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by alex_greene
Wed Dec 02, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Skandersvik - Sword Worlds Campaign
Replies: 5
Views: 2986

Re: Skandersvik - Sword Worlds Campaign

Just a thought, but a ship like the Skander with a powerful main computer, large number of weapons and few dedicated gunners would benefit massively from Advanced Fire Control (to help less well-trained part-time gunners hit their targets) and/or Virtual Gunner/Crew to help fire said weapons while ...
by alex_greene
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Would anyone object But if you need another person used to the Zhodani headspace, I'm around. Your help has already proven vital. Many thanks. *coughs in site mod* Funny thing is, it feels like I'm always here, always close at hand if someone needs a mod. The "resident" part, I've got down pat. The...
by alex_greene
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Yet again MgT gets it wrong... We'll all take your opinion under advisement, call it a protest, and move on to more constructive criticism. I was chatting with Jim Kundert and Rob Eaglestone recently about the official Zdetl lexicon, a copy of which they have been kind enough to share with me, alon...
by alex_greene
Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Become a Journalist for the Travellers' Aid Society!
Replies: 20
Views: 8109

Re: Become a Journalist for the Travellers' Aid Society!

Is this going to be an open door, and a continued series?
by alex_greene
Fri Nov 27, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Here are the ones I have linked: Could you distill what you learned about the Zhodani from these? Or link to timestamps in the videos, if you still remember? I'm an impatient person. :lol: The Zhodani were transplanted to the world they now call Zhdant, some 300,000 years ago, by Yaskoydray. They e...
by alex_greene
Sun Nov 15, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist

Of course, this was what the Zhodani had planned for Fulacin - a covert forward base.
Wonder what happened to that ...?
by alex_greene
Thu Nov 12, 2020 8:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Re: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist

Then check out the State of The Mongooose on Monday.
by alex_greene
Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

The Empress Wave is considered optional by some players. Just as Psionics is. But still, the Empress Wave is kind of a big deal. Psionics ceases to be optional when the Zhodani are introduced to the game. The Empress Wave, along with Strephon's assassination, Civil War, Hard Times, Virus, MT and TN...
by alex_greene
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:28 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Fifth Frontier War Wishlist
Replies: 10
Views: 1708

Fifth Frontier War Wishlist

I've heard that Fifth Frontier War is on its way. I still think I have the old module and maps, but truth to tell I could never get into the wargaming. But I would love to see the following:- - An adventure where the Travellers start it completely by accident; - Maybe the Travellers get caught up in...
by alex_greene
Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

If they've ignored the Wave, thar'd be a good thing for the 2nd Ed metaplot; the Fifth Frontier War could then be a thing rooted in the local area, not some fancy weird thing coming up from the core. FFW should focus on the Spinward Marches and the other regions just beyond. No Tripwire; no Ancients...
by alex_greene
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:54 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Good job I bought Agent of The Imperium at the same time as Aliens of Charted Space, then ... Could it be that Mongoose 2nd Edition Traveller is following the CT path and having no Fienzhatshtiavl at all? It'll be a game changer, because the FFW would just become another game of push and shove over ...
by alex_greene
Wed Nov 11, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

I'd like to think that the Wave is a lightspeed phenomenon, and that the initial effect that seems to be travelling at 1 parsec a year is just the first foreshock. The main Wave itself is heading rimwards at 1 light year per year, 3.26 years to cross one parsec, and that by the time it gets to the C...
by alex_greene
Wed Nov 11, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

Good news; Rob Eaglestone has sent the outline of Zhodani grammar, along with the entire canon lexicon of Zdetl words, to go with my study materials - CT alien Module 4, Mongoose Alien Module 4, Zhodani Philosophies, and SORAG. A few other resources will come my way to add to my studies. By the time...
by alex_greene
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:47 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

I suspect self interest and social harmonization would indicate a policy of minimal contact with other humans, especially with proles. I suspect war is more of a means to create a buffer zone beyond which the Imperium would find it difficult to advance, sort of a Vulcan Neutral Zone. If Tripwire is...
by alex_greene
Tue Nov 10, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

That's fine. Thanks for sharing. This is just what I need.
by alex_greene
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

One thing the new book gave us was a hint as to what alien arts and architecture look like, and I'm glad this turned up. I'd like to see the Zhodani vocabulary expanded beyond what is in the Glossary. I'd like to answer the following questions:- - What body parts of a clothed Zhodani can you never t...
by alex_greene
Tue Nov 10, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

A Zhodani expert would know about the core expeditions. And that Empress Wave, and their urgent need to secure an Erdriap Chensh to form a firebreak against it, hence their drive to take the one on Rhylanor. I've also got Tripwire . And I've followed the path of the Core Expeditions on the Travelle...
by alex_greene
Tue Nov 10, 2020 12:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Re: Resident Zhodani expert?

I think the phrase I am looking for is " Tletl. Shtiavl. Otre' . I got this. You're not the Tavrchedl' ." Question 1 are they good guys or bad guys? To the Impies, they are the devil incarnate - an Orwellian dictatorship, no less. To the Zhodani, they are one big happy family. To the Hivers, whose m...
by alex_greene
Mon Nov 09, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Resident Zhodani expert?
Replies: 57
Views: 5567

Resident Zhodani expert?

I think I've always enjoyed the Zhodani, ever since the first original JTAS article / interview with a Zhodani Noble. Would anyone object if I declared myself a sort-of resident Zhodani expert here? For what it's worth, I have an idea for an article for the Mongoose JTAS mag.
by alex_greene
Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!
Replies: 30
Views: 6100

Re: Aliens of Charted Space Vol. 1 - It Is Here!

Nice artwork.

I went straight to the Zhodani section. I'm an unabashed fan of the Zhodani, and I'm always eager to find out as much as I can about them.

I'm still holding out for The Zhodani Dictionary as a future supplement ...