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by Chumbly
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: military ship naming convention?
Replies: 14
Views: 772

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: 772

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: 660

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

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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: 660

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....
by Chumbly
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller Player Locator
Replies: 338
Views: 168312

Re: Traveller Player Locator

Australia Australia - NSW - Sydney - krontekag Australia - NSW - Captains Flat - MancerBear Australia - SA - Adelaide - Imeanunoharm Australia - VIC - Melbourne - Melbourne Accords Australia - QLD - Brisbane - flyamanito Australia - QLD - Townsville - Ronnke Australia - NSW - Queanbeyan - Captains F...
by Chumbly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would they be outlaws?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: Would they be outlaws?

Some example of party roles for above scenario.. Nanny/Governess(citizen)loves the child as if she was her own.. Huscarles Master Sergeant(Grizzled Former imperial marine) loving boyfriend of Nanny Tutor(Academic) Family Personal Pilot(Former hotshot navy pilot)..Sig. Other of Tutor Devoted Family B...
by Chumbly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would they be outlaws?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: Would they be outlaws?

If you say that proscribing(legalized killing of family members) child nobles is a little gruesome for your game..consider this role playing adventure possibility.. Your party is the made up of surviving family retainers/servants,devoted bodyguards and huscarles :cry: , who are determined that the E...
by Chumbly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would they be outlaws?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: Would they be outlaws?

While in general, baring an unusually vindictive justice system, I would say no in an ordinary criminal sense. HOWEVER, the third imperium is feudal, with feuding houses from the Imperial family on down. Feudal house systems have a nasty historical precedent of "don't leave defeated house members(in...
by Chumbly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would they be outlaws?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: Would they be outlaws?

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by Chumbly
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Would they be outlaws?
Replies: 9
Views: 1679

Re: Would they be outlaws?

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by Chumbly
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Lab Ship
Replies: 13
Views: 4088

Re: Lab Ship

Actually demanding insurance is pretty much a standard practice of secured lenders. They want the money,even if the property is destroyed. Try getting a home loan,if you tell the bank, that 1. You don't want insurance(they will assume that you mean that you will skip on the loan if the property is d...
by Chumbly
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Visual reason why you don't speed when docking
Replies: 5
Views: 881

Re: Visual reason why you don't speed when docking

Its "Speed 2" <looking around> where's Sandra Bullock???? :roll: :wink:
by Chumbly
Sat Oct 14, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Jumpspace - What Does It Look Like IYTU?
Replies: 9
Views: 1392

Re: Jumpspace - What Does It Look Like IYTU?

You know in lot of ways... I always preferred the B5 jumpspace to the traveller one. It was red and gaseous. you jumped in, and then navigation was treacherous, stay on the shipping lane mapped with beacons or risk becoming lost. The jump space had terrain, the suns in normal space tended to be vort...
by Chumbly
Fri Sep 22, 2017 3:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plot Idea..Wrangels Fleet..Fleet stuck in Exile
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Re: Plot Idea..Wrangels Fleet..Fleet stuck in Exile

Another factor on the Vargr fleet. The Imperial navy officers realize that if this bunch turns corsair.. they are going to try to treat their Imperial refuge as their corsair base and its going to be one of the largest in history.. And they are pissed big time and want their payback revenge.. The sm...
by Chumbly
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Plot Idea..Wrangels Fleet..Fleet stuck in Exile
Replies: 6
Views: 727

Plot Idea..Wrangels Fleet..Fleet stuck in Exile

I posted about this in comment in traveller facebook page.. but I decided that this a great enough plot idea to post it here From Real History In `1920 at the end of the The Russian Civil War.. Imperial Russian Admiral Wrangel led the defeated White Imperial Black Sea fleet from Crimea carrying his ...
by Chumbly
Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 312
Views: 32206

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

One thing I am happy about StarFinder...Next Month(sept).. the miniatures are scheduled to rollout.. Call me old fashioned but I believe that miniatures of adventurers holding laser pistols, blasters and other scifi rifles etc that go whoosh.... buzz... boom etc and the multi-tentacled bug alien of ...
by Chumbly
Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Alternate interstellar travel.
Replies: 14
Views: 1682

Re: Alternate interstellar travel.

In case some did'not know this..starfire 2nd and 3rd edition were largely designed by David Weber of the honor verse and safehold novels fame. He wrote a series of starfire novels that are available on amazon that are pretty good space opera..even if you are not Interested in the game aspects of thi...
by Chumbly
Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: RIP Loren Wiseman
Replies: 6
Views: 866

Re: RIP Loren Wiseman

Why my only personal contact with Loren was a few minutes at a GDW booth in the 80's, and email and traveller mailing list posts and other internet forums etc, I always found Loren to be extremely helpful, pleasant and often extremely funny and witty in some of his posts. He was terribly important i...
by Chumbly
Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Royal Navy is gonna be toothless for a while...
Replies: 36
Views: 3887

Re: The Royal Navy is gonna be toothless for a while...

The I.T. website, "The Register", runs the occasional Royal Navy story. http://search.theregister.co.uk/?q=royal+navy&advanced=1&author=&date=the+dawn+of+time&site=0&results_per_page=20 Hey, bringing back the Swordfish would save the RN a TON of money over the F-35's. And let's be honest, if biplan...
by Chumbly
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Starfinder RPG
Replies: 31
Views: 4077

Re: Starfinder RPG

Custer can be termed ambitious and over enthusiastic, especially during the War of Northern Aggression, but he may be more guilty of operating on false assumptions when he stuck his neck into the hornet's nest of Little Bighorn, and a need to prevent the escape of the gathered tribes, of which he s...