals and blue command uniforms too. Looks like the IN has green engineers (or possibly tech) though (from Element)... That purple jacket looks less fancy or ornate than the blue uniforms in th...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri May 17, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!
Replies: 15
Views: 1730

Re: Naval Adventure 2: Showing the Sunburst - Ebook & Pre-Order!

Yay! This sounds exactly like the kind of adventure I’d like to run! Is the Vargr on the cover the captain of the ship? I’m asking because the uniform style and colour are different from what we’ve previously seen, so it could hint at another type of uniform plus color-coding uniforms being a thing ...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon May 06, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative to drop tanks
Replies: 72
Views: 5165

Re: Alternative to drop tanks

Haha, I assure you there were no cruel intentions behind the preview, I merely wished to give you a glimpse of what the book says on the matter :) Dinner and bills first sound like a very sensible plan, good luck on the job front! Yes, I'd say that the Companion is basically a huge collection of goo...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon May 06, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 11
Views: 1424

Re: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order

It would make a quite good intro to Pirates of Drinax... why does king Oleb want these particular travellers to crew the Harrier? Because he heard about them and their success in the Exodus adventure :) You might wanna re-check the lil’ Betty though. It’s M-drive looks copy/pasted from big Betty and...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Mon May 06, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: JTAS errata
Replies: 11
Views: 1687

Re: JTAS errata

The adventure “embassy in arms” can be found on p.65, not 85. The Assault Rocket Launcher looks like an amazing support weapon for zero-G combat! I’m interested to see if it uses Gun Combat or Heavy Weapon skill, and also if the impressively high auto rating is intended? (It has twice the RoF compar...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Sun May 05, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternative to drop tanks
Replies: 72
Views: 5165

Re: Alternative to drop tanks

The Traveller Companion has a chapter on gas giant operations and fuel skimming. Alas - without a job - not a viable option. I’ll try to summarize the chapter below: Gas giants are divided into layers. The deeper you go, the thicker the atmosphere (obviously!). There are rules for how sensors and b...
by Annatar Giftbringer
Sun May 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 11
Views: 1424

Re: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order

Great, thanks for sharing!

I’ve had ideas about doing something similar to this (transporting loads of refugees) so I might just have to pick this one up as a source for good ideas :)
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri May 03, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 11
Views: 1424

Re: Reach Adventure 6: Exodus - Now on Ebook & Pre-Order

Sounds like an exciting adventure!

A question about Little Betty, the shuttle: is this an Aslan Shuttle, and if so is it any different from the design in High Guard?
by Annatar Giftbringer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Was it a official ship?
Replies: 3
Views: 473

Re: Was it a official ship?

1st ed Mongoose had a 400 dt Corsair, yes.