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by steelbrok
Sat Apr 10, 2021 9:15 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How good is your Jump Drive?
Replies: 15
Views: 217

Re: How good is your Jump Drive?

I'd allow the upgrade if the entire Jump drive was ripped out and replaced with one of a higher rating (plus extra fuel/power/computer rating)
by steelbrok
Sat Mar 20, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Some dead stars may harbor enough uranium to set off a thermonuclear bomb
Replies: 2
Views: 770

Re: Some dead stars may harbor enough uranium to set off a thermonuclear bomb

I get that the uranium can accumulate into a critical mass and fission can occur but surely even a big fission explosion is going to have minimal effects on a whole white dwarf?
by steelbrok
Sat Feb 27, 2021 9:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Release Schedule
Replies: 2
Views: 533

Re: Traveller Release Schedule

Fifth Frontier War!!!
by steelbrok
Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rent a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Rent a vehicle

Old School wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:21 pm
Something along the lines of an air raft might not be rented to just anyone. Aircraft charter, including pilot, might be a more likely model. Owners of such an expensive small vehicle won't entrust it to just anyone.
Especially anyone who can just take off to the next star system. Good point
by steelbrok
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:10 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rent a vehicle
Replies: 15
Views: 671

Re: Rent a vehicle

Maybe a table along thelines of the Satarship quirks one for older vehicles would be appropriate
by steelbrok
Sun Jan 31, 2021 9:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Glorious Empire - Now on eBook & Pre-Order!
Replies: 5
Views: 4160

Re: The Glorious Empire - Now on eBook & Pre-Order!

I appreciated the guide to using Travelmap.com and customising
by steelbrok
Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Musings on Mercenary
Replies: 19
Views: 3939

Re: Musings on Mercenary

I wasn't fishing for suggestions. For various reasons I need to be sure my work is known to be mine rather than cribbed from discussions among fans. This thread was more about me posting comments on what I'm doing as light relief from the process of doing it. I don't think we thought you were. But ...
by steelbrok
Thu Jan 28, 2021 12:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Musings on Mercenary
Replies: 19
Views: 3939

Re: Musings on Mercenary

I've always* thought that Plasma or Fusion weapons would be tweaked (whether by official upgrade or in the field tweaking) to produce a flame thrower like effect

*Actually not really always, I'm sure I got through junior school without thinking about it)
by steelbrok
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose News - The Glorious Empire
Replies: 2
Views: 1586

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: 10
Views: 4905

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: 10921

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: 10921

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: 1380

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: 2670

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: 4132

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: 2839

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: 4540

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: 4077

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: 18496

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: 18496

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 ...