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by alex_greene
Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Legend
Topic: How to run a siege ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1982

Re: How to run a siege ?

Which would be the most challenging - the players as besiegers, looking to scheme and connive their way into the fortification like dogs? Or the players stuck in the middle of the siege, rooting out spies, saboteurs and enemies scaling the walls, defending the wells and food reserves from those same...
by alex_greene
Mon May 28, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: [Admin] Irrelevant Topics
Replies: 0
Views: 357

[Admin] Irrelevant Topics

So recently, some posts by one member have been flagged and reported. The user has been the subject of a complaint for irrelevant posts. I had to delete one post due to the fact that it was naming personal names, including the real world name of the forum member - information which did nothing to c...
by alex_greene
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Core Rulebook Upgrade
Replies: 1
Views: 292

Core Rulebook Upgrade

Just a headsup - if you have the Second Edition Core Rulebook in PDF from DTRPG, it's just been updated. You'll have to check it out in your My Library page. The file should be called Traveller_Core_eBook_FEB18.pdf and you'll find a black and white printer-friendly version called Traveller_Core_Rule...
by alex_greene
Tue Feb 13, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: DriveThruRPG Traveller Sale
Replies: 1
Views: 271

DriveThruRPG Traveller Sale

So I thought I'd give you all a headsup. The DriveThruRPG Traveller sale is closing on February 15th - just two days from now. Here's a link, if you're interested . Core CSC High Guard Vehicle Handbook They haven't discounted the Great Rift material, though. Not being nasty or anything, but I feel k...
by alex_greene
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future
Replies: 22
Views: 1635

Re: New Zozer Games SF setting - Hostile - Gritty, near'ish future

Okay, people, one post's been reported twice. You've now got a mod's attention. Back to your corners, please. Play nice. And stop sharing the offending post. Time to ignore that inflammatory comment, and anyone who shares it and comments on it. I have sent a PM to the sender of that post, so just k...
by alex_greene
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: News About Marc W Miller, Traveller Creator (pbuh)
Replies: 1
Views: 428

News About Marc W Miller, Traveller Creator (pbuh)

A few weeks back, Marc W Miller faced a personal crisis. Some tests over the summer indicated that he required urgent cardiac surgery. He was not suffering any symptoms, but it was an urgent decision he had to make, and he went in to have his surgery. I just received news that he is out of surgery a...
by alex_greene
Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Mongoose General Discussion
Topic: The Spam Reporting Thread
Replies: 57
Views: 57694

Re: The Spam Reporting Thread

Yes, I am still here, and I'm still kicking spambots off the boards and taking names.
by alex_greene
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:45 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Drivethru Update
Replies: 5
Views: 598

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: 598

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: 4710

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: 15750

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: 15750

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: 684

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: 731

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: 1744

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: 1638

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: 1638

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: 1047

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: 6375

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: 6375

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 ...