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by spinwardpirate
Tue Nov 08, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Update
Replies: 76
Views: 13184

Re: 2300AD Update

Colin wrote:No colour, I'm afraid. Book is deep in editing at Mongoose at the moment, from what I understand.Lots of cool things (DNAMs, anyone?), but no colour.
No color? Not a problem. Hey, that will mean it gets off of the presses faster, right? Maybe in time for the holidays?
by spinwardpirate
Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Miniatures and Supplements
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Miniatures and Supplements

These days, if I were to go "big", I'd buy my minis from both Infinity and Antenociti's Workshop. http://www.infinitythegame.com/infinity/en/ http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/ Sure, they aren't exactly styled in the traditional Traveller fashion, but that's okay because these minis look so damned ...
by spinwardpirate
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Update
Replies: 76
Views: 13184

Re: 2300AD Update

We have. I went over all the rules, my wife went through all the rest, and in the process of doing the deckplans, Ian Stead gave the ship designs a pretty thorough once-over. Then I gave them another once-over, and I think we're good. Extensive play-testing of both the ship design system and the ch...
by spinwardpirate
Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Miniatures and Supplements
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Miniatures and Supplements

Sure they could work, but if you want to maintain the Traveller flavor you'd have to weed out a bunch of the obviously SW figures. Unless, of course, you want a Traveller Universe that mirrors aspects of SW, in which case you are good to go. Fwiw, I just finished painting 53 15mm minis (for Ambush A...
by spinwardpirate
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD Update
Replies: 76
Views: 13184

Re: 2300AD Update

If we could judge a book by its cover win have a winner, that's for sure. But please, please take the extra time to weed out the mistakes on the inside.
by spinwardpirate
Wed Oct 26, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Miniatures and Supplements
Replies: 14
Views: 3046

Re: Miniatures and Supplements

I don't know of anyone producing Traveller minis in 25/28 at the moment, but they have been done in the past, and you can usually find them on ebay. Pics of Grenadier's Traveller minis can be found here . As mentioned, traditional Traveller scale was 15mm, and RAFM currently makes the old Citadel Tr...
by spinwardpirate
Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: traveller miniatures
Replies: 20
Views: 4332

For those into 15mm scifi, there's no better blog than Dropship Horizon.

Were I to do a 28mm sf game, I'd probably go with a bunch of Governance of Technology figures.
by spinwardpirate
Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive Traveller
Replies: 580
Views: 102416

SteveCole wrote:In playable scale (i.e., walking 28mm minis around the map)...
I thank the gaming gods that I still have all my FASA Trek 15mm deckplans. That's what I'll be using.

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by spinwardpirate
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why not just be a pirate?
Replies: 173
Views: 15380

Also, note that during the Age of Sail, it wasn't as if the pirate problem was so huge that it created massive impediments to trade. It sucked only if your ship was the unlucky one. The same is true today. The Somali pirates aren't even a drop in the bucket, and they are no where near as powerful a...
by spinwardpirate
Wed Apr 20, 2011 12:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why not just be a pirate?
Replies: 173
Views: 15380

Somebody wrote:For me any discussion about Traveller is always OTU/3 Imperium since I do not care about other settings.
Using the 3I also gives us a frame of reference that we can all work from.
by spinwardpirate
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why not just be a pirate?
Replies: 173
Views: 15380

Relevant, because the amount the U.S. spends is obviously not the kind of money that will be spent by system "Joe Average" in "Backwater" subsector.
by spinwardpirate
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why not just be a pirate?
Replies: 173
Views: 15380

How other countries compare to the US in terms of defense spending.
I think the US is an outlier.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_co ... penditures
by spinwardpirate
Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why not just be a pirate?
Replies: 173
Views: 15380

I've read these Traveller piracy threads for decades now, and one thing that always mystifies me is the fact that some many people play in a 3I that is... one big happy family. In my 3I, there's plenty of intrigue between worlds in a subsector, enough to justify the occasional act of piracy as one ...
by spinwardpirate
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:03 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why not just be a pirate?
Replies: 173
Views: 15380

Besides, there was not much of a permanent navy presence, because the fleets had to return to Europe before the hurricane season in the West Indies, where most of their bases were, because the West Indies were both much more valuable and much more difficult to protect from the many "interested" nei...
by spinwardpirate
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why not just be a pirate?
Replies: 173
Views: 15380

Um... The thrill of the notoriety, the power of having that much control over a large organization AND operating outside the law I just don't see real world examples. Also, it would end VERY quickly. So, a few months of notoriety and then BK & the gallows. I'm trying to think of one. Given time, I ...
by spinwardpirate
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Miniatures
Replies: 41
Views: 10079

Like this?

http://www.travellerbibliography.org/mm/2802.html

I actually have a box of Martian Metals Zhodani sitting here, unpainted and unopened even. If I start up a Traveller game in a month or so, I may have to crack it open and paint them.
by spinwardpirate
Sat Apr 16, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: RPG Realms has old Traveller Stuff for Sale
Replies: 59
Views: 8760

Perhaps in the end all it comes down to is that there are rules for those of us who choose to follow them.
Truer words were not spoken.
by spinwardpirate
Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tips on Running a Pirate Campaign
Replies: 39
Views: 5771

Mithras wrote:Games are short, typically 2 hours on a Monday night, 6:30 to 8:30, and I always supply great things to eat as an 'incentive' to play!
Very cool. My kids are 9 and 7, and I have yet to introduce them to the world of gaming. So I'm looking forward to that day.
by spinwardpirate
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Miniatures
Replies: 41
Views: 10079

One Man in Black from the Scene Uk - 42p.
http://thesceneuk.com/index.php?main_pa ... cts_id=351
by spinwardpirate
Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Miniatures
Replies: 41
Views: 10079

The answer is "yes".

(It depends on how many you want.) :D