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by alex_greene
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drivethru Update
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: Drivethru Update

Reynard wrote:
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:03 pm
Very strange. I try to download the Traveller Core Ebook PDF and it instead wants to download the errata file.
That's not the errata file. That's the whole book.
by alex_greene
Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drivethru Update
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Drivethru Update

I just checked Drivethru, and the following files all popped up in the Updated Files section of my library. Blank_Sector_Map.pdf Trav_Character_Sheet.jpg Traveller_Character_Sheet.pdf Traveller_2D_Deckplans_BW.pdf Traveller_Core_Rulebook_BW_PRINTFRIENDLY.pdf Traveller_Core_Ebook.pdf Traveller_Core_R...
by alex_greene
Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Supplement 14: Space Stations - Now on Drivethru!
Replies: 43
Views: 3466

Re: Supplement 14: Space Stations - Now on Drivethru!

This was Mongoose's first foray into space station territory. Second Edition High Guard has refined on this somewhat, and more: it has established that space station design is as important as ship design in the core rules for Second Edition Traveller . As for the feel of what life is like on a stati...
by alex_greene
Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 292
Views: 9848

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Or you could try M-Space, and you can make your SF as hard as you like.
by alex_greene
Wed Aug 23, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 292
Views: 9848

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

People have written hard science fiction set in the Home Counties, but with a planet full of blind people and Triffids.
by alex_greene
Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Happy Fortieth Birthday, Traveller!
Replies: 6
Views: 299

Happy Fortieth Birthday, Traveller!

Traveller was first published on the first day of the Origins Game Fair on Staten Island, which was July 22, 1977. On July 22, 2017, Traveller turned 40 years old. Wherever you are (unless you're off-planet that day), raise a toast to Marc Miller and his Little Black Books, and play a game of Travel...
by alex_greene
Fri May 19, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: TAS membership dividens
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: TAS membership dividens

msprange wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 8:53 am
Tempted to say that if they are with United or Delta, they are non-transferable...
Yeah, but you know that if someone tried to bump a Traveller from their seat, they'd fight back hard :)
by alex_greene
Thu May 18, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: The Fall of Tinath - Now Available Separetely!
Replies: 11
Views: 1075

Re: The Fall of Tinath - Now Available Separetely!

And what if the refugees encountered a Zhodani Core Expedition and warned them: the Essaray are coming ...
by alex_greene
Tue May 16, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trojan Reach: the sci-fi author planets
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: Trojan Reach: the sci-fi author planets

And that makes it even less helpful, because they really could have picked the name from a whole long list of female SF authors, such as (Ursula K) LeGuin, (Anne) McCaffrey, (Dorothy C) Fontana, Chesya (Burke), Octavia (Butler), (Andre) Norton, (Connie) Willis, Tanith (Lee), (C J) Cherryh, Melinda ...
by alex_greene
Tue May 16, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Trojan Reach: the sci-fi author planets
Replies: 19
Views: 985

Re: Trojan Reach: the sci-fi author planets

And that makes it even less helpful, because they really could have picked the name from a whole long list of female SF authors, such as (Ursula K) LeGuin, (Anne) McCaffrey, (Dorothy C) Fontana, Chesya (Burke), Octavia (Butler), (Andre) Norton, (Connie) Willis, Tanith (Lee), (C J) Cherryh, Melinda (...
by alex_greene
Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:32 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Ship Shares and death
Replies: 10
Views: 693

Re: Ship Shares and death

There really are no rules on what happens to ship shares when a Traveller dies. The logical course of action is to assume that the crewmember will have signed ownership of the ship shares back to the ship upon his death, through some clause written into his crew employment contract and written into ...
by alex_greene
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 85
Views: 4296

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

Currency in the 52nd century would work the same way currency has in the past That cannot be assumed to be correct. The economy of the Far Future might not work the same as the American economy c. 2017, any more than it can be assumed to work the way it used to c. 1977. Whether or not the Imperium ...
by alex_greene
Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 85
Views: 4296

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

I wouldn't say that commodities are necessarily stable or liquid. Popular varieties of bullion – such as gold, silver, and platinum in our world – are very liquid, but sometimes fluctuate wildly relative to major currencies. Gems are even more prone to fluctuation, and often not very liquid except ...
by alex_greene
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:29 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 85
Views: 4296

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

Exactly. But it still pays to deposit often and regularly in your local bank branches. Each branch would have your credstik and citizen ID, and any cash transactions would be taken out of your local branch's account first, and any outsystem accounts afterwards. If you had a pile of bullion worth Cr ...
by alex_greene
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 85
Views: 4296

Re: Large amounts of cash on ships

The only time ships need to be carrying large amounts of cash on them is just after one of their jobs. The crew needs to get their cash value goods stowed away in a bank in a Class A or B Starport as quickly as possible, and their credstiks updated with the new value. Their credstiks would then keep...
by alex_greene
Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Illustration and rough concept: Personal Aerodyne
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Illustration and rough concept: Personal Aerodyne

The autogyros are nifty little aircraft, very short takeoff run, and they won't stall, and if the engine dies they autorotate to the ground. if you crash in an autogyro either a rotor came off, or you flew it into something. Or you flew it over one too many SPECTRE bases hidden inside Japanese volc...
by alex_greene
Mon Feb 20, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Illustration and rough concept: Personal Aerodyne
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Illustration and rough concept: Personal Aerodyne

The autogyros are nifty little aircraft, very short takeoff run, and they won't stall, and if the engine dies they autorotate to the ground. if you crash in an autogyro either a rotor came off, or you flew it into something. Or you flew it over one too many SPECTRE bases hidden inside Japanese volc...
by alex_greene
Mon Feb 20, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Illustration and rough concept: Personal Aerodyne
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Illustration and rough concept: Personal Aerodyne

I know these things exist in the real world. Besides documentaries and such, I saw one in a James Bond movie. James knew how to fly it, of course. That reminds me of another real personal flying craft featured in a James Bond movie: a tiny helicopter that is more or less a rotor, an engine, and a l...
by alex_greene
Wed Feb 15, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Loren Wiseman RIP :(
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Re: Loren Wiseman RIP :(

FreeTrav wrote:To Absent Friends
In memory still bright.
by alex_greene
Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Loren Wiseman RIP :(
Replies: 6
Views: 603

Loren Wiseman RIP :(

I just saw the most awful news.
Loren Wiseman, GDW co-founder and part of the original Traveller design team alongside MWM himself [pbuh], has passed away.