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by BP
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: T5 so when is it going to be on sale
Replies: 34
Views: 4032

Re: T5 so when is it going to be on sale

Discussing T5 rules here, other than regards sharing material, would be in bad form. Discussing availability is quite different. Its been done in the past with no censure - and Matt has even mentioned T5 in other threads. Originally MgT was promoted as a sort of stepping stone to an eventual T5. The...
by BP
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:13 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Star Frontiers conversion
Replies: 18
Views: 3871

Re: Star Frontiers conversion

http://www.downport.com/

As to an article covering MgT/Star Frontier conversions, an email to the folks at http://www.starfrontiersman.com/ and to Matt might quickly address this (and provide an appropriate place to 'publish').

Enjoy!
by BP
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Firefly characters for Traveller
Replies: 14
Views: 2587

Re: Firefly characters for Traveller

... Let's be honest, the Serenity/Millenium Falcon/Starbug/Eureka Maru and their crews is and always has been the archetype that Traveller is built around.. :mrgreen: Falcon is the only one that pre-dated Traveller - as to the rest, well, obviously they were all from Traveller games, folks just can...
by BP
Thu Jun 21, 2012 3:42 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: XKCD - Exoplanets
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: XKCD - Exoplanets

Yep - those are the near earth sized ones from last year (technically 'discovered' by Kepler mission much earlier) ;) Found my links (NASA, duh): http://kepler.nasa.gov/; http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/news/smallest-exoplanets.html Habital planets are the ones I'm most interested in http:/...
by BP
Thu Jun 21, 2012 1:40 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: XKCD - Exoplanets
Replies: 4
Views: 1125

Re: XKCD - Exoplanets

No - we've had the tech for quite some time - just not well identified solar candidates to focus on ;) Till Kepler data came on the scene, that is. Earth sized planets were confirmed last year and in Jan. three exoplanets smaller than Earth were confirmed (Palomar & W.M. Keck Observatories using Kep...
by BP
Sun Jun 17, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Figures for max press and carry weight
Replies: 14
Views: 2262

Re: Figures for max press and carry weight

Easterner - just do a Str task check. Use difficulty level DMs as appropriate and invert timing DMs. There are no hard and fast rules in the RW (lot of physics to cover all bases) - task check success levels let you accommodate such. One can strain oneself and pickup/maneuver something normally bey...
by BP
Wed Jun 13, 2012 7:19 am
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Appraising
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Appraising

The other thing to keep in mind is the skills a thief can acquire in their career. In my opinion, you shouldn't need skills from outside your career to perform the routine activities required of such a career. ... For a thief, definitely streetwise and not broker. ... Agreed - and typical Rogues wo...
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer
Replies: 46
Views: 10138

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Interesting take... I'll have one of each. :D
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Appraising
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Appraising

Quite true. Broker was aimed at the OP's appraising the value. And streetwise might indeed be the relevant 'skill' for certain, er, goods - though that would be more dependent on the character (a Rogue with Broker skill vs. a Scout, perhaps). When it comes time for selling... Streetwise would better...
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 7:01 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer
Replies: 46
Views: 10138

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Port(s) forward/center would help 'balance' things...

Seeing it in 3D would probably help :mrgreen:
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:30 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Appraising
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Appraising

Good point locarno24 . I'd use Recon rolls for spotting hidey holes and such (and alarms). Spotting interesting/potentially valuable stuff, I wouldn't roll for though. That is more my prose (you see shiny X, expensive looking Y, original looking Z) and player RP (I look for any crystal objects or ol...
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer
Replies: 46
Views: 10138

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Even better!

(Like the VTOL - though does look a wee bit smallish...)
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 5th Edition
Replies: 149
Views: 30966

Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Hardcopy and CD are already promised. Expect that downloadable will be available at some point - maybe the kickstarter monies will get this going. I am on dial up - on a good day 36.8 KB (yes KB not MB) a sec - lovely :( Too far from the exchange to get a phone line link up. Yep - no land line acces...
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: AP/SAP on starships
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: AP/SAP on starships

My example was for an armored vehicle. ;) But to address your example: that bat on the plastic side panel of some modern vehicles - where's your dent? To address my example - (conceptually) try that 2d6 wooden bat on one of my friend's 1" thick steel plate bumpers (Armour 2?)... the only damage dice...
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: AP/SAP on starships
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: AP/SAP on starships

Rikki, like the elegance of rule of dice for a board game or wargaming. May be too pat for an RPG, at least without a lot of conditionals and good numeric range. BTW, are you talking a different damage/combat system, or am I misreading? Ala: Bludgeoning a tank with a club = 2 points of vehicle damag...
by BP
Tue Jun 12, 2012 12:49 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: AP/SAP on starships
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: AP/SAP on starships

I happily accept that small arms shouldn't damage (armour or hull) an equivalent TL tank. However a decent shot should have no trouble messing up gunsights (sensors), pintle mounts (weapons) and other extremities that have to be outside the main armour belt to function. Modern tanks don't have this...
by BP
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:06 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: AP/SAP on starships
Replies: 20
Views: 3264

Re: AP/SAP on starships

My first instinct is also to want a consistent scaling system that addresses, well, everything. But the more I think about it, the more I am certain this should not be solved with a calculator as much as with prose... For the purpose of writing rules for a game, there is no one who knows anything ab...
by BP
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:40 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer
Replies: 46
Views: 10138

Re: 2300AD: Ship design Clarke Class Explorer

Nice design.

Sketchup?
by BP
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Traveller 5th Edition
Replies: 149
Views: 30966

Re: Traveller 5th Edition

Current CD includes a lot more than just a single PDF - and a CD sized download is quite large for many.
by BP
Mon Jun 11, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: Traveller
Topic: Appraising
Replies: 12
Views: 2072

Re: Appraising

... Of course if you are in the projects vs a mansion you don't need to be a brainiac to know which has the more lucrative items. Sid: Thanks for the lift - this cellophane wrapped package I found under the floorboards of that gutted shack sure is heavy... I think it might be worth a load of credit...