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by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Who are the aliens in DA01 ‘Shadows’?
Replies: 9
Views: 274

Re: Who are the aliens in DA01 ‘Shadows’?

While certainly not in the mind of the writers, given what was published later about the Zho Coreward Expeditions, and this race coming from the core, perhaps this would work. The Shadow-aliens were a race encountered by the Ancients as they explored Coreward. 50K years ago, all that is left of that...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Sep 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What skills have you dropped?
Replies: 23
Views: 859

Re: What skills have you dropped?

I have almost always dropped the Navigation skill for space travel. It is not needed for normal-space travel as we can do it now with computers, so it is trivial and does not need to be a skill. Jump travel isn't about Navigation it is about Engineering and knowledge of the gravity wells at the targ...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Inhabited Gas Giants
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: Inhabited Gas Giants

Larry Niven wrote a couple of books about a similar situation, so perfectly possible.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many skills to describe a competent character?
Replies: 18
Views: 712

Re: How many skills to describe a competent character?

I use the EDU characteristic for the "mundane" stuff of a society. Need a roll to see how much they remember about the history of Premordiala III - EDU Even basic computer operations is handled by EDU. Computer skill is only needed for programming, hacking, and all that fun stuff. A decent EDU makes...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Tue Aug 28, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tell me what you want.
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Tell me what you want.

Something more about wafer jacks, Neural Comms, and Neural Links. Implant stuff seems to be very under-represented given the obvious utility, and its well accepted presence as indicated by Agent of the Imperium. Agreed. MindJammer Traveller has a lot of good cyber stuff in it, but it is very specif...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is SOC per society?
Replies: 74
Views: 3645

Re: Is SOC per society?

You assume someone with high social standing is popular, never heard of an unpopular tyrannical king? Lets say this king is overthrown by revolutionaries, and those revolutionaries want to kill him to cement their power, so the king tries to escape, and finds an old peasants home, can the King use ...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Aug 17, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 51
Views: 3275

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Solar panels still can only convert as much energy (solar wind or light) to electricity as is available. Both the solar wind and the amount of light follow the Inverse-Square law as they expand out from the sun.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Constructing Deck Plans Oddity...
Replies: 6
Views: 785

Re: Constructing Deck Plans Oddity...

An unwritten rule has been "within 20%". Most deck plan makers have used as much as 20% over listed tonnage to allow adequate corridors and access space around the components. It's not official, but if you are within a couple of squares, don't sweat it. There are a lot of things that are not account...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ready Player One Map
Replies: 11
Views: 918

Re: Ready Player One Map

Each Face of the cube could have a different Theme. SCIFI Fantasy Superhero Historical Non-Human ??? You could use either the same game rules - Traveller, D20, or D100 would all work well - D20 and D100 would work especially well as many of those generas have already been published. You don't even h...
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How would The Imperium's Nobility react
Replies: 3
Views: 510

Re: How would The Imperium's Nobility react

Imperial Nobles deal with non-Nobles/Non-Imperials all the time, this would be no different.

They would get on with the surrender.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How wrong is it?
Replies: 8
Views: 738

Re: How wrong is it?

Not wrong at all. He can do whatever he wants.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could he refuse with some of his honour
Replies: 7
Views: 706

Re: Could he refuse with some of his honour

Never.

He must fight every person who ever challenges them, even little kids and animals. To do anything less would be such a disgrace that he would be forced to commit public suicide.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How unprofessional is it?
Replies: 6
Views: 690

Re: How unprofessional is it?

Not unprofesional at all.

Every single intelligent person in the known universe would hail him/her/them as a hero for standing up for their principles. They would then go into politics and be elected as the next Emperor of the Universe - Every single time.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would the army do?
Replies: 10
Views: 805

Re: What would the army do?

They would always welcome them with open arms and throw a big party - charged to the General of the Army.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How would the people that remembered cope?
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: How would the people that remembered cope?

Every single human being in the universe would think it was a bad dream and order another double-espresso with a dash of Madagascar Cinnammon.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What would happen
Replies: 6
Views: 266

Re: What would happen

Absolutely nothing.

He is married to the grand-niece of the Deputy Undersecretary of Corporeal Enlightenment and cannot be touched by local laws.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rogue 'planet' discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 637

Re: Rogue 'planet' discovered

It was previously classified as a Brown Dwarf, but they now think it is younger than originally estimated, which makes it lower mass and thus a planet, not a star.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it be a war-crime?
Replies: 17
Views: 1283

Re: Would it be a war-crime?

Not a war crime. Perfectly legal under the Articles of War signed on Beta Galapagos IV on the New Year 3223434234234.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How nasty is it?
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: How nasty is it?

Perfectly acceptable.

Per Intergalactic Articles of Confederation, Title 777322X736, Section 34772CJDE321, Chapter 32343DM838, Section 1124324.773902.32384.c.e(1) Revision CCWEFVEWE23 - he is perfectly legal to make that decision.
by Rikki Tikki Traveller
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tell me what you want.
Replies: 33
Views: 2229

Re: Tell me what you want.

How about some stuff along the Vargr border? There are quite a few worlds in the Marches that have significant Vargr populations and Gvurrdon has been detailed (ish). Adventures that woudl drag Imperials into the chaos of the Extents might be fun...