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by Chumbly
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Return of the Wild Geese Cannon Fodder
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Re: Return of the Wild Geese Cannon Fodder

I think the situation where a Traveller planetary government might very well choose to import cannon fodder, is precisely the situation that Azerbaijan found itself in. The Azeri's are not a poor society, they are quite oil-rich actually, it's what paid for the fancy armament and drones they used ag...
by Chumbly
Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Return of the Wild Geese Cannon Fodder
Replies: 8
Views: 918

Return of the Wild Geese Cannon Fodder

Generally, when Mercenaries are used in Traveller, the type of Mercenary used is the long term experienced and well trained professional soldier, model generally being Mike Hoare's south African Mercenaries in the 60's Congo. But the Term WIld Geese actually comes from the Irish Cannon Fodder Mercen...
by Chumbly
Thu Nov 05, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: You see the blazing lights of the starport gift shop...
Replies: 10
Views: 3790

Re: You see the blazing lights of the starport gift shop...

On the back wall, there is a wall of vid-screens hawking the latest advertising for the selection of Novels to be immediately downloaded to a travelers' PAD, before liftoff. There is a trio of travelers watching the advertising, the Human male is watching an ad for the latest Toveev Clance novel of ...
by Chumbly
Sat Aug 29, 2020 6:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drinaxian Companion - Now on Pre-Order & Ebook!
Replies: 6
Views: 4721

Re: Drinaxian Companion - Now on Pre-Order & Ebook!

So out of curiosity, what is the status of the Hardcopy... Is it due to be printed soon, on the high seas, or just awaiting... Not pushing hard, its 2020, I know there is all sorts of production/distribution delays/problems for every company.. just curious, if there is any type of status available. ...
by Chumbly
Sun May 31, 2020 11:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw release?
Replies: 5
Views: 1998

Re: Behind the Claw release?

Well, I got on Sat(in the US). Looks Great... though what a monster of a book :shock:... It is about half again the size of the core rulebook. I had the pdf, but I really didn't grasp just how big this puppy is till I had in my paws. I am gonna have to work out to carry this little book around. Chum...
by Chumbly
Thu May 28, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Having a happy Traveller moment
Replies: 3
Views: 2019

Having a happy Traveller moment

Yep today was a good day .. First I saw the Mongoose Facebook post on how Drinaxian Companion is getting close... cool looking ships btw... Then I check email... I got the notice that Behind the Claws Hardopy is now trucking its rear down the road with the postal service on its way to my greedy hand...
by Chumbly
Tue May 19, 2020 7:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 120
Views: 61617

Re: Behind the Claw

So did the ship carrying the Behind the Claw hardcopies find safe harbor in the last few days.. or is it going to be one of those flying dutchmen ships stuck at sea with NO safe harbor in this pandemic... I understand that COVID19 could cause a delay, just curious as to what is happening right now.....
by Chumbly
Mon Apr 06, 2020 10:21 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 120
Views: 61617

Re: Behind the Claw

Oh my bad... In my mind, I read May 19 as March 19.... so sorry.. my bad... Damn Zho's came in and messed with my mind... that is it... that's my story and I am sticking with it. :shock: No self-isolation delusional thinking going on here.. No Siree... <just a minute... Emperor Strephon.. is asking ...
by Chumbly
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw
Replies: 120
Views: 61617

Re: Behind the Claw

Did the shipment of Behind the Claw Hard physical Copies in the US.. get put on hold due to social distancing...
I never received my copy .. so just checking if it got "corona" delayed.. or if there was a lost shipment.

Just checking..
Chumbly
by Chumbly
Tue Dec 17, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Will the Mongoose deign to deliver the State of the Mongoose 2019 any time soon?
Replies: 6
Views: 5834

Will the Mongoose deign to deliver the State of the Mongoose 2019 any time soon?

Just curious, when possibly the Mongoose will ride in the gilded State Coach to the ornate balcony to deliver the State of the Mongoose for the new Campaign Year, using a little snuff to overcome the stench of the unwashed assembled gamer peasantry below? Chumbly One of the unwashed gamer peasantry ...
by Chumbly
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 31697

Re: Deepnight Revelation

Like the Gremlins movie... cute and cuddly until you add water....

Transport them into a tropical world as this years Xmas.. got to have pet...
Then the rainy season happens.......

Chumbly
by Chumbly
Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Interesting article about the placement of Sol in Milky Way Galaxy
Replies: 4
Views: 1814

Interesting article about the placement of Sol in Milky Way Galaxy

Interesting article on the placement of the sun(Sol) relative to the Milky Way Galaxy. I always kind of assumed from Sci-Fi(things like the Charted Space Map) that we were out closer to the Rim. but it turns out we are quite a way in(about halfway to the galactic center black hole). Using the Solar ...
by Chumbly
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Deepnight Revelation
Replies: 146
Views: 31697

Re: Deepnight Revelation

A while back, you intimated that eventually, Mongoose would take us into the 5th Frontier War
as a path for the adventure books. Are we still on that path or will Deepnight take us onto a different direction into terms
of long term adventure support and timeline? Just curious...

Chumbly
by Chumbly
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Mongoose 2E Traveller ruleset on Fantasy Grounds VTT
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Re: Official Mongoose 2E Traveller ruleset on Fantasy Grounds VTT

Just a side note to the above.. many Fantasy Ground GM's use Fantasy Grounds with DIscord and Syrnscape
to provide a voice chat and sound effects over the internet for their game sessions. So you are not
forced to strictly on have a text-based chat game session.
Chumbly
by Chumbly
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Mongoose 2E Traveller ruleset on Fantasy Grounds VTT
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Re: Official Mongoose 2E Traveller ruleset on Fantasy Grounds VTT

There is NO AI in Fantasy Ground VTT. There is NO replacement for the GM. It is essentially a chat system, combined with shared maps integrated with a combat tracker that is coded with the Traveller rules. It has a combat tracker and automated character sheet that allows 1 click rolling of the virtu...
by Chumbly
Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Official Mongoose 2E Traveller ruleset on Fantasy Grounds VTT
Replies: 4
Views: 1736

Official Mongoose 2E Traveller ruleset on Fantasy Grounds VTT

Just thought I would mention it for anybody interested in playing Traveller on a VTT Since Tuesday Sept 17, there has been an official ruleset for Mongoose Traveller 2E in the Fantasy Grounds store. It is being actively worked on and supported. https://www.fantasygrounds.com/store/product.php?id=MGP...
by Chumbly
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: military ship naming convention?
Replies: 14
Views: 2757

Re: military ship naming convention?

Actually, it does make some interesting Role Playing possibilities, like the rivarly between the crews of INS Spinward Gazelle and INS Corridor Gazelle in the Trojan Reaches as to which crew and ship best embody the "TRUE" spirit of Gazelle. Also, think of this possibility. Imp Captain Juli Yuroshii...
by Chumbly
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: military ship naming convention?
Replies: 14
Views: 2757

Re: military ship naming convention?

In my personal use, I always precede the ship name with the sector name or shortened identifier for e.g. for gazelle commissioned in the Spinward Marches would INS Spinward Gazelle. The reason for this is due to the size of the Imperium, nobody can have an accurate list of unique ship names that wou...
by Chumbly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starport Graphic Novel by George RR Martin(Game of Thrones)
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Re: Starport Graphic Novel by George RR Martin(Game of Thrones)

If anything, it might start an interesting game of "Does or Did George RR Martin play Traveller" :D

Chumbly
by Chumbly
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:02 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starport Graphic Novel by George RR Martin(Game of Thrones)
Replies: 5
Views: 1366

Starport Graphic Novel by George RR Martin(Game of Thrones)

While not directly Traveller related I saw this on the Syfy News website, and thought this might be something Traveller fans might like.(Have not picked it up myself yet though), Looks lite it Would be a fun read or even perhaps provide a home brew setting for a Traveller universe. https://www.syfy....