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by alex_greene
Mon Mar 15, 2021 1:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

https://wiki.travellerrpg.com/Imperial_Currency The wiki has no shortage of non-canon and conjecture ... I've never seen "CRIMP" in a publication ... I generally go by what's in the current core rulebooks for my base materials, which is why none of the characters I might write about will use any of...
by alex_greene
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

Sigtrygg wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 3:21 pm
The OTU slang for Imperial credits has been crimps for a long time now... never once heard of chromium
Cite your source lol

Side note: I knew I should have left it in the rough draft of Cosmopolite.
by alex_greene
Fri Mar 12, 2021 10:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

The use of the slang term "Chromium" evokes "chrome," which is sci fi and cyberpunk slang for "bling." A nickname for money doesn't change any game rules, doesn't make combat run faster, doesn't turn into a weapon to beat up the Travellers with. What it does do is add a unique flavour to Traveller -...
by alex_greene
Thu Mar 11, 2021 3:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

We mention the use of KCr in the Core Rulebook (as in Cr, KCr, and MCr), but we never properly implemented it. Would you like us to do so in the equipment chapter? Yes, please. :) Traveller was the first place where I heard the military parlance of "klicks" for "kilometres." You could put in a litt...
by alex_greene
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:18 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

To this point, I've just been responding to comments. I really need to dust off the CRB again. I was part of the playtest scene that brought Second Ed into the world. I feel like a parent, watching their kid growing up inadequate next to the others in class.
by alex_greene
Wed Mar 10, 2021 9:10 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

RAW, the only way passengers inside a vehicle can take damage is if they are hit by a specific critical hit If it's the Travellers being hit in the vehicle, it'd be a narrative thing. But there have been RL cases where people walked away from car bombs, crashes, and even one case where a cop chasin...
by alex_greene
Tue Mar 09, 2021 11:06 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

Capitalism sucks. Full stop. Schools need to teach Traveller . Schools need to teach Traveller . Give educational institutions a discount. Traveller is no longer the only SFRPG on the market - it has to compete against Star Trek Adventures, The Expanse RPG, Cyberpunk, Cortex System, Cepheus Engine,...
by alex_greene
Mon Mar 08, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

Like all scholastic skills, perhaps Medic needs to be a cascade skill, a part of Science ... ... and that these skills should automatically have one major speciality, the main skill; and one minor speciality at the same level at start of play. The major can still be inproved, but none of the special...
by alex_greene
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

RogerMc wrote:
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:00 pm
'Medic' is ridiculously general and should also be a cascade skill.
Just like my old article in Signs & Portents.
by alex_greene
Mon Mar 08, 2021 1:48 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

A passage on a suggestion on how to handle PC Debt. This probably isnt a big issue, though if a player makes a character that goes crazy into Anti Aging drugs, then its possible for them to start play with multi million dollar in debt. I'm deeply uncomfortable with starting play in debt. There shou...
by alex_greene
Mon Mar 08, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

So.

Right.

Where are we up to with the wishlist of updates for the core rulebook? Retool the character generation flowchart, check. Index, check. Trade game revamp? Dogfighting? Something about possibly removing the subsector and replacing it with stuff? Er, firearms which look like firearms?
by alex_greene
Mon Mar 08, 2021 10:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

Traveller has to sell into the future, and not die out with the grognards as younger people dismiss it feeling it hasn't adapted to broad cultural changes and expected social cues. Such people won't buy Traveller. Period. What happens is that existing customers go away. They find another game compa...
by alex_greene
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

agentwigggles wrote:
Sun Mar 07, 2021 11:30 pm
The Traveller Discord suggest that it should be called Mongoose Second Edition Traveller BIS.
Let's hope the new CRB doesn't cost Cr 20000000 and weigh 8 tons.
by alex_greene
Sun Mar 07, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

That's all cool to me. The name can be changed right at the last minute if necessary: "Blue Harvest," "Torchwood," and TDM's "Project Rose Garden" spring to mind.
by alex_greene
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Mercenary Kickstarter - 5 Days Left!
Replies: 4
Views: 1211

Re: Mercenary Kickstarter - 5 Days Left!

The project's funded!

Now you've got to fill out your Backer Surveys. I just got emailed mine. Check your inboxes and spam folders. It's only a minute to complete, and they just want to confirm the item level you backed and any packages you ordered on top of the backed item + stretch goals.
by alex_greene
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

I've a question.
Once this edition is out, if it's still a version of Second Edition, would it be applicable to call it "Traveller Revised Second Edition" or "Traveller Updated Second Edition?"
by alex_greene
Sun Mar 07, 2021 9:04 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

Since when? Traveller is more-or-less-realistic SF, not Heroic Fantasy :wink: :lol: . Since the moment we signed up for the terms and conditions which were a prerequisite to joining the forum. Since we started putting a 2 at the start of the year. Since we began living in the future, and realised t...
by alex_greene
Sat Mar 06, 2021 4:51 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

Matt, Since you're changing the layout of the book: my humble request would be to offer PDF versions that eliminate the background patterns on the pages. Like having layers, and two versions of the CRB - one where the background is turned on by default (and can be switched off) and one where the de...
by alex_greene
Sat Mar 06, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

ajevans wrote:
Thu Mar 04, 2021 4:20 pm
Clarifications on Dogfighting would be hugely beneficial, as it stands they don't make a lot of sense.
And we all worked so hard on this section during The Great Playtest.
by alex_greene
Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint
Replies: 162
Views: 13257

Re: Travellers Needed - Core Rulebook Reprint

It's the Core Rulebook of Theseus. With all the rewrite suggestions, it sounds like the CRB could turn into a Third Edition after all.