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by Galadrion
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: How many skills to describe a competent character?
Replies: 18
Views: 630

Re: How many skills to describe a competent character?

The rules as written appear to imply that skill-0 indicates a basic familiarity with that skill - more or less what you'd get from being a beginning hobbyist or a basic-level school course. After that, each skill level represents roughly four years of training or on-the-job experience. For the most ...
by Galadrion
Tue Jul 31, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Legal stuff
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: Legal stuff

Dude. Sounds like you need a lawyer. Not certain if it'd be a solicitor or a barrister, but one of those...
by Galadrion
Sun Apr 01, 2018 5:53 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Hydrogen to water
Replies: 22
Views: 1804

Re: Hydrogen to water

As near as I can tell, 1 L of lhyd, combined with oxygen, produces approximately 600 mL of water (and more than enough thermal energy to vaporize the water, so unless you contain and condense the steam, you'll lose an awful lot of it). So 14000 L of liquid hydrogen should produce about 8400 L of wat...
by Galadrion
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can a streamlined ship go underwater ?
Replies: 28
Views: 2323

Re: Can a streamlined ship go underwater ?

Any ship, streamlined or not, can go underwater.

Now, how well it can function there and whether it can resurface may be another set of questions...
by Galadrion
Mon Feb 26, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Running the Coup in Blood of the Star Dragon
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Running the Coup in Blood of the Star Dragon

Ah, sorry, I didn't mean to imply that you were trying to "ding" the player for his actions - but as you're likely aware, many game masters would regard this sort of play as "cheating" and would try to "punish" the player for succeeding like this. The point I was trying to make was that this approac...
by Galadrion
Sun Feb 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Running the Coup in Blood of the Star Dragon
Replies: 4
Views: 283

Re: Running the Coup in Blood of the Star Dragon

Lesson learned is that a Persuasive player can create a significant force of his own. And this is how most successful revolutionaries actually succeed. For the most part, successful revolutionaries do not lead from the front, waving a pistol in one hand and a banner in the other... except when it's...
by Galadrion
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: loans for Speculative Trade?
Replies: 10
Views: 518

Re: loans for Speculative Trade?

Yes. Pretty much any lender willing to loan to a player-character spec-trader is going have the middle name "The". You know, Johnny The Fish, Jimmy The Squirrel, Jabba The Hutt...

Plot hook, anyone?
by Galadrion
Tue Jan 23, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?
Replies: 30
Views: 1440

Re: Can gauss weapons use AP rounds?

Sorry, that picture is obviously one of a Gun Bunny...
by Galadrion
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Did I just miss it, or what?
Replies: 1
Views: 314

Did I just miss it, or what?

Has the State of the Mongoose 2018 been published yet?
by Galadrion
Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gauss Weapons - Zero-G?
Replies: 57
Views: 2625

Re: Gauss Weapons - Zero-G?

Reynard, recoil is determined by muzzle energy, period. It doesn't matter if you're firing great big slugs at a slow velocity or teeny-tiny hypervelocity darts, if the muzzle energy is the same, so is the recoil.
by Galadrion
Tue Nov 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Gauss Weapons - Zero-G?
Replies: 57
Views: 2625

Re: Gauss Weapons - Zero-G?

Short answer: unless there is some sort of inertial dampening system or the weapon is firing something massless, there will be recoil. Accelerator weapons, aka gyrojet guns, get around this problem (as stated by Annatar) by using a low-power charge to get the projectile out of the weapon itself, the...
by Galadrion
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 292
Views: 17163

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

For those of you who visit the Starfinder forums, are they full of people bitching about typos and rules they don't understand? Erhm... haven't seen much of that, although there is a thread entitled, "Let's Queer Up Starfinder!" (And yes, I did use the word "entitled" deliberately.) Even though the...
by Galadrion
Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 292
Views: 17163

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

Well, I've started to look through it and, in answer to the original question, I've got to say that Starfinder is not , in my opinion, really competing with Traveller - except maybe in the same sense that Jane Eyre competes with, say, Anne Rice's Vampire series. Yeah, they're both part of the same i...
by Galadrion
Tue Aug 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?
Replies: 292
Views: 17163

Re: New Paizo SF RPG: Competitor with Traveller?

I saw they're selling the PDF for $10 to get people buying it. Actually, if you look at the Pathfinder books on the Paizo site, you'll see that pretty much all of them have the PDF going for $10 or less. I think that's pretty much their pricing policy - it hasn't changed since they started offering...
by Galadrion
Tue Jun 27, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Nifty 100-Ton Trader
Replies: 10
Views: 870

Re: Nifty 100-Ton Trader

I notice a lack of price tag on these ships...
by Galadrion
Mon Apr 24, 2017 8:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: paper miniatures?
Replies: 25
Views: 3587

Re:

Here is the list of all SJG paper miniatures: http://www.sjgames.com/heroes/ Does anybody know where to find the Cardboard Heroes' Bases? Or something like that? I did see a useful suggestion somewhere for a cheap source of good bases for these: any local office supply store. Get a bulk pack of tho...
by Galadrion
Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Taking / Claiming ships
Replies: 8
Views: 1059

Re: Taking / Claiming ships

Okay, there are a few issues here. First of all, a corsair/pirate ship is probably not going to be a bank-financed purchase - it's a severely risky business model, with the ship most unlikely to survive until the end of the term of purchase. If it's a financed purchase at all, it's almost certainly ...
by Galadrion
Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:01 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Accommodation option question
Replies: 38
Views: 2440

Re: Accommodation option question

The time it takes for driving to become a recreational skill rather than routine transportation will depend on whether retrofit kits are affordable; they would greatly accelerate the decline of human driving. Having seen the roads around here, and especially the way people are "driving" after less ...
by Galadrion
Mon Jan 02, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Economics of shipyard
Replies: 45
Views: 3179

Re: Economics of shipyard

For most ships the players are going to be interested in, basing the build time off of volume is a "good enough" solution. Players are going to be interested in either cargo/passenger ships (the cube-root case above) or a light quasi-military ship for either mercenary work or piracy/anti-piracy/priv...
by Galadrion
Mon Jan 02, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Economics of shipyard
Replies: 45
Views: 3179

Re: Economics of shipyard

I don't particularly care for basing construction times on ship price. As a rule of thumb, I set the construction time for any ship I regard as either "custom" (typically, designed by the player) or specialized (anything that comes from the shipyard armed, particularly with anything heavier than tur...