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by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it be legal?
Replies: 4
Views: 154

Re: Would it be legal?

The answer is... it depends. You can decide what the precedent has been in the past on this planet. There are legal arguments both ways, but in the end it all depends on what the judges (and juries if any) decided in past cases. You decide if it is legal on this world at that time. If the Players co...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's their realistic best option?
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: What's their realistic best option?

Although, showing up in any system with a fleet of almost 100 ships is going to create a bit of a stir with the local System Defense forces... :) Even if they claim to be friendly and are known as enemies of The Solomanni Enemies and want protection from and a alliance against a mutual enemy And if...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Design Philosophy
Replies: 2476
Views: 132980

Re: Ship Design Philosophy

Spaceships: Aerospike Engines - Why Aren't We Using them Now? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4zFefh5T-8 Over 50 years ago an engine was designed that overcame the inherent design inefficiencies of bell-shaped rocket nozzles, but despite much research in the 60's, 70's and 90's and was to power th...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's their realistic best option?
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: What's their realistic best option?

Although, showing up in any system with a fleet of almost 100 ships is going to create a bit of a stir with the local System Defense forces... :)
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What's their realistic best option?
Replies: 9
Views: 243

Re: What's their realistic best option?

Agreed. I hear the Beyond is a nice sector... :)
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2 New PSI Power Ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 151

Re: 2 New PSI Power Ideas

I would be hesitant to include a power that is better for lower strength people. The entire point of having a better stat is that you are better, not worse.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: How to run a siege ?
Replies: 5
Views: 1169

Re: How to run a siege ?

Rarely was a siege about killing everyone in the castle. Often it was about a single individual or group. A negotiated solution - I'll go with you but I get to keep all my lands and money and am treated like an honored guest until I can pay the ransom - it was a common solution. Nobles buy their way...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A Likely force
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: A Likely force

You're both wrong, you have to carry the significant figures in your intermediate probability calculations.

The correct answer is 17.2217746662%

:)
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Timeships: Time Colony
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Timeships: Time Colony

Why Regina? wouldn't the ship have appeared in the Solomani Rim?
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to handle them?
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: How to handle them?

Not much to do really. Star Wars D6 should be close enough that you could convert characters back and forth. Traveller Psionics are very limited, but the SW Jedi just have greater abilities and power levels.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2 players wanting the other dead cos its in character?
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: 2 players wanting the other dead cos its in character?

Alternately, if the two players are OK with it - let them do it. She could work with each one on their plots and defenses and then play it out with the other Players taking the place of attackers and defenders.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2 players wanting the other dead cos its in character?
Replies: 4
Views: 207

Re: 2 players wanting the other dead cos its in character?

Force the characters to marry in a legal merger of the two halves of the throne. Gross and weird and incestuous but very Medieval. Happened a lot in Earth history.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 550

Re: Lab Ship

Of course HOW and WHY the ship was destroyed could be a major plot point too.

If the insurance company feels the ship was destroyed due to negligence or criminal activity on the part of the Players - they won't pay and the Players would be on the hook to pay off the loan without a ship... :)
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A suitable force?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: A suitable force?

From what i see of your campaign ideas, the Players seem to think they have a huge fleet of ships - and they do, for where they are. THe Imperium could send a dozen Megaton ships to the region and not have to even break into the stategic reserves in Deneb Sector. The Players are WAY out of their lea...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: A suitable force?
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: A suitable force?

The Imperium would send a CRURON - 4 100,000 tons ships with about 2 dozen smaller ships, none less than 5000 tons.

When they show up with a "small" force where the smallest ship is twice the size of the largest ship in Drinax's fleet, THE MESSAGE will have been sent.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Jun 04, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What PSI Powers and Stat would you suggest for Qt?
Replies: 4
Views: 248

Re: What PSI Powers and Stat would you suggest for Qt?

Qt can do whatever he wants - there is no statistic to give him. He does whatever you want him to do.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How to cope with such great luck?
Replies: 3
Views: 258

Re: How to cope with such great luck?

What is their Social Status? Are they rich or a High Noble? If a High Noble, they might be in charge of a County or Sub-Sector of the Imperium. Now you can get into the internal politics of that region. Not everyone will want to play nice with everyone else. Money becomes unimportant in this type of...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed May 30, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What costs
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: What costs

There's an old MGT1 book called Starports that has all this kind of detail in it, including costs and time to build. Since you are customizing the starport (hydroponics for example), I think it would be a good place to start.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed May 30, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travel times surface to orbit?
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: Travel times surface to orbit?

Even a ship with an M-Drive less than the gravity of the planet can still takeoff and land, as long as there is an atmosphere. . . . [emphasis mine] Good point about atmosphere. Airless worlds with more than 1 G surface gravity are probably rare, but don't try to land on one without enough maneuver...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed May 23, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travel times surface to orbit?
Replies: 17
Views: 876

Re: Travel times surface to orbit?

Even a ship with an M-Drive less than the gravity of the planet can still takeoff and land, as long as there is an atmosphere. The Streamlined feature should include lifting surfaces that can generate lift that exceeds the thrust. A typical aircraft (streamlined with Aerofins) can generate 20:1 rati...