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by ochd
Thu Jan 18, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax patron quests.
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Pirates of Drinax patron quests.

Thanks for those tips. I'll check them both out.

Dan.
by ochd
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Updated Release Schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Updated Release Schedule

It's a new career option, a la Firefly, for players in the Drinax campaign, isn't it?
by ochd
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Updated Release Schedule
Replies: 3
Views: 121

Re: Updated Release Schedule

Cool. Shadows of Sindal, March; Traveller Companion, April; The Drinaxian Companion... wait, what? That hasn't been mentioned before, has it? What's this?! :)
by ochd
Mon Jan 08, 2018 6:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax patron quests.
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Pirates of Drinax patron quests.

Maybe the Thalassans aren't in control at all. Maybe the bio-engineered plant matter became sentient and now controls the people of the planet. Hey, I like that idea, and think I will borrow it -- probably not to the extent that the plant matter has taken over the world, but maybe as a nasty surpri...
by ochd
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax patron quests.
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Pirates of Drinax patron quests.

So, as mentioned above, my next session will see the players maybe heading off to Thalassa at the behest of Provost Shala. Now, the Thalassans are supposed to be schemers and manipulators, so I'm trying to think of how that will play out. One idea I had is that the whole idea of stealing the data an...
by ochd
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space combat range bands and thrust
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: Space combat range bands and thrust

AnotherDilbert wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:34 pm
That is how it is supposed to work.
Ah, right. Thanks for the clarification. I'll stick with how I was doing it.

... And happy 2018 everyone. :D

Dan.
by ochd
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Space combat range bands and thrust
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Space combat range bands and thrust

I've been looking at movement in space combat and think I might have been doing it wrong. According to CRB page 156, it takes 25 points of thrust to move from Very Long range down to Long range or up to Distant range (a distance of, at most, 25,000km). The way I've been doing it thus far is that if ...
by ochd
Fri Dec 22, 2017 6:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax patron quests.
Replies: 11
Views: 266

Re: Pirates of Drinax patron quests.

***SPOILER ALERT*** Ah, I am at the same point as you in the Drinax campaign, and looked at the Clarke encounter as a possible next adventure, but decided to steer clear of it for now and go for the Torpol one instead. It seems to have taken the players interest, so now I have to generate something ...
by ochd
Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tyr: Last Stand in the Dustbelt
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Tyr: Last Stand in the Dustbelt

Yes, thanks for sharing this (and the earlier one). Haven't read them, so no feedback as yet, but just wanted to share the appreciation. It's good to have more detailed write-ups in the event the players visit there. I especially like the world maps -- I love having visuals on hand, be it maps or pi...
by ochd
Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions

Next question: The Harrier has a hull equipped with Superior Stealth, meaning that most sensors checks to detect it are going to fail (I am not sure if a sensors check to detect a ship is routine or average, but either way the chance ranges from low to impossible). Does that mean that the Harrier ca...
by ochd
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trojan Reach World Profiles (UWP) Discrepancies
Replies: 5
Views: 327

Re: Trojan Reach World Profiles (UWP) Discrepancies

FWIW, for my campaign I'm going to be using the poster map -- once the printed version arrives (I see it's now been pushed back to January, grrrr) -- as the point of reference for the players. Thus the UWPs on there will represent the basic data they are getting from their ship's computer library da...
by ochd
Thu Nov 02, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Do you allow psionics?
Replies: 54
Views: 1817

Re: Do you allow psionics?

For those that do use psionics, how do you have it play out in your campaigns? For example, does the psion have to concentrate, maybe close their eyes? Do you allow certain things to get passively triggered (e.g., the psion is instinctively aware of someone else having a PSI score), or does the abil...
by ochd
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Refereeing a climb down a cliff
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: Refereeing a climb down a cliff

To be fair to Mongoose, their rules on task checks opens with "Most actions undertaken by Travellers do not require a skill check. A player does not have to roll Athletics to run through a forest, or roll Electronics (computers) to access information from his ship’s library." I would include climbin...
by ochd
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:13 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions

Not sure it counts as an alternative entrance, but to get my group connected to the Drinax court, I had them encounter Princess Rao on another system and sort of involved in rescuing her. As they were already wanted by the Imperium -- along with a couple of other bounties on them -- she decided they...
by ochd
Thu Oct 26, 2017 8:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Sindal Fuel Dump (some spoilers)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: The Sindal Fuel Dump (some spoilers)

That makes it 2000 credits per ton shipped, according to the core book page 207. Ah, right. I'm a bit slow on the uptake. Didn't realise you were talking about freight costs (even though that's what you said :D ). Yeah, if the fuel dump was set up by paying standard commercial freight costs then Cr...
by ochd
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions

The other odd thing to realize is that Krrsh is picked up in the Borite system and talks about a hidden fuel dump, that is 2 Jumps away. This is glossed over in the module, but the players are looking at a Jump to Noricum, refuelling and then jumping to the fuel dump, refuelling and then jumping to...
by ochd
Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions

I always ran the world as something akin to a Barbary kingdom, an Algiers in SPAAAAAACE, a world whose survival depends entirely upon exacting of tribute from traders and active state involvement with piracy, which survives because those who oppose it cannot or will not, for whatever reason, smash ...
by ochd
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Sindal Fuel Dump (some spoilers)
Replies: 11
Views: 482

Re: The Sindal Fuel Dump (some spoilers)

Delivering a ton of frieght (the fuel) is 1000 credits for the trip to the fuel dump. Hi PsiTraveller, How do you get that figure? Sorry if I am missing something obvious. Then you add in the cost of the fuel at normal prices, that makes it 2500. If it was the lords of Theev, GeDeCo, or some other ...
by ochd
Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Refereeing a climb down a cliff
Replies: 16
Views: 524

Re: Refereeing a climb down a cliff

Along the lines of other suggestions, present a mini-encounter on the way down, so that it's not just a repetitive athletics check. For example: - a third of the way down, the climber disturbs an insect nest. Or some flying creature thinks the climber is after its eggs. - a section of the cliff face...
by ochd
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions
Replies: 17
Views: 894

Re: Pirates of Drinax: GM questions

Next question ahead of my next session is on the nature of Theev. On the one hand, a few mentions of Theev suggest that its very existence is not very well known. - Drinax vol.1, page 6 (Rumours of the Reach) includes the following rumour: 'Any pirate who reveals the jump co-ordinates of Theev...': ...