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by alex_greene
Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Large amounts of cash on ships
Replies: 85
Views: 2070

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: 2070

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: 2070

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: 2070

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: 222

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: 222

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: 222

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: 311

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: 311

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.
by alex_greene
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:34 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Referee's Briefing 6: Garden Worlds
Replies: 11
Views: 827

Re: Referee's Briefing 6: Garden Worlds

The Chamax don't look scary ... until the Referee describes a scene reminiscent of the one in the Starship Troopers movie where the MI look over the parapet of the fortress on Planet P, and all that the Travellers can see is bugs out to the horizon. Just a carpet of the monstrous things, piling up a...
by alex_greene
Thu Feb 09, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: Mongoose News - Vehicle Handbook Preview
Replies: 2
Views: 256

Re: Mongoose News - Vehicle Handbook Preview

Military grade weaponry, a crane but no cargo space, and everybody has an ejector seat. Plus the wet bar filled with lovely alcohol. I can totally get behind this philosophy. The vehicle could have done with high-traction rear wheels so it could really haul more stuff in a big trailer behind it. All...
by alex_greene
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics in Traveller 2e?
Replies: 18
Views: 844

Re: Psionics in Traveller 2e?

I know this is digging the thread up from it's restful slumber, but I shall do it any way. Is there any chance of 2e Psi book on the horizon? Thought I'd put a vote for it out there in the hope to bump it along. Also in regards to resisting PSI attacks such as suggestion, I've never been a fan of u...
by alex_greene
Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Psionics in Traveller 2e?
Replies: 18
Views: 844

Re: Psionics in Traveller 2e?

I know this is digging the thread up from it's restful slumber, but I shall do it any way. Is there any chance of 2e Psi book on the horizon? Thought I'd put a vote for it out there in the hope to bump it along. Also in regards to resisting PSI attacks such as suggestion, I've never been a fan of u...
by alex_greene
Fri Jan 06, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Traders - An Alternative Vision
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: Free Traders - An Alternative Vision

wbnc wrote:When I did "ships Of Gold" ... both of my books over on Drivethru PRG :D (looks ashamed) I mean if ya want to see how I set the design up...
Something like this book?
by alex_greene
Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Free Traders - An Alternative Vision
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Free Traders - An Alternative Vision

This morning, I found myself imagining another Traveller , where the Free Trader was a far more powerful ship than the current official rules allow. I had this vision of Free Traders being this workhorse type of ship, able to cross any distance between the stars, albeit very slowly: its rating of Ju...
by alex_greene
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Legend
Topic: (2016) Happy Christmas / Merry Yule / Seasons Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 264

Re: (2016) Happy Christmas / Merry Yule / Seasons Greetings

You too. Hope your day was a good one.
by alex_greene
Sun Dec 25, 2016 10:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Daring To Change: Innovation In The Third Imperium
Replies: 38
Views: 883

Re: Daring To Change: Innovation In The Third Imperium

I would like to point out that the 3I does have a metaplot. It's got the Fifth Frontier War, the Empress Wave, the assassination of Strephon, Rebellion, Hard Times and the Virus storyline. And for the Virus storyline, there has to be an adventure called Signal GK , in which the Travellers discover t...
by alex_greene
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:51 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017
Replies: 18
Views: 948

Hoping For New Legend Books In 2017

I hope there'll be new Legend books for us in 2017. I know, I've a vested interest, but all the same ...

Anyway, Merry Christmas and Season's Greetings to everybody here!
by alex_greene
Sat Dec 24, 2016 9:50 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Feasts And Festivals In The Third Imperium
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Feasts And Festivals In The Third Imperium

Does anybody have any idea whether or not there are anything like feast days and festival days in the Third Imperium? You know, Strephon's Birthday, Arbellatra's Birthday, the day the Imperium claimed Regina and named the sector the Spinward Marches, Day 001 of each year? In this case, I'm just wond...
by alex_greene
Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Daring To Change: Innovation In The Third Imperium
Replies: 38
Views: 883

Re: Daring To Change: Innovation In The Third Imperium

hivemindx wrote:It seems like you want a constantly evolving game and you are not happy with just doing that yourself, you want this to be 'official'.
What Psionics Institute trained you? Don't pay them a single credit.