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by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Princess-class
Replies: 7
Views: 212

Re: Star Princess-class

I personally think a ship of this size should be J2 with an optional version for J3 (depending on where it will be used as mentioned by Phavoc.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Apr 20, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lost in Space?
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Lost in Space?

Very Nice!
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is there a place that is culturally cybernetic?
Replies: 30
Views: 817

Re: Is there a place that is culturally cybernetic?

While not official, I have always liked the idea of the Sword Worlders being culturally Cybernetic. Yes, Cybernetic Vikings! :) Seriously, a friend ran his 3I game this way and I was really intrigued by the idea. How else would a small polity at the edge of the vast Third Imperium be able to hold th...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lost in Space?
Replies: 17
Views: 389

Re: Lost in Space?

Watched the first few episodes.

The J2 is a streamlined version of a 50-ton Modular Cutter desiged to be used as a planetary residence, with 4 staterooms. The Chariot is a variant of the ATV.

GO! :)
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is Martin J Dougherty an alien?
Replies: 8
Views: 280

Re: Is Martin J Dougherty an alien?

We are all Negan-Martin! :)
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Super-suite on a cruise ship
Replies: 8
Views: 225

Re: Super-suite on a cruise ship

I actually use a range of Cabin sizes - Standard Cabins are the basic 4Dton models in the book. I also try to take into account different sized occupants, so a Standard Cabin is Comfortable for a Medium sized occupant (human), Luxurious for a Small occupant and Cramped for a Large occupant. I have S...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Passenger Adventures?
Replies: 7
Views: 271

Re: Passenger Adventures?

Not sure what 3rd party product you referenced, but may I humbly suggest "The Astral Splendour" published by Spica Publishing. It details a ship and lists a LOT of passengers with lots of adventure seeds for each passenger - there is also an adventure (set in Spica's Outer Veil setting, but easily a...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fuel/Cargo Containers from Deep Space Exploration book
Replies: 102
Views: 1915

Re: Fuel/Cargo Containers from Deep Space Exploration book

While that is certainly an option, I personally don't like saying "That is the Imperium's rule". I would rather come up with an in-game "rule" that makes sense without resorting to bureaucracy. Modularity is quite nice and could be applied to these units as well. They can be one or the other, but it...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Mar 16, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missing maintenance = misjump rule.
Replies: 24
Views: 473

Re: Missing maintenance = misjump rule.

IF you allow jumping from inside the atmosphere, FINE, you cause a lot of damage to the planet. BUT, what happens to the ship? I have always ruled that you CAN do it, but if you are in an atmosphere, your ship is destroyed - roll up another character. I allowed it in one game and then we got to thin...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Mar 15, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Missing maintenance = misjump rule.
Replies: 24
Views: 473

Re: Missing maintenance = misjump rule.

Also on misjumps there is a -4 DM to the Engineer roll for being within 100 diameters of the planet. So what about being within 10D of the planet or trying to jump from within its atmosphere? In both cases a misjump should be pretty much certain - but you can imagine situations where even a 50% cha...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Mar 08, 2018 5:10 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: State of Legend
Replies: 21
Views: 1534

Re: State of Legend

Earlier in the thread it was mentioned that Mongoose seems to be focusing on mainly non-fantasy, focusing on sci-fi settings. Just look at how nice Traveller is! Why not run with it? Wouldn't it be nice if Legend was revived with d100 Traveller material?! Would that be possible, even? While a SciFi...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Feb 22, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Setting up a new Colony
Replies: 27
Views: 716

Re: Setting up a new Colony

What about the Sindal or Tlaiowaha Sector, where there is no imperial involvement? The King of Drinax might well grant a Crown Grant of land on the far side of Asim in exchange for income from taxes and a percentage of whatever is produced on the planet. Asim population is minimal, so there is a wh...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Feb 21, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GRAV plates and Grav Pong
Replies: 28
Views: 589

Re: GRAV plates and Grav Pong

Joe Haldeman's "Forever War" had special acceleration tanks that could handle dozens of G's. Not sure that fits the Traveller paradigm, but is an example of what COULD be possible. Personally, I think the important thing is to include Consequences for those high-G ships that help limit them to a mil...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Close Combat Maneuvers - suggestions
Replies: 8
Views: 282

Re: Close Combat Maneuvers - suggestions

I like these rules! Very simple and quick and fully in keeping with Traveller yet adding the variation that a Low Tech/Melee-Heavy game needs.

Very Nice.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Tue Feb 20, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GRAV plates and Grav Pong
Replies: 28
Views: 589

Re: GRAV plates and Grav Pong

How does the crew survive reaction rockets? With potentially sixteen additional gees. Well, the idea was developed back in the old days of 6-G limits. I would just up the limit of the Inertial Compensator to whatever you want. Alternately, you DON'T change it and require special Acceleration Couche...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GRAV plates and Grav Pong
Replies: 28
Views: 589

Re: GRAV plates and Grav Pong

The distinction between an Inertial Compensator and Grav Plates is something that I use - obviously Traveller has not provided that level of detail in MGT. I see the IC as being the unusually low (imnsho) acceleration rates of the M-Drive. 6G's from TL8-15 makes not logical sense without SOMETHING h...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Droyne Sport
Replies: 4
Views: 223

Re: Droyne Sport

To clarify above. ONLY STR is rolled on 1D6, all the other characteristics are rolled using 2D6. I would actually like to see this changed though. Give the Droyne the "Small" trait and adjust their characteristics per that Trait (1D6 STR, but 3D6 Dex). I think it is a much better fix. Also, I would ...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Feb 15, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: GRAV plates and Grav Pong
Replies: 28
Views: 589

Re: GRAV plates and Grav Pong

Thinking about this as a Starship Designer, I would have a LOT of failsafes in my gravity system to ensure this kind of event doesn't happen. My grav plates would have an internal battery backup so that when power is lost, the gravity slowly drops to zero over a couple of seconds, not all at once. T...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Misjumps by fleets?
Replies: 9
Views: 272

Re: Misjumps by fleets?

I would say it depends. The Jump is really several parts, IMTU, only the Navigation check would be the same. SO an individual ship might have an unexpected power surge and misjump, but the fleet wouldn't be affected. IF, you use con-joined Jump Bubbles or something like that, then what effects one e...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Should I try to stop her?
Replies: 2
Views: 261

Re: Should I try to stop her?

Your universe, do what you want.

If she is the Referee, it is her call, not yours.

If you are the Referee and are being helped. I would lean towards letting it happen, but then... maybe they aren't allies...