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by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Exactly how foolish was I?
Replies: 9
Views: 218

Re: Exactly how foolish was I?

On a scale of 0 to F, this was a 0.0001

NO ONE within the Drinax campaign has the capability to capture a ship that large, especially in episode 1.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TL8 Artificial Gill
Replies: 0
Views: 81

TL8 Artificial Gill

Looks like a prototype artificial gill is in work.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/amphi ... index.html
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What do you think of these Pcs?
Replies: 6
Views: 209

Re: What do you think of these Pcs?

What color are their hair?
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Dec 18, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw - Finally Here!
Replies: 1
Views: 976

Re: Behind the Claw - Finally Here!

I mean this with all respect and love of Traveller and Martin personally. What is in this book that is different than the previous version of Behind the Claw and other books written about SM and Deneb? I love those older books and they contain a LOT of information and plot hooks. What new things wou...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 1248
Replies: 2
Views: 766

Re: Traveller 1248

I like both of them very much. I highly recommend them for anyone interested in the Recovery and next phase of the history of Charted Space.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Nov 18, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: ship rental - costs and problems. Do we break char gen if ships are too easy to get?
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: ship rental - costs and problems. Do we break char gen if ships are too easy to get?

I have implemented the idea of Licenses. One that i have is a "Ship's Master" license (thank you David Falkayn). Requires Piloting-1, Navigation-1 and Engineering-1. No Astrogation-1? Can’t get far without it. Depending on the system you are using the Navigation skill used to be the Astrogation ski...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: ship rental - costs and problems. Do we break char gen if ships are too easy to get?
Replies: 16
Views: 720

Re: ship rental - costs and problems. Do we break char gen if ships are too easy to get?

I envision starship rental is more like Leasing a house. Say a month-to-month or minimum number of months Lease, with full background checks etc. I have implemented the idea of Licenses. One that i have is a "Ship's Master" license (thank you David Falkayn). Requires Piloting-1, Navigation-1 and Eng...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could species be allergic to each other?
Replies: 13
Views: 632

Re: Could species be allergic to each other?

While allergies to other species, especially between Vargr and Humans, would be possible. The TL8 Panacea drug should cure it.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What happens if 2 black globes touch?
Replies: 53
Views: 1888

Re: What happens if 2 black globes touch?

I have always read this as Gravity doesn't affect what crosses a BGG. Therefore, if a ship is in orbit and activates its generator, it will begin moving in a straight line, per the exact velocity vector it had at the instant the generator was activated. It moves out of orbit at a tangent to its orbi...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Invention of Synchronised Jumps
Replies: 31
Views: 1313

Re: Invention of Synchronised Jumps

I put it at TL-13
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Nov 04, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Dedicating POW to a God
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Re: Dedicating POW to a God

Interesting question. In the decades I’ve been playing RQ-derived games I’ve never thought about defining stats for deities. I guess what I’d do is allow them access to cult magic-like abilities. If you need to define it, I guess you could allow them to use the abilities a number of times based on ...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Other Roleplaying Games
Topic: [Babylon 5] Curse of Tantalus
Replies: 10
Views: 10094

Re: [Babylon 5] Curse of Tantalus

Just saw this - VERY COOL

Thanks for posting the new link! :)
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Dedicating POW to a God
Replies: 12
Views: 1199

Dedicating POW to a God

So, I was rereading how a character can dedicate POW to a God etc. and get some benefits from that. What I have not found is anything that talks about what the God gets out of it? Sure, they get 'dedicated followers' so somehow that should make them more powerful etc. I have a scenario I am working ...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 24, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller EDC (Every Day Carry)
Replies: 25
Views: 4307

Re: Traveller EDC (Every Day Carry)

I usually thought about this from a Credit point of view. I use a simple rule: for every 10000 CR received during Mustering Out, they carry 100 CR is "cash". Maximum is 1000 CR. Of course this isn't all cash, but could be a fancy watch etc. that could be pawned. It's a simple way to create "treasure...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 4140

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

Even if your ship is paid off you should consider taking out a token mortgage on it with a minimal payment. This will allow you to raise cash fast by just increasing it. Otherwise you have to apply for the mortgage and have a full ship inspection. These days most ships are leas3d for reasons of tax...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 4140

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

Older versions of Traveller explained this pretty clearly. Subsidized ships are bought by a government that "leases" the ship to a crew. The government takes 50% of the profit and makes all mortgage payments. Crew is responsible for maintenance and upkeep costs. Ships are locked into a fixed route m...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Subsidized Merchant Fiances
Replies: 54
Views: 4140

Re: Subsidized Merchant Fiances

Subsidization was described in earlier Traveller versions, not sure why it isn't explained well here. Here's the deal: A group (assumed to be a planetary government, but it could be others) buys the ship. The crew operates the ship without a Mortgage, but the Owner takes 50% of all profits. Crew is ...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Colonization history of the Third Imperium
Replies: 25
Views: 3353

Re: Colonization history of the Third Imperium

Wasn't there something published a while back about the reason for the 5th Frontier War was to get to an Ancient artifact on Rhylanor? Perhaps something similar was needed to cause Cleon I to push for such a remote area to be "staked out". An advanced base from which most of the area Behind the Claw...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referee's Briefing
Replies: 31
Views: 2584

Re: Referee's Briefing

Imperial Culture - it is mentioned several times, but what EXACTLY is that? Clothing styles, types of address, etc. Also, these other Cultural regions - I would love more info on the CULTURES within the Imperium. Not full alien modules, but for example. I am walking down the street in the Starport a...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interesting article about the placement of Sol in Milky Way Galaxy
Replies: 4
Views: 969

Re: Interesting article about the placement of Sol in Milky Way Galaxy

Interesting. Of course it would be faster to reach the edge of the galaxy by going UP or DOWN. The spiral arms are only about 1000 parsecs thick, and Sol is about in the middle. So we are only about 500 parsecs from the nearest edge of the galaxy. A lot closer than the 20000 parsecs to the Rim or Co...