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by BenTOGS
Thu May 05, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Religon in the Traveller universe.Many paths.
Replies: 116
Views: 9735

"I agree the whole Church of Celebrity thing (Elvis) never really struck me as anything but tongue in cheek and more than a bit silly."
I don"t. There really is a 'Church o Elvis'. And for a literary example of one in the space-faring future, see Walter john William's Rock of Ages novel
by BenTOGS
Thu May 05, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Religon in the Traveller universe.Many paths.
Replies: 116
Views: 9735

Generally I presume that we start moving away from religion as we start going out among the stars. Nevertheless, there'll always be a few backwards folk, and they'll be willing to fight. I hope by "backwards" you refer to fighting over religion, not the fact of people being religious. Faith, I beli...
by BenTOGS
Wed May 04, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Religon in the Traveller universe.Many paths.
Replies: 116
Views: 9735

Religon in the Traveller universe.Many paths.

Religon in the trav universe is something that has always needed exploring. Can you imagine the variations of the Earths faiths cast among the stars and 3000 years of history? Much less all the new beliefs from othrr cultures and races? I recently ran a rescue op involving missionairies being held h...
by BenTOGS
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Blade Runner movie?
Replies: 18
Views: 1654

Jeesh, I thought Battlestar Galactica & Matrix were Bladerunner sequels?

Will the new movies be sponsered by the "Human Resistance" car.
Or be like the Indiana Jones films;

"Dekker and the Androids of Doooom..." "Dekker & the Shocking Sweater Mystery" (get it? Electric sheep...) :D
by BenTOGS
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB 9 ADVENTURER ! Traveller, Original D&D and What if.
Replies: 91
Views: 14678

captainjack23 wrote:
BenTOGS wrote:So... When will we see the Traveller 3.5 Edition, or even better, Traveller Pathfinder? :shock: :shock: :D

When they pry Adventurer out of my cold, dead fingers....... :twisted:
I think yu're misquoting Gygax... He said Dungeons & Dragons.
by BenTOGS
Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB 9 ADVENTURER ! Traveller, Original D&D and What if.
Replies: 91
Views: 14678

So... When will we see the Traveller 3.5 Edition, or even better, Traveller Pathfinder? :shock: :shock: :D
by BenTOGS
Mon Feb 28, 2011 5:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: John Ringo: Vorpal Blade
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Hey, another classic is a very early Harry Turtledove, "Non-interference". A human Survey (scouts) ship discovers a Babylon type river culture. Someone on the Survey ship does something against the rules (i.e. breaks the 'prime directive') gets caught. The Surveyship leaves. Then the story jumps 150...
by BenTOGS
Sun Feb 20, 2011 6:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Spinward Marches - Preferred Subsector?
Replies: 13
Views: 1402

I've used District 268 for many of the previous mentioned reasons in the posts. The original Beltstrike was a great jump-offf for me.

I tried using the Solomani Rim, but it's just too settled.

The Islands subsectors were a great setting too.
by BenTOGS
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Duke Norris Facts
Replies: 30
Views: 3926

I can't think of a more ridiclous topic;

Ahem...
Duke Norris met Elvis in a bar. Not only did he step on the blue-suede shoes, he left wearing them.

OMG
by BenTOGS
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: What Setting For Traveller the Movie
Replies: 28
Views: 3189

Already been done.called Serinity . This was, with the Firefly series, the perfect merchanter adventure setting in Traveller. Change the world names & bingo!!
by BenTOGS
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:34 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Supplement 12: Dynasty
Replies: 23
Views: 3893

Quite frankly, I'm underwhelned by Dynasty. I don't see how it will add to a gaming group. Probably not a book I'd purchase. A book of adventure plots (yes, like Patrons, I see a need.)
by BenTOGS
Wed Feb 02, 2011 5:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Miniatures
Replies: 41
Views: 7768

Check out Reaper Minis, their chrononauts line is pretty good for the Spacers & Space marines

http://www.reapermini.com/FigureFinder
by BenTOGS
Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prime Directive
Replies: 14
Views: 2581

Back in the day, I did a Traveller adventure that featured a merchanter crew hired to haul a Jump-drive to a stranded Klingon ship that had dropped in from a paralel dimension. The physics of their warp drive woldn't work in the Trav universeso they were trying to combine a jump drive with their war...
by BenTOGS
Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would You Buy a Solo Traveller Product?
Replies: 45
Views: 7976

It would have to be a software based solo adventure. Book based, die rolling just dosen't work in today's world. So, as presenented I would vote no.
by BenTOGS
Tue Jan 11, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Zombies In Space!!
Replies: 15
Views: 2703

If I mught suggest, a novel I just read "Night of the Living Trekkie" (Zombie-like infection takes place in Houuston, the setting is a annuaul Star Trek convention) The zombies are interesting from a SF pov an d the aspect of undead Borg are pretty good.
by BenTOGS
Thu Dec 23, 2010 7:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mongoose Traveller NPCs
Replies: 33
Views: 5301

I daresay that that is as it shoild be. The characters are designed, not randomised, afterall. One can 'Flesh' them out if the need is there. Lets face it most players need only the basic binary questions for NPCs such as 'Living/dead", ' threat/no threat?', Profit/loss?'

"eat it's own dog food"?
by BenTOGS
Fri Dec 03, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: April: Animals and Starports for Traveller
Replies: 4
Views: 990

:)
Nyuk, nyuk nyuk!!! Coyote Ugly in the 54th century!
by BenTOGS
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: District 268 Products
Replies: 11
Views: 2464

The Spinward Marches Campaign has an overview of the District in 1108ish. The Al Morai mercantile corp had/has routes thry there.
by BenTOGS
Sun Nov 14, 2010 1:42 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Is Traveller on the shelves in your FLGS?
Replies: 22
Views: 2661

Is Traveller on the shelves in your FLGS?

Do you have an area FLGS* that carries the MGTraveller products? Have you attemted to persuede a FLGS to carry the Product?

*Friendly Local Game Shop
by BenTOGS
Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: LBB Scoundrel
Replies: 8
Views: 1264

[quote=]"Drop us a line - we could not stop all the incorrectly labeled ones going out, but we trapped most. We'll happily swap any we missed![/quote] I don't understand. I have no problem with incorrect labeling (bid deal, the interior is correct) but I can't find a game retailer in the area that w...