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by Tobias
Sun Apr 15, 2012 8:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionnaire
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionna

Imeanunoharm wrote:Another species transposed and modified by the ancients?

I give you the tardigrade:

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Dayum! Maybe the analogies to "primitive animals" I mentioned above weren't false after all! :wink:
by Tobias
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionnaire
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionna

Recall that the GT book is set in roughly 1117, on the other side of a Frontier War. Mongoose has stated before that their books are all set in 1104-1105, so some events and revelations we old fans are used to simply haven't triggered yet. The GT Zhodani book did not contain major events or revelat...
by Tobias
Sat Apr 14, 2012 7:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionnaire
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionna

Ok, we disagree about Pulver's aliens (and yes, I know these are his Spacemaster aliens but does not defeat the point that we could be dealing with a species capable of metamorphism and hence two radically different civilizations of the same species - think what butterflies/frogs would have in comm...
by Tobias
Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionnaire
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionna

And, maybe, we could be dealing with a sentient being that is capable of metamorphism? Hence both could be accurate but told from a different point of view. But, if I were to cast my vote, I liked the GURPS version more. Sorry DonM yours were too close what has already been written and GT broke the...
by Tobias
Thu Apr 12, 2012 1:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionnaire
Replies: 15
Views: 1937

Re: Alien Module 4 Zhodani: ADDAXUR Questions and Questionna

I voted for "The Mongoose Addaxur is more interesting and is canon", but my actual stance is "The Mongoose Addaxur are more interesting but I couldn't care less which one is canon".
by Tobias
Sat Mar 24, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Article on other worlds possible plant colors...interesting
Replies: 4
Views: 731

Re: Article on other worlds possible plant colors...interest

Here is another article on the same topic: With pictures! ;)

http://www.brazosport.edu/sites/Current ... Plants.pdf

Also consider that the color of the sky itself will be different on other worlds:

http://www.xenology.info/Xeno/5.4.2.htm
by Tobias
Wed Mar 14, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aramis: The Traveller Adventure Preview
Replies: 18
Views: 2483

Re: Aramis: The Traveller Adventure Preview

GamingGlen wrote:Reading the preview it says Aramis has a corrosive atmosphere, but the UWP is showing "8" which is a Dense atmosphere and breathable.
Another scan error, I'd assume. Originally it was a B, misread by the scanner software as an 8.
by Tobias
Thu Mar 08, 2012 8:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Example animals to help with creature creation
Replies: 7
Views: 796

Re: Example animals to help with creature creation

Classic Traveller was far more imaginative in its sizing - it went up to 32,000kg if I remember correctly? My own MGT table now goes up to 180,000kg which allows for animals larger than the largest ever earth animal - the blue whale - pretty likely I would think on a low-G world. I always liked the...
by Tobias
Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: CT Question: High Guard ship design
Replies: 5
Views: 622

Re: CT Question: High Guard ship design

The Classic HG ship design system is not broken. It's fairly simple, yet offers a nice range of options. In addition to what rust said, one thing to keep in mind: The sizes of maneuver and jump drive are basically switched when compared to MGT's system (which was derived from the original LBB2): Cla...
by Tobias
Tue Jan 10, 2012 6:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought

Distance from the central worlds of the Consulate, isolation and time. Not a conspiracy; The Zhodani do not set up isolated colonies without a proper infrastructure. In any case, non of this answers any of the questions. a natural evolution. I do not think this word means what you think it means. T...
by Tobias
Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought

That actually is a sterling example of "increasingly bizarre". And it doesn't make an ounce of sense: - How would these "mutations" not be detected as early as the embryonic stage? - How and why would these "mutations" develop? - Why would they mysteriously afflict large masses of people? - Even if ...
by Tobias
Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought

Some thoughts I had on this: IIRC the TNE (or TNE:1248) stated that the Wave was moving at light-speed, slow but steady. The Consulate is not mentioned previously as being impacted until TNE (Bearers of the Flame) time, so if it is 1105, doesn't this mean the Wave is about 100LY (~33 hexes) away at...
by Tobias
Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought

All this time, and people have been looking for ever-more complicated magic to explain the Empress Wave. Telepathy. Yaskoydray. Ancient Artifacts. Yeah, so? At least it's somewhat grounded in canon, if not exactly in common sense. Consider the philosophy of Nihilism. Once it grips you, it's very ha...
by Tobias
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought

the name 'chilling thought' is potentially a perfectly accurate description. Ideas and memes are pernicious, infectious and often destructive. In a society of telepaths, considerably more so, especially with the Tavrchedl acting a mental 'dirty needle' to spread it around whilst trying to find out ...
by Tobias
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:38 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought

By whom ...? :D Traveller canon? Actually, they do revolt just because, sometimes. No, never. In fact, even in historical human societies which lack the extremely stabilizing elements of the Zhodani Consulate, discontent usually had to reach very high levels before an outright revolt. Sometimes, pe...
by Tobias
Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought
Replies: 33
Views: 6242

Re: The Empress Wave - An Alternative Thought

What if the Fienzhatshtiavl is, in fact ... the Zhodani Arab Spring? Look, one of the reasons (I suspect) that they came up with the Empress Wave in the first place is that a "normal", socially based breakup of the Consulate was impossible without contradicting everything previously written about t...
by Tobias
Mon Dec 26, 2011 10:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is www.travellerrpg.com down?
Replies: 3
Views: 940

Is www.travellerrpg.com down?

I can't reach it...
by Tobias
Mon Dec 26, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Basic Assumptions
Replies: 17
Views: 1616

Re: Basic Assumptions

As AndrewW notes, such items have long (CT Book 2 iirc, CT Book 5 certainly) been included in the Stateroom tonnage. Being left up to the ref/designer to designate exactly what amenities to include and describe. Recreation facilities, medical facilities, repair facilities, armouries, etc. etc. etc....
by Tobias
Sun Dec 25, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Speed of thought
Replies: 23
Views: 1603

Re: Speed of thought

Otherwise known as the SOP. Speed of plot.
by Tobias
Sat Dec 24, 2011 6:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Merry Christmas Traveller Fans
Replies: 14
Views: 2022

Re: Merry Christmas Traveller Fans

メリークリスマス!