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by Pyromancer
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Constructing Deck Plans Oddity...
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Constructing Deck Plans Oddity...

Personally, I count the whole engine room towards the tonnage of the components. So, not the jump drive is 10 dton, but the engine room the jump drive sits in is 10 dton. +-10%
by Pyromancer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

A bit harsh for my tastes but definitely a solid start. I would probably say that solar panel tons = hit points so that each of the scenarios you describe (a maneuver at Thrust 1+ or a weapon hit) takes out one ton of the array. So still a chance to take out the whole system but maybe just a part. ...
by Pyromancer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

House rule: Solar Panels generate Power points per ton dependant on TL and cost MCr0.1 per ton: TL 8: 50 PP/ton TL 10: 75 PP/ton TL 12: 100 PP/ton TL 15: 125 PP/ton This is for ships in the habitable zone of a star. Divide by 2 if the ship is beyond the habitable zone, divide by 10 if the ship is in...
by Pyromancer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Given that we can't manoeuvre nor fire weapons using solar panels it makes some kind of sense that we don't really need specified Power. You may not need it. But I find it irritating that they introduced this whole new subsystem of power generation and bookkeeping with power points, and then ignore...
by Pyromancer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 16
Views: 211

Re: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Yes, it's the same text as in High Guard 1e. Only there, it makes sense , because in 1e, power plants are defined by what kind of drives they can power, and the rest is just handwaved. But in 2e, there is a whole new subsystem centered around power management. Now, power plants are defined by how ma...
by Pyromancer
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: High Guard 2e - Solar Panels
Replies: 16
Views: 211

High Guard 2e - Solar Panels

Is there an errata for High Guard 2e? The rules for solar panels are just copy&pasted from High Guard 1e and don't make much sense in the 2e context. Specifically, they don't give how much Power points solar panels generate.
by Pyromancer
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Appraise this
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Appraise this

I have suggested to establish a subforum called "JMISBEST asks" to organize this a little bit and to increase the usability of the forum. It would be the best solution in my eyes.
by Pyromancer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?

There are a total of two couples in the campaign (according to my research): 1) There's a husband-and-wife team of free traders mentioned as background characters in "Treasure Ship". 2) Lady Telwax, the governor of Asim, has a wife and children, although no further details beyond their mere existenc...
by Pyromancer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Appraise this
Replies: 9
Views: 224

Re: Appraise this

It would be helpful to actually post the tables for us to look at, you know?
by Pyromancer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?

I think I'll go the boring route and just introduce a few husbands and wives, since the concept of marriage is clearly known on Drinax.
by Pyromancer
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?

Upon further reflection: This campaign seriously lacks married couples, or couples at all. There are a few parent-child relations, but it's only ever a single parent mentioned.
by Pyromancer
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Could they do it?
Replies: 3
Views: 51

Re: Could they do it?

In most of the better legal systems here on earth, you can only be convicted of the crimes you are accused of. If you are accused of crime A, but the prosecutor can't convince the jury that you are guilty of crime A (because, for example, you are actually innocent and didn't commit crime A), the jur...
by Pyromancer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Campaign log
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: [Drinax] Campaign log

MonkeyX wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:51 pm
At face value they do t seem “piraty”. are you planning a more political take on the adventures?
I'll let the players do their thing, but at the moment I fully expect that actual piracy will not be front and center of our campaign.
by Pyromancer
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Campaign log
Replies: 5
Views: 112

[Drinax] Campaign log

This thread is for updates and questions about our upcoming "Pirates of Drinax" campaign. It will be some time until the campaign begins, since there are other campaigns to finish first, but the first characters have been built: - Sala, the King's young niece, rebellious master duelist, who wants to...
by Pyromancer
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?

I thought of Lady Hil, too. But now that you mention it: Scholar Voha could be Harricks mother! That adds another tragic touch to the story. A mother refusing to believe her son was dead, and fighting for 20 years to bring him back to life. It would also explain the pressure on King Oleb a little bi...
by Pyromancer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?

But where are the mothers? Being the mother of the heir is a powerful position, if not formal, then at least informal. And as far as I'm aware, they are never mentioned. Given the medical technology, I don't think they died. Perhaps it is custom to exile them, to prevent them from becoming too power...
by Pyromancer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Drinax] Where is the Queen?
Replies: 11
Views: 340

[Drinax] Where is the Queen?

Who is the mother of Harrick and Rao? Where is she? Is there a Queen hidden somewhere on the Floating Palace?
by Pyromancer
Wed Aug 08, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would it be a war-crime?
Replies: 17
Views: 342

Re: Would it be a war-crime?

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:24 am
So how do you pull off this disguise?
You slap together a radio device that emits a frequency pattern similar to a warship's radar and fake the IFF transponder.
by Pyromancer
Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rogue 'planet' discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Rogue 'planet' discovered

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:45 pm
Linwood wrote:
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:19 am
High density feels like it fits with high magnetism. So - high metallic content?
Not necessarily, hydrogen compresses a lot when under pressure.
And then it becomes metallic. There's a theory that the core of Jupiter consists of metallic hydrogen.
by Pyromancer
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Rogue 'planet' discovered
Replies: 8
Views: 210

Re: Rogue 'planet' discovered

First I thought about Blindsight (the novel by Peter Watts), but then I read 20 lightyears...