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by GypsyComet
Mon Aug 31, 2020 5:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Cirque (T5) Conversion Ressources
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Cirque (T5) Conversion Ressources

Human characters will have the same characteristics range between the two systems, and the Aslan and Vargr will be pretty close. Skills are going to need interpretation, especially now that Mongoose has trimmed its skill list. The ship probably can be converted, but unless you want that exercise, ju...
by GypsyComet
Mon Aug 24, 2020 4:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: K'Kree book
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: K'Kree book

K'kree preferences for world usage were established in CT but not put into practice much until many years later.

Kaa G!'kul has that massive Main anchored in K'kree space. I was looking at that a couple months ago since it reached into X'kug.
by GypsyComet
Mon Aug 24, 2020 12:54 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: K'Kree book
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: K'Kree book

That would be me, yes. (not like it's a secret if you've looked at the T20 credits page or my old website) Updating the most primitive placeheld sectors (Gur and X'kug) and getting a map into Kilong are the next steps. There was also a chunk of K'kree space that was done earlier using the standard p...
by GypsyComet
Sun Aug 23, 2020 6:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: K'Kree book
Replies: 16
Views: 1445

Re: K'Kree book

Ruupiin Sector is now up, in related news.
by GypsyComet
Tue Jun 02, 2020 4:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 120
Views: 48277

Re: Behind the Claw

MongooseMatt wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:55 am
Deneb has been pretty much completely re-written
Based on the text changes I've seen so far, I might use some of the art. Not that Nenlat, though. He's too fat.
by GypsyComet
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large Scout Ships?
Replies: 33
Views: 7488

Re: Large Scout Ships?

1248 was canon, then discarded. Not discarded, just some details are invalidated by retcons, especially MgT retcons such as the speed of the wave. So the Wave is probably one of those things best left discarded. There is a hint of a resolution possibility in AotI and T5 that could re-write the sett...
by GypsyComet
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:33 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Are we playing two different games?
Replies: 18
Views: 4151

Re: Are we playing two different games?

Because I've come to think we are playing two different games, out of the exact same rulebook. In my experience, no two groups can be assumed to be playing "the same game", even out of the same book. The biases (ahem, "education and experiences") each person brings to a rule set vary considerably, ...
by GypsyComet
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternate Lab Ships?
Replies: 16
Views: 2932

Re: Alternate Lab Ships?

Both T20 and T4 used different hulls for the Lab Ship. The T4 hull is rather... flashy for science, and has the usual T4 deckplan problem. The T20 hull has a fan deckplan, I think, but nothing official.
by GypsyComet
Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How close are orbital starports?
Replies: 81
Views: 11676

Re: How close are orbital starports?

From a pure safety standpoint you'd want orbital warehouses and stations at the 99D limit rather than at the 100D or beyond. The reason for that is safety, and security. It means that a ship exiting jump space would not be an immediate hazard to a station. ... While speed and efficiency are the whe...
by GypsyComet
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lentuli Subsector
Replies: 6
Views: 1649

Re: Lentuli Subsector

Marhaban would likely be its first name in the Human era, as the Newts would have been the most significant inhabitants, and Marhaban is the name of their homeworld. Before the Vilani arrived there would be no name since they brought both jump drive and the sector/subsector mapping scheme with them....
by GypsyComet
Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starport / Planetary TL mismatch
Replies: 13
Views: 2635

Re: Starport / Planetary TL mismatch

Starports can, by definition, start from scratch on worlds of TL9 or above. But the Imperium doesn't always wait that long, or worry about some world that was a mistake to colonize 300 years ago "catching up" just to justify a good port if the world is otherwise worth a good port. That can be as sim...
by GypsyComet
Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 800 ton Merc Cruiser deck plan
Replies: 40
Views: 4944

Re: 800 ton Merc Cruiser deck plan

Also, there seems to be a big difference between the Mongoose 50 ton cutter and the LBB 50 ton cutter. Artistic license was common. The "10 ton" ATV of CT was drawn closer to 30 dtons, which was why only one fit into the Cutter's ATV cradle. I think there are five different Cutters, significantly d...
by GypsyComet
Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:15 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub 100 ton tugs and man G when tugging!
Replies: 57
Views: 5406

Re: Sub 100 ton tugs and man G when tugging!

Gypsy Comet, do you have house rules you're using? While I have not gone diving into the subcraft rules particularly, my first thought would be to compare the drive size in tonnage to the core book letter drives. If you meet those sizes, you get those performances. That Tug has 16 dtons of M-Drive,...
by GypsyComet
Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Sub 100 ton tugs and man G when tugging!
Replies: 57
Views: 5406

Re: Sub 100 ton tugs and man G when tugging!

You've tripped over one of the reasons why I prefer to have options to the letter drive paradigm. It breeds "special" rules around the edges...
by GypsyComet
Mon Aug 03, 2015 2:09 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zhodani 10ton fighter
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Zhodani 10ton fighter

The tail is too flat, and there is no fin. The examples we have from CT involve either an organic flowing look (the fighter on the SDB) or a simple, angular, almost crystaline look (the Vlezhdest). The Zhodani show no signs of applying a "mecha-godzilla" look to their organic hull forms.
by GypsyComet
Mon Aug 03, 2015 1:00 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zhodani 10ton fighter
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Zhodani 10ton fighter

I'm a Keith brothers traditionalist, so this doesn't say "Zhodani" to me at all.
by GypsyComet
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd Imperium Line
Replies: 75
Views: 7647

Re: 3rd Imperium Line

The one source not mentioned and so hard to finds is Gateway to Destiny featuring K'kree on a mission against all those meat eaters. GtD has its strong points, but the K'kree aren't one of them. It takes the situation seen 125 years later (in Lord of Thunder, aka MegaTraveller Journal #4) and back ...
by GypsyComet
Fri Jul 17, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd Imperium Line
Replies: 75
Views: 7647

Re: 3rd Imperium Line

ShawnDriscoll wrote:Mongoose books should be more than just parity checking with previous editions published.
On this point we agree. The key word is "more".
by GypsyComet
Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd Imperium Line
Replies: 75
Views: 7647

Re: 3rd Imperium Line

K'kree are also difficult. The last treatment (GURPS) was a huge joke, literally. In general, if no one has that book, it doesn't really matter. And it should not be a factor in why a K'kree book will be written for Mongoose Traveller or not. You do realize that the GURPS Traveller line is still av...
by GypsyComet
Fri Jul 03, 2015 2:52 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 3rd Imperium Line
Replies: 75
Views: 7647

Re: 3rd Imperium Line

I guess there's no freelancers that want to do the K'Kree and Hiver books. Neither is an easy book to write, really. Unless you spend a lot of time on their mutant offshoot the Ancients, Droyne are kinda boring. I know Don wants to finish the book. K'kree are also difficult. The last treatment (GUR...