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by AndrewW
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ships with 7G and higher acceleration
Replies: 23
Views: 356

Re: Ships with 7G and higher acceleration

Old School wrote:
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:45 pm
It is more reasonable, but the crew levels indicated in High Guard (and the ship space dedicated to them) do not factor this in.
Most ships have full staffing, which allows a larger body of replacements. Though there are ships that do use the reduced staffing.
by AndrewW
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: detection rules
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: detection rules

HalC wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:35 pm
One of the things I did for my own Traveller Universe, was to create a set of "Fleet jump rules".
High Guard (2e) covers Synchronised Jumps on page: 14.
by AndrewW
Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: detection rules
Replies: 13
Views: 315

Re: detection rules

I’m mulling over a house rule that would require a software package to collect and process sensor data from multiple ships into a cohesive picture. End effect would be the same as a collection net or distributed array. Distance between vessels in the net and differences in sensor capabilities ship-...
by AndrewW
Sun Sep 02, 2018 3:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Foodrunner in the Great Rift
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Foodrunner in the Great Rift

The crates have more then just food in them (possibly some form of smuggling). Perhaps involving customs finding the items, or the criminal elements come to retrieve the items.

The food is spoiled or tainted in some way and the shipment is refused.
by AndrewW
Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Boarding actions
Replies: 13
Views: 626

Re: Boarding actions

The original idea was to include a chapter on boarding actions. But it was decided that would be better for a separate product.
by AndrewW
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 31
Views: 2071

Re: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

Also... where are the MGT2 race books? Veteran players say "Oh, there's no urgent need, they're covered pretty well in MGT1" -- guess what? NEW players don't have MGT1 books and don't want to buy MGT1 books because they are firmly grounded in MGT2 books. Race books and the Companion are big ticket ...
by AndrewW
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Particle beam radiation damage
Replies: 53
Views: 1337

Re: Particle beam radiation damage

I believe that was the whole purpose to 'give' players a PA weapon. It convinces targets they have little other choice and gives a.... slight edge on warships so they might get away. Wow, dilemma. Partially, it is meant as a heave to or else, also the range was a factor for ships that are silly eno...
by AndrewW
Thu Aug 16, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Constructing Deck Plans Oddity...
Replies: 6
Views: 739

Re: Constructing Deck Plans Oddity...

An unwritten rule has been "within 20%". Most deck plan makers have used as much as 20% over listed tonnage to allow adequate corridors and access space around the components. Oh it is written (almost): STEP TWO: Check the overall tonnage of the ship. Each ton is usually represented by 2 squares on...
by AndrewW
Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Does Oleb trust them too much?
Replies: 13
Views: 1146

Re: Does Oleb trust them too much?

Why do they have to be your own age?

If nobody in your area will (and those ones don't sound like they are worth it), then that doesn't mean giving up gaming, there's the possibility of some form of online play, there's also gaming conventions. Or some form of gaming that doesn't involve RPG's.
by AndrewW
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Navy officers melee weapon skill
Replies: 5
Views: 573

Re: Navy officers melee weapon skill

Well, cutlass would be the usual for the Marines:
Classic Traveller Book 4: Mercenary wrote:Whenever a marine rolls a blade skill, it must be taken as Cutlass unless the character successfully makes a saving throw against marine tradition.
by AndrewW
Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Tell me what you want.
Replies: 33
Views: 2149

Re: Tell me what you want.

This. Also, I'd love to see some traveller on a smaller scale, places with tons of adventure that can be used as a base or visited frequently. A starport - orbital and downport, detailed like a fantasy city supplement. A city under the sea, or in the clouds of a gas giant, that sort of thing. You s...
by AndrewW
Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How would the people that remembered cope?
Replies: 5
Views: 280

Re: How would the people that remembered cope?

What would happen if someone went back in time and killed Hitler, but when he or she returned to the modern time he discovered that the rumours about Hitler being a idiot when it came to military strategy costing Germany, on The scale of A Planet, where due and with him dead The Desert Fox(name for...
by AndrewW
Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Behind the Claw editorial suggestion
Replies: 10
Views: 564

Re: Behind the Claw editorial suggestion

msprange wrote:
Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:10 am
We have been talking about a new mega-campaign that would effectively be a five year mission into deep, deep, deep space...
These are the voyages of the Free Trader Beowulf.
by AndrewW
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Brainstorming a Ringworld adventure
Replies: 65
Views: 1772

Re: Brainstorming a Ringworld adventure

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:58 pm
I don't know what that is, is it something built by the United Arab Emirates by any chance?
Yup, one Dubai built:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_World_(archipelago)
by AndrewW
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!
Replies: 31
Views: 2071

Re: The Traveller Companion - It Exists!

TrippyHippy wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:43 am
Oh, and robots.
Well, there is a Mongoose robots book for the earlier edition, along with a third party one.
by AndrewW
Sun Jul 22, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Regrowing an arm and other medical advantages
Replies: 11
Views: 387

Re: Regrowing an arm and other medical advantages

Yes true, and organ growth can serve another purpose as well. What if you wanted to make a flesh and blood android for example with only a computer substituting for the brain, everything else is flesh and blood. To grow the android, you would need to get a DNA sample from the donor, possibly even w...
by AndrewW
Sun Jul 22, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Pirates of Drinax] Game of Sun and Shadows - supply lines
Replies: 7
Views: 322

Re: [Pirates of Drinax] Game of Sun and Shadows - supply lines

There is a smaller 1,000 ton Imperial Navy tender in Supplement 10: Merchants and Cruisers. Not intended to resupply large fleets.
by AndrewW
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: permission question about the SRD
Replies: 4
Views: 322

Re: permission question about the SRD

by AndrewW
Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Why no career books?
Replies: 32
Views: 1428

Re: Why no career books?

Tom Kalbfus wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:48 pm
Did not High Guard cover the Navy Career? There was a book called Scouts which also covered System generation.
The 1st edition did.
by AndrewW
Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Prison adventure ideas
Replies: 16
Views: 651

Re: Prison adventure ideas

Yet, if you automate the Navigator, why do you need a pilot? Surely ships in Traveller should have an autopilot capable of landing a ship or taking a ship off (even doing insertions for gas giant scooping for that matter). It'd require sensors and so on, but things that like could probably be found...