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by steelbrok
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose News - The Glorious Empire
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Mongoose News - The Glorious Empire

I just finished reading Aliens 2 on Monday!

Good news (though my wallet might disagree)
by steelbrok
Mon Jan 11, 2021 8:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What are some rare delicacies worth sending across the Imperium?
Replies: 9
Views: 474

Re: What are some rare delicacies worth sending across the Imperium?

Dust spice for the Aslan (from Romar)
by steelbrok
Sat Nov 28, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5378

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Correct, proles can join the Guards, they can even be promoted all the way to General. It is just much harder for them to get in. That's pretty much my previous impression However, in the new Aliens book, you have to be SOC 10+ to enlist (so Intendent) and the minimum ranks are Specialist or Waitin...
by steelbrok
Fri Nov 27, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5378

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

When did the Consular Guard become an all Psionic force? I'm sure I remember from Classic Traveller (and GURPS come to that) the Guard being an elite force with a higher level of equipment, training and indeed psionic detachments that the regular army. Other than the Commando (teleport) groupements,...
by steelbrok
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Agent of the Imperium [likely spoilers]
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Agent of the Imperium [likely spoilers]

Spinning off from the recent Zhodani thread, I recently read Agent for the first time. To me it opened new things about the 3I setting that hadn't been explicit before including: Quarantine and/or Glassing planets is, if not routine, then a precedented option used quite a few times (even if only 100...
by steelbrok
Thu Nov 12, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist
Replies: 10
Views: 1674

Re: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist

I wouldn't mind an up to date board game.
Some minis (preferably pre-painted like the Battlefield Evolution ones)
by steelbrok
Wed Nov 11, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How did the K'kree ever survive?
Replies: 14
Views: 2243

Re: How did the K'kree ever survive?

I'm minded to say that those animals that might eat a K'kree are exterminated. Insects and small mammals (mice, moles etc) get away with it. The K'kree would have to learn to limit their own reproduction to a world's carrying capacity but would likely cull any other herbivores whose numbers got out ...
by steelbrok
Tue Nov 03, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Traveller Art]Maru Class Freighter
Replies: 4
Views: 2222

Re: [Traveller Art]Maru Class Freighter

Brings to mind the Eagles from Space 1999
by steelbrok
Sun Oct 18, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: BTC Deneb ducal map
Replies: 0
Views: 3064

BTC Deneb ducal map

Just curious. The map on p153 shows the extent of three of the duchies but the others are all the same colour. Just wondering why?

(and printed verion has the 3 in different colours whereas pdf they are in bue fading to their edges, wondered which was more up to date)
by steelbrok
Mon Oct 12, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Revisiting the Fifth Frontier War narrative
Replies: 8
Views: 3269

Re: Revisiting the Fifth Frontier War narrative

If the Zhos offered a massive technology transfer over 10 or preferably 20 years. to upgrade the SW fleet before the war it might be worth a punt. But that would invalidate a lot of the ships in the new SW book (or at least relegate them to second to third line duties. An attack on the Darrians whil...
by steelbrok
Sat Oct 03, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 50
Views: 14932

Re: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order

I'd have lied to see some infantry weapon or option that gives the Swordies troops a reasonable chance against at least Combat Armour equipped Imperial troops and maybe that VM11 heavy sniping rifle have a chance against Battle Dress. The time-honoured way is a LAG aka Crunch gun. Take something li...
by steelbrok
Tue Sep 29, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 50
Views: 14932

Re: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order

Fair point! Some thoughts: A VM-11 with APDS rounds has an AP value of 15, with average damage 14 plus aiming bonus. That’s gonna hurt! The weapons we see here aren’t everything they have access to, just a selection of unique gear. Laser weapons strike hard, both rifles and heavies, and are within ...
by steelbrok
Tue Sep 29, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 50
Views: 14932

Re: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order

Looking at the CSC entries, the Sword Worlders sure have an interesting gun philosophy! I'd have lied to see some infantry weapon or option that gives the Swordies troops a reasonable chance against at least Combat Armour equipped Imperial troops and maybe that VM11 heavy sniping rifle have a chanc...
by steelbrok
Mon Sep 28, 2020 11:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order
Replies: 50
Views: 14932

Re: Sword Worlds - ebook & Pre-Order

Is there an error on the Bonus skill tables for the Patrol career?

The pdf has 3 columns: Bonus skill, Security Bonus and Investigative and Interstellar Bonus
Looking at the skills it looks like the headings should be: Security bonus, Investigative Bonus, Interstellar Bonus
by steelbrok
Sun Sep 27, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Higher tech items on a lower tech world
Replies: 20
Views: 6372

Re: Higher tech items on a lower tech world

I've always taken it that a world's TL represents the normal day to day tech available and used by the general population. With a reasonable economic base the elites will have access to better (and likely some mercenary group to back up the government/deter raiders) If no where else the Star Port wi...
by steelbrok
Wed Sep 09, 2020 7:49 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?
Replies: 18
Views: 4998

Re: Poll: How Do You Play Traveller These Days?

I'm running a campaign on zoom (though it's a Star Trek/Star Wars crossover using Savage Worlds) and a solo Traveller campaign to try out the rules
by steelbrok
Mon Aug 17, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Shadows of Sindal preview? SPOLIERS!
Replies: 7
Views: 3594

Re: Shadows of Sindal preview? SPOILERS!

In Part 1: In Search of Sindal, the Travellers journey to Paal, which used to be a vassal world of Drinax. There, they discover forces attempting to recreate the vanished empire, and encounter a sinister bioweapon that turns Aslan into primitive, feral monsters. Sniffs...how would you tell infected...
by steelbrok
Thu Jul 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New referee and--Dear god, the mortgage costs.
Replies: 16
Views: 4281

Re: New referee and--Dear god, the mortgage costs.

Traveller is the correct spelling in the Queen's English

It is also my understanding that when Traveller was originally published GDW chose a non-American spelling to make it easier to use it as a trademark in the US
by steelbrok
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Altering Ships
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Altering Ships

Umm, what's the situation that the captain can't access the bride? Someone seal her in? Hope she has extra life support. The layout of the Soho class is a bit awkward if there's an emergency. Bridge lower deck, cabins upper deck and a bit of horizontal distance too. Skipper wants fast access to the...
by steelbrok
Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Altering Ships
Replies: 9
Views: 1400

Re: Altering Ships

My suggestion was try for Psionics and hope to get teleport